New FAA Regulations for Drones: What You Need to Know

As an aeronautics school, we have certainly taken note of the fact that drones are soaring in popularity. They can be used to take incredible aerial videos, to race other drones, and to fly just for fun on a nice day. Though these small aircrafts seem negligible compared to the commercial planes soaring through the clouds, they are causing big problems in the aviation field. While these devices continue to grow in use, the FAA drone regulations continue to grow in numbers in order to control them.

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Air Line Pilots Association

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world, representing more than 59,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines. For more information, visit http://www.alpa.org. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IMPACTING BUSINESS AVIATION

Article | June 2, 2022

While countries continue to implement new Omicron-related restrictions in response to the rising number of cases globally, a majority of these are in the form of enhanced COVID testing requirements – not travel bans. As a result, travel demand for popular peak-season destinations has remained strong, and over the past few days we’ve seen a BIG INFLUX in bookings as news trickles out that Omicron may be a less severe variant. If this continues, we expect to see another prolonged booking surge, so plan accordingly and get your requests in ASAP for best options – especially parking and hotels. While the new U.S. 24-hr testing requirement for return travel is tight, it’s not a big deal if you are prepared with an approved at-home testing kit (like Abbott BinaxNow, Qured, Ellume, etc.). Alternatively, our Trip Support Teams can help you identify testing providers abroad. Looking ahead to your missions in 2022, you may want to consider On-Aircraft COVID Testing for your N-registered aircraft. It’ll make international COVID testing MUCH easier on you and your passengers when at-home testing kits aren’t an option.

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Air Transport

Will Flights Like Project Sunrise Be The Future Of Air Travel?

Article | July 15, 2022

With rescue flights crisscrossing the globe and passengers keen to get where they are going as soon as possible, will we see the end of hub to hub travel? Has this current aviation crisis signaled the decline of the current model of aviation we know today? One reporter at Simple Flying gives his opinion.

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Business Aviation

How to be eco-friendly in the aviation industry?

Article | January 28, 2022

Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground. In just one year, a Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330, and A350, burn an extra 265,000 litres of fuel due to the 1% increase in drag. As a result, a full year’s operations of such an aircraft costs US$77,600 more than during the previous year. A dirty aircraft exterior is full of microscopic patches of dust and mud that impact the airliner’s operational efficiency by creating turbulent airflow across the whole fuselage. While the problem of additional drag is not new, there are no solutions to combat it other than performing regular cleaning of the aircraft’s exterior. Reducing drag – through cleaning – on aircraft fuselage, wings, engine cowlings, and stabilizer brings another challenge; how to remain sustainable while performing the exterior cleaning process? A popular, yet wasteful pressurized water cleaning technique requires more than 11,300 litres of water to clean one Airbus A380 aircraft and more than 9,500 litres to clean a Boeing 777. Traditionally, aircraft are cleaned four to five times per year, and with more than 48 thousand airframes in the world, the amount of water used each year is immense. As a result, the positives of clean fuselages are outweighed by the negatives of wasteful usage of expensive and environmentally important resources. This raises a question: whether it is possible to be eco-friendly in the aviation industry when one solution brings even more challenges than benefits? While the answer may look complicated, the definite answer is yes. The use of robots in household applications has proven that robotification is an inevitable and much-needed process to achieve even more efficient operational performance. One of the solutions to address the inefficient and time-consuming process of washing an aircraft fuselage is to employ an aircraft exterior cleaning robot. The market offerings like Nordic Dino, have been perfected and adapted to work with a wide range of aircraft fuselage types. Such robots are designed to minimize the use of water and detergent on every wash; saving more than 30% more water when compared to traditional washing methods. At the same time, built with sustainability in mind, the robots can be equipped with electric motors, further minimizing the environmental impact. “Sustainability and eco-friendliness should not be viewed as challenges or impossible achievements in the aviation industry. By utilizing the right equipment, finding alternatives to polluting methods, and increasing efficiency at every step possible, companies could come one step closer to operational efficiency as well as sustainability targets. Our offering, Nordic Dino can reduce the use of water and detergent and can be powered by electricity, reducing carbon and nitrogen dioxide emissions. By the robotification of the cleaning process we present a solution to MROs and dedicated aircraft cleaning companies to become green.” – commented Jan Brunstedt, CEO of Aviator Robotics AB.

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How AI can save airline customer service teams in times of crisis

Article | April 20, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has put airline customer care teams on the front lines. Airlines that have adopted artificial intelligence are alleviating some of the stress that their customer care teams are under.

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Air Line Pilots Association

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world, representing more than 59,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines. For more information, visit http://www.alpa.org. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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AAR signs extension and expansion of flight-hour component support agreement with ASL Aviation Holdings DAC

AAR CORP | January 04, 2024

AAR CORP. a leading provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs, and OEMs, has signed a multi-year contract extension and expansion for flight-hour component support services with ASL Aviation Holdings DAC (ASL Airlines). The contract extends and expands AAR's existing component support agreement with ASL Airlines Belgium to include ASL Airlines France, ASL Airlines United Kingdom, and ASL Airlines Ireland. AAR currently supports 28 ASL aircraft, which is expected to increase to 65 under the new agreement. AAR's Integrated Solutions' segment will provide 24/7 component support services for the airlines' Boeing 737 fleets. For more than a decade, ASL has benefited from AAR's proven excellence in delivering flight-hour support services and associated cost efficiencies, which enable the on-time performance of ASL's operations," said James George, ASL Aviation Holdings' Head of Procurement. "We are delighted to expand our partnership with AAR to include additional ASL airlines." "AAR's strategically located warehouses and support teams expedite the delivery of components and reduce maintenance turnaround times for ASL," said Chris Fiddes, AAR's Vice President of Commercial Programs. "We look forward to the expansion of our relationship as ASL grows and modernizes its fleet.

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Jet Linx Expands Private Aviation Footprint with New Base in Salt Lake City

Jet Linx | January 03, 2024

Jet Linx, a locally-focused private aviation company, announced its 22nd location at Salt Lake City International Airport. With established Base locations in Denver and Scottsdale, the new Salt Lake City Base strengthens the Company's presence in the Mountain West region and provides localized private jet services to Aircraft Owners and Jet Card Members throughout Utah. "We're thrilled to bring Jet Linx's extraordinary standard of customer service to Aircraft Owners and Jet Card Members in the Salt Lake City area," said Brent Wouters, Jet Linx CEO. "Salt Lake City and the great state of Utah attracts national and international visitors year-round and we look forward to serving as Salt Lake City's most trusted resource for private jet travel and Aircraft Management services." The establishment of Jet Linx's Salt Lake City Base is emblematic of the Company's continued national growth. Jet Linx opened its first private terminal in 1999 in Omaha, NE. In the 24 years since, the Company has expanded to 22 Bases nationwide. In addition to growing Base locations, Jet Linx continually invests in its operations to provide its customers with state-of-the-art facilities and the highest quality customer experience. In 2022, Jet Linx Scottsdale moved to a new, purpose-built facility in response to increasing local demand. "We're singularly focused on providing the highest quality, customized, local service to our customers supported by our national infrastructure and economies of scale," said Dan Pasque, Jet Linx Regional Base President. "We look forward to providing the Salt Lake City market access to our fleet of 100+ aircraft, while engaging one-on-one with our expert team based right at their home airport to meet their aviation needs." The Company plans for further national expansion as part of it's strategic growth initiative to increase fleet size and grow Jet Card clientele. In 2024, the Company will celebrate its 25th year in business.

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Skyservice Business Aviation Expands Presence in Montréal

Skyservice | September 26, 2022

Skyservice Business Aviation , a North American leader in business aviation, today announced it has acquired a heavy-body aircraft hangar and office facility from Bombardier, thereby doubling the Company's footprint at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport ("YUL") in Montréal, Canada.The 153,000- square-foot property includes 80,000 square feet of hangar space, providing Skyservice with greater capacity to perform nose-to-tail heavy aircraft maintenance as well as support the growing demand for aircraft management at YUL, one of Canada's busiest airports. "We are pleased to acquire this cutting-edge facility, which will allow us to deliver our award-winning services to even more aircraft owners, clients and fleet operators at YUL, Skyservice was founded in Montréal in 1986 and we are committed to continuing to invest in aviation excellence, innovation and sustainability at this airport, creating more opportunities for hands-on training and employment, and offering aircraft owners access to a full suite of best-in-class services and support." Benjamin Murray, President and CEO of Skyservice The transaction further strengthens Skyservice's presence in Canada's aviation services market. Earlier this year, Skyservice opened Toronto South, its second private jet center at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which includes a 90,000 -square- foot hangar and a 20,000-square-foot Fixed Base Operation (FBO) exclusive to managed aircraft clients. Skyservice South joins Skyservice's Toronto Midfield FBO, which was voted one of the top 20% best FBOs in North America by AIN Magazine in April 2022 and the recipient of Best FBO in Canada in the 2022 PRASE* Survey by Professional Pilot Magazine. About Skyservice™ Skyservice is a North American leader in business aviation dedicated to innovation, responsible operations, safety, and service excellence. Celebrating its 36th successful year, Skyservice is at the forefront of the business aviation industry with best-in-class facilities across North America. Our skilled maintenance teams, outstanding fixed base operation facilities, first-class aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and acquisition provide our customers with an experience that is truly above and beyond.

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AAR signs extension and expansion of flight-hour component support agreement with ASL Aviation Holdings DAC

AAR CORP | January 04, 2024

AAR CORP. a leading provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs, and OEMs, has signed a multi-year contract extension and expansion for flight-hour component support services with ASL Aviation Holdings DAC (ASL Airlines). The contract extends and expands AAR's existing component support agreement with ASL Airlines Belgium to include ASL Airlines France, ASL Airlines United Kingdom, and ASL Airlines Ireland. AAR currently supports 28 ASL aircraft, which is expected to increase to 65 under the new agreement. AAR's Integrated Solutions' segment will provide 24/7 component support services for the airlines' Boeing 737 fleets. For more than a decade, ASL has benefited from AAR's proven excellence in delivering flight-hour support services and associated cost efficiencies, which enable the on-time performance of ASL's operations," said James George, ASL Aviation Holdings' Head of Procurement. "We are delighted to expand our partnership with AAR to include additional ASL airlines." "AAR's strategically located warehouses and support teams expedite the delivery of components and reduce maintenance turnaround times for ASL," said Chris Fiddes, AAR's Vice President of Commercial Programs. "We look forward to the expansion of our relationship as ASL grows and modernizes its fleet.

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Jet Linx Expands Private Aviation Footprint with New Base in Salt Lake City

Jet Linx | January 03, 2024

Jet Linx, a locally-focused private aviation company, announced its 22nd location at Salt Lake City International Airport. With established Base locations in Denver and Scottsdale, the new Salt Lake City Base strengthens the Company's presence in the Mountain West region and provides localized private jet services to Aircraft Owners and Jet Card Members throughout Utah. "We're thrilled to bring Jet Linx's extraordinary standard of customer service to Aircraft Owners and Jet Card Members in the Salt Lake City area," said Brent Wouters, Jet Linx CEO. "Salt Lake City and the great state of Utah attracts national and international visitors year-round and we look forward to serving as Salt Lake City's most trusted resource for private jet travel and Aircraft Management services." The establishment of Jet Linx's Salt Lake City Base is emblematic of the Company's continued national growth. Jet Linx opened its first private terminal in 1999 in Omaha, NE. In the 24 years since, the Company has expanded to 22 Bases nationwide. In addition to growing Base locations, Jet Linx continually invests in its operations to provide its customers with state-of-the-art facilities and the highest quality customer experience. In 2022, Jet Linx Scottsdale moved to a new, purpose-built facility in response to increasing local demand. "We're singularly focused on providing the highest quality, customized, local service to our customers supported by our national infrastructure and economies of scale," said Dan Pasque, Jet Linx Regional Base President. "We look forward to providing the Salt Lake City market access to our fleet of 100+ aircraft, while engaging one-on-one with our expert team based right at their home airport to meet their aviation needs." The Company plans for further national expansion as part of it's strategic growth initiative to increase fleet size and grow Jet Card clientele. In 2024, the Company will celebrate its 25th year in business.

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Skyservice Business Aviation Expands Presence in Montréal

Skyservice | September 26, 2022

Skyservice Business Aviation , a North American leader in business aviation, today announced it has acquired a heavy-body aircraft hangar and office facility from Bombardier, thereby doubling the Company's footprint at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport ("YUL") in Montréal, Canada.The 153,000- square-foot property includes 80,000 square feet of hangar space, providing Skyservice with greater capacity to perform nose-to-tail heavy aircraft maintenance as well as support the growing demand for aircraft management at YUL, one of Canada's busiest airports. "We are pleased to acquire this cutting-edge facility, which will allow us to deliver our award-winning services to even more aircraft owners, clients and fleet operators at YUL, Skyservice was founded in Montréal in 1986 and we are committed to continuing to invest in aviation excellence, innovation and sustainability at this airport, creating more opportunities for hands-on training and employment, and offering aircraft owners access to a full suite of best-in-class services and support." Benjamin Murray, President and CEO of Skyservice The transaction further strengthens Skyservice's presence in Canada's aviation services market. Earlier this year, Skyservice opened Toronto South, its second private jet center at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which includes a 90,000 -square- foot hangar and a 20,000-square-foot Fixed Base Operation (FBO) exclusive to managed aircraft clients. Skyservice South joins Skyservice's Toronto Midfield FBO, which was voted one of the top 20% best FBOs in North America by AIN Magazine in April 2022 and the recipient of Best FBO in Canada in the 2022 PRASE* Survey by Professional Pilot Magazine. About Skyservice™ Skyservice is a North American leader in business aviation dedicated to innovation, responsible operations, safety, and service excellence. Celebrating its 36th successful year, Skyservice is at the forefront of the business aviation industry with best-in-class facilities across North America. Our skilled maintenance teams, outstanding fixed base operation facilities, first-class aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and acquisition provide our customers with an experience that is truly above and beyond.

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