Dassault Unveils Falcon 8X

Dassault Unveils Falcon 8X »

Dassault Aviation on Wednesday unveiled the Falcon 8X, touting the new model as its "ultra long range" flagship business jet. The 8X, announced in May, builds on the popular 7X long-range trijet and will offer a range of 6,450 nm and a cabin 3.5 feet longer than the 7X. It also has a more efficient wing and upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, competing with Gulfstream's new long-range G650ER, also introduced earlier this year. More

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Turbulence Causes Injuries Aboard American Flight »

Four passengers and one crew member were treated for injuries after severe turbulence forced an American Airlines flight to divert while en route to Dallas from Seoul, South Korea, CNN reported... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news around the world turned up new corporate appointments at Airbus Group, European certification for Embraer's Legacy 500, an award to Norwegian Air from Rockford,... More

NASA, SpaceX Delay Unmanned Launch »

NASA and contractor SpaceX announced Thursday this week's launch of an unmanned supply capsule to the International Space Station will be postponed until January to conduct further testing. NASA... More

The Weekender: Christmas Lunches And Year-End Pancakes »

This weekend's annual holiday airport parties get perfect timing just a few days before Christmas, as seen on SocialFlight's calendar. This month's Wings and Wheels fly-in on Saturday at William P.... More

Bonus Depreciation Approved By Congress »

Following House approval earlier this month, the Senate on Tuesday passed a tax package that includes the revival of bonus depreciation on capital investments, including aircraft. The measure... More

Researchers Find Expert Pilots See Differently »

An experienced pilot will make a better decision about whether to attempt a marginal landing while showing only about half as much brain activity as less experienced pilots, according to a recent... More

Oldest Flying Jet Returns To U.S. »

An F-86A Sabre built in 1948 is the world's oldest flying jet, and recently arrived back in the United States after several decades in Europe, EAA reported this week. The airplane, which EAA hopes... More

AirShares Elite Folds »

Fractional service AirShares Elite closed Dec. 1 and is now selling off its large fleet of Cirrus aircraft. AirShares pioneered the fractional model for high-performance GA aircraft and was in... More



Used Aircraft Guide: Beech Baron

Used Aircraft Guide: Beech Baron »

Anyone who has flown a Beechcraft will have come away impressed with the line's quality and, especially, the handling qualities. All the way down to the lowly Musketeer, Beech just took pains to get the airplane's handling qualities a cut above... More


Flying The Nosewheel

Flying The Nosewheel »

Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. More

Reader mail:

AVmail: December 15, 2014

AVmail: December 15, 2014 »

Kraig Krumm writes: "I viewed the test flight of the Orion crew capsule with mixed emotions. I'm glad that we are finally getting our act together so that we are not relying on the Russians to get us into low Earth orbit and sad that we are now... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

It was the wee hours of the morning, and the center's frequency had been dead silent for quite a while. Finally, a pilot just had to check. ... Pilot: "Uh, Albuquerque -- anybody home?" ... Controller: "Nope. We're all at work." -- Art Friedman More


Press Releases

New Flight School Opens in Idaho

A new flight school, Latitude Aviation, has opened at Pappy Boyington Field (KCOE) outside Coeur d' Alene, ID. Offering primary and advanced flight instruction, and starting with a Cessna 150, Latitude seeks to bring a new vision of customer service, accessibility, and energy to the region.

PW306D1 Certification Clears Cessna Citation Latitude for Takeoff

PW306D1 Certification Clears Cessna Citation Latitude for Takeoff

Norwegian Air's Bjorn Kjos Honored with Inaugural "Rockford Award"

Mr. Kjos was presented with the inaugural "Rockford Award," given for outstanding contribution to the North American aerospace industry and for its significant contribution to the creation and sustainability of jobs in the Rockford region.