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Business & Commercial Aviation, June 2019

Purchase Planning Handbook/Avionics

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2019 Avionics Roundup: A Sampling Of New Products And Services

May 22, 2019
The Jet Support Services Inc. Business Aviation Index shows global flight activity showed a year-to-date increase of 4.9% in 2018 and 4.7% year-over-year.

Purchase Planning Handbook/Airplanes

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Airplane Outlook For 2019

May 22, 2019
Turbine aircraft sales historically have tracked with economic trends. This no longer is true. Flat is the new normal in turbine business aircraft sales.

Purchase Planning Handbook

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How To Use The Airplane Charts

May 22, 2019
BCA Subscribers: Log in and download the full 2019 BCA Purchase Planning Handbook. Nonsubscribers: Download the full 2019 BCA Purchase Planning Handbook

Cause & Circumstance

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Tragic Trim Mistake: Checklist Adherence A Key To Survival

May 22, 2019
In the end, the use of a checklist could have prevented the accident. Checklists work. We all get tired and forgetful at times. Checklists are lifesavers.
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Why Checklists Are Not Completed

May 22, 2019
Following checklists is an essential defense against pilot errors. Research studies have provided insights as to why procedures may not always be completed.
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Accidents In Brief: Selected Accidents And Incidents

May 22, 2019
Selected accidents and incidents from April 2019. The NTSB information is preliminary.

Are You Lucky Or Safe?

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MCAS Accident Factors: Training, Airmanship, Experience Deficiencies

May 22, 2019
While MCAS is unique to the MAX, all in aviation can derive important safety lessons for their own operations from the tragedies.

Safety

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Rejected Takeoff Authority: Is Dividing Captain’s Command A Good Idea?

May 22, 2019
As a first officer, I was trained to make the go/no-go decision. As a captain, I expect the same from my first officers. If he/she calls for an abort, I do it.
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Hurricanes And Aviation: Oceanic Cyclone Threat Growing

May 22, 2019
The most-violent weather phenomena are hurricanes and tornados, and they are getting bigger and more frequent due to climate change.
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Latest Report On Climate Change: ‘A Strong Wakeup Call’

May 22, 2019
The U.N. secretary-general has called "The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018," a wakeup call for stronger action on global warming.
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Pocket Guide To Hurricane Formation Conditions

May 22, 2019
Here is a list of meteorological conditions necessary for the formation of tropical cyclonic storms, provided by Brad Crosier of FlightSafety International.
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Cyclonic Storm Flight Planning Resources

May 22, 2019
List of Tropical Cyclone Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers

Viewpoint

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Data Collection: Racks, Money Stacks, Changing Tacks Of New Generation

May 22, 2019
We members of the business aviation community love to gather and flock heartily throughout the year. But these usually annual reunions are front-loaded.

Readers' Feedback

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Readers' Feedback

May 22, 2019
Readers comment on previous articles.

Intelligence

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

May 22, 2019
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in May 2019.
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Textron Staffing Up for 2019, Continuing Product Developments

May 22, 2019
According to Ron Draper, Textron Aviation's new president and CEO, the company added 1,000 employees in 2018 and plans to hire another 1,000 this year.
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Tecnam Filling Up Its Order Book

May 22, 2019
Italian aircraft maker Tecnam reports taking orders for 51 aircraft during the recent Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany.
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Australian Government Takes Delivery Of Three Falcon 7X Business Jets

May 22, 2019
The Australian government has taken delivery of the first of three Falcon 7X trijets from Dassault Aviation. Delivery of the others is expected within months.
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Japanese Government Promoting Business Aviation Access

May 22, 2019
The Japanese government is promoting business aviation access to the country's secondary airports, setting aside funds to help pay for new facilities.
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New President At P&WC: Maria Della Posta

May 22, 2019
Maria Della Posta is to become president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1. A veteran executive with the engine maker, she will succeed John Saabas, who is retiring.
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Forbes: FSI And Garmin Among Best Employers

May 22, 2019
FlightSafety International and Garmin have been singled out by Forbes Media as among the best U.S. employers.
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Airlines Collect $5 Billion In Baggage Fees

May 22, 2019
According to the American Association of Airport Executives, U.S. airlines collected nearly $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018.
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Bombardier To Divest Its Aerostructures Businesses

May 22, 2019
Bombardier plans to divest aerostructures businesses in Northern Ireland and Morocco and form an integrated Bombardier Aviation unit focused on North America.
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Pilatus Delivered 128 Aircraft In 2018

May 22, 2019
Pilatus Aircraft reported delivering 128 aircraft in 2018, including 18 PC-24 jets as well as 80 PC-12 NGs, 27 PC-21s and three PC-6s.
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Textron Sells Eight Citation XLS+ Aircraft to China’s CAAC

May 22, 2019
Textron Aviation and China's Civil Aviation Administration opened ABACE with the sale of eight Cessna Citation XLS+ aircraft
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Diamond Delivers 400th DA40NG

May 22, 2019
Diamond Aircraft recently delivered the 400th Diamond DA40NG built in Austria as it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the aircraft prototype's first flight.
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Ground Facility To Open At Beijing Daxing Airport

May 22, 2019
Business aviation can look forward to the easing of China's worst operational restriction next year, with the opening of a facility at Beijing Daxing.
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RR Tay 611-8 Engine Reaches 10 Million Flying Hours

May 22, 2019
The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine recently achieved a significant milestone when the fleet reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.
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Comac Is Building Executive ARJ21

May 22, 2019
Comac is building an executive version of the ARJ21 regional jet which it plans to complete it next year and demonstrate to prospective customers.
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Garmin Gets STC For GFC 500 Autopilot

May 22, 2019
Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Mooney M20 and 36/A36 Bonanza, the company said.
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Japan’s New Central Airservice Gets Dornier 228 From Ruag

May 22, 2019
Ruag MRO International has delivered a 19-passenger Dornier 228 to New Central Airservice in Japan, which operates between the mainland and Izu Islands.
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OSM Aviation Orders 60 Electric Airplanes From Bye Aerospace

May 22, 2019
Norway-based OSM Aviation, a provider of air crews to the airline industry, has ordered 60 all-electric two-seat aircraft from Bye Aerospace for trainers.
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TriFan 600 Completes First Series Of Test Flights

May 22, 2019
Colorado-based startup XTI Aircraft has completed the first series of test flights of a prototype of its TriFan 600 ducted-fan VTOL business aircraft.
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ACJ319neo Sets Flight-Length Record

May 22, 2019
The first Airbus ACJ319neo business jet completed a 16-hr. 10-min. flight test flight April 26, setting a record for the longest flight by an Airbus crew on an A320-family.
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Cirrus SF50 Grounded For AOA Sensor Problems

May 22, 2019
In April, the FAA grounded the fleet of Cirrus Vision SF50 light jets because of issues with the aircraft's angle-of-attack sensor.
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Vista Global Plans To Acquire JetSmarter

May 22, 2019
Vista Global, owner of charter providers VistaJet and XOJet, plans to acquire JetSmarter, an online jet sharing provider and digital technology developer.
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Blackhawk Modifications Doubles Size Of Facilities

May 22, 2019
Blackhawk Modifications, a provider of engine upgrades for turboprops, is doubling the size of its facilities and aligning several companies under the Blackhawk Aerospace brand.
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Five Learjet 75s Sold To Unnamed Customer

May 22, 2019
Bombardier announced that an unnamed customer has purchased five Learjet 75s in a transaction valued at approximately $69 million based on 2019 prices.
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UAM Market Forecast To Grow Through 2030

May 22, 2019
The urban air mobility market is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.33% through 2030, says a report from Markets and Markets.

Fast Five

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Questions For Robotic Skies CEO Brad Hayden

May 22, 2019
Questions for Brad Hayden, founder, president and CEO of Robotic Skies LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Point of Law

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Charter, Fractional, Ownership, Managed: Which Is Right For You?

May 22, 2019
Today's market for private aviation offers an array of choices. Use the expected number of flight hours for the year to help decide among ownership options.

20/Twenty

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Cessna Conquest II: Undervalued, Speedy, Fuel Efficient Turboprop

May 22, 2019
Conquest II’s combination of cabin comfort, speed and fuel efficiency, along with 2,150-nm range, make it bargain in the used aircraft market.

On Duty

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News Of Business Aviation Promotions, Appointments And Honors

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

Product & Services Previews

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BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews

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

BCA 50 Years Ago

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Business & Commercial Aviation News From June 1969

May 22, 2019
Business & Commercial Aviation news from June 1969.​

 

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