Two Killed In King Air Crash At Tucson Airport »

Two Killed In King Air Crash At Tucson Airport

Both people on board were killed when a Beechcraft 300 King Air crashed and burned at Tucson International Airport, shortly after noon on Monday. The aircraft had just taken off for Mexico, and crashed on the ramp between the terminal and a cargo area. No one on the ground was hurt. The heavy smoke and fire was quickly dealt with by fire crews, and commercial flights were not affected by the accident. The NTSB will investigate.

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Spike Expands SST Effort »

Spike Aerospace, a startup company based in Boston, Massachusetts, that aims to develop a quiet supersonic 18-passenger jet, said this week it will be ready to fly a technology demonstrator by late this summer. The subsonic test vehicle will be flown to verify the designís low-speed aerodynamic stall recovery characteristics, the company said.

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Red Bull Back To San Diego »

Red Bull Back To San Diego

The Red Bull Air Races will return to San Diego this year with an early spring date. The second race of the year will be held in the southern California city April 15-16.

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More Experimental PMAs Likely »

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Airbus CEO: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Fly This Year »

Airbus will begin test flights of its flying taxi prototype by the end of the year, the company’s chief executive said this week. Speaking at the technology industry’s DLD Conference in... More

ADS-B Equipage On Track: AEA »

The avionics industry will rise to the challenge of equipping the U.S. aircraft fleet with ADS-B Out by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline says an industry leader. Ric Peri, the VP of government and... More

Mysterious Military Drone Found In Russia »

The Russian government is looking into the source of a military-grade drone discovered on the shoreline of the Black Sea. Media outlets in the region near the town of Anapa published photos this... More

Delivery Drone Test Flights Expand In Canada »

A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon... More

SkyPan Settles With FAA Over Drone Photo Flights »

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FAA Offers Outreach On SoCal Airspace Changes »

Pilots who fly in Southern California’s busy airspace will soon be expected to follow new procedures, so the FAA has planned a series of public meetings and webinars to bring everyone up to... More

 

Short Final:

Short Final »

Often the hardest part of flying into a big Class B airport is finding your way around on the ground. After landing at Washington Dulles, I heard this exchange on the ground frequency ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, uh, we're having some trouble finding Foxtrot" ... Ground: "Hawker xxx, where are you?" ... Hawker: "We're at Zulu and Zulu 2." ... Ground: "Go south on Zulu." ... (delay) ... Hawker: "Ground, Hawker xxx, sorry, but we still can't seem to find it." ... Ground: "OK yeah, just keep... More

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Alertus Technologies Expands Airport Solutions

Alertus Technologies announced today its expansion in the airport solutions sector with the recent addition of Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport. Other recently deployed airports include the Kansas City International Airport and Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport.

Independence Aviation Named Best In Flight Training By Cirrus

Independence Aviation LLC (IA), based at Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Englewood, Colorado, has received the first-ever "Cirrus Training Center of the Year" award by Cirrus Aircraft, an international leader in general aviation.

NATA Announces Call For Nominations

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces a call for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their fields and the highest levels of customer service to the general aviation community.