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FAA Takes Two Years to Rule on Bell Appeal »

In January 2012, Bell Canada applied to the FAA for an exemption from the FARs that would allow it to increase the gross weight of its Model 429 by 500 pounds to 7,500 pounds as had been approved... More

Pentagon and Lockheed Cut Deal for More F-35s »

In an exclusive, Reuters is reporting that Lockheed Martin and the Defense Department have inked a $4 billion deal for an eighth series delivery of 43 F-35 single-engine, all-weather, stealth... More

UAS At NBAA: U.S. Is Falling Behind »

It's the same old story. FAA regulatory foot-dragging hobbles development and competition. While the rest of the world, especially Israel and Australia, move rapidly forward with commercial... More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly foray into all that is going on in aviation revealed news of EASA certification of a new Airbus helicopter, a free ForeFlight manual, the identity of the keynote speaker at Redbird... More

'Flying Man' UFO Baffles Officials »

UFO reports by airliner crews are nothing new but a British A320 crew raised eyebrows after saying they had a close encounter with a flying man who swooped past their aircraft without visible means... More

Three Die In Midair At Frederick Airport (Updated) »

hree people were reportedly killed Thursday afternoon at the Frederick, Maryland, airport when an airplane and a helicopter collided close to the runway. The airplane was a Cirrus SR22, according... More

 

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It Wasn't Remarkable

It Wasn't Remarkable »

The aircraft involved was a 1973 Cessna T210L. It had a current annual inspection, was ADS-B compliant, had a GPS approved for IFR operations and the database for the avionics was found to be current. The aircraft was not approved for flight into... More

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Making IMC Transitions

Making IMC Transitions »

Mark Twain once said, "If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way." That's also true of flying a Cat I ILS to minimums. No amount of training, except maybe in the best simulators, prepares you for what it's like... More

Short Final:

Short Final

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While a young second lieutenant at nav school at Mather Air Force Base in 1983, I was trundling along in a T-37 in the high teens on a training mission. I overheard the following conversation between an Air Force pilot and a controller who was... More

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Reveals Dream Chaser(R) Spacecraft Science Mission Variant

Space Systems presents the Dream Chaser Science Mission Mock-Up at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference in Pasadena, California, through Oct. 26. In addition to the primary function of transporting crew and cargo to and from low-Earth orbit (LEO), SNC's Dream Chaser(R) program team has been developing a science mission variant which leverages the inherent capabilities of the vehicle to offer a free-flying microgravity science laboratory.

NationAir Aviation Insurance Offers Complimentary Contract Review

NationAir Aviation Insurance now offers complimentary contract review to all commercial clients, NationAir President Jeff Bauer announced, to help clients reduce risk and save money.

Airbus Helicopters' EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new ūEC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the ūdevelopment history of the EC135. ū