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After six years in the doldrums, there are signs of improvement in the small and medium-sized business jet market, according to analysts attending the Latin American Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (LABACE). Read More
Embraer officially entered the mid-size business jet market Tuesday with Brazilian certification of its Legacy 500. The aircraft was announced six years ago at the 2008 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). Read More
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New rules recently have addressed the safety of shipping lithium batteries in air cargo, but a story in Monday's Bloomberg News raised questions about their use in electronic devices in the cockpit of passenger airplanes. "Because many airlines are replacing paper charts with laptops and tablet computers, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration conducted tests on what would happen if one of their rechargeable lithium-ion battery cells ignited," according to the Bloomberg story. "In one test, the cockpit filled with smoke thick enough to obscure instruments and vision out the window for about five minutes." Read More
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With new apps now available that make it easier and cheaper to book helicopter shuttles to the Hamptons from Manhattan, traffic is up more than 40 percent this summer, local officials say, and Long Island residents are seeking regulatory relief from the increased noise and traffic. At a meeting held Monday night in Peconic, N.Y., more than 150 people gathered to complain to FAA officials. One resident said she went to the beach near her home and counted 34 helicopters passing by within less than two hours. Read More
The last two flying Avro Lancaster bombers will meet up with the one-of-a-kind delta-wing Vulcan Bomber later this month for a rare flight demonstration at the Royal Air Force base in Waddington, in the United Kingdom. One of the Lancaster bombers, flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, recently crossed the Atlantic for the first time, and the other one is flown by the Battle of Britain Memorial flight group. Read More
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Honda Aircraft showed the first production model of its new business jet at AirVenture 2014. Honda's Andrew Broom took AVweb through the aircraft. Read More
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Do the round-the-world promotional flights really promote? Or are they just so much media noise? And what happens when they end in tragedy? Read More
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At AirVenture 2014, Continental Motors introduced its latest diesel powerplant, the CD300. Rhett Ross told AVweb how the company intends to manufacture and market the new engine. Read More
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406 MHz distress beacons are again gaining market popularity, and ACR Artex brought its new ELT1000 ELT to AirVenture 2014, along with a personal beacon that's budget-priced. In this AVweb Product Minute video, Artex's Mikele D'Arcangelo provides an overview. Read More
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As the aircraft refurbishment market blooms, appraisers are struggling with how to set higher values on airplanes that are 30 years or older. At AirVenture, AVweb spoke with Brian Jacobson of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association about how appraisers are coping. Read More
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At AirVenture this week, Shell executives were making the rounds explaining — at least in general terms — what their plans are to replace leaded 100LL with an unleaded fuel of equivalent performance. In this long-form podcast, Shell's Rob Midgley hinted that Shell's aiming for a fuel that could be produced in a larger number of refineries than now make leaded avgas. Read More
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