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.

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.
Aircraft

CEPA Expo Boosts Bizav Growth in Central, Eastern Europe

The seventh annual CEPA Expo show will be held in the Czech capital Prague from October 18-20.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Constant Aviation To Develop STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Company will develop solutions for the Embraer ERJ-145 Shuttle, Legacy 600/650 and Phenom 300, as well as the Gulfstream GV.
Rotorcraft

Marenco Set To Add Third SKYe SH09 Prototype to Test Program

The new Swiss single-engined helicopter is due to complete certification in late 20117.
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NBAA Survey Highlights Small Operator Concerns

Staffing, training and scheduling lead the list of top concerns for day-to-day operations of small flight departments.
Aircraft

New Business Turboprops 2016

In an ever-changing business aviation world, turboprops represent timeless value in a steady market segment.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Greenpoint at Work on 777-200LR Luxury Air Yacht

Crystal AirCruises will deploy the Boeing on two-, three- and four-week cruises to exotic locations.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Mecaer Interior for Relentless

The interior is designed for the company's in-development medium-lift model.
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Aircraft

EBAA To Stage Air Ops Europe Show in Cannes

Air Ops Europe is aimed at companies involved in all aspects of ground support for business aviation.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Lufthansa, Mercedes Team on ACJ, BBJ Design

The design creates independent zones without monuments or wall elements.

Quest Promotes Eddy to COO to Help Guide Growth

Eddy, formerly senior v-p of operations, brings a background in lean manufacturing to the role.