SpaceX Probes Helium Breach In Rocket Explosion »

SpaceX Probes Helium Breach In Rocket Explosion

The ground explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sept. 1 was likely caused by a “large breach” of the helium system, the company said Friday. SpaceX, NASA and the FAA, among others, continue to investigate the cause of the fiery incident at Cape Canaveral that destroyed the rocket and its payload as it stood at Launch Complex 40 during a pre-launch test.

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FAA Plans To Take Over Monitoring Low-Orbit Traffic »

FAA Plans To Take Over Monitoring Low-Orbit Traffic

The rapid growth of the commercial satellite-launch industry has the FAA moving ahead to take over some safety oversight duties from the Department of Defense. Someone has to be responsible for overseeing collision avoidance for objects in orbit, and traditionally that has been the military’s role. But the FAA and the Pentagon appear to be ready to discuss moving that oversight to civilians, according to a Wall Street Journal report this week.

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AVweb’s search of news in aviation found announcements from Boeing, King Schools, Future and Active Pilot Advisors and Pacific Propeller International. Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to... More

NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015 »

General aviation accident rates dropped in 2015 amid a rise in flight hours, according to figuresreported by the National Transportation Safety Board Thursday. The preliminary data reported for GA... More

The Weekender: Warbirds From Coast To Coast »

The Weekender plans to take in a variety of classic planes, cars and historical attractions found on SocialFlight.com. Head to Santa Rosa, California, this weekend for the Wings Over Wine Country... More

ADS-B Rebates Up And Running »

The FAA’s long-awaited ADS-B rebate program is now online, and despite a few first-day glitches with the system early Monday morning that were quickly smoothed out, it’s been getting... More

Close Call At Reno Caught On Video »

Reno racer Thom Richard is glad to be alive after another airplane hit his disabled race plane, narrowly missing the top of his head. “The impact was violent and loud,” Richard wrote on... More

Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Underway »

The 60th annual Gordon Bennett long-distance balloon race launched on Monday from Gladbeck, Germany, with 24 teams competing from 12 countries. Three teams, from Great Britain, Austria and... More

U-2 Crashes In California, Pilot Killed »

A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane crashed Tuesday near Sacramento, California, about 9:05 a.m. local time while on a training mission. Both pilots on board ejected, and late on Tuesday, local KCRA... More

New Aviation Show Set For West Africa »

A new aviation trade show has been announced for Oct. 24-26, 2017, in Ghana, which organizers say will be the first-ever event of its kind in the West Africa region. “It’s an important... More

 

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Record Breaker

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Setting the round-trip USA aviation speed record in an RV-6A. More

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The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff ...Glider Student: "Santa Ynez Tower, Glider 28 Tango, 45 entry to right traffic, Runway 26, Santa Ynez." ... This was followed by a deep baritone, "Santa Ynez, Skycrane 2C, inbound three miles from the southeast.” ... Tower: "Glider 28 Tango , please hold for the inbound helicopter traffic." ... Huh? Even though we love the fire suppressors, this defies all logic. Rotary... More

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King Schools Announce Online Course For Garmin 650, 750

Pilots who want to get full utility from the Garmin GTN 650 or 750 can now connect with King Schools and take the "Garmin GTN Essentials" online course on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Garmin's GTN Essentials course is hosted on the King Schools iLearn pilot education platform.

Boeing 777X To Feature Touchscreen Displays From Rockwell Collins

Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its industry-leading touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X.

Business Jet Access Achieves IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification

Business Jet Access, sister company to Business Jet Center, a Phillips 66(R) Aviation branded FBO and leading provider of aircraft charter, management, maintenance, and pilot services, is proud to announce the achievement of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 Certification.