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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has extended some development time lines for new aircraft. Nevertheless, designers and manufacturers of business aircraft continue to advance new and upgraded types, including those summarized here.
May 14, 2021
The year-on-year comparisons look good. But compared to levels of activity before the COVID-19 pandemic, there are few companies active in Europe’s business aviation sector that can claim any significant growth.
May 13, 2021
Authorities said no injuries resulted from a midair collision May 12 near Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, Colorado, that saw one of the aircraft involved—a Cirrus SR22—land safely after the pilot deployed its parachute system.
May 13, 2021
Evaluating the aircraft OEMs' business aircraft in development and see how they fit into the market.
May 12, 2021
Fractional ownership provider Airshare, based in Lenexa, Kansas, has purchased three Challenger 350 super midsize jets from Bombardier with an option for 17 more over the next few years, doubling the size of its fleet.

Interiors & Connectivity

May 12, 2021
LED lights, smart windows, improved air management and integrated galleys can be expected to improve the flight experience.
May 11, 2021
Providers of communications equipment and networks to business aviation are readying for a plethora of new capacity by building systems for business aircraft that will be compatible with Ku-band, Ka-band or both of the frequency bands supporting high-speed, inflight communications. Systems and plans of some major providers are summarized.
Apr 13, 2021
This webinar took place April 13, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on cabin air and cleanliness. Watch the webinar to hear the panel…
Apr 09, 2021
Moving beyond purpose-built business jets, the creators of cabin designs and external liveries are pursuing increasing opportunities with VIP versions of both narrowbody and widebody commercial jets. 

Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

May 10, 2021
Book-and-claim gives willing business aviation customers access to the benefits of sustainable aviation fuels.
May 07, 2021
Looking into 2021 and beyond, the business aviation sector is a tale of two worlds when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.
May 05, 2021
BCA editor Bill Carey speaks with Vishal Hiremath, co-founder of fractional ownership company JetIt, about plans to launch sister company JetClub in Europe.
Apr 30, 2021
Business aviation flight activity in the U.S. continues to recover, with activity only down 5% in April compared to April 2019, according to WingX Advance.
Apr 23, 2021
The organizers of Aero Friedrichschafen in Germany, which had been postponed until July, have canceled the event for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flight Deck

May 11, 2021
As the technology enters its 15th year of service in business aviation, fly-by-wire benefits are known better among pilots than buyers.
Apr 22, 2021
Folklore: Once we lose sight of the aimpoint, it is time to flare
Apr 21, 2021
The secret science behind the art
Apr 16, 2021
Examining automated systems and situation awareness.

Safety, Operations & Regulation

May 14, 2021
This webinar took place May 14, 2021 and sponsored by L3Harris. It’s time to move beyond awareness to taking action. How can flight departments make…
May 13, 2021
The National Business Aviation Association says it is opposing bills by the Massachusetts legislature that, if passed, would repeal aircraft tax exemptions and impose $1,000 landing fees on business and general aviation operations.
May 10, 2021
This webinar took place May 10, 2021. Brexit has brought multiple changes to the business aviation industry. For one, operators have been struggling…
May 07, 2021
Hong Kong-based crew breaks duty day rules
May 06, 2021
Editor’s Note: This is the third of a four-part series on the automatic response “We can do that!” The better thought might be, “Should we do that?”…

Maintenance & Training

May 14, 2021
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is offering four-year, tuition-free scholarships in an aviation-related field to Vaughn College in Queens to promote jobs in the industry.
May 13, 2021
Simulator technology is improving and such highly realistic devices are becoming widespread. But real aircraft are fashionable again in pilot…
May 06, 2021
National Flight Simulator (NFS) welcomed a better-than-expected turnout for the Aviation Weekend it hosted May 1-2 at its headquarters at Manchester…
May 05, 2021
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Helicopter Institute have teamed with other partners to develop training scenarios for helicopter pilots using virtual reality simulators.
May 04, 2021
European Air Service Group CEO Laurent Gauthier speaks to BCA