Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production

Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production »

Two copies of the Rui Xiang RX1E two-seat electric-powered airplane flew at the China Airshow, held last week in Zhuhai, and this week, it was reported that construction has begun on a manufacturing plant in Shenyang. Certification of the aircraft is expected later this year, and production is expected to begin in the first half of 2015, according to China Daily. The plant will be capable of producing up to 100 airplanes per year. More

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GA Advocates Seek FAA Reform »

The FAA should support the general aviation community in three key areas -- third-class medical reform, aircraft certification, and the ADS-B Out mandate -- AOPA President Mark Baker told a... More

Garmin 7-Inch Display Now Shipping »

Garmin now has a 7-inch G3X Touch display option available for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft, the company said this week. The high-resolution touchscreen display provides an... More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly search of the news in the world of aviation turned up new leadership roles at Honeywell Aerospace, Key Air, the board of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. and the Association for Unmanned... More

Successful Test For Firefighting Helo-Drone »

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace successfully tested an unmanned K-Max helicopter in simulated firefighting exercises, the companies said this week. During the demonstration, a small VTOL Indago... More

Boeing Test-Flies Eco-technologies »

Boeing launched its ecoDemonstrator 787 in Seattle this week, to start flight-testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing noise. The new round of testing,... More

New President At BendixKing »

Honeywell has appointed a former naval aviator to lead BendixKing and continue "its legacy of delivering innovative, reliable and intuitive avionics to the light aircraft and pilot community."... More

Avionics Sales Dip In Third Quarter »

Avionics sales dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2014 with total sales more than $614 million, according to statistics released by the Aircraft Electronics Association Tuesday. That's a... More

Airbus To Expand Beluga Fleet »

Airbus will build five new Beluga transport aircraft, the company announced this week. Only five of the large-transport airplanes exist, all of them operated by Airbus to transport large aircraft... More

 

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VTOL Hybrids for General Aviation?

VTOL Hybrids for General Aviation? »

Two VTOL hybrid (wings for horizontal flight) concept aircraft have recently made the news, one designed for cargo and one that is roadable and designed for personal transport. We sniffed around to learn a little more. Despite huge engineering... More

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Refurb of the Month: Don Toy's Cessna 150F

Refurb of the Month: Don Toy's Cessna 150F »

With refurbs gaining momentum, we're seeing more restoration of modest airplanes, especially Cessna 150s, which are among the most economical airplanes to own and fly. Don Toy of Homesteand, Iowa, recently sent us this report on his refurb. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was on my way back to Chicago Midway after delivering some freight out east. "It was a dark and stormy night" with scattered thunderstorms and few airplanes. I was with Cleveland approach when this call came through. ... Something Something Yankee: "Cleveland, this is Something Something Yankee. How do you hear?" ... Cleveland: "Loud and clear. How me?" ... Something Something Yankee: "Loud and clear, sir." ... After a bit of time, this communication was repeated. There seemed to be no... More

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Categories of the ILS

Categories of the ILS »

The category of ILS approach refers to how low a visibility you can legally fly your airplane down to during the approach. Here's what they are and who and what can fly the various categories. More

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What's In Aviation's Future? »

In Brainteaser Quiz #200, we asked readers to forecast where aviation will be when Quiz #400 appears. Readers were quick to respond with the insightful discussion we've come to expect from respondents whose identities remain anonymous, the hallmark of a sound, Web-based survey. More

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Citation Jet Pilots, Embry-Riddle Name 2015 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship Winners

The Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Association, the premier owner/pilot organization for the Cessna Citation series of jet aircraft, recently joined with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation in contributing $50,000 each towards four Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarships to students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) on campuses in Prescott, AZ and Daytona Beach, FL.

Craig Fuller, Former AOPA CEO, Joins AEAC Board

Craig Fuller, former President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), has joined the Board of Directors of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC).

First Ever China Aviation Directory 2015 Just Published

China Aviation Directory 2015 is the world's first ever and only source of the English-language information available on the aviation industry in China.