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The Weekly of Business Aviation, October 14, 2019

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Safety

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GA Accidents Rise, Fatalities Fall, Study Finds

Oct 11, 2019
According to ASI Executive Director Richard McSpadden, the reduction in general aviation fatal accidents -- preliminary figures for 2017 suggest the decline is continuing -- appeared to support the effectiveness of numerous industry initiatives to reduce those mishaps.

Charters/Brokers

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UK Pilot Shortage Creates Bizav Challenges, Colibri Says

Oct 07, 2019
A shortage of private jet and business aviation pilots in the UK is creating challenges for owners and putting private jet sales in the UK at risk, according to Colibri Aircraft, which markets, resells and buys pre-owned aircraft.

Intelligence

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Study: 83% Of Business Aircraft Meet FAA ADS-B Compliance

Oct 11, 2019
In September, the number of U.S. turbine-powered business aircraft meeting the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for ADS-B compliance totaled 83% of the fleet,

Programs

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Bombardier To Feature Learjet 75 Liberty Mockup

Oct 09, 2019
Bombardier unveiled the new six-seat Learjet 75 Liberty this past summer and customer interest is strong, the company said.
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Mitsubishi Hopes For More SpaceJet MoUs By Year’s End

Oct 10, 2019
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is hoping to sign up new customers for its SpaceJet aircraft family program by year’s end, as it pushes ahead with type certification testing for the aircraft.
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Avic Plans Series Of Cargo Drones

Oct 07, 2019
Avic is planning to develop a series of four successively larger pilotless cargo aircraft, an official of the state company said at a conference.
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Harbour Air Installs Electric Motor In Beaver Seaplane

Oct 08, 2019
Seaplane operator Harbour Air has installed a 540-kw (750-hp) electric motor in a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, with first flight expected by the end of November.
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Improved Gearbox Opening Kopter Flight Envelope

Oct 08, 2019
Swiss helicopter manufacturer Kopter says it has restarted flight tests of its third prototype SH09 single-engine light helicopter with a new, improved gearbox.
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Ehang Delivers More eVTOLS To Customers

Oct 09, 2019
China’s Ehang has delivered a second batch of autonomous air taxis to customers.

Services

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Piaggio Selects Traxxall Maintenance Tracking For Avanti EVO

Oct 07, 2019
Piaggio Aerospace has named Traxxall, a maintenance tracking provider, as its maintenance management partner.

Suppliers

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Triumph Sells Another Unit To TECT Aerospace

Oct 11, 2019
Triumph Group’s continued breakup to the benefit of TECT Aerospace rolled on Oct. 10 with a deal over Triumph’s Nashville, Tennessee, assembly operations.
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Corporate Travelers To Invest In Sustainable Fuels Under SkyNRG Program

Oct 08, 2019
Biofuel supplier SkyNRG has introduced a program enabling corporations to reduce emissions from their business air travel by contributing to development of a production facility for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be built in the Netherlands.
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Bristow Plans Chapter 11 Exit By End Of October

Oct 07, 2019
Helicopter operator Bristow Group says it has reached agreements with bankruptcy courts to emerge from Chapter 11 by the end of October.
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General Aviation Display Manufacturer Bought By uAvionix

Oct 09, 2019
Compact avionics manufacturer uAvionix announced Oct. 8 that it has acquired startup display company AeroVonics, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a move that diversifies its product line.

Regulatory/Legislative

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FAA Completes Final ADS-B Implementation Goal

Oct 08, 2019
The FAA said the last two of 155 planned airports now receive and display aircraft targets by automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), completing its final implementation goal for the program.
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Embraer, University Demonstrate Autonomous Taxiing

Oct 09, 2019
Embraer has demonstrated autonomous taxiing using a Legacy 500 business jet at its base in Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil.

Sounding Board

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Sounding Board: J.J. Frigge, Hartzell Propeller Executive Vice President And General Manager

Oct 10, 2019
J.J. Frigge joined Hartzell Propeller, based in Piqua, Ohio, in 2011 as the company’s controller. In 2013, Frigge took over the day-to-day operations of the business in addition to marketing and brand building. He assumed his current position in March. Previously, Frigge was finance manager at Proctor & Gamble.

Training

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Women Pilots Cross Atlantic To Promote STEM, Honor WASPS

Oct 07, 2019
On Sept. 11, pilots Amanda Farnsworth and Katie Pribyl set out on a transatlantic flight from North America to Normandy, France, to encourage girls to pursue dreams of flight and honor the female pilots who served during World War II.

FBOs/Services

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, FBO Expands

Oct 10, 2019
Stillwater Flight Center, a fixed base operator at Stillwater Regional Airport in Oklahoma, has expanded.

Research/Development

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Testers Achieve Autonomous, Long-Distance Drone Flight

Oct 10, 2019
Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Vigilant Aerospace Systems conducted an autonomous, long-distance flight of a small fixed-wing drone using Vigilant’s unmanned traffic management (UTM) and active detect-and-avoid system to monitor the aircraft.

Operations

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SkyGuardian To Conduct Demo Flight Over San Diego

Oct 07, 2019
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced Oct. 7 that its MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft will fly above San Diego to survey infrastructure next year during flight tests the company is organizing with NASA.

Business Aviation Briefs

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Aergo Capital Completes Sale Of Five Aircraft From Portfolio

Oct 11, 2019
Aergo Capital completed the sale of five of its aircraft.
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AirMed Adds Challenger 601 For Long Range Transports

Oct 11, 2019
AirMed International has added a Bombardier Challenger 601 widebody jet to its fleet.
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Air Partner Teams With Northcott Global Solutions

Oct 11, 2019
Air Partner, a global aviation services group, has announced that its Air Evacuation division has partnered with Northcott Global Solutions (NGS).
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Ducommun Buys Ammunition Feeder Specialist Nobles Worldwide

Oct 11, 2019
Storied aerospace and defense supplier Ducommun announced Oct. 10 that it acquired Nobles Worldwide.
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Flight Safety Foundation Announces Speakers For Air Safety Summit

Oct 11, 2019
Flight Safety Foundation has announced its lineup of featured speakers for the 72nd Annual International Air Safety Summit.
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Jet Aviation Opens Hangar, FBO In Teterboro

Oct 11, 2019
Jet Aviation has announced the opening of its new 40,000-sq.-ft. hangar and renovated fixed base operation in Teterboro, New Jersey.
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TBM Owners & Pilots Association Convention Draws Owners, Aircraft To Denver

Oct 11, 2019
Daher’s TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s annual convention at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Denver attracted 345 participants and 102 TBM turboprops
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Red Aircraft Introduces RED A03 Engine

Oct 11, 2019
Red Aircraft, a German provider of aviation services, plans to introduce a new high-performance engine to the U.S. agricultural sector.

Airworthiness Directives

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Airworthiness Directives

Oct 11, 2019
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10-07 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters.

Appointments

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Appointments

Oct 11, 2019
Peter Vasconcelos has been appointed Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. regional senior vice president of sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada.

Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Oct 11, 2019
Oct. 15-17—Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference, Wings Over the Rockies Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, Englewood, Colorado, https://www.ainonline.com/calendar/2019-10

 

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