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NBAA Flight Plan: Asian Business Aviation Group Strengthens Industry Advocacy


Charles Mularski plans to build on a strong foundation of trust with members, and a growing sense of cooperation with regulators, to further the cause of business operators in Asia as he takes the reigns as chairman of Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). "This is a very complex region for the business aviation industry," he said. "Growth is strong here, but the infrastructure is still weak, and business operators must continue to depend on major commercial airports. As commercial operations expand in the region, we're finding room for our operations diminishing." Read more here:: NBAA Flight Plan: Asian Business Aviation Group Strengthens Industry Advocacy… Read more ...

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NBAA's Hadley Guides Association's Regional And Local Advocacy Efforts


When Steve Hadley, NBAA's regional program director and Southwest regional representative, meets with state legislators and others to promote the benefits of business aviation, he is speaking from a wealth of first-hand experience. Before coming to NBAA. Hadley served as an air medical pilot, chief pilot of a company flight department, vice president of an FBO and director of operations for two charter flight departments, among other aviation positions. It's this broad experience that makes him ideally suited to lead NBAA's advocacy efforts at the state and local level. In his current position, Hadley has played a vital role in supporting the many regional business aviation groups in his region, from the Texans for General Aviation to the Colorado Aviation Business Association. Read more here:: NBAA's Hadley Guides Association's Regional And Local Advocacy Efforts… Read more ...

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Aviation Legend Pat Epps Receives NBAA's Silk Scarf Award


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen recently presented the Association's Silk Scarf Award to Pat Epps, founder and president of Georgia's Epps Aviation, for his lifetime of service to the business aviation industry. "Through decades and generations, the Epps name has been synonymous with aviation excellence," Bolen said at his presentation, made during Epps Aviation's 50th anniversary celebration. "Your tireless effort to help preserve aviation's precious history and ensure its bright future serves as both an example and inspiration. Your contributions to aviation have been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards our industry has to offer including NBAA's American Spirit Award and the John P. 'Jack' Doswell Award." Read more here:: Aviation Legend Pat Epps Receives NBAA's Silk Scarf Award… Read more ...

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Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525


The long-awaited flight took place July 1 at the company's facility in Amarillo, Texas, where production 525s will be assembled. read more Read more here:: Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525… Read more ...

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Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525


The long-awaited flight took place July 1 at the company's facility in Amarillo, Texas, where production 525s will be assembled. read more Read more here:: Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525… Read more ...

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Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525


The long-awaited flight took place July 1 at the company's facility in Amarillo, Texas, where production 525s will be assembled. read more Read more here:: Bell Helicopter Completes First Flight Of Model 525… Read more ...

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FAA and GA Community Focus on Safety


Statement from FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker: Improving general aviation (GA) safety is a top priority for the FAA and industry. Last year, 434 people were killed in 251 GA accidents. The fatal accident rate remains flat and too many lives are being lost despite the great work of our GA community. Thank you to our industry leaders who participated in yesterdays GA Safety Summit. Im encouraged by the discussions we had around how we can reduce risk in general aviation. Were working together through the GA Joint Steering Committee to use safety data analysis to take aim at the leading causes of GA accidents. Loss of Control remains our greatest concern. In fact, its on the National Transportation Safety Boards Most Wanted List. Last month, industry and the FAA launched the Fly Safe outreach campaign which features Loss of Control causes, tips, and resources. I encourage anyone with an interest in general aviation safety to follow and share the #FlySafe campaign on social media. It was clear from the meeting that there are a lot of innovations and technologies in the GA industry that can make a difference. In February 2014, the FAA simplified design approval requirements for AOA indicator, which can help a pilot avoid a stall. Today, AOA indicators are becoming increasingly affordable for GA pilots and can help prevent Loss of Control. The FAA is working on a new performance-based regulatory approach to airworthiness standards for Part 23 airplanes, small piston-powered airplanes to complex high-performance executive jets. The goal is to set a standard that improves safety, enables innovation, streamlines the certification process, and utilizes consensus standards to assist applicants in complying with the performance-based regulations. The FAA is working to get the rule out as quickly as possible. I look forward to working with industry as we promote safety through education, technology solutions, and improved regulatory standards.… Read more ...

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Dont Fly With Fireworks


If youre flying this July 4th holiday, be sure to leave your fireworks at home. Most travelers probably dont realize the risk that fireworks pose on an airplane. The FAA is reminding passengers that fireworks, including the smallest sparklers, are not permitted aboard airplanes in carry-on or checked baggage. Fines are stiff for passengers who break the rules. It is also against the law to mail or ship fireworks as air parcels. Safety is our top priority and we want everyone to arrive at their destination safely, FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta said. The public can help us by leaving dangerous items, such as fireworks, out of their luggage. Friction can cause fireworks to ignite during flight, posing a safety risk to passengers and crew. Because of this danger, domestic and international regulations prohibit passengers from carrying fireworks and firework novelty items in their checked or carry-on baggage, or on their persons. Passengers who violate the hazardous materials regulations may face civil penalties of up to $75,000 per violation, but can run as high as $175,000 per violation in cases that involve death, serious illness, severe injury or substantial destruction of property. Criminal convictions resulting from hazardous materials violations can result in criminal fines and up to five years in prison. However, passengers carrying fireworks may be subject to up to ten years in prison if they release a hazardous material that results in death or bodily harm. For more information on fireworks and other prohibited items, visit the FAAs website at: http://www.faa.gov/Go/PackSafe. Leave the fireworks at homeFireworks Don't Fly (Poster) Read more here:: Dont Fly With Fireworks… Read more ...

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Legacy600OpsReport


June 2009 Embraer's EMB-135 Legacy Shuttle and Legacy 600 virtually are without equal when it comes to dispatch reliability, ease of maintenance and operating economy per passenger seat mile, operators reported during our recent survey. That's consistent with the pedigree, as a variant of the 35-seat EMB-135 regional jet. That line began with the 50-seat EMB-145, which was first certified in December 1996. read more Read more here:: Legacy600OpsReport… Read more ...

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A Look At The Embraer Legacy 600


Value, cabin and reliability may outweigh ultimate performance The Legacy 600, built from 2002 to 2012, is one of the most successful jetliner conversions yet produced for the business aircraft market. read more Read more here:: A Look At The Embraer Legacy 600… Read more ...

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Products & Services Previews (July 2015)


1. Universal Avionics-Equipped CHC S-92 Completes First EGNOS LPV Approach read more Read more here:: Products & Services Previews (July 2015)… Read more ...

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News of promotions, appointments and honors (July 2015)


News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community read more Read more here:: News of promotions, appointments and honors (July 2015)… Read more ...

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Legacy 600 Ops Report


This article was originally published in the June 2009 issue of BC&A. ​June 2009 read more Read more here:: Legacy 600 Ops Report… Read more ...

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July 1965 News


It wasn't long after B&CA was born that we began to get the feeling that we were the best magazine in the growing field of business aviation. In those eight years we've become convinced. Our convictions haven't changed. – David W. Ewald, Publisher It wasn't long after B&CA was born that we began to get the feeling that we were the best magazine in the growing field of business aviation. read more Read more here:: July 1965 News… Read more ...

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Helicopter Night Obstacle-Avoidance Accident


Pilot loses control while responding to an alert and flying into IMC Investigating a major helicopter accident is rarely easy. Helicopters go where no other aircraft can. read more Read more here:: Helicopter Night Obstacle-Avoidance Accident… Read more ...

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Falcon 5X Rolls Out at Merignac


The beginning of a whole new line of twin-engine large-cabin aircraft from the French firm Dassault Aviation's Falcon 5X, the first in a line of next-generation business aircraft from the French firm, rolled out in front of 500 company guests, employees and partners at its Bordeaux Merignac plant on June 2nd. read more Read more here:: Falcon 5X Rolls Out at Merignac… Read more ...

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Embraer Legacy 600


Value, cabin and reliability may outweigh ultimate performance The Legacy 600, built from 2002 to 2012, is one of the most successful jetliner conversions yet produced for the business aircraft market. read more Read more here:: Embraer Legacy 600… Read more ...

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Company Shuttles


The benefits of more butts in seats There is no regulatory definition for a corporate or company shuttle. Three (small) people in a Cirrus out every Monday and back every Friday is a shuttle. read more Read more here:: Company Shuttles… Read more ...

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Accidents in Brief (July 2015)


Selected Accidents and Incidents in June and May 2015. The following NTSB information is preliminary. read more Read more here:: Accidents in Brief (July 2015)… Read more ...

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Products & Services Previews (July 2015)


1. Universal Avionics-Equipped CHC S-92 Completes First EGNOS LPV Approach read more Read more here:: Products & Services Previews (July 2015)… Read more ...

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