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.

Paris Air Show Expects 2,380 Exhibitors 
Organizers of the 53rd International Paris Air Show, set for June 17-23 at Paris’ Le Bourget Airport, expect 142,000 trade visitors and 2,380 exhibitors from 48 countries.
Signature Partners With Uber Elevate 
Signature Flight Support has announced a nationwide partnership with Uber Elevate.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Causing Jet Fuel Contamination, Associations Warn 
Bizav member associations, along with an industry-led working group, have released recommendations to mitigate the possibility of diesel exhaust fluid contamination of jet fuel.
First Aircraft Brokers Win IADA Certification 
The International Aircraft Dealers Association, which recently moved toward full professional accreditation for aircraft dealer organizations, has qualified the first group of individual brokers for certification.
GDC Delivers Two Head-of-State BBJ 787s 
Aircraft engineering, modification and completion specialist GDC Technics has completed and delivered two BBJ 787s to a confidential head-of-state client.
After ‘Successful’ 2018, Pilatus Looks To Next Challenge 
Aircraft manufacturer Pilatus posted 2018 sales revenue of 1.092 billion Swiss francs ($1.08 billion).
Bizav Center Planned For Belgium’s Liège Airport 
ASL-JetNetherlands has announced the signing of a contract with Liège Airport in Belgium for construction and operation of a hangar and bizav terminal.
EBACE To Stress Education, Sustainability 
The CEO of urban mobility startup Volocopter will join UK Parliament member Grant Shapps to open the 2019 European Business Aviation Association Conference & Exhibition.
Jet Linx Acquires Elliott’s Jet Management Business 
Jet Linx Aviation, a private jet management company, continued its expansion efforts with the acquisition of Elliott Aviation’s private jet management business.
Magellan Launches Elevate Membership Program 
Boston-based Magellan Jets has launched Elevate, a new private jet membership program, calling it “risk-free membership” with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
AviationManuals Unveils New EFVS Package 
AviationManuals, a supplier of aircraft manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, has announced a new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS).
Avinode’s ‘Takeoff Ready’ Goal: Boost Booking Conversions 
Avinode, an online marketplace for private charters, has introduced “Takeoff Ready,” which aims to increase conversions of charter inquiries to bookings.
Eccelsa Aviation Takes The High Season In Stride 
Eccelsa Aviation is an FBO in Sardinia and for most of the year, it's a relatively quiet place. But each June, that changes and there are few busier FBOs.
On Being A Flight Attendant: The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love 
The job of the business aviation flight attendant is one of myriad opportunities and challenges.
How The Flight Attendant Job Began 
By the 1920s, it was apparent that with larger aircraft carrying growing numbers of people, there a cabin crewmember was needed to take care of passengers.
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