Life After Boeing: Embraer’s CEO On Going It Alone

Oct 30, 2020
Francisco Gomes Neto talks with Aviation Week in his first interview for the aerospace trade press.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Textron Expects Fourth-Quarter Profitability Return At Aviation

By Graham Warwick Oct 29, 2020
Textron Aviation is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter after an “encouraging” recovery in orders for business aircraft, Textron CEO Scott Donnelly said on an Oct. 29 third-quarter results call with analysts.
Business Aviation

North Dakota Announces Statewide Drone Network

By Bill Carey Oct 29, 2020
North Dakota officials have announced the establishment of a statewide network for flying unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight of an operator, supported by a ground-based surveillance and communications infrastructure.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Canada Launches Consortium To Accelerate Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick Oct 29, 2020
The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium has been launched in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the goal of accelerating the development and commercialization of electric vertical-takeoff aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Demo Shows Solar Charging Potential For Electric Aviation

By Graham Warwick Oct 29, 2020
Charging infrastructure is cited as one of barriers to be overcome if electric aviation is to take off, and a Californian company is demonstrating how chargers can be provided at small airports while avoiding the challenges of permitting and construction.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Charter Association Forms ‘NextGen’ Group

By Molly McMillin Oct 28, 2020
The Air Charter Association (ACA) has formed a new group made up of young aviation industry professionals focused on helping form the direction of the association and future of the industry. 
Business Aviation

Flight-Sharing Startup Aims To Enlarge U.S. Charter Market

By Angus Batey Oct 28, 2020
Since March, private aviation has highlighted the inherent advantages it offers people who need to travel but are unwilling to take the risk of exposure to COVID-19 that comes with flying on a commercial airliner. But how best to identify and address this potential new market?
Business Aviation

Gulfstream 3Q Deliveries Down, Orders Improve, But Market Fears Remain

By Molly McMillin Oct 28, 2020
Gulfstream Aerospace delivered 32 aircraft in the third quarter, down from 38 a year ago, although sales activity in the quarter was a “quantum leap” better than in the second quarter, a top official said.  
Business Aviation

Loon Balloon Sets Stratospheric Duration Record

By Graham Warwick Oct 28, 2020
Alphabet’s internet connectivity provider Loon has claimed a stratospheric flight duration record of 312 days with one of its autonomous balloons.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Volocopter, Lufthansa Work To Create Digital Backbone For UAM

By Graham Warwick Oct 28, 2020
As it looks ahead to certifying its VoloCity electric air taxi by the end of 2022, Germany’s Volocopter is working with a Lufthansa subsidiary to build the digital backbone for its planned urban air mobility service.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

FAA Seeks Information On Radar Replacements

By Bill Carey Oct 28, 2020
The FAA has issued an updated request for information (RFI) to industry under the interagency Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) program, seeking information on commercial products that could replace some legacy radar systems.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Intel-Gathering G550 On Italian Defense Shopping List

By Tony Osborne Oct 28, 2020
Italy is to purchase an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform based on the Gulfstream G550, defense planning documents have revealed.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EHang To Speed UAM Development As China OKs Test Sites In 13 Cities

By Graham Warwick Oct 28, 2020
In an effort to facilitate the integration of unmanned aviation into everyday life, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved an initial batch of test sites in 13 cities across the country.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Ontic Acquires P&W JT15D Engine Parts For Production

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2020
Ontic has acquired manufacturing rights from Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. for a number of JT15D engine parts, in a fourth phase of a process that began in 2015, the product manufacturer said.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Tamarack Completes First Winglet Installations In Europe

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2020
Tamarack Aerospace has completed the first series of winglet installations on two Cessna Citation Jets, a CJ1 and a CJ2, at its newly opened European installation center. 
Maintenance & Training

October Global Bizav Activity Down 16%, Report Shows

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2020
In the first three weeks of October, global business aviation activity is down 16% compared to a year ago, while activity for the year is 24% lower, according to WingX’s Global Market Tracker. 
Business Aviation

Gulfstream To Move Long Beach Work To New, Expanded Facilities

By Molly McMillin Oct 27, 2020
Gulfstream Aerospace is optimizing its new and expanded network facilities with the move of work from its facility in Long Beach, California, to other locations.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Which Celebrities, Leaders Spend The Most On Private Travel?

By Molly McMillin Oct 26, 2020
Stratos Jets has compiled a list of celebrities and heads of state who spend the most on private jet travel per year, either on government-provided aircraft, their own jets or through private chartered flights.
Marketplace

Spirit, Bombardier Agree To 45% Cash Discount To Close Acquisition

By Michael Bruno Oct 26, 2020
Wichita aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems has struck a 45% cash discount with Bombardier for the latter’s Short Brothers capacity in Northern Ireland, as well as Bombardier Aerospace North Africa and most of a Dallas MRO site.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pre-owned Business Aircraft Sales Rise 71% In Q3, Report Says

By Molly McMillin Oct 26, 2020
In a “dramatic flurry of activity,” pre-owned business aircraft transactions grew 71% during the third quarter of 2020 compared to a year ago, according to data from Asset Insight.
Business Aviation

Gulfstream G700 Program Adds Fifth Test Aircraft

By Molly McMillin Oct 26, 2020
Gulfstream Aerospace’s fifth G700 flight test aircraft flew for the first time Oct. 23, three weeks after the fourth aircraft entered the flight-test program. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Tecnam, Rolls-Royce Developing Nine-Passenger Electric P-Volt

By Graham Warwick Oct 23, 2020
Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam has partnered with Rolls-Royce to develop the nine-passenger P-Volt, an all-electric version of the P2012 Traveller regional aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Business Aviation Appointments

Oct 23, 2020
Appointments and promotions in the business aviation industry.
Business Aviation

Advertise With The Weekly Of Business Aviation

Oct 23, 2020
Promote your products and services to the Business Aviation industry by advertising with the Weekly of Business Aviation.
Business Aviation

Airworthiness Directives

Oct 23, 2020
Regulations recently issued by the FAA for business aircraft.
Business Aviation