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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AOPA Washington Fly-In Draws Biggest Crowd Yet »

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 aircraft. The event offered on-airport camping, VIP tours of an aircraft carrier and the Boeing plant in nearby Everett, a Friday night barbecue with a live band, and educational talks and seminars all day Saturday. It was the most popular AOPA fly-in ever, by a wide margin, according to AOPA outreach director Chris Eads.

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FAA Orders Mandatory Balloon Checks »

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 airworthiness directive issued today. The AD is effective Aug. 29, and balloonists have 14 days after that to complete the inspection, which should take about a half hour. If the egeflex hoses are found, the balloon is grounded until the replacement is complete. Uncorrected, the faulty hoses could cause a fire, the FAA said.

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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

Civil Air Patrol Assists With Louisiana Floods »

The Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana wing is helping state agencies respond to this week’s flooding disaster with aerial photos of the region. The wing set up a command post at Baton Rouge... More

New This Week »

AVweb’s search of aviation news around the world found announcements from LogTen Pro X, Baker Aviation, Jeppesen and the Panasonic Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit. More

Pilot Spends Night In Tree After Ultralight Crash »

Two single-pilot aircraft accidents in Europe this week ended up with crash landings in treetops, leaving one pilot injured and the other in a tree all night waiting to be rescued. A 59-year-old... More

 

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Climbing out of my home airport with our friendly (and funny) tower controllers, I heard ... Tower: Cardinal XYZ, check transponder ... XYZ: Turning it on, sorry, guys, XYZ ... Tower: Cardinal XYZ, never admit your mistakes on frequency, just say it was warming up ... XYZ: All warmed up! XYZ ... Tower: That's the spirit ... Daniel Rasin More

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GoAirplane.com Releases Major Website Upgrade

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

Jeppesen, China Eastern Partner For Nation's First Paperless Airline Operations

China Eastern Airlines recently received authorization from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate in a fully digital capacity, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as part of its electronic flight bag (EFB) solution.

Aviation And Transport Innovation Summit To Be Held Oct. 12 In Rome

The fourth Panasonic Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS), dedicated to the latest advances in digital innovation, mobile computing and rugged technology for the railway and aviation sectors, takes place on 12th October 2016 in Rome.