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Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Jets Greater Than 41,000 lb.


BCA breaks down mission costs — direct costs, fuel expenses and per-mile costs — as well as flight times for heavy jets built by Dassault, Embraer, Bombardier, Gulfstream and Airbus. read more Read more here:: Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Jets Greater Than 41,000 lb.… Read more ...

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Reader's Feedback (September 2016)


BCA readers share their opinions on articles we published. read more Read more here:: Reader's Feedback (September 2016)… Read more ...

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West Star Awarded ADS-B Out STC


West Star Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out. The STC is applicable to CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, Falcon 900B and Falcon 900EX aircraft with Honeywell GNSSU Global Position Sensors and Rockwell Collins TDR-94D transponders. read more Read more here:: West Star Awarded ADS-B Out STC… Read more ...

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Tecnam Traveller Makes First Flight


The Tecnam P2012 Traveller, a high-wing piston twin-engine multi-role aircraft, flew for the first time July 21. read more Read more here:: Tecnam Traveller Makes First Flight… Read more ...

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Quest Expansion Completed


Quest Aircraft Co. recently completed a 27,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Sandpoint, Idaho, production facility giving it a total of 110,000 sq. ft. under roof. read more Read more here:: Quest Expansion Completed… Read more ...

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Opinion: New Aviation Offerings


New products and possibilities are good for the industry The breath of offerings and technologies keeps expanding on the light end and beyond. read more Read more here:: Opinion: New Aviation Offerings… Read more ...

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NTSB Preliminary Report On Bell 525 Crash


In a short preliminary report posted on Aug. 4, the National Transportation Safety Board says the Bell 525 that crashed in a flight test a month earlier broke up in flight. read more Read more here:: NTSB Preliminary Report On Bell 525 Crash… Read more ...

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Embraer Lineage 1000E Evaluation Flight Reveals Improvements


A decade of improvements in latest model The Lineage 1000E is a substantially upgraded and more capable version of the Embraer Corporate Jet. read more Read more here:: Embraer Lineage 1000E Evaluation Flight Reveals Improvements… Read more ...

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Laser-Based Air Data Systems Come Of Age


Alternative technologies for air data gain popularity for next-gen aircraft High-profile failures of traditional air data systems—using pitot tubes and angle-of-attack vanes—have ignited a new generation of laser-based replacement systems that offer higher performance, without moving parts. read more Read more here:: Laser-Based Air Data Systems Come Of Age… Read more ...

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Take control of your iPad’s location services settings


By Bret Koebbe The iPad's software settings allows you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll... ... Read more here:: Take control of your iPad’s location services settings… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Elliot Seguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing


BCA's editor-in-chief William Garvey interviews Elliot Senguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Elliot Seguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Elliot Seguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing


BCA's editor-in-chief William Garvey interviews Elliot Senguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Elliot Seguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Elliot Senguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing


BCA's editor-in-chief William Garvey interviews Elliot Senguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Elliot Senguin, Experimental Test Pilot, Mooney Aircraft & Wasabi Air Racing… Read more ...

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FAR/AIM app updated for 2017, adds drone rules


By John Zimmerman This is the time of year when 2017 FAR/AIM books are released, incorporating all the changes in the last 12 months. That makes it a great time to consider an app - for less than the price of one new... ... Read more here:: FAR/AIM app updated for 2017, adds drone rules… Read more ...

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Podcast: Will Airplanes Ever Fly Themselves?


Self-flying aircraft are even further off than self-driving cars. But technologies that assist pilots are advancing—including one that will take control of the aircraft to avoid a collision if humans do not react quickly enough. Our editors bring you up to date and explore what might be possible. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Will Airplanes Ever Fly Themselves?… Read more ...

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Podcast: Will Airplanes Ever Fly Themselves?


Self-flying aircraft are even further off than self-driving cars. But technologies that assist pilots are advancing—including one that will take control of the aircraft to avoid a collision if humans do not react quickly enough. Engineering Editor Guy Norris, Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft and Executive Editor Jim Asker bring you up to date and explore what might be possible. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Will Airplanes Ever Fly Themselves?… Read more ...

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Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!


A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information youll need to take advantage of those opportunities. Aeronautical Knowledge Test One very important step you have to take is to obtain your remote pilot certificate. Under the new rulealso known as Part 107the person actually flying a drone must have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate. To qualify for the certificate, you must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. If you are qualifying under the latter provision, you must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take an FAA UAS online training course. The Transportation Security Administration will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate. The FAA has posted extensive materials, including a test guide and sample questions, to help you prepare for the knowledge test. You can review the materials by clicking on the Knowledge Test Prep Part 107 button at www.faa,gov/uas. You also can watch a short video about the knowledge test here: https://youtu.be/v-d1RuTFvbs. Read more here:: Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!… Read more ...

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3 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance


By John Zimmerman While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting... ... Read more here:: 3 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance… Read more ...

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Mooney Mounts Comeback After Chinese Capital Infusion


Mooney International is reentering the single-seat personal aircraft market with renewed vigor and drive. read more Read more here:: Mooney Mounts Comeback After Chinese Capital Infusion… Read more ...

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Mooney Mounts Comeback After Chinese Capital Infusion


Mooney International is reentering the single-seat personal aircraft market with renewed vigor and drive. read more Read more here:: Mooney Mounts Comeback After Chinese Capital Infusion… Read more ...

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