Airbus Orders Checks of A400M Software

Airbus Orders Checks of A400M Software »

Airbus is ordering engine software checks on A400M military aircraft after one of the four-engine turboprops crashed in Seville, Spain on May 9 during a test flight, killing four of the six on board. According to a Reuters report, Airbus found data from the crash indicating a possible problem with the installation of the system that runs the engines. The company issued an alert to military agencies using the carrier aircraft, asking them to check the “electronic control units” that control the engines. More

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Bill Would Affect VA Aviation Training Benefits »

Aviation groups say a proposed new bill will essentially block military veterans from using their Veterans Administration benefits to obtain aviation degrees. The new measure would cap the VA... More

Museum Deal For Martin Mars Blocked »

The Canadian government has thrown a wrench in long-running talks for the Navy's National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola to acquire the one aircraft missing from its collection. The Navy is... More

Random Pilot Mental Health Tests Proposed »

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says random tests to determine the psychological fitness of pilots could reduce the risk to passengers from mentally ill pilots. In his first media interview since the... More

Hoverboard On The Market By Christmas »

A Canadian company hopes to have a consumer "hoverboard" on the market by Christmas, a little more than a year after setting a Guinness record for flying a prototype of the device almost a thousand... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found an engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan, scholarship awards from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and The Racing Aces, and an... More

Emergency AD Issued For Avidyne IFDs »

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Dynon Updates Skyview, Lowers Price For Pocket Panel »

Dynon Avionics, the maker of experimental and light-sport panels, has lowered the price of its all-digital D2 Pocket Panel to $1095. Designed to serve as an instrument backup for certified or... More



Autopilot Repairs: Worth a Try

Autopilot Repairs: Worth a Try »

It wasn't long ago that an entry-level, two-axis autopilot was priced around 10 grand—including installation. Today, that price is double. Add some options and the bottom line could soar toward $30,000. These big proposals have many owners... More


Top Five Pre-Flight Mistakes

Top Five Pre-Flight Mistakes »

The pre-flight inspection is something we learn about during our first flight lesson. We poke, prod, uncowl, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

En route from TRK to RHV recently in Centurion 7RR, I found myself on the same center frequency as Bonanza -- 5JJ! I was really tempted to tell center, "7 Romeo Romeo would like to connect with 5 Juliet Juliet." But I didn't want to start a feud, so I bit my tongue and said nothing. -- Rick Tavan More


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AOPA's Platt Wins Racing Aces Training Scholarship

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Central Southwest Regional Manager, Yasmina Platt, was awarded the $2,500 Racing Aces Aviation Scholarship for Women. The announcement of the winner at the Angel Flight Network event in West Houston Airport (KIWS) on May 16, was a surprise for Platt who was at the event representing AOPA. Racing Aces Pilot, Dianna Stanger, presented the award to her.

GAMA Announces Scholarship Awards

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.

Latvia To Host Baltic Business Aviation Forum

The 4th Baltic Business Aviation Forum will be held on August 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The Forum gathers business aviation professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges, and to share expertise and best practices.