Matt Thurber

Matt Thurber, editor-in-chief at AIN Media Group, has been flying since 1975 and writing about aviation since 1978 and now has the best job in the world, running editorial operations for Aviation International News, Business Jet Traveler, and In addition to working as an A&P mechanic on everything from Piper Cubs to turboprops, Matt taught flying at his father’s flight school in Plymouth, Mass., in the early 1980s, flew for an aircraft owner/pilot, and for two summer seasons hunted swordfish near the George’s Banks off the East Coast from a Piper Super Cub. An ATP certificated pilot and CFII, Matt is type-rated in the Citation 500 and Gulfstream V/550. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Matt and his team cover the entire aviation scene including business aircraft, helicopters, avionics, safety, manufacturing, charter, fractionals, technology, air transport, advanced air mobility, defense, and other subjects of interest to AIN, BJT, and FutureFlight readers.

Matt Thurber

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Development Continues of Avionics for PIloted Aircraft

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

Mystery of Missing Gulfstream III Deepens

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

FAA Certifies Icon A5 Amphibian in Primary Category

The certification will help Icon sell the A5 in other countries
Icon A5 amphibious airplane
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

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
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Gogo Receives First STC for Installation of 5G LRU

The STC prepares for launch of Gogo's 5G network in the third quarter of 2024
Gogo Business Aviation air-to-ground Wi-Fi
Charter & Fractional

NJASAP: NetJets Pilots Plan Exodus without a Pay Hike

The pilots' union and NetJets disagree about salary and working conditions
Article image
Regulations and Government

House Passes FAA Reauthorization Extension

Temporary funding delays the decision on five-year FAA reauthorization
Ed Bolen (Photo: NBAA)
Regulations and Government

Trevor Jacob Heading to Jail but Still Flying

FAA is reinstating his pilot certificate a year after it was revoked
Trevor Jacob exits airplane after supposed engine failure
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Certifies Gogo Avance L3 for Falcon 2000

The upgrade prepares aircraft for the phaseout of Gogo's legacy network
Gogo Avance L3 air-to-ground connectivity system

PC-12 Crashes on Approach to San Angelo, Texas

The pilot and passenger were killed in the accident
Pilatus PC-12 flight track before crash

Supersonic Overture To Feature Honeywell Anthem Avionics

Boom is the first non-AAM OEM to select the Anthem avionics suite
Boom Overture aircraft flight deck rendering

World Flight Planned as Classic Lear Jet Fundraiser

The flight should take 54 hours 30 minutes
Global Jet Care's planned route for the 2024 world flight

Kern Raises Key Issues at Bombardier Safety Standdown

Mental health could be incorporated into CRM training
Tony Kern Convergent Performance at Bombardier Safety Standdown 2023
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Consolidates under One Repair Station Certificate

The move will help Duncan deliver more consistent service
Duncan Aviation avionics technician Joshua Hernandez
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Ka-band Receives DO-160 Approval

The Plane Simple Ka-band satcom will be certified in 2024
Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount satellite antenna

SID Analyzer Helps Pilots Meet Climb Requirements

APG continues adding new features to its iPreFlight Genesis platform
Aircraft Performance Group iPreFlight Genesis SID Analyzer

European Rotors Sees Another Year of Growth

Event showcased growing interest in rotorcraft on the continent
A helicopter landing at European Rotors show in Madrid

ForeFlight Oceanic Plotting Now Available

The plotting feature can help pilots eliminate paper charts
ForeFlight Oceanic Plotting

First Falcon 6X Enters Service

The Falcon 6X can fly up to 5,500 nm
Dassault Falcon 6X business jet

HondaJet Added to ForeFlight Runway Analysis 

The new ForeFlight service simplifies HondaJet performance planning

Focus on FOQA at Citation Jet Pilots Convention

CJP members have an enviable safety record
Charlie Precourt Citation Jet Pilots meeting

Twenty Years Later: First Flight of the HondaJet Prototype

After three years of intense effort, the HondaJet prototype took to the skies
HondaJet proof-of-concept prototype 2003

Treasury Auction Planned for Avenatti’s HondaJet

The aircraft was seized by the government in April 2019
Michael Avenatti HondaJet being auctioned
Maintenance and Modifications

NAA, FAI Recognize Record Tamarack King Air Flight

Tamarack winglets enabled the record-breaking flight
Nick Guida Tamarack Aerospace record-breaking King Air flight

FAA Opens CPDLC to All Equipped Operators in U.S.

En route datalink is available in many areas of the U.S. national airspace
FAA Data Comm coverage map for U.S. airspace

Honeywell Launches Darwin Single-pilot AI Project

Project addresses minimum-crew challenges
Honeywell Darwin artificial intelligence project

TJC Agrees To Buy L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions

The acquisition of L3Harris CAS is set for the first half of 2024

European Rotors Opening Next Week in Madrid

Rotorcraft show is the largest such event in Europe
Madrid, Spain