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Sully Movie Trailer Released »

The first trailer for Sully, the movie based on the ditching of US Air Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 was released Thursday. It doesn’t take as long to watch as the 208 seconds it took Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his FO Jeff Skiles to pull off the so-called Miracle on the Hudson but already there is “Oscar buzz.” More

Report: TransAsia ATR-72 Stalled After Engine Failure »

The crew of the TransAsia Airways turboprop that crashed in Taiwan in 2015 failed to follow procedures for an engine malfunction and then stalled the aircraft, investigators found. The Taiwan Aviation Safety Council’s report, released Thursday, also confirmed previous reports that the captain of the ATR 72-600 shut down the working engine when the other failed just after departing the Taipei airport. More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news found announcements from Duncan Aviation, EPS, Cessna Pilot Centers and Power Flow Systems. Duncan Aviation has partnered with ACSS to participate in the launch of the NXT-700 transponder and the development of the Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate. More

NASA's Biggest Rocket Completes Final Ground Test »

The world’s most powerful rocket, designed for future manned spaceflight, had a successful startup test this week – the latest milestone for NASA’s Space Launch System. This final qualification ground test at an Orbital ATK site in Promontory, Utah, allows NASA to plan for a first unmanned test flight with its Orion spacecraft in 2018 in preparation for future missions to Mars. More

The Weekender: Fly In And Camp Out For The Fourth »

The Weekender’s looking forward to Fourth of July celebrations, with some three-day events found on SocialFlight events starting on Friday. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the 90th National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan. Three airshows will run through Monday, and the Cherry Festival will run until July 9. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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 longest range of any Falcon jet, up to 6,450 nautical miles, and the biggest cabin, almost 43 feet long. “Feedback from the operational trials — cabin comfort, air conditioning, and in particular cabin noise — was excellent,” said Olivier Villa, senior vice president at Dassault Aviation Civil Aircraft. 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 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