Rising Temperatures: Thawing Permafrost

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Jan 12, 2022
Freeze-thaw cycles could have multiple impacts on aviation.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Opinion: Pets In The Cockpit And On Ramp

Jessie Naor Jan 11, 2022
A major benefit for private fliers is bringing along the whole family on vacations, including beloved pets. But operators and pet owners should be aware of the risks.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Rising Temperatures: Baking Aviation’s Infrastructure

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Jan 11, 2022
How climate change effects such as flooding and temperature changes will impact infrastracture.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Rising Temperatures: Aircraft Payload and Range Affects

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Jan 10, 2022
How rising temperatures will restrict runway lengths and aircraft weight.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Fast 5: ACJ TwoTwenty Test Pilot

By Lee Ann Shay Jan 07, 2022
Christophe Marchand, an Airbus A220 production test pilot, spoke with BCA editor Lee Ann Shay on Dec. 15, the day after the first flight of the Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty, the corporate aircraft version of the A220.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Checklist: Understanding The 5G Interference Issue

By Bill Carey Jan 06, 2022
Detailing why the rollout of 5G networks has the aviation industry concerned and what's being done.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Will Aerospace Stock Results Be More Of The Same? Many Think So

By Michael Bruno Jan 06, 2022
Share prices of publicly traded A&D companies in 2021 were up from catastrophic 2020, but still down from pre-pandemic heights.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Missed Communication: Cessnas Collide, Part 1

By Roger Cox Jan 05, 2022
Lapses involving radio communications at uncontrolled airports can be fatal. Such was the case in a Cessna 150 collision with a Cessna CJ4 business jet in Marion, Indiana. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Missed Communication: Cessnas Collide, Part 2

By Roger Cox Jan 03, 2022
Lapses involving radio communications at uncontrolled airports can be fatal. Such was the case in a Cessna 150 collision with a Cessna CJ4 business jet in Marion, Indiana. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

The 5G Threat to Radio Altimeter Use

By Roger Cox Jan 03, 2022
Is the problem radio altimeters or pilot judgment?
Flight Deck

20/Twenty: Legacy 650 Carries The Embraer Legacy

By Bill Carey Dec 31, 2021
Embraer announced in July 2020 that it was ending production of the Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000 large and ultra-large business jets to concentrate on…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Clay Lacy Certifies To Sustainability Standard

By Bill Carey Dec 15, 2021
Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to be certified to a new industry standard for environmental sustainability of aviation services providers.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Tradewind Resumes Scheduled Flights To Anguilla

By Bill Carey Dec 15, 2021
Private charter and scheduled flight operator Tradewind Aviation will resume its seasonal scheduled service between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean island of Anguilla beginning Dec. 17.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Threat Of Mountain Waves, Part 3

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Dec 14, 2021
In Part 2, we discussed some of the basic conditions that create mountain waves. Is there any universal advice regarding the best way to handle this…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Threat Of Mountain Waves, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Dec 14, 2021
In Part 1, we discussed how downdrafts from mountain waves can exceed aircraft climb capabilities. Now, we’ll review some of the basic conditions…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Should Move Faster on Certifying Remote ATC Towers, Experts Say

Rob Mark Dec 13, 2021
Also known as digital towers, a remote tower can be erected for a fraction of the cost of a traditional facility. The FAA has not published any reports about what it learned through an evaluation of the Leesburg Executive Airport but did say that it is not even close to fully certifying the facility.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Viewpoint: Why Aircraft Buyers Should Be Wary

Brian Proctor/Mente Group Dec 12, 2021
Several illegally registered aircraft were used by criminals to smuggle cocaine.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Fast 5: Luxaviation's Charter Outlook

By Angus Batey Dec 10, 2021
A five-question interview with Chay White, Luxaviation's commercial director for the group's European division.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Threat of Mountain Waves, Part 1

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Dec 10, 2021
Aircraft rarely have the performance capability sufficient to overcome the effects of a severe downdraft generated by a mountain wave.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Garmin To Supply Avionics For Heart’s ES-19 Electric Airliner

By Bill Carey Dec 09, 2021
The agreement with Heart Aerospace for the G3000 integrated avionics suite represents a further expansion by Garmin into the regional air transport market as well as into electric aviation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Coalition Seeks To Delay 5G Deployment

By Bill Carey Dec 08, 2021
A coalition of aviation industry groups is calling for further delay of 5G network deployments by telecommunications companies, warning of the potential of “significant disruptions” to passenger, cargo and special-mission helicopter flights over interference concerns.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Marketplace: Advances In Emergency Equipment

By Paul Seidenman Dec 08, 2021
Suppliers of lifesaving equipment for flight crews and passengers are advancing new technologies and design trends. Halo Life Jacket London-based…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Viewpoint: What’s Next In Drone Monitoring

Sergio Rodriguez/Access Partnership Dec 08, 2021
To secure a smooth and further integration of drones in our daily lives, the development of effective monitoring of drone activities will be a key component.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NTSB Releases PenAir Accident Probable Cause

By Roger Cox Dec 08, 2021
The bushel basket approach to an accident’s probable cause is unhelpful.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

DroneUp Buys AirMap For Unmanned Traffic Management Capabilities

By Bill Carey Dec 07, 2021
AirMap's unmanned aircraft systems traffic management (UTM) platform will enable DroneUp to expand its operations to be able to fly drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of a remote pilot, a capability considered key to the industry’s success.
Advanced Air Mobility