The FAA has told its field inspectors that a video on the Internet is not enough to prove that someone has violated its rules against commercial operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). In a notice to its enforcement personnel, the agency says that while video that appears to have been shot from a UAS might be a clue that illegal activity is going on, it can't be the sole basis for enforcement action. More
A supersonic warbird and a new fighter jet will make their debuts in the military lineup at EAAs AirVenture in July. Dean Cutter Cutshall of Indiana will show his North American... More
Avilution LLC, which is developing software for a new flight management system, will demonstrate a prototype with a Zenith CH750 at Sun 'n Fun in Florida next week. The eXtensible Flight System... More
Continental Motors Group announced Thursday it received a Production Certificate from the FAA to assemble its CD-135 and CD-155 diesel engine retrofit kits in North America. The diesel engines will... More
The first exhibit at the main entrance to Aero Friedrichshafen this year celebrates electric-powered flight, with a collection of aircraft that share the theme "ecological, electrical, and... More
Diamond brought its DA62 twin to Aero Friedrichshafen this week, where an EASA official arrived on Thursday afternoon to ceremoniously present its type certificate. Diamond CEO Christian Dries said... More
SpaceX will try again to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge in June, when its next mission to the International Space Station is scheduled. The launch Tuesday of the rocket to take a... More
AVweb's search of news around the world found a newly revamped aviation program at Parkland College, the unveiling of a helicopter laboratory at the University of Miami, an upcoming STC for Aerocet... More
There are always unknowns in any human endeavor, but in aviation, we must think about the ways we can minimize them. More
If you're doing an avionics upgrade as part of a refurb, we think wireless avionics integration makes sense, especially as the cost may be as low as $1,000 plus installation. More
Some insist it began production as the world's largest flying sweet potato and evolved into Snoopy crouching as he waited for his supper. The original PA-23, the Apache, seemed almost round and had such modest powerplants that single-engine... More
As number two in the pattern today, I announced: "Comanche, right downwind, runway 21." ... Number three in the pattern said: "182 on 45, looking for traffic." ... I responded: "I'm over the hill, turning base now." ... Number three said: "If you're flying today, there's no way you're over the hill." -- Al Briguglio More
Airforms, Inc. Engineering Supports DHC-2 "Beaver" OperatorsūProvides DER approved data for alteration of crew seats in response to FAA safety alert letterū
The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science unveiled today its one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory. The Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP) allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate and human health.
The Parkland College Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce very special opportunities for students who wish to pursue aviation as a career. At the national news intersection of high student loan debt and impending airline pilot shortage, Parkland's program offers a breath of fresh air.
In a first visit to Aero, it's hard to escape this harsh reality -- around every corner, there is another beautiful, stunning, interesting aircraft -- but it's difficult or next to impossible for an American to buy one. More
Jim Russell of Edgewater, FL kicks off our latest batch of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more shots from AVweb readers around the globe.