Civil aviation authorities in Brazil have suspended the operating certificate of LaMia airlines, which operated the charter aircraft that crashed in Colombia last week, killing 71 of the 77 people on board. Authorities have confirmed that the airplane, an Avro RJ85, was out of fuel when it crashed on a mountainside near the Medellin airport. Freddy Bonilla, Colombia’s secretary of air security, said the flight was in violation of both local and international regulations regarding minimum fuel reserves.More
With winter on the way for much of the U.S., the FAA has released a new training video about the dangers of ice-induced stalls. “Much has occurred since NASA's original 1998 ice-contaminated tailplane stall video,” the FAA said. “The information in this training video supersedes, supplants, and replaces the instruction in all previous NASA tail stall icing training videos.”More
President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that Boeing’s costs for the next Air Force One, now in development, are “out of control,” and added, “Cancel order!” The costs, according to Trump, are already up to more than $4 billion. Boeing responded with a short statement, noting that “We are currently under contract for $170 million ... We look forward to working with the U.S. Air Force on subsequent phases of the program allowing us to deliver the best planes for the President at the best value for the American taxpayer."More
U.S. pilots now can buy a factory-built FAA-type-certified autogyro for the first time probably in at least 60 years, Bob Snyder, program manager at AutoGyroUSA, told AVweb on Monday.... More
An unknown number of passengers and crew were injured when a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 flying from Washington to Doha hit severe turbulence and made an emergency landing in the Azores. More
Rockwell Collins purchase of aircraft interior finisher B/E Aerospace has attracted the attention of some Wall Street wheeler-dealers who are suggesting it is Rockwell Collins itself that... More
At AVweb, were expanding our news operation and were looking for an aviation writer/editor. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in reporting and writing about... More
VSS Unity, Virgin Galactics replacement for the original SpaceShipTwo, which crashed in October of 2014, glided to a landing for the first time Saturday after three months of captive testing... More
NASA had two successful launches of its largest scientific balloons this week in Antarctica as part of a three-flight series on behalf of university researchers studying components of outer space.... More
AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found announcements from Tecnam, the Hayward Air Rally, the National Business Aviation Association and Able Flight. Tecnam has introduced a substantially... More
Australias Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced its extending its deadline for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast installations in private aircraft, but GA advocates... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
For someone considering aircraft ownership, used Experimentals deserve serious consideration. More
It was my first time flying into OSH after hours of hand flying a Skyhawk ... Tower: l "Welcome to OSH." ... I Me: " I'm not a virgin anymore." ... It was like a reflex. More
Tecnam has today introduced a substantially updated and improved Mark 2 version of the company's popular P2002 Sierra.
Able Flight and The Ohio State University will partner on a new flight training program for people with physical disabilities beginning in May, 2017. The program will begin with two Able Flight Scholarship recipients who will take part in an intensive six week program at the Ohio State University Airport.
The Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, is funding scholarships for students ages 16-18 for the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Air Academy's summer 2017 program.
It's not often that a bad case of headwinds puts you on the beach for the day. But it happens. In today's blog, Paul Bertorelli explains why taildragger drivers get used to it. More
As aviation photos go, this was the best this week but there are some great beauty shots when you click through. In the meantime, congratulations to Daniel Gillette for this very nice photo he calls Sunset Pitch-Out. The photo is copyrighted by Gillette.