EBACE: Airbus Launches Private Jet, Corporate Helicopters »

EBACE: Airbus Launches Private Jet, Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Corporate Jets is now offering a corporate-jet version of its A330neo widebody airliner, the company announced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, being held this week in Geneva. The ACJ330neo can carry up to 25 passengers in a customized cabin, with room for conference/dining areas, a private office, bedrooms, bathrooms and guest seating. The company also announced the launch of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, a high-end, custom brand for the VIP private and business aviation market.

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Ag And Helicopter Pilots Decry Drone Rule Change »

Ag And Helicopter Pilots Decry Drone Rule Change

A recent federal court decision that the FAA has no authority to require drone users to register is not sitting well with many aviators. Helicopter Association International issued a statement this week saying it “strongly disagrees” with the ruling, adding that helicopter pilots “are deeply concerned about our ability to fly safely in airspace where pilots could encounter any unmanned aircraft, be it commercial or otherwise.” The National Agricultural Aviation Association also issued a statement.

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First Flight For New K-Max »

First Flight For New K-Max

The newly in-production K-Max helicopter, built by Kaman Aerosystems, flew for the first time on May 12, the company announced last week. The aircraft performed “flawlessly,” said test pilot Bill Hart. “I look forward to successfully completing our production flight-test schedule over the coming weeks.” The single-seat K-Max features a counter-rotating rotor system and is designed to be rugged and low-maintenance. It’s optimized for external-load operations and vertical-reference flight.

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EBACE: Cirrus, Piper Models Now EASA-Certified »

Several U.S. manufacturers announced models that now are certified for sales in Europe this week at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, being held in Geneva. Piper said it has... More

EBACE: GE Joins Aerion SST Effort »

GE Aviation says it will work with Aerion Corp. to look at what would be needed to develop an engine for a supersonic jet. “We have thoroughly evaluated over two dozen civil and military... More

Nextant Announces Challenger Upgrade »

The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) opens May 22 in Geneva and as usual, companies are making announcements in advance of the formal opening. Nextant has announced that... More

Aviation Expo Canceled »

The Flying Aviation Expo scheduled for October in Palm Springs has been canceled but organizers are holding out hope it may be back in the future. Jeff and Vivienne Herold, who own Scheyden... More

Bahamas Allows BasicMed »

The Bahamas is the first neighboring country to the U.S. to accept BasicMed as a medical qualification for U.S. pilots flying in its airspace. BasicMed went into effect on May 1 and allows pilots... More

Court Quashes Drone Registration »

A Washington court has quashed the FAA’s drone registration program. The court ruled Friday that the registration rule violates the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, passed by Congress in... More

Leesburg To Test Remote Tower »

A temporary mobile air traffic control tower will be operating this summer at Leesburg Executive Airport, in Virginia, requiring special procedures from pilots. Pilots flying both VFR and IFR will... More

Robot Copilot Lands 737 »

Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully tested a robotic copilot in a Boeing 737 simulator, demonstrating that it can safely land the airplane on its own, the company said this week. The system is... More

 

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Spring Patterns

Spring Patterns »

Though pilots see a lot of weather maps, the playbook of what all these spring patterns mean and where they’re going is not often explained. So, we’ll explain it. More

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Short Final »

Heard recently one morning on JFK tower frequency … JetBlue: Tower, is our speed compatible with the aircraft ahead of us? … Tower:  As long as you don't go to warp factor 6, you should be fine ... Marty Twersky More

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Treasure Coast International Airport to Unveil New Hanger at MRO Americas on April 25

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

Private Jet Charter Company Latitude 33 Aviation Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

California jet charter company achieves highest independent safety rating in the industry, making it the only private jet operator in San Diego to have received the ARGUS Platinum Rating.

Pro Star completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

The first Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification for a King Air 300 series aircraft is complete. New Hampshire based Pro Star Aviation performed the modification on a King Air 350i aircraft. The PC-12 STC is nearing completion.