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Argus: Bizav Ops Mark Record Month, Day in November

While global business aircraft flight activity last month cooled slightly from October, the North American market logged its strongest November, as well as its busiest single day on record, Argus International reported Friday morning in its latest Aircraft Activity Report. Citing TraqPak data that tracks IFR business aircraft flights, Argus said operations in North America

Argus: Bizav Ops Mark Record Month, Day in November2021-12-06T10:02:58-08:00

Dickson: FAA Learning from Max, Pandemic Challenges

The FAA is delegating fewer responsibilities to manufacturers, reexamining human factors assumptions, and working with international partners on pilot training requirements as it strives to learn lessons from the Boeing Max crashes, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said yesterday during remarks prepared for the Aero Club of Washington gathering. Dickson provided an overview of the agency’s activities

Dickson: FAA Learning from Max, Pandemic Challenges2021-11-24T07:35:26-08:00

MAINTENANCE STILL LAGS GROWING AIRLINE DIGITIZATION

While airlines continue the process of digitization, industry observers indicate maintenance is lagging the effort that could save millions of dollars while increasing productivity and increasing safety. This is surprising given the fact how fast manufacturers have integrated digital data from everything on board from inflight entertainment systems to engines which stream tons of data

MAINTENANCE STILL LAGS GROWING AIRLINE DIGITIZATION2021-11-16T08:42:13-08:00

Boeing Deliveries Drop As 787 Program Remains On Pause

Disclosing its latest delivery figures on Tuesday, US planemaker Boeing disclosed that it delivered 27 aircraft to its customers last month. Unfortunately, the company’s 787 deliveries remain on hold as it continues to work with regulators on production issues. Let’s take a look at which airlines received new Boeing aircraft during the month of October.

Boeing Deliveries Drop As 787 Program Remains On Pause2021-11-10T12:57:42-08:00

The story of Bombardier: how it refocused on business aviation

Once known for producing snowmobiles, Bombardier expanded into commercial aviation during the 1990s. Throughout the years, Bombardier established strong representation in the regional aircraft market as well as the business aviation segment. But in 2020, Bombardier announced its strategic decision to focus exclusively on business aviation. So, how did the Canadian aircraft manufacturer shift its focus

The story of Bombardier: how it refocused on business aviation2021-11-08T09:11:50-08:00

A Different World: As COVID Recedes, General Aviation Encounters A New Normal

As a post-COVID era emerges, businesses across a swath of industries are rebuilding after months of shutdowns and sheltering in place, and the general aviation (GA) sector is no exception. But for those who operate and support private aircraft, changing business conditions are likely to impact GA for some time to come. As examples, inventories

A Different World: As COVID Recedes, General Aviation Encounters A New Normal2021-11-03T08:22:55-07:00

ATEC Publishes Annual Pipeline Report: Downturn Hampered Mechanic-pipeline Grown Trajectory, But Doesn’t Shift Long-term Needs

Strong momentum at the front of the mechanic pipeline in 2019 was slowed by the historic industry downturn, but the long-term need for more skilled technicians has not changed, says a new report from the Aviation Technical Education Council (ATEC). This, the 2021 Pipeline Report adds, increases the urgency to the already-established priority of ensuring

ATEC Publishes Annual Pipeline Report: Downturn Hampered Mechanic-pipeline Grown Trajectory, But Doesn’t Shift Long-term Needs2021-11-01T07:53:17-07:00

Maintenance: Top Traits for Technicians

Oct. 21, 2021 When considering maintenance technician candidates, managers and HR experts look for certain traits to ensure that the new hires will fit well into their operation. While the resumes of many candidates may indicate they have the experience and credentials to do the work, the personal qualities of the candidates may be just

Maintenance: Top Traits for Technicians2021-10-27T09:27:45-07:00

Aircraft Maintenance Professionals Are Now On The Endangered List

The aviation industry is facing a growing skills shortage and it is struggling to find competent, skilled technicians to fill its workforce pipelines. Marshall Centre writes: The title of this article might seem a tad dramatic but nearly every maintenance, repair and overhaul organisation (MRO) is facing a growing skills shortage and they are struggling

Aircraft Maintenance Professionals Are Now On The Endangered List2021-10-15T09:17:30-07:00

Recruitment Firm Sees Industry Hiring Surge

As a result of the post-pandemic surge in private aviation travel, hiring within the sector is increasing “with an urgency that many people in the aviation industry have never seen before,” observed recruitment firm Aviation Search Group (ASG, Booth 769). The Texas-based company, which was founded more than two decades ago, noted that the current

Recruitment Firm Sees Industry Hiring Surge2021-10-13T09:43:00-07:00