Longitude First Flight Imminent »

Longitude First Flight Imminent

Cessna’s super-midsize Citation Longitude prototype has completed initial ground engine tests, the company said today, adding that the first flight is expected “in the coming weeks.” The tests verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems, the company said. “The engine-run tests are one of the final major milestones as we prepare for first flight,” said Scott Ernest, CEO of Textron Aviation.

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NASA’s Five New Aeronautics Ideas »

NASA’s Five New Aeronautics Ideas

NASA has chosen five new aviation-related technologies that it intends to study intently over the next two years as part of its ongoing Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, the agency said recently. The researchers will focus on fuel cells, the use of 3D printing to improve electric-motor performance, energy storage in lithium-air batteries, ways to change the shape of a wing in flight, and a new antenna design based on the use of lightweight aerogel.

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Airlander 10 Damaged During Test-Flight Landing »

Airlander 10 Damaged During Test-Flight Landing

The Airlander 10 made a nose-in landing Wednesday on its second test flight, interrupting the hybrid airship’s development. Hybrid Air Vehicles said in a statement the aircraft went for a 100-minute flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire.

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The Weekender: Airshows, Concerts And A Runway Run »

Looking to fly somewhere for free food? SocialFlight.com has some options plus camp-out events for The Weekender. EAA Chapter 1479 in Missouri will host a fly-in Saturday to kick off the Sound of... More

FAA Orders Mandatory Balloon Checks »

All 6,400 hot-air balloons in the U.S. must be inspected to ensure they are not equipped with potentially leaky fuel hoses made of “egeflex” material, the FAA said in an emergency... More

AOPA Washington Fly-In Draws Biggest Crowd Yet »

AOPA has been organizing its regional fly-ins for a few years now, and its latest event, held at the Bremerton National Airport near Seattle, Washington, drew more than 4,000 people and nearly 700... More

Piper M500 Now EASA-Approved »

Piper’s M500, an upgraded version of its Meridian turboprop, is now EASA-approved, the company announced today. "EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major... More

New Drone Rules Take Effect Monday »

The FAA’s new rules that will allow widespread use of small drones for commercial purposes take effect next Monday, Aug. 29. The rules require operators of commercial drones to have a pilot... More

Santa Monica Battle Escalates »

Only a few days after losing yet another round in the legal slugfest that continues over Santa Monica Airport, opponents of the airport are turning up the political pressure on the city council. More

China Luring Western Pilots »

Chinese airlines are reportedly offering experienced airline pilots more than $300,000 a year, tax-free, to work for them and that might be just the beginning of a bidding war for cockpit crew. More

Northrop Grumman Unveils Trainer »

Northrop Grumman has rolled out its clean-sheet contender for the Air Force’s advanced trainer competition. The unnamed aircraft looks a lot like the T-38 it will replace but will have all the... More

 

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Pathways to Aviation Announces Learning Center Expansion

Pathways to Aviation announces Aviation Learning Center expansion during Reno National Championship Air Races to accommodate over 5000 students for hands on learning, exhibits, classes and presentations.

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National Flight Services, a leading provider of aircraft maintenance as well as engine and component overhaul services; announced today that they are expanding their services.

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GoAirplane.com, a premier Aircraft Scheduling and Maintenance Tracking system, has just released a major upgrade of its website.