Gallery: The Week In Business Aviation Apr. 11-15, 2022
April 14, 2022
Gallery: Tecnam Unveils P-Mentor Trainer
Tecnam Aircraft unveiled the P-Mentor new two-seat piston aircraft designed for the training market on April 13 ahead of Aero Friedrichshafen, a general aviation airshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Credit: Tecnam
Flight Path Management Needs A Closer Look
If pilots focus on flight path management instead of on automation. Credit: Caleb DeGard and Google Earth
From The Archives: Airbus To Display Corporate Jet
A French firm took delivery of the first Airbus Corporate Jet, Aero Services Executive, and planned to fly the aircraft non-stop from Paris Le Bourget to New Orleans for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show Sep. 18-20, 2001.
The Learjet Sign Comes Down
The Learjet sign at Bombardier's Wichita site was removed April 11. The building, 3A, was the site of Learjet 75 assembly. Credit: David Gird
Vertiport Projects Unveiled For EVTOL Aircraft
Vertiports designed for future electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are beginning to pop up around the U.S. Credit: Volatus Infrastructure
From The Archives: Rinaldo Piaggio Delivers First Production P180 Avanti
The first production Piaggio P180 Avanti was delivered to Robert J. Pond. According to Piaggio the aircraft's fuel efficiency is the highest as any business turboprop at .84. naut. mi. per pound of fuel.
Convinced That You Have A Good Safety Culture?
“It is worth pointing out that if you are convinced that your organization has a good safety culture, you are almost certainly mistaken…. A safety culture is something that is striven for but rarely attained.” Credit: Llewellyn/Alamy Stock Photo
Inmarsat Names Third Supplier For Bizav Satcom
Inmarsat has named a third equipment supplier for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service for business aviation. Credit: Orbit Communications Systems
From The Archives: Eclipse Aviation's Eclipse 500 Completes First Flight
The Eclipse 500 performed its first flight on Aug. 26, 2002. Aviation Week & Space Technology reported that the Williams International EJ22 turbofan-powered twinjet was pictured lifting off from Albequerque International Sunport, with chief pilot Bill Bubb at the controls.
Video: Bombardier's Final Learjet Delivery
Bombardier delivered the final Learjet to come off the production line on Monday, March 28, ending 60 years of production of the iconic jet started by Learjet founder Bill Lear. Credit: Aviation Week Network
Luxaviation Focuses On Building AAM Ground Network
The FBO division of Europe’s Luxaviation Group plans to develop ground infrastructure for future advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles as it pursues a growth strategy based on building and acquiring new facilities. Credit: Luxaviation
Take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week in the business aviation sector, including the unveiling of Tecnam Aircraft's P-Mentor, thoughts on safety culture, a video of the final Lear Jet delivery, and some gems from the archive.