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2016 BCA Operations Planning Guide Production Aircraft


Download a PDF of In-Production Aircraft from the Business & Commercial Aviation 2016 Operations Planning Guide. This file contains Category 1 — Turboprops and Jets Under 10,000 lb. Category 2 — Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. - Jets Under 20,000 lb. Category 3 — Jets 20,000 lb. to 30,000 lb. Category 4 — Jets 30,000 lb. to 41,000 lb. Category 5 — Jets >41,000 lb. Category 6 — Ultra-Long-Range Jets Read more here:: 2016 BCA Operations Planning Guide Production Aircraft… Read more ...

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2016 BCA Operations Planning Guide Out-of-Production Aircraft


Download a PDF of Out-of-Production Aircraft from the Business & Commercial Aviation 2016 Operations Planning Guide. This file contains Category 1 — Turboprops and Jets Under 10,000 lb. Category 2 — Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. - Jets Under 20,000 lb. Category 3 — Jets 20,000 lb. to 30,000 lb. Category 4 — Jets 30,000 lb. to 41,000 lb. Category 5 — Jets >41,000 lb. Category 6 — Ultra-Long-Range Jets Read more here:: 2016 BCA Operations Planning Guide Out-of-Production Aircraft… Read more ...

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Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility


By Bret Koebbe Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight.... ... Read more here:: Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility… Read more ...

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Managing Monitors


Why is this so difficult? Managing an aircraft flight path, along with its energy level, is a basic piloting responsibility. The professional pilot community has been told for decades about the importance of the stabilized approach. It has been a consistent message from aviation safety organizations around the world. And yet the problem of unstabilized approaches continues. read more Read more here:: Managing Monitors… Read more ...

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How To Use The Operating Costs Guide


A benchmarking tool to help flight department managers draft and analyze budgets for the coming year Aircraft operating costs are presented in a format that separates the data into seven areas: Mission Costs, Variable Costs, Fixed Annual Costs, Periodic Costs, Personnel Costs, Training Costs and Facilities Costs. read more Read more here:: How To Use The Operating Costs Guide… Read more ...

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Business & Commercial Aviation News From August 1966


He checked out in about 10 hr. and admitted in 50-60 hr. he would have the “bird” mastered. So what happens in the meantime? – Torch Lewis, BCA Jet spacing over the North Atlantic was reinstated to 120 mi. at all altitudes. The FAA cited the complexity of a double standard above and below 29,000 ft., and excessive ATC workload from numerous requests for altitude changes. With this decision, the FAA validated ALPA's arguments for such reinstatement. read more Read more here:: Business & Commercial Aviation News From August 1966… Read more ...

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Unstable Approaches Rampant In Sunday AirVenture Arrivals


OSHKOSH - A temporarily closed runway and relatively low ceilings caused a glut of aircraft to arrive into Wittman Airport at the same time Sunday, many of which flew unstable approaches by traditional metrics. read more Read more here:: Unstable Approaches Rampant In Sunday AirVenture Arrivals… Read more ...

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Airman Certification Standards and You


July 27- The July/August 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training. Building on our previous student pilot-themed editions in 2012 and 2014, this issue provides tips and resources for success in initial pilot certification. It also explores the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS), which begin rolling out this summer. The ACS list the standards for what an applicant needs to know, consider, and do in order to pass both the knowledge test and the practical test for a certificate or rating. Feature articles include: The ABCs of ACS A Better Certification System for Future Pilots (p. 10)Heres My Advice Pilot Tips from Top CFIs (p. 14)Junkyard Dog or Factory Fresh Choosing the Right Trainer for You (p. 20) In this issues Jumpseat department (p. 1), Flight Standards Services Director John Duncan discusses the connection between the new Airman Certification Standards and the FAAs Compliance Philosophy, while Checklist (p. 21) explains how ACS helps define the right stuff with what is taught and tested for airman certification. You can also find out about the upcoming ACS for Aviation Maintenance Technicians in Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons (p. 36) as well as how ACS was able to incorporate the special emphasis items found in the Practical Test Standards in our Angle of Attack department (p. 37). And for those headed to AirVenture 2016 this year, youll find a list of scheduled FAA safety forums (p. 7) as well as a background on each of this years National General Aviation Award winners (p. 34). FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine's objective is to improve safety by: making the community aware of FAA resources,helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, andencouraging continued training. Be sure to follow us on Twitter@FAASafetyBrief.… Read more ...

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NBAA Leadership Conference Attendees Keep Learning After the Event


Business aviation professionals can continue to develop and hone their leadership skills even after the NBAA Leadership Conference ends. For example, 2016 Leadership Conference attendees were given two best-selling books to take home, which teach valuable lessons about leadership, teamwork and perseverance. Read more here:: NBAA Leadership Conference Attendees Keep Learning After the Event… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Dornier 328 Turboprop


Rare, but it's a turboprop that flies far, fast, quietly and economically Almost three decades ago, Dornier Luftfarhrt GmbH, then part of Daimler-Benz Aerospace, began design work on a 30-seat regional turboprop, intended to offer a step-up change in passenger comfort, block speed, operating economics and avionics technology. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Dornier 328 Turboprop… Read more ...

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News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (August 2016)


News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community read more Read more here:: News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (August 2016)… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Dornier 328 Turboprop


Rare, but it's a turboprop that flies far, fast, quietly and economically Almost three decades ago, Dornier Luftfarhrt GmbH, then part of Daimler-Benz Aerospace, began design work on a 30-seat regional turboprop, intended to offer a step-up change in passenger comfort, block speed, operating economics and avionics technology. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Dornier 328 Turboprop… Read more ...

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News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (August 2016)


News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community read more Read more here:: News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (August 2016)… Read more ...

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Traffic & Enthusiasm Up At Oshkosh


Doug May, vice president of piston aircraft for Textron Aviation, speaks with Molly McMillian at AirVenture Oshkosh about the company's announcements - and also the atmosphere at the show. read more Read more here:: Traffic & Enthusiasm Up At Oshkosh… Read more ...

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Traffic & Enthusiasm Up At Oshkosh


Doug May, vice president of piston aircraft for Textron Aviation, speaks with Molly McMillian at AirVenture Oshkosh about the company's announcements - and also the atmosphere at the show. read more Read more here:: Traffic & Enthusiasm Up At Oshkosh… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevention of Loss of Control Accidents


July 25- The FAA and general aviation (GA) groups #FlySafe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on best practices in calculating and predicting aircraft performance, and in operating within established aircraft limitations. Transition SafelyThe lack of or poor transition training has been cited as a causal factor in many general aviation accidents. Pilots think they only need transition training when stepping up to a high-performance or complex airplane, from single-engine to multi-engine aircraft, or even from tricycle gear to tail wheel. But they can also benefit from transition training when moving from traditional aircraft to amateur-built or light-sport airplanes, as well as from steam gauges to a glass cockpit. The goal of transition training is to make sure you have proper training in the specific systems and operating characteristics of every airplane model you fly. Transition training focuses on those areas where you might encounter something unique to the airplane whether as a normal procedure or in an emergency. How Do I Train?The quality of your training could save your life! Choose wisely, and as you do so, think Structure, Specifics, and Quality. StructureTransition training should be conducted in accordance with a written training syllabus, which is a checklist for training. Your syllabus should provide a logical, systematic and comprehensive approach to ensure you cover all the basics. Youll also want to review the applicable practical test standards (PTS) or Airman Certification Standards (ACS) that are appropriate to the certificate and/or rating that you hold. SpecificsThe goal of transition training is to teach you what is different about the aircraft and the equipment onboard. The syllabus should address the basics of the aircrafts systems (fuel, electrical, control, hydraulic, avionics, environmental, etc.), but with the emphasis on how characteristics of the new aircraft differ from those you already know.… Read more ...

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LogTen Pro X adds new sharing features


By Bret Koebbe LogTen Pro X is one of the premier digital logbook apps available in the app store. The app recently received a big update, adding new smart logbook sharing features, remote endorsement capabilities... ... Read more here:: LogTen Pro X adds new sharing features… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 16-30


Podcast: NBAA Safety Committee Cultivates Safety Leadership NBAA's Long-Sought RVSM Rule Changes Take Effect NBAA Reaches Out to Aviation Community From New Location at AirVenture Read more here:: NBAA Update, 16-30… Read more ...

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NBAA Safety Committee Cultivates Safety Leadership


With more than 60 members and an industry-wide reputation for leadership in promoting safe operations, the NBAA Safety Committee plans to step up its efforts to identify individuals who will serve on the front-line in supporting safety in the years to come. Anyone can be a safety leader, noted committee Vice Chairman David Ryan. "Safety transcends an entire organization," he said. "Our values for our Safety Committee, and the ones that we promote in future safety leaders, are values such as professionalism, leadership, engagement. These individuals need to be innovative, they need to be progressive thinkers and we always need to try to stay ahead in developing pools for these people to succeed." Read more here:: NBAA Safety Committee Cultivates Safety Leadership… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Shop Smart for Aviation Software


While there are three main aviation software functions - flight scheduling, maintenance documentation and finance/tax reporting - some companies might not need all three. When it's time to upgrade your company's aviation software, be sure to avoid paying for options that your company doesn't need by reviewing NBAA's four steps to buying software in the July/August 2016 issue of Business Aviation Insider. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Shop Smart for Aviation Software… Read more ...

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