November 2017

So You Want to Buy an Airplane

Each time I buy an airplane (now on number 10) I get a little more organized. Perhaps you can learn from my successes and failures. Here’s some things you should consider. Who Are You Buying From? My experience with purchasing from the manufacturer (Textron in my case) on both new and used Citations has been Read More

En Route: Certification Imminent for Pilatus PC-24

En Route: Certification Imminent for Pilatus PC-24

Pilatus expects to obtain certification for its PC-24 light jet from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA in December 2017. First customer aircraft is scheduled by yearend. The Pilatus PC-24 development project has now entered its final certification phase, with the three PC-24 prototypes having flown 1,250 flights and 2,000 hours thus Read More

Raisbeck Certifies Five-Blade Prop for King Air 350

Raisbeck Certifies Five-Blade Prop for King Air 350

Raisbeck Engineering has received Supple­mental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for its new Composite five-blade swept propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350. The composite propeller, designed to improve King Air comfort, performance and efficiency, was developed in collaboration with Hartzell Propeller. At 106 inches in diameter, Raisbeck’s propeller reduces weight and contributes Read More

En Route: Honeywell’s New iPad App Optimizes Routes

Honeywell has released its latest flight planning application GoDirect Flight Bag Pro. Pilots can create and file flight plans for easy reference, calculate and compare aircraft cruise modes to increase performance, and access real-time weather updates to ensure the aircraft arrives at the destination on time. GoDirect Flight Bag Pro is available via an iPad Read More

New Study Reaffirms Industry’s  Contributions to Successful Companies

New Study Reaffirms Industry’s Contributions to Successful Companies

Ahead of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the largest and most significant event focused on the global impact of business aviation to companies and communities across the nation and around the world, the Association welcomed a new study of S&P 500 companies demonstrating that by a host of measures, the use of business Read More