20/Twenty: S-76 Moves Executives And Saves Lives

By Bill Carey Feb 22, 2022
The S-76 was built originally as a personnel and equipment transport for the offshore oil and gas industry, and Sikorsky reports that 65% of flight hours have been dedicated to that mission.
Aircraft & Propulsion

When The Natives Don’t Speak Your Language, Part 2

By James Albright Feb 18, 2022
In Part 1 of this article, we suggested hiring a translator or using the services of your local handler or hotel concierge. Arm yourself with local…
BCA

When The Natives Don’t Speak Your Language, Part 1

By James Albright Feb 18, 2022
Before you travel beyond your own borders you need to make sure you can communicate at your destination.
BCA

February Fuel Prices

Feb 17, 2022
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Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Satcom Direct’s Antenna System Is Nearing Service

By Bill Carey Feb 17, 2022
Satcom Direct (SD) says its Plane Simple antenna systems designed for business aircraft have successfully connected with Inmarsat Ka- and Intelsat Ku-band satellite networks, bringing them closer to commercial introduction.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Turbulence: Not Just An Airline Problem

By Roger Cox Feb 17, 2022
The rate of turbulence-related accidents hasn’t improved since 1989
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Flight Academy Takes Delivery Of First Piper P100i

By Bill Carey Feb 16, 2022
Paragon Flight Training in Fort Myers, Florida, has accepted the first of 10 new Piper Pilot P100i training airplanes it expects to receive in 2022 as part of a five-year fleet modernization plan.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Know Your Aircraft’s Specific Handling Characteristics, Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Feb 16, 2022
Control deflections have different effects at high altitude and high speed.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

What's Behind The Rise In Laser Pointer Incidents?

Rob Mark Feb 15, 2022
In 2021, the FAA recorded 9,723 reports from pilots on laser strikes – about 27 incidents per day, and up 41% from 2020 figures of 6,800. So far in 2022, the numbers continue to trend upward.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Checklist: Adding Your Aircraft To A Charter Certificate

Robert Mark Feb 15, 2022
Chartering a jet when the owner doesn’t need it can be a smart way to earn extra revenue while offering a charter company additional lift capabilities with very little of its own capital. But there are pitfalls to consider first.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Know Your Aircraft’s Specific Handling Characteristics, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Feb 15, 2022
What worked in your previous aircraft may actually have the opposite effect.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Canada To Require ADS-B Capability Starting In 2023

By Bill Carey Feb 14, 2022
Nav Canada will require that aircraft be equipped to transmit their position by ADS-B Out by Feb. 23, 2023 when flying above 12,500 ft.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Know Your Aircraft’s Specific Handling Characteristics, Part 1

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Feb 14, 2022
Thick logbooks do not ensure proficiency in specific handling characteristics.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Marketplace: Caterers Serving Business Aviation

By Paul Seidenman Feb 11, 2022
Caterers of prepared meals, often featuring local cuisine, serve business aviation customers in regional markets across the U.S.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Dark Night Flight Into Terrain, Part 2

By Roger Cox Feb 11, 2022
In Part 1, we discussed the circumstances surrounding the crash of a Bell UH-1H in New Mexico. The 57-year-old pilot was employed by Sapphire…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Dark Night Flight Into Terrain, Part 1

By Roger Cox Feb 10, 2022
Examining the flight of a Bell UH-1H CFIT that crashed near Raton, New Mexico.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: Engine Maintenance Programs--Buyer Guidance

Jessie Naor Feb 09, 2022
Considerations for engine maintenance programs across an aircraft's life.
Maintenance & Training

Discovering Business Aviation's Future Leaders

Rob Mark Feb 09, 2022
An increasing number of college students are beginning to discover business aviation and see it not simply for its pay and benefits.
Maintenance & Training

European Charter Market On The Upswing

By Angus Batey Feb 08, 2022
Increased demand has led to increased prices--and that’s a good thing.
Business Aviation

Are You Prepared To Deal With The NTSB?

Robert L. Sumwalt Feb 07, 2022
Be prepared to interact with the NTSB (most business aviation operator are not), and hope that you never have the occasion to do so.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

5G, A (Try not to) Crash Course, Part 2

By James Albright Feb 03, 2022
The 5G spectrum in the U.S. "could" cause interference for aviation operators.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

5G, A (Try Not To) Crash Course, Part 1

By James Albright Feb 03, 2022
To understand the current 5G versus radio altimeter frequency clash, understand what came before 5G.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: Where Are Pre-Owned Bizjet Values Heading In 2022?

By Molly McMillin Feb 02, 2022
Last year the market for pre-owned business jets and turboprops was marked with record low inventory, rising prices and exuberant buyers. Listen in on how 2022 is shaping up.
Business Aviation

FBOs Pump SAF And Launch Green Initiatives, Part 2

By Bill Carey Feb 02, 2022
Understanding book-and-claim and energy-saving business practices.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Checklist: Super Bowl Preparations

BCA Staff Feb 01, 2022
The FAA has released guidance for pilots and operators planning to attend Super Bowl LVI, scheduled for Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Safety, Ops & Regulation