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.

ABCI To Promote Latin American Bizav Expo in Panama

Last year's event included six aircraft on display, 25 exhibitors, worldwide and local FBOs, fuel providers and an MRO.

FBO Chain Pioneer Ed Nelle Dies

He was a pioneer in the FBO industry.

King Air Crashes during Missed Approach

The pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and five passengers were uninjured in the mishap.
Regulations and Government

Trump Selects Former DOT Deputy Chao To Head Agency

Republican lawmakers call Chao well qualified for post.
Maintenance and Modifications

Infinity Aviation Adds Williams, Nextant Authorizations

With locations in three states, the company says the deals will provide savings for customers
Charter & Fractional

Blade Kicks Off NYC-to-Miami Helicopter-bizjet Service

Jet service from Westchester County Airport to Miami costs $1,750 per seat one way, while the helicopter link from Manhattan adds $250.

ARSA: Future of Overtime Rule in Doubt

ARSA fears uncertainty persists with businesses given the last-minute ruling.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Astronics To Supply Power System for Cessna Denali

Will feature Astronics’ Corepower induction starter generator and circuit breaker units, as well as the company’s 28-volt DC Empower in-seat power supply.
Maintenance and Modifications

German MRO Gets Canadian Approval for Dornier 328 Work

Having owned the type certificate for the Dornier 328 series for a decade, 328 Support Services is now authorized by Transport Canada
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Maintenance and Modifications

TECI Inks Harrods Aviation Surplus Deal

The Missouri-based aircraft parts provider welcomes the UK company into its excess inventory management program

Stratos VLJ Makes Short Maiden Flight

The company is not taking orders or deposits and is not providing a timetable for certification.
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MEBAA Show In Dubai Set To Grow 10 Percent over 2014

460 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked to attend, while there will be around 50 aircraft on the static display and an estimated 9,000 visitors.
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Regulations and Government

AIA Urges Congress To Fully Fund U.S. Government

Lawmakers are expected to consider a simple stopgap measure as they face a December 9 government funding deadline.

NBAA Recognizes Six Members for 50 Years of Safe Flying

The 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award recipients were Cargill, Caterpillar, Hess Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, Red Wing Shoe Company and Corning.

Paris Police Investigate Robbery of Le Bourget Passengers

Two Qatari women were attacked as they drove to their hotel after arriving on a flight at Paris Le Bourget Airport.

Caribbean's Nevis Island Now Has Helicopter Service

The Nevis Tourism Authority has partnered with Caribbean Helicopters to link with Antigua via 20-minute weekend flights
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Aviation To Expand Nashville Bizav MRO

Plans for the new facility include a 40,000-sq-ft hangar with a door opening height of 28 feet.

UBS: North America Softens Global Bizjet Malaise

North America took 63 percent of the global business jet deliveries in the third quarter.

Poland Orders Pair of Gulfstream G550s for VIP Transport

The G550 is the most widely used in-production Gulfstream model for special missions and government applications.
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TRU Tapped for Bell 407, 412 Avionics Bench Trainers

The maintenance training devices will provide students with hands-on training for the helicopters’ complex avionics systems.
Maintenance and Modifications

TAG Sees Rise in AOG Maintenance Demand

Launched little more than a year ago, TAG Aviation's mobile repair teams have answered the call more than 150 times.
Regulations and Government

Court Blocks New U.S. Overtime Requirements

AIA praised the finding, saying the U.S. Labor Department overstepped statutory authority.
Regulations and Government

Loss of Tail Rotor Authority Prompts S-92 Emergency AD

Preliminary investigation of the incident helicopter found binding in the assembly's double-row angular contact bearing.

EASA OKs Helionix Panel in Airbus Helicopters H135 Twin

Features include three large electronic displays, a four-axis autopilot, two touchscreen GTN 750s GPS navcoms and the Avidyne traffic advisory system.

Lufthansa Delivers Second Outfitted BBJ to Royal Jet

The cabin was conceived by New York-based designer Edése Doret and is characterized by a “clear, minimalist esthetic style."
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Lassetter Dies in Airplane Crash

The former Sun Air Jets executive was working on his commercial pilot certificate.

FBO Profile: Gary Jet Center

Indiana Airport offers easy access to Chicago
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HondaJet To Make Middle East Debut at MEBAA 2016

A red and silver HondaJet will be on public display during the event in Dubai.
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Gulfstream Continues Sonic-boom Mitigation Research

Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer awarded two new patents for sonic-boom mitigation technologies in the past two months alone.
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Shuster Sees Possible Ally in Trump on ATC Reform

Shuster has held discussions with the president-elect on ATC reform and is reaching out to the transition team.