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.

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
Aircraft

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.
Safety

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.
Security

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.
Rotorcraft

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.
Aircraft

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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Rotorcraft

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.
Avionics

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.
Aircraft

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.
FBOs

FBO Profile: Gary Jet Center

Indiana Airport offers easy access to Chicago
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Aircraft

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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Aircraft

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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ATC

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.

Freestream Sees Record Sales Pace for 25th Anniversary

The company, which is continuing its expansion with a new Miami office, has completed more than 70 transactions so far this year.
Charter & Fractional

Event Raises Nearly $500K for Corporate Angel Network

As in previous years, the funds were largely generated through live and silent auctions at the event.
Charter & Fractional

Stratajet Forms Alliance with Million Air FBO Chain

The online aircraft charter portal is offering its customers the ability to specify which FBOs they prefer.
Airports

Plans for Boston Helipad Move Forward

Initial estimates project as many as 24 operations a day.
Accidents

PIC Blamed for Fatal 2014 Citation Crash

German investogators said the pilot-in-command decided to “conduct the VFR approach even though he was aware of prevailing [IMC in fog] at the airport."
Aircraft

First Global 7000 Migrates To Wichita Test Center

After several successful flights since first taking to the air on Nov. 4, FTV-1 will now enter the full flight test program
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Charter & Fractional

Surf Air Offers Flights to Lufthansa Frequent Fliers

Lufthansa Miles & More members can redeem miles for either round-trip flights or all-you-can-fly subscription in Surf Air's network.