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CAFE Symposium Explores Future Of Flight »

Our planet’s transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to “on-demand mobility,” according to several of the presenters at last week’s CAFE symposium in California. “The technology push and the market pull are converging,” said Bruce Holmes and Roger Parker, of AirMarkets Corp. “A large and growing market for ODM exits and is convergent with technologies for sustainability, safety, affordability, and accessibility.” More

EBACE: Turboprop Details From Textron, Certification For Honda »

HondaJet, which recently announced its first delivery in Europe at Germany’s Aero event, today said at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva it has officially received European certification from EASA. The HondaJet was certified by the FAA in December, and deliveries have already begun in the U.S. and Mexico as well as in Europe. Textron also released an update on its new turboprop design today. More

WASPs Allowed Back In Arlington »

Congress and President Obama have overruled an Army decision that briefly banned Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) from being interred at Arlington National Cemetery. More

Breeden Wins Valdez STOL »

A 22-year-old Alaskan had the shortest combined takeoff and landing distance in the 2016 Valdez STOL competition. Bobby Breeden, flying a Super Cub, took off in 40 feet and landed in 55 feet to win the Alternate Bush category and claim the overall distance title at the competition held two weeks ago at Valdez Airport. More

B-29 'Doc' Receives Airworthiness Certificate »

The newly restored B-29 "Doc" now has an FAA airworthiness certificate, 16 years after restorers brought the historic aircraft to Wichita. Doc's Friends, the organization behind the project, said Friday a first flight is "imminent." The B-29, salvaged from the Mojave Desert in 1987 by Tony Mazzolini, was moved in pieces to Wichita in May 2000 for the restoration. More

Submarine To Hunt For EgyptAir Wreckage (Updated) »

Egypt is deploying a submarine to search for the main wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which could be as deep as 10,000 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean. Searchers found pieces of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea along with human remains, officials said Friday. More

New This Week »

AVweb’s search of aviation news found announcements from Sonex Aircraft, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Rectrix Aviation and Gliderbooks. Sonex Aircraft will host the FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team this week, as they audit the new Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits, and the new Xenos Motorglider Quick Build Kit. More

Pilot Survives Crash Into Parked Airplane, Escapes Fire »

A Zenith Zodiac 601 went out of control after landing and crashed into a parked Cessna 441 on Tuesday in California, catching on fire. The pilot escaped with burn injuries. KCRA in Sacramento reported that the pilot, 75, had touched down on the runway at Nevada County Air Park in Grass Valley, then veered into the ramp and struck the right side of the twin-engine Cessna. More

Air Force B-52 Crashes In Guam »

All seven crew members on a B-52H Stratofortress that crashed Thursday morning in Guam escaped the aircraft before it went up in flames. The heavy bomber, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam from Minot AFB in North Dakota, was on a training flight when it crashed. More

Debris Not From EgyptAir Flight »

EgyptAir officials said late Thursday that debris spotted in the Mediterranean was not from the missing Flight 804. "We stand corrected on finding the wreckage because what we identified is not a part of our plane. So the search and rescue is still going on," the airline's vice chairman Ahmed Adel told CNN. More