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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 the NBAA convention in Las Vegas, but the mockup was introduced just a few weeks ago in Savannah, Georgia. The cabin is now on display at Teterboro Airport, in New Jersey, through Friday, and then heads west with stops in Chicago, Seattle, Denver, and California, and ends in Texas, in late September. 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 four students, plus a teacher and chaperone, traveled from Weyauwega-Fremont High School in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, after beating out 76 other teams from around the country. More

777 Burns At Singapore, 241 Safe »

A total of 241people 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 Lockheed Martin to cost out installing a different ejection seat. 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 them thoroughly inspected for function and parts compliance. 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 authorization allows Doc’s flight crew to make arrangements with officials at the base for high-speed taxi tests, followed by the highly anticipated first flight. More

Flytenow Requests U.S. Supreme Court Review »

Flytenow Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its case against the FAA over pilots using the internet to seek cost-sharing flights with passengers. The company, which sued the FAA in 2014, has ceased operations and in December, lost its case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. More

Terrafugia Approved For Higher Weight, Stall Speed »

Terrafugia has received approval to certify its Transition roadable airplane as an LSA with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,800 pounds. The Massachusetts-based company announced this week the FAA approved its 2014 petition for exemption from LSA rules, which require a maximum weight of 1,320 pounds and maximum stall speed of 45 knots. More

New This Week »

AVweb’s search of aviation news found announcements from GAMA, AEA, LeTourneau University and FltPlan. The winners of the GAMA/Build A Plane 2016 Aviation Design Challenge, including four students, will spend the next two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, as their prize. More