Business Aviation http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7385/more en Fokker Selected For 737-800 Head-Of-State Completion http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/fokker-selected-737-800-head-state-completion <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies</strong>, has been selected by Boeing to carry out a green completion of a 737-800 for an undisclosed Asian head of state. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Fokker Services Netherlands in October 2015, with a scheduled redelivery in August 2016. The company is currently working on completion of a green ACJ319 for an undisclosed customer, for delivery in the first quarter of 2015. Its previous VIP conversions include Airbus A318, A319 and A320 aircraft, as well as Bombardier CRJ series and Fokker aircraft.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/fokker-selected-737-800-head-state-completion#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237271 at http://aviationweek.com Vincent Tchengang to Head ACJC http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/vincent-tchengang-head-acjc <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Vincent Tchengang, formerly Airbus regional sales director</strong> covering airlines in Africa and the Indian Ocean, has joined the Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC) as its new head of services sales. He will manage a team of sales directors dedicated to VIP services marketing worldwide.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/vincent-tchengang-head-acjc#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237301 at http://aviationweek.com Industry Groups Appeal Damaging Cuts http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/industry-groups-appeal-damaging-cuts <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Piaggio&rsquo;s latest version</strong> of the Avanti turboprop twin, the EVO, was awarded European certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Dec. 9. U.S. certification from the FAA is expected within the next few weeks as well as Indian certification as the first two Avanti EVO aircraft will be delivered to Indian customers. The EVO has a number of significant modifications that boost efficiency, reduce operating costs, provide greater levels of comfort for passengers, and reduce internal and external noise.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/industry-groups-appeal-damaging-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/industry-groups-appeal-damaging-cuts#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237411 at http://aviationweek.com Honeywell Teams With Saudi Oger And GDC Technics http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/honeywell-teams-saudi-oger-and-gdc-technics <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Honeywell Aerospace</strong> scored two firsts for the region at the recent Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai when it signed up construction and management giant Saudi Oger as the launch customer in the region for its Boeing Business Jet avionics maintenance plan, and an unnamed launch customer for its BBJ 131-9B auxiliary power unit maintenance plan. It also appointed Arab-owned, U.S.-based GDC Technics to retrofit its JetWave satellite communications system in Airbus and Boeing VIP aircraft.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/honeywell-teams-saudi-oger-and-gdc-technics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/honeywell-teams-saudi-oger-and-gdc-technics#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237421 at http://aviationweek.com Pratt & Whitney Canada To Invest $1 Billion Over Next 4½ Years http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pratt-whitney-canada-invest-1-billion-over-next-4-years <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada (P&amp;WC) will invest more than $1 billion</strong> in research and development over the next 4 1/2 years to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines, the company announced in early December. The investment includes a $300 million repayable contribution from the government of Canada under the Strategic Aerospace and Defense Initiative program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pratt-whitney-canada-invest-1-billion-over-next-4-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/pratt-whitney-canada-invest-1-billion-over-next-4-years#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237431 at http://aviationweek.com North American Flight Activity Sees 13-Month Growth http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/north-american-flight-activity-sees-13-month-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Signs of a recovery </strong>in the business aviation sector are reinforced by predictions of a 13-consecutive-month increase in flight activity when the December figures come in. Analysts at TRAQPak estimate there will be <strong>1.4% growth in overall flight activity year over year in December, following a 3.7% increase in November vs. the same month a year earlier.</strong> TRAQPac is the intelligence data arm of Argus International. The results by operational category were positive across the board, with Part 135 reporting the largest growth, up 8.6%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/north-american-flight-activity-sees-13-month-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/north-american-flight-activity-sees-13-month-growth#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237441 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Business Jets Names Longridge New President http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/boeing-business-jets-names-longridge-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Boeing has named David Longridge </strong>as president of Boeing Business Jets following the promotion of <strong>Capt. Steve Taylor to chief pilot of Boeing&rsquo;s Flight Services unit.</strong> <strong>Longridge, a 21-year veteran of Boeing, most recently served as sales director based in the U.K., leading the British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and TUI accounts. He was previously a sales director for BBJ when the group was founded in 1996.</strong> Taylor leaves BBJ on a high note. <strong>While at BBJ, the organization sold 28 jetliners to be outfitted as VIP aircraft.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/boeing-business-jets-names-longridge-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/boeing-business-jets-names-longridge-new-president#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237451 at http://aviationweek.com Warning Sounded For Final 20 Seconds http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/warning-sounded-final-20-seconds <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Downloaded CVR and FDR preliminary information </strong>from an Embraer Phenom 100 that crashed 1 mi. short of the runway at the Montgomery County Airpark outside Washington, D.C. on Dec. 8 <strong>revealed that the aircraft&rsquo;s automated stall warning system sounded continuously for the final 20 sec. of the flight, according to NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt. </strong>The accident killed the pilot and the two passengers on the jet as well as a woman and her two children in one of three houses struck by debris.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/warning-sounded-final-20-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/warning-sounded-final-20-seconds#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237461 at http://aviationweek.com Turbomeca Marks Two Major Milestones http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/turbomeca-marks-two-major-milestones <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Two major milestones coincided within days of each other at Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of helicopter engines: the 40th anniversary of the first flight of its Arriel engine, and the entry into service of its latest engine, the Arrius 2B2 Plus. The Arrius B2B Plus entered service this month on an Airbus Helicopter EC135 T3 with Italian mountain rescue operator Aiut Alpin Dolomites.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/turbomeca-marks-two-major-milestones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/turbomeca-marks-two-major-milestones#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237471 at http://aviationweek.com RUAG Completes Europe’s First Falcon 2000 Pro Line 21 Upgrade http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ruag-completes-europe-s-first-falcon-2000-pro-line-21-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>RUAG Aviation recently completed the first upgrade in Europe of a Falcon 2000 with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics replacing the aircraft&rsquo;s Pro Line 4 cockpit. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA-approved upgrade is also available for the Falcon 2000EX. RUAG carried out the upgrade at its Lugano, Switzerland, facility during a 3C inspection, which was itself the first performed at that location.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ruag-completes-europe-s-first-falcon-2000-pro-line-21-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ruag-completes-europe-s-first-falcon-2000-pro-line-21-upgrade#comments Business Aviation BCA Intelligence North America Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1237481 at http://aviationweek.com