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2021 marks record year for global business jet activity: WINGX

It’s been roughly two years since the emergence of Covid-19, and recurring waves of the virus are continuing to hit countries hard. Many sectors, including commercial aviation, continue to face a bumpy road to recovery. Business aviation, however, is not one of them — at least based on 2021 numbers. According to data research and consulting

2021 marks record year for global business jet activity: WINGX2022-01-12T09:01:30-08:00

New Challenges to Workforce Retention

The pandemic has employees rethinking their career priorities, which is making it harder for companies to hold onto workers. Industry concerns about retaining talent in the pre-COVID world have only grown more problematic, as the pandemic has spurred many employees, including business aviation professionals, to reconsider their career goals. The industry also is feeling the

New Challenges to Workforce Retention2022-01-07T09:57:45-08:00

2022 promises to be a good year for general aviation

The new year will bring new opportunities — and challenges — to general aviation. And many in the industry predict 2022 will be a good year for GA as it continues to prove its value to the nation. “We are pretty bullish on GA,” says John Zimmerman, a vice president at Sporty’s Pilot Shop. “The pandemic

2022 promises to be a good year for general aviation2022-01-04T10:52:42-08:00

CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGE OF FAILING TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES

More than three decades after a 737 ripped open over Hawaii and stunned the flying public with the dangers of human error in aircraft maintenance, the aviation industry is still challenged to contain that risk and keep crews and passengers safe in the air. The toughest hurdle is persuading aircraft operators, manufacturers, vendors and their

CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGE OF FAILING TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES2021-12-21T12:41:41-08:00

Retiring Boomers, not lazy Millennials, are driving the labor shortage

One of the more insidious myths making the rounds this year was that young people didn't want to work because they were getting by just fine on government aid. People had too much money, went the narrative from a handful of politicians and pundits. Only trouble is, the numbers don't back it up. Here's the thing: Early

Retiring Boomers, not lazy Millennials, are driving the labor shortage2021-12-20T08:42:04-08:00

AEA: Avionics Shops See Wage, Rate Hikes with Upswing

The Aircraft Electronics Association’s (AEA) 2021 Rate and Labor survey is underscoring the upbeat outlook for the industry, with some 60 percent of the respondents expecting to see their retrofit business increasing and 40 percent predicting business will remain the same, according to an article in the association’s latest edition of Avionics News. “You can count those

AEA: Avionics Shops See Wage, Rate Hikes with Upswing2021-12-08T09:43:24-08:00

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

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