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Officials hope to attract business aviation to Oakland County International Airport

Officials are trying to bring more business to the county through the runways of Oakland Country International Airport in Waterford Township. An estimated $300 million in business aircraft lined the runways as officials attempted to lure new clients to the state’s second-busiest airpor...

Double-Check Pre-Departure Clearance to Avoid Possible Danger Near Denver International Airport

Denver Center has experienced numerous incidents in the last 13 months in which aircraft have incorrectly flown the YOKES4 RNAV SID, DEHLI transition by making an unexpected turn after YOKES and going direct to DEHLI or some other point in their flight plan instead of correctly following the procedu...


Accidents: October 2015

PRELIMINARY REPORTS King Air Damaged in Landing Accident Beechcraft King Air 300, Rotterdam/The Hague Airport, Sept. 1, 2015–Neither of the two people aboard the aircraft was injured when the King Air landed gear-up on Runway 24. All the blades of both propellers were significantly damaged in the incident. The weather at the time of the landing was not reported. Dauphin Dest...

Triton Aviation Plans for Rebound in Nigerian Business

As a leading player in the Nigerian business-jet sector, aircraft manager Triton Aviation is one of a number of West African companies bringing a measure of maturity to the business aviation market. The company has seen growth stall as the nation’s economy has slowed but nonetheless is looking to expand its capabilities so it is better positioned for an expected rebound. The business...

New Business Turboprops 2015

While the light jet market remains depressed, business turboprops are holding their own and development of new models continues, albeit unevenly. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, 603 new business turboprops were sold last year compared with 722 new business jets. That’s down slightly from the recent record 645 new turboprops shipped in 2013, but given the global e...

Hands On: HUD and Fly-by-Wire Enhances Legacy 500

The first OEM customer for the Rockwell Collins HGS-3500 compact head-up display (HUD) is Embraer, which selected the new HUD for the Legacy 450 and 500 midsize jets. The HUD is optional, as is the Rockwell CollinsEVS-3000 enhanced vision system, and they can be installed either individually or together. The best installation is the combination of the&nbs...

Comlux America Gets BBJ Warranty Repair Facility and Service Center Approval

Comlux the Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Boeing Business Jets has signed an agreement with its completion center, Comlux America LLC, which designates the company as an authorized warranty repair facility and service center. The contract allows Comlux America to perform warranty work on BBJ aircraft on behalf of Boeing, providing BBJ operators another service option in the U.S. Additi...

Charter Report 2015

The improving U.S. economy, in contrast to challenging economic circumstances affecting the rest of the world, seems to be reflected in the charter business, and activity has never been better, according to companies AIN interviewed for this special report. Charter/management firms report steady growth in fleets and business, from both management customers and buyers of charter...

Survey: 40% of Bizjet Pax Plan To Fly More in Next Year

Nearly 52 percent of current business jet users plan to fly the same amount over the next 12 months, while nearly40  percent say they will fly a bit more (32 percent) or a lot more (7.9 percent), according to the just-released results of the Fifth Annual Readers' Choice Survey from AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler. About half said they flew the sa...

People in Aviation

Superior Aviation Group promoted Keith Chatten to CEO of Superior Air Parts. Most recently the company’s executive vice president and general manager, Chatten joined Superior as vice president of engineering in 2013 after a 15-year career with Continental Motors. James Elian was promoted to president and COO of fractional ownership provider&nbs...

TrueNorth Avionics to Give VIP Jets Communication Capabilities to Light Jets

TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its aviation certified product to provide light-aircraft owners with communications capabilities previously reserved for long-range VIP jets. The company’s new Optelity Hot Spot product is an “N” wireless access point and integrated router powerful enough to host embedded applications.    Purpose-built for light-to-medium jet and...

Victor Announces Direct Flights With Exclusive Itineraries To Cuba From 19 U.S. Cities

Victor, the global on-demand private jet charter service that recently debuted in the U.S., has announced direct flights to Cuba will begin on October 5, 2015 from major U.S. cities along with curated itineraries that allow guests to experience the best the country has to offer. An exciting partnership between Victor and Cuba Educational Travel (CET), a premiere...

Air Partner signs new oil and gas contract

Aviation services group Air Partner has signed a 10-week contract with a multi-national oil firm to charter flights to transport workers to and from the Netherlands twice a week from Aberdeen. Air Partner has also revealed that Baines Simmons, the aviation safety consultancy it acquired in August this year, is to offer Air Partner’s oil and gas clients safety and airworthiness audits and...

US Customs opens new facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has opened a new US Customs and Border Protection facility. The new facility has extended the airports opening hours from 8am to 12 midnight daily. The new US Customs facility is located at the end of Taxiway G at G7, with public access is on the East Perimeter Road at the airport.

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