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ForeFlight Tip: how to use cockpit sharing


By John Zimmerman ForeFlight has an interesting but little-known feature called Cockpit Sharing that allows pilots to quickly share and load flight plans from one device to another when on the same WiFi network.... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight Tip: how to use cockpit sharing… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 16-09


The Battle Against Privatized ATC Continues: Get Involved Alabama Group Asks Congressional Delegation to Oppose ATC Privatization Aviation Rulemaking Committee Working on Micro UAS Standards Read more here:: NBAA Update, 16-09… Read more ...

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The Battle Against Privatized ATC Continues: Get Involved


Although U.S. House and Senate leaders will consider a short-term extension for FAA funding authority beyond the existing March 31 deadline, the reality is that the industry must remain vigilant against FAA reauthorization proposals for privatizing air traffic control, as contained in H.R. 4441. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said there's still a critical need for industry stakeholders to let their representatives know that such a scenario would hurt business aviation. "The House is still working to find a path to the floor for H.R. 4441, and the Senate is expected to introduce its own FAA reauthorization measure soon," noted Bolen. Read more here:: The Battle Against Privatized ATC Continues: Get Involved… Read more ...

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Alabama Group Asks Congressional Delegation to Oppose ATC Privatization


Members of the Alabama Business Aviation Association (ABAA) last week flew to Washington, DC, for face-to-face meetings with Alabama's congressional representatives and staff to voice their concerns with H.R. 4441, a bill to reauthorize the FAA, which proposes the creation of a privatized ATC system. "It was an educational experience participating in the congressional process," said ABAA board member Ryan Waguespack. "ABAA was received favorably, as were our concerns regarding the potential negative impact on general aviation if ATC privatization is allowed." Read more here:: Alabama Group Asks Congressional Delegation to Oppose ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Enhanced Collaboration Leaders to Better Air Traffic Management


Thanks to more planning and an increasingly collaborative approach to traffic management, operators can expect a more focused and strategic use of traffic management initiatives, including customized airspace flow programs, this summer, which may mean fewer delays. The enhanced collaboration between the industry and air traffic managers began a couple of years ago when the FAA created a working group called NAS Vision, which was tasked with finding better ways to move the maximum number of aircraft as safely as possible, while incurring the least amount of delay. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Enhanced Collaboration Leaders to Better Air Traffic Management… Read more ...

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The Week In Technology, Feb. 29-March 4, 2016


Elbit Skylens for tight spaces; Snecma CROR for Europe's Clean Sky; 3-D UAS Prints On-Demand read more Read more here:: The Week In Technology, Feb. 29-March 4, 2016… Read more ...

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Bulletin: March 3 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Data updates are now available to download for the March 3, 2016 – March 31, 2015 period: Airport and Navigation Database Documents VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including new diagrams and updates for the following airports: 0I8 15J 1GA0 1VA1 2A0 2R2 3B1 5FL7 64PN 68IS 71J 94E BIRK D73 EDDK GMMN K96 KAAA KAAT KADT KAFF KAIT KALB KAQW KASJ KASY KBDG KBFM KBID KBKX KBNG KBNL KBNO KBUB KBVO KBWG KBWI KBXK KBYY KCAK KCDA KCDW KCEZ KCFJ KCHD KCHK KCHN KCLE KCLM KCLR KCLT KCMA KCMH KCNU KCPR KCQB KCSB KCTB KCUT KCXE KCZK KDAW KDCM KDEH KDGW KDKK KDSV KDTG KDUC KDUG KDVP KDYB KDYS KECS KEDJ KEEO KEFK KEKQ KELA KELZ KEOP KEQA KEWR KFAF KFBY KFCS KFCY KFDW KFFX KFKN KFKS KFLX KFME KFOM KFRR KFTW KFWN KFXE KFZG KGAF KGAG KGCD KGCT KGDB KGDM KGDW KGDY KGEV KGFZ KGGF KGHM KGKJ KGNT KGOP KGQQ KGRN KGTE KGTG KGVE KGWR KGYB KGYL KGZH KGZL KHBC KHEI KHEQ KHFD KHHF KHHW KHIF KHJH KHLB KHLC KHLM KHOE KHPT KHQZ KHSB KHST KHTF KHXF KHZL KIDI KIEN KIIY KIKG KIMS KISW KJAN KJHN KJOT KJWN KJYM KKIC KLEM KLGD KLIT KLLJ KLNC KLND KLPC KLSN KLXL KLYO KLZD KMAO KMCZ KMDQ KMEJ KMPI KMQB KMRH KMRJ KMTJ KMWK KMZJ KOIN KOKS KOLD KOLE KOMK KONM KOSX KPIT KPOH KPRN KPTT KPVE KPVG KPYX KPZQ KRAW KRBG KRIU KRJD KRKW KRMY KRNV KRRL KRSL KRWV KRXE KRZT KSAS KSCD KSHN KSKA KSLH KSMN KSOA KSOP KSPH KSPZ KSWW KSYN KTCS KTDO KTKC KTLH KTNP KTNT KTQH KTTS KTVY KTWM KVBG KVDI KWRI KWST KXSA L22 L38 LEVC LEZL LFPB LIRN LL22 LXGB M33 M97 MMAA MMSD MMVA O61 PABV PHLI X35 Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams AFR High Enroutes, Area Charts EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report) Airport/Facility Directory Documents All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.… Read more ...

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Reauthorization Debate: All Too Familiar After 50 Years


The foe and goal are familiar, and now the champion has clout The face-off between the scheduled carriers and business and general aviation in the ongoing fight over the privatization of ATC in the U.S. is hardly new. read more Read more here:: Reauthorization Debate: All Too Familiar After 50 Years… Read more ...

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Getting The Most Miles From Your Jet-A


Milking miles from your Jet-A Most professional pilots earn their instrument ratings sitting behind one or more propellers, after having learned textbook definitions of maximum endurance and range speeds. read more Read more here:: Getting The Most Miles From Your Jet-A… Read more ...

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NYC Reaches Agreement With Helicopter Operators On Flight Reductions


New York City and helicopter operators carrying thousands of tourists around Manhattan have reached a deal that would result in a 50% reduction in flights by January 2017. “The nonstop din of helicopters has been a major quality-of-life issue for New Yorkers living near heavily trafficked routes,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in announcing the Jan. 31 agreement. read more Read more here:: NYC Reaches Agreement With Helicopter Operators On Flight Reductions… Read more ...

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Delta Private Jets Has Strong 2015


Delta Private Jets reports its managed aircraft fleet grew from 53 Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream and Hawker aircraft to 72 in 2015, a 34% increase. As a result, David Sneed, executive vice president and COO, says the Delta Air Lines business aviation subsidiary is now “the third largest Part 135 operator in the country in terms of fleet size.” In addition, jet card sales rose 31% in 2015 when compared to 2014. read more Read more here:: Delta Private Jets Has Strong 2015… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Hawker 4000


A wary buyer can find a super-midsized bargain The super-midsized Hawker 4000 (nee Hawker Horizon), in production from 2008 through 2012, suffered through one of the longest and most arduous gestations of any business aircraft yet built, requiring 12 years of development work and a $1 billion-plus investment. Only about 70 units were delivered and they've needed a lengthy list of product improvements to make them live up to their potential. Dispatch reliability remains problematic, but it's slowly improving. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Hawker 4000… Read more ...

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News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (March 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 (March 2016)… Read more ...

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Privaira Moving Operation To Boca Raton Airport


Privaira, a private air charter service, will relocate its Part 135 operation to Boca Raton Airport in Florida, which will allow it to have its own campus, office space and maintenance hangar facilities big enough to hold its midsize and large-size-cabin aircraft. Privaira is also partnering with Atlantic Aviation to support its operation at Boca Raton Airport and at its 70 other locations in its network. The relocation is planned for late February. read more Read more here:: Privaira Moving Operation To Boca Raton Airport… Read more ...

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JetSmarter Helps Members Escape New York Snowstorms


With the snowstorms in the Northeast U.S., JetSmarter, a mobile market for private jet flights, created free private jet flights for members from New York to and from cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago and other cities. JetSmarter has been swamped with calls from those interested in getting out of New York. It has also created for new members a promotion to any warm weather destination to fly free with a friend. read more Read more here:: JetSmarter Helps Members Escape New York Snowstorms… Read more ...

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Europe’s Business Aviation Operations Decline In January


Business aviation departures in Europe fell in January when compared to a year ago, according to WINGX Advance's Business Aviation Monitor. European flights in January totaled 47,628, down 2,220 departures or a drop of 4.5% year-over-year. Business jet and piston flights fell 5%, while turboprop flights declined 1.5%. “This disappointing start to 2016 breaks the recovering trend in Q4 2015,” Richard Koe, WINGX Advance managing director, said in a statement. read more Read more here:: Europe’s Business Aviation Operations Decline In January… Read more ...

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Key Air Expands To Include Aircraft Sales


Key Air, an Oxford, Connecticut-based aircraft management and jet charter company, has expanded to include aircraft sales. Along with the new sales group, Key Air added three new aircraft to its managed fleet of charter aircraft in January. The aircraft include a Bombardier Global 5000 Vision, Gulfstream IVSP and Learjet 45XR. read more Read more here:: Key Air Expands To Include Aircraft Sales… Read more ...

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General Dynamics Sees No Cyclical Decline At Gulfstream


While some fret that a down cycle is coming, there's no sign of that at Gulfstream, according to the top executive at General Dynamics, its corporate parent. “We see no evidence at Gulfstream of a cyclical decline,” Phebe Novakovic, GD chairman and CEO, told analysts following release of the company's fourth quarter report on Jan. 27. read more Read more here:: General Dynamics Sees No Cyclical Decline At Gulfstream… Read more ...

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Advent Aircraft Systems Gets Nod For Anti-Skid Braking On King Air 300


Advent Aircraft Systems has received FAA approval of its advanced-technology GPS/digital anti-skid braking system for installation on Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line GPS 4000S or Garmin G1000/430W/530W avionics. Installation of the system, which may be ordered through Textron Aviation service centers as well as authorized King Air service facilities, involves no change to existing braking system components and requires minimal downtime. read more Read more here:: Advent Aircraft Systems Gets Nod For Anti-Skid Braking On King Air 300… Read more ...

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Reauthorization Debate: All Too Familiar After 50 Years


The foe and goal are familiar, and now the champion has clout The face-off between the scheduled carriers and business and general aviation in the ongoing fight over the privatization of ATC in the U.S. is hardly new. read more Read more here:: Reauthorization Debate: All Too Familiar After 50 Years… Read more ...

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