Fred George

Fred George
Senior Editor,
Business & Commercial Aviation

Fred is a senior editor with Business & Commercial Aviation and Aviation Week's chief aircraft evaluation pilot. He has flown left seat in virtually every turbine-powered business jet produced in the past two decades. 
 
He has flown more than 150 individual aircraft types, ranging from the Piper J-3 Cub through Boeing and Airbus single-aisle jetliners, logging more than 5,700 hours of flight time. He has earned an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and four jet aircraft type ratings, and he remains an active pilot. Fred also specializes in avionics, aircraft systems and pilot technique reports. 
 
Fred was the first aviation journalist to fly the Boeing 787, Airbus A400M and Gulfstream G650. 
 
Prior to joining Aviation Week, he was an FAA designated pilot examiner [CE-500], instrument flight instructor and jet charter pilot. He also is former U.S. Naval Aviator who made three cruises to the western Pacific while flying the McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II. 
 
Fred has won numerous aviation journalism awards and serves as a Director of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Articles
Aviation Partners, FlexSys To Bring Wing Morphing To Market 12
Wing-morphing adaptive-control surfaces have the potential to boost airfoil performance over a wide range of angles of attack, indicated airspeeds and Mach numbers.
Pilot Report: Dassault’s Falcon 8X Adds Range to 7X’s Capabilities 
Dassault has expanded its line-up of business jets by adding a derivative of the Falcon 7X with larger cabin and longer range. Aviation Week finds out how the new ultra-long-range Falcon 8X flies.
Pilot Report: Dassault Falcon 8X 5
We flew the first flight test aircraft to evaluate the progress of the program, to gauge how well Dassault is meeting the trijet’s stated weight, performance and cabin comfort goals and to sample its handling qualities.
Easy III Epic Cockpit 
The Falcon 8X flight deck features a growth version of the Falcon 7X’s EASy II system, powered by Honeywell Primus Epic avionics with four, 14-in., portrait configuration flat-panel displays.
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D Turbofans 
The Falcon 8X’s engines are growth versions of the Falcon 7X’s 6,405-lb.-thrust PW307A powerplants, flat rated up to ISA+18.4C.
E2VS Displays Potential as Breakthrough Product

Embraer is introducing the E2VS, short for Embraer Enhanced Vision System, a two-part package that includes Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 compact head-up guidance systems and its new triple-band EVS-3000 enhanced vision sensor. E2VS could be a breakthrough for business aviation.

Falcon 2000 Classic: Cabin Comfort at Super-Midsize Prices
Dassault launched the Falcon 2000 program in 1989 as a large cabin aircraft that would have double-club seating, 3,000 nm range and operating costs nearly as inexpensive as midsize jets.
Let's Go Flying with the E2VS

Join BCA's Fred George on the Legacy 500 as he evaluates Embraer's Enhanced Vision System (E2VS).

Quest Kodiak 100 Pilot Report/Operators Survey 8
Originally designed specifically for mission aviation organizations, the Kodiak 100 has earned a strong following among government, business and private aviation departments.
Quest Kodiak 100 Cabin Amenities 

Three interior packages are available for the Kodiak. The standard Tundra Interior configuration includes nonslip floor coverings, durable composite side panels, sidewall cargo net tie-down points, and two pilot and four passenger chairs. There are eight passenger headset jacks, passenger service units and reading lights, plus a full ventilation and heating system. A two-place, crew-only oxygen system is included.

Safely Operating Your Business Jet Among Light Planes 3
You’re much less likely to become an accident statistic if you view mixed-use general aviation airports as potentially high-risk operating environments, craft specific steps to mitigate those risks and execute your escape plan without delay.
Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan Endure

Mention the name Russ Meyer, Jr. and you’ll think of the Cessna chairman and CEO most responsible for the success of the Citation family of fanjets. Yet, it was he, along with his predecessor Dwayne Wallace who originated the concept for clean-sheet, single-engine Caravan, the company’s quietly successful and enduring utility turboprop.

Embraer Legacy 450 Pilot Report 2
In the entry-level super-midsize category, is the Legacy 450 better value than the Citation Latitude? Digging deeper into design details, performance numbers and everyday capabilities can provide some answers.
Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) 

The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 are the launch platforms for Rockwell Collins’ new HGS-3500 compact head-up guidance system and uncooled, tri-spectral EVS-3000 enhanced vision sensor. Embraer and Rockwell Collins are pursuing Enhanced Flight Vision System certification for the combined HGS/EVS system that will enable operators to fly down to 100 ft. AGL/1,600 ft. RVR minimums on low-visibility instrument approaches.

 

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