Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, maintenance, operations, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security, and training.


EASA Addresses AI Implementation in Updated Concept Paper

Concepts include visual guidance and virtual copilot technology
Daedalean visual landing system

Sumitomo Mitsui and LCI Order 21 Airbus Helicopters

Deal for H145s, H160s, and H175s includes firm orders for 14 and options for seven
LCI and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing helicopter order

VAI Rallies Members To Help Keep NYC Heliport Open

A state bill threatens to close the heliport permanently
West 30th Street Heliport in Manhattan

Airbus UpNext Testing Automatic Taxiing Technologies

Airbus is using an electric truck testbed to trial the automation
Airbus UpNext's electric truck testbed (Photo: Airbus)

Luxaviation Buys Paragon Aviation Group

The move establishes a global FBO network of more than 140 locations
Business Jet Center at KDAL

2023 a Banner Year for Geneva Airpark

Business jet traffic rebounded to give the facilty its best year since the pandemic
Geneva Airpark hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Completions and Refurb Specialists Maximize Aircraft Values

Companies meet customer needs despite rising costs and supply chain challenges
Comlux completion of ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft
Regulations and Government

Blueprint Foresees Dramatic Expansion of Saudi Bizav Sector

Sector to contribute $2 billion to GDP by 2030
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Training and Workforce

CrewBlast Launches Staffing Rewards Program

The company says it has a 96% success rate of staffing trips within minutes
Advanced Aircrew Academy pilots

SAF To Flow Again at EBACE

This year, two FBOs will be offering supplies of the renewable fuel
TotalEnergies SAF

Hermeus Begins Engine Testing for Quarterhorse Mk 2

Quarterhorse Mk 2 will fly at Mach 2.5 ahead of the Mach 4 Mk 3 Prototype
Hermeus preecooler testing with Pratt & Whitney F100 engine

Luxaviation Boosts ExecuJet FBO Chain with Sky Valet Buy

The move nearly doubles the number of ExecuJet FBO locations
Sky Valet sign in FBO

London Slot Restrictions Limit Bizav Night Flights

The removal of ad hoc slots starts on the day the UK capital hosts the Champions League soccer final
Signature Aviation's FBO at London Luton Airport
Training and Workforce

AINsight: What Keeps Bizav Leaders Up at Night?

Employee retention is the number-one issue for flight department managers
Employee retention illustration
Regulations and Government

Now Law, FAA Bill Tackles Range of Aviation Issues

The bill spans 1,000 pages and more than 1,200 measures
U.S. Capitol

Westchester Aviation Group Readies Safety Day Slate

The June 11 event will take place one day ahead of the NBAA Northeast Regional Forum
WAA 2023 Safety Day

Gulfstream's G650 Fleet Logs 1M Flight Hours

Ultra-long-range twinjet entered service in 2012
Gulfstream G650 in flight
Charter & Fractional

Volato Sees 1Q Growth but Losses Widen

The fractional operator expects to achieve a positive growth margin by the end of 2024
Volato HondaJet on ramp

DC Aviation G-OPS Reveal Newly Renovated Nice FBO

The Joint venture was awarded the FBO in 2022 and renovated it
Reception desk at DC Aviation G-OPS Nice
Maintenance and Modifications

Million Air Dallas Introduces Aircraft Maintenance Oversight Plans

Operators can choose between two levels of supervision
maintenance technician working on aircraft engine

Hands On: Flying Honeywell’s FMS Guided Visual Approaches

Visual approaches may look easy, but formal guidance is a significant safety enhancement
Honeywell cockpit Simulator

Gulfstream G700 Lands European Nod

$81 million twinjet can now be delivered to European customers
Gulfstream G700 gains EASA certification
Regulations and Government

FAA Bill En Route to President's Desk with Landslide House Vote

House passes five-year reauthorization bill by vote of 387-26
U.S. Capitol
Regulations and Government

U.S. Senate Extends Homendy's Term at Helm of NTSB

Jennifer Homendy has served as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board since 2021
Jennifer Homendy

Azzera To Provide Carbon Credits for P&WC Program

Operators of P&WC-powered aircraft will be able to offset emissions
Regulations and Government

NATA Partners with KGG To Guide Members on Reg Issues

KGG has expertise a range of areas including SMS and certification
adobe stock

Pittsburgh-area FBOs Join Phillips 66 Network

Founded in 2007, AirQuest operates two Pennsylvania FBOs offering a variety of services
AirQuest Aviation FBO at Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport
Regulations and Government

EASA To Hold Business Aviation Workshop in January

The two-day event will be at the European air safety agency's headquarters in Cologne, Germany
EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Sonoma Aviation Adds Two FBOs To IS-BAH Stage 3 List

Two California FBOs are the latest to rise to the ground handling safety program's top rung
Sonoma Aviation’s safety manager Josh Foster and Clayton Lackey, v-p, present their IS-BAH Stage 3 certification.
Training and Workforce

FAA Pilot Certificates Pick Up Steam in April

Pilot certificate issuances were up 19% YOY
student pilots