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Revised Authorization Required for Performance-Based Comm, Surveillance Operations


Starting March 29, operators flying in the North Atlantic Tracks and certain other international regions are encouraged to have a revised letter of authorization or revised operations specification for performance-based communication and surveillance (PBCS) because a new reduced-separation standard for aircraft may become available on that date. In November 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) published a new PBCS reduced-separation standard. As a result of the revised ICAO standards, the FAA is requiring individual aircraft to demonstrate compliance with the new PBCS performance standards in order to use reduced separation tracks based on PBCS capabilities. Read more here:: Revised Authorization Required for Performance-Based Comm, Surveillance Operations… Read more ...

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EBAA: European Business Aviation Traffic Grew in 2017


Business aviation traffic in Europe grew 6 percent in 2017, with Eurocontrol reporting more than 700,000 departures, arrivals, internals (domestic European flights) and overflights. "The reality is seeping in that business aviation is an integral part of the overall mobility mix," said Brandon Mitchener, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association. He added that new forms of service, which increase access to business aviation, and interest from the younger generation have led to a steady increase in traffic since November 2016. Read more here:: EBAA: European Business Aviation Traffic Grew in 2017… Read more ...

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Special Report: GE’s Passport Engine


A distillation of technologies from its larger turbofans, this may be General Electric's most advanced engine yet A distillation of technologies from its larger turbofans, this may be General Electric's most advanced engine yet. read more Read more here:: Special Report: GE’s Passport Engine… Read more ...

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Lisa Swartzwelder Named 2018 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner


NBAA will present Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association board member Lisa Swartzwelder with the association's 10th annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award. Read more here:: Lisa Swartzwelder Named 2018 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner… Read more ...

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ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Entrepreneurs of the Year Award


By rachelforeflightcom We are excited to share that the Living Legends of Aviation Awards presented ForeFlight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award on January 19. Hosted in Beverly Hills, California by John Travolta and Harrison Ford, the 15th annual award ceremony honored individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation. Since our founding in 2007, our guiding mission has always been to build software that makes flight planning easier. Today, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot's flight bag but also serves the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education. “ForeFlight has been an incredible adventure. It is deeply satisfying and the thrill of a lifetime to have put together a team that has built such an amazing product that our customers love – for that, we will be forever thankful.” – Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder, and CEO. Aviation Today recently caught up with Tyson to discuss recent milestones, thoughts on the industry, and the future of ForeFlight. Read the full article here. The “Living Legends of Aviation Awards” are produced by the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate children about and spark their interest in aviation. This year's event was dedicated to the memory of astronaut Gene Cernan. Other honorees include General Jack Dailey, retiring director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for 17 years, and United States Senator Jim Inhofe, the only member of the Senate to fly around the world. Find a full list of award recipients at livinglegendsofaviation.org. Read more here:: ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Entrepreneurs of the Year Award… Read more ...

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4 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance


By Bret Koebbe 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:: 4 tips for checking ADS-B Out performance… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 18-05


NBAA Webinar Addresses SMO Operational Changes Congress Approves Short-Term Measure to Reopen Government Podcast: What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs Read more here:: NBAA Update, 18-05… Read more ...

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What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs


TFRs are a fact of life for flight operators nationwide, said John Kosak, of NBAA's Air Traffic Services. "Of course, the ones that our members are most concerned with are the VIP TFRs," he said. "These are the TFRs that we see for the president and the vice president." The dimensions, timing and level of restriction for each TFR vary. For VIP TFR's, these determinations are made by the Secret Service, in coordination with the FAA. Read more here:: What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Expand Your Talent Base Through Diversity


The demographics of the American workforce are changing, and business aviation must keep up. "Aviation companies are competing in a global market, so we have to become more open-minded about our approach to hiring," said Charles Copeland, chief flight instructor for Flex Air, who noted it's about removing obstacles that have historically hindered women, people of color and LGBT persons during the hiring process. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Expand Your Talent Base Through Diversity… Read more ...

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Bulletin: Data Cycle Feb 1st – Mar 1st Posted


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the February 1st 2018 through March 1st 2018 period: From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts VFR Helicopter Gulf of Mexico Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For Canada region customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices. Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airport/Facility Directory New and updated ForeFlight Taxi diagrams All customers will be prompted with new available downloads. Read more here:: Bulletin: Data Cycle Feb 1st – Mar 1st Posted… Read more ...

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Sporty’s updates Study Buddy pilot training apps


By Bret Koebbe Sporty's Study Buddy test prep apps were recently updated with a new, modern interface designed for the latest Apple devices, including the iPhone X and iPad Pro. The update adds hundreds of new... ... Read more here:: Sporty’s updates Study Buddy pilot training apps… Read more ...

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NBAA's Brown Highlights Business Aviation Value at Meeting of Washington Dulles Stakeholders


Business aviation is a vital part of the growth at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and it will continue to play a significant role as an airport partner meeting the air transportation needs of the national capital area. That was NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown's message to attendees at a recent meeting of the Committee for Dulles, a non-profit organization that represents all airport stakeholders. Read more here:: NBAA's Brown Highlights Business Aviation Value at Meeting of Washington Dulles Stakeholders… Read more ...

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Reality Check for Urban eVTOL On Safety And Production


Vertical-lift OEMs warn that the best helicopter safety standards and production processes will be inadequate to ensure success of urban eVTOL air taxi market. read more Read more here:: Reality Check for Urban eVTOL On Safety And Production… Read more ...

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Airbus Adjusts Heavy Helicopter Vision


Super Puma replacement may be rescoped for multirole mission as commercial market tumbles. read more Read more here:: Airbus Adjusts Heavy Helicopter Vision… Read more ...

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Airbus Adjusts Heavy Helicopter Vision


Super Puma replacement may be rescoped for multirole mission as commercial market tumbles. read more Read more here:: Airbus Adjusts Heavy Helicopter Vision… Read more ...

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Nextant G90XT Pilot Report: GE Czech, Nextant Transform King Air


Thanks to its GE Aviation Czech engine technology, Garmin G1000 cockpit makeover and wider, quieter and more functional cabin, the G90XT is very much a contemporary turboprop. read more Read more here:: Nextant G90XT Pilot Report: GE Czech, Nextant Transform King Air… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Industry Applauds U.S. Tax Reforms


The U.S. business aviation and aerospace industry celebrated a key victory in Washington on Dec. 20 as the Republican-controlled Congress passed a major tax overhaul. read more Read more here:: Business Aviation Industry Applauds U.S. Tax Reforms… Read more ...

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NBAA Webinar to Address SMO Operational Changes


The newly shortened runway at California's Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) brings with it several operational changes. To help operators meet those challenges, NBAA hosted a recorded webinar titled "SMO Operations with the Shortened Runway," sponsored by Atlantic Aviation. The webinar is now available for viewing. "As part of the recent construction, SMO has changed the way aircraft enter and exit the runway," explained Alex Gertsen, NBAA's director of airports and infrastructure. "Operators must be aware of new taxiway locations and only enter and exit using the newly designated taxiways." Read more here:: NBAA Webinar to Address SMO Operational Changes… Read more ...

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Howard 500: An Audacious Close To The Radial Engine Era


Sixty-plus years ago, Leroy Grumman created the Gulfstream, the world's first clean-sheet turboprop specifically designed to transport small teams of executives. read more Read more here:: Howard 500: An Audacious Close To The Radial Engine Era… Read more ...

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Working In The Loss Of Tail-Rotor-Effectiveness Envelope


Canada's Transportation Safety Board reminds helicopter pilots to be ever vigilant for the situations that can lead to loss of tail-rotor effectiveness. The condition is insidious, comes without warning and can be fatal. read more Read more here:: Working In The Loss Of Tail-Rotor-Effectiveness Envelope… Read more ...

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