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Health monitoring systems

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The introduction of sensors has made flight operations safer and more reliable, and has simplified maintenance. By Owen Davies Contributing Writer Bombardier is a pioneer in aircraft health monitoring systems for business jets. ircraft health monitoring systems (AHMS), aircraft health management, predictive maintenance, prognostics and health management, and health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) are […]

Avoiding bumpy rides

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Understanding turbulence can be key to a smooth flight. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst. Climate Scientist he pilots of the intercontinental business jet had just finished transmitting their position report from FL330 over the Philippine Sea when one noticed the contrails of a commercial jet approaching their position a few thousand feet above their altitude. As […]

Analyzing the cornucopia of law enforcement rotary- and fixed-wing platforms

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By Jay Chandler Contributing Writer he first use of aviation assets in law enforcement (LE) dates back to 1948, when Bell delivered a Bell 47D to the New York City Police Department, according to a White Paper entitled Airborne Public Safety: Worth the Investment, published by Bell earlier this year. From that one helicopter, aircraft […]

Pilot retention – What’s important to your pilots?

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Lisa Archambeau VP, Facilitator & Strategist ServiceElements International     lmost all advice regarding pilot retention boils down to compensation and quality of life, and for good reason. Compensation must be fair, of course, but it should also be competitive, both with other local or regional corporate operators and with airlines whose attractive offers may […]

Squawk Ident

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As an aviation professional, what has been your most challenging experience in the air or on the ground? Tell us about the skills, training, or piece of equipment you used to remedy the situation. ost difficult experience has been taxiing when visibility for runways is down to 150 m or less. Antonio Aranda ATP. Global […]

2024 PRASE winners

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Galaxy FBO ADS is #1 US FBO. Wilson Air Ctr CHA #2, Texas Jet FTW #3, Pentastar PTK #4, Monterey Jet Ctr MRY #5. Best US Independent is Texas Jet FTW. Most Improved is Wilson Air Ctr CHA. Best US FBO Chains: Small (3–10) Galaxy FBO, Large (11+) Million Air. Pro Pilot readers returned 707 […]

Jet Aviation launches first innovation space and acoustic experience in Basel

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PRESS RELEASE GENEVA. Jet Aviation announced today that it has launched its first in-house innovation test and display room in Basel. The space is built to represent part of a narrow-body fuselage and allows customers to experience some of the latest cabin innovations and technological advancements at Jet Aviation, including acoustic treatments. Designed as a […]

Milestone signs purchase assignment and leaseback agreements with NHV for 4 Airbus H175 helicopters and 1 Leonardo AW169 helicopter

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PRESS RELEASE DUBLIN.  The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed purchase assignment and leaseback agreements for five helicopters with leading helicopter service provider NHV Group (“NHV”). The deal includes four Airbus H175 helicopters, one of which has already delivered and is currently supporting offshore […]

German Ministry of Interior orders up to 44 H225 helicopters for its Federal Police

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PRESS RELEASE Berlin. The German Ministry of the Interior has ordered up to 44 H225 helicopters for its Federal Police. This record order for the H225 includes 38 firm orders with options for a further six helicopters. Its payload, range and advanced systems make it a versatile aircraft capable of conducting a large array of […]