Data communications are now available at Newark Liberty International Airport, the FAA said last week, and later this summer the service will expand to Houston and Salt Lake City. Data Comm is already in use at Memphis International Airport, "where it's delivering great results," according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. By next year, Data Comm will be deployed in more than 50 air traffic control towers, Huerta said, three years ahead of schedule. More
Aviation groups say a proposed new bill will essentially block military veterans from using their Veterans Administration benefits to obtain aviation degrees. The new measure would cap the VA... More
The Canadian government has thrown a wrench in long-running talks for the Navy's National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola to acquire the one aircraft missing from its collection. The Navy is... More
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says random tests to determine the psychological fitness of pilots could reduce the risk to passengers from mentally ill pilots. In his first media interview since the... More
A Canadian company hopes to have a consumer "hoverboard" on the market by Christmas, a little more than a year after setting a Guinness record for flying a prototype of the device almost a thousand... More
Airbus is ordering engine software checks on A400M military aircraft after one of the four-engine turboprops crashed in Seville, Spain, on May 9 during a test flight, killing four of the six on... More
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found an engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan, scholarship awards from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and The Racing Aces, and an... More
The FAA this week issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Avidyne Integrated Flight Display units due to cases of incorrect course indications during RNAV approaches where the final fix is... More
Dynon Avionics, the maker of experimental and light-sport panels, has lowered the price of its all-digital D2 Pocket Panel to $1095. Designed to serve as an instrument backup for certified or... More
Engine overhauls give even the most experienced aircraft owners a case of the willies. Beyond the "it's going to be really expensive," there are numerous issues to face and decisions to makechoosing a shop; deciding on the type of overhaul,... More
It wasn't long ago that an entry-level, two-axis autopilot was priced around 10 grandincluding installation. Today, that price is double. Add some options and the bottom line could soar toward $30,000. These big proposals have many owners... More
The pre-flight inspection is something we learn about during our first flight lesson. We poke, prod, uncowl, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.... More
Years ago, like 1960, I was a newly hired DC-3 co-pilot for Continental Air Lines. We could fly either VFR or IFR, depending the weather situation at the time. Needless to say, we went for VFR whenever we could. ... [One day,] the weather wasn't the greatest, but we thought VFR would work. Called ground for taxi clearance, and they came back with: "Continental, are you VFR or IFR?" ... Naturally, we came back with: "VFR." ... We bantered back and forth several times, and the last time they... More
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Central Southwest Regional Manager, Yasmina Platt, was awarded the $2,500 Racing Aces Aviation Scholarship for Women. The announcement of the winner at the Angel Flight Network event in West Houston Airport (KIWS) on May 16, was a surprise for Platt who was at the event representing AOPA. Racing Aces Pilot, Dianna Stanger, presented the award to her.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.
The 4th Baltic Business Aviation Forum will be held on August 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The Forum gathers business aviation professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges, and to share expertise and best practices.
I'm just excruciatingly skeptical that congress can pull off a version of it that's not worse than what we've got now. More
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