V1: Action Speed, Not Decision Speed
The subject of reaction times can be as confusing as V-speeds, but for different reasons. Instead of too little definition, we have too much.
leeann.shay@av… Tue, 06/22/2021 - 02:10
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New And Updated Avionics Deliver Modern Capabilities
Avionics manufacturers have recently announced new and updated products that deliver new capabilities to aircraft, including those summarized here.
bill.carey@avi… Mon, 06/21/2021 - 02:09
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Rethinking V1

By James Albright Jun 21, 2021
V1 is not a decision speed. It is an action speed.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
A Path To Urban Air Mobility
Does new tech clash with old regs?
leeann.shay@av… Thu, 06/17/2021 - 05:39
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Spin Prevention

By Ross Detwiler Jun 16, 2021
In a U.S. Air Force spin prevention maneuver, the point to be learned was that the wing was “flying.”
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Marketplace: Advances In Training and Simulation

BCA Staff Jun 16, 2021
Flight training and simulation providers have remained active during the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing new systems and programs, including those…
Business Aviation

All Aircraft Stalls/Spins Are Created Equally

By Ross Detwiler Jun 15, 2021
Recovery from a stall is a split-second action.
Business Aviation

Clay Lacy Earns European Maintenance Certification

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jun 15, 2021
Aiming to better support European clients flying in the U.S., Clay Lacy Aviation has earned EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certification approval.
Business Aviation

Helijet ‘Spools Up’ Charter Service Alternative In British Columbia

BCA Staff Jun 15, 2021
Helijet International said it is “spooling up” its charter services to communities in British Columbia.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Czech Company Introduces New Citation CJ4 Gen2

BCA Staff Jun 15, 2021
Wape Jets of the Czech Republic has introduced a new Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jet at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aerial Survey Company Names New President

BCA Staff Jun 14, 2021
Aerial survey company Owyhee Air Research (OAR) has named a new president.
Business Aviation

The Case Against Unchecked Ego

By James Albright Jun 14, 2021
It alienates the crew and shuts down Crew Resource Management.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Unchecked Ego in the Cockpit

By James Albright Jun 13, 2021
What happens when confidence exceeds one’s actual abilities and talent?
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Marketplace: Landing Gear Shops Offer Many Services

By Paul Seidenman Jun 11, 2021
MRO facilities report steady work on repair and overhaul of landing gear for a variety of business aviation aircraft.
Business Aviation
The Crosscheck: Tools To Manage Risks
Even though the Near Midair Collision System isn’t used by many people, it’s a helpful tool that should be.
leeann.shay@av… Fri, 06/11/2021 - 03:10
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EVTOL Startup Vertical To Go Public In $2.2B Deal With Broadstone SPAC

By Graham Warwick Jun 10, 2021
With investments from American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, plus commitments for up to 1,000 aircraft, electric air-taxi developer Vertical Aerospace has reached agreement with blank-check company Broadstone Acquisition to go public in a deal that values the UK startup at $2.2 billion.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Fast Five: Andrew Nichols, Yingling Aviation president

By Molly McMillin Jun 10, 2021
Yingling Aviation, based at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, originally began business in 1946 as the first Cessna Aircraft dealer.
Business Aviation

Keeping Communication Flowing Both Ways

By David Esler Jun 10, 2021
Tips for from both a chief pilot and a director of maintenance
Maintenance & Training

Fast Five: Managing Charter Opportunities For Owners

By Bill Carey Jun 09, 2021
A day after unveiling plans to acquire FBO chain Atlantic Aviation for $4.48 billion, New York City-based investment firm KKR on June 8 announced that it is extending a $150 million credit line to Jet Edge International to help grow its business.
Business Aviation

How Pilots Can Play an Active Role in the Health of the Aircraft

By David Esler Jun 09, 2021
An operations perspective - and tips for forging a good working relationship between pilots and maintainers.
Maintenance & Training

Communicating With the Maintenance Department, Part 2

By David Esler Jun 08, 2021
Leveraging a smartphone's technology
Maintenance & Training

Charter Carrier iAero Airways Expands Its NHL Portfolio

BCA Staff Jun 07, 2021
Charter airline iAero Airways has expanded its National Hockey League (NHL) program from eight to 12 NHL teams.
Business Aviation

Communicating With the Maintenance Department

By David Esler Jun 07, 2021
How pilots and maintenance technicians can achieve mutual respect for each other’s unique challenges and communicate as equals toward the shared goal of safe and efficient operations.
Maintenance & Training

Checklist: How To Start A Flying Club

By Molly McMillin Jun 06, 2021
Flying clubs can help put the fun in flying, but what if none are available in your area?
Business Aviation

Podcast: What Is The Future of Supersonic Travel?

By Molly McMillin Jun 04, 2021
On June 3, Boom announced an order from United Airlines for its Overture supersonic commercial airliner. With these mixed signals, where is the supersonic market heading?
Business Aviation