Having been around for two decades, the four-place Bearhawk EAB is prized for its large payload and STOL capability, and at AirVenture 2016, the company is unveiling the new Bearhawk Bravo. The B gets a Riblett 30-413.5 airfoil which delivers better speed, similar stall speeds and greater stall stability over the NACA 4412 used in the original model. The speed increase, according to Bearhawk, is 5 to 8 MPH faster than the original design. More
Aspen is venturing into the experimental market with a micro GPS receiver that’s a suitable position source for ADS-B installations. At AirVenture 2016, the company announced the new NexNav Mico-I GPS. The device is part of the product line Aspen acquired when it bought Accord Technology last year. More
Despite its much publicized loss of two Boeing 777s, Malaysia Airlines says it's forging ahead with a path for growth by ordering 50 new Boeing 737 MAX airliners. Twenty five of the 737s are firm and the rest are options, the airline said this week. More
The latest version of the Airbus Group’s E-Fan “Plus” twin-engine demonstrator aircraft is on display this week at EAA AirVenture, providing insight into how the company’s vision has evolved as they experiment with the new technology. The E-Fan on display is a hybrid version, with longer flight range and more endurance than the original all-electric model. The aircraft now incorporates a thermal engine from German manufacturer Solo, which runs on avgas. The hybrid completed initial test flights in France shortly before it was shipped here for the show. More
You most likely received a second copy of Tuesday's AirVenture show coverage early Wednesday and we apologize for cluttering your inbox. The second mailing was the result of a major technical glitch with the server that runs the administrative side of AVweb. We're up and running again and ready to get you up-to-date coverage of the big show, one day at a time. Thanks for your patience. More
EAA got the ball rolling last spring, which caught Garmin's attention. Now there's even more choice. More
Mark Espenant of Ottawa, ON (Canada) takes us on a field trip to the CN Tower in our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a closer view and a gander at more photos from AVweb readers.