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FBOs’ response to Covid-19

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Here’s what ground service providers are doing to support business aviation. HKBAC is providing aircraft disinfection services. The company aims to maintain high aircraft hygiene standard for operators and travelers, especially to those who operate frequently to regions with fewer commercial flight connections during this period. By Pro Pilot staff he world is in the […]

How’s Covid-19 affecting air transport?

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One industry, one goal: To mitigate the effects of the pandemic in aviation. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B Officers wearing protective suits perform airport health checks at BLQ (Bologna, Italy). n 1996, a flight from FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) to JFK (John F Kennedy, New York NY) was interrupted […]

Cybersecurity and connected aviation

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Knowledge, planning and vigilance, and training are the best defenses against threats across networks and systems. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222. Pro Pilot Canadian Technical Editor The communications, navigation, and surveillance environment is complex. The description of a connected airplane as “a flying data center that continuously travels around the globe with […]

Squawk Ident

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Do you have a turboprop in your fleet? What advantages does it have over jets of comparable size? ur organization uses 4 Beech King Airs for mapping survey – a pair of 200T models powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41 engines, and 2 B200Ts with PT6A-42s. In addition to these reliable engines, they are fitted […]

Hurricanes

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These tropical storm systems can damage infrastructure and disrupt aviation. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist Hurricane Dorian on September 2, 2019 as seen from the International Space Station. Tropical cyclones come in many sizes and strengths, but all pose a significant hazard to aviation. ropical cyclones are among the more destructive and unpredictable weather […]

Bizav activity in Europe

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Equipment mandates and other considerations when flying to and within the European Union. Eurocontrol graphic shows the massive drop in air traffic across European airspace due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to last year. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large he European operating environment for general aviation (GA) can be very different from that of North America, […]

Wilson Construction

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Operator flies 3 planes and 7 helicopters to support electrical utility services activity. The versatility of the Wilson Construction fleet of aircraft fulfills the company’s worldwide transportation needs and jobsite utility services. By Brent Bundy Phoenix Police Officer-Pilot AS350, AW119, Cessna 210/182/172 e take for granted the conveniences of modern-day life, such as the reliable […]

Sustainable growth

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Financially advantageous approaches to preserve the ecosystem. Energy storage solutions have improved tremendously over the past decade. Going forward, these advances will permit cleaner travel options. Photo shows a concept of Solar Impulse and Dassault Systèmes. By Dennis Bushnell Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center he human approach to solving problems is short-term minded. For […]

Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System

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US Air Force F-16 Auto GCAS saves lives and airframes. A similar system could work in commercial aircraft. Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System in Lockheed Martin F-35 combat aircraft. By Don Witt ATP. Learjet series, Airbus A320, Boeing 737, Boeing 757/767 he aviation community still searches for a solution to the deadly problem of loss […]