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Business & Commercial Aviation, April 2019

Viewpoint

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Milestone Next: Rather Than Seclusion, This Is Coming To City Center

Mar 25, 2019
HAI President Matt Zuccaro tells HAI attendees unmanned and eVTOL machines are “not a threat” to helicopter operators “and you’ve got to get your heads around that.”

Readers' Feedback

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Readers' Feedback

Mar 25, 2019
Readers comment on past articles.

Intelligence

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

Mar 25, 2019
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in March 2019.
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Daher Upgrades Single-Engine TBM 940 Turboprop

Mar 25, 2019
Daher has upgraded its single-engine turboprop. Improvements to the TBM 940 include an automated throttle, automatic deicing system and redesigned seats.
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Elwell Says FAA Will Not Segregate Drones

Mar 25, 2019
The acting FAA administrator says the agency's role is to enable the UAS industry, but so it does not impinge on the rest of the National Airspace System.
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Boeing Picks Epic For New-Aircraft Sustainable Fuel Delivery

Mar 25, 2019
Boeing has selected Epic Fuels to provide sustainable Jet-A fuel for its new-aircraft delivery program and has begun offering customers its use on delivery flights
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BRS Parachute System Saves Lives

Mar 25, 2019
BRS Aerospace reports its whole-aircraft parachute system recently saved its 400th and 401st lives, considered noteworthy achievements in aviation safety.
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4,000 Civil Turbine Helicopter Deliveries Predicted In Next Five Years

Mar 25, 2019
Honeywell's Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook is forecasting 4,000 civil helicopters could be delivered by manufacturers over the next five years.
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Boeing Purchases Houston-Based ForeFlight

Mar 25, 2019
Boeing continues to expand its number of subsidiaries, recently closing on ForeFlight, a provider of mobile and web-based aviation applications.
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True Blue Power Introduces Gen5 Battery

Mar 25, 2019
True Blue Power, which makes lithium-ion batteries, has introduced fifth-generation main-ship batteries engineered to address lead-acid and NiCad challenges.
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Kopter Group To Build SH09 Helicopters In Louisiana

Mar 25, 2019
Kopter Group, the manufacturer of the SH09 single-engine light helicopter, hopes to eventually assemble as many as 100 of them annually at a Louisiana facility.
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Farnborough Airshow To End Public Weekend Days

Mar 25, 2019
The Farnborough Airshow is ending its public weekend days. Under the new format, the next event, July 20-24, 2020, will be held over five days instead of seven.
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RUAG Australia Earns EASA Part 145, Receives Patent

Mar 25, 2019
RUAG Australia has been certified as an EASA Part 145 maintenance organization. It offers component MRO and line support for fleets there and in Europe.
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Bombardier Expands Singapore Service Center

Mar 25, 2019
Bombardier is boosting its customer service capabilities in the Asia-Pacifc region by expanding its Singapore Service Center.
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Dassault Acquires TAG’s European Maintenance And ExecuJet’s MRO Ops

Mar 25, 2019
Dassault Aviation recently acquired TAG Aviation's European maintenance activities and the MRO operations of the ExecuJet Group, which offers product support at several locations worldwide.
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Embraer Shareholders Approve Boeing Deal

Mar 25, 2019
Boeing and Embraer expect to close their commercial and defense aircraft joint-venture deals by year-end, now that Embraer shareholders approved the proposals.
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Tru Simulation Delivers ‘Water Bomber’ FFS To Ansett Aviation

Mar 25, 2019
Tru Simulation + Training has delivered a full-flight simulator for the Bombardier CL-415 "water bomber" to Ansett Aviation's training center in Milan.
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FSI Adds Airbus Helicopter Training In Denver

Mar 25, 2019
FlightSafety International has added new training courses for Airbus Helicopters at its Denver Learning Center.
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Arab Air Carriers Organization Signs MOU With MedAire

Mar 25, 2019
The Arab Air Carriers Organization has signed a memorandum of understanding with MedAire for aviation security and assistance services.
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Schweizer To Resume Helicopter Production

Mar 25, 2019
After a near-decade hiatus, Schweizer helicopters are returning to production, with two S-300s later this year paving the way for full-rate production in 2020.
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Dassault: We Will Not Invest In Supersonic Business Jet

Mar 25, 2019
Dassault will not be participating in a supersonic business-jet project. A low-boom aircraft still would be too noisy at takeoff, CEO Eric Trappier said.
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Aviation Week’s Laureate Awards Honor Aerospace Achievements

Mar 25, 2019
Bombardier received the Grand Laureate in business aviation for its new Global 7500, at Aviation Week Network's Laureate Awards honoring aerospace achievements.
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FAA Selects Wing For UAS Traffic Management Program

Mar 25, 2019
The FAA has selected Wing, the drone delivery subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, to participate in the agency’s UAS traffic management pilot program.
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Jet Aviation Rebrands Australian Hawker Pacific FBOs

Mar 25, 2019
Jet Aviation has completed the rebranding of its six Hawker Pacific FBOs in Australia under the Jet Aviation name. Jet acquired Hawker Pacific in May 2018.
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TAG Farnborough FBO Brags It Does It All, And More

Mar 25, 2019
TAG Farnborough FBO says it does it all and more, as might be expected of a facility on an airfield that says it offers unparalleled services and amenities.
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Front Range Aviation Becomes Great Falls Jet Center

Mar 25, 2019
Eagle Jet Solutions has acquired Front Range Aviation at Great Falls International Airport in Montana and is changing its name to Great Falls Jet Center.
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Million Air White Plains Opens $70 Million FBO

Mar 25, 2019
Million Air White Plains has opened a new $70 million FBO facility at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York.
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Ross Aviation Acquires Rectrix Aviation

Mar 25, 2019
Ross Aviation has completed its acquisition of Rectrix Aviation, which has a total of five FBOs in and Florida.
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Florida Jet Center Adds U.S. Customs

Mar 25, 2019
Stuart Jet Center in Stuart, Florida, has added a U.S. Customs facility at Witham Field to streamline international travel.
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Avflight Acquires Kelly Western Jet Center

Mar 25, 2019
Avflight Corp. has expanded into Canada at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport by acquiring Kelly Western Jet Center.

Fast Five

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Questions For Astronautics Corp. Of America's Chad Cundiff

Mar 25, 2019
Questions for Chad Cundiff, president of the Astronautics Corp. of America in Milwaukee.

Cause & Circumstance

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An Approach So Awful, The Tower Controllers Ducked Out Of Fear

Mar 25, 2019
Four crewmembers and 47 of the 67 passengers on board a US-Bangla Airlines Bombardier Q400 died when their scheduled flight crashed and burned at Kathmandu, Nepal, while maneuvering for a VFR landing.
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Accidents In Brief: Selected Accidents And Incidents

Mar 25, 2019
Selected accidents and incidents from February 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.

Safety

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Aviation’s Two Most Dangerous Words: 'Watch This'

Mar 25, 2019
There is no shortage of bad ideas out there, but the ones that concern me are old sayings with a history of being wrong yet are still embraced by some pilots.

Piloting

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What’s It Doing Now? Making Instrument Standardization A Priority

Mar 25, 2019
Several fatal accidents involving breakdowns in situational awareness provide evidence that more needs to be done to standardize and simplify interfaces.
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NextGen Primer: GPS Positioning Represents Quantum Leap In ATC

Mar 25, 2019
The use of the GPS position for control is probably the single smartest idea since radar and the ILS.

Operations

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Cabin Ozone: A Potentially Serious 'Poison' At High Altitude

Mar 25, 2019
There is a potentially serious "poison" at high altitude that can cause long-term health effects and about which you have likely never been trained. It's ozone.
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Cabin Ozone Has Regulatory Limits And Recommendations

Mar 25, 2019
The National Research Council recommends the FAA take effective measures to ensure the FAR addressing ozone exposure is met on all flights..
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Citation X’s Ozone Converters: What They Are And What They Do

Mar 25, 2019
"Ozone converters are one-piece assemblies consisting of a ceramic honeycomb core covered by a metal catalyst."
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Aircraft Cabin Ozone Studies

Mar 25, 2019
Here are three aircraft cabin zone studies.

Management

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Finding Balance Between Work And Personal Life In Business Aviation

Mar 25, 2019
Being on call 24/7 is driving burned-out business aviation pilots to the airlines, and flight departments are reacting.
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Harley Haven: 'Small Flight Department That Does Big Things'

Mar 25, 2019
“At Harley-Davidson, we are a small flight department that does big things,” Jad Donaldson, the motorcycle manufacturer’s aviation director, declared.
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Big Data Can Help Resolve Business Aviation Work-Life Issues

Mar 25, 2019
"The only way to get a good understanding of the problem is data—data that is vigilantly collected and is recorded and retained for further analysis."
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Left-Side Accounting: How An Aviation Department Creates Value

Mar 25, 2019
To create value while retaining pilots and ensuring a balance between their work and personal lives is a daily challenge for an aviation department manager.

Pilot Report

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Bombardier Global 7500: A Personal Flying Flagship Without Equal

Mar 25, 2019
The $75 million Global 7500 is the largest, roomiest, farthest-flying and most expensive purpose-built business jet created by a general-aviation manufacturer.
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Global 7500: First Business Aircraft For Safran’s SPU300

Mar 25, 2019
The FADEC-equipped SPU300[BA] has the highest power- to-weight ratio of any engine in its class and boasts an ex- ceptionally wide operating envelope.
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Bombardier Global 7500 Performance

Mar 25, 2019
These graphs show the performance of the Bombardier Global 7500 under a variety of range, payload, speed and density altitude conditions.
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Vision Powered By Collins Pro Line Fusion

Mar 25, 2019
The Global 7500 flight deck has four, 14- by 11-in. landscape-configuration flat-panel displays, large enough so that each can be split into two or more windows.
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GE Passport Engine Makes Debut

Mar 25, 2019
The 18,920 lb. of thrust produced by General Electric's Passport 20-19BB1A capitalizes on the multi-millions of dollars the company invested in the CFM Leap-1 engine family developed for commercial jetliners.

Point of Law

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Goodwill Flights: You Can Fly For Charity, If You Do It Right

Mar 25, 2019
Companies and pilots often assume no harm could come from offering a ride at a charity auction. Such flights are OK but with tight restrictions.

20/Twenty

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Global 6000: Third-Generation Jet Fully Matures In Capability

Mar 25, 2019
Operators give high marks to the Bombardier Global 6000 long-range jet for its speed, comfort, reliability and product support.

On Duty

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News Of Business Aviation Promotions, Appointments And Honors

Mar 25, 2019
News of business aviation promotions, appointments and honors.

BCA 50 Years Ago

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Business & Commercial Aviation News From April 1969

Mar 25, 2019
Business & Commercial Aviation news from April 1969.​

 

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