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   ISSN (Print) 0005-2175
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  • Jetman
    • Abstract: If you haven’t yet seen the video of Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet flying formation alongside an Emirates Airbus A380 at 4,000 ft. over Dubai on Oct. 13, 2015, stop reading this now and go immediately to here. This extraordinary aerial ballet will make your day. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • And the Grandparent of Safety Reporting Systems
    • Abstract: Today’s FOQA and ASAP voluntary reporting programs owe their origins to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) operated on behalf of the FAA by NASA. The ASRS was conceived by the FAA and NTSB in the wake of the TWA Flight 514 CFIT accident in Virginia while on approach to Dulles International Airport in 1974 with the loss of all 92 souls on board. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • The Opportunists
    • Abstract: It’s time for the next great thing Recently, I was asked to identify business aviation’s most significant aircraft. Impossible, I thought. But then adhering to the simple confines of the question, I finally posited that the first pressurized, turbine-powered aircraft designed specifically for executive travel was the true progenitor all that followed, and thus Leroy Grumman’s “Gulfstream” was the one. read more
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • SpeedNews Defense & Space
    • Abstract: U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT approved $1.22b Foreign Military Sale to Australia of up to 450 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AIM-120D) ... read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:30:00 +000
  • Leisure Fares: Week Of April 18 vs. Previous Week And Year-Ago Week
    • Abstract: View the Leisure Fares: Week Of April 18 vs. Previous Week And Year-Ago Week chart in PDF format.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:48:00 +000
  • Clay Lacy Aviation Partners With SmartSky
    • Abstract: Clay Lacy Aviation has  partnered with SmartSky Networks to offer hardware sales, certification and installation of the SmartSky 4G network on Gulfstream G200, GIV-SP and GV aircraft. SmartSky’s technology delivers a secure signal that locks onto each aircraft in the network, the company said. Passengers will be able to stream, chat,
      call, game and video conference. Visit: read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Cessna: Silvercrest Delay No Impact On Hemisphere Program
    • Abstract: Safran’s nearly three-year delay in development and certification of the Silvercrest engine has slowed Dassault’s Falcon 5X considerably, but Cessna says it’s had no impact on its Hemispheres program. The new engine has been in the running to power Textron Aviation’s newest Citation. But in a statement, a spokeswoman says while it has not yet announced an engine provider, the Hemisphere program is on schedule, with first flight expected in 2019. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Asian Sky Group: China Business Aviation Potential Still High
    • Abstract: The potential mainland Chinese business aircraft market is perhaps six times as large as the current fleet, research based on the buying and chartering capacity of the country’s rich people suggests. Already, 1,420 people in mainland China have the potential to own business aircraft, according to estimates gathered by luxury publisher and rich-list compiler Hurun Report and Minsheng Financial Leasing. The purchasing potential of those people is 1,750 aircraft, the companies say. In addition, 9,000 Chinese mainlanders could charter business aircraft. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Advocate Susan Sheets Dies At 63
    • Abstract: Susan Sheets Brogan, who served for 20 years as president of the National Aircraft Resale Association and as a business aviation advocate in Washington, died April 7 after a short battle with cancer. She was 63. Brogan worked in collaboration with the National Business Aviation Association and other Washington trade groups to advance the interests of aircraft owners and pilots. A proud private pilot and a former French and Latin teacher, she began her aviation career in 1980 with French aircraft manufacturer Aerospatiale, now Airbus Helicopters. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Duncan Launches New Feature To myDuncan
    • Abstract: Duncan Aviation has launched an electric logbook feature to myDuncan, a web-based project management system. The feature allows customers to view logbook entries in real-time and categorized by airframe or engine and communicate with inspectors through the system. Duncan, introduced in 2006, allows customers to monitor the progress of maintenance or upgrades through email alerts, job status reports and updates with hour and cost estimates.  read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Gulfstream Brazil Services First Argentina-Registered Aircraft
    • Abstract: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s service center in Sorocaba, Brazil, has performed maintenance on its first Argentina-registered aircraft, a large-cabin Gulfstream business jet. Gulfstream Brazil was awarded maintenance authorization approval from Argentina’s Administracion Nacional de Aviacion Civil in August. Last year, Gulfstream Brazil performed work on 92 aircraft. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Falcon 8X Moves Closer To Certification By Midyear
    • Abstract: ​Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X ultra-long-range business jet is entering the final stages of its flight test and certification program as the company prepares for initial delivery. FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the trijet is expected by midyear, with entry-into-service by late summer, Dassault said. Three aircraft are in the flight test program, have flown more than 650 hr. in 325 flights and have nearly completed all certification test requirements. In the meantime, production and support activities are ramping up. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Tecnam Rolls Out New P2012 Traveller Piston Twin
    • Abstract: Italy’s Tecnam has rolled out the P2012 Traveller, a piston twin aimed at meeting demand for a new small airliner to replace types such as the Cessna 402Cs operated by Cape Air. Capua-based Tecnam says Cape Air will be the launch customer for the new model, but adds that details of the Nantucket, Massachusetts airline’s commitment are confidential until the first flight, expected this summer. According to Tecnam, Cape Air has been involved in joint development of the 11-seat aircraft and members of its leadership team were present at the roll-out on April 1. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Bombardier’s WAVE Gets STC
    • Abstract: Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Bombardier WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) has been awarded a supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada. Bombardier WAVE is a high-speed Ka-band Wi-Fi service for Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. Certification follows extensive flight hours and rigorous testing aboard Global business jets, the company said. The equipment allows passengers to stage a video conference, browse the Internet or stream online shows. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • JetSuite Adds To Its Charter Fleet
    • Abstract: Light jet charter operator JetSuite is adding 10 Embraer ERJ 135LR aircraft to its fleet of Embraer Phenom 100 and Cessna Citation CJ3 jets.The first of the 30-seat ERJ 135s has been delivered by Embraer, with the rest to follow by mid-2017. The aircraft will be available for booking, with charter flights beginning this month. The new jets can be chartered for $8,000 per hour plus sales tax, which equates to less than $300 hourly per seat for 30 passengers. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Blackhawk Authorizes Wipaire As Dealer
    • Abstract: Blackhawk Modifications in Waco, Texas, has appointed Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida, facility as an authorized dealer and installation center for Blackhawk XP series engine upgrades. The facility recently completed the installation of Blackhawk’s newly FAA-certified engine upgrade, the 867-shp PT6A-140 engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • CAN Launches Its 50,000th Flight
    • Abstract: On April 14, the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) launched its 50,000th flight, carrying one-year-old cancer patient Baron Yerbe and his parents back to Atlanta after receiving his treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer, at three months of age, the little boy has been undergoing treatment available only at Sloan Kettering. The flight, conducted by NCR, flew from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Emerald Aerospace Open For Business In Wichita
    • Abstract: Nearly two years after the last E-4B flew from Boeing’s Wichita, Kansas facility — along with Boeing — a new large aircraft completions center has opened inside the former Boeing hangar. Emerald Aerospace is leasing two of three large hangar bays where Boeing employees once performed modification and maintenance on commercial and military aircraft, including E-4Bs and VC-25s, or Air Force One — all military versions of the civilian 747. And as it grows, Emerald intends to lease the third hangar bay. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Departure Obstacles
    • Abstract: Strategies for avoiding things that can snag and grab I was in Aspen, Colorado, about 15 years ago, sitting in the FBO with at least 10 other crews all doing the same thing: looking at the overcast. The obstacle departure procedure for the Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field Airport (KASE) simply says, “use SARDD DEPARTURE.” That departure procedure requires the weather be at least 400-1 and mandates a climb of at least 460 ft./nm all the way up to 14,000 ft. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Carter Looking For Partners
    • Abstract: ​Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC wants to build a larger, twin-turbofan version of its slowed rotor/compound helicopter, which it believes can break the rotorcraft world records for speed, range, and altitude. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • New Pricing Plans From Gogo
    • Abstract: Gogo Inc. has rolled out new hourly pricing plans for turboprop and light jet operators, which the company says will make connectivity affordable and predicable for all aircraft operators. The new service plans start at $39 per hour and do not require the purchase of block hours have no minimum monthly fee. After paying for the first hour, customers then pay only for what they use and incur fees only when the service is being used. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Hoover Statue Unveiled At Hazy Museum
    • Abstract: Gen. J. R. Jack Dailey, director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, took the wraps off a larger than life-size bronze statue of R. A. “Bob” Hoover at a private reception at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 2, 2016. “Bob Hoover has been an eye witness to the history of aviation. He’s the only pilot ever to taxi his (Aero Commander Shrike) airplane into this hangar. And that’s a record we intend to let stand forever,” Dailey said. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • CPDLC-Capable Airports Growing
    • Abstract: The number of airports with Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) technology is growing rapidly and initial results of the digital service are impressive. Universal Avionics’ Cessna Citation VII, outfitted with the company’s Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ system, recently tested the new CPDLC capability at Kentucky’s Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (SDF). read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Space Entrepreneurs Need A ‘Giant Leap’
    • Abstract: There’s a renaissance in spaceflight innovation, but a leap is needed for it to reach the financial tipping point and close the business case for the off-planet economy. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Thales Awarded Contract For High-Altitude Tech Demo
    • Abstract: Thales Alenia Space is leading development of Stratobus, a high-altitude platform that could perform many of the same functions of telecommunications and remote-sensing satellites, but closer to Earth. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • NASA’s Challenge: Making Meals That Can Last Five Years
    • Abstract: To get to Mars, astronauts will need tasty nutritious food that can withstand the demands of space travel. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Cessna Makes AOA Standard 172 Equipment
    • Abstract: Cessna Aircraft announced that it is now making Safe Flight’s angle-of-attack system standard equipment on all Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft and optional on its Skylane 182 and Turbo Stationair 206.    
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Seven Million UAS Predicted By 2030
    • Abstract: Five years ago, the FAA forecast the number of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operating in U.S. airspace would grow to 25,000 by 2020 and 30,000 by 2030. In its latest forecast, the agency revised that number somewhat. Now it expects sales of some 7 million small hobby and commercial drones a year by 2020. At the same time, the FAA has released is latest update on UAS sightings by pilots, controllers and the public. The 583 reports submitted between Aug. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • FAA Forecast Predicts GA Will Increase Over Next Two Decades
    • Abstract: A new forecast by the FAA predicts that the number of turboprops, business jets and rotorcraft in the active general aviation fleet will increase over the next two decades, although the largest segment of the fleet, fixed-wing piston aircraft, is expected to shrink. The agency said the long-term outlook for general aviation is favorable, though the active fleet should increase by just 0.2% per year from 2015 to 2036. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
  • Air Charter Safety Foundation: Dealing With The Quantifiable
    • Abstract: The Air Charter Safety Foundation is a partisan of using data to make aviation safer. ACSF was spawned by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) in 2007 to enhance safety in business and general aviation charter operations. One of its first accomplishments was to develop a common safety audit standard for the air charter industry. read more
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +000
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