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.

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.
Avionics

Legacy Jets Offered New ACSS Options for ADS-B Compliance

The ACSS NXT-700 and NGT-900 GPS receiver combine to offer lower-cost ADS-B OUT compliance.
Aircraft

Citation Hemisphere Taking Shape in Static Mockup

Textron Aviation brought a cabin mockup of the large-cabin Hemisphere, its largest business jet ever.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Launches Onboard Live-stream TV

SD Live allows passengers to stream live television via their own personal electronic devices or the cabin entertainment system anywhere in the world.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

G500 Cabin Features New Interior Options and Styling

Gulfstream has extensively evaluated the G500 production interior in its new cabin integration test facility.
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Avionics

CMC Debuts New EFB, GPS Sensor

The EFB now has look of tablet but with aviation-grade technology, while GPS sensor adds GBAS approach capabilities.

FlightSafety Expanding UPRT Course to More Types

The FlightSafety Advanced Training courses are available for more aircraft types, including upset training.
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Charter & Fractional

Zetta Jet Boosts Charter Fleet with Challenger 650 Order

Zetta Jet Boosts Charter Fleet with Challenger 650 Order Financial Leasing to be leased to Singapore-based operator Zetta Jet.
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Aircraft

Deer Jet UAS Stake Signals Global Ambitions

China’s largest business jet operator acquires stake in global flight-planning company.
Aircraft

Nextant Shows Off Single Power Levers for King Air G90XT

Deliveries will begin once the new single-lever power lever system is approved by the FAA in early 2017.
Aircraft

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet Gets FAA Nod

After 10 years the company is a jet company.
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Airports

Flight Will Start Trial Ops at China’s Zhuhai Airport

During the three-month trial stakeholders must demonstrate there is sufficient traffic at the airport.
Engines

Textron Selects Silvercrest to Power Cessna Citation Hemisphere

Safran says it has now fixed all performance sustainment problems for the Silvercrest engine powering Dassault's new Falcon 5X.

Thales Introduces FlytLINK Global Connectivity Platform

System will operate with current Iridium network, then transfer to Next satellite network in 2018.
FBOs

Harrods Aviation Offers FlyBuys Points at NBAA 2016

Harrods Aviation, which recently renewed its authorized service facility agreement with Bombardier, will offer FlyBuys points at its booth.
Maintenance and Modifications

Scheme Designers Now Offers 3-D Aircraft Renderings

Photo-realistic renderings allow customers to view all the angles before committing to a paint scheme.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Ez Creeper Reduces Scare of Aviation Maintenance Tech Injuries

Company’s $950 creeper increases productivity of aircraft technicians and reduces repetitive stress injuries.
Aircraft

FlightSafety’s New App Gets Rave Reviews

FlightBag, which stores training documents and exercises, has received positive feedback from users.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Mid Continent debuts Aurora IFE

Fourth-generation wireless IFE solution offers increased Wi-Fi throughput; plans to add integrated CMS announced.
Avionics

Habco Becomes Approved Supplier of Tooling for PW&C Engines

Agreement covers the spectrum of P&WC engines.
Aircraft

Leonardo Sells Five More AW169s in Brazil

Deal boosts its total order book, including firms orders, framework agreements and options for the model, to more than 150.
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