New Flight Planning, Analysis And Safety Software

BCA Staff Jan 21, 2021
1. Runway Analysis Service Garmin introduced the AeroData runway analysis service, which is available to pilots through its FltPlan.com flight…
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Will Supersonic Business Jet Development Survive The Travel Slump?

By Molly McMillin Jan 20, 2021
Ask the editors: Despite the pandemic-related travel dip, demand for speed continues to propel development of supersonic business jets.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Judging the Risk of Low-Level Windshear

Roger Cox Jan 20, 2021
On the stormy afternoon of Aug. 2, 1985, I drove out of the north tollbooth at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (KDFW), headed for my home in Dallas. As I…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

20/Twenty: Gulfstream G280 Tech Performance

By Bill Carey Jan 13, 2021
Editor’s note: This is the second of two consecutive daily installments of the 20/Twenty G280 article. Here's the first. Eight years since entering…
Aircraft & Propulsion

20/Twenty: Gulfstream G280

By Bill Carey Jan 11, 2021
Operators value speed, performance.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Jet Cards For Business Aviation

BCA Staff Jan 11, 2021
Several private flight providers launched new jet card programs in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a look at some of them. By The Hour…
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Podcast: Aerion AS2 Program Update

By Bill Carey Jan 08, 2021
Matthew Mejía, Aerion chief financial officer and executive vice president strategy and investor relations, discusses the status of the AS2 supersonic business jet program with Bill Carey, Business and Commercial Aviation senior editor.
Business Aviation

Will 2021 Change the Business Aviation Tax Code?

By Kent Jackson Jan 07, 2021
“No bucks, no Buck Rogers.” This quote from The Right Stuff neatly sums up the interrelationship between business aviation and the tax code. Many…
Business Aviation

Checklist: Single Pilot Safety

By James Albright Jan 06, 2021
There are a number of existing checklists to help pilots in single-pilot cockpits prepare, organize and safely fly. While torturing the mnemonic a…
Business Aviation

Readers’ Feedback, December 2020

By Jessica A. Salerno Jan 04, 2021
Readers comment on articles in past issues of BCA.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BCA Checklist: Virtual Visual Flight Rules

Dec 10, 2020
Here are technologies that provide VFR flexibility in instrument conditions. 1. ADS-B In and Out ADS-B In provides more accurate cockpit display of…
Business Aviation

Technophobia: It’s A Survival Mechanism, Not An Irrational Fear

By James Albright Nov 16, 2020
Technophobia, the fear, dislike or avoidance of new technology, is a valuable tool if used wisely.
Business Aviation

Rapid Icing Response: Similar Encounters With Different Outcomes

By Ross Detwiler Nov 16, 2020
When winter arrives, as it soon will in the Northern Hemisphere and where it can linger, aviators need to become hyper alert for conditions that invite ice formation aloft.
Business Aviation

Airfoil Change: When Wing A Becomes B

Nov 16, 2020
When the wing becomes coated with ice, the airfoil is changed. In other words, the pilot can wind up flying Wing B while trying to use the familiar engineering parameters of Wing A as it came from the factory.
Business Aviation

Brotherly Distractions Produce An Overrun

Roger Cox Nov 16, 2020
While a replacement pilot may be qualified according to FAR Part 61.55, he/she may not actually be ready to serve as an effective crewmember.
Business Aviation

2020 Delivered Good News For Connected Business Aviation Users

By Mal Gormley Nov 16, 2020
Great connectivity relies on more than reliable high-speed networks and data systems. It requires the expertise of thousands of people who turn the capability into practical and meaningful activities.
Business Aviation

Ka-, Ku-, L-Band And SwiftBroadband For Dummies

Nov 16, 2020
These satcom services are three flourishing, competitive technologies used in IFC offerings to business aviation.
Business Aviation

Aerion AS2: A $5 Billion Supersonic Saga

By Fred George Nov 16, 2020
It’s the history of aviation. Go faster, higher, farther. So, imagine a world, a decade or more from now, when people can fly between most business…
Business Aviation

GE Affinity Turbofans To Power AS2

Nov 16, 2020
GE Aviation and Aerion jointly are developing the first engine in more than half a century to power a civil supersonic aircraft.
Business Aviation

Choosing An Aircraft Management Firm: Does Quality Match Price?

By Fred George Nov 16, 2020
The aircraft management business has been flooded with dozens of new entrants in recent years, many promising lower costs for a full range of support services. However, bargain price, full-service aircraft management is fiction.
Business Aviation

Tail-End Ferry Fatigue: Get-Home-Itis Is Not The Only Factor

By Kent Jackson Nov 16, 2020
Part 135 needs enforceable, science-based rest and duty regulations.
Business Aviation

Dassault Falcon 900LX: Top Prices For Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

By Fred George Nov 16, 2020
The Falcon 900LX continues to retain a higher percentage of its original price than larger, heavier and considerably more fuel-thirsty competitors.
Business Aviation

Business & Commercial Aviation News From December 1970

By Jessica A. Salerno Nov 16, 2020
Business & Commercial Aviation News from December 1970
Business Aviation

BCA's Retiring Editors Offer A Final Salute

By Jessica A. Salerno Nov 16, 2020
Reflecting on many years of publishing the leading business aviation magazine and changes as the industry and technology advanced.
Business Aviation

Euro COVID And Comm: Despite Challenges, Business Aviation Coping

By David Esler Nov 16, 2020
Business flows uninterrupted in both directions across the Atlantic, but certainly has been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless the routes remain intact and accessible by business jet.
Business Aviation