AAM Is Bigger Than Just Aircraft, Panelists Advise

By Bill Carey May 24, 2022
Ground infrastructure will have to evolve to accommodate eVTOLs.

Gulfstream Progressing On FAA-Required Software Changes

By Lee Ann Shay May 22, 2022
President Mark Burns outlines where the OEM is on software changes for the G500, G600 and G700.

Blade Expands Into Europe With Deal For Three Helicopter Companies

By Graham Warwick May 19, 2022
On-demand helicopter service provider Blade Air Mobility has agreed to acquire the commercial passenger transport activities of three European helicopter companies for a total of €48 million ($51 million) in cash.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Compartmentalization And Social Pressures, Part 3

By James Albright May 19, 2022
You must be comfortable in your own skin. Only then can you face the other pressures.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Compartmentalization And Social Pressures, Part 2

By James Albright May 18, 2022
Part of the pilot persona is an overwhelming inner self confidence that promotes successes and overlooks any efforts that fall short.
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Podcast: Spirit AeroSystems' Sam Marnick Discusses The Company's Business Aviation Sector

By Molly McMillin May 16, 2022
Spirit AeroSystems' executive vice president Sam Marnick sits down with Aviation Week's Molly McMillin to discuss the company's diverse and growing business.
Business Aviation

U.S. EVTOL Makers Call For Increased FAA Rule-Making Clarity

By Guy Norris May 13, 2022
Advanced air mobility aircraft manufacturers are calling for clearer guidance from the FAA over certification requirements after the regulator signaled a change in rules governing approval for winged electric vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicles.
Advanced Air Mobility

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

FAA Plans To Build On Flight Path Management Guidance

By Sean Broderick May 06, 2022
The FAA sees soon-to-be finalized guidance that unifies several related pilot competences under one umbrella as the first edition of a document that will be expanded in future years, a senior agency executive said. 
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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

Norman Mineta, Longest-Serving U.S. DOT Chief, Dies At 90

By Sean Broderick May 05, 2022
Mineta was the longest-serving U.S. Transportation Secretary in the department’s history and a difference-making advocate for the nation’s aviation system. 
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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

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

Boulter To Serve As Top FAA Aviation Safety Executive

By Sean Broderick May 03, 2022
FAA Flight Standards Service executive director David Boulter will take the agency’s top civil-service safety job when current acting associate administrator for Aviation Safety Chris Rocheleau leaves government service at the end of May.
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

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

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
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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

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…
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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

EU Law To Greenlight Select SAF Feedstocks

By Thierry Dubois Apr 22, 2022
Choosing the feedstocks for sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) will shape both the industry’s environmental footprint and reputation.  
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Cessna SkyCourier Simulator Earns FAA Qualification For Training

By Molly McMillin Apr 21, 2022
Tru Simulation + Training’s Cessna SkyCourier Full Flight Simulator has earned Level D qualification from the FAA, the company announced.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Podcast: Interview With Sun 'n Fun's New President And CEO Gene Conrad

Gene Conrad Apr 21, 2022
Meet Sun ‘n Fun’s new President and CEO Gene Conrad and join Aviation Week editors as they discuss Sun ‘n Fun 2022 in Lakeland, Florida, along with the market, the largest issue facing general aviation and other issues.
Business Aviation