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FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut


The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA ‘privatization' does not add up The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA “privatization” appears to give back more in tax breaks than it would bring in. read more Read more here:: FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut… Read more ...

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EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe


As the final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) wrapped up, organizers said the show was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry's most important event in Europe. Read more here:: EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe… Read more ...

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Essential iPad accessories: our annual gear roundup


By John Zimmerman A few carefully chosen accessories can make the iPad so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations. ... Read more here:: Essential iPad accessories: our annual gear roundup… Read more ...

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Over There: What To Consider When Accepting Assignment To Nowherestan


Agreeing to fly or maintain an airplane far from home, particularly in developing countries, could be a foolish mistake or an adventurous career accelerator. read more Read more here:: Over There: What To Consider When Accepting Assignment To Nowherestan… Read more ...

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March to Mach+: Several Supersonic Business Jet Projects Advancing


Will supersonic business jets be streaking across oceans in the near future? No less an entity than Rolls-Royce is cautiously optimistic about the prospects and is actively studying a new generation of potential engine designs to power it. read more Read more here:: March to Mach+: Several Supersonic Business Jet Projects Advancing… Read more ...

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Next-Gen Business Aviation Powerplant Family Detailed


Rolls-Royce is developing a new generation of business aviation powerplants, for which the first full-up fan demonstrator is expected to run later this year. The ramp-up of work on the technology demonstrator, dubbed Advance2, signals a new phase for the manufacturer, which heretofore had revealed few details of its future business aviation family initiative. Covering the 10,000- to 20,000-lb. thrust range, the plan is to develop three Advance2 demonstrators with two different core sizes and three different low-pressure systems. read more Read more here:: Next-Gen Business Aviation Powerplant Family Detailed… Read more ...

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Selected Accidents And Incidents In April 2017


Selected accidents and incidents in April 2017. The following NTSB information is preliminary. read more Read more here:: Selected Accidents And Incidents In April 2017… Read more ...

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Poor Decisions: Unstabilized Approach, Vicious Winds Trigger Crash


A highly experienced Mexican crew with newly minted Bombardier Challenger type ratings attempted an approach into one of business aviation's toughest airports with adverse winds on Jan. 5, 2014. The result was tragic. read more Read more here:: Poor Decisions: Unstabilized Approach, Vicious Winds Trigger Crash… Read more ...

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CVR Recording For Challenger N115WF


CVR Recording for Challenger N115WF: Shortly past noon on Jan. 5, 2014, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger crashed during a landing attempt on Runway 15 at Colorado's Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field (ASE). The information below, from the NTSB report, is a record of what went on in the cockpit as the approach became unstabilized and the flight came to grief. read more Read more here:: CVR Recording For Challenger N115WF… Read more ...

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Amstat: Light, Medium Bizjet Resale Markets Off To Good Start


The medium and light business jet resale markets began 2017 with two of the best first quarters in the past 10 years, according to a report by market research company Amstat. read more Read more here:: Amstat: Light, Medium Bizjet Resale Markets Off To Good Start… Read more ...

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Duncan Releases New Bizjet Model/Market Summary


Duncan Aviation has released a new edition of its Business Jet Model/Market Summary, an initial introduction and overview of market conditions. read more Read more here:: Duncan Releases New Bizjet Model/Market Summary… Read more ...

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Amber Aviation Launches Aircraft Management Services


Shenzhen, China-based Amber Aviation has launched its business jet management services. The company was founded by Chairman Chang Qiu Sheng. It will also have an office in Hong Kong. read more Read more here:: Amber Aviation Launches Aircraft Management Services… Read more ...

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Hawthorne Global Acquires Sioux City FBO


Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has acquired JetSun Aviation Centre, an FBO located at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa. The facility has more than 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space, a reception area, conference room, pilot lounge and flight planning. read more Read more here:: Hawthorne Global Acquires Sioux City FBO… Read more ...

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FAA Adopts Airworthiness Directive For Learjet 60


The FAA has adopted a new Airworthiness Directive for certain Learjet Model 60 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder indicating the upper fuselage skin under the aft oxygen line fairing is subject to multi-site damage. read more Read more here:: FAA Adopts Airworthiness Directive For Learjet 60… Read more ...

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Gulfstream G280 Sets Two Additional Speed Records


Gulf stream Aerospace's G280 set two speed records in April on flights to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow. The aircraft flew 3,332 nm from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, in 7 hr. and 21 min., at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. It then flew from Singapore to Dubai's Al Maktoum Airport, 3,177 nm, in 7 hr. and 18 min. at Mach 0.82. read more Read more here:: Gulfstream G280 Sets Two Additional Speed Records… Read more ...

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Blackhawk Earns STC For True Blue Battery On Caravans


Blackhawk Modifications in Waco, Texas, has received an STC for the installation of True Blue Power TB44 lithium-ion batteries on Blackhawk-powered Cessna Caravan 208 and 208B models. read more Read more here:: Blackhawk Earns STC For True Blue Battery On Caravans… Read more ...

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Tata Steel To Add Second Bell 429 Helicopter


Tata Steel Group, based in Mumbai, India, is adding a second Bell 429 helicopter to its fleet to support steel production operations, Bell said. The aircraft will operate from the company's Jamshedpur facility in eastern India. There are more than 90 Bell helicopters operating throughout India in commercial, civil/government and military operations. read more Read more here:: Tata Steel To Add Second Bell 429 Helicopter… Read more ...

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FlightSafety Creates Maintenance Management Program


FlightSafety International has teamed with Service Elements to create an Aviation Maintenance Management Program. The three-day course, provided at FlightSafety's Maintenance Training Center in Dallas, is designed to enhance the skills of current aircraft maintenance department managers and help those who aspire to such positions. read more Read more here:: FlightSafety Creates Maintenance Management Program… Read more ...

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Airbus Testing Voom Helicopter Service In Sao Paulo


Airbus sees strong potential in Voom, an on-demand helicopter booking service incubated within A3—the aircraft maker's Silicon Valley outpost—and now being tested in helicopter-friendly Sao Paulo. read more Read more here:: Airbus Testing Voom Helicopter Service In Sao Paulo… Read more ...

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Key Milestone: TSO Submittal For Universal Avionics InSight


The engineering of Universal Avionics' InSight display system is now fulfilled, and the company is working toward completion of the STC and TSO package in preparation for TIA. read more Read more here:: Key Milestone: TSO Submittal For Universal Avionics InSight… Read more ...

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