Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Must Outthink Marketplace, New Embraer CEO Says http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/must-outthink-marketplace-new-embraer-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">One of the largest challenges for business jet manufacturers is aligning production levels with demand. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/must-outthink-marketplace-new-embraer-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/must-outthink-marketplace-new-embraer-ceo-says#comments AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories OEMs/Suppliers AWIN North America Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:49:00 +0000 1601231 at http://aviationweek.com Michael Amalfitano: Embraer Executive Jets The Great Hesitation http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/great-hesitation <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s economy can be summed in three words—The Great Hesitation. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/great-hesitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/great-hesitation#comments AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories Forecasts/Industry Data AWIN North America Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:29:00 +0000 1601121 at http://aviationweek.com Todd Evans: EDC Economics Harlow Develops First Auto Throttle For Business Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/harlow-develops-first-auto-throttle-business-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Harlow Aerostructures, a component supplier to the aviation industry, has developed its first auto throttle for new general aviation aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/harlow-develops-first-auto-throttle-business-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/harlow-develops-first-auto-throttle-business-aircraft#comments AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories Suppliers AWIN North America Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:03:00 +0000 1601101 at http://aviationweek.com Jim Barnes: Harlow Aerostructures Business Aviation Operations Restricted At Toronto Airport http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/business-aviation-operations-restricted-toronto-airport <div class="node-body article-body">Business and general aviation operators using Toronto Pearson International Airport will need to work around new restrictions published in a directive issued by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority on March 7. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/business-aviation-operations-restricted-toronto-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/business-aviation-operations-restricted-toronto-airport#comments AWIN_BizAv Airports AW.com Business Aviation Top Stories North America Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:08:00 +0000 1600981 at http://aviationweek.com Toronto Pearson International Airport EBAA Appoints New CEO http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/ebaa-appoints-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Brandon Mitchener has been appointed chief executive officer of the European Business Aviation Association, effective April 3. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/ebaa-appoints-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/ebaa-appoints-new-ceo#comments AWIN_BizAv Associations Business Aviation Top Stories AWIN Europe Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:07:00 +0000 1601161 at http://aviationweek.com Jet Linx Expects Steady Demand For Travel To Cuba http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-linx-expects-steady-demand-travel-cuba <div class="node-body article-body">A year after U.S. airlines received authorization to operate in Cuba, they are cutting back on flights to the country, even as private aviation operators anticipate steady growth. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-linx-expects-steady-demand-travel-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awinbizav/jet-linx-expects-steady-demand-travel-cuba#comments AWIN_BizAv Business Aviation Top Stories Charters / Brokers AWIN Latin America/Caribbean Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:52:00 +0000 1601141 at http://aviationweek.com Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—March 2017 http://aviationweek.com/bca/jet-avgas-gallon-fuel-prices-march-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—March 2017</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/jet-avgas-gallon-fuel-prices-march-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/jet-avgas-gallon-fuel-prices-march-2017#comments BCA AW.com Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence chart North America Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596491 at http://aviationweek.com News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (April 2017) http://aviationweek.com/bca/news-promotions-appointments-and-honors-april-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/news-promotions-appointments-and-honors-april-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/news-promotions-appointments-and-honors-april-2017#comments BCA On Duty Global BCA Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596431 at http://aviationweek.com BCA Business Aviation Products And Service Previews http://aviationweek.com/bca/bca-business-aviation-products-and-service-previews-4 <div class="node-body article-body">BCA shares news of the latest products and services for the business aviation industry.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/bca-business-aviation-products-and-service-previews-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/bca-business-aviation-products-and-service-previews-4#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Products & Services Previews Global BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597221 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus HH/MH-65 Dolphins Pass 1.5 Million Flight Hours http://aviationweek.com/bca/airbus-hhmh-65-dolphins-pass-15-million-flight-hours <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of HH/MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search and rescue helicopters as they recently passed 1.5 million flight hours. <p>&ldquo;This is an enormous accomplishment for the U.S. Coast Guard, and for Airbus,&rdquo; said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. &ldquo;We are proud of the great work the men and women of the Coast Guard perform with these aircraft. They have saved countless lives and guarded our nation&rsquo;s borders and ports.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/airbus-hhmh-65-dolphins-pass-15-million-flight-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/airbus-hhmh-65-dolphins-pass-15-million-flight-hours#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597161 at http://aviationweek.com First Flight For Second G600 Test Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/bca/first-flight-second-g600-test-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">Gulfstream Aerospace's second G600 flight-test aircraft flew for the first time Feb. 24, joining the manufacturer's flight-test program. The flight lasted 4 hr. 26 min. The first G600 aircraft had its first flight Dec .17 from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Since then, the aircraft has flown more than 150 hr. The aircraft is undergoing flutter testing, and is expanding the flight envelope.&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/first-flight-second-g600-test-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/first-flight-second-g600-test-aircraft#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597151 at http://aviationweek.com Gulfstream And BAE Systems Win Laureate http://aviationweek.com/bca/gulfstream-and-bae-systems-win-laureate <div class="node-body article-body">Gulfstream and BAE Systems set out to reintroduce the intuitiveness of mechanically coupled flight controls by integrating electronically coupled sidesticks on the G500 and G600 business jets, set for certification this year and next year, respectively. Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets will be the first commercial FBW aircraft with active sidesticks in service. For that achievement Gulfstream and BAE Systems were awarded the Aviation Week 2017 Technology Laureate during a gala in Washington. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/gulfstream-and-bae-systems-win-laureate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/gulfstream-and-bae-systems-win-laureate#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597141 at http://aviationweek.com Leonardo Plans The Next-Generation Tiltrotor http://aviationweek.com/bca/leonardo-plans-next-generation-tiltrotor <div class="node-body article-body">With certification of its AW609 commercial tiltrotor finally in sight, Leonardo is now embarking on the next step of its tiltrotor journey. Backed by the European Union&rsquo;s Clean Sky 2 aeronautical research program, the Anglo-Italian aerospace company is putting the finishing touches to the architecture it envisions will shape its next tiltrotor and potentially give Europe the lead in fast civil rotorcraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/leonardo-plans-next-generation-tiltrotor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/leonardo-plans-next-generation-tiltrotor#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Europe BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597131 at http://aviationweek.com Robinson Considers Diesel Engine For R44 http://aviationweek.com/bca/robinson-considers-diesel-engine-r44 <div class="node-body article-body">Robinson Helicopters is considering adopting a diesel engine for a future derivative of its R44 piston-engine light helicopter. The company is &ldquo;holding strong to putting a diesel&rdquo; in the R44 over the next 3-4 yr., CEO Kurt Robinson announced in a speech to the Western Museum of Flight in Hawthorne, California, late last year. The helicopter manufacturer is working with a &ldquo;couple of different [engine] manufacturers,&rdquo; Robinson says. <strong>&ldquo;We have got to get the vibration loads right.</strong></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/robinson-considers-diesel-engine-r44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/robinson-considers-diesel-engine-r44#comments BCA Intelligence Europe BCA Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597121 at http://aviationweek.com AOPA Welcomes Drone Pilots Into The Fold http://aviationweek.com/bca/aopa-welcomes-drone-pilots-fold <div class="node-body article-body">Pivoting to an unprecedented wave of new aircraft owners and pilots, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is now welcoming unmanned aerial vehicle pilots into the fold. &ldquo;Drone pilots are seeking their place in the larger world of aviation and looking for opportunities to expand their experience,&rdquo; said AOPA President Mark Baker. The association noted an <strong>FAA estimate that 1.3 million pilots will be certificated to operate drones </strong>under 14 CFR Part 107 by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/aopa-welcomes-drone-pilots-fold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/aopa-welcomes-drone-pilots-fold#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597111 at http://aviationweek.com XTI Aircraft Developing TriFan 600 Business Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/bca/xti-aircraft-developing-trifan-600-business-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">XTI Aircraft Co., a Denver-based startup aircraft manufacturer, is hoping to build a hybrid-electric ducted-fan vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) business aircraft. It recently teamed with electric propulsion specialist Bye Aerospace to develop the TriFan 600.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/xti-aircraft-developing-trifan-600-business-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/xti-aircraft-developing-trifan-600-business-aircraft#comments BCA Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597101 at http://aviationweek.com AvFab Earns EASA Approval For King Air Window Shades http://aviationweek.com/bca/avfab-earns-easa-approval-king-air-window-shades <div class="node-body article-body">AvFab has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for pleated window shades on Beechcraft King Air 200, B200 and B200GT aircraft. The shades replace the factory-installed polarizers and can be closed when the aircraft is parked. The shades are flame retardant, have an antibacterial coating, provide Sun protection, reflect heat and are available in several colors. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/avfab-earns-easa-approval-king-air-window-shades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/avfab-earns-easa-approval-king-air-window-shades#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Europe BCA Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597091 at http://aviationweek.com Milstone Aviation Contracts For Six AW139s http://aviationweek.com/bca/milstone-aviation-contracts-six-aw139s <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft leasing company Milestone Aviation Group Ltd. in February announced a contract for six Leonardo AW139 and three AW169 helicopters for delivery this year and next. Milestone leased seven AW169s and 11 AW139s in 2016. The latest deal is valued at $96 million.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/milstone-aviation-contracts-six-aw139s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/milstone-aviation-contracts-six-aw139s#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597081 at http://aviationweek.com EU Approves Air Transport Ops For Single-Engine Turboprops In IMC http://aviationweek.com/bca/eu-approves-air-transport-ops-single-engine-turboprops-imc <div class="node-body article-body">After decades of consideration and debate, the European Union recently approved commercial air transport (CAT) operations for single-engine turboprop aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and at night. The new regulation was to take effect in March.&nbsp; The move was applauded by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as well as individual airframers such as Daher, whose TBMs have been employed in such activities in North America and elsewhere for some time.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/eu-approves-air-transport-ops-single-engine-turboprops-imc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/eu-approves-air-transport-ops-single-engine-turboprops-imc#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Europe BCA Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597071 at http://aviationweek.com P&WC Working On New Helicopter Engine http://aviationweek.com/bca/pwc-working-new-helicopter-engine <div class="node-body article-body">Pratt & Whitney Canada is working on a new 2,000-shp-class helicopter engine that could be ready for market by year-end. According to P&amp;WC President John Saabas the company identified a gap in its product range between the 1,750-shp PT6C-67C/E and the 2,300-shp PW100 family of engines, and the new engine is likely to be a further development of the PT6C core. He says the engine would be ready to launch by year&rsquo;s end, but is waiting for a launch application.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/pwc-working-new-helicopter-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/pwc-working-new-helicopter-engine#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Global BCA Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597061 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Mayors Concerned About ATC Privatization http://aviationweek.com/bca/us-mayors-concerned-about-atc-privatization <div class="node-body article-body">More than 115 mayors from all 50 U.S. states have sent a letter to Congress saying they are concerned about the impact that privatization of air traffic control would have on communities around the country, especially in rural regions. By contrast, large commercial airlines are supporting the idea, which is being advocated by some legislators.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/us-mayors-concerned-about-atc-privatization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/us-mayors-concerned-about-atc-privatization#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597051 at http://aviationweek.com Groups Request Continuation Of Contract Towers Program http://aviationweek.com/bca/groups-request-continuation-contract-towers-program <div class="node-body article-body">A coalition of aviation groups, including the American Association of Airport Executives and U.S. Contract Tower Association, has written leaders of the U.S. Senate and House appropriations committees to request that the FAA appropriations bill continue the contract towers program.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/groups-request-continuation-contract-towers-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/groups-request-continuation-contract-towers-program#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597041 at http://aviationweek.com Weston Aviation Expands UK FBO http://aviationweek.com/bca/weston-aviation-expands-uk-fbo <div class="node-body article-body">Weston Aviation, based in the UK and Ireland, has expanded its Business Aviation Center at Humberside Airport in the UK. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/weston-aviation-expands-uk-fbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/weston-aviation-expands-uk-fbo#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Europe BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597031 at http://aviationweek.com Smyrna Air Center Now Hollingshead Aviation http://aviationweek.com/bca/smyrna-air-center-now-hollingshead-aviation <div class="node-body article-body">Smyrna Air Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, is now Hollingshead Aviation. Jeff Hollingshead is president of the fixed base operation.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/smyrna-air-center-now-hollingshead-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/smyrna-air-center-now-hollingshead-aviation#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597021 at http://aviationweek.com Arizona Public Safety Department To Buy Bell 429 http://aviationweek.com/bca/arizona-public-safety-department-buy-bell-429 <div class="node-body article-body">Bell Helicopter signed a purchase agreement with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Aviation Bureau for a Bell 429 light twin-engine aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/arizona-public-safety-department-buy-bell-429" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/arizona-public-safety-department-buy-bell-429#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597011 at http://aviationweek.com Honeywell Chooses Bird ExecuJet For Services http://aviationweek.com/bca/honeywell-chooses-bird-execujet-services <div class="node-body article-body">Honeywell has selected Bird ExecuJet Airport Services at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to enhance maintenance, repairs and upgrades for customers in India. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/honeywell-chooses-bird-execujet-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/honeywell-chooses-bird-execujet-services#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Asia Pacific BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1597001 at http://aviationweek.com VistaJet Celebrates Its 100,000th Flight http://aviationweek.com/bca/vistajet-celebrates-its-100000th-flight <div class="node-body article-body">VistaJet reports it has conducted more than 100,000 flights carrying 250,000 passengers to 1,600 airports in 187 countries since the charter operator's founding in 2004. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/vistajet-celebrates-its-100000th-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/vistajet-celebrates-its-100000th-flight#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Global BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596991 at http://aviationweek.com Embraer ‘Cautiously Optimistic” About Executive Jet Market http://aviationweek.com/bca/embraer-cautiously-optimistic-about-executive-jet-market <div class="node-body article-body">Embraer is cautiously optimistic about its executive jet segment amid a used aircraft market that remains challenging, the company said March 9 as it released 2016 financial results. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/embraer-cautiously-optimistic-about-executive-jet-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/embraer-cautiously-optimistic-about-executive-jet-market#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Global BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596981 at http://aviationweek.com Uber Among Latest GAMA Members http://aviationweek.com/bca/uber-among-latest-gama-members <div class="node-body article-body">The latest companies to join the General Aviation Manufacturers Association as members include CAMP Systems, Pipistrel and Tamarack Aerospace. New associate members are Ascent Vision Technologies, SmartSky Networks and Uber.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/uber-among-latest-gama-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/uber-among-latest-gama-members#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence Global BCA photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596951 at http://aviationweek.com Delta Private Jets Adds Five Aircraft To Growing Fleet http://aviationweek.com/bca/delta-private-jets-adds-five-aircraft-growing-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Private Jets has added five light and midsize jets to its private jet travel and management business to keep up with growing demand. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/delta-private-jets-adds-five-aircraft-growing-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/delta-private-jets-adds-five-aircraft-growing-fleet#comments BCA Business Aviation Top Stories Intelligence BCA North America photograph Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1596941 at http://aviationweek.com