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.

Rotorcraft

Abu Dhabi's Falcon Aviation Launches AW169 Offshore Service

Falcon Aviation will operate Leonardo's AW169 in support of Total's offshore oil and gas activities in the Arabian Gulf.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Completes 200th Challenger Heavy Inspection

More than 1,600 Challengers are now in service worldwide.
Maintenance and Modifications

Harrods Aviation Approved as S-92 Service Center

The London-based service provider can now service the S92 as well as the S76, Airbus H155 and Leonardo AW139.

Astronaut, Safety Advocate Gene Cernan Dies

He was the face of Bombardier's Safety Standdown.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

FAA, SkyPan Settle Charges of Alleged Improper Drone Flights

The Chicago aerial photography company will pay a civil penalty of $200,000, the largest fine to date for unmanned aircraft systems.
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AIN Blog: Is Flight-sharing Dead? (It’s all Uber’s Fault, Part 2)

The Supreme Court elected not to hear a case involving a flight-sharing company's attempt to offer services to the general public.
Maintenance and Modifications

Germany's Atlas Air Service Earns FAA Mx Approval

The Bremen-based MRO has broadened its international clientele with a new authorization to work on N-registered aircraft.
Aircraft

More Layoffs at One Aviation as VLJ Market Dims

Company’s focus is on completion of Project Canada, and will "look to hire folks back” as it nears production.
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West Star Completes Global Express Venue Installation

The maintenance provider completed the cabin management system installation as part of the refurbishment of the Bombardier Global Express.
Aircraft

NTSB Sounds Alarm over Piper Cheyenne Wiring Issue

The NTSB issued an urgent recommendation concerning unsafe wiring on Piper PA-31T Cheyennes that might lead to arcing and fires.

TBM 900 to Get G1000NXi; 2016 Delivery Stats

Turboprop singles will have updated avionics; while North America dominated the delivery schedule for last year.
ATC

DOT Watchdog: FAA Not Yet Prepared for Mass ATC Outage

Shuster holds up report as another reason for ATC reform, while Democrats are unconvinced.
Aircraft

Embraer Bizjet Deliveries Fall Slightly, but Mix Better

Last year’s tally includes 73 Phenom light jets and 44 Legacy and Lineage large jets versus 82 Phenoms and 38 large jets in 2015.

Hampton Aviation Named Authorized CenTex Mod Dealer

The Arkansas-based maintenance provider now offers CenTex modifications for King Air series.
Airports

NJ Airport Offers Free Intro Flights to Local Youth

Up and Coming Monmouth County Executive (KBLM) partners with flight school on free lessons for township kids aged eight to 17.
Regulations and Government

Puerto Rican FBO Opens Co-located U.S. Customs Facility

New general aviation facility was built in full compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) standards.
Maintenance and Modifications

Maximum View Bubble Windows Improve AS350 Hover View

The Swiss Rotor Solutions modification for the Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter improves pilot field of view when looking down by 10 times.
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Safety

Disaster Airlift, Red Cross Partner on SMO Exercise

The disaster-preparedness event highlighted Santa Monica Airport's status as critical infrastructure in southern California.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

GDC Technics Earns FAA ODA

The award will give the Texas-based completions specialist more independence and flexibility in dealing with FAA approvals.
FBOs

FBO Profile: Aurora Aviation

For half a century, a fixture at the Pacific Northwest gateway
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Regulations and Government

Court Issues Injunction Barring East Hampton Curfews

The preliminary injunction follows the November 4 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Europe Advances Small Drone Regulations, 'U-Space' System

The branches of the European Union government plan to complete negotiations on amending the EASA Basic Regulation to include drones.
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Airports

New Jersey’s Solberg Airport Keeps Winning in Court

Latest ruling grants legal fee reimbursement from township over unfair zoning ordinance

FAA Approves Ruag To Support G550s In Munich

Munich-based facilities will now be able to provide maintenance for Gulfstream G550.
Avionics

Astronics Advances EmPower Product Line

The EmPower system will be used on the Cessna Denali.
Aircraft

Comlux’s VIP Boeing 767 BBJ Lets You Take Everything With You

Comlux’s VIP Boeing 767 BBJ Lets You Take Everything With You
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Jet Aviation Completes Global Express DU-875 Upgrade

This is the Jet Aviation Geneva’s first Honeywell DU-875 Elite cockpit display upgrade on a Global Express XRS.
Environment

Flight Demos Jet-A Derived from Plastic Waste

The 500-mile January 11 flight from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, involved a diesel-powered Van's RV-9A fueled in part by plastic waste.
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Aircraft

PlaneSense Tapped as Launch Customer for Pilatus PC-24

The fractional provider, which currently operates more than 50 PC-12 turboprop singles, will take delivery of the first customer PC-24 later this year.
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Rotorcraft

Helicopters Vulnerable to Laser Incidents

Helicopters are particularly vulnerable to these attacks.