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Why every aircraft owner needs to know about ADS-B Out

The New Avionics Regulations Affecting You: ADS-B Out In private aviation, a frequently requested avionics compliance is ADS-B Out. In short, ADS-B Out is a communication system that broadcasts where your aircraft is at all times. With it, aircraft can automatically communicate their location bet...

Falcon Aviation to ferry 400 workers daily on Q400s

Falcon Aviation Services has launched one of the world’s biggest regular business-aviation services, ferrying 400 oil workers daily from its Al Bateen base in Abu Dhabi to two facilities on islands off the coast of the emirate. Falcon will use two Bombardier Q400 aircraft to transport emplo...


Bleisure – a fancy name for something old in business aviation

Work travel is emerging as a lifestyle rather than necessity for some people. According to Global Business Travel Association, the number of U.S.-originated business trips alone will increase to 499.2 million in 2015. Meanwhile, despite the apparently rising workloads, a new survey by Pullman Hotels states 43% of international travellers always take their professional mobile devices with them even...

Welcome to a real Helicopter city - SWHS

End of October 50skyshades had a great chance to visit a real helicopter city - Zabrat airport, home base for SilkWay Helicopter Services  ( SWHS). 20 minutes drive from Baku International airport and we entered the real helicopter world.  First person to guide us in this helicopter city was General director of SWHS Mr.Azer Sultanov, who told us about company's history, present li...

Jinggong Named Eclipse 550 Distributor for China

One Aviation named Jinggong (Beijing) General Aviation the exclusive distributor for the Eclipse 550 very light jet in China. Eleven-year-old Jinggong offers sales, training and service for each of the various general aviation aircraft brands - Cirrus Aircraft and Mahindra Airvan among them - it represents in the country. According to One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier, &l...

'Air Cocaine' Pilots Flee Dominican Republic

Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, the two French pilots of the cocaine-laden Falcon 50 who were arrested in the Dominican Republic in 2013 with their passengers, have fled and are now in France. TV reports suggest they were assisted by friends and used two boats and forged passports to escape from the country. They then took an Air Caraïbes scheduled flight from an island in the French&...

With Deliveries Up, Cessna Preps for Longitude's NBAA Debut

Third-quarter revenue at Textron Aviation rose $79 million, to $1.159 billion, from a year ago, thanks to more Cessna Citation shipments, while profits jumped by $45 million, to $107 million. The Textron subsidiary delivered 37 Citations and 29 King Airs during the quarter, compared with 33 Citations and 30 King Airs in the same period last year. Backlog as of September 30 was $1.4 billion, essent...

Analyst Predicts More Bizjet Shipments, Lower Values

A new business jet forecast released today by industry analyst Brian Foley predicts the delivery of 8,594 business jets worth $238 billion over the next decade. While the number of units is increasing, Foley expects the mix to contain less costly light and midsize jets and fewer more expensive large-cabin aircraft, meaning that values could decrease or remain flat at best. “Common se...

More States, Cities Affirm Value of Business Aviation

Governors in Alabama and West Virginia, and political leaders of 20 cities and counties, are the latest to announce or restate their support for business aviation. In Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley declared October 2015 as "General Aviation Appreciation Month, noting, "The general aviation industry in Alabama contributes $800 million in first round impacts to the state’s econo...

French Helicopter Operators Consolidate Further

In a further consolidation move in the French helicopter operator industry, the HBG holding company has taken over the Loc'Héli group and is thus claiming the largest fleet in the country, with a combined 117 aircraft. HBG is adding three companies to its portfolio—Hélicoptères de France and HDF Maintenance in full ownership, as well as...

Glasgow Police EC135 Crew Didn't React To Fuel Warnings

In a final report released on October 23, UK AAIB investigators were puzzled by the pilot's reaction—or rather the lack of it—after he acknowledged low fuel warnings in his Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+, which eventually crashed and killed 10 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2013. Without flight recorders, investigators cannot understand why the police...

ExecuJet Zurich FBO gains IS-BAH certificate

ExecuJet Aviation Group Zurich FBO has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), becoming the first FBO in Switzerland to hold this certificate. “We are delighted our Zurich FBO has passed the IS-BAH audit, which not only shows the quality of our support services but also our commitment to using the most comprehensive assessments available across the boa...

Quest Kodiak 100 Substantially Damaged in Takeoff Crash

The sole-occupant pilot sustained minor injuries when his Quest Kodiak 100 stalled and crashed during a dayVMC takeoff at Sheridan County Airport, Sheridan, Wyo., on October 9 at about 12:30 p.m. MDT. Registered asN153RW, the single-engine turboprop was substantially damaged in the accident. According to the preliminary NTSB report, the pilot, who is also the...

Brazil Sentence Final for Legacy Midair Pilots

Brazil's Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of U.S. pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino in the September 2006 midair over the Amazon that brought down a Gol Linhas Aéreas 737 with 154 people aboard. Under a legal cooperation treaty, the sentence of three years, one month and 10 days would be served in the U.S. Brazilian sentences of less th...

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