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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 24, 2022
The number of used business jets for sale remains limited heading into 2022, with inventory levels down 55% in January compared to January 2021 and down 12% from December, while average list prices rose 13% year-over-year, according to Jefferies data. 
Jan 21, 2022
Business jet and business turboprop deliveries rose in 2021, but have not yet returned to prepandemic levels of 2019, according to just-released preliminary data by the Aviation Week Network.
Jan 20, 2022
The last new Learjet light business jet, a Learjet 75 Liberty, has rolled off Bombardier’s Wichita production line and into the paint department for completion before customer delivery, Learjet insiders say, bringing production of the iconic Learjet closer to its ultimate conclusion.
Jan 14, 2022
Four Corners Aviation President and COO Cameron Gowans explains how its new business aircraft service offers an alternative to charter and jet cards.
Jan 12, 2022
The 2022 model includes sleeker wing and tail surfaces and redesigned wheel pants, creating up to a 9-kt. increase in true airspeeds, Cirrus says.

Interiors & Connectivity

Jan 20, 2022
Ryan Stone is co-founder, president and director of SmartSky Networks, a North Carolina-based company developing an air-to-ground communications…
Dec 02, 2021
Business aviation is focusing more attention on the environmental impact of materials selected for cabin interiors.
Nov 23, 2021
It’s not just seats and lighting when it comes to cabin comfort.
Nov 23, 2021
OEMs, MROs offer greater cabin comfort while upping utility
Nov 15, 2021
COVID-19 has accelerated our expectations for inflight connectivity, and passengers are becoming increasingly frustrated by data that is delivered…

Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Jan 21, 2022
The U.S. national average for a gallon of Jet-A fuel in January totaled at $5.86, up 6 cents from December.
Jan 21, 2022
Jet Edge International, a private aircraft services provider based in Van Nuys, California, plans to open a base of services at Signature Aviation’s facility at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
Jan 21, 2022
Jet Luxe, a private jet service based in Dubai, has announced its expansion to the Americas, with facilities in Miami covering operations and service in North America, Canada and Latin America, which include charter and concierge services for travelers.
Jan 20, 2022
It’s possible to buy sustainable aviation fuel, even if it’s not available at an FBO, through book and claim programs.
Jan 20, 2022
Marty Kretchman, Signature Flight Support’s senior vice president of operations planning, talks with BCA Editor Lee Ann Shay about its sustainable aviation fuel projections, as well as its book & claim program.

Flight Deck

Jan 12, 2022
In “The 5G Threat to Radio Altimeter Use” (column, Jan. 3),the author fails to understand how embedded radio altimeter signals have become in modern…
Jan 03, 2022
Is the problem radio altimeters or pilot judgment?
Dec 06, 2021
Five lessons learned from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others.
Dec 01, 2021
Pilots crossing the Atlantic could help reduce engine emissions.
Oct 14, 2021
Southeast Aerospace announced partnership with Garmin International to develop IVSI and ESI units in Part 25 aircraft.

Safety, Operations & Regulation

Jan 25, 2022
Additional features to enhance the educational experience of learning about meteorological and human factors challenges of aviation operations in the alpine environment.
Jan 24, 2022
Rapidly changing, localized weather is another risk.
Jan 21, 2022
Is it possible to reduce the risk involved with mountain flying training while simultaneously improving aeronautical decision-making in this unforgiving environment?
Jan 20, 2022
This year is shaping up to be a troubling period for general aviation safety, the leaders of GA and business aviation associations say.
Jan 18, 2022
In my last The Crosscheck column, I wrote about 5G and radio altimeters. A lot of pilots are concerned about the 5G problem, so I’ll discus it…

Maintenance & Training

Jan 24, 2022
Teresa Ortega, a commercially rated pilot and 25-year Textron Aviation veteran, founded Wichita-based Ortega Aviation Services with her flight instructor husband, Kirby Ortega, a former Textron Aviation chief pilot for piston engine operations, in 2018. The company initially offered classroom training along with consulting services for jet maintenance and expanded from there.
Jan 13, 2022
Teresa Ortega, a commercially-rated pilot and 25-year Textron Aviation veteran, founded Wichita-based Ortega Aviation Services with her flight instructor husband, Kirby Ortega, a former Textron Aviation chief pilot for piston engine operations, in 2018.
Jan 06, 2022
Atlas Air Service has acquired Swiss-based AAL, a business aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operation.
Dec 21, 2021
Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus is adding 17 aircraft to its training fleet, including 10 new Cessna 172 Skyhawks with Garmin 1000 avionics, five new Cirrus SR20 aircraft and two Beechcraft Barons.
Dec 21, 2021
New State Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Larchmont, New York, has acquired AVEX, a provider of sales and maintenance for Daher TBM turboprop aircraft in North America.