Business Aviation http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7385/more en Retrofittable Anti-Icing Could Expand UAV Use http://aviationweek.com/technology/retrofittable-anti-icing-could-expand-uav-use <div class="node-body article-body">Spray-on anti-ice coating could extend unmanned-aircraft missions and allow GA aircraft to complete flights more safely.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/retrofittable-anti-icing-could-expand-uav-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/retrofittable-anti-icing-could-expand-uav-use#comments Business Aviation Technology AWST Technology North America Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1268231 at http://aviationweek.com Battelle Fast Five: Samuel Adcock Vice President-General Manager, Airbus Helicopters, Columbus, Mississippi http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/fast-five-samuel-adcock-vice-president-general-manager-airbus-helicopters-columbus <div class="node-body video-body"><p>An old Washington hand &mdash;&nbsp;he was legislative director for then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and a member of the Defense Science Board &mdash; Adcock also worked on government affairs for Daimler-Benz.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <style type="text/css"> .related-articles {visibility: hidden!important; display:none!important;}</style> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/fast-five-samuel-adcock-vice-president-general-manager-airbus-helicopters-columbus#comments Fast Five Business Aviation Podcast Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1268271 at http://aviationweek.com Accidents in Brief http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/accidents-brief-2 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Jessica A. Salerno </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selected accidents and incidents from the NTSB database. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/accidents-brief-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/accidents-brief-2#comments Business Aviation BCA Cause & Circumstance Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1263031 at http://aviationweek.com Water Injection and Autofeather – Accident Factors http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/water-injection-and-autofeather-accident-factors <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many of today&rsquo;s pilots never had the opportunity to operate aircraft with big, radial, piston engines. These powerplants are beefy and complex and have systems to extract extra energy from heat and to deal with high heat and pressures. A water injection system, also known as anti-detonation injection, or simply ADI, is one of them. Another is an auto feathering system, designed to accelerate the feathering of a failing engine while preventing the manual feathering of the running engine. Choosing to use either or both systems creates takeoff weight restrictions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/water-injection-and-autofeather-accident-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/water-injection-and-autofeather-accident-factors#comments Business Aviation BCA Cause & Circumstance Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1263021 at http://aviationweek.com NTSB to FAA: Take Another Look at Part 125 Effectiveness http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ntsb-faa-take-another-look-part-125-effectiveness <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pilots operating under Part 125 are not required to receive any specific training as defined by the FARs. However, per 14 CFR 125.287(b), captains are required to meet certain experience requirements, and both pilots are required to receive an annual competency check. In addition, per 14 CFR 125.291(a), each pilot-in-command (PIC) must receive an instrument proficiency check every six months. The instrument proficiency check is generally a more comprehensive check, so Part 125 allows the pilot to substitute an instrument proficiency check for the competency check.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ntsb-faa-take-another-look-part-125-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/ntsb-faa-take-another-look-part-125-effectiveness#comments Business Aviation BCA Cause & Circumstance Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1263001 at http://aviationweek.com Convair’s Failed Engine-out Return http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/convair-s-failed-engine-out-return <div class="field-deck"> Sloppy operations and weak FAA oversight lead to fatal crash </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This month we are looking at another recent approach stall accident involving a large airplane with a highly experienced pilot serving as PIC. The NTSB says the FAA&rsquo;s oversight of the operating company &mdash; Fresh Air Inc. &mdash; was lax, the operation of the airplane was sloppy and the crew coordination was poor. Training records were haphazard and de facto SOPs did not comply with the aircraft flight manual (AFM).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/convair-s-failed-engine-out-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/convair-s-failed-engine-out-return#comments Business Aviation BCA Cause & Circumstance Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1262991 at http://aviationweek.com Managing Helicopter Noise http://aviationweek.com/bca/managing-helicopter-noise <div class="field-deck"> It’s key to keeping access to urban areas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While the sound of spinning rotors may mean lifesaving, safety or profit to members of the rotary-wing community, to most in the general population, the sound is just noise. Too often, unwelcome noise. And that&rsquo;s a problem for everyone.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/bca/managing-helicopter-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/bca/managing-helicopter-noise#comments AWIN ONLY BCA Operations North America Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1262921 at http://aviationweek.com Helicopter Manufacturers Look Toward Heavier Products http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/helicopter-manufacturers-look-toward-heavier-products <div class="field-deck"> Increasingly, helicopter makers are focusing on larger, more profitable models </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As current heavy models become aged, helicopter manufacturers turn to larger types for new product lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/helicopter-manufacturers-look-toward-heavier-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/helicopter-manufacturers-look-toward-heavier-products#comments Business Aviation Commercial Aviation AWST Rotorcraft Global Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1266491 at http://aviationweek.com AgustaWestland After Many Delays, AW609 Now Moving Ahead http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/after-many-delays-aw609-now-moving-ahead <div class="field-deck"> AgustaWestland’s AW609 tiltrotor finally moving forward </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AgustaWestland’s long-delayed AW609 tiltrotor is finally making progress toward first flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/after-many-delays-aw609-now-moving-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/after-many-delays-aw609-now-moving-ahead#comments Business Aviation Commercial Aviation AWST Rotorcraft Global Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1266351 at http://aviationweek.com AgustaWestland Busy Year Ahead For Helicopter Developments http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/busy-year-ahead-helicopter-developments <div class="field-deck"> Helicopter manufacturers preparing for a busy 2015, introducing important new models </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New and established helicopter makers are planning to roll out several new models in 2015, including the long-awaited Airbus Helicopters X4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/busy-year-ahead-helicopter-developments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/busy-year-ahead-helicopter-developments#comments Business Aviation Commercial Aviation AWST Rotorcraft Global Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1266331 at http://aviationweek.com