Cylinder AD Takes Effect

Cylinder AD Takes Effect »

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

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New This Week »

Our survey of the news of the week uncovered two new releases; Conklin and de Decker’s latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator and ASA’s upgraded aviation dictionary app as well as the identity of... More

Landmark Aviation Buying Ross Aviation »

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

Textron Announces Beech, Cessna Layoffs »

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

FAA Sued Over Model Aircraft Operations »

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

Weekender: Airport Options For Everyone »

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 Releases New Crew Rest Guidelines »

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

Cobham Sells Chelton, S-TEC »

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

ERAU Expands Electric Flight Research »

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



Legal Issues for Pilots

Legal Issues for Pilots »

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 what’s involved in buying or owning an airplane and had an immersion in... More


Used Aircraft Guide: Cessna 206

Used Aircraft Guide: Cessna 206 »

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

Short Final:

Short Final »

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


Press Releases

Aviation Dictionary App Version 1.24

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 Release the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2014 Volume I

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.