Bell Helicopter introduced its new 407GXP at Heli-Expo, in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday. The new aircraft is an upgrade of the 407GX, with a payload increase of 50 pounds, a new fuel-efficient M250 Rolls-Royce engine with FADEC, and new avionics features that the company says will lessen pilot workload. The company also announced at the Expo that it has agreed to deliver 200 of the new helicopters, configured for emergency medical services, to Air Methods Corporation; the order is one of the largest commercial sales in Bell Helicopter's history. More
It appears that FlightPro, the well-regarded Android flight planner and chart app will not be back anytime soon, thanks to increasingly intense legal wrangling among the shareholders and entities... More
The first civilian tiltrotor aircraft could be available for sale in 2017 and it will be built in Philadelphia. Agusta Westland announced Tuesday the AW609 will be certified in the U.S. and go into... More
Airbus Helicopters presented its clean-sheet medium-class rotorcraft design, the H160, at Heli-Expo, in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday. The new design features two firsts -- the largest-ever shrouded... More
The sixth annual "Fly It Forward Challenge" is underway this week, calling on pilots around the world to take a non-pilot woman or girl on a short flight to introduce her to general aviation.... More
The FAA's air traffic control system is at "increased and unnecessary risk" from cyber-attacks and other threats, according to a government report released this week. The analysis by the Government... More
It was almost a year ago, on March 8, 2014, that flight MH370 vanished from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. As the anniversary approaches, Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are... More
Diamond Aircraft has certified the Continental Diesel CD-155 engine for retrofit in its DA42 fleet, the company said on Monday. The new option is now available in Europe and Canada, with FAA... More
An Australian skydiver was likely saved by a fellow jumper who pulled his ripcord for him after he suffered an apparent seizure during freefall. In dramatic (really) video from the helmet cam of... More
The Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, Virginia is responsible for the entire National Airspace System. Unlike tower or radar controllers who micromanage up to 30 planes at a time, the ATCSCC oversees the five thousand or so... More
It seems there's always an Arrow on the ramp as well as a good selection of them on the used market. Flight schools have long sworn by them as relatively economical complex trainers, and owners report happy relationships with their combination of... More
About 20 years ago, I was flying on a cloudy Saturday morning southwest of Austin, Texas. I was monitoring Austin approach when I heard a conversation from a plane inbound to Austin asking if they were in radar contact. ... Approach asked if they were the plane ten miles west of Comfort, Texas on a heading of XXX. ... The voice replied, "I don't think so. The town I see is too close for Comfort." -- Bryan D. Miller More
Bend, Oregon -- Precise Flight, Inc., an Oregon based supplier of advanced technology to the aviation industry, has announced it has become the lead distributor of the Rigid Industries line of LED lights for aircraft.
Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT), aerospace leader in solutions based manufacturing and repair services, announces that Dennis Moore will oversee AAT's business and production operations.û
Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT), an Aviation - Aerospace leader in solutions based manufacturing and repair services, announces the launch the new company capabilities website: www.AATinc.net. The redesigned website now provides visitors a comprehensive overview of AAT updated repair and services capabilities roster, designed with streaming videos, online product catalog, news and client services.
I suspect AFF instructor Sheldon McFarlane was as uncomfortable being called a hero as most of us would be in that situation. I'd call him a skilled professional doing his job. More
Ray Damijonaitis of Gurnee, IL takes "close call" to a new level in our latest prize-winning photos. Click through for more breath-taking reader-submitted pictures.