Army Helicopter Crashes In Texas, Four Dead »

Army Helicopter Crashes In Texas, Four Dead

A UH-60L Army helicopter crashed Monday evening while flying in Fort Hood Range in Texas, killing all four crew members on board. Fort Hood officials said emergency crews found the wreckage after an “extensive search” of the northeast portion of the range.


Airbus Patents Modular Passenger Cabins »

Airbus Patents Modular Passenger Cabins

The U.S. Patent Office has accepted Airbus's design for shipping-container style loading of passengers on aircraft. The company's prolific patent department put forth the "aircraft pod concept idea in 2013 to load passengers in detachable cabin sections to minimize turnaround time on the ground.


E-Volo Flies, Unmanned And Tethered »

E-Volo Flies, Unmanned And Tethered

The one-of-a-kind E-Volo volocopter came outside for its first flight tests recently, the company announced in a news release today. The volocopter was controlled remotely, and the crew tested for automatic altitude control and position hold, and automatic landing. Weights of about 265 pounds were placed in the cockpit to test for payload capacity. The tests were completed in Karlsruhe, Germany. “In the process, the company’s CEO Alex Zosel remotely flew the Volocopter for the first time – single-handed and only with a joystick,” the company said.


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NBAA Convention 2015

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Tooling Up!

Tooling Up! »

Very few aircraft builders are not tool hounds. These are the people who walk through the local tool stores with a glazed look in their eyes. They are thankful when their spouse gives them a wrench for a present, even if they already have 12... More


From Trona to the Poles

From Trona to the Poles »

As winter unveils its hand across the nation, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the last of aviation's "firsts," the aerial circumnavigation of our globe via the Poles. More


Watch Your Step(down)

Watch Your Step(down) »

Most pilots I know are lazy. Writing as one who has spent most of his career flying airplanes, that's meant to be a compliment. The lazy pilot tends to accomplish the least work necessary in order to achieve the intended goal. This usually... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

NY Center: "Jetsetter 123, got time for a quick question?" ... JS123: "Sure." ... NYC: "What's the service ceiling on that bird?" ... JS123: "FL 510." ... [A moment of silence followed.] ... Then someone asked: "Does that thing come with astronaut wings?" ... XY456: "Hey Center, what type of aircraft were you talking to?" ... NYC: "He's a G6." ... Some other regional jet driver then chimed in: "Man, I can't even afford a Pontiac G6." ... NYC had to apologize to Air Canada: "Sorry, guys. I was... More


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Avlite Systems Introduces ICAO Obstruction Light

Avlite is Enhancing Aviation Safety through Visual Identification of Obstacles and Aviation Hazards with the use of the New Day/Night ICAO Type A & Type B MIOL

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems Launches FD-Series

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, a new business of Esterline Corporation, today introduced to market its new TREALITY(R) FD-Series of faceted displays at I/ITSEC. û

Verotec Announces Advanced Manufacturing Capability

Verotec's manufacturing, design, modification and customization capability enabled a 12U (533.4 mm) 19 inch application-specific avionics test rig to be created from the customer's original design drawings in a short timescale.