Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

February 3, 2023, 9:42 AM

StandardAero Completes Western Jet Aviation Acquisition

With the purchase of Gulfstream maintenance specialist Western Jet Aviation, StandardAero now has MRO facilities spanning the U.S.

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Gulfstream G650ER in flight over ocean
Feb 6, 2023 - 12:51 PM
Argus said bizav activity last year still remained up by 5.1 percent over 2021 operations in North America, but was mostly flat in last nine months.
Aerial view of Phenom 100 off edge of runway surrounded by emergency vehicles
Feb 6, 2023 - 12:23 PM
The French BEA said an Embraer Phenom 100 crew's decision to use normal, non-icing procedures lead to a crash on approach during icing conditions.
U.S. Capital building
Feb 6, 2023 - 11:31 AM
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will focus on aviation safety in its first FAA hearing this year in prep for a reauthorization bill.
Bombardier Global 7500 (Photo: Bombardier)
Feb 6, 2023 - 10:44 AM
Bombardier is shifting the responsibilities of several of its senior executives and adding a leadership role focused on supply chain.
Bell 407GXi helicopter parked on airport ramp
Feb 6, 2023 - 10:29 AM
Air ambulance provider Life Flight Network has expanded its Bell helicopter fleet to 29 with the recent addition of four Model 407GXis.
Hill Helicopters GT50 turbine engine
Feb 6, 2023 - 9:34 AM
According to Hill Helicopters, the unit cost of the GT50 turbine engine for its HX50 helicopter will be less than $100,000.
Lounge area at Hadid FBO at Italy's Riviera Airport overlooking airport ramp
Feb 6, 2023 - 6:38 AM
Riviera Airport, whose FBO has been managed by UAE-based Hadid International Services since 2021, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Patient and medical professionals onboard medically equipped jet
Feb 6, 2023 - 6:04 AM
Air ambulance operation certification will enable Arab Wings to transport patients to Jordan from any country in the region.
UK Farnborough Airport
Feb 3, 2023 - 12:26 PM
Farnborough Airport set a traffic record in 2022 and is now the top business aviation airport in the London area.
Solar array at Safran facility
Feb 3, 2023 - 12:02 PM
French engine manufacturer Safran plans to install solar panels at many of its production facilties, in step with its long term decarbonization goals.