FAA Forecasts Continued Growth in Air Travel

The FAA today released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037, which projects sustained and continued growth in nearly every aspect of air transportation from general aviation private flying to large commercial airline passenger levels. In commercial air travel, Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) are considered the benchmark for measuring aviation growth. An […]

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State Pavilions at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 Highlight UAS Business Development Efforts

As changing federal regulations and technology advancements continue to drive the unmanned systems and robotics industry, including drones, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced that eight U.S. states will exhibit at XPONENTIAL 2017, with pavilions that highlight the business innovators and opportunities in their communities. The states that will be represented […]

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Gogo Business Aviation Receives STC Approval For Gogo Biz 4G Connectivity Technology

Gogo Business Aviation recently achieved a critical milestone as it received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from the FAA for its Gogo Biz 4G system. Gogo’s Bombardier Challenger aircraft was utilized for certification testing. “We continue to cross important thresholds on our path to launching our Gogo 4G Biz service,” said Mike Syverson, senior vice […]

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STAT MedEvac to be first U.S. air medical transport service provider to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

STAT MedEvac will soon be the first air medical transport service in North America to operate Airbus H135 helicopters equipped with Helionix, an innovative and powerful avionics system. The Pennsylvania-based critical care transport team has placed orders with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for three new H135s to replace older aircraft in its fleet, with delivery scheduled […]

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NBAA Welcomes Senators’ Call for ‘National Discussion’ On ATC Modernization

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed a letter sent this week by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, in support of her call, issued during her recent confirmation hearings, for a “national discussion” regarding modernization of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. In their […]

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U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Near $100 Billion

U.S. airports have nearly $100 billion in infrastructure needs during 2017 – 2021 to accommodate growth in passenger and cargo activity, rehabilitate existing facilities, and support aircraft innovation, according to a new report  released today by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada. “America’s […]

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