Airbus Patents Mach-4 Bizjet Concept

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Airbus has been granted a U.S. patent for an airplane that could fly commercial passengers at speeds up to Mach 4.5, according to various news reports this week. The plans show the hydrogen-fueled airplane would take off vertically, propelled by turbo jets, then a rocket motor and wing-mounted ramjets would propel the aircraft as high as 100,000 feet. The aircraft then would transition to level flight. That flight profile would minimize the sonic boom impact on the surface, according to Airbus. More

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Used Business Jet Inventory Drops »

The number of used business jets on the market continues to decline but older aircraft remain a tough sell, according to a report from JetNet released this week. The market analysis company said... More

Beacon To Launch Northeast Service In September »

Beacon, a new venture launched by the team behind Surf Air, plans to start offering a subscription-based private airplane service in the Northeast starting September 15, the company has announced.... More

Notam System Now Includes Drones »

Operators of unmanned aerial systems now can submit their flight plans online, and those operations will be displayed graphically to general aviation pilots when they file their flight plans,... More

Textron To Develop New Single-Engine Turboprop »

Textron Aviation has "been listening to the market" and sees an opportunity to introduce a new single-engine turboprop, the company confirmed in an email to AVweb on Monday. "This is an entirely... More

Russian Aerobatic Helicopter Crashes »

One pilot died and another escaped with serious injuries when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an airshow in Russia on Sunday. The Mi-28N was taking part in a demonstration by the... More

Flaperon Confirmed As 777 Part »

The flaperon found on a beach on French-owned Reunion Island last week has been confirmed as a piece of a Boeing 777 of the same model operated as MH370. Malaysian authorities confirmed Sunday that... More

Bin Laden Relatives Die In Phenom Crash »

Three members of Osama bin Laden's family, including his half-sister, were killed along with their Jordanian pilot when their Embraer Phenom 300 crashed in a runway overrun accident in England. The... More

Two More Vie For "Oldest Pilot" Title »

When George Neal, 96, flew his de Havilland Chipmunk in Canada to qualify as the "world's oldest active pilot" in the Guinness Book of World Records, it wasn't surprising to hear about pilots who... More

 

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Changes Revealed in FAA Enforcement Procedures

Changes Revealed in FAA Enforcement Procedures »

During the annual EAA Legal Advisory Council Board Meeting on July 24, 2015, our special guest Reggie Govan, the recently installed FAA Chief Counsel laid out several changes underway at the FAA that will affect how the FAA conducts enforcement... More

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AVmail: August 3, 2015 »

Captain Jim Carney writes: "I'm a retired Northwest Airlines (now Delta) 747-400 captain. I was a member of ALPA for 38 years. The letter ALPA put out against medical is baseless. Due to the fact many ALPA pilots and those representing pilots at other carriers, retired and active, own GA aircraft, I think the leadership opened their big mouth and inserted their foot. All pilots flying GA aircraft need to keep contacting their elected officials. Thanks for the coverage." Click through to read... More

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Propeller Care

Propeller Care »

In May 2008 the FAA published five new SAIBs or Suggested Airworthiness Information Bulletins on propeller maintenance. While these bulletins do not carry the weight of an AD, they do come about as a result of discussions with field organizations... More

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JetBrokers Opens Florida Office

Kelly O'Brien just opened a JetBrokers office in Tampa, Florida. Kelly is a true aviation enthusiast. She has flown a variety of aircraft during her aviation career, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, with Hawker Type Ratings (Hawker 400/800/800XP), as well as being a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII.)

20 Notable Speakers, 30 Airline Companies and 1,500 Aerospace Professionals to convene in DC for OBAP's National Convention, August 12 - 14

More than fifteen hundred aviation and aerospace professionals will gather August 12 - 14, 2015 for the 39th Annual National Convention and Career Exposition at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Airforms Inc. Receives New FAA PMA Approval

Airforms' growing line of FAA PMA'd replacement engine baffles now includes parts for 1976-1980 C210 aircraft. The baffles are eligible for installation on serial numbers 21061040 through 21064135.