Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. May 11, 2022
Troubleshooting vibrations can be a lengthy process.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Approves Wingcopter Airworthiness Requirements

By Bill Carey May 11, 2022
The FAA has approved airworthiness criteria for the Wingcopter 198 delivery drone, a key step toward certification of the aircraft, Germany’s Wingcopter said May 11.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. May 11, 2022
Get the aircraft safely back to the ground.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NTSB Faults Pilot, Blasts FAA For Hawaii Crash

By Bill Carey May 10, 2022
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.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Not-So-Good Vibrations, Part 1

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. May 10, 2022
Unusual inflight vibrations can be a warning of impending failure.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jet-A Fuel Rising Prices Surpass 100L

By Molly McMillin May 06, 2022
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Compartmentalization And A Focus On Flight, Part 3

By James Albright May 06, 2022
Previous sections of this article series covered why compartmentalization can help focus and cockpit distractions. I've kept this technique to myself…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Compartmentalization And A Focus On Flight, Part 2

By James Albright May 05, 2022
A look at distractions in the cockpit and how too much flight compartmentalization can cause errors.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

VIP Completions Achieves Private 767 Refurbishment

By Matthew Orloff May 05, 2022
VIP Completions refurbishment of a private Boeing 767 is the fourth the company has completed for the same customer, John Ruiz, founder and CEO of LifeWallet and its parent company, MSP Recovery.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: Eve CEO On Infrastructure, MRO For AAM

By Lee Ann Shay May 04, 2022
Andre Stein, Eve Air Mobility CEO, talks about the work the company, which is soon going public, is doing to set up advanced air mobility operations around the world.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Compartmentalization And A Focus On Flight, Part 1

By James Albright May 04, 2022
Focus requires you to zero in on what is important and place that into a “compartment” that precludes outside distractions.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Compartmentalization And Social Pressures, Part 1

By James Albright May 03, 2022
Society has given us aviators a lofty position and we have an inner desire to live up to those expectations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Breathing New Life Into Older Models

BCA Staff May 03, 2022
Aircraft manufacturers in the U.S. plan to reintroduce modernized versions of older helicopter and biplane types, according to recent announcements.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: New York Harbor Jet A Prices Skyrocket

Jessie Naor May 03, 2022
Post-COVID supply chain issues and Ukrainian conflict fuels shortages and unprecedented fuel costs.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Trapped by Automation Policy

By Roger Cox May 02, 2022
Imagine the shock you would feel when you realize the airplane you’re flying is rapidly descending into San Francisco Bay and it’s not responding to…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Industry Facing Deadline To Stop Using Leaded Avgas

By Michael Lavitt Apr 29, 2022
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Viewpoint: 4 Of 10 Flight Risk Factors Relate To Lack Of Recency, ARC Safety Says

Kevin Honan/AviationManuals Apr 27, 2022
Thousands of Risk Assessments are submitted to ARC Safety Management every year. In 2021, nearly 30% of the top 10 selected risk factors were related to a lack of recency
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Preflight Descriptions: More Than Merely ‘Check,’ Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Apr 27, 2022
If your aircraft will remain overnight at a location with air temperatures that drop considerably below freezing, it is important to remove liquids that could freeze and burst their containers.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Preflight Descriptions:  More Than Merely  ‘Check,’ Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Apr 27, 2022
When a business jet’s nose is lowered to the runway on landing, it is important that the nose remains stable regardless of whether the nosewheel abruptly rolls over imperfections in the pavement.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Fast Five: Bombardier's CEO Talks About The Market, Wichita & Hiring

By Molly McMillin Apr 27, 2022
Eric Martel, Bombardier’s president and CEO, was in Wichita April 19 for Bombardier’s announcement that it was designating the site as its U.S…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Falcon 7X Joins Sino Jet Service In Hainan Zone

By Bill Carey Apr 26, 2022
Asia-Pacific charter operator Sino Jet recently introduced a Dassault Falcon 7X to the island province of Hainan, China, where it has established a satellite office under the Hainan Free Trade Port Law. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Preflight Descriptions: More Than Merely ‘Check,’ Part 1

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Apr 26, 2022
Preflight descriptions should better explain “how, what and why” to properly evaluate a component’s airworthiness The authors of preflight checklists…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Predictive Maintenance’s Promise, Part 2

By Paul Seidenman Apr 26, 2022
The use of predictive maintenance in business aviation is growing, especially for newer aircraft and engines.
Maintenance & Training

FAA Revokes License Of Pilot It Alleges Crashed On Purpose

By Molly McMillin Apr 25, 2022
The FAA, in an emergency order on April 1, revoked the private pilot certificate of a pilot, Trevor Jacob, alleging Jacob purposely crashed his 1940 single-engine Taylorcraft in California’s Los Padres National Forest for the purpose of filming it. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

A Low-Time Pilot Flies Honeywell's Anthem Simulator

By Matthew Orloff Apr 25, 2022
Aviation Week's Matt Orloff tests the Honeywell Anthem, a cloud-connected cockpit system designed to be intuitive for the pilot, to see how it performs.
Flight Deck