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.

Cabin Interior and Electronics

CAT’s Falcon 6X Connects with Satcom Direct

Satcom systems were installed during the 6X's completion
Falcon 6X business jet
Maintenance and Modifications

Metrojet Establishes Manila AOG Support Center

The office is a satellite operation from the company's main MRO center at Clark International Airport
Training and Workforce

Bizav Welcomes Mental Health ARC Recommendations as Key Move Forward

The collaborative process brought a deep understanding to the problems, NBAA's Larsen said
Pilot mental health
Aircraft

Daher On Track for Hybrid-electric Airplane in 2027

EcoPulse demonstration flights helping to guide new aircraft program
Daher EcoPulse
Regulations and Government

Brown, Inman Round Out Safety Board Slate

Brown will fill a board seat through 2026 and Inman through 2027
NTSB members in April 2024
Aircraft

Daher Adds More Pilot-assist Features to TBM 960

Additions include a pilot inactivity monitoring system, 3D SafeTaxi, and graphical weight and balance
Daher TBM 960 Model Year 2024
Cabin Interior and Electronics

FCC Approves Gogo Galileo Antenna Terminals

The approval marks another step toward service launch later this year
Jim MacDougall, Gogo v-p of business development
Training and Workforce

New AI Search Tool Scans Flight Manuals for Pilots

Amelia AI is the first in a planned series of artificial intelligence features
Web Manuals Amelia AI document search tool uses artificial intelligence to retrieve relevant information from pilots' flight manuals.
Maintenance and Modifications

Magnetic Engineering Expands into Business Aircraft Market

Company broadens CAMO capabilities with approval of Estonia’s CAA
Magnetic Engineering
FBOs

Megacorp Expands and Modernizes Isle of Man FBO

Hangar space will double at Ronaldsway Airport's Private Jet Center
Private Jet Centre at the Isle of Man's Ronaldsway Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero’s Tennessee Facility Repairs its 12,000th APU

Maryville has hosted APU services for business jet and commercial airlines since 1997
A StandardAero mechanic works on an APU
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Davinci Jets Installs SmartSky ATG in CJ4

Thousands of aircraft are candidates for installation, with many more to come
DaVinci CJ4
Avionics

Textron Aviation To Offer CJ2 Garmin Avionics Upgrade

The Garmin suite replaces the CJ2's original Collins Pro Line 21 avionics
Garmin Cessna Citation CJ2 avionics retrofit
Rotorcraft

Robinson Instructors Can Add Skills in Factory Class

The week-long course covers important safety topics
Robinson Helicopter instructor pilot course
Charter & Fractional

Partners in Aviation Launches Elite Program

New offering adds air charter income potential to help offset co-owners' costs
PIA
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Aircraft May Be Exempted from Canada Luxury Tax

Finance committee says aircraft should not be included in luxury tax
Aircraft

FAA Grants Production Certification for Gulfstream G700

FAA approval acknowledges the manufacturer's quality and production processes
Gulfstream G700 jet interior
Training and Workforce

Aviation Career Fair Expanded for Sun 'n Fun 2024

Hiring event now runs six days and eight hours per day
JSfirm career fair
Aircraft

Textron Aviation Celebrates 60 Years of King Airs

First King Air 90 prototype flew on Jan. 24, 1964
Beechcraft King Air
Regulations and Government

FAA Seeking Pilots for Cognitive Research Study

Participants can earn up to $500 to take FAA cognitive test
pilot in Falcon 7X
Aircraft

Preowned Business Jet Market To Feel G700 Effect

Inventory for sale to rise as customers trade in aircraft for G700s
Gulfstream G700 at Savannah
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Starlink Installs Move Forward at Duncan Aviation

The company's first installation in a Global XRS took three weeks
Starlink
Regulations and Government

AINsight: The Private Jet ‘Fair Share’ Triumvirate

The White House goes after bizav operators' taxes in three different ways
White House (National Park Service)
Fuel

World Fuel Gets International Sustainability Approval

New certifications cover North America, Europe and Singapore
World Fuel Services electric-powered fuel truck
Regulations and Government

International Issues Highlighted at NBAA IOC

The conference brought together more than 500 business aviation professionals
People at IOC 2024
Safety

ACSF Safety Symposium Highlights Risks, Opportunities

The annual symposium attracts a variety of operators and safety experts
ACSF Safety Symposium
Airports

North Las Vegas Airport Mulls Runway Expansions

Plans would widen and lengthen airport's parallel runways
Jet at North Las Vegas Airport
Aircraft

Bombardier, Gulfstream Pass on EBACE, but Bolen Sees Other Strong Support

All other airframers that traditionally exhibit are returning to EBACE
Bombardier at EBACE 2023 (Photo: David McIntosh/AIN)
Accidents

Bizav Fatal Accidents, Fatalities Spike in Q1

Forty-three killed in 12 accidents of business jets and turboprops in first three months
Rotorcraft

Three Killed in Swiss Helicopter Ski Tourism Accident

Seven rescue rotorcraft were sent to the scene of the accident on Petit Combin mountain