Spike Aerospace, a startup company based in Boston, Massachusetts, that aims to develop a quiet supersonic 18-passenger jet, said this week it will be ready to fly a technology demonstrator by late this summer. The subsonic test vehicle will be flown to verify the designís low-speed aerodynamic stall recovery characteristics, the company said.More
Both people on board were killed when a Beechcraft 300 King Air crashed and burned at Tucson International Airport, shortly after noon on Monday. The aircraft had just taken off for Mexico, and crashed on the ramp between the terminal and a cargo area. No one on the ground was hurt. The heavy smoke and fire were quickly dealt with by fire crews, and commercial flights were not affected by the accident. The NTSB will investigate.More
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo opens in Sebring, Florida, this Thursday, with a full schedule of workshops, forums, and events through Saturday. Exhibitors will have all their latest airplanes and accessories on display, and the show offers a chance for serious buyers to check out and even test-fly their favorite light-sport designs. New this year, show organizer Beverly Glarner told AVweb in an interview this week, visitors will enter through the airport Galleria, where exhibits and vendors will be housed, and the airportís unique art collection will be on display. Also, exams will be offered on-site for 2nd- and 3rd-class medicals.More
The Red Bull Air Races will return to San Diego this year with an early spring date. The second race of the year will be held in the southern California city April 15-16. More
Owners of certified aircraft could soon have affordable access to a wide range of cutting-edge technology now reserved for the amateur built market thanks to an emerging joint effort by EAA and the... More
Airbus will begin test flights of its flying taxi prototype by the end of the year, the companys chief executive said this week. Speaking at the technology industrys DLD Conference in... More
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 NTSBs preliminary report.... More
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... More
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
A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the countrys first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon... More
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
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
With a Rotax 914, the Elite has improved performance punch over the Sport model, plus an upgraded panel. More
Often the hardest part of flying into a big Class B airport is finding your way around on the ground. After landing at Washington Dulles, I heard this exchange on the ground frequency ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, uh, we're having some trouble finding Foxtrot" ... Ground: "Hawker xxx, where are you?" ... Hawker: "We're at Zulu and Zulu 2." ... Ground: "Go south on Zulu." ... (delay) ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, sorry, but we still can't seem to find it." ... Ground: "OK yeah, just keep... More
Alertus Technologies announced today its expansion in the airport solutions sector with the recent addition of Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport. Other recently deployed airports include the Kansas City International Airport and Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport.
Independence Aviation LLC (IA), based at Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Englewood, Colorado, has received the first-ever "Cirrus Training Center of the Year" award by Cirrus Aircraft, an international leader in general aviation.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces a call for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their fields and the highest levels of customer service to the general aviation community.
Our readers are split on whether they'll be able to find doctors to sign the BasicMed checklist. Why wouldn't a waiver help? More
Nice airplane but the scenery and composition is what makes this a winner. Sean Wu had his GoPro on the wing of a Schweizer 1-26 when he flew over Byron, California. Beautiful, Sean.