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.

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.
Accidents

Amazon Legacy 600 Midair Collision Case Closed

The federal judge ruled that too much time had passed to sentence the American pilots
Joe Sharkey and damaged Legacy
Cabin Interior and Electronics

ACA System Gives Breath of Fresh Air to Embraer Aircraft

System claims to improves interior air quality
Cabin Interior and Electronics

How the Completions Industry Hopes To Shake Up 2024 and Beyond

‘The buyer is a different person today'
Duncan Aviation CL300 interior
Training and Workforce

Survey Highlights Benefits of Home Flight Simulation

Low-cost flight simulators can help improve training outcomes
Home flight simulation benefits
Training and Workforce

NGPA Brings Pride to EBACE

Organization hopes to encourage companies on LGBTQ inclusion
David McIntosh
Training and Workforce

NGPA, Aviation Pride UK Join Forces at EBACE

Organization will be advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in Geneva
Pride flag
Maintenance and Modifications

Industry Honors Birth of Wright Mechanic Charles Taylor

Taylor designed and built the engine that powered the famous aircraft
Charles E. Taylor, Wright Brothers engine maker
Charter & Fractional

FlyingGroup Adds Ninth PC-24 to Management Program

Exterior features 'elegant gray lines and Swiss edelweiss flowers'
PC-24
Training and Workforce

International Aircraft Dealers Association Heads To EBACE

25 IADA-accredited dealers to participate at European bizav show
IADA
Charter & Fractional

Blade Adds Helicopter Routes in Atlantic City, Monaco

New lift services adds more options for customers
Blade
Charter & Fractional

Levo Aims To Streamline Online Charter Booking

Company's interface brings charter booking directly to consumer
Levo
Training and Workforce

Air Charter Association Launches Internship Program

Program is open to 18- to 25-year-olds
ACA chairman
Regulations and Government

U.S. Senate Extends Homendy's Term at Helm of NTSB

Jennifer Homendy has served as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board since 2021
Jennifer Homendy
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Gauzy To Shed Light on Shade Tech at Cabin Interiors Show

The company will feature products at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg
Gauzy
Aircraft

Duncan Aviation Hands Over Refurbished Gulfstream G650ER

Aircraft was delivered with new paint, maintenance work
Duncan Aviation
Training and Workforce

NBAA Announces 900th Certified Aviation Manager

The program was launched in 2003
NBAA
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Continues To Bleed Red Ink

Cash on hand and active members both saw decreases in first quarter
wu2
Accidents

Kentucky Aeromed Helo Pilot Sentenced for Flying Drunk

Pilot flew while intoxicated last December
Beer
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Atrium Health Earns First Accreditation in Mobile Healthcare, Paramedicine

'The accreditation serves as a symbol of excellence'
Training and Workforce

GE Aerospace Announces Launch of GE Aerospace Foundation

The company has committed $22 million to new community programs
GE Aerospace
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Dassault Aviation Offers Falcon 7X Seat Solution

New seat redesign uses 3D printing technology
Dassault Falcon 7X Seat Refurb
Environment

Industry Leaders Highlight Path to Net Zero

To get there, community buy-in and partnerships are necessary
 NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen; World Energy Supply Zero president Scott Lewis; Billy Nolen, chief regulatory affairs officer at Archer and former acting FAA administrator; and Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Michael Amalfitano.
Safety

MedAire Launches Mental Health Services Platform

The platform allows aviation professionals to speak with trained peers
virtual counseling