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Question. Does aviation have more than its share of legends and heroes? Or does aviation just dole out more honors and awards? I’m biased, but I believe it’s the former. Aviation draws people who climb higher and go farther than most. I was reminded of this recently when I attended the International Air & Space Hall of Fame induction at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. (more…)
Bill Lear brought his impossible dream to Wichita and willed it to life 50 years ago. Creating the first business jet put our world into a faster spin. Bringing movers and shakers face to face. Anytime. Anywhere. Bombardier celebrated the … (more…)
Renewal, rebirth and a beautiful shining bird, rising from its predecessor’s ashes. That’s the symbolism behind Dallas Airmotive’s new brand. It supports the daily mission: repair and overhaul turbine engines so they fly again. And it confirms the company’s ongoing … (more…)
Signature Flight Support services begin long before you land at one of the company’s 100-plus worldwide locations. As soon as a flight is contemplated, planners begin checking a wide range of information – from airport locations to fuel prices to … (more…)
FlightSafety International. It’s a straightforward title. And it captures the essence of the company. For this year’s National Business Aviation Association’s convention, FlightSafety honed its message, simply stating: “Safety. It’s in our name.” The FlightSafety name is well-known – perhaps … (more…)
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except if you’re NBAA. What takes place at its turbocharged tradeshow ripples throughout the world. GiGi loves it all. From the grand-opening session right down to the last walkabout at the static. And, … (more…)
Sonia Greteman 11.04.13 Aviation
One of the National Business Aviation Association’s most important roles is to make the case for private aviation to the larger community. The organization hit one out of the park by presenting Harrison Ford with its 2013 Al Ueltschi Award … (more…)
I never met the genius rascal Bill Lear, but I know him. Chances are you do, too. If not from direct experience, then from interactions with his legacy aircraft and the people of Bombardier Learjet. Lear set the world in … (more…)
A workforce skills crisis faces U.S. aviation manufacturers, the nation’s last major stronghold of manufacturing. They desperately need employees to fill crucial open positions in order to grow and maintain our global aviation leadership. While this may sound like good … (more…)
It’s time to talk safety. Channels that offer actual-user communication are a good place to start. Face-to-face events, online forums and social media can help expand the conversation. People seek insight from other people in the know. There’s no better … (more…)