Avfuel Accepting Applications For New Scholarships

BCA Staff Apr 05, 2022
Avfuel Corp. announced that applications are being accepted for three scholarship programs, including a new program offered with Sheltair Aviation…
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Duncan Aviation Expands Its Full-Service MRO Locations In Michigan, Nebraska

By Matthew Orloff Apr 04, 2022
Examples of substantial growth for business aviation continue to remain prominent—this time for Duncan Aviation, the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world.
Maintenance & Training

Need To Reduce Risks of VFR into IMC Accidents

Matthew Orloff Apr 04, 2022
AOPA's Air Safety Institute launches effort to try to visual flight rules (VFR) into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) accidents.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Marketplace: Inflight Connectivity Services

By Bill Carey Apr 03, 2022
The market for in-flight connectivity, whether through air-to-ground or satellite communications, is active and evolving with new services and suppliers.
Interiors & Connectivity

Santa Monica Airport Moves To UL94 Avgas

By Bill Carey Apr 01, 2022
City-owned Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in southern California now offers Swift Fuels UL94 unleaded avgas as an alternative to 100LL low-lead fuel for piston-engine aircraft, the project manager announced.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

FAA Releases Sectional Charts for Alaska’s Brooks Range

Matthew Orloff Apr 01, 2022
Critical Brooks Range terrain information is now available to pilots.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Vista Global To Acquire Jet Edge, Growing In U.S.

By Bill Carey Mar 31, 2022
Dubai-based Vista Global Holding has entered into an agreement to acquire fast-growing U.S. charter operator Jet Edge.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Human Factors Training In The Real World, Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 29, 2022
Learning to predict a snow surface and other practical instruction.
Maintenance & Training

Human Factors Training In The Real World, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 29, 2022
More human factors lessons learned on the Matterhorn.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EASA Publishes UAM Vertiport Design Guidance

By Bill Carey Mar 28, 2022
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released design guidance for vertiports serving future urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Inmarsat Names Third Supplier For Bizav Satcom

By Bill Carey Mar 28, 2022
Inmarsat has named a third equipment supplier for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service for business aviation.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Video: Clay Lacy On Learjet’s Legacy

By Molly McMillin Mar 28, 2022
As he visits Wichita to see the final Learjet in production, the founder of Clay Lacy Aviation tells BCA about his own history with the aircraft and reflects on its legacy.

Fast 5: Solving ‘Inefficiencies’ In Private Charter

By Bill Carey Mar 28, 2022
Slodowitz founded Craft Charter in 2020, after graduating from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Human Factors Training In The Real World, Part 1

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 28, 2022
Can we create an effective, low-risk learning medium to enhance the training of important human factors?
Safety, Ops & Regulation

20/Twenty: The Long Reach Of Gulfstream's G650

By Bill Carey Mar 24, 2022
When Gulfstream revealed its new G800 before the 2021 NBAA-BACE conference, the manufacturer acknowledged plans to eventually sunset production of the G650ER.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: Gulfstream President Talks Demand, Safety

By Angus Batey Mar 24, 2022
Gulfstream Aerospace President Mark Burns spoke with Business & Commercial Aviation during a visit to the Gulfstream facility in Farnborough, UK.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Preventing Cyber Attacks In Business Aviation

By Molly McMillin Mar 23, 2022
Hackers can deny users service and encrypt ransomware or spyware on a computer, flood a computer or network so it cannot respond, gain access to a user’s data or insert themselves into a two-party transaction, gaining access to unencrypted content.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Tips For Crossing The North Atlantic

Rob Mark Mar 23, 2022
Not surprisingly, most North Atlantic flight procedures haven’t changed, which represents some good news. The bad news is that there are issues that have not disappeared. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Essentials of Tire Wear and Care, Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 22, 2022
Some aspects of the operational use of business jet tires can lessen their overall life. Daily pressure checks are difficult to perform when an…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Honeywell Forge To Integrate Universal Weather And Aviation

By Matthew Orloff Mar 21, 2022
Honeywell is teaming up with Universal Weather and Aviation, an international trip provider, to integrate flight planning and trip support data into Honeywell Forge for business aviation.  
Flight Deck

Essentials of Tire Wear and Care, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 21, 2022
The FAA and tire manufacturers recommend checking that a tire’s pressure is within limits before the first flight of each day.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Billionaire’s G650 Listed By U.S. For Export Controls

By Bill Carey Mar 18, 2022
The U.S. Commerce Department has singled out Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Gulfstream G650ER business jet and 99 airliners for apparently violating export controls the department imposed following Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Industry Groups Strategize Goal Of Unleaded Avgas

By Bill Carey Mar 17, 2022
Industry groups have started meeting to develop a “blanket replacement” for leaded aviation fuel (avgas) used in piston-engine aircraft by 2030, the goal of an FAA-led initiative unveiled in February.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Military To Increase GPS Jamming In March

Matthew Orloff/Aviation Week Network Mar 17, 2022
GPS jamming by the U.S. military has the potential to cause serious disruptions among civil aviation operations where GPS signals will become unreliable or even unusable for navigation, experts note.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: North Atlantic Changes Bring Planning, Ops Considerations

Clément Meersseman/Aviation Manuals Mar 17, 2022
A post published by UK NATS announced structural changes to the North Atlantic (NAT) Organized Track System (OTS). Though the change may seem small, the eventual impact could be significant.
Safety, Ops & Regulation