BCA spoke with Megan Eisenstein, NATA managing director of industry and regulatory affairs, about the Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses and other steps the association is taking to promote environmentally friendly business operations and practices.
The performance study calculated the airplane’s airspeed to be 240 kt. when the roll began, and its roll rate to be 5 deg. per second. This roll rate was significantly less than the roll rate achieved during flight test of the Tamarack Atlas system.
The task of trying to understand what caused the roll of a Cessna 525A and why the pilot failed to recover from it took the National Transportation Safety Board almost three years. In the end, they were able to provide only partial answers.
For those curious about the in-flight responsibilities, challenges, concerns and dire confusions confronting B-52 flight crews in combat, The Brothers Bellum by James Albright puts you in one of the eight-engine bomber’s ejection seats – most often that of the Electronic Warfare officer.
Teresa Ortega, a commercially rated pilot and 25-year Textron Aviation veteran, founded Wichita-based Ortega Aviation Services with her flight instructor husband, Kirby Ortega, a former Textron Aviation chief pilot for piston engine operations, in 2018. The company initially offered classroom training along with consulting services for jet maintenance and expanded from there.
The last new Learjet light business jet, a Learjet 75 Liberty, has rolled off Bombardier’s Wichita production line and into the paint department for completion before customer delivery, Learjet insiders say, bringing production of the iconic Learjet closer to its ultimate conclusion.
Marty Kretchman, Signature Flight Support’s senior vice president of operations planning, talks with BCA Editor Lee Ann Shay about its sustainable aviation fuel projections, as well as its book & claim program.
Helicopter Association International and other aviation organizations reacted to the FAA’s prior-night release of nearly 1,500 Notices To Air Missions (NOTAMS) that will restrict flight operations near 5G cellular towers that AT&T and Verizon plan to activate on Jan. 19.