US Aviation Industry Faces Global Challenges

The US Aviation industry is finally emerging from one of the worst economic recessions in history, and is now facing challenges in remaining globally competitive against emerging markets according to several industry stakeholders who testified Thursday, Dec. 12 during a hearing before the U.S. House aviation subcommittee.

Honda Marks 10th Anniversary of HondaJet First Flight

Honda Marks 10th Anniversary of HondaJet First Flight

Honda Aircraft celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the HondaJet prototype’s first flight on Tuesday. “The proof-of-concept HondaJet first flight was a pinnacle moment,” Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino told AIN. “Our team had spent years researching and testing the advanced theories and concepts incorporated into the aircraft’s innovative design,” which includes its over-the-wing…

Learjet 75 Aircraft Receives FAA Certification

Bombardier Aerospace announced that Learjet has been awarded Federal Aviation Administration Certification for its Learjet 75 aircraft. Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, announced that Learjet has been awarded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification for its Learjet 75 aircraft. “We are delighted to have received FAA certification for the first Learjet 75 business…

First NexTouch CJi Customer Installation Completed

The end of October brought to a close the first customer installation of Sierra’s LPV-equipped GTN750 panel modification for the CitationJet series. Sierra’s exclusive NexTouch CJi retrofit fully integrates dual Garmin GTN750’s with custom Sierra-designed GPS vertical coupling capability, providing a swift and seamless solution to managing your approaches — and much more. The story…

AOPA Unveils New Pilot Life Cycle Research

Current and lapsed pilots agree that the cost of flying is their greatest challenge, according to new research by AOPA on the pilot life cycle. The findings were presented by Adam Smith, senior vice president of AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community at the Flight Training and Pilot Community Summit Oct. 9. There is no…

NBAA Convention Set To Open Today!

NBAA Convention Set To Open Today!

The gathering of the business aviation clan is in full swing in Las Vegas. Crystal-clear, cloud-free blue skies and gentle wind greeted early arrivals to the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention. A steady stream of planes made the sweeping left turn and came in low over University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ Ralph Wilson Stadium over…