ADS-B Equipage On Track: AEA »

ADS-B Equipage On Track: AEA

The avionics industry will rise to the challenge of equipping the U.S. aircraft fleet with ADS-B Out by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline says an industry leader. Ric Peri, the VP of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, told AVweb in a podcast interview that as demand warrants, the industry will respond by working overtime, weekends and holidays to get the job done.

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NTSB: Pilot Received Type Rating Weeks Before Fatal Crash »

NTSB: Pilot Received Type Rating Weeks Before Fatal Crash

The pilot of the Cessna Citation that crashed into Lake Erie in December had received his type rating in the jet three weeks before the accident, according to the NTSB’s preliminary report. The 2012 CJ4, owned and flown by Columbus, Ohio businessman John T. Fleming, crashed on the night of Dec. 29 shortly after takeoff from Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport, killing Fleming and all five passengers.

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Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year »

Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year

Airbus will begin test flights of its flying taxi prototype by the end of the year, the company’s chief executive said this week. Speaking at the technology industry’s DLD Conference in Munich, Tom Enders said the company’s Silicon Valley arm is developing a multi-rotor, autonomous vehicle that would ease traffic congestion in the world’s major cities.

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Mysterious Military Drone Found In Russia »

The Russian government is looking into the source of a military-grade drone discovered on the shoreline of the Black Sea. Media outlets in the region near the town of Anapa published photos this... More

Delivery Drone Test Flights Expand In Canada »

A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon... More

SkyPan Settles With FAA Over Drone Photo Flights »

Aerial photography company SkyPan International has reached a settlement with the FAA over charges of violating airspace and other rules with its drones. “While neither admitting nor... More

FAA Offers Outreach On SoCal Airspace Changes »

Pilots who fly in Southern California’s busy airspace will soon be expected to follow new procedures, so the FAA has planned a series of public meetings and webinars to bring everyone up to... More

Airbus Helicopter “Bubble” Windows Now Certified »

Swiss Rotor Solutions has developed a retrofit “bubble” window set for Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters, and recently announced it has achieved EASA certification. FAA certification is in... More

New Theory — Did D.B. Cooper Work For Boeing? »

The FBI officially closed the book last year on the unsolved case of a 1971 hijacking by the man known as D.B. Cooper, but now a team of amateur investigators say they have a new lead in the case.... More

Search Ends For Malaysian Flight 370 »

After nearly three years of work searching the ocean floor with deep-sea submersibles for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that went missing with 239 people on board in March 2014,... More

Astronaut Eugene Cernan Dies »

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday at the age of 82. Cernan has been suffering from a “long illness” when he died surrounded by family. More

 

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While we were preparing to shut down at a tie down spot at Henderson Airport, Las Vegas, ground control was directing a taxiing Piper ... Ground: ”Cherokee Nxxxx, say your destination." ... Cherokee:"Uhh, we're not sure where we're going. We're just following the van in front of us (the "follow-me" van)." ... Ground (chuckling):“I mean when you depart the airport." ... Cherokee: "Oh, we'll be returning to Long Beach in about an hour.” ... Ground: "Roger." ... Dan Jay More

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