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Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?


By Bret Koebbe The free datalink weather component of the ADS-B network has been a big hit with iPad pilots flying with portable ADS-B receivers. But how well do you really know the system? Test your knowledge here... ... Read more here:: Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?… Read more ...

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Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online


Some NBAA members operating under FAR Part 135 have found the regulations surrounding rest and duty to be a point of contention, but operators seeking the FAA's formal responses to questions about these regulations can now find them online. The information is available under a searchable link in the Publications section of the online Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS). "This is a welcome addition to the FSIMS," said Brian Koester, NBAA manager of operations. "Not only will it help inform members about the rules and their interpretation of them, it will clarify their impact on members who may not be fully aware of their how the requirements affect their operation." Read more here:: Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online… Read more ...

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Cessna Pilot Center Grows


The Cessna Pilot Center network grew substantially in 2016, adding 24 flight centers as partners. Those include five international flight schools in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Germany and Poland. read more Read more here:: Cessna Pilot Center Grows… Read more ...

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UK Leads Demand For Mid-to-Heavy Business Jets


Across Europe, deliveries for mid-to-heavy business jets are projected to total 959 between now and 2025, according to a new forecast by Global Jet Capital. The largest demand is expected to be from the UK. read more Read more here:: UK Leads Demand For Mid-to-Heavy Business Jets… Read more ...

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McGill University Study: Pilot CEOs Different From Other People


A recent article in The Wall Street Journal cited a study by a McGill University accounting professor that found companies whose chief executives were also pilots are more likely to inspire original thinking than CEOs of other businesses. The study, co-authored by Jingling Zhang, surveyed more than 1,200 men and women who held the top job between 1993 and 2003. The results appeared in the January issue of the Journal of Financial Economics. It quoted Ms. read more Read more here:: McGill University Study: Pilot CEOs Different From Other People… Read more ...

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G650 And G650ER Certified For China Registration


The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the FAA. read more Read more here:: G650 And G650ER Certified For China Registration… Read more ...

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Bell Completes First Customized Aircraft In Prague


Bell Helicopter has completed its first fully customized aircraft at its new European customization and delivery center in Prague. read more Read more here:: Bell Completes First Customized Aircraft In Prague… Read more ...

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Textron Aviation: If Demand Returns, Production Will Grow


Revenue and deliveries of business jets and turboprops at Textron Aviation fell during the final quarter of 2016 due to lower-than-expected demand and pricing pressures from customers. read more Read more here:: Textron Aviation: If Demand Returns, Production Will Grow… Read more ...

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Learjet And Textron Aviation Reduce Workforce In Wichita


Both Textron Aviation and Bombardier Learjet have made recent job reductions at their Wichita facilities as they align work with demand. read more Read more here:: Learjet And Textron Aviation Reduce Workforce In Wichita… Read more ...

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Daher Delivered 54 TBM 900/930s In 2016


Dater's Airplane Business Unit delivered 54 TBM 900/TBM 930s in 2016, or one fewer than in 2015. The TBM 930 accounted for two-thirds of the total. read more Read more here:: Daher Delivered 54 TBM 900/930s In 2016… Read more ...

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ATP To Offer Citation Technical Information In ‘Smart Content’


Aircraft Technical Publications and Textron Aviation have reached an agreement for ATP to directly integrate technical data from Cessna Citation business jets into ATP's Aviation Hub cloud and mobile applications. read more Read more here:: ATP To Offer Citation Technical Information In ‘Smart Content’… Read more ...

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Phillips 66 Aviation Adds Five FBOs To Network


Phillips 66 Aviation has added five fixed base operations into its network of FBOs: Devil's Lake Aero Service, Devil's Lake, North Dakota; Lawton Aviation Services, Lawton, Oklahoma; Storm Flying Service, Webster City, Iowa; Brookneal Airport, Brookneal, Virginia; and Winamac Pulaski County BOAC, Winamac, Indiana. read more Read more here:: Phillips 66 Aviation Adds Five FBOs To Network… Read more ...

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Gary Jet Center To Build New Corporate Flight Center


Gary Jet Center is constructing a new corporate flight center as part of its fixed base operation at Gary/Chicago International Airport. read more Read more here:: Gary Jet Center To Build New Corporate Flight Center… Read more ...

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Quest Delivers Record 36 Kodiaks


Quest Aircraft delivered a record 36 Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft last year, up from 32 in 2015. The airframer also celebrated delivery of its 200th Kodiak in 2016 as well. read more Read more here:: Quest Delivers Record 36 Kodiaks… Read more ...

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FAA Airworthiness Directives Return To Federal Register


FAA airworthiness directives have returned to the Federal Register. The FAA had not issued ADs since President Donald Trump ordered a 60-day suspension of all pending and new regulations. read more Read more here:: FAA Airworthiness Directives Return To Federal Register… Read more ...

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Canada Providing Support Funds For Bombardier Global 7000 And C Series


The Canadian government plans to provide Bombardier with C$372.5 million ($282.4 million) in repayable support for its Global 7000 business jet and C Series airliner programs. read more Read more here:: Canada Providing Support Funds For Bombardier Global 7000 And C Series… Read more ...

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Bell Model 525 Slated For Certification In 2018


Bell Helicopter now anticipates achieving certification of its Model 525 super medium helicopter in 2018, as the investigation continues into the loss of the first prototype. read more Read more here:: Bell Model 525 Slated For Certification In 2018… Read more ...

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FAA Surprises With SMO Settlement


The FAA's surprise Jan. 28 settlement with the City of Santa Monica, California, regarding the closure of its municipally owned airport has raised a number of troubling questions. read more Read more here:: FAA Surprises With SMO Settlement… Read more ...

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Baker Aviation Wins Approvals For Global Operations


Baker Aviation received FAA approval to operate aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats when its Embraer Legacy 600 was added to its FAR Part 135 certificate. read more Read more here:: Baker Aviation Wins Approvals For Global Operations… Read more ...

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Travel Risk Map From MedAire


MedAire, the well-known medical and travel security specialists, has created its 2017 Travel Risk Map the map, which provides a comprehensive overview of risks by destination. read more Read more here:: Travel Risk Map From MedAire… Read more ...

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