General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

Rotorcraft

Bell Helo Deliveries Dip Slightly in Second Quarter

Bell delivered 32 commercial helicopters in the quarter
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Charter & Fractional

Priester Aviation Restructures Leadership

Former Mayo Aviation head Brent Moldowan will lead
Brent Moldowan (pictured) has been named president and CEO of George J. Priester Aviation.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

2Q Revenue, Profits Grow at Textron Aviation despite Flat Jet Shipments

Company delivered 42 jets, 22 Caravans, and 21 King Airs in the quarter
Cessna Citation M2 Gen2
Charter & Fractional

Kompass Kapital Sets New Course with Airshare Investment

Kompass will now lead Airshare group
Airshare
Charter & Fractional

Atlas Air Service Achieves IADA Certified Broker Status

It is the first company in Germany to receive this certification
Atlas Air Service
Airports

North Carolina Receives Airport AAM Readiness Grant

The funds are intended to assess and outline infrastructure needs at GA airports
Joby production prototype
Charter & Fractional

FlyUSA Launches Air Charter Membership Program with Perks

Benefits include 2% cash back on flights and priority booking on peak days
FlyUSA
Charter & Fractional

Jet Card Hourly Prices Increase while Rules Relax

Jet cards with guaranteed availability increased pricing
Unsplash jet
Aircraft

Say Ciao to Bombardier's Challenger 3500 Mockup

Full-size cabin mockup of the super-midsize jet can be viewed at Italy's Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
Bombardier Challenger 700
Regulations and Government

Aviation Leaders Remember Inhofe's Aviation Legacy

Inhofe was a passionate general aviation pilot and fierce advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill
Inhofe
Regulations and Government

Rep. Sam Graves: How the FAA and NTSB Reauthorization Got Done

"It was bipartisan from the beginning," Graves said of the 1,000-plus page measure
Aircraft with landing gear down flying toward camera
Charter & Fractional

Albinati Welcomes First Falcon 6X for Charter

Company celebrates 'constant push for success and innovation'
Albion
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Bombardier Settles Divestiture Suit

Company reached a settlement this week
bombardier
Charter & Fractional

South African Bizav Company Fireblade Turns 10

Fireblade Aviation aims to be a one-stop shop
Fireblade Aviation
Rotorcraft

Columbia and Piasecki To Upgrade Model 107 Helicopters

The upgrades to the rotorcraft will be done in a former Sikorsky factory now run by Piasecki
Columbia Helicopters Model 107-II heavy-lift rotorcraft
Avionics

FAA SAFO Targets Incorrect uAvionix ADS-B Installations

Pairing with a Mode S transponder is causing ADS-B problems
The uAvionix tailBeacon ADS-B transceiver replaces the tail position light
Charter & Fractional

Flyjets Launches Empty Leg Feature, Green Calculator

Users can calculate their carbon offsets
Flyjets
Charter & Fractional

JSX Launches Sun and Ski Routes

New routes to Naples, West Palm Beach, SLC
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Charter & Fractional

FlyHouse Acquires JetASAP

Company hopes to streamline ops with acquisition
Jetasap
Charter & Fractional

Airbus Study: Fleet Upgrades Motivated by Sustainability, SAF

79% of polled execs cited sustainability as factor
David McIntosh/AIN
Charter & Fractional

Volato Begins Equipping Its HondaJets with SmartSky

Volato has a total fleet of 26 HondaJets
Volato HondaJet
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Jefferies: Used Bizjet Inventory Climbs 18% YOY

But overall inventory is still low compared to pre-pandemic times
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Training and Workforce

Summit Aviation's Cancer Survivor Flight Camp Returns

The donor-funded program is now in its 10th year
Participant in Summit Aviation's/Eagle Mounts annual Cancer Survivor Flight Camp
Training and Workforce

Colorado Skies Academy Gets Charter Authorization

School hopes to attract middle schoolers to aerospace field
Colorado SKIES Academy
Charter & Fractional

Bluetail and Million Air Dallas Partner for Maintenance System

Program was launched in mid-May
Million Air Dallas
Charter & Fractional

MRO Insider Rebrands to Alpha Wingman

Company's new services include catering and ground support
Mark Wagner
Regulations and Government

FAA To Change Part 380 Ops, Exploring Special Category

The FAA is kicking off a rulemaking to tighten Part 380 operations, but forming a panel to study data
JSX Embraer ERJ (Photo JSX)
Aircraft

NBAA White Plains Regional Forum Hopes To Bring ‘Fiery Passion’

NBAA chief Bolen hit back on efforts to tax bizav
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen speaks at the group's White Plains Regional Forum on June 12, 2024
Charter & Fractional

Daher Co-sponsors TBMOPA European Convention

A total of 25 TBMs were flown into Biarritz Pays Basque Airport
Daher
Environment

Study: Using 100% SAF Reduces Non-CO2 Emissions

Collaborative study showed environmental benefits
The ECLIF3 study test flight.