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.

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.
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan's Calibration Lab Measures Up

After its first surveillance audit, the MRO provider upholds its calibration accreditation
Regulations and Government

Election 2016: Crunching the Numbers To Find Bizav’s Best Friend

Aircraft delivery numbers and GDP stats provide inconclusive proof of whether bizav fares better under Democratic or Republican administrations.
Regulations and Government

Changes Coming to Capitol Hill, but Same Issues Will Loom

Senate control is up for grabs and key lawmakers are at risk for losing their seats.
Rotorcraft

Public Services H175 Completes First Test Campaign

Certification is planned for next year.
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Accidents

FBI Moves In: Hartford Crash 'Intentional Act'

The aircraft crashed near Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford plant.
Maintenance and Modifications

JSSI Adds H130 Parts-only Program, New Customer

The news at Helitech International, included the hourly cost maintenance provider's announcement six new aircraft have been enrolled in its engine program.
Avionics

Astronautics Selects SEA, Aerotec as RoadRunner Dealers

The network marks a first for Astronautics, which typically has worked directly with other manufacturers and governments.
Engines

P&WC Showcases FAST Prognostic Initiatives at Helitech

Program promises to reduce unscheduled engine removals.
Rotorcraft

German Police Super Pumas Get Cockpit Upgrade

Heli-One fitted the German police service's AS332L/L1 helicopters with a new flight management system and displays from Universal Avionics.
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Rotorcraft

Corail Launches Airbus Fleet Keeper Management Program

The management program is part of the OEM's HCare effort.