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.

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.
Security

NBAA Sharpens Focus on Security with New Conference

Conference will be held before NBAA Regional Forum in West Palm Beach.
Avionics

Constant Aviation Earns Legacy 600/650 Fans STC

The MRO provider can now offer its integrated solution to the benefit of transatlantic Embraer Legacy 660/650 operators.
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Adds Cuba Service Via 18 U.S. Airports

It has also launched an on-the-ground booking assistance program in Cuba for its more than 3,500 members.
Aircraft

Top Aircraft Brokers Discuss the Changing State of the Market

Top Aircraft Brokers Discuss the Changing State of the Market
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AIN Blog: The Story Behind Part 107, the Small UAS Rule

There were multiple attempts to draft the small UAS regulation dating to around 2003.
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Rotorcraft

New Facility Speeds Completions at Bell Piney Flats

The Tennessee facility covers the company's light, intermediate and medium lines.
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Regulations and Government

African Bizav Needs To Engage Regulators, Says AfBAA

The African Business Aviation Association continues to grow its influence but faces many challenges if the industry is to meet its potential.
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Industry Honors Bob Hoover

Clay Lacy hosted the event to honor the legendary aviator.
Regulations and Government

EASA OKs Gross Weight Increase for Leonardo AW169

The increase translates into a 441-pound payload increase and an additional 100 nm of range, up from an original ferry range of 431 nm.
Regulations and Government

Canada Issues Engine Mount Warning for LongRangers

If any are cracked or are corroded, the remaining legs might not be able to support the engine under all load conditions, Transport Canada cautioned.
Charter & Fractional

Surf Air Eyes Light Jet Fleet Order for European Ops

The company will fly the PC-12 for short hops and likely either an Embraer or Cessna light jet for the longer routes.
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Safety

AOPA, UND Study Landing Patterns To Combat LOC-I

The organizations are exploring whether use of continuous turning approaches would provide more stable approaches.
FBOs

TAC Air Goes All In on IS-BAH

The Dallas-based service provider chain has achieved accredidation for all of its locations under the International Standard for Business Aviation Handing
Aircraft

Textron Flies Second Cessna Citation Longitude

This comes just one month after the first Longitude prototype made its maiden flight.
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Safety

New NBAA Policy Highlights Importance of Safety Focus

NBAA's Bolen joined chairman Paul Anderson and Safety Committee chairman David Ryan in signing the new Safety Policy during the National Safety Forum.
Aircraft

Four-zone Gulfstream G650ER To Visit MEBAA

The latest option to Gulfstream's flagship will be on display in Dubai.
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AsBAA Celebrates Icons of Aviation in Asia

The award ceremony, which raised $50,000 for Orbis, saw VistaJet, ASG and Bombardier among the 13 award recipients of the night.
Maintenance and Modifications

Luxaviation Unveils New Belgium Hangar

The multi-million euro facility will provide a boost to the company's maintenance capabilities in the region.
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Security

NBAA, Neffenger Discuss DCA, Airspace Access

NBAA is hopeful the discussions will keep business aviation issues on track during changeover to new administration.
Maintenance and Modifications

TAG Completes First 120-Month Global Inspection

The achievement paves the way for the location to perform similar examinations on other airframes.
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