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JetBlue Engine Failure Prompts Evacuation
September 18, 2014 An engine failure and a proliferation of cell phones resulted in the dramatic and well-covered return of a JetBlue flight to...

Gulfstream Moving Toward Supersonic Bizjet
September 16, 2014 Gulfstream is quietly making progress toward a supersonic business jet that might be able to fly above Mach 1 over the U.S....

Tethered UAS Debuts
September 14, 2014 A Russian inventor has come up with a new twist on unmanned aerial systems, one that might offer a legal way around the...

Sanctions Hurt European Bizjet Industry
September 14, 2014 Just as the economy was recovering, a geopolitical crisis has replaced it as a threat to the European business jet industry....

'Armed Cessnas' To Lebanon
September 13, 2014 The U.S. has pledged to supply an "armed Cessna and other support aircraft" to help Lebanon counter the threat from ISIL...

Gould Out As BendixKing President (Corrected)
September 9, 2014 AVweb has confirmed that Kevin Gould is no longer the president of BendixKing. Staff were told Gould had "moved on to other...

UAS Finds Lost Hikers
September 7, 2014 Police in Nova Scotia used an unmanned aerial system (UAS) equipped with surveillance camera to find a family lost in a...

CJ3+ Certified
September 7, 2014 Less than six months after its first flight, Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation CJ3+ has been certified by the FAA. The FAA...

TBM Crashes With Unresponsive Pilot (Updated)
September 5, 2014 A new TBM 900 (type is formally listed as a variant of the TBM 700) registered to a Rochester, N.Y., LLC crashed off the east...

UAS Exemption Requests: 30 And Counting
September 2, 2014 The FAA says it hasn't yet dealt with more than 30 requests from companies and groups that want to fly small unmanned aerial...