Gallery: The Week In Business Aviation May 09-13, 2022
May 09, 2022
Breathing New Life Into Older Models
Aircraft manufacturers in the U.S. plan to reintroduce modernized versions of older helicopter and biplane types, according to recent announcements. Credit: Vertical Aviation Technologies
From The Archives: Fixed-Base Operators Enhance Service To Lure Business From Competitors
In the business flying section of this magazine issue, we focused on fixed-base operators (FBOs) and how fierce the competition between them is "fierce". We reported: "Relatively fewer fuel stops mean the companies must find other ways to attract business."
Jet-A Fuel Rising Prices Surpass 100L
For the first time in more than 14 years, the “record-high spike” in Jet-A fuel prices in the U.S. has surpassed that of 100L, according to a report by GlobalAir.com. Credit: Chalabala / Getty Images
Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 1
Unusual inflight vibrations can be a warning of impending failure. Credit: Transport Canada “Fixed Wing--Make A to C: Feedback--Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports”
From The Archives: Canadian Aerospace: A Tale Of Two Industries
In a feature about Canadian aerospace in late 2000, we reported that the industry was booming. Sales had more than doubled since the 1990s. Civil and commercial airframes are among the strengths of Canada's exported-oriented aerospace industry. The feature showcased a photograph of the Lear 31 executive jet, produced by Bombardier Aerospace, it also majestically graces the front cover.
Industry Facing Deadline To Stop Using Leaded Avgas
Representatives of organizations representing manufacturers, aircraft owners, pilots and aircraft modification companies are grappling with the issues involved with getting the lead out of all aviation gasoline. Credit: Vershinin / Getty Images
NTSB Faults Pilot, Blasts FAA For Hawaii Crash
The pilot’s decision to continue flying under visual flight rules into deteriorating weather conditions caused the December 2019 fatal crash of a Safari Aviation sightseeing helicopter in Hawaii, the NTSB said May 10 in a probable cause finding that faults the FAA for poor leadership and oversight of air tour operators. Credit: Tomas Milosch
Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 2
Get the aircraft safely back to the ground. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Eddie Maloney
From The Archives: Avionics System Lets Helicopter Crews Focus On Search, Rescue
Bell Helicopter Textron/Honeywell's avionics system for Bell's 214ST and 412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters was demonstrated on a flight test by reporter and pilot Nicholas C. Kernstock.
From The Archives: Flying Equipment
In this issue of the then monthly magazine titled Aviation, the section Flying Equipment, showcased two aircraft, the Wacos and the Kinner.
Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 3
Troubleshooting vibrations can be a lengthy process. Credit: Alamy/JMG
Fast 5: Head Of Airbus Corporate Helicopters
Frederic Lemos, head of Airbus Corporate Helicopters speaks about market changes. Credit: Airbus Corporate Helicopters
Take a look at the stories that made the headlines this week in the business aviation sector, including the rising cost of Jet A Fuel, a series on the seriousness of vibrations, and some gems from the archive.