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Business & Commercial Aviation, March 2019

Letter from the President

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A Year to Accelerate: A Letter From The President

Feb 22, 2019
The Aviation Week core remains strong, thanks to our commitment to invest in top-notch editorial and data teams that lead industry coverage all over the globe.

Viewpoint

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Promising Alternatives: Different Kinds Of Go-Juice

Feb 22, 2019
While the "Green New Deal" is a dead man's hand, it has a worthy goal of protecting our environment. For aviation, there are opportunities to cut its emissions.

Intelligence

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Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: February 2019

Feb 22, 2019
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in February 2019.
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NBAA: The Need For Pilots And Mechanics Is Immediate

Feb 22, 2019
With the battle against ATC privatization behind it, the NBAA is focusing on the industry's pressing shortage of pilots, mechanics and other professions.
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Drones Must Now Display Registration Numbers On Exteriors

Feb 22, 2019
Concerned about explosives that might be concealed inside a UAV, the FAA now requires owners to display their registration numbers on outside surfaces.
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Honeywell To Cease Wichita Operations

Feb 22, 2019
Honeywell Aerospace is closing its longtime office at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and moving repair and overhaul operations 170 mi. northeast to Olathe, Kansas.
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Diamond Aircraft To Double Production

Feb 22, 2019
Diamond Aircraft Group plans to double aircraft production and increase its staff at its facilities in Austria and Canada in 2019 as demand increases.
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Blue Bear Begins Flights For BVLOS Corridor

Feb 22, 2019
British unmanned aircraft developer Blue Bear Systems Research has begun flights along a corridor established in the UK for beyond-visual-line-of-sight testing.
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Bombardier Wins Global 7500 EASA Approval

Feb 22, 2019
Bombardier's Global 7500 has earned European Aviation Safety Agency certification, which follows approvals from Transport Canada and the FAA.
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Leonardo Envisions AW609 Certification By Year-End

Feb 22, 2019
By year-end, Leonardo hopes that after a decade in the making its AW609 commercial tiltrotor finally will be awarded certification.
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EASA OKs Rolls-Royce Design Authorization Transfer To Germany

Feb 22, 2019
EASA has approved a Rolls-Royce request to transfer design authorization to Germany from Britain as a precaution against a possible no-deal Brexit.
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Sikorsky And Blade Team For Urban Air Mobility

Feb 22, 2019
Sikorsky has signed an agreement with on-demand helicopter provider Blade that will give the manufacturing company with urban-air-mobility market data.
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Amalfitano: Partnership With Boeing Would Aid Embraer Executive Jets

Feb 22, 2019
According to the head of Embraer Executive Aircraft, a potential Boeing-Embraer partnership would benefit his division, which would become Embraer's largest.
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Vision Jet Prompts FAA To Propose Change For ATP Certificates

Feb 22, 2019
The introduction of the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet has prompted the FAA to propose a change in regulations for obtaining an initial transport pilot certificate.
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Boeing Makes ‘Significant Investment’ In Aerion

Feb 22, 2019
Boeing reports having made a significant investment in supersonic business-jet developer Aerion to accelerate development of its Mach 1.4 AS2.
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Clay Lacy Opens 24/7 MRO Facility At Van Nuys

Feb 22, 2019
Clay Lacy Aviation has opened a new round-the-clock aircraft MRO facility for its FAR Part 145 repair station at Van Nuys Airport outside Los Angeles.
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NTSB Releases ‘Most Wanted List’ Of Safety Improvements

Feb 22, 2019
The NTSB's biennial "Most Wanted List" of safety improvements includes a recommendation to hold FAR Part 135 ops to the same requirements as scheduled airlines.
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TBM Turboprops Complete Flights Over South Pole

Feb 22, 2019
Owners and pilots of two Daher TBM turboprops recently completed milestone, 2,700-nm flights over the South Pole.
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Report Says IAI Approves Development of Advanced G280

Feb 22, 2019
Israel Aerospace Industries reportedly has approved the development of an advanced model of the Gulfstream Aerospace G280, which it manufactures under license.
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Bell 407GXi Earns China Approval

Feb 22, 2019
The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
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FAA Issues Waiver To State Farm To Fly BVLOS Drones

Feb 22, 2019
State Farm has received a long-term FAA waiver to fly drones beyond the operator's visual line of sight and over people, activities that have been restricted.
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Jetex Dubai Builds On Success

Feb 22, 2019
Jetex Flight Support is one of the world's fastest-growing FBO chains with 29 facilities and more to come, but its Jetex Dubai facility remains its showpiece.
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Orlando-Melbourne Airport Seeks Developer For Fly-In Hotel

Feb 22, 2019
Orlando-Melbourne (Florida) International Airport officials are seeking developers to build an upscale hotel with airfield access.
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Avfuel Brands FBO In Turks And Caicos

Feb 22, 2019
Avfuel has added Blue Heron Aviation in the Turks and Caicos Islands to its network of independent FBOs.
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Lynx FBO Network Acquires World Jet Assets At Fort Lauderdale

Feb 22, 2019
Lynx FBO Network has acquired the FBO assets of World Jet Inc. at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) in Florida.

Fast Five

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Questions For True-Lock Aviation Fasteners' Leslie Weinstein

Feb 22, 2019
Questions for Leslie Weinstein, manager of True-Lock Aviation Fasteners, Boise, Idaho; and founder, Turtles Fly Too (turtlesflytoo.org).

Cause & Circumstance

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Deviations From SOP Leaves Embraer Business Jet Seriously Damaged

Feb 22, 2019
An Embraer business jet was damaged when it stalled during the flare phase of a final approach, impacted the ground and came to a stop at an edge of the runway.
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Gaithersburg Accident Involved EMB-500 Stall In Icing Conditions

Feb 22, 2019
The BFU took note of the December 2014 accident at Gaithersburg, Maryland, involving an EMB-500 in which the airplane stalled in icing conditions.
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Accidents In Brief: Selected Accidents And Incidents

Feb 22, 2019
Selected accidents and incidents from February 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.

Operations

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Dodging The Golden BB: Neither Good Luck Nor Bad Is A Strategy

Feb 22, 2019
There is a theory in military aviation that enemy flak, anti-aircraft rounds or even missiles don't matter because only one is meant for you.
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Tracking Tires: Critical Elements For Pre- And Post-Flight Inspections

Feb 22, 2019
An aircraft’s tires are critical safety items for every pre- and post flight inspection. Ignoring or abusing them can cause lots of expensive damage.
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Blurred Responsibility For Checking Tire Pressures On Charter Aircraft

Feb 22, 2019
The FAA said checking the tires on the Learjet 60 is preventive maintenance, and as such pilots would not be permitted to do it as part of a preflight check.

Personal Perspective

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Auditing A Career: There's Life In Business Aviation After Flight Deck

Feb 22, 2019
Personal Perspective: Here is proof that you can contribute to business aviation after exiting the flight deck.

Management

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Insuring Drones: British Companies Want To Push UAS Industry To Next Level

Feb 22, 2019
London-based startup argues its approach to insuring drone flights is encouraging pilots to think more carefully about minimizing risk.

Technique

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Maintaining Autorotation Proficiency: Practice Vital To Helo Training

Feb 22, 2019
As long as there are helicopters, the necessity will remain for the pilot to be proficient in autorotations.
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High-Density Altitude Autorotations Are Different

Feb 22, 2019
BCA visited nine flight schools in Florida (1), California (1), Hawaii (2), Montana (1) and Utah (4) to sample autorotation training in helicopters.
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How Simulators Can Benefit Helicopter Training

Feb 22, 2019
Managers whose fleets include helicopters are faced with multiple choices in keeping their pilots proficient in autorotations.
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Information Sources To Help Flight Schools And Instructors

Feb 22, 2019
Collaborative working groups within the helicopter industry have published a wealth of informative recommendations to help flight schools and instructors.
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Common Autorotation Training Errors

Feb 22, 2019
The FAA and numerous industry documents have compiled lists of typical student errors during autorotation training.
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Trends From 2016-17 Autorotation Training Accidents

Feb 22, 2019
A total of 61 helicopter accident investigation reports involving an autorotation are contained in the NTSB's accident database for 2016 and 2017.
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Touchdown Autorotation Pros And Cons

Feb 22, 2019
There are vocal advocates who believe learning an autorotation procedure all the way to the ground is better as it provides the maneuver’s actual look and feel.

Technology

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As a Utility, Can GPS Afford To Be Open To Malicious Interference?

Feb 22, 2019
Back in the 1980s, Charlie Trimble, founder of a small navigation equipment firm, predicted GPS would eventually become a utility or essential public service.

Piloting

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Grounded! Getting Your Medical Reinstated

Feb 22, 2019
As good preparation for your next medical certificate examination, it’s advisable to download and peruse the FAA’s Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners.

Point of Law

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Hangar Rights And Restrictions On Usage

Feb 22, 2019
If you are paying your monthly hangar rent, can you use it as you please? No. FAA rules come down from the sky, across the ramp and into your hangar.

20/Twenty

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Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A: Midsize Cabin On Light-Jet Airframe

Feb 22, 2019
Operators love the aircraft’s speed, but most say they need as much as one more hour of range.

On Duty

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News Of Business Aviation Promotions, Appointments And Honors

Feb 22, 2019
News of business aviation promotions, appointments and honors.

Product & Services Previews

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BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews

Feb 22, 2019
BCA business aviation product and service previews.

BCA 50 Years Ago

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Business & Commercial Aviation News From March 1969

Feb 22, 2019
Business & Commercial Aviation news from March 1969.​

 

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