Airliners To Require Two Crew Members In Cockpits

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Airlines around the world said Thursday they'll start requiring two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The change comes after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately locked the captain outside the cockpit and crashed the jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all aboard. Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it has been considering the change and now is "speeding up the process." More

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AOPA Releases Aircraft Transition Course »

The AOPA Air Safety Institute released a new online course Friday designed to help pilots transition into unfamiliar aircraft. “Transitioning to Other Airplanes” offers factors to... More

New This Week »

AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found a new online service for finding engine overhaul shops, a new flight training program for Global Aerospace customers, an LCD cockpit retrofit from... More

The Weekender: Air Shows and Warbird Rides »

If you're looking for a ride in something out of the ordinary, say, a Lockheed C-60 or B-17, SocialFlight has a few offerings this weekend. Wings Over Flagler Rockin' the Runways will take place... More

Future Of ATC Discussed In Congress »

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday, advocates cited issues with unstable funding, aging infrastructure and inadequate staffing for critical air traffic control functions, and... More

New Regs Threaten Canadian Airports Says Group »

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) is rallying its members to oppose proposed regulations it says will threaten small airports across the country and make it much more difficult to... More

Amazon Says FAA UAS Approval 'Obsolete' »

Amazon says the FAA approval for limited outdoor testing of its unmanned aerial systems delivery service is not much use to the company because it applies to an aircraft the company is no longer... More

 

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Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps »

As the average GA fleet age goes well into the 30s, it's time for a voluntary, on-going program of corrosion inspections. More

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Your Refurb: New Paint

Your Refurb: New Paint »

While it may be a shallow measuring gauge, the most popular indicator of the success of an aircraft refurb is the paint job. A good one can be used to disguise many ills while a bad one can overwhelm the perfection of the new leather interior and... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

ORD TRACON was pretty busy last night, so we had to wait to check in for a couple of minutes. Just ahead of us, we heard TRACON issue an airliner a warning about an unauthorized laser illumination event: ... TRACON: "Airline XXX, unauthorized laser illumination event at 0035Z, ten miles west of PWK, reported at 7,000 feet -- a green laser." ... Airliner XXX: "Roger. Airline XXX. We'll be -- [short pause] -- not looking." -- Chris Lawson More

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Bill Harrelson to Speak at LOBO AirVenture Banquet

LOBO member, and polar circumnavigation world record holder, Bill Harrelson will be the featured speaker at this year's LOBO AirVenture Banquet, scheduled for July 23, at the Best Western Premiere Waterfront in Oshkosh.

Thomas Global Systems Releases LCD Retrofit For Aircraft

Thomas Global Systems, a leader in the design, production and support of avionic display systems technology, launches the new LCD TFD-8601 cockpit retrofit solution for regional and corporate aircraft. This new innovation is a true plug-and-play LCD replacement for Rockwell Collins' EFD-86 CRT unit on a range of regional and corporate aircraft including SAAB 340, Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, Beechcraft King Air, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker and Learjet.

Global Aerospace Announces 2015 Loss-of-Control-In-Flight Program

Global Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the 2015 Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-1) training program provided by SM4 safety program partner Calspan Corporation. All Global Aerospace customers who are interested in enhancing their current training curriculum to include Calspan's Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) course will now be eligible.