Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

Industry leaders provide a roadmap for younger women who are pursuing careers in business aviation. The past 75 years have seen an evolution in the roles of women in aviation. From the formation of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in 1943 to today, women have gone from being an important but underrated element of aviation in World War II, to now holding key leadership positions.

The destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian – particularly in the island nation of the Bahamas – has prompted a huge, and what undoubtedly will be a long-lasting, humanitarian response from the business aviation community. Volunteers are gearing up at airports across Florida and elsewhere, ready to start flying supplies and relief missions as early as Friday to the Bahamas.

In the wake of a pair of deadly helicopter crashes in Hawaii, U.S. Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) has introduced a bill designed to impose more stringent restrictions on aircrafts flying lower than 1,500 feet above ground level. 

The National Weather Service, which launched the Graphical Forecasts for Aviation tool for the continental U.S. in October 2017, recently expanded the coverage area to include the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the New York Oceanic region, including Bermuda.

Flight Design, maker of the bestselling CTLS series of Light Sport aircraft, mounted a Siemens motor on the new F2 to create an electric edition for certification. The F2e made its public flight debut in Germany in June.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a security alert (ICS-ALERT-19-211-01 CAN Bus Network Implementation in Avionics) warning of cyber vulnerability in general aviation aircraft that could allow nefarious entities to alter an aircraft’s altitude, airspeed and angle of attack by manipulating the aircraft’s Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system.

Although hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, the vast majority of storms form from mid-August to late October. The peak is Sept. 10. Two weeks early of peak season, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 26 Florida counties on Wednesday, including all of South Florida, as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

The 5th Annual International GIAD will be held October 5, 2019, at locations around the world, hosted by both WAI chapters and corporate members.

On Aug. 9 at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, a Cessna 206 under robotic control flew a first solo that lasted for two hours. Alas, there were no shirttails to cut.

An 18-month-long study attempts to find out. The vision of a drone-filled future involves tiny buzzing pieces of plastic and lithium-ion filling the skies above us. 

In business aviation, sales slumps are usually broken by the arrival of new products – and the latest shipment report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) shows that rule still holds true.

NOAA has awarded contracts to two U.S. manufacturers for the purchase of new aircraft that will augment the agency’s environmental data-gathering capabilities.

In the 100-plus years since man first slipped the surly bonds of earth, aviation has transformed our world, providing travelers with unparalleled mobility, creating millions of jobs, enabling global economic growth and bringing people together.

Each hurricane season, our members call or email AOPA for advice on how best to prepare their aircraft for the coming storm. This subject report provides tips for anchoring your aircraft to ride out the storm as safely as possible.

On September 14, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm, Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport will host a customer appreciation open house.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today thanked Dr. Peggy Chabrian for her many contributions to the aviation community, most notably as the founder, president and CEO of Women in Aviation International (WAI).

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published a mid-year industry update with the release of preliminary second quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings data.

Today, Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer.

Orlando Sanford International Airport will host its first Thunderbirds air show in 26 years in fall 2020, sending the U.S. Air Force’s high-powered air squadron and other aircraft rumbling through the Central Florida sky.

On behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao awarded billions of dollars to airports around the country, including ones in Florida. In total, Florida airports will receive $3.18 billion. This funding is considered to be the fourth allotment of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.

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