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.


Exploring Advances in Autonomous Flight Technology

How automating aircraft is changing the aviation industry
Rotor Technologies Robinson R22 with autonomous flight controls

Development Continues of Avionics for PIloted Aircraft

Avionics manufacturers are exploring a range of new technologies
Honeywell Anthem avionics

FBO Partners Transitions Online Safety Officer Program to Polaris Aero

The move is part of FBO Partners' evolution into a pure FBO business consultancy
marshaling aircraft on FBO ramp
Training and Workforce

Supply Chain Worries Persist, But Bizav Poised for Solid 2024

Industry leaders see stability and strength in 2024 bizav markets
Simcom PC-12 Series E Simulator

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: January 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, January 2024
rural runway

Signature Acquires Two FBOs in Meridian Purchase

Meridian was the last independent FBO at New Jersey's bustling Teterboro Airport
Former Meridian terminal at KTEB
Maintenance and Modifications

Under New Ownership, Jet East Continues Rapid Growth

Combination of Jet East and West Star creates a broadly capable MRO operation
Jet East
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

Lider has new CEO, the Alliance for Aviation Across America head Selena Shilad flies west
People in Aviation - January 2024 headshots

Hill Helicopters Tops 1,000 Orders

Hill reveals wheeled and skidded prototypes
Hill Helicopters live-streaming event December 6, 2023
Training and Workforce

Global Aerospace Adds FlightSafety, GE to SM4 Program

Partnership allows policyholders to receive data-driven, scenario-based flight training
FlightSafety International G550 simulator training

New Technologies Aim To Mitigate Inflight Smoke and Fire Events

Inflight smoke and fire events are increasing
VisionSafe EVAS system

Jetex Marrakech Bounces Back from Covid Lull

More and more Americans are visiting Morocco today
Jetex's Marrakech FBO Terminal lobby
Regulations and Government

European Bizav Facing Uncertain Political Climate in 2024

Taxonomy, book-and-claim remain top priorities
Air bp supplies sustainable aviation fuel to Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Airport
Regulations and Government

FAA Bill Takes Increased Urgency in 2024

Delays in passage pushes FAA bill to 2024
U.S. Capitol Building

Mystery of Missing Gulfstream III Deepens

Reports that the jet's wreckage was found might not be accurate
Missing Gulfstream III private jet

NTSB: Unknown Emergency Preceded Meridian Fatal Crash

An investigation did not find mechanical failures
Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas (Photo: Johnson County, Kansas)
Charter & Fractional

Volato Expands HondaJet Fleet by 50 Percent to 24 Aircraft in 2023

Another 22 HondaJet Elite IIs are due for delivery in 2024 and beyond
Volato expects to take another 22 HondaJet Elite IIs by early 2026.
Regulations and Government

Bolen Says Industry Focus Is on FAA Bill, SMS in 2024

While facing challenges, business aviation poised for strong year
Ed Bolen NBAA-BACE 2023
Charter & Fractional

FlyExclusive Goes Public Following SPAC Merger

The company announced its plans to grow its fleet and go public in October 2022
FlyExclusive CJ3+ (Photo: FlyExclusive)

No Clues as to Status of Missing GIII

The GIII disappeared off radar seven minutes after taking off from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Canouan Airport (Photo: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

Clock Running Out for Gulfstream G700 Deliveries by Year-end

'Zero' chance that company will deliver 19 G700s by year-end, says analyst
Gulfstream G700 at EBACE 2023
Charter & Fractional

AirSprint’s 15th Praetor 500 Joins Fractional Fleet

The new jet is the sixth addition this year to AirSprint's fleet
AirSprint's 15th Embraer Praetor 500

Amstat: Bizav Inventory Continues To Creep Up

Inventory levels still remain well below the 10-year average
Bombardier Challenger 350
Maintenance and Modifications

Sherpa Air Preps for Entry into Bizav Maintenance

Construction of a 30,000-sq-ft hangar completed in November
Sherpa Air hangar Georgetown, South Carolina

Sheltair Starts Another Hangar Complex at KISM

Multi-million dollar project will add more than 40,000 sq ft of light general aviation hangars
Sheltair's planned Phase IV hangar development at KISM

Bombardier Caps Off 2023 Deal for 12 Challenger 3500s

Deliveries are to begin in 2025 on the latest order
Bombardier Challeger 3500 business jet

FAA Grants STC for Wearable Head-up Display on 737NG

The STC enables a 50 percent reduction in minimum visibility requirements
Universal Avionics ClearVision in Boeing 737NG
Training and Workforce

ExecuJet Honored at South Africa Civil Aviation Awards

The company's Africa division earned top awards in four categories
ExecuJet Africa staff accepting awards at last month's South Africa Civil Aviation Industry Awards

Jet Aviation Opens the SAF Tap In Arizona, Montana

The company expands its U.S. SAF footprint to three states
Jet Aviation's FBO at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana

Canada's Skyservice Completes Miami FBO Deal

The purchase of a majority share in Fontainebleau Aviation's KOPF FBO was announced at NBAA-BACE
Fontainebleau Aviation at KOPF