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FAA Fiddles While Canadian Drones Earn »

As U.S. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) developers, manufacturers and potential users are howling at or suing the FAA for its ongoing refusal to allow commercial UAV operations, commercial drone use in Canada has, dare we say it, taken off. More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly sampling of what's new in aviation this week uncovered a kneeboard of uncommon versatility, a trade-up program from iFlightPlanner, a new line of aircraft circuit breaker lockouts and a talent search for a new, aviation-themed show. More

Two U.S. Fighters Down In The Pacific »

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Western Pacific Friday, resulting in the loss of both jets—one pilot has been rescued. More

Boeing Donates 787 Dreamliner To Museum of Flight »

The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner built is being loaned to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Extensively modified as Boeing went through the certification process, the airplane was used by Boeing to show the flag, flying around the world in the six-month Dreamtour in 2012. More

NTSB Report Cites Increasing Pilot Drug Use »

Tuesday, the NTSB released a report on pilot drug use that, based on post-crash toxicology tests on pilots killed in aircraft accidents from 1990 through 2012, concluded drug use of all types, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, is up among pilots and that the risk of pilot impairment is on the rise. More