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Kirby Harrison


Kirby Harrison is a freelance writer for The Weekly of Business Aviation, Business & Commercial Aviation and others in the Informa publishing chain. Harrison joined the Navy in 1962 and spent 20 years in the service, virtually all of it as a photojournalist, traveling from small islands in the South Pacific to Vietnam to the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. When Harrison retired from the Navy, he went back to college and graduated in 1971 from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's Degree in Photojournalism. Along the way, he spent two years as a news photographer at the Daily Press & Times Herald in Newport News, Virginia, and three years working for Studio Sebe in Nice, France as a photographer. More recently, before retiring, he worked nearly 20 years for Naval Aviation News.

Maintenance Techs Will Be in Short Supply
The recently released “Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook – 2019-2038” warns of a shortage of aviation maintenance technicians.
NBAA-BACE To Highlight Innovation In Las Vegas 
The National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition on Oct. 22-24 will bring together dozens of topics and educational sessions, along with the latest business aircraft products and services.
Valcora, Shell Team On Emissions Offset 
Digital aviation fuel supplier Valcora has signed its first third-party agreement with an aviation fuel provider to offer customers more ways of offsetting carbon emissions.
King Aero BBJ Refurb Work Increasing 
Customer demand for Boeing Business Jet interior refurbishment at King Aerospace is on the rise.
Safran Landing Systems Launches New Test Laboratory 
Safran Landing Systems is building a new $15.25 million test laboratory in France, called ExceLAB, to test capabilities for new systems, from prototypes to finished products, across a broad range of simulated operating conditions.
Airshare Expanding Into Upper Midwest 
Private aviation provider Airshare, based in Lenexa, Kansas, is expanding its operation into the Upper Midwest, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville markets.
Crunch Coming As ADS-B Compliance Mandate Nears 
The push is on for aircraft owners and operators to comply with the required upgrades for automatic dependence surveillance broadcast, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
In Search Of A Cleaner Aircraft Cabin 
The closed environment of the aircraft cabin has often been described as an incubation tank for bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic organisms.
In Search Of A Cleaner Aircraft Cabin 
The closed environment of the aircraft cabin has often been described as an incubation tank for bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic organisms.
Duncan Offers Nondestructive Testing Mobile Service  1
Duncan Aviation has begun mobile services for nondestructive testing (NDT) for business aircraft, including helicopters.
Jet Linx Welcomes New Partner Medjet 
Private jet management and jet card membership provider Jet Linx has recently welcomed Birmingham, Alabama-based air ambulance provider Medjet as the newest partner to join its Elevated Lifestyle client benefits program.
Yingling Making Plans For Generational Succession 
Lynn Nichols, chairman and CEO of Wichita-based full-service FBO Yingling Aviation, has announced the elevation of his son Andrew Nichols from chief financial officer to president.
XJet London Takes Service To New Heights 
XJet's FBO at London-Stansted Airport is setting new standards in luxury with its "tailored branding" service introduced in June.
AEA Reports Q2 Avionics Sales Of $1.5 Billion 
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s Second Quarter 2019 Avionics Market Report released Aug. 12 reported sales in the first half of 2019 in the amount of $1.5 billion, representing a 4.1% increase in total sales compared with 2018.
Blackhawk Wins STC For ‘World’s Fastest’ King Air 
Blackhawk Aerospace has earned a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA that it says will transform the Beechcraft King Air 300 into “the fastest King Air in the world.”

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