West Star Aviation Receives STC of a Future Air Navigation System

West Star Aviation, headquartered at East Alton, IL, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) application on F900B aircraft. The CPDL-C is a data link application that allows for direct exchange of text-based messages between the controller and a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New York City Airport To Be Privatized

New York’s Westchester County has floated a plan to privatize its New York City-area airport, one of the busiest business aviation hubs in the U.S. The $140 million deal would allow California-based investment firm Oaktree Capital Management to take over control of Westchester County Airport (HPN) for the next 40 years. Since 1977, the airport…

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