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Airplane Ownership

Carriers, Pilots And Installers On A Learning Curve With ADS-B Systems

The parabolic rise in ADS-B installations in the U.S.—nearly 14,000 aircraft have been equipped as of the end of June—is good news when considering that as many as 166,000 aircraft will have to be upgraded, or grounded, when the when the mandate to install ADS-B Out comes due on Jan. 1, 2020. Read More

NetJets’ $10bn Deal May Not Support Sector’s Revival

Bombardier, which operates its own fractional ownership program subsidiary, FlexJet, is poised to become a cornerstone of fractional rival NetJets’ future with historic orders valued at up to $10.1 billion. Read More

FAA Leads Global Effort On General Aviation Aircraft Design

June 5, 2015 –  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading a global initiative with industry and other civil aviation authorities to develop a performance-based approach to airworthiness standards for Part 23 general aviation (GA) airplanes. Read More

General Aviation Takes Economy to Great Heights in Nebraska

General aviation is taking flight in Nebraska. In fact, Governor Ricketts proclaimed May the month for the industry in the state.

That impact is felt throughout the Omaha metro.

During another day of ground operations on the tarmac in front of the hangers at TAC Air, a Beechcraft is filled up with hundreds of gallons of […]

NBAA-Led Effort in Texas Levels State Tax Playing Field for Business Aircraft Owners

Washington, DC, June 17, 2015 – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law Senate Bill 1396, which provides significant sales and use-tax reforms for general aviation (GA) aircraft based in or visiting Texas. After identifying the need to pursue reforms, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a coalition of stakeholders worked with state […]

FAA, GA Industry Launch ‘Fly Safe’ Campaign

With the weather turning nice in many parts of the country, the FAA and GA industry have partnered to launch the “Fly Safe” summer safety campaign, highlighting the dangers of aircraft loss of control and encouraging general aviation pilots to install and use angle-of-attack indicators. Read More >>

Summertime Options For Pilots

With the summer season now officially here, pilots who are ready to pack up their airplanes and take to the sky will find plenty of options. Tour operator Northern Adventures is offering three new fly-yourself trips to explore the National Parks. Each 10-day tour is limited to 10 aircraft, and includes stops in Yellowstone […]

Lawmaker Seeks To Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent

House Ways and Means Committee member Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) last week introduced a bill to permanently extend the 50-percent bonus depreciation provision covering certain capital equipment, including business aircraft. The bill, H.R.2510, has attracted 23 cosponsors—all Republicans—so far. A number of the cosponsors are members of the Ways and Means Committee, which steers tax […]

What Is The 2015 Outlook For The Business Jet Market?

General aviation was on a roll in 2014, with business jet deliveries up 6.5%, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Even though turboprop deliveries declined 5.5% and new turbine rotorcraft shipments dropped 22.4%, the total number of business airplanes in service grew 2.6% compared to 2013, in spite of a sag in […]

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