You need only glance at the first cover of Business Jet Traveler, from October 2003, to see how far it has come. The magazine, which I edit, began as an outgrowth of Aviation International News and, in its early issues, seemed more like a clone than an offspring.
The ATC committee of the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) can chalk up another win for local flight crews when a series of new IFR departure procedures for Chicago satellite airports take effect on October 17.
In the latest print edition of Aviation International News sister publication Business Jet Traveler and on its website, you’ll discover BJT’s Second Annual Book of Lists feature, which we hope you’ll find both informative and entertaining.
The International Civil Aviation Organization has concluded that ambiguous or confusing ATC phraseology “is a frequent contributor to aircraft accidents and incidents.” In the recently released results of a phraseology study that it conducted, ICAO maintains that “a miscommunication could potentially lead to a dangerous situation without any of the involved stakeholders being aware,” especially in regions where English is not the native language.
A recent Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) report of a Learjet 31 altitude bust on departure from Denver’s Centennial Airport (APA) reminds all aviators that miscommunication, poor preflight planning and a loss of situational awareness can lead to serious mistakes.
According to an Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) report (ACN 983575), the captain of a Gulfstream IV, while departing Teterboro’s runway 24 under strong, gusty winds, misinterpreted an ATC clearance flying the Ruddy 3 departure.
A Daher-Socata TBM700 crashed this morning on a New Jersey highway soon after takeoff from Teterboro Airport (TEB), killing all five on board and closing the roadway for hours. According to the FAA, the turboprop single was headed to Atlanta’s Dekalb-Peachtree Airport on an IFR flight plan when it disappeared from radar after a garbled radio transmission. Witnesses at the scene say the aircraft made a spiral dive, shed a wing and crashed into the wooded median of I-287 in Morris County, approximately 30 miles southwest of TEB.
In 1986, at age 18, Mario Diaz came from his native Argentina "to spend a couple of months." Twenty-five years later he is CEO of Cabin Crafters, a fast-growing completion and refurbishment center tucked away in the suburbs of South Hackensack, N.J., five minutes from Teterboro Airport.
“We are one of the fortunate companies that have been expanding during one of the worst times in our industry,” Dennis Steinbeck, v-p of business development for Avtrak, told AIN. The company offers maintenance management software, consulting and logbook services to corporate aviation. “More than a year ago we began to focus on the market in Mexico.
Regional airlines and other Part 121 operators may have to equip their aircraft with a switch within easy reach of the pilot or copilot that immediately activates the transponder hijacking code, if a proposed rule is adopted. Although the proposal would apply initially only to airlines, the FAA is asking industry to comment on its appropriateness to Part 91 and 135 operators.
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