The NTSB’s 11-month investigation revealed nonstandard checklist usage and sterile cockpit violations, along with lax cockpit attitude. Credit: NTSB report, 2014
Will Flight Data Monitoring Transform Safety?
While flight data monitoring (FDM) or FOQA (Flight Operational Quality Assurance) has been around in the commercial airline industry for decades, business aviation has been much slower to adopt this technology, for many reasons. Credit: CloudAhoy
Fast 5: Honda Aircraft CEO Reflects On Career, Future
A Q&A with Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft founding president and CEO, who is retiring on March 31. Credit: Honda Aircraft Co.
From The Archives: Citation Excel Strives To Be Two Jets In One
Edward H. Phillips, pilot and author of this report tells readers how Cessna's new Citation Model 560XL balances performances against cost, without sacrificing cabin comfort, as he test flew the manufacturer's latest model, in an article published in February 1999.
A Flight With Unreliable Airspeed, Part 1
A highly experienced Air Force fighter pilot lost control of his recently acquired Cessna 421B in 2019 while flying in icing conditions. Credit: NTSB
From The Archives: Grumman Gulfstream Pilot Report
The Grumman Gulfstream aircraft, which had its first flight on Aug. 14, 1958, was treated to a test flight over a year later, by one of our reporters who discusses the flight capabilities, fuel system, climb rate, cockpit and instrumentation.
Airspace Closures Add Flight Hours For Corporations
The closure of Russian airspace stemming from that country’s invasion of Ukraine is forcing international operators to divert from traditional routes between the U.S. to India and the Asia-Pacific region. Credit: Delta Air Lines
Sikorsky Puts S-76D On Ice, Seeks License Production Partner
Amid lackluster sales and costly new certification requirements, Sikorsky is no longer accepting orders for the S-76D, effectively shutting down the 45-year-old medium helicopter program. Credit: Sikorsky Archives
A Flight With Unreliable Airspeed, Part 2
For airplanes that lack an unreliable airspeed procedure, a little time observing and writing down the nominal pitch and power settings for climb, cruise, descent and fully configured approach would be time well spent. Credit: NTSB
From The Archives: New Jetstar 3 Model Shown By Lockheed
Lockheed showed a model of a new three-engined JetStar 3 to potentially replace its four-engined Lockheed JetStar but as with new business plans, marketing studies are underway. Read the article published in the issue of Oct. 6, 1969 of Aviation Week & Space Technology
Take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week in the business aviation sector, including an interview with the soon-to-retire CEO of Honda Aircraft, a look back at the Cessna Citation 560XL pilot report and why pilot professionalism, all the time, is the only way in our industry.