Bell's Jet Ranger Assembly Plant Opens In Louisiana

Bell's Jet Ranger Assembly Plant Opens In Louisiana »

Bell Helicopter’s new assembly plant for its upcoming Short Light Single rotorcraft is open in Lafayette, Louisiana, the company announced Thursday. Based at Lafayette’s regional airport, the 82,300-square-foot leased hangar will house assembly of Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X. More

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AVweb’s search of aviation news around the world found a fuel-price app for jet operators and flight departments, the annual big gathering of the Civil Air Patrol, Zenith Aircraft’s... More

The Weekender: Runway Run, Island Airport »

The Weekender will have a hard time choosing what state to fly to, with SocialFlight offering some unique outings. On Saturday, you can experience the fun of landing on a well-maintained 2,600-foot... More

NASA Completes ELT Crash Tests »

NASA’s orchestrated crash of a Cessna 172 on Wednesday, the last in a series of impact tests, completed the data-gathering phase of research aimed at improving the performance of ELTs. The... More

Pilots Form Gas-Balloon Club »

Hot-air balloons are common enough in the U.S., but gas balloons, which are popular in Europe, are seldom seen in U.S. skies. A small group of enthusiasts is trying to change that, with the... More

Cirrus Jet Project Gets Type Inspection Authorization »

The last project standing in what was once a crowded field of proposed single-engine personal jets hit a milestone Tuesday that could lead to certification by the end of the year. The FAA granted... More

Vintage Jet Aerobatics Restricted In U.K. »

Vintage jets have been banned from performing aerobatics over land and all Hawker Hunter fighters have been temporarily grounded in the U.K. following Saturday's crash of a Hunter at the Shoreham... More

FAA Under Scrutiny For Expenditures, Policies »

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Transportation Department has released three reports that are critical of how the FAA has managed pilot records and the costs and technology for air... More



Your Refurb: Aging Gracefully

Your Refurb: Aging Gracefully »

In our series on refurbishing airplanes we've covered what's involved with updating all aspects of your airplane. As a wrap up, we'll look at the situation where you like your airplane as it is, and you want to keep it in good shape so you can... More


Used Aircraft Guide: Mooney Ovation

Used Aircraft Guide: Mooney Ovation »

Mooney aficionados tend to be clustered in the end of the gene pool that has "I want a fast airplane" in the DNA. For years, they flocked to the marque that promised and delivered speed while sipping fuel. Starting with the single-seat Mite, they... More


Well Structured ATC

Well Structured ATC »

In spring 2003, I was halfway through my flight training. My instructor and I were chatting about air traffic control. He'd just visited the local TRACON. From his description, I pictured a dark room filled with the intense chatter of men and... More


Hypoxia: the Subtle Killer

Hypoxia: the Subtle Killer »

Almost 15 years ago a well-known professional golfer named Payne Stewart was a passenger in a Lear 35 that departed Orlando, Florida for Dallas, Texas. Three minutes after the last communications with the Lear it made a turn consistent with a... More

Short Final:

Short Final

Short Final »

A NASA T-38 flown by an astronaut was taxiing to the FBO when he turned into a private hangar's parking area. Ground control rerouted him to the FBO, and the pilot thanked him and said: "It is so hard to find your way down here on Earth." -- Gib... More


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JetFuelX Launches Fuel Management Tool

JetFuelX, led by tech innovator and pilot Jason Talley, has announced the launch of a new jet fuel price management tool for aircraft owners and corporate flight departments.

Baker Aviation Mourns Loss Of Tim Bowman

Baker Aviation sadly mourns the sudden death of Mr. Tim Bowman, dedicated aviation veteran, loyal friend, loving father and husband. Bowman suffered unexpected cardiac arrest caused by a blood clot on August 26th.

Airform Receives FAA Approval For Mooney Baffles

Airforms, Inc. growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes components for Mooney M20B/C/D aircraft. Airforms' engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approval) recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office).