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May 4, 2012 - 1:28pm
RAA's Scott Foose

Both of the FAA signature initiatives that arose out of the crash of a regional turboprop in Buffalo, N.Y., more than three years ago are still receiving some pushback from various quarters.  On the subject of fatigue, almost everyone favors more rest for flight crews, and who can argue

May 3, 2012 - 7:28am
BJT has more than 35,000 readers, and they're all different.

Naturally, the editors of Business Jet Traveler hope that you’ll find every article we publish to be tailor-made for your needs. But of course that’s impossible: last time I checked, we had 35,633 subscribers and—beyond the fact that they presumably share an interest in business aviation—they’re all different. Some of them love golf; others have never set foot on a golf course.

May 2, 2012 - 4:47pm
Debris from the missing Air France A330-200 recovered from the Atlantic Ocean arrives at the port of Recife, Brazil on June 14, 2009.

Like many pilots, Bill Voss is concerned about the extent to which automation has changed the role of the professional pilot today. But as president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, Voss is also better placed than most to do something about the problems he perceives.

April 5, 2012 - 12:04pm
Corporate Angel Network patient

Like me, I’m sure, you have far too much to do every day. So when you’re asked to participate in a survey, you usually take a pass. I generally do. Not only don’t I have the time, but I can rarely find a compelling answer to what I admit is one of the first questions to cross my mind: what’s in it for me?

March 28, 2012 - 4:10am
Cessna Grand Caravan at Abace 2012

This year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace) has been a real eye-opener for a Westerner whose last visit to China was in 2003. Shanghai, where Abace 2012 is being held (it ends on March 29) at host airport Hongqiao International, is a beautiful and huge city.

March 12, 2012 - 7:21am

The Senate likely will take up a pair of amendments to the $52 billion federal highway bill (S.1813) beginning tomorrow that, if passed, would negatively affect the helicopter taxi and tour business nationwide.

March 5, 2012 - 9:46am
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Washington, D.C.–President Obama missed a major fundraising event yesterday due to cancellation of his JetBlue flight.

March 2, 2012 - 2:42pm
Rep. Jerry Costello

The leaders of the House aviation subcommittee have sent a letter to President Obama opposing his inclusion of a $100 aviation user fee in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. It was signed by 195 members of the full House of Representatives.

While we’d like to think the current and future White House budget directors will finally get the message, don’t bet your farm on it. It’s often said that bad ideas never die in Washington.

March 1, 2012 - 9:15am

“Birdbrain…” It’s more an insult to our feathered brethren than to the human deemed short on intellect.

February 28, 2012 - 2:43pm

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best, but good luck getting politicians on board when the subject involves the emissions trading scheme (ETS), which was implemented by the European Union on January 1.

 
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