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The FAA is proposing banning passengers from flights in electric-powered aircraft and ready-to-fly Light Sport aircraft (SLSA) that have been converted to experimental Light Sport (ELSA) aircraft and stopping the aircraft from flying over built up areas or at night. Read More
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The race is now on to find the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after an analysis of satellite data determined the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. Read More
Cirrus has been flying a Vision jet since 2008, but the latest version, which flew for the first time on Monday afternoon, is the first of three conforming flight-test aircraft for the final production jet, which is expected to start deliveries late next year. Cirrus Aircraft's chief test pilot Mike Stevens flew the jet for an hour after takeoff from Duluth (Minn.) International Airport, and said it "handled and performed very well and all systems functioned properly, just what you want in a first flight." Read More
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Veteran air show performer Jim "Fang" Maroney died Sunday when his Super Chipmunk show plane crashed in Monroe County in Tennessee. Maroney was on his way from Illinois to the Beach Balloon and Sky Fest in New Smyrna Beach, FL when the aircraft went down. Read More
Limited to unmanned aircraft for now, Lycoming says its 200-HP DEL-120 will come to the civil market if OEMs show interest. It will have a 2000-hour TBO and a clutchless gearbox, according to the company. Read More
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Garmin has had great success with a G1000 retrofit program for the King Air series. In this video, we take a look at the details of the program. Read More
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This theory is gaining notice, if not credibility. But it would be a tidy little fire indeed that wouldn't destroy an airplane in 30 minutes, much less seven hours. Read More
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The 8th annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium is coming up April 25 and 26 in Santa Rosa, California, bringing together a roster of experts and experimenters to share technology and ideas for the next generation of personal flying. Dr. Brien Seeley, president of the CAFE Foundation and organizer of the event, spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about some of the highlights on this year's agenda. Read More
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With the ADS-B mandate looming five years ahead, we're seeing more products that address this requirement, including this one shown at AEA in Nashville. FreeFlight's wireless Rangr all-in-one box provides ADS-B In and Out and has a wireless adapter to put the weather and other data on a tablet. Price is $5,495. Read More
In glass cockpits and even in those where the pilots suffer through the tragedy of flying behind steam gauges, a back-up gryo is a good idea. Increasingly, these are solid-state gyros with their own self-contained ADAHRS and batteries. At AEA in Nashville, AVweb shot this brief product tour of the Sandia Aerospace SAI gyro. Retail price is $3,595. Read More
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At AEA in Nashville, Aspen introduced its new VFR EFIS, an entry-level, affordable glass suite for owners who don't need full IFR capability. AVweb takes a video tour of the new product. Read More
At the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Nashville, BendixKing tossed its hat into the airborne connectivity ring with a new internet access product called the AeroWave. In this video, Avweb gets a look at the new box. Read More
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The Aircraft Electronics Association opened in 57th annual convention in Nashville this week with good news: Avionics sales for 2013 were up 6.9% in 2013 over the previous year. In this video interview, AEA's Paula Derks says about 23 new products will be introduced in Nashville. Read More
Drones are coming to an air space near you -- but who's going to service and maintain those fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)? There's a good chance it will be Brad Hayden's company, Robotic Skies. Read More
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