Air Canada Landing Accident (Updated)

Air Canada Landing Accident (Updated) »

Authorities at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport reported early Sunday morning that about 20 people were injured when an Air Canada Airbus A320 landed hard and skidded off a snowy runway just after midnight. The injuries weren't believed to be life threatening. The flight had departed from Toronto with 133 passengers and five crew aboard, authorities said early Sunday morning. More

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Air Canada Airbus Landed Short »

The Air Canada A320 that crash landed at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport early Sunday touched down about 1,000 feet before the runway threshold and hit an antenna array before tearing off... More

LSA Earthrounder Killed In Ecuador »

A 62-year-old Swiss adventurer who was attempting to fly around the world in an LSA-sized aircraft died Saturday in an accident in Ecuador. Eric Guilloud's Aerospool WT9 Dynamic aircraft hit a... More

Ex-Pilot Sues JetBlue Over Midair Meltdown »

A former JetBlue pilot who had a midair meltdown in 2012 that forced the flight to divert has sued the airline for $14.9 million, claiming he should have been grounded, Reuters reported Friday. In... More

HondaJet Nears Final Type Certification »

The HondaJet has received provisional type certification from the FAA, Honda Aircraft announced Friday. Honda has four HA-420 jets in its test fleet with more than 2500 hours to date and is... More

AOPA Releases Aircraft Transition Course »

The AOPA Air Safety Institute released a new online course Friday designed to help pilots transition into unfamiliar aircraft. "Transitioning to Other Airplanes" offers factors to consider when... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found a new online service for finding engine overhaul shops, a new flight training program for Global Aerospace customers, an LCD cockpit retrofit from... More

Airliners To Require Two Crew Members In Cockpits »

Airlines around the world said Thursday they'll start requiring two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The change comes after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525... More

 

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Hand-Propping Demystified

Hand-Propping Demystified »

Most casual discussions of hand-propping begin and end with the admonition "Don't." That's not bad advice, except when there's no other way to start the engine. In fact, hand-propping is a time-honored practice, dating to the beginning of... More

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AVmail: March 30, 2015 »

Vern Schulze writes: "I am a single-engine aircraft owner and private pilot that only flies VFR. So the following question is based on my 2,000 hours of flying over the past 33 years. My Grumman Cheetah is equipped with the standard altimeter, and my airplane has a Mode C transponder. I also have three GPS instruments, two portable and one panel-mounted. The panel mount is strictly a VFR unit with no WAAS capability. One of the two portables has a WAAS capability. Over the years, flying at... More

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Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps »

As the average GA fleet age goes well into the 30s, it's time for a voluntary, on-going program of corrosion inspections. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was on Ground Control at KTUS Sunday, March 8, as the National Guard F-16s were out doing their usual practice. ... The tower called out to one of them: "Looks like you have an empty seat there." ... The pilot in the F-16 radioed back: "Wishful thinking." ... Then a guy taking off in a Cessna 182 radioed in: "We have an empty seat in our 182." ... The tower responded: "I'll take it." -- Paul DeHerrera More

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Thomas Global Systems Releases LCD Retrofit For Aircraft

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Global Aerospace Announces 2015 Loss-of-Control-In-Flight Program

Global Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the 2015 Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-1) training program provided by SM4 safety program partner Calspan Corporation. All Global Aerospace customers who are interested in enhancing their current training curriculum to include Calspan's Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) course will now be eligible.