April 2018

On Final: That’s What Friends Are For

Lee Goggin never met a stranger. At well over 6 feet tall, with piercing eyes and absolutely no hair, Lee greeted each member at my local gym with a smile and often an amusing comment about their conditioning. Lee was a fitness trainer at Sweat Dallas where I struggle to keep fit. But Lee’s struggles Read More

En Route: JSSI Founder Launches Engine Program for Piston Aircraft

 In the jet aircraft world, owners typically rely on engine service programs to manage the risk of costly unplanned expenses. Yet owners of piston aircraft had no similar protection available. A new company has launched an engine maintenance program focused specifically on the piston market. Called PistonPower, the new program covers both scheduled and unscheduled Read More

NBAA Focus: NBAA Scholarship Award  Truly a Life-Changing Event

NBAA Focus: NBAA Scholarship Award Truly a Life-Changing Event

The NBAA Charities scholarship program helps support expanding careers within our industry, often leading recipients down new career paths where possibilities for advancement and new opportunities await. Sometimes, they can mean even more. When Aleesa (Kurtz) Radoncic, aircraft operations and logistics manager at Orbis International, received a $10,000 Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Training Scholarship in Read More

NBAA Focus: FXE Is First GA Airport to Introduce  Automated Passport Control Kiosks

NBAA Focus: FXE Is First GA Airport to Introduce Automated Passport Control Kiosks

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) recently become the first general aviation (GA) airport in the United States to introduce automated passport control (APC) self-service kiosks at the airport’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility to help expedite travel for international travelers.  With the use of the kiosks, travelers will no longer be required to Read More

NBAA Focus: Operators Urged to Take Closer Look at Teterboro, Henderson Executive SID Procedures

NBAA Focus: Operators Urged to Take Closer Look at Teterboro, Henderson Executive SID Procedures

It’s been nearly four years since the FAA first implemented “climb via” phraseology intended to simplify assignment of SID and RNAV SID procedures with speed and altitude restrictions. Persistent issues with those clearances at two busy airports utilized by business aircraft operators recently spurred actions to remind pilots of the correct procedures. At New Jersey’s Read More