Report: Small Jets Are Selling »

Report: Small Jets Are Selling

The private-jet market overall has been slumping so far this year, as reported in the latest GAMA tally, but a closer look at the data shows that small private jets are in growth mode, according to a recent analysis by the Wichita Eagle. The Eagle found that shipments of small and midsize jets grew by nearly 11 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year. Included in that category are jets built by Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda Aircraft, and One Aviation.

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Charter Pilot Charged With Drunkenness »

Charter Pilot Charged With Drunkenness

Police said a first officer’s blood alcohol content was 0.3, or seven times the legal limit, when he was tested at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, last Thursday and removed from the cockpit of a Talon Air Challenger 604 charter flight. The captain of the flight, Manny Ramirez, reportedly noticed that the first officer “smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech,” according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Ramirez called the dispatch office, and police were called to the cockpit.

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Drone Pilots Expected To Outnumber Aviators »

Drone Pilots Expected To Outnumber Aviators

With new FAA rules now in place, as of Monday, for operators to secure a commercial drone certificate, it’s been projected that their numbers will quickly outnumber manned-aircraft pilots. The FAA has estimated the number of certified commercial drone operators could exceed 600,000 within a year, equal to the total number of pilots from student to ATP. More than 3,300 people signed up to take the FAA drone knowledge test on Monday, the first day it was available, according to Bloomberg News.

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Veterans Group Targets Air Show »

A veterans group in San Diego is asking the public to boycott the Miramar Air Show, saying the show is dangerous and “glorifies war.” The annual show, which is held during Fleet Week,... More

Caravan Production Moving To Independence »

Textron Aviation is moving production of the Cessna Caravan from Wichita to Independence, Kansas to make room for new products, including its new flagship jet and high performance turboprop. More

Performer Dies In Oregon Crash »

Marcus Paine, a longtime flight instructor and airshow performer, died Saturday at an Oregon airshow. More

Fatal Airshow Crash In China »

Tragedy marked the opening of a new general aviation airport in north central China. Michel Leusch, of South Africa, failed to recover from a dive during a performance at the first Silk Road... More

Southwest Engine Comes Apart At Altitude »

A Southwest Airlines 737 made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida, Saturday after an uncontained failure of the number one engine. More

Man In Underwear Crashes Truck Into Airliner »

A stolen airline truck driven by a man wearing only boxer shorts crashed into a parked Southwest Airlines jet Thursday night at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. The incident required multiple police... More

Aerobatic Trainer Crashes Into Hangar During Takeoff »

An aerobatic trainer with a pilot and passenger veered off the runway during takeoff in California Wednesday and crashed into a hangar. The two men on board the SIAI-Marchetti SF260 were treated... More

 

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Precautionary Landings: Before It's Too Late

Precautionary Landings: Before It's Too Late »

How many pilots flying VFR and dealing with deteriorating weather have died because no one taught them that when things are bad, landing in a decent farm field can make the difference between being dead and merely inconvenienced? More

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Partial Panel Prognosis

Partial Panel Prognosis »

For most pilots the risk of instrument failure is remote. But when it happens, you have to be prepared. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Tri City Departure: Cessna 12345, squawk 4305 ... Cessna 12345: Tri City, um, we just noticed we are missing the knob for the last dial on the transponder ... Tri City Departure: What number is it on? ... Cessna 12345: Zero ... Tri City Departure: Standby, let me see if I can get you a code that ends in zero. More

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Press Releases

USAIG Launches Safety Program For UAS

USAIG proudly introduces Performance Vector Unmanned, created specifically for policyholders who insure unmanned aircraft systems. It serves to keep safety at the forefront, which is especially critical considering that UAS outnumber registered manned aircraft.

WAI Welcomes Kelly Murphy To Staff

Kelly Murphy has joined the Women in Aviation International staff as director of communications and editor-in-chief of Aviation for Women.

Thrush Appoints First Authorized Service Center In Uruguay

Thrush Aircraft continued its strong commitment to expansion of its factory authorized Service Center network with the addition today of Charles Chalking S.A. to its growing worldwide presence.