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.

Regulations and Government

Bolen Calls for Advocacy at NBAA 2016 Opening Session

Congressman Sam Graves, “Wright Brothers” author David McCullough and CPB Commissioner stand up for GA at kickoff gathering.
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Aircraft

FlightAware-Aireon Tie-up Will Lead To Global Aircraft Tracking

Using the Iridium Next constellation, due to be launched by SpaceX by 2018, Flightaware will be able to track any aircraft anywhere.
Safety

Air Charter Safety Foundation and Baldwin Aviation Team Up on ASAP

Error confession is proven to be one of the best tools for achieving real safety within aviation organizations.
Aircraft

Mitsubishi Announces MU-2 Safety Enhancements

Angle-of-attack indicator and new icing advisory video added to turboprop twin’s safety initiatives.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

MyFlightSolutions and Vessix Tie the Knot

The two aviation software providers have joined forces to provide an end-to-end management solution for industry businesses.
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Aircraft

Elliott Offers ADS-B Solution for Citation Excel/XLS

Solution will act as a bridge program to Elliott's recently announced Garmin G5000 retrofit for these jets.
FBOs

Wisconsin Aviation Hits Milestone

While developing a “mini” chain of FBOs in the Badger State, the company has grown into a full aviation services provider.
Maintenance and Modifications

St. Croix-based Bohlke Earns Part 145 Status

The FBO now offers FAA certificated maintenance at the most Southern and Eastern point of the United States.
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Shawn Vick Becomes CEO of Global Jet Capital

Vick has been involved with Global Jet since its launch in 2014.
Regulations and Government

Court Denies Request in Flexjet Bombardier Lawsuit

Appeals decision remains at odds with previous court ruling on aircraft management fees.
Avionics

Elbit Skylens Flies in Final Configuration on ATRs

The wearable HUD/EVS system is also being offered as retrofit option for business aviation use.
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Web Manuals on Pace To Double Customer Base in Americas

The company opened a U.S. office two years ago.
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Aircraft

Boeing’s new BBJ Max 7 Promises More Range and Space

The BBJ Max 7 will be available from 2022
Rotorcraft

Bell Helicopter Starts Talks For Chinese Production of 407GXP

The agreement involves Shaanxi Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd. and Xi'an Helicopter Company.
Maintenance and Modifications

Blackhawk Expects STC for King Air 350 Engine Upgrade in May

With the upgrade, typical cruise speeds are increased by up to 37 ktas, up to 340 ktas at maximum engine power limits.
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Maintenance and Modifications

JSSI Reaching Record Sales with New, Expanded Services

JSSI’s Parts business is moving into whole aircraft acquisition.
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UAS Launches New FlightEvolution Trip Planning Software

UAS International Trip Support launches its new FlightEvolution software
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Maintenance and Modifications

Traxxall Integrates with FOS

The integration simplifies the sharing of maintenance-tracking information with the Rockwell Collins Flight Operations System.
Avionics

Southeast Aerospace Introduces New Low-Cost ADS-B Upgrade

Teams with Garmin, Gables Engineering and Peregrine Avionics on STC for range of non-TCAS II business jets
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Safety

Advanced Aircrew Academy Improves Online Lineup

The flight education provider has added five new modules to its eLearning program along with upgrades to its winter ops module.

Freestream Opens Miami Office

Freestream Aviation opened an aircraft sales office at Opa-locka Executive Airport in Florida.
Airports

Farnborough Airport Primed for More U.S. Traffic

Dedicated business aviation airport has been growing steadily but is still only at half capacity.
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

JetNet To Reveal Elusive Aircraft Sale Prices

JetNet believes its new sale price reporting feature will help put an end to speculation and guesswork.
Avionics

Big Benefits Come in Honeywell Apps

Honeywell’s GoDirect apps deliver safety and efficiency benefits to pilots and technicians.
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Avionics

Genesys Prepping Part 25 Autopilot for New-build, Retrofit Markets

The new S-Tec 5000 autopilot will help business jet, regional airline and military operators modernize their flight controls.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Expanding Support Capacity, Capabilities, Workforce

The company is tripling its size at Fort Lauderdale, adding two more customer support trucks.
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Aircraft

G500 Powers Towards Certification With G600 Close Behind

Gulfstream Aerospace’s investment in ground testing facilities has enhanced its ability to introduce new aircraft with a high level of service readiness.
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Charter & Fractional

Avinode Launches PayNode To Accelerate Charter Payments

New online payment system will simplify business aviation charter by making payment quick and easy.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive’s New DFW MRO Begins Operations

New DFW MRO campus reflects BBA Aviation Global Engine Services focus on the customer.
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Engines

Gulfstream’s Switch to PurePower for G500/600 Engines Pays Off

The G500 and G600 are powered respectively by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW814GA and PW815GA turbofans.