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.

Airports

NBAA, AOPA Urge FAA To Take Quick Action To Save SMO

Bolen, Baker say the FAA needs to halt the city's strangulation strategy at the airport.
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Regulations and Government

Weight-and-Balance Curtailment Added To iPreFlight App

real-time curtailment feature allows operators to comply with the guidelines in FAA Advisory Circular 120-27E.
Avionics

Genesys Bringing Retrofit Autopilot to Part 25 Market

The three-axis full digital system offers envelope protection, straight-and-level button and is software upgradeable.
Safety

How to Fight a Fire in a Business Jet

How to Fight a Fire in a Business Jet
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Accidents

Canada Begins Probe into Fatal Citation Crash

The aircraft struck terrain approximately seven miles north of Kelowna Airport eight minutes after takeoff.
Aircraft

Embraer's Large Bizjet Deliveries Climb in 2016

Year-to-date deliveries at the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer are down by just one aircraft from the first three quarters of last year.
FBOs

Meridian Now Running on Left Coast

Long a fixture at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the company has expanded to the Golden State with a new FBO.
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Charter & Fractional

CBAA Leads Fight against Fatigue Rules

CBAA said that its Subpart 703 on-demand air-taxi members will be “severely” affected by Transport Canada’s impending proposed flight and duty time rules.

Flying To Cuba Still Restricted, But Easier

Landing permits were once a ‘hair-raising’ experience, but now exponentially more efficient, operators find.
Rotorcraft

Bell Training Facility in Spain to Open by Year-end

Center is designed to serve the training needs of European customers, beginning with pilot training on the Bell 429.

AOPA, GAMA Ask Supreme Court To Hear Case

The associations fear the case could pave the way for juries to set aircraft design standards at the state level.
Rotorcraft

Norwegian Report Airs North Sea Concerns

The purpose of the report is to evaluate its commercial and safety policies and implement improvements.
FBOs

FBO Profile: Hillsboro Aviation

The new FBO is the first modern jet-class facility at Portland-Hillsboro Airport.
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Rotorcraft

CHC Recapitalizes with $450 Million

The plan is part of a court-supervised reorganization process.
FBOs

EBAA Pleased with First AirOps Europe Show

EBAA's new AirOps Europe show in Cannes attracted almost 400 visitors and 30 exhibitors.
Rotorcraft

Battery-powered R44 Helicopter Flies

The tests are part of an effort to produce and electrically powered semi-autonomous helicopter for organ delivery.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

NBAA Event To Delve Into Bizcraft Ownership, Ops Setups

Conference will be held on the eve of the NBAA Convention on October 30 and 31 in Orlando, Florida.
FBOs

Chicagoland FBO in Full Growth Mode

In operation for less than two years, B. Coleman Aviation has big plans for the future.
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Charter & Fractional

Professional Development NPRM Affects Some 91K/135 Ops

FAA believes that this proposed rule would mitigate incidents of “unprofessional pilot behavior" and thus "would reduce pilot errors."
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

USAIG Chief McKay To Retire; Brogan Named as Successor

David McKay launched USAIG’s business aviation safety initiatives Performance Vector and Performance Vector Plus.
Aircraft

FalconEye Gets EASA, FAA OK for 2000S/LXS

Falcon 8X approval is expected to follow shortly.
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Jetcraft Sees Strengthening of U.S. Bizjet Market

In its second annual forecast, the broker notes the continuing malaise in emerging markets.
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Rotorcraft

FastFin for Airbus H125 Nears Certification

Deliveries will begin shortly after certification.
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Rotorcraft

LCI Sees Recovering Market for Leased Helicopters

Diversification proves key for the leasing company.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dart Expands European Maintenance Network

Four facilities joined the company's network in Europe.
Rotorcraft

Helitech Orders Underscore AW169 EMS Credentials

Leonardo now holds orders for more than 150 AW169s.
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Aircraft

Brazil OKs Line of Fusion-equipped King Airs

Beechcraft expects to hand over the first Fusion-equipped King Air, a 250, to a customer in the region imminently.
Rotorcraft

Slovenian Police To Receive Linx-equipped H135

The helicopter can be configured for missions beyond law enforcement.
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Aircraft

Piaggio Hands Over First Evo from Villanova d'Albenga

The delivery occurred about a year after Piaggio moved aircraft production from Genoa to the new plant.
Engines

Heli-One Joins P&WC Field Support Network

The Canadian MRO provider has a long history of servicing Pratt & Whitney Canada powerplants.