First Chinese RJ Revenue Flight »

First Chinese RJ Revenue Flight

China’s first regional jet made its first revenue flight on Tuesday but it seems unlikely the aircraft will find any customers outside the country’s sphere of influence.

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NASA's Biggest Rocket Completes Final Ground Test »

NASA's Biggest Rocket Completes Final Ground Test

The world’s most powerful rocket, designed for future manned spaceflight, had a successful startup test this week – the latest milestone for NASA’s Space Launch System. This final qualification ground test at an Orbital ATK site in Promontory, Utah allows NASA to plan for a first unmanned test flight with its Orion spacecraft in 2018 in preparation for future missions to Mars.

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Seattle Museum Of Flight Adds Aviation Pavilion »

Seattle Museum Of Flight Adds Aviation Pavilion

A new pavilion that doubles the exhibit space available at the Museum of Flight in Seattle opened to the public last weekend. The nine-story-high, three-acre roofed outdoor gallery also includes a cafe and a children’s play area, which features a miniature airport terminal beneath the wings of the first 747 Jumbo Jet. Fourteen other rare and unique commercial and military airplanes are housed beneath the roof.

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The Weekender: Fly In And Camp Out For The Fourth »

The Weekender’s looking forward to Fourth of July celebrations, with some three-day events found on SocialFlight events starting on Friday. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the 90th... More

NTSB Reminds Pilots To Report Weather »

It might seem that in an age of instant online weather, the need for pilot reports, or pireps, would be a thing of the past, but that’s far from true, according to a recent NTSB forum.... More

Falcon 8X Now EASA Approved »

The Falcon 8X is now EASA-certified, Dassault Aviation announced this week, and FAA approval is expected to follow by the end of next month. The design, based on the company’s 7X, offers the... More

G600 Cabin On Tour »

Gulfstream is touring the U.S. this summer with a full-scale mockup of the cabin and flight deck for its new G600 business jet. The company unveiled its final plans for the new cabin last year at... More

School Kids Build A Plane For Glasair »

This year’s winners of the annual GAMA/Build A Plane design challenge are at work this week in Arlington, Washington, helping to build a brand-new Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation. The... More

777 Burns At Singapore, 241 Safe »

A total of 241 people were saved by firefighters after a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 caught fire after an emergency landing at Singapore Airport early Monday. More

Seaplane Pilot Keeps Shiny Side Up »

Landings with faulty gear are common and almost always uneventful but a Canadian seaplane pilot found himself in an unusual predicament on Saturday. More

Air Force Wants F-35 Changes »

The Air Force is considering asking for a major modification to the F-35 that would further disrupt the delivery schedule of the complex program. Defense News is reporting the Air Force wants... More

 

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Radar Revealed

Radar Revealed »

Twenty years ago, the idea of carrying sophisticated digital radar in anything under a medium twin would probably have been met with roars of laughter, but technology has brought amazing advances. Now it’s possible for even an ultralight... More

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ATC Watches - You Fly

ATC Watches - You Fly »

Major problems often start with minor issues. ATC minds the details of the big picture and steps up when pilots find themselves in tricky situations. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Overheard while flying through the New York Class B airspace: ... Pilot: Departure ABC 795 off 14L climbing to 5000'. ... Controller: Is this 725 or 795? ... Pilot: What did I say? ... Controller: 795. ... Pilot: Oh sorry, I guess this is 725. ... Controller: Don't worry about it, I mix up call signs all day. ... Pilot: Yeah, but I only have one call sign to screw up. -- Ed Abrams More

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Press Releases

Duncan Aviation, ACSS To Develop ADS-B Transponders

Duncan Aviation is proud to partner with ACSS to participate in the launch of the NXT-700 transponder and the development of the Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).

Airbus Group Opens "Wings Campus" in Toulouse

Airbus Group SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has today inaugurated its new headquarters facilities, called "Wings Campus", adjacent to the airport in Toulouse-Blagnac, France.

AOPA Receives Top Award For Workplace Wellness

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) received the Gold Level Wellness at Work Award from Van Mitchell, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, at a ceremony held at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights on June 10.