Inspections of older GE engines on airliners around the world could begin in the coming weeks as investigators learn more about the uncontained engine failure that started a fire on a British Airways jet one month ago in Las Vegas. In an update from the NTSB this week, investigators found that a disk in the high-pressure compressor (HPC) in the 777s left GE90 engine fractured during takeoff roll, propelling pieces into the engine case and cowling. More
The FAA, behind schedule in finalizing regulations for commercial use of unmanned aerial systems, will be ready by June 17, 2016, according to congressional testimony Wednesday by the agencys... More
The Weekender has some scenic seasonal flying in the works, thanks to SocialFlight, which found a Fall Foliage Fun Day (both Saturday and Sunday) at Warren Ohios 80OH, Sloas Field. The event... More
A trove of 8,400 NASA photos from the Moon missions has been posted online in its "raw, high-resolution, and unprocessed form." Kipp Teague, of the Project Apollo Archive, an independent, non-NASA... More
Burt Rutan is the 2015 winner of the National Aeronautic Association's Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for "significant public service of... More
NBAA's annual business-aviation convention is coming up next month, and retired US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will be a featured speaker. Sullenberger will talk about aviation... More
The FAA has developed a new "compliance philosophy" to promote safety that "challenges the status quo," the FAA said in a news release on Tuesday. "The Compliance Philosophy is the latest step in... More
The FAA on Tuesday announced its largest-ever civil penalty against a drone operator, proposing a fine of $1.9 million against SkyPan International, based in Chicago, for "careless or reckless"... More
Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport has been named as the first test facility for the FAA's new Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower technology, the agency announced last week. Currently, the... More
When did you last experience an embarrassing moment on the takeoff roll? Have you ever had to taxi back to the ramp to deal with a problem discovered during the run-up? Any moments of tension or near-terror because you missed something during the... More
The structure of an airplane and its systems are only as strong and reliable as the joints holding its components together. The strength of a joint is dependent not only on the properties of the fasteners, but on the design of the joint itself.... More
I used to be astonished at how aviation myths, particularly when it came to engine operation, have such incredible staying power. Now, when I hear one spouted, I just shake my head in admiration of the power of ignorance and belief over data. With... More
This past week I watched the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show practice from my hangar at KSTS. I was listening to the tower on my handheld. While I was listening, three different pilots wandered into the TFR, causing the rehearsals to be delayed. The fourth time it happened was when the Canadian Snowbirds had just started their routine. The tower notified them they would have to stop until the offender left the zone. ... One of the Snowbirds then asked the tower: "What's with all these pilots... More
Twenty-four student pilots have been selected as winners of flight training scholarships awarded by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The scholarship program is designed to help student pilots of all ages earn a pilot certificate.
Power Flow Systems reported recently that the Tuned Exhaust System they developed specifically for Cessna's popular Cardinal 177RG, at the behest of the Cardinal Flyer's On-Line (CFO) owner's group (CardinalFlyers.com), has succeeded in the market well beyond anybody's expectations.
Hartzell Propeller has delivered more than 150 advanced swept airfoil five-blade props for Daher TBM 700/850/900 aircraft in the 18 months since receiving FAA type certificate approval for the high performance props.
There's no worry that the other pilot can't land the airplane. But it's a little more involved than most of us might think. More
Allen Macbean of American Fork, Utah serves up our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a better look and for more breath-taking reader-submitted photos.