Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, maintenance, operations, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security, and training.

Regulations and Government

Now Law, FAA Bill Tackles Range of Aviation Issues

The bill spans 1,000 pages and more than 1,200 measures
U.S. Capitol

London Slot Restrictions Limit Bizav Night Flights

The removal of ad hoc slots starts on the day the UK capital hosts the Champions League soccer final
Signature Aviation's FBO at London Luton Airport

Luxaviation Boosts ExecuJet FBO Chain with Sky Valet Buy

The move more than doubles the number of ExecuJet FBO locations
Sky Valet sign in FBO
Training and Workforce

AINsight: What Keeps Bizav Leaders Up at Night?

Employee retention is the number-one issue for flight department managers
Employee retention illustration

Hermeus Begins Engine Testing for Quarterhorse Mk 2

Quarterhorse Mk 2 will fly at Mach 2.5 ahead of the Mach 4 Mk 3 Prototype
Hermeus preecooler testing with Pratt & Whitney F100 engine

Hands On: Flying Honeywell’s FMS Guided Visual Approaches

Visual approaches may look easy, but formal guidance is a significant safety enhancement
Honeywell cockpit Simulator

DC Aviation G-OPS Reveal Newly Renovated Nice FBO

The Joint venture was awarded the FBO in 2022 and renovated it
Reception desk at DC Aviation G-OPS Nice
Maintenance and Modifications

Million Air Dallas Introduces Aircraft Maintenance Oversight Plans

Operators can choose between two levels of supervision
maintenance technician working on aircraft engine

Westchester Aviation Group Readies Safety Day Slate

The June 11 event will take place one day ahead of the NBAA Northeast Regional Forum
WAA 2023 Safety Day

Gulfstream's G650 Fleet Logs 1M Flight Hours

Ultra-long-range twinjet entered service in 2012
Gulfstream G650 in flight
Charter & Fractional

Volato Sees 1Q Growth but Losses Widen

The fractional operator expects to achieve a positive growth margin by the end of 2024
Volato HondaJet on ramp

Gulfstream G700 Lands European Nod

$75 million twinjet can now be delivered to European customers
Gulfstream G700 gains EASA certification
Regulations and Government

FAA Bill En Route to President's Desk with Landslide House Vote

House passes five-year reauthorization bill by vote of 387-26
U.S. Capitol
Regulations and Government

NATA Partners with KGG To Guide Members on Reg Issues

KGG has expertise a range of areas including SMS and certification
adobe stock

Azzera To Provide Carbon Credits for P&WC Program

Operators of P&WC-powered aircraft will be able to offset emissions
Regulations and Government

U.S. Senate Extends Homendy's Term at Helm of NTSB

Jennifer Homendy has served as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board since 2021
Jennifer Homendy

P&WC Secures Transport Canada Nod for PW545D

Engine will power Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation Ascend business jet
PW545D (Photo: Pratt & Whitney Canada)
Regulations and Government

EASA To Hold Business Aviation Workshop in January

The two-day event will be at the European air safety agency's headquarters in Cologne, Germany
EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Signature Goes All In on SAF at KLAX

The global chain has pumped more than 30 million gallons of SAF since 2020
Signature SAF Tanker alongside business jet at LAX

Southeast Aero STC Amended for SPZ-equipped Hawker 800s

Upgrade breathes new life into a venerable airframe
Hawker 800 with Collins autopilot

ACSF Safety Symposium Highlights Risks, Opportunities

The annual gathering was held at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus

Pittsburgh-area FBOs Join Phillips 66 Network

Founded in 2007, AirQuest operates two Pennsylvania FBOs offering a variety of services
AirQuest Aviation FBO at Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport

Sonoma Aviation Adds Two FBOs To IS-BAH Stage 3 List

Two California FBOs are the latest to rise to the ground handling safety program's top rung
Sonoma Aviation’s safety manager Josh Foster and Clayton Lackey, v-p, present their IS-BAH Stage 3 certification.

Bombardier Opens Legacy Lounge in Monaco

The facility will serve as an introduction to the company's legacy, innovation, and—of course—aircraft
Ribbon cutting in Monaco by Prince Albert II and Bombardier chairman Pierre Beaudoin
Training and Workforce

FAA Pilot Certificates Pick Up Steam in April

Pilot certificate issuances were up 19% YOY
student pilots
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Taps Spirit Aeronautics’ Avionics Expertise

Companies sign agreement to collaborate on complementary maintenance support
Jets MRO hangar
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Enidine Showing HIC Damper and UltraLoc Buttons at AIX

The new components offer designers more flexibility and customization
ITT Enidine UltraLoc seat locks

Cessna Citation Ascend Progresses with FAA Certification Testing

The Ascend prototype has completed 350 flight test hours
Cessna Citation Ascend

Milestone Leasing Two AW169s to Northern Rescue

The two helicopters are the leasing company's first placement in New Zealand
Northern Rescue Helicopter Leonardo AW169 helicopter

Oxford Airport Begins Selling SAF, To Open Synthetic Fuel Plant

London-area airport is stepping up efforts to decarbonize business aviation
London Oxford fuel truck