Aero 2016: Smaller, But Busy »

As the Aero shows opens today in Friedrichshafen, Germany, organizers are looking for a smaller show—down about 40 exhibitors—but a busy one. AVweb’s preview of the show schedule Tuesday revealed a full day of conferences and announcements, including new product information from Continental Motors, Daher, Jeppesen and Siemens. Aero’s Roland Bosch told AVweb Tuesday that one reason for the smaller number of exhibitors is that glider manufacturers display every other year and were last here in 2015. But some companies, Diamond Aircraft is one, also attend Aero every other year, as they did when the show was held on that schedule. More

AEA: Companies Look For Diversity In Avionics Market »

AEA: Companies Look For Diversity In Avionics Market

Avionics sales might have had a slow start to the year with a drop in first-quarter numbers reported, but companies attending this week’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando have been optimistic about diversifying their offerings of cockpit systems and improvements on existing products. While last year’s wave of new ADS-B products seems to have tapered off, a walk through AEA’s exhibit hall shows that manufacturers have been ramping up the competition.

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Gyroplane Pilot Claims New Distance Record »

Gyroplane Pilot Claims New Distance Record

Gyroplane pilot Paul Salmon’s flight this week from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Longview, Texas, and back will win a new distance record for his aircraft class. Salmon completed the closed-circuit flight Thursday in his Magni M22 Voyager, making 770 nautical miles in 10 hours and 37 minutes nonstop.

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AEA: Alpha Systems Upgrades AoA Displays »

Alpha Systems has a new heads-up display adaptable for its Eagle and Falcon angle-of-attack systems. The company also has added new features to its product line and more are on the way, Alpha... More

Delta Inks Deal For Bombardier CSeries »

Delta Air Lines decreed there is a viable competitor to the duopoly of Airbus and Boeing in the single-aisle airliner market with a major deal with Canada's Bombardier. The airline ordered 75 of... More

AEA: Aspen Offers STC For Evolution Backup Display »

Aspen Avionics' Evolution Backup Display now has an STC for installation in certified aircraft, the company announced at this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show. The system is an... More

Hot-Air Balloon Damaged By Drone »

Last week, a drone reportedly hit an Airbus A320 on approach to London's Heathrow Airport, but so far, there have been no officially confirmed drone strikes involving U.S. aircraft. However,... More

AEA: Avionics Sales Drop In First Quarter »

Avionics sales worldwide had a slower start to 2016, the Aircraft Electronics Association reported Wednesday during the opening of its 59th annual convention in Orlando. In the first three months... More

Three Survive As Plane Hits House »

Three people survived the crash of a Beechcraft Duchess in the back yard of a home in Pompano Beach, Florida, Tuesday. More

NASA Tests Drone Traffic System »

In the first and largest demonstration of its kind, staffers from NASA and the FAA last week flew 22 drones simultaneously from six test sites across the country to assess NASA's drone traffic... More

 

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Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics

Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics »

Aerobatics aren't just a tremendous amount of fun, the skills learned in controlling the airplane at low speed and making large control inputs can help reduce a pilot's risk of a landing accident. More

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Don't Mess Up the Miss

Don't Mess Up the Miss »

So there you are, coming down to the decision height (DH) watching as the approach lights emerge from the clag—all configured and at the right speed. In a few seconds the wheels will kiss the pavement and you will have logged another perfect... More

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Handle With Care

Handle With Care »

In his timeless classic Fate Is The Hunter, Ernest K. Gann regales readers with several tales of in-flight emergencies, hairy takeoffs and grateful landings. Perhaps the book's most memorable takeoff involves a grossly overweight C-87 departing... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

While landing in BOI last week, we overheard this great question from a pilot: ... Tower: "Cessna 123, turn left, heading 210, runway 28L; cleared for takeoff." ... Cessna: "Cleared for takeoff, Cessna 123." ... Tower: "Cessna 123, also: Turn left, heading 210." ... Cessna: "You want that after we takeoff, right?" ... Tower: "Yes, that would be best." ... I could barely read back our taxi-off clearance. We and tower were laughing too hard. -- Jay G. More

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Global Aerospace Announces AUVSI Member Insurance Program

Global Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the development of DroneGuardSM, an insurance program for members of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

Universal Avionics Announces FMS Upgrade Incentive Program For Learjet, Citation

Universal Avionics is offering a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS) Upgrade Incentive Program for Learjet 40/45/40XR/45XR and Citation Excel/XLS aircraft operators.

Jet Logistics President Helps Lead Part 135 Training Recommendations

Jet Logistics Group founder and President W. Ashley Smith, Jr. has taken a leadership role with a select group of other key aviation industry members who collectively have spent the past 2 years developing modernized training recommendations for Part 135 and Part 142 operators to the FAA.