Kirby Harrison

Used Business Jet Inventories To Rise, Foley Says 
After a decade of decline in the number of used business jets for sale, inventories are now expected to begin increasing, said Brian Foley, an aviation consultant and president of Brian Foley Associates.
Atlanta FBOs Preparing For Super Bowl LIII 
Fixed-based operators are preparing for hundreds of private jets carrying pro footballs fans to vie for ramp space and jostle for departure slots at Atlanta area airports leading up to Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3.
Tastefully Yours Gets More Than Taste Of Super Bowl LIII 
Tastefully Yours, one of the largest caterers to bizav operators in the Southeast, will play a major role in this year’s Super Bowl festivities in Atlanta.
Mente Group Registers Record 2018 
The Mente Group, a global aircraft brokerage and consulting company active in midsize and larger bizjets, turned in a record year for transactions in 2018.
New Program Certifies Bizav Cabin Crewmembers 
ASTM International has unveiled a new certification program for business jet cabin crews by its affiliate, the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies.
Green Fuels Move Toward Sustainability 
Business aviation and civic leaders will gather in Los Angeles Jan. 17 to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF).
Honeywell’s ‘GoDirect Trade’ Eases Aircraft Parts Purchasing 
Honeywell, using blockchain technology, is streamlining the buying and selling of aircraft parts, improving fulfillment times and providing the aviation industry with a trusted experience through its new GoDirect Trade e-commerce platform.
Innovasonic Develops Piezoelectric Technology For Aerospace 
Innovasonic, a leader in ultrasonic glass technologies, is developing “proprietary transparent piezoelectric transducer array technology.”
Governors Voice Support For Business Aviation 
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state governors recently described general aviation as a major contributor to the economy and issued proclamations to that effect.
Duncan Resumes TDR-94/TDR/94D Mods For ADS-B Compliance 
Duncan Aviation has resumed modifications of the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/TDR-94D transponders at its Lincoln, Nebraska, facility.
Pilatus Prepares To Open New Order Book 
Pilatus is preparing to open a new order book for its PC-light jet in 2019 and anticipates annual production to reach 40 to 50 aircraft over the next two years.
GAMA Accelerates Dialogue On eVTOL 
GAMA has accelerated dialogue with European regulators on development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and technologies.
Aviation Still Digging Out From Hurricane Michael 
One month after the most devastating hurricane ever to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle, area airports, businesses and homes are still digging out.
FlightAware Offers New BizAv Ground Tracking Service 
FlightAware has launched “Ready to Taxi,” a new service for business aviation operators that provides information and tracking for aircraft movements on the ground.
City Plans Would Denigrate Santa Monica Airport Safety, Opponents Say 
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation Association (AOPA and NBAA) have appealed to Santa Monica, California, Mayor Ted Winterer and the Santa Monica City Council to reject plans for the removal of 750 ft. of “excess” pavement at each end of the Santa Monica Municipal Airport’s 3,500 ft. runway.
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