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Boeing’s 787 BBJ Lords Over Bizjets At EBACE 2016


Another Dreamliner joins the BBJ ranks The third 787 converted for private haulage is simply the latest opulently outfitted Boeing Business Jet. read more Read more here:: Boeing’s 787 BBJ Lords Over Bizjets At EBACE 2016… Read more ...

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Aerion To Submit Supersonic Bizjet Type Application By 2017


The timing coincides with the 2017 imposition of new Stage 5 noise restrictions. Aerion will have five years to present an actual aircraft for final approval. read more Read more here:: Aerion To Submit Supersonic Bizjet Type Application By 2017… Read more ...

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Sheltair Acquires Tampa Jet International


Sheltair has acquired Tampa Jet International Center at Tampa International Airport, Florida, and plans to expand its infrastructure. The operation and location is expected to fit into Shelter's growth model and complements its network of fixed-base operations. read more Read more here:: Sheltair Acquires Tampa Jet International… Read more ...

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FAA And AOPA Urge Cross-Check


The NTSB calls your attention to Advisory Circular AC 91-75, a Safer Skies initiative recommendation authored by the FAA and the industry that highlighted vacuum system failures as a significant cause or contributor to fatal accidents in IMC. read more Read more here:: FAA And AOPA Urge Cross-Check… Read more ...

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HondaJet HA420 Options


Options range from leather crew seats for $3,000 to a GoGoBiz - Text and Talk system for $151,500. read more Read more here:: HondaJet HA420 Options… Read more ...

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Another Partial-Panel Loss


The pilot and two passengers were killed on the afternoon of May 3, 2016, when their Beech 35B Bonanza broke up and crashed in Syosset on Long Island, New York. The IFR flight originated in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was en route to Robertson Field (4B8) in Plainville, Connecticut. read more Read more here:: Another Partial-Panel Loss… Read more ...

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Swiss No-see’ums


It may be a small country, but its projects are world-class As of January 2016, the Swiss Air Force had 31 Boeing F/A-18 Hornets, 22 F-5E and 4 F-5F double-seater Tiger II fighters in its inventory. If you tour the country or look at overhead photographs of the mountain valley airfields where the aircraft are based, you won't spot any of their hangars. read more Read more here:: Swiss No-see’ums… Read more ...

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Swiss Innovation, Part II


It may be a small country, but its projects are world class The inspiration for "mercy missions" traces back to Nov. 19, 1946, when an off-course American C-53—the paratroop version of the DC-3/C-47—with four crewmen and eight military VIPs aboard crashed into the Swiss Alps. All survived, but they were stranded in deep snow on a high glacier with no means of self-extraction. read more Read more here:: Swiss Innovation, Part II… Read more ...

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Post-Maintenance Test-Flying


Conducting post-maintenance flight checks safely requires pilots experienced in the aircraft, intensive preparation and cross-communication with the maintenance provider, and adherence to risk management principles Aviation lore veritably brims with tales of the fearless test pilot flying into harm's way to probe the limits of an experimental airplane's performance, the quintessential scenario being the flutter dive. You know the scene: Pull up, Buck, pull up! read more Read more here:: Post-Maintenance Test-Flying… Read more ...

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BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews


BCA shares the latest products and services for the business aviation industry. read more Read more here:: BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews… Read more ...

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Weighty Matters


Miscalculation when loading can have unwelcome consequences One of the wisest principles in aviation is to learn from the mistakes of others so that we don't repeat the same. Part of the impetus to learn from others' misfortunes is that aviation errors are often unforgiving. read more Read more here:: Weighty Matters… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Dassault Falcon 10/100


The now-classic Falcon 10's sky-high operating costs can be painful, but when you are blasting past lesser light jets at Mach 0.85 to 0.86 you might feel it is well worth the money. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Dassault Falcon 10/100… Read more ...

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Rotary CG


Weight-and-balance considerations of a helicopter are similar to those of an airplane, except they are far more critical, and the CG range is much more limited. read more Read more here:: Rotary CG… Read more ...

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Misfueling


The hustle and bustle of busy business aviation ramps can easily result in an uploading of an inappropriate amount of fuel or fueling to the wrong tanks, or both. Accordingly, some business aircraft operators abide by SOPs that stipulate their pilots monitor the refueling process. read more Read more here:: Misfueling… Read more ...

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Lessons From A Master


Former Royal Air Force aviator O.W. "Wally" Epton, with nearly 17,000 hr. of stick time specializes in conducting functional check flights and training other pilots how to do the same in a responsible and knowledgeable way. read more Read more here:: Lessons From A Master… Read more ...

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Learning How To Say ‘No’


There is no cookie-cutter solution to saying 'no,' but here are a few paths leading to where you want to go. The pilot breed has in it the primal instinct to attempt every assigned task, no matter the odds of success. Like many of our innate urges, this proclivity must be kept in check because in an airplane, acting on it can be deadly. read more Read more here:: Learning How To Say ‘No’… Read more ...

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Experience Matters


BCA contributor James Albright, who authors the "http://code7700.com" website, advises using qualified pilots and mechanics on functional check flights. read more Read more here:: Experience Matters… Read more ...

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CG And Elevator Trim


On May 20, 2002, a Cessna Citation 550 accelerated down 7,200-ft.-long Runway 17L at Will Rogers World Airport at Oklahoma City, destined for Greeley-Weld County Airport in Greeley, Colorado. According to the pilot, he didn't notice any anomalies with the airplane during the preflight examination or while taxiing for takeoff and that the flight controls were free and correct. read more Read more here:: CG And Elevator Trim… Read more ...

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Aircraft Tracking: Who Is Watching You?


ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again) There is a growing awareness and concern that those who have asked that ATC tracking data be blocked from dissemination on the Internet are now subject to exposure through growing networks that capture their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transmissions. Today, there are thousands of tracking capture sites receiving data from unwitting operators. read more Read more here:: Aircraft Tracking: Who Is Watching You?… Read more ...

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A Failed Post-MX Experience


In February 2002, a Gulfstream V underwent maintenance at a repair station at West Palm Beach Airport in Florida. The airplane was placed on jacks for a tire change. During the process, a maintenance tech disabled the weight-on-wheels, aka "squat" switches with wooden "Popsicle sticks" to simulate that the GV was in "ground mode" so he could access the Maintenance Data Acquisition Unit in the cockpit to troubleshoot a false overspeed warning problem. read more Read more here:: A Failed Post-MX Experience… Read more ...

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