Boom Technology Raises Additional Capital to Support Supersonic Demonstrator »

Boom Technology Raises Additional Capital to Support Supersonic Demonstrator

Centennial Airport based Boom Technology, would-be maker of the first supersonic airliner since the Concorde, has raised an additional $33 million to fund development of its 1/3 scale demonstration aircraft, the XB-1, according to a company press release. An SEC filing on Tuesday reported that the company had raised $41.9 million, though $7.9 million of that probably reflects a restructuring of amounts previously raised. Boom CEO and founder Blake Scholl says “our mission is to make supersonic flight a reality,” and expects to see the XB-1 close to ready to fly in the next year.

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Vintage Air Rally Completes Trip from Greece to South Africa; Gears Up for Tour of Americas »

Vintage Air Rally Completes Trip from Greece to South Africa; Gears Up for Tour of Americas

Of the 19 aircraft that set out from Crete, Greece on November 12, 14 survivors of the Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally arrived in Cape Town, South Africa after 8,000 miles and over a month of flying. The pre-WWII aircraft were the first to land at the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza in 80 years and the first to receive permission for level overflight of Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Those failing to complete included a Boeing Stearman, piloted by John Ordway and his daughter Isabella, which was destroyed in a forced landing 80 miles from Nairobi following a total engine failure.

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Fourth Embraer E190-E2 Prototype Joins Flight Test Fleet »

Fourth Embraer E190-E2 Prototype Joins Flight Test Fleet

Embraer says its fourth E190-E2 prototype has officially joined the test team with a two-hour flight last week. The petite Brazilian twin is the most refined of the four siblings and will be used specifically for interior tests: cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The three aircraft already in testing have accumulated 650 flight hours, and Luis Carlos Affonso, COO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, says the advanced certification tests—high speed flying qualities, flutter, natural ice and cold soak reliability—are coming soon.

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Vintage Wings Selling Hawk One »

One of the best flying examples of an F-86 Sabre is for sale by its Canadian owner for the seemingly bargain price of $795,000 USD. Vintage Wings of Canada is selling its Canadair MK-V Sabre, named... More

Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing »

The Museum of Flight in Seattle is hosting a 50th birthday party for the littlest Boeing commercial airplane, the 737, on April 9. Brien Wygle, pilot-in-command for the maiden flight, is expected... More

NTSB Finds Elevator Malfunction In Michigan Overrun »

NTSB investigators have found that the right elevator was jammed on the chartered Ameristar Boeing MD-83 that ran off the runway on March 8 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with the... More

Aviation Advocates Press Case Against Privatizing ATC »

Sixteen general aviation advocacy groups joined forces on Tuesday to express their concerns to leaders in the House and Senate about efforts to privatize air traffic control. The organizations... More

B-29 ‘Doc’ To Fly At Oshkosh, And More »

Fans of the restored B-29 “Doc,” which flew last July after 16 years of effort by scores of volunteers in Wichita, have long yearned for the chance to see the airplane fly at EAA... More

NASA Confirms Biofuels Cut Jet Pollution »

Using a biofuel mix to power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent compared to conventional fuels, according to a recent NASA study. The new... More

NTSB: FAA Shares Blame In Fatal Crash »

The FAA’s decision to issue a Part 135 certificate to a charter operator in Alaska, despite the pilot’s history of accidents, incidents, re-examinations and checkride failures, was a... More

 

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Your Attitude on Instruments

Your Attitude on Instruments »

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Regional Approach: Citation 123, please give a cloud description on your descent ...Citation 123: They're white ... Regional Approach: ... Citation 123: Just kidding. Tops were jagged 5,000 down to 4,500 ... Regional Approach: I literally had nothing to say to that. More

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AutoGyro USA hosts the world debut of new Gyro

AutoGyro USA is extremely proud and honored to announce that this year's Sun n Fun event taking place in Lakeland, Florida (March 4th thru 9th) has been chosen as the launch location for this eagerly anticipated and much talked about exciting new model.

Aviation Program Expands at Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is advancing its aviation program with the purchase of ten new planes from Cirrus Aircraft expected to begin arriving in June. The fleet of Thunderbird-red, fixed-wing planes features the Cirrus SR20 - a technologically advanced, easy-to-fly modern training platform that will prepare both flight instructors and students to fly tomorrow's commercial airliners, military and general aviation aircraft.

Flamingo Air Partners with U.S. Forestry Service To Help Combat Need for Avionics Electronics Technicians

Flamingo Air's Airline Ground Schools has announced it is now working with the United States Forestry Service to aid them in recruiting Avionics Electronics Technicians to work for the organization.