Check out these stories that appear in the April 13, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation:
U.S. Business Turbine Accidents Up, Fatalities Down In First Quarter 2015
The number of U.S. turbine-aircraft accidents, which include business jets and turboprops, rose slightly during the first three months of 2015 compared to the same time a year ago, according to newly released report.
At the same time, the number of fatal accidents were even from a year ago, but the number of fatalities had risen, the report said.
The number of accidents increased from 10 during the first three months of 2014 to 12 in first quarter of 2015, according to the report by Bob Breiling, founder of Robert E. Breiling Associates, a safety-data business that recently sold to the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
NBAA:Proposal To Limit Slots At NY, NJ Airports Would Hurt Business Aviation
A proposal bywould reduce the ability of both business- and general-aviation operations to access airports in the New York City area, hurting business aviation users and the fixed base operators (FBOs) who service them, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
The FAA recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would reduce availability of unscheduled slot allocations at LaGuardia Airport and John F.( ) in New York, and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
NetJets’ Pilot Union Files For Mediation in Contract Talks
The NetJets’ pilot union has filed for federal mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) following prolonged contract talks, the union said.