July 2018

High Performance Buffet

High Performance Buffet

 It began with a casual call from my M2 friend, Larry King. “Have you ever been to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting?” he asked. “No, I’m not a shareholder and I’ve never been invited,” I replied. “Well, I am. Let’s go,” said Larry. It turns out there is a lot of planning involved in such a Read More

En Route: Daher Announces ISR Configuration

Last month, Daher revealed a new ISR configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 single-turboprop aircraft. The enhanced ISR capability for Daher’s current TBM family aircraft was announced during Eurosatory, an international defense and security show held in Paris.  This new TBM configuration is characterized by underwing hardpoints that enable the aircraft to be Read More

En Route: Pilatus Extends PC-12 Maintenance Intervals

Pilatus engineers recently developed and certified a new “PC-12 Master Maintenance Plan” to give owners greater flexibility with regard to the timing of required inspections and maintenance. The plan applies to all PC-12 Series, and is expected to reduce required maintenance labor by 20 to 40 percent. Based on a detailed analysis of in-service fleet Read More

NBAA Focus: FAA Approves Extension to  NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption

NBAA Focus: FAA Approves Extension to NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption

 The FAA recently approved an extension to NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption, allowing NBAA members that operate small aircraft to take advantage of the flexibility usually offered to operators of larger, turbine-powered aircraft. Additionally, the FAA has removed a previous limitation that restricted the use of the exemption only to operations conducted within the United States. Read More

NBAA Focus: Montana’s Bozeman Airport Sets  Positive Example for Airport Operators

NBAA Focus: Montana’s Bozeman Airport Sets Positive Example for Airport Operators

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Montana is among the busiest and fastest-growing small-hub airports in the Northwest, hosting a variety of aircraft operations, including scheduled airlines, Part 91 and Part 135 operators, helicopters, glider towing, air ambulance, cargo, military training, flight schools and light general aviation. To their credit, airport management and the Gallatin Read More