Turbine Mallard Back In Play

Turbine Mallard Back In Play »

Frakes Aviation, which acquired the Mallard amphibian from Grumman and modified it with turbine engines, is in search of a new buyer who will take the airplanes back into production. "We're looking for someone to take on the entire project," Sam Jantzen, of Mallard Aircraft, who is working with Frakes, told AVweb this week. More

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SAM Aircraft On The Sale Block »

Just a year and a half after first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale. More

New This Week »

AVweb's weekly review of developments in aviation revealed news that Cessna delivered its 10,000th single-engine airplane from its Independence, Kansas, facility, Bell Helicopter broke ground on a... More

U.S. Airline Aircraft Sales Boom »

Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for aircraft, and the underlying trend also remained firm, pointing to brisk... More

Disney Sees Drone-Operated Entertainment »

Disney "imagineers" have found some unique uses for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that could eventually see airborne puppets controlled by drones pulling the strings. The company has filed three... More

Malaysian Crew Members 'Afraid To Fly' »

Malaysian Airlines has been losing cabin crew at a higher than normal rate recently and the leader of its biggest union says there's no mystery there. Abu Malek Ariff told AFP some employees "are... More

Three Rescuers Killed In Helo Crash »

A police helicopter crashed about 9 a.m. Sunday while trying to rescue an injured climber in the Picos de Europa mountain range in Spain, killing all three crew members on board. A fourth crew... More

Historic Fighter Plane Collection Sold »

A collection of historic aircraft that flew in the 1969 movie "The Battle of Britain" and then sat in storage in a Texas hangar for more than 40 years has been sold for more than 10 million pounds... More

 

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Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services

Lockheed-Martin: User-Friendly Pilot Services »

Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviation—no matter how sophisticated, cool and user-friendly its weather briefing and flight safety services become, pilots don't seem to be paying attention.... More

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Used Aircraft Guide: Diamond DA20

Used Aircraft Guide: Diamond DA20 »

Diamond found success with the DA20 as a basic trainer and as an inexpensive, owner-flown fun flyer that's fast enough to fly the occasional cross country, albeit in VFR conditions only. More

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Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There?

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over There? »

It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the time recovery is routine. Here's what to do when the upset is serious. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Last week, my wife and I heard this radio exchange while flying across Texas: ... San Angelo Approach: "Cardinal XXX, you got time for a quick question?" ... Cardinal XXX: "Sure." ... SJT Approach (in a deep Texas drawl): "Is there somethin' special about your flight today? Special cargo or something?" ... Cardinal XXX: "Nope." ... San Angelo Approach: "They just have you on a beacon code that's usually reserved for unusual stuff." ... Cardinal XXX: "Well, that's the only code my... More

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Bearhawk Aircraft Receives FAA Approval For Transition Training

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today receipt of the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.

New Mexico Aviation presents Safety Pin Award to Cutter Aviation

The Aviation Division of New Mexico State Department of Transportation recently presented the Safety Pin Award to Jessi Rowden, General Manager of Cutter Aviation, Albuquerque. The award was presented in appreciation for support of the State of New Mexico in their safety, training and informational meetings, classes and seminars, which are frequently hosted at Cutter Aviation.

Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Cessna Aircraft Company delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996.