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.

Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Installs 3,000 Solar Panels on London Service Center

The solar panels will provide nearly one-third of the site's energy
Bombardier London Biggin Hill solar panels (Photo: Bombardier)
Maintenance and Modifications

Hawker 4000 Gets FANS/CPDLC Upgrade Nod

Textron Aviation will install the FANS 1/A+ and PM-CPDLC upgrade at certain of its domestic service facilities
Hawker 4000 (Photo: Textron Aviation)
Fuel

Conidia Debuts Jet Fuel Contamination Test Kit

Simple onsite test provides quick results for fuel storage from tank to wing.
technician using Fuelstat One test kit
Training and Workforce

Lawmakers Keep Aviation Workforce Shortage Concerns in Central Focus

The House aviation subcommittee discussed the importance of implementing FAA reauthorization measures for workforce support
U.S. Capitol Building (Photo: Pixabay)
Airports

North Carolina Receives Airport AAM Readiness Grant

The funds are intended to assess and outline infrastructure needs at GA airports
Joby production prototype
Airports

Singapore Buys Another Acoustic Bird-prevention System

The system uses intense direction calls and predator calls to prevent bird strikes
Migrating Birds on Saltmarshes View of the sea defence wall as a flock of migrating birds, disturbed while feeding, rise from the wheat field
Airports

Mississippi Airport Plans for Growth

On tap is a $7 million ramp expansion with connecting taxiway
Artist rendering of planned ramp expansion at Trent Lott International Airport
ATC

Republican Convention May Cause ATC Congestion

Increased traffic is predicted for the Milwaukee/Chicago area
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulfstream Opens $150M Service Center Expansion at KSAV

New maintenance facility allows Gulfstream to work on 26 more aircraft at a time
Gulfstream east service center opening in Savannah
Training and Workforce

CrewBlast Now Offers Full-time Pilot Staffing Solution

Initially intended to help operators fill temporary positions, CrewBlast has evolved
CrewBlast application screen shots
FBOs

Families of Idaho Hangar Collapse Victims Sue Contractors

Two workers assembling an FBO hangar were killed in the January tragedy
Boise hangar collapse
Aircraft

AINsight: How To Structure Aircraft Co-ownership

Joint or co-ownership of aircraft can be a good option but can be a legal landmine if not done correctly
Training and Workforce

Aviation Internship Program Launched at KHPN

The program is a partership between Avports, Vaughn College, and Westchester County
(l-r) HPN Airport Manager Francisco Tejada; Avports CEO Jorge Roberts; Vaughn College Intern Hassan Khan; Westchester County Director of Operations Joan McDonald; Westchester County Director of Aviation April Gasparri; Deputy Airport Manager Lauren Walsh.
Avionics

Butler National Updates Learjet Standby Instruments

The upgrade will be available to avionics shops for installation in customer Learjets
Mid-Continent Instruments MD-23 aircraft standby attitude indicator
Regulations and Government

House Republicans Call for Review of Agency Actions in Wake of Chevron

Agencies were given a July 23 deadline to furnish a list of activities potentially affected by the Supreme Court Chevron decision
Capitol dome (Photo: Library of Congress)
Aircraft

WingX: Last Week's Global Bizjet Use on Par with 2023

The U.S. saw a holiday boost while sporting events in Europe attracted traffic
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Signs Up for TrustFlight's Centrik 5 Software

The French manufacturer's MRO business will use the software to improve efficiency
Dassault Aviation Business Services hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Relocates Alaska Parts Stockroom

Company expects the move to aid accessibility and efficiency of parts distribution in the region
Cessna SkyCourier in flight
Regulations and Government

Aviation Leaders Remember Inhofe's Aviation Legacy

Inhofe was a passionate general aviation pilot and fierce advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill
Inhofe
Aircraft

Strike Ends at Bombardier’s Global Jet Plant in Toronto

18-day work stoppage ends after three-year contract reached with union
Bombardier Global production line in Toronto
FBOs

Sheltair Adding T-hangars at Florida's Melbourne Airport

34,500-sq-ft complex will accommodate 30 aircraft when completed next year
Artist rendering of planned T-hangar facility at Sheltair's KMLB FBO
FBOs

Florida FBO Sues Landlord over New RFP

Private Sky believes a second FBO at KRSW would be its death knell
Private Sky FBO at KRSW
Aircraft

Global Business Aircraft Flying Drops in June

North America and Europe lag, but the rest of the world sees an increase in activity
Netjets
Aircraft

Gulfstream G700 Rapidly Picking Up Validations

The in-service fleet topped 700 hours within the first 100 days in the market
Gulfstream G700 (Photo: Gulfstream)
Regulations and Government

Rep. Sam Graves: How the FAA and NTSB Reauthorization Got Done

"It was bipartisan from the beginning," Graves said of the 1,000-plus page measure
Aircraft with landing gear down flying toward camera
Maintenance and Modifications

Trimec Adds Falcon 7X and 8X to MRO Capabilities

New capacity follows receipt of STC for Universal Avionics InSight-equipped Falcon 2000 and 2000EX
Dassault Falcon 8X
Maintenance and Modifications

Elevate MRO Opens Denver Maintenance Base

Expansion includes staffing increase, service boost
Rotorcraft

PHI Takes Delivery of First Airbus H160 in U.S.

After proving runs, PHI will start commercial operations with the H160
PHI Airbus H160 helicopter
FBOs

Alpha Wingman Offering Free Membership to FBOs

The former MRO Insider platform represents more than 5,000 aircraft
Environment

Pilatus Joins Up with SAF Production Pioneer

Synhelion has just started construction on the world's first industrial SAF plant in Germany
Artist rendering of PC-12 Flying over Solar SAF facility