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Avionics Upgrades<br>How New Avionics Affect<br>Aircraft Value

Avionics Upgrades
How New Avionics Affect
Aircraft Value

As much as we’d like to believe they are value-adding, the fact is, many variables impact just how much your new avionics will positively impact the bottom line when it comes time to sell.  I can tell you from many years of personal experience; new avionics have a nearly hypnotic effect on aircraft owners. When Read More

Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership

Exactly one month into the new millennium, Alaska Air flight 261 crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Los Angeles. It was a scheduled international flight from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington. There were two pilots, three cabin crew members and 83 passengers on board. There were no survivors. The Read More

Deck Out Your Office

An interesting side effect of the coronaviruspandemic and resulting lockdowns is the significant spike in business occurring over the internet. This transition has included a heavy reliance upon video calls in an attempt to conduct “business as usual” from home to which we are now digitally viewing colleagues’ and clients’ backyards, kitchens, living rooms and Read More

Under Pressure: Lessons in Piston Cabin Pressurization

Under Pressure: Lessons in Piston Cabin Pressurization

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a paradoxical effect on aviation: flying hours are way down while maintenance shops are way busier. I think this is largely due to the reduction in flight hours producing downtime that owners then use to have their airplanes worked on. This has certainly been the case with my own Cessna Read More

Pilatus PC-12 NGX: An Up-Close Look at the Tech Behind Turboprop

Pilatus PC-12 NGX: An Up-Close Look at the Tech Behind Turboprop

As a follow up to our initial review of Pilatus’ PC-12 NGX in our December 2019 issue of Twin & Turbine, Tom Aniello, vice president of marketing, offered us the opportunity to fly the plane at the Pilatus Business Aircraft (a Pilatus Aircraft subsidiary) facility located at Rocky Mountain Regional Airport (KBJC).  Over the years, Read More