A controversial AD affecting certain Superior Air Parts cylinders that will likely ground some airplanes takes effect today (April 25/2014) despite widespread opposition from the maintenance industry and the manufacturer. What's important to note is that this AD grounds any aircraft with Continental 550, 520 and 470 engines with SAP cylinders that have been in the engine for more than 12 calendar years. More
Our survey of the news of the week uncovered two new releases; Conklin and de Deckers latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator and ASAs upgraded aviation dictionary app as well as the identity of... More
Landmark Aviation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Ross Aviation, a network of fixed based operations located throughout the United States. The acquisition, which is subject to... More
Not unexpectedly, just over a month after buying Beech Aircraft, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division, according to the Washington Post. More
A nonprofit organization that claims to have coordinated more than 1,400 aerial searches and found more than 300 missing persons using model aircraft equipped with a camera is suing the FAA over... More
A trip to the airport doesn't have to just be for pilots -- SocialFlight's listings include lots of opportunities to bring in new people and kids for an introduction to the diverse world of... More
NBAA has updated its guidelines for crew rest in business aviation and the new suggested limits reflect recent advances in scientific knowledge about how human beings react to and recover from... More
The original owners of synthetic vision pioneer Chelton Flight Systems are now part of a group that has assumed control of the company and autopilot maker S-TEC Corporation. More
Powering Imagination, a new project developed by Erik Lindbergh, announced this week it is partnering up with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to expand research into the development of... More
Refurb of the Month:
In 1968, the Cardinal looked sleek and new. Four decades later, a fresh refurb keeps it looking that way. More
By the time a person finishes training for a pilot certificate, he or she has gotten a good introduction to a small corner of the FARs, has probably learned nothing about whats involved in buying or owning an airplane and had an immersion in... More
Known for its ability to carry heavy loads in and out of tight spots, Cessna's 206/Stationair is also a rock-solid instrument platform. More
Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report waypoint. We listened out on the HF, and it was a MAC flight. He was obviously listening out as we gave our position report, and, shortly after, he came up on the air-to-air frequency. ... He asked: "Hey, what kind of an aircraft do you have with such a small amount of fuel?" ... We replied: "It's an A340 metric airplane, and the fuel is in kilograms."... More
ASA's Aviation Dictionary App for iOS devices is the definitive reference source for aeronautical terminology providing over 11,000 aviation related terms, definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms, and nearly 500 illustrations. Based on Dale Crane's popular book Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, this latest update not only has hundreds of additional entries, but has also been optimized for the latest iOS for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPod Touch.
Embraer Projects 530 New Deliveries of 70 to 130-seat Jets in Africa and the Middle East over the Next 20 Years
Embraer Commercial Aviation forecasts that airlines in Africa and the Middle East will take delivery of 530 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years (valued at USD 25 billion at list prices), representing 8% of the worldwide demand for the segment in the period. It is estimated that 65% of the total new deliveries will be added to support market demand growth while 35% will replace ageing retiring aircraft.
Conklin & de Decker has released the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2014 Volume I, delivering the most up-to-date benchmarking, operating, and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry. Aircraft Cost Evaluator is the flagship product from Conklin & de Decker's family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products that address more than 550 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.
It certainly delivers the claimed economy and operating costs check out, but mainly for Europe and Asia. Seven dollar avgas might make it sweeter for the U.S. More
While we haven't caught up to the blood moon pics from this past week, the silver lady is on our minds this week, which could explain why we're leading offing this edition of "PotW" with a shot from Brian Buck of Irmo, SC. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.