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A "USA Today" story titled "Unfit For Flight" on the safety record of general aviation aircraft has painted a picture of government and industry inaction and coverup on what its author Thomas Frank calls "a massive and growing death toll from small aircraft crashes." Read More
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The FAA's efforts in recent years to collect and share industry data has benefitted airline safety, the agency says, and on Tuesday, the European Aviation Safety Agency took steps to work with the FAA to expand those programs globally. At a joint safety conference held in Washington, D.C., EASA chief Patrick Ky said his agency already has asked the FAA to help in creating a database that would share information while protecting security and privacy. Read More
An incident last week in which a controller told a Delta pilot to abort a landing at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport and later said he was "kidding" was "completely inappropriate and unacceptable," NATCA spokesman Doug Church told AVweb on Monday. "This incident never should have happened," Church said. Read More
Three Midwestern universities are asking pilots to help them solve the riddle of why VFR pilots press on in IMC conditions. Read More
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Boeing's stretched version of the 787 Dreamliner is now certified by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency, Boeing announced this week. The 787-9 adds an extra 20 feet to the fuselage length and has proved popular with customers, Boeing said. Twenty-six operators have ordered 413 of the airplanes, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders. Read More
With plans for new products and entry into new markets, Continental Motors is expanding and needs skilled and professional employees from the shop floor to the executive suites. The company is holding a career fair at its Brookley Complex in Mobile, Ala., June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More
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Lithium-ion batteries, which have three times the power of lead acid aircraft cells, are starting to find their way into new aircraft. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has formed a new division called True Blue Power to serve this market. In this AVweb video, MCI's Todd Winter discusses the new battery products. Read More
Cessna 172s may be not be fast or sexy, but there are plenty of them out there and prices reflect that supply. There are also lots of aftermarket mods for these airplanes. Larry Gettleman of Louisville, Ky., put that to work in his refurb of this month's "Refurbished Aircraft the Month." Read More
AVweb's Refurbished Airplane of the Month: Show Off Your Work
New airplanes sales may be a little soft, but we're seeing plenty of refurb work -- everything from new panels to fresh paint to full-up interiors. We would like to feature some of these airplanes in the pages of AVweb and spotlight the owners and shops doing the work. If you have photos of your restored aircraft -- single, twin or turbine -- send them to us at refurb-otm@avweb.com. If we select your airplane as refurb of the month, we'll contact you for more information. Read More
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