Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday his social networking company just finished building an unmanned aerial system that can beam down Internet connectivity from the sky. Its called Aquila, and demonstrates not only solar-powered flight, but a new way to connect to the Internet. The project is part of Internet.org, whose mission is to get the Web to those who dont have access to it. More
An airspace system for unmanned aerial vehicles perhaps with flight plans and air traffic control is the topic at a symposium this week hosted by NASA. The agency and the Silicon... More
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found a new fire-containment product for air crews, a UAV safety campaign from the agricultural aviation industry, a new executive announced by... More
A nine-foot object that appears to be part of a wing flap was found Wednesday on an island in the Indian Ocean, spurring investigators to determine whether it's a piece from the Malaysia Airlines... More
Pleasant weather and some aircraft firsts helped last week's EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh attract about 550,000 visitors, an attendance increase of about 2 percent, EAA said. "AirVenture 2015... More
Spike Aerospace has been working since 2011 to develop a supersonic jet for the business market, and recently they released an updated version of their design concept. The design now features a... More
The Weekender hopes you've recovered from Oshkosh, because there's no rest for the weary on the SocialFlight calendar. For starters, the July's Skys airshow invites all to come early and stay late... More
A rocket-drive theory that was discussed at a scientific meeting this week has the Internet buzzing, but critics say the research is flawed and violates well-established laws of physics. The... More
It would appear the latest political gambit to reform pilot medical regulations will die Wednesday when the House extends existing funding for highway projects and gets ready to go on summer... More
In May 2008 the FAA published five new SAIBs or Suggested Airworthiness Information Bulletins on propeller maintenance. While these bulletins do not carry the weight of an AD, they do come about as a result of discussions with field organizations... More
You're near the end of a lovely flight, but the gear won't come down no matter what you do. Now what? More
For many pilots, the first realization that the bellies of their airplanes are becoming hazardous waste sites is when ATC advises that their transponders are intermittent. Investigation reveals a layer of goo on the belly antennas, doing its best... More
No doubt about it, Red Sox fans, Boston loves baseball! And here's a NOTAM to prove it: ... !FDC 5/2196 BOS STAR GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL, BOSTON, MA / QUABN THREE ARRIVAL... / ALL TRANSITIONS, ATC MAY ASSIGN HOLDING AT ONDEC (ON-DECK)... More
Cool City strongly supports industry-proposed changes to FAA certification requirements for single-engine helicopter IFR described in a June 2015 White Paper.
Skanska USA announced today that Dwight Pullen has been hired as senior vice president and director of its Aviation Center of Excellence (COE). He will replace MacAdam Glinn, who moves into a new role as account manager and senior vice president for Skanska's South Florida operations. Pullen will support growing portfolio of aviation pursuits.
The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) has launched a UAV safety campaign to raise awareness and prevent accidents between UAV operators and low-altitude manned aircraft. The first public outreach tool in the safety campaign is a UAV "safety stuffer" designed for aerial applicators to share with farmers and other agricultural stakeholders.
A former Shuttle flight director offers perspective on the NTSB's findings in the SpaceShipTwo accident last fall. More
Allen Macbean of American Fork, Utah serves up our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a better look and for more breath-taking reader-submitted photos.