An Mi-8 helicopter crashed on a frozen river in Siberia Thursday, with at least 10 reported dead and 15 injured. Rescue crews with snowmobiles are at the site, about six miles from the Igarka airport.More
Severe icing and malfunctioning instruments led to the crash of a Cessna Citation in Kansas two years ago, the NTSB said in its probable cause report this week. The 1975 Cessna 500 Citation I was at 15,000 feet when it began a high-speed descent and crashed in a field, killing the pilot and single passenger on board.More
The testing of Tecnam's upcoming P2012 airplane now includes FADEC engines developed by Lycoming. The Italian aircraft manufacturer announced this week it has installed iE2 engines on the test aircraft, which is slated for a first flight in mid-2016.More
A selection of videos from last week's NBAA Convention in Las Vegas.
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found updates from the flight simulation industry, an upcoming business jet conference, and the passing of the founder of Mayo Aviation. More
Burt Rutan's latest aircraft prototype, the SkiGull, took a first flight this week from Coeur d'Alene airport in Idaho. The documentary film team following Rutan's work posted photos on Facebook,... More
The Weekender is on the road after Thanksgiving and found a few places to stop on SocialFlight. All pilots (current and non-current) are invited to share their experience with budding aviators at... More
Lockheed Martin has moved a step closer to FAA certification for its hybrid airship design, the company said last week. Lockheed worked with the FAA's certification office in Seattle for more than... More
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 was shot down Tuesday near the Syrian-Turkish border by air-to-air missiles fired by Turkish F-16 fighter jets, officials said. Various accounts have disputed whether the... More
Blue Origin, the space company headed by Jeff Bezos, has succeeded where every other effort has failed on Monday, the company launched its unmanned New Shepard suborbital space vehicle from... More
Ascension Air, which operates a fleet of Cirrus SR22 aircraft from its bases in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, now is offering jet cards and time shares for the Eclipse 550 jet. "Our new Eclipse 550... More
All drones weighing more than 250 grams about a half pound should be registered, according to the recommendations from an FAA task force, released today. The task force, comprising 25... More
As winter unveils its hand across the nation, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the last of aviation's "firsts," the aerial circumnavigation of our globe via the Poles. More
Most pilots I know are lazy. Writing as one who has spent most of his career flying airplanes, that's meant to be a compliment. The lazy pilot tends to accomplish the least work necessary in order to achieve the intended goal. This usually... More
Here' what you should expect to learn and master in the course of a tailwheel checkout. More
NY Center: "Jetsetter 123, got time for a quick question?" ... JS123: "Sure." ... NYC: "What's the service ceiling on that bird?" ... JS123: "FL 510." ... [A moment of silence followed.] ... Then someone asked: "Does that thing come with astronaut wings?" ... XY456: "Hey Center, what type of aircraft were you talking to?" ... NYC: "He's a G6." ... Some other regional jet driver then chimed in: "Man, I can't even afford a Pontiac G6." ... NYC had to apologize to Air Canada: "Sorry, guys. I was... More
Avlite is Enhancing Aviation Safety through Visual Identification of Obstacles and Aviation Hazards with the use of the New Day/Night ICAO Type A & Type B MIOL
Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, a new business of Esterline Corporation, today introduced to market its new TREALITY(R) FD-Series of faceted displays at I/ITSEC. û
Verotec's manufacturing, design, modification and customization capability enabled a 12U (533.4 mm) 19 inch application-specific avionics test rig to be created from the customer's original design drawings in a short timescale.
A new film, Bridge of Spies, casts engaging light on Powers' place in aviation history. More
Michael Iocca of Modesto, CA kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted aviation photos. Click through for more incredible shots.