Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Investigated by FAA

Failed Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Investigated by FAA

May 18, 2022

In April, 2022, the energy drink company Red Bull sponsored a stunt called the Red Bull Plane Swap in which two pilots would attempt to switch planes in mid-air by sky diving to one another’s planes. The stunt was streamed live on Hulu. The stunt did not go to plan, however, and while both pilots …

New App MRO Insider Looking to Create a Two-Sided Marketplace for Aircraft Maintenance

New App MRO Insider Looking to Create a Two-Sided Marketplace for Aircraft Maintenance

May 17, 2022

MRO Insider, founded by Andy Mixon, is a SaaS company that aims to connect service providers to various sectors of business aviation. Users will be able to send out requests for their desired service and connect with providers within a 300-mile radius. How It Works There are two account types on MRO Insider—operators and providers. …

FAA Strives to Mitigate Noise Impact During Modernization of National Air Traffic Control System

FAA Strives to Mitigate Noise Impact During Modernization of National Air Traffic Control System

April 21, 2022

The FAA is in the process of modernizing the national air traffic control system and, while doing so, has found that many of the most efficient flight paths are ones that also cause a high amount of noise for the residents who live along those flight paths. Because of this, the FAA had to contend …

Airbus Unveils an All-Electric, Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Airbus Unveils an All-Electric, Remotely Piloted Aircraft

December 16, 2021

NextGen, a new remotely piloted aircraft, was announced by Airbus in late 2021. This fledgling design aims to fill the market gap of short trips in urban areas. Airbus Introduces New Multicopter Concept The CityAirbus NextGen is, in the simplest terms, an autonomous flying taxi. While this project has been in production for several years, …

Collins Aerospace Introduces Secant Luminous Panel for Aircraft Ceilings

Collins Aerospace Introduces Secant Luminous Panel for Aircraft Ceilings

November 8, 2021

If you own a private jet, chances are you spend a significant number of hours in it each year. This means you want to be comfortable in your aircraft’s cabin. Luckily, Collins Aerospace has introduced a luminous ceiling projection to make the perfect custom touches to your aircraft for a more personalized and immersive cabin …

Honeywell and Wood Set to Launch a Technology to Aid in Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Honeywell and Wood Set to Launch a Technology to Aid in Making Sustainable Aviation Fuel

October 1, 2021

Honeywell International Inc and Wood have announced the launch of a technology that will help companies reduce carbon intensity during sustainable aviation fuel production. This has coincided with an announcement from the White House that it is targeting 20% lower aviation emissions by the year 2030. Production targets The existing production of sustainable aviation fuel …

Aircraft Charters vs. Ownership: Pros and Cons

Aircraft Charters vs. Ownership: Pros and Cons

September 1, 2021

Private jet ownership isn’t for everyone, and coincidently aircraft charters aren’t either. Picking between the two will come down to your specific needs. If you have a frequent need to fly, private jet ownership may become the most logical choice. Consider these pros and cons before making any final decisions. A Closer Look at Aircraft …

Bombardier Reveals Launch of Certified Pre-Owned Program—Giving Buyers a Like-New Experience

Bombardier Reveals Launch of Certified Pre-Owned Program—Giving Buyers a Like-New Experience

August 31, 2021

On July 6, 2021, Bombardier announced the launch of the Bombardier Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft Program. The new program provides a like-new buying experience with a one-year warranty, careful inspection, and quality updates among other benefits. This move was made to enhance the pre-owned market experience and likely to pull in customers to work directly with …

Cessna Citation: The True Cost of Aircraft Ownership

Cessna Citation: The True Cost of Aircraft Ownership

July 28, 2021

Before you begin shopping for a private jet, start by understanding what costs are required beyond the initial purchase. This article breaks down the trust cost of owning a Cessna Citation. While much of the information can be applied to other jets, the specific calculations were made with Cessna Citation owners in mind. What is …