Gallery: The Week In Business Aviation 2022 Jan. 24-28
January 24, 2022
From The Archives: King Air 90 Stresses Performance
We highlight this pilot report on the King Air 90 published in Aviation Week & Space Technology in the issue of September 24 1979. With more than 25 orders for the F90, Beech said would it dominate the production line of the series 90 King Airs.
Learning About Mountain Weather, Part 2
An inherent risk with mountain flying includes rapidly changing conditions and the localized nature of mountain weather.
Fast 5: Need For Pilot Training And MRO Consulting
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.
From The Archives: Aircraft Loan Money In Record Supply
"More money is available for aircraft loans than ever before." You don't hear that said very often. Read how business aviation was experiencing a boom in 1979 and the factors encouraging financial institutions to continue agreeing to aircraft loans including the view that aircraft will retain their market values, and therefore provide good collateral for loans.
Learning About Mountain Weather, Part 3
Additional features to enhance the educational experience of learning about meteorological and human factors challenges of aviation operations in the alpine environment. Photo credit: Kimberly Henneman
NBAA Advances New Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation Program
The program identifies those in the business aviation industry who meet “exceptional environmental sustainability standards.” The goal is to encourage and help advance a sustainability culture, especially for newcomers to the effort, NBAA says. Credit: Nigel Prevett/Aviation Week Network
Fast 5: Driving FBO Sustainability
BCA spoke with Megan Eisenstein, NATA managing director of industry and regulatory affairs, about the Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses and other steps the association is taking to promote environmentally friendly business operations and practices. Credit: National Air Transportation Association
20/Twenty: The Citation Sovereign Still Reigns
The Citation 680 entered service as the Sovereign in September 2004 and was reintroduced as the improved Sovereign+ in December 2013. Credit: Credit: NetJets
From The Archives: Corporate Orders Set Records
The aviation industry is cyclical and in 1979 the business aviation sector in particular, was experiencing a surge at this time. Corporate operators had been encouraged by increasing traffic demands, deregulation of airlines and other factors. Read more in our archive.
Uncontrolled Roll, A Cessna 525A Loses Control Part 1
The task of trying to understand what caused the roll of a Cessna 525A and why the pilot failed to recover from it took the National Transportation Safety Board almost three years. In the end, they were able to provide only partial answers. Credit: National Transportation Safety Board
The Brothers Bellum By James Albright
If you wanted to know what it was like to be in the ejection seat as the B-52's Electronic Warfare officer, and the in-flight responsibilities, challenges and concerns confronting B-52 flight crews in combat, read The Brothers Bellum by James Albright.
From The Archives: Completion Centers' Booming
Completion centers are experiencing a high volume of business and competitive demands for new design for cabinetry, seats and galleys. It's a highly specialized profession and while experiencing an upward turn, it is not without its challenges.
Take a look at this gallery of images from the stories that made the headlines this week in the business aviation sector, including a look into the archives to discover how a King Air 90 handles in a pilot report, and more learnings about mountain flying.