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Airbus Conquers Physics With A Funky Super-Fast Helicopter

Emergency workers and the obscenely rich love helicopters, and for good reason. Unlike airplanes, whirlybirds can take off and land almost anywhere, making them just the thing for tight spots and urban areas. The drawback, though, is speed. Choppers are slow. While Gulfstream’s G650 private jet streaks along at north of 600 mph, conventional choppers […]

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  • Before Buying A Private Jet: Go Light, Mid-Size Or Large?

    In May 2017, Cirrus released Vision Jet – the most affordable private jet in the market today. But does cheaper necessarily mean the one to go for? Not always, price is only one of the criteria for choosing the most compelling type of private jet. How to estimate the major differences among various size aircraft […]

  • How Can Flight Schools Increase Aviation Safety?

    Despite the advancing technology and improved aircraft reliability, crew decision making also known as a human factor remains the most important factor in aviation safety. For that reason, the quality of pilot training remains the critical factor in accident prevention. Professional training, first of all, requires qualified instructors and proper training devices. For instrument rating, […]

  • The FBO Market in South America

    At a global scale FBOs are all about time and cost efficiency, swiftness and comfort. But while in the US and UK markets the competition within different FBOs is heavily determined by the price of fuel, in South America other separately priced services, including fuel, generate a rather compelling mix of variables before clients can […]

  • Flight Data Recorder Evolution: Where Next?

    Flight data recorder technology has evolved considerably over time. It began in the 1950s and 1960s with devices that relied on metal foil and recorded just a few flight parameters. Next came the addition of cockpit voice recording and, in time, the introduction of magnetic tape, followed by digital solid-state flight recorders in the 1980s […]

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