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.

Maintenance and Modifications

Western Jet Preps for Influx of Mx, Avionics Work

The Van Nuys Gulfstream maintenance specialist is expecting an influx of customer airplanes for NextGen upgrades.
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Accidents

FSF Highlights Need for Safety Data Sharing in Bizav

FSF’s GSIP crosses both air transport and bizav because they share many of the same challenges.
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Flight Deck Upgrades Lengthen Bizjet Lifetimes

The avionics upgrades available for aircraft with Honeywell flight decks also helps preserve the value of older jets.
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Regulations and Government

Cayman Islands Registry Offers Soft Landing For Bizjets

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands promises convenience, privacy and tax advantages.
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Aircraft

Honeywell Downsizes Annual Bizjet Delivery Forecast

In its 25th anniversary prediction, the company sees more darkness before the dawn.
FBOs

Avfuel Ups its Network Resources

### Improvements include in-network referrals, training program additions and changes to its Avtrip rewards program.
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Training and Workforce

TRU Expanding Florida ProFlight Facility

TRU Expanding Florida ProFlight Facility
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FBOs

Rising Traffic Drives Americas Expansion For Trip Supporter Jetex

Jetex is preparing to acquire another FBO in South America
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Corporate Aviation Ponders the Drone Tidal Wave

Flight departments are sources of expertise that will be needed to help companies launch drone operations.
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FBOs

New Ross Aviation Nets Top FBO

Formed earlier this year from the remnants of the Signature Flight Support/Landmark Aviation consolidation, the new chain makes a big splash.
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Universal, FAM Give Customers a Ride

The two companies have launched a joint venture ground transport company, offering consistent, secure global capability.
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Aircraft

Middle East Still An Oasis For Bizav Growth, Says MEBAA

### The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Show will be held in Dubai from December 6-8.
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Maintenance and Modifications

GlobalParts.aero Eyes Growth with Learjet Business

The company has shipped 25,000 Learjet-specific parts in the first year alone.
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Expands Gulfstream Support

The MRO provider has added two Gulfstream models to its list of capabiliites.
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Training and Workforce

FlyRight Donating a King Air 350 Type Rating Course to Able Flight

FlyRight donating a King Air 350 type rating course to Able Flight
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Engines

GE Honda Aero Engines Poised to Add to Turbofan Family

The HF120’s key attributes are factors that will carry through to larger engines in the GE Honda Aero family.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Customer Support Is Personal for Embraer CEO

The Brazilian airframer’s leadership has made a concerted effort to handle customer problems.
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ATC

The Weather Company Draws From a Richer Set of Forecasting Information

IBM’s new unit, The Weather Company, is leveraging the Internet of Things to improve weather forecasting.
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Airports

London City Jet Centre Receives IS-BAH Following Expansion Approval

London City Jet Centre Receives IS-BAH Following Expansion Approval
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Training and Workforce

Flight Research Introes High-Mach Upset Training

The Mojave, Calif., company has added upset recognition and recovery training in a Northtop F-5 fighter jet.
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Airports

London Biggin Hill Longer Hours Target U.S. Visitors

Biggin Hill Airport developing as it enjoys steadily increasing traffic and the success of its Helishuttle to central London.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Sewing Shop Setups Showcased by NC Carpet

Machine maker touts benefits of taking upholstery operations in-house.
Safety

New Corp Flight Cert from Argus

Upgrades to Prism SMS and TraqPak FBO also unveiled
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Vision Systems Forms New ‘Smart Lite’ Division

The new division enables Vision Systems to serve other industry segments more efficiently.
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Safety

Containment Kits Protect Against Lithium Battery Fires

Containment Kits Protect Against Lithium Battery Fires
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FBOs

Hawthorne Buys Bama Air

The addition of the Alabama FBO gives the six year old chain its fifth location.
Accidents

Pence Uninjured in La Guardia Runway Overrun

The vice presidential candidate's Boeing 737 traveled through the arrestor bed on LGA's Runway 22.
Charter & Fractional

Little Hawk Logistics: A Successful and Safe Single-pilot Turboprop Operation

Eric Walden switched careers from flying business jets to running his own business operating a TBM 850.
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Safety

Flight Technicians increase in numbers

Armed with a toolbox, these techs travel with the aircraft and serve in the cabin, too.
Safety

The Business Case for Safety Management Systems

Convincing the executive suite that safety pays dividends.