All Safe After Nepal Landing Accident

All Safe After Nepal Landing Accident »

The manager of Kathmandu Airport in Nepal said Wednesday that all 227 people aboard a Turkish Airlines A330 are safe after the aircraft "somehow missed the runway and ended up in the grassland area." Birenda Prasad Shrestha told AFP that the plane was on its second attempt to land at the airport. More

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NTSB Could Reopen Buddy Holly Crash Probe »

The case of the storied 1959 Beech Bonanza crash that killed Buddy Holly, two fellow singers and the pilot could reopen at the request of a New England man who has his own theories about what... More

The Weekender: Aviation History Celebrations »

The Weekender has some aviation history tours in store on SocialFlight’s calendar. See the historic Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, and its legacy aircraft at the airport’s annual open... More

Legal Issues Mire FlightPro »

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

Tiltrotor Production Planned »

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 Unveils All-New H160 Helicopter »

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

Bell Introduces New 407GXP Helicopter »

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... More

Fly It Forward This Week »

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

Report Finds FAA Cyber-Security Lacking »

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

 

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The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand »

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

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Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Arrow

Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Arrow »

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

Short Final:

Short Final »

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

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Precise Flight, Inc. Markets Rigid LED Aviation Lighting

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.

Dennis Moore Joins Advantage Aviation Technologies as President

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.

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) Launches New Website

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.