New Helicopter Rules Pushed Back A Year

New Helicopter Rules Pushed Back A Year »

The FAA has delayed for a year the implementation of much of its revision of rules governing helicopter operations to allow operators, and itself, time to adopt the many changes. The final rule was published Feb. 21 and was to take effect on Tuesday but it was apparently too soon for all involved. More

More News

Archie League Awards Honor Controllers »

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association recently held its annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, honoring controllers who have kept their cool in dangerous and challenging... More

Bag-Dropping Workers Face Dismissal »

Air Canada says it will fire two baggage handlers caught on video dropping carry-on items from the top of a stairway into a bin 20 feet below last week. Passenger Dwayne Stewart shot the video last... More

New Photo Of Mystery Plane Emerges »

A somewhat clearer photo of a so-far unidentified aircraft has emerged, this time from Wichita, and it shows a little more detail of the delta-shaped flying wing. The photo was taken by Jeff... More

AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available »

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft... More

Mystery N-Registered Bizjet in Iran »

Despite strict economic sanctions in place against Iran, a U.S.-registered Bombardier Challenger, N604EP, was spotted on the ramp at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran earlier this week. Who is traveling... More

Laid-Back CNN MH370 Expert Fired »

A Canadian flight instructor who has been one of CNN's go-to experts in its exhaustive coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been fired at least in part because of... More

Scholarships Awarded to Women in Transportation Studies »

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014. Each of the winners... More

New This Week »

Our weekly survey of aviation news turned up an announcement of certification of the newest Airbus Helicopter, tighter rules regarding helicopter ambulance operators, an NTSB seminar on loss of... More

 

Features:

Legal Issues for Pilots

Legal Issues for Pilots »

By the time a person finishes training for a pilot certificate, he or she has gotten a good introduction to a small corner of the FARs, has probably learned nothing about what’s involved in buying or owning an airplane and had an immersion in... More

Features:

Used Aircraft Guide: Cessna 206

Used Aircraft Guide: Cessna 206 »

Known for its ability to carry heavy loads in and out of tight spots, Cessna's 206/Stationair is also a rock-solid instrument platform. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report waypoint. We listened out on the HF, and it was a MAC flight. He was obviously listening out as we gave our position report, and, shortly after, he came up on the air-to-air frequency. ... He asked: "Hey, what kind of an aircraft do you have with such a small amount of fuel?" ... We replied: "It's an A340 metric airplane, and the fuel is in kilograms."... More

Features

Press Releases

Desser Unveils New Backcountry Tire

Desser Tire & Rubber Company has just introduced its new line of ultimate backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire.

Airbus EC145 T2 Certified

Donauwörth, Germany, 17 April, 2014 - The newest member of Airbus Helicopters' proven EC145 rotorcraft family - the EC145 T2 - has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year. Issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot and instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability.

NTSB Seminar On Stalls

The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from the NTSB's investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.