Ohio RecognizesThe Important Role of General Aviation

Ohio Recognizes The Important Role of General Aviation

Recognizing the important role general aviation, including business aviation, and community airports play in the lives of citizens and the operation of businesses and farms in the state of Ohio, several mayors proclaimed December 2016 as General Aviation Month. “According to the 2014 Ohio Airports Economic Impact study, general aviation airports in Ohio support 17,497…

Washington State License Plate Could Benefit Business Aviation

Washington State License Plate Could Benefit Business Aviation

A license plate recognizing the value of aviation, including business aviation, could soon be a new option for Washington state vehicle owners. The Washington State Aviation License Plate, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation‘s Aviation Division, is a collaborative effort by several aviation organizations represented by the Washington State Aviation Alliance. The National…

Flight Crews Training Passengers for Emergencies

Flight Crews Training Passengers for Emergencies

How alert are you as a passenger on a flight in a business aircraft? Do you pay attention to the pre-flight safety briefing? Do you become absorbed in work or conversations throughout the flight? What would you do if your phone or computer overheated and caught fire, and the cabin suddenly filled with smoke? Or a…

Business Aviation — A Lifeline for Communities

Business Aviation — A Lifeline for Communities

Business aviation provides a critical transportation lifeline to thousands of communities all across the U.S. that have little or no airline service. This means that when a company needs to reach clients, manage far-flung facilities, or seek out new opportunities, business aviation isn’t just the most prudent option – it’s often the only option. FACT:…

Colorado Springs Airport's Ready For Winter

Colorado Springs Airport’s Ready For Winter

With skies crystal-clear and temperatures in the upper 60s Thursday, officials at the Colorado Springs Airport unveiled some of the new tools maintenance workers will have at hand when the cold and wet weather arrives.The fleet of massive yellow machinery includes several new additions that will help crews remove snow from the runways more efficiently,…

Aviation Safety Advocate Encourages Training For In-flight Lithium Battery Fires

Aviation Safety Advocate Encourages Training For In-flight Lithium Battery Fires

An aviation safety advocate is encouraging regulators to require more training for business aviation flight crews over concerns about in-flight lithium battery fires.  John M. Cox, chief executive of the Washington, D.C., consulting firm Safety Operating Systems, underlined the need for more training at business aviation’s premier event last week in Orlando, Fla. “This is a…

Massachusetts Contribute to The Harriman and West Airport

Massachusetts Contribute to The Harriman and West Airport

Recent improvements at Massachusetts’ Harriman-and-West Airport (AQW) are contributing to the growing economic investment in the Northern Berkshire region. Situated approximately 120 miles west of Boston in North Adams, MA, the non-tower airport’s 4,300-by-100-foot Runway 11/29 is just south of the Vermont state line. The airport’s improvements have been substantial, starting with tree removal, shifting…