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Rafale Pilot ‘Spills The Beans’ On French Fighters; Says ‘One Of The Best’ But Not As Powerful As Eurofighters – EurAsian Times
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Rafale Pilot ‘Spills The Beans’ On French Fighters; Says ‘One Of The Best’ But Not As Powerful As Eurofighters – EurAsian Times

Rafale fighter jet, the pride of the French defense sector, has experienced many ups and downs throughout its journey, going from being dubbed a “cursed aircraft” to witnessing skyrocketing export sales in recent years. LCA Tejas: Unhappy IAF Gets ‘New & Enhanced’ Combat Fighters For Testing; Here’s How Tejas MK1A Is Better Than Its Predecessor...

New NBAA Group Focuses On Owner-Pilots – AVweb
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New NBAA Group Focuses On Owner-Pilots – AVweb

NBAA says its new Owner Pilot Association will focus on the specific needs of those who fly themselves for business. The association formally met at EAA AirVenture and established five goals to make life better for its members. They include tackling affordable insurance for older pilots, making the system work better for owner pilots, enhancing...

Aero Contractors never diverted $3m — Mgt – New Telegraph Newspaper
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Aero Contractors never diverted $3m — Mgt – New Telegraph Newspaper

Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has described as preposterous, claims that the carrier diverted $3 million meant for the acquisition of a Bombardier aircraft. The management of the airline in a statement described as lies, report of diversion or a refund by Bombardier. The management further faulted the spurious claim by one Femi Adeniji, who...

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NBAA Owner-pilots Coalition Outlines Key Issues | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) kicked off its newly established Owner Pilot Association Coalition (OPAC) during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Formed with representatives from six independent owner-pilot organizations, NBAA’s OPAC agreed on five top priority issues that they hope to tackle to best assist their members. These include finding a way to enable aging pilots...

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NBAA Updates Tax Guide for Non-biz Use of Corporate Jets – Aviation International News

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has just released an updated version of its Personal Use of Business Aircraft Handbook, which provides tax and regulatory compliance strategies for non-business use of corporate aircraft. “Employee security concerns and ongoing pandemic-related travel changes may lead companies to occasionally make business aircraft available to employees for non-business use,” noted...

Medical helicopter crashes in south Alabama city of Andalusia – WSFA
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Medical helicopter crashes in south Alabama city of Andalusia – WSFA

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (WSFA) – A medical helicopter crashed in the south Alabama city of Andalusia Friday afternoon. The aircraft crashed across from Dean’s Cake House on Snowden Drive, according to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman. This is packer Field, according to the city of Andalusia. Chief Deputy Todd Grimes with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office...

Textron Aviation Unveils The Cessna Citation Longitude Maritime Patrol Aircraft – AviationSource News
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Textron Aviation Unveils The Cessna Citation Longitude Maritime Patrol Aircraft – AviationSource News

LONDON – Textron Aviation ventures into the defense market. On the 20th of July 2022, Kansas-based aircraft manufacturer Textron Aviation unveiled a Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The new Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be based on the Cessna Citation Longitude Aircraft.  Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation, commented on the unveiling: “The Cessna Citation...

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Busy Virginia General Aviation Airport Gets Second FBO – Aviation International News

Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO)—the second busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and located just 35 miles from Washington D.C.—has received a second service provider with the opening of Kuhn Jet Center. A sister to aircraft management provider Kuhn Aviation, the FBO is operating from a 34,000-sq-ft climate-controlled hangar that company president Scott Kuhn built in 2020. The...

General Dynamics (GD) Q2 2022 Earnings Call Transcript – The Motley Fool
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General Dynamics (GD) Q2 2022 Earnings Call Transcript – The Motley Fool

Image source: The Motley Fool. General Dynamics (GD 1.05%)Q2 2022 Earnings CallJul 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good morning, and welcome to the General Dynamics second quarter 2022 earnings call. My name is Brica, and I will be your event specialist today. [Operator instructions] I now...

Aero Contractors Denies Alleged Diversion Of $3m Fund – THEWILL NEWS MEDIA
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Aero Contractors Denies Alleged Diversion Of $3m Fund – THEWILL NEWS MEDIA

July 27, (THEWILL) – Embattled Nigeria’s carrier, Aero Contractors, has denied allegations of fund diversion totalling $3 million. A publication had on Monday, alleged how a $3 million non-refundable part payment meant for the acquisition of a Bombardier aircraft by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for Aero Contractors was diverted. The allegation is coming...

Turkish Aerospace Awarded Major Airbus Contracts – AviationSource News
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Turkish Aerospace Awarded Major Airbus Contracts – AviationSource News

LONDON – Last week, during the Farnborough International Airshow 2022, the Turkish aircraft manufacturer, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), was awarded three new contracts from European aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus to assist with the manufacturing process of some of their major products. The Three Contracts During the airshow, Turkish Aerospace was awarded three new major Airbus...

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FBO expansion to QC International Airport will offer charters, flight school, maintenance – WQAD Moline

The fixed-based operator would allow QCIA to offer smaller, general aviation services like flight school, maintenance and charter flights. MOLINE, Ill. — An aviation company has announced an expansion to the Quad Cities International Airport that would allow it to offer more general aviation services. On Wednesday, July 27, Revv Aviation, a Midwestern aviation services...

With A New Luxury Private Jet From Zurich To Australia! – Nation World News
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With A New Luxury Private Jet From Zurich To Australia! – Nation World News

Fighting climate change and flying – two things definitely aren’t green right now. The aviation industry looks forward to innovative technologies such as hydrogen or electric aircraft. But they are probably at least a decade away. So the world is CO at this time. is discussing2– Duties for passengers. Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier, on the...

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City hears three annual reports – Plainsman

HURON – Huron city commissioners heard annual reports from the Beadle County Humane Society, the Huron Event Center, and Greater Huron Development on Monday as part of the regular meeting. Kim Krueger, the director of the Humane Society, kicked off the annual reports. She noted the nationwide increase in animals being surrendered after the drastic...

Dassault Aviation : Transcript ENG “2022 first half-year results” | MarketScreener – Marketscreener.com
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Dassault Aviation : Transcript ENG “2022 first half-year results” | MarketScreener – Marketscreener.com

Dassault Aviation 2022 First half‐year results 20 July 2022 Dassault Aviation: 2022 First half‐year results 20 July 2022 List of MAIN speakers Company Job title Éric Trappier Dassault Aviation CEO PRESS CONFERENCE JULY 20, 2022 Éric Trappier CEO Good afternoon. Welcome to this press conference on the half yearly accounts for the first half of...

No Match To J-20s: Chinese Military Analyst Trashes New KF-21 Fighters; Says Incomparable To Even China’s 2nd Stealth Jet – EurAsian Times
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No Match To J-20s: Chinese Military Analyst Trashes New KF-21 Fighters; Says Incomparable To Even China’s 2nd Stealth Jet – EurAsian Times

The 4.5th generation KF-21 Boramae (Hawk) fighter jet developed by South Korea recently made its maiden flight, giving the nation a capable option to counter the expanding military presence of China and Russia in the region.  The exclusive inclusion of South Korea in the countries that have developed indigenous fighters signifies a striking shift in...

Flashback: Santulli resigns from NetJets; changes ahead at fractional
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Flashback: Santulli resigns from NetJets; changes ahead at fractional

We look back at some memorable events and coverage from AIN’s half-century-old archives. August 4, 2022, 8:08 AM With AIN Media Group’s Aviation International News and its predecessor Aviation Convention News celebrating the company’s 50th year of continuous publication this year, AIN’s editorial staff is going back through the archives each month to bring readers some interesting events that were covered...

Plane crashes on Colorado’s trails: The horrors, histories, and — now — hikes – Denver 7 Colorado News
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Plane crashes on Colorado’s trails: The horrors, histories, and — now — hikes – Denver 7 Colorado News

Many of Colorado’s trails wind through spectacular sites — hidden waterfalls, rocky peaks, dramatic ridge lines. But dotted along these Rocky Mountain paths is another scene that holds a different kind of emotion: plane crashes. These sites are frozen in time, telling silent stories of violent wrecks that now, dozens of years later, are surrounded...

Virginia FBO Closes after Running Afoul of Airport Standards – Aviation International News
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Virginia FBO Closes after Running Afoul of Airport Standards – Aviation International News

Just a year after its heralded opening, Richmond Executive Aviation (REA), one of two FBOs at Virginia’s Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI), had its 30-year lease terminated by the county authority due to multiple defaults of the airport’s contracted minimum standards. In a letter sent to REA’s leadership, airport manager Jeremy Wilkinson detailed the violations including...

Police: 3 severely injured after small plane crash in Macomb County – WDIV ClickOnDetroit
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Police: 3 severely injured after small plane crash in Macomb County – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

RAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials say a small aircraft crashed in Ray Township on Sunday afternoon. Macomb Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a plane attempted to take off and crashed after being 75 feet off the ground. More detailed update: Police detail what happened when small plane crashed in Macomb County, injuring 3 According to the...

Officials cite low visibility, rain in fatal west Michigan plane crash – Detroit News
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Officials cite low visibility, rain in fatal west Michigan plane crash – Detroit News

Weather conditions could have been a factor in a small-plane crash last week in western Michigan that left two people dead, according to a preliminary report by federal investigators. The single-engine plane crashed about 6 p.m. July 15 in Oceana County’s Shelby Township, Michigan State Police said. Police said it crashed after taking off at Oceana County Airport, about...

Pilot seriously injured in small-plane crash on San Jose street – CBS San Francisco
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Pilot seriously injured in small-plane crash on San Jose street – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE — A small plane hit a utility pole and crashed Friday on a street in a San Francisco Bay neighborhood, seriously injuring the pilot, authorities said. The plane went down at about 7:15 p.m. near Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, authorities said. “It hit a fire pole,” police Sgt. Patrick Guire told the...

NTSB issues preliminary report on RED Air MD-82 accident, Miami
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NTSB issues preliminary report on RED Air MD-82 accident, Miami

Narrative:RED Air flight 203, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, HI1064, suffered a left-hand main gear failure during landing on runway 09 at Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida, USA. The flight departed Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ), Dominican Republic , at 15:35. The aircraft was cleared for the ILS runway 09 at MIA and the crew reported...

Farnborough Airshow Updates: Saudi plans air-cargo roadshows; Airbus mulls fighter options – Arab News
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Farnborough Airshow Updates: Saudi plans air-cargo roadshows; Airbus mulls fighter options – Arab News

RIYADH: The Farnborough International Airshow draws to a close on July 22, bringing to an end four days of exhibitions and deals at the UK event. Here are some of the key developments. Saudi Arabia planning air cargo roadshows to lure Amazon, Alibaba In an attempt to scale up air cargo and distribution operations, Saudi...

NTSB: Learjet 60 overran runway after landing on wrong runway
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NTSB: Learjet 60 overran runway after landing on wrong runway

Narrative:The flight crew of the Learjet 60 inadvertently landed on runway 30 instead of runway 34 at Chicago Executive Airport, Illinois, USA, and the aircraft overran the runway. Before departure, the captain conducted a time-of-arrival landing distance assessment and calculated a factored landing distance of 4,790 ft. The landing distance available on runway 34 was...

Embraer, Raízen partnership stimulates production of SAF | Biomassmagazine.com – Biomass Magazine
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Embraer, Raízen partnership stimulates production of SAF | Biomassmagazine.com – Biomass Magazine

<img src="https://businessaviationnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/EmbraerPlane_16583448722877-300×300-noup.jpg" title="SOURCE: Embraer &lt/small>”> ADVERTISEMENT Embraer and Raízen on July 17 signed a Letter of Intent with a commitment to stimulate the development of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production ecosystem, reinforcing the sustainability agenda of both companies. Among all intentions, Embraer will become the first aircraft manufacturer to use (SAF) that may be...

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Gulfstream Ponders Further Support Network Additions – Aviation Week

FARNBOROUGH—Gulfstream Aerospace says it is bolstering its network of support centers and will look at possibly adding further satellite locations should demand dictate. Derek Zimmerman, head of customer support at the jet-maker, says the company will continue to evaluate the market to see where the fleet grows. As it stands, the aircraft manufacturer is buoyant...

Rolls-Royce presents its progress on hybrid propulsion research programme – Aviacionline
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Rolls-Royce presents its progress on hybrid propulsion research programme – Aviacionline

Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced a new programme to study and develop hydrogen-based fuels for the aviation industry. It also presented its progress in hybrid-electric powerplant research. According to the company, it is currently planning a series of tests to analyse the feasibility of implementing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in small and medium-sized aircraft, starting...

Raízen and Embraer Sign LOI for Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Ecosystem – Travel News Asia
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Raízen and Embraer Sign LOI for Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Ecosystem – Travel News Asia

(19 July 2022, 10:17 +07)  Raízen, a leading bioenergy company, has signed a Letter of Intent with Embraer designed to stimulate the development of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production ecosystem. Embraer is expected to become the first aircraft manufacturer to use SAF distributed by Raízen. Raízen and Embraer sign LOI for development of SAF...

Looking Ahead to the Farnborough Airshow – Airways Magazine – Airways Magazine
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Looking Ahead to the Farnborough Airshow – Airways Magazine – Airways Magazine

FARNBOROUGH – As we look towards the beginning of the highly anticipated Farnborough Airshow 2022, let’s examine what aircraft we expect to see and possible large-scale orders for aircraft manufacturers. Before the start of the Airshow, some of the latest-generation aircraft had been sent by Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Embraer, and Piaggio, among others. Following the...

Report: EMB-145 hit ground after crew continued descent without having runway in sight
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Report: EMB-145 hit ground after crew continued descent without having runway in sight

Narrative:United Express flight 4933, operated by CommutAir, was attempting to land on runway 1 at Presque Isle International Airport (PQI), Maine, USA, and impacted terrain to the right of the runway. The first officer and two of the passengers were injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The accident flight departed from Newark Liberty International Airport...

South Cal FBO network expands at San Bernardino – Business Airport International
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South Cal FBO network expands at San Bernardino – Business Airport International

Titan Aviation Fuels announced the addition of Luxivair SBD to its branded FBO network, located at the San Bernardino International Airport in Southern California. Robbie Stallings, Titan Aviation Fuels President, said, “Titan is proud to partner with Luxivair SBD to provide safe, reliable, five-star services to the Inland Empire region,” said  “Our mutual focus on customer...

Kissimmee companies adding to pilot, aviation ranks – Osceola News-Gazette
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Kissimmee companies adding to pilot, aviation ranks – Osceola News-Gazette

Part I of Kissimmee aviation story: https://www.aroundosceola.com/news/kissimmee-airport-home-aviation-training At the same time that new pilots are being made at the Kissimmee Airport, two other businesses are training mechanics, aviation electronics and avionics technicians. Aviator College Kissimmee is an extension of a four-year college located at the Fort Pierce airport. In Kissimmee, their students train to receive...

A320 nearly struck terrain during go around at Paris-CDG
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A320 nearly struck terrain during go around at Paris-CDG

This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information. Date: 23-MAY-2022 Time: 11:41 UTC Type: Airbus A320-233 Owner/operator: Norwegian Air Sweden, opb AirHub Airlines Registration:...

Avoiding IIMC – Vertical Mag – Vertical Magazine
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Avoiding IIMC – Vertical Mag – Vertical Magazine

By Tim Tucker | July 12, 2022 Estimated reading time 11 minutes, 59 seconds. I’ve been a helicopter pilot for over 50 years, and I find it interesting that during this time the helicopter community has never reached a consensus as to what a pilot should do when they suddenly punch into clouds. Hell, we...

Indonesia, France agree to strengthen defense cooperation – ANTARA English
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Indonesia, France agree to strengthen defense cooperation – ANTARA English

Kuta, Bali (ANTARA) – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her French counterpart, Catherine Colonna, agreed to boost partnership between both nations, especially in the field of defense. The two ministers met on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday (June 8). “Both foreign ministers also...

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AINsight: A FAR Out Look at Part 91 Versus 135 – Aviation International News

New and repeat business aircraft buyers in the U.S. quickly realize when purchasing a business aircraft that the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) unavoidably and significantly impact a buyer’s business, tax, structuring, and other major decisions. The FARs even induce some buyers to purchase a different aircraft than they originally envisioned due to limits on flight...

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No US Bizjet Fatalities Reported in 1H22 | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

No fatal accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets were recorded in the first six months of 2022. In the same period last year, three fatal accidents claimed nine lives. Additionally, there were three fewer nonfatal accidents of U.S.-registered business jets in the first half versus the same period last year, according to preliminary statistics gathered by AIN. There was one...

Legal considerations for volunteer pilots – AOPA Pilot
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Legal considerations for volunteer pilots – AOPA Pilot

For example, several states have adopted or are actively working to adopt laws that act to criminalize or create a civil cause of action against any person aiding or abetting in the performance or inducement of an abortion, perhaps even for activities that occur out of state. Given the rapidly shifting legal landscape, it is...

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Daher Makes a Play to Expand Footprint in North American Market – FLYING Magazine – FLYING

In its quest to establish itself as a major international aerospace enterprise, including the addition of Boeing contracts to its portfolio, Daher has acquired an aerospace structures production facility in the U.S. The plan to acquire Triumph Aerostructures in Stuart, Florida, was announced in February, as a complement to and expansion of Daher’s footprint in...

Passport: Places • Trends • Style July 2022 – VOICE Louisville – Voice Tribune
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Passport: Places • Trends • Style July 2022 – VOICE Louisville – Voice Tribune

Featuring the ultimate Swiss Army Knife of uncompromising women, Shannon Weidekamp By Elizabeth ScintaPhotos by Andrea Hutchinson A person’s path to the top is never as straightforward as one might think. There can be turbulence, obstacles preventing take-off and a lack of movement within a company. Shannon Weidekamp, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Crew Aviation,...

Execujet Haite and Metrojet to acquire Funian Aviation – Business Airport International
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Execujet Haite and Metrojet to acquire Funian Aviation – Business Airport International

ExecuJet Haite and Metrojet have announced the joint acquisition of Funian Aviation, the transaction is expected to be finished in early July. The acquisition is a major strategic step forward for both parties, allowing them to build on existing strengths in aircraft management, flight operations and MRO services, and to reinforce their already well-established positions as...

Daher becomes Boeing supplier with purchase of Florida site from Triumph – Flightglobal
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Daher becomes Boeing supplier with purchase of Florida site from Triumph – Flightglobal

French aircraft manufacturer Daher has completed the purchase from Triumph Group of an aerostructures business in Florida, becoming a direct supplier to major aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Gulfstream. Daher, which manufactures TBM 940 and Kodiak 100 turboprops, completed the purchase on 1 July. It had in February revealed its plan to acquire the Florida...