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Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—March 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—March 2017

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News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (April 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community.

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BCA Business Aviation Products And Service Previews

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BCA shares news of the latest products and services for the business aviation industry.

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Airbus HH/MH-65 Dolphins Pass 1.5 Million Flight Hours

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of HH/MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search and rescue helicopters as they recently passed 1.5 million flight hours.

“This is an enormous accomplishment for the U.S. Coast Guard, and for Airbus,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. “We are proud of the great work the men and women of the Coast Guard perform with these aircraft. They have saved countless lives and guarded our nation’s borders and ports.” 

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First Flight For Second G600 Test Aircraft

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gulfstream Aerospace's second G600 flight-test aircraft flew for the first time Feb. 24, joining the manufacturer's flight-test program. The flight lasted 4 hr. 26 min. The first G600 aircraft had its first flight Dec .17 from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Since then, the aircraft has flown more than 150 hr. The aircraft is undergoing flutter testing, and is expanding the flight envelope. 

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Gulfstream And BAE Systems Win Laureate

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gulfstream and BAE Systems set out to reintroduce the intuitiveness of mechanically coupled flight controls by integrating electronically coupled sidesticks on the G500 and G600 business jets, set for certification this year and next year, respectively. Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets will be the first commercial FBW aircraft with active sidesticks in service. For that achievement Gulfstream and BAE Systems were awarded the Aviation Week 2017 Technology Laureate during a gala in Washington.

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Leonardo Plans The Next-Generation Tiltrotor

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

With certification of its AW609 commercial tiltrotor finally in sight, Leonardo is now embarking on the next step of its tiltrotor journey. Backed by the European Union’s Clean Sky 2 aeronautical research program, the Anglo-Italian aerospace company is putting the finishing touches to the architecture it envisions will shape its next tiltrotor and potentially give Europe the lead in fast civil rotorcraft.

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Robinson Considers Diesel Engine For R44

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Robinson Helicopters is considering adopting a diesel engine for a future derivative of its R44 piston-engine light helicopter. The company is “holding strong to putting a diesel” in the R44 over the next 3-4 yr., CEO Kurt Robinson announced in a speech to the Western Museum of Flight in Hawthorne, California, late last year. The helicopter manufacturer is working with a “couple of different [engine] manufacturers,” Robinson says. “We have got to get the vibration loads right.

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AOPA Welcomes Drone Pilots Into The Fold

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pivoting to an unprecedented wave of new aircraft owners and pilots, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is now welcoming unmanned aerial vehicle pilots into the fold. “Drone pilots are seeking their place in the larger world of aviation and looking for opportunities to expand their experience,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. The association noted an FAA estimate that 1.3 million pilots will be certificated to operate drones under 14 CFR Part 107 by 2020.

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XTI Aircraft Developing TriFan 600 Business Aircraft

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

XTI Aircraft Co., a Denver-based startup aircraft manufacturer, is hoping to build a hybrid-electric ducted-fan vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) business aircraft. It recently teamed with electric propulsion specialist Bye Aerospace to develop the TriFan 600.

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Atlantic PDX Moves Into New FBO

Friday, March 24, 2017

Atlantic Aviation has recently completed construction on a new FBO project development in Portland, Oregon.   The campus includes two 30,000-square-foot hangars, capable of housing aircraft up to G-650 and Global 6000.  Additionally, there is 15,490 square feet of prime office/shop space.  The FBO terminal is 12,112 square-foot with auto parking for 235 vehicles.

West Star Aviation Receives ODA Approval

Thursday, March 23, 2017

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Procedures Manual (PM) Rev. C received FAA approval. West Star is now delegated to accept Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs). The ICA delegated acceptance authority will enable West Star to be in better control of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) schedule.

Meridian Acquires New Hangar At Teterboro Airport

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Meridian announced that it has expanded its footprint with the acquisition of the former AIG hangar at the south end of the airport.  The facility sits on approximately two acres and includes a 22,000 sq. ft. hangar as well as 11,500 sq. ft. of office and support space. 

Ross Aviation Appoints New General Manager At Thermal FBO (KTRM)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ross Aviation announced the addition of Tim Goulet as general manager of Ross Aviation Thermal (KTRM).

U.S. CBP Wants to Increase Use of Preclearance Program at Shannon International Airport (EINN)

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff at Shannon International Airport in Ireland wants to improve the numbers of companies preclearing U.S. Customs there, a CBP representative said at the International Operators Conference in Atlanta this week.

Meridian Jet Center Now Certified On Bombardier Globals

Friday, March 17, 2017

Meridian announced that its FAA-approved repair station is now fully authorized to inspect and repair the Bombardier Global series of aircraft. 

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2017 International Operators Scholarships

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the five recipients of 2017 International Operators Scholarships. The International Operators Scholarship provides recipients with funding to pursue professional development within business aviation careers, with a focus on international operations.

Avfuel Network Welcomes Temple Airport (KTPL) Serving Central Texas

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Avfuel Corporation welcomes Temple Airport (Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport) to its network of 650+ branded fueling locations. With the partnership, Temple Airport now offers the Network’s popular loyalty program: AVTRIP.

Smyrna Air Center Renamed to Hollingshead Aviation

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

As Jeff Hollingshead settles in to his new role as president of the FBO previously known as Smyrna Air Center, the FBO ramps up changes to settle for nothing less than excellence, starting with its new name: Hollingshead Aviation.

World Fuel Services Network Welcomes Cambridge Airport

Friday, March 10, 2017

World Fuel Services announced that they welcome Cambridge Airport (EGSC) into their global World Fuel Services FBO Network. Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, the owners of Cambridge Airport, recently advised World Fuel Services that they were chosen to supply Jet A-1 with FSII (fuel system icing inhibitor) and Avgas 100LL to the airport.