Airbus Delivers First A350 XWB

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The first A350 XWB, a new widebody version of the popular Airbus airliner, was delivered to Qatar Airways this week. The jet, which has been in development for about eight years, can carry up to 440 passengers and eight cabin crew. More

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The Weekender: Final Fly-Ins for 2014 »

The final fly-ins and airport gatherings will take place this weekend, as seen on SocialFlight. On Saturday, the Civil Air Patrol will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast at Dayton, Tennessee. Also... More

Colorado Airport Named Emily Warner Field »

Emily Howell Warner, the first U.S. female airline captain, now has a Colorado airport named after her. The Grand County Board of Commissioners this month approved the name change of Granby-Grand... More

Third Conforming Cirrus Jet Flies »

Cirrus Aircraft now has its full fleet of three test aircraft flying to complete the certification regime for the Vision SF50 personal jet, the company announced this week. The initial flight of... More

Mooney To Start China Deliveries »

Mooney, which was bought by Chinese interests last year, has now been approved to export its airplanes to China, the company said recently. The company, based in Kerrville, Texas, has completed all... More

New FAA Safety Campaign Targets Drones »

With tens of thousands of new drones expected to be unwrapped as Christmas gifts this week, the FAA on Monday launched a new safety campaign that it hopes will help new users to fly "safely and... More

CASA Issues Jabiru Final Rule »

Australia has softened restrictions on the operation of aircraft flying with Jabiru engines in its final ruling on measures to deal with what it considers to be a high rate of engine failures. As... More

Internal Issues At FAA Over Drones Says Post »

The Washington Post is reporting the FAA has fired a lobbyist it hired to help companies speed up approvals for drone operations as its own inspectors raised concerns about drone integration. The... More

Helicopter Escapees Get Extra Year (With Video) »

Three gang members who were plucked from a Canadian high-security prison earlier this year by a helicopter in a briefly successful escape have had an extra year added to their sentences for the... More



Akro for Under $100K: Wide Variety; Use Caution

Akro for Under $100K: Wide Variety; Use Caution »

There has long been a subset of pilots with a certain sense of adventure and the burning desire to own an aerobatic airplane. While most lust after an aerial hotrod such as one of the Extra 300 series or a Sukhoi Su-29, economic reality means... More


Used Aircraft Guide: Beech Baron

Used Aircraft Guide: Beech Baron »

Anyone who has flown a Beechcraft will have come away impressed with the line's quality and, especially, the handling qualities. All the way down to the lowly Musketeer, Beech just took pains to get the airplane's handling qualities a cut above... More


Flying The Nosewheel

Flying The Nosewheel »

Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Several years ago, I was flying from John Wayne (KSNA) to Big Bear (L35) on a route that crossed that of arriving traffic into Ontario (KONT). It was the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight, well into the holiday gift-buying season. ... East of Ontario, SoCal instructed me to alter course 20 degrees to the right to avoid traffic at my 10 o'clock, a southwest-bound 757 descending out of 8,000 feet. My traffic was a UPS cargo flight headed into Ontario, no doubt laden with gifts... More


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Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Panamanian Bell 412EP Upgrade

Gulf Coast Avionics' ttotal digital panel transformation included dual Garmin G500H EFDs, Garmin touchscreen GTN 650Hs and Electronics International electronic engine display systems.

CybAero Appoints Vice President, Deputy Chair

The board of directors of CybAero AB has appointed COO Rolf Schytt to serve as the company's vice president and board member Professor Anna Ohrwall Ronnback as the deputy chair. The Board of Directors has also set a date for the company's annual general meeting: Thursday, April 9, 2015. The board of directors has appointed Claes Drougge, Mikael Hult and Anna Ohrwall Ronnback to serve on the election committee for the 2015 annual general meeting.

Thales Names Chairman and CEO

At the meeting of the Board of Directors on 23 December 2014, Patrice Caine and Henri Proglio were co-opted as directors, following the resignations of Philippe Logak, who had served as Acting Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since the departure of Jean- Bernard Levy, and Steve Gentili as independent director.