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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NTSB Reminds Pilots To Report Weather »

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. “Pireps done right have enormous untapped potential to make aviation safer for pilots, passengers, and people on the ground,” said board member Robert Sumwalt, in opening remarks. The two-day forum gathered a panel of experts to explore the status of the FAA’s pireps system and share ideas for improving it.

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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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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

Ameri-King AD Comments Close Soon »

The comment period on a proposed rule that affects the ELTs on 14,500 U.S. aircraft will expire July 8. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) will require owners of some Ameri-King ELTs to have... More

Doc's Friends To Test B-29 At McConnell AFB »

The restoration team for the B-29 “Doc” received approval this week from the Pentagon to use McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for completing ground tests and future flight tests. The... 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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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.

LeTourneau University To Host Free Aviation Day

LeTourneau University is hosting a day of exploring careers in the aviation industry for high school students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at its educational center at the McKinney National Airport, 1500 Industrial Blvd. in McKinney.

AEA Educational Foundation Awards 2016-17 Scholarships

The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of the individuals who were awarded scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2016-17 academic year.