Bolen, Baker Express Urgency in Replacing 100LL

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleGeneral aviation is at a “watershed moment” as airports begin to ban 100 low-lead aviation gasoline and the Environmental Protection Agency places a 2023 timeline for an endangerment finding on leaded fuel, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association president and CEO Mark Baker warned. Facing a need to remain in front of the efforts, industry leaders hope to...

ACA Declares January 21 'Fly Legal Day'

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleIn another effort to raise awareness about illegal charters, the Air Charter Association (ACA) has declared today to be Fly Legal Day. The date was chosen to honor Argentinian professional soccer player Emiliano Sala, who on Jan. 21, 2019, was killed in the crash of an illegally chartered aircraft. “Illegal charter, although not...

Mojave Airport Honors Rutan Name

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleIn honor of the contributions to aerospace by Burt and Dick Rutan, the directors of California’s Mojave Air and Space Port (KMHV) have agreed to rename the facility Mojave Air and Space Port at Rutan Field. Burt Rutan established Rutan Aircraft factory at KMHV in the mid-1970s, when it was just a small general aviation airport. They started Scaled Composites...

Nav Canada Restricting LAHSO to Dry Runways

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleNav Canada, the country’s private ATC operating company, will restrict land and hold-short operations (LAHSO) to dry runways. LAHSO is an ATC procedure that allows for simultaneous operations on intersecting runways. The intent is to increase airport traffic capacity by using two runways simultaneously and instructing one aircraft to land and hold short...

Skyports Buys London's Falcon Heliport for eVTOL Ops

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleAdvanced air mobility infrastructure group Skyports has acquired Falcon Heliport, one of only two public heliports in London, and will develop it as a potential vertiport for eVTOL aircraft. The facility, Now operating under the name Skyports London Heliport, the facility sits close to the UK capital’s Canary Wharf financial district and will continue to...

LunaJets Reaches $100M Revenue Milestone in 2021

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleLunaJets topped $100 million in annual revenue in 2021, marking the first time in private jet charter broker’s 15-year history to have reached this milestone. The Geneva-based company said it saw a 65 percent increase in flight volume compared with 2020 and a 40 percent gain from 2019. “We beat our record of new clients, with over 1,100 in 2021, with...

Airbus Revokes Qatar Order for 50 A321neos

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleAirbus confirmed Friday that it has canceled an order for 50 A321neos from Qatar Airways amid an escalating dispute over surface degradation on some of Qatar’s A350s. The contract, which called for first deliveries in 2023, originally specified 40 smaller A320neos and was renegotiated in 2017 to increase the number and size of airplanes to 50 A321neos. Meanwhile,...

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Last Dauphin

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article Airbus has delivered its last medium twin-turbine Dauphin helicopter. The Spanish Customs Service will use the AS365N3 to combat drug trafficking in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, and in Galicia. Airbus Helicopters manufactured the helicopter in Marignane, France, and completed it at its Albacete, Spain facility with an electro-optical system,...

AINsight: Who Should Succeed the Aviation Director?

Click Here to see the Full/Original ArticleThe role of a Part 91 aviation director has changed significantly over the last 10 to 15 years. Due to a variety of factors, including much more oversight by human resources and the C-suite, successors to the role require an even more diverse set of skills. Yet one skill that isn’t required to successfully lead the aviation department is the ability to fly....

First Upgraded Top Aces F-16 Aggressor Fighter Flies

Click Here to see the Full/Original Article Top Aces Corp. has flown the first Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter outfitted with its Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS). Known as the F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF), the aircraft undertook its maiden flight in modified form on January 19 at the company’s F-16 Center of Excellence at Mesa-Gateway Airport in Arizona, which is the former Williams...