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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Checklists and Callouts: Keep It Simple, Avoid Distraction, Prevent Ineptitude


'Less is more' appears to be the current checklist design theme Short and simple checklists pay off with a more relaxed working environment in which flight crews have the most time to devote to situational awareness and dealing with unexpected occurrences. read more Read more here:: Checklists and Callouts: Keep It Simple, Avoid Distraction, Prevent Ineptitude… Read more ...

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ForeFlight 7 delivers big update


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight released a big update this week, adding an upgraded Procedure Advisor tool for IFR pilots, a new Delta Download feature to reduce chart download times, a Chart Touch legend feature,... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight 7 delivers big update… Read more ...

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European Business Aviation Traffic Up Slightly in March


Total flight movements in Europe increased modestly in March - up 0.2 percent compared with a year ago - but the conflict in Ukraine and ongoing economic travails in southern Europe continues to dampen business aircraft traffic. "We had hoped we had grown out of this negative trend. It's really too early to tell how the year will turn out based on a single month or even quarter," said Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association. "In a given month you might have a national holiday or some other event that affects the numbers. We prefer to focus on the semester or annual data." Read more here:: European Business Aviation Traffic Up Slightly in March… Read more ...

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NBAA Joins Lawsuit to Preserve Business Aviation Access to East Hampton Airport


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Operators Should Expect Extra Security Checks in Thailand


Business aircraft operators flying to Thailand should be prepared for extra scrutiny in the wake of an audit of the country's civil aviation safety systems by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Following the audit, ICAO issued a significant safety concern, and placed Thailandâ??s aviation operations under â??special measuresâ?? in March. Pat Dunn, NBAA's International Operators Committee regional lead for ICAO Region VII (Middle East / Asia), advises operators to anticipate Safety Oversight of Foreign Airlines (SOFA) checks, similar to those imposed last year on N-registered aircraft by civil aviation authorities in India when the FAA downgraded that countryâ??s safety rating. Read more here:: Operators Should Expect Extra Security Checks in Thailand… Read more ...

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EBACE Report: Europe's Leading Business Aviation Event Is Only Weeks Away: Don't Miss EBACE2015


EBACE2015 Education Sessions to Feature Business Aviation Hot Topics Static Display at EBACE2015 Promises to Impress Heading to Geneva? Download the EBACE2015 Mobile App Before You Go Read more here:: EBACE Report: Europe's Leading Business Aviation Event Is Only Weeks Away: Don't Miss EBACE2015… Read more ...

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Attendees And Exhibitors Expected To Grow At EBACE 2015


The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva will celebrate its 15th anniversary when the show opens on May 19. read more Read more here:: Attendees And Exhibitors Expected To Grow At EBACE 2015… Read more ...

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2015 Kentucky Derby to Affect Air Traffic at SDF, LOU and JVY


The FAA has released a NOTAM about special air traffic procedures around the Kentucky Derby. The three airports specifically mentioned in the NOTAM are: Louisville International Airport (SDF), Bowman Field Airport (LOU) and Clark Regional Airport (JVY). Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: 2015 Kentucky Derby to Affect Air Traffic at SDF, LOU and JVY… Read more ...

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Business Aviation News from Asia in April 27 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation


Nextant 400XTi to be delivered to first Chinese customer this year; Asian Sky Group and Nexus to offer flight planning and other services; Deer Jet jet card has equal international and domestic rates Nextant Aerospace's remanufactured, small-cabin business jets are taking on a new life amid austerity measures and discouragement of opulence in China. Plus, Asian Sky Group and Nexus will jointly provide flight operations services in the Asia-Pacific region. And international rates are now no higher than domestic rates in Deer Jet's jet card program, according to the company. read more Read more here:: Business Aviation News from Asia in April 27 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation… Read more ...

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Bombardier Challenger 605 Pre-Owned Market at a Glance


Aircraft Bluebook At-a-Glance reviews the current market status — demand, pricing and residual values — of the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet. Open In New Window: Open In New Window read more Read more here:: Bombardier Challenger 605 Pre-Owned Market at a Glance… Read more ...

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NetJets China Focuses On Aircraft Management


The fractional ownership specialist is focusing on charter services and its aircraft management business in China. read more Read more here:: NetJets China Focuses On Aircraft Management… Read more ...

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VistaJet Close to Chinese Operation


Bradley Perrett The Swiss charter company expects to enter the Chinese market “within weeks.” read more Read more here:: VistaJet Close to Chinese Operation… Read more ...

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Delta Develops New Training For Full Stalls And Upsets


Airlines are going back to school to build new training programs to demonstrate deep-stall and upset recoveries in the simulator. read more Read more here:: Delta Develops New Training For Full Stalls And Upsets… Read more ...

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Airbus, Boeing Set Sights On Synthetic Vision


Business jet and general aviation pilots already enjoy the safety benefits of synthetic vision. Airline pilots are next in line. read more Read more here:: Airbus, Boeing Set Sights On Synthetic Vision… Read more ...

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Apple Watch apps for pilots


By Bret Koebbe The Apple Watch started shipping over the weekend and there already thousands of apps that support the new device. Here's a rundown of several aviation apps you'll want to check out if you were able... ... Read more here:: Apple Watch apps for pilots… Read more ...

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ForeFlight 7 is Here. Faster Planning, Faster Downloads, and More.


By ForeFlight With this release, planning gets even better with a more advanced Procedure Advisor™ and a dramatically improved navigation database that enables visual preview of SIDs, STARs, approaches, and pattern entries. Downloads are significantly faster and use less disk space. Chart Touch™ technology lets you see the margin information for sectional and IFR en-route charts. Cabin Altitude Advisor™ leverages integrated pressure sensors to alert you when things don't seem quite right. Support for Apple Watch gives you at-a-glance weather, flight instruments, and timers. Our new web-based flight planning system delivers an industry first Web-to-Panel™ flight planning experience for supported avionics. ForeFlight Mobile version 7.0 is available now on the App Store. More Efficient Route Planning with Departure, Arrival, and Instrument Procedure Preview Our Procedure Advisor™ tool now allows you to visually preview arrivals, departures, approach procedures, VFR traffic patterns, and Search and Rescue patterns prior to adding them to your route. Procedure preview makes it easy to see how various procedures enter and exit a terminal area. To use procedure preview, enter a departure and destination in the Route Editor, then tap the Procedure button in the upper right of the Edit view: A preview window displays the available departures, arrivals, approaches, traffic patterns, and optionally, SAR patterns. In this example, tap on ‘Departure (19)' to view the graphical display of departure procedures out of the Houston area: The preview begins with a broad overview of the selected airport and geographic guides that outline each direction served by a particular procedure. After selecting an arrival or departure, either in the list on the left or by tapping one on the Map, transitions can be previewed and selected before adding it to the route. Procedure Advisor also allows you to preview instrument approaches, including a flag on the best wind runway based on the current METAR.… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-17


NBAA Highlights Safety Concerns, Reasonable Construct, for FAA's s-UAS Regs FAA Studying Possible Noise-Policy Updates; NBAA Advocates for Science-Based Approach NBAA, GAMA Take to Social Media to Promote No Plane No Gain Message Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-17… Read more ...

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NBAA Highlights Safety Concerns, Reasonable Construct, for FAA's s-UAS Regs


In its response to the FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking to govern commercial operations of small, unmanned aircraft systems, NBAA acknowledged the generally measured initial regulatory framework for the new category, but also outlined a number of concerns with the agency's plans. Read more here:: NBAA Highlights Safety Concerns, Reasonable Construct, for FAA's s-UAS Regs… Read more ...

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New RNAV STARs into San Francisco-Area Airports Set for April 30


Five new RNAV STARs will be implemented for the San Francisco-area airports on April 30. The new RNAV STARs will be optimized profile descent procedures for arrivals into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Sacramento International Airport(SMF). []. Read more here:: New RNAV STARs into San Francisco-Area Airports Set for April 30… Read more ...

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NBAA Flight Plan: Auburn University to Operate First UAS School in the Country


With unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) becoming more popular, the FAA has granted Auburn University approval to operate a new UAS Flight School as part of its Aviation Center. Auburn hopes to launch it's program in June, and will open the non-credit classes to anyone interested, not just Auburn students. "The reaction has been overwhelming," said Bill Hutto, director of Auburn's Aviation Center. "Weâ??ve gotten inquires from as far away as Oregon State." While the curriculum is still evolving, Hutto anticipates offering courses in pipeline inspection, use in agriculture and law enforcement and more. Read more here:: NBAA Flight Plan: Auburn University to Operate First UAS School in the Country… Read more ...

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