The Solar Impulse crew has cut short their attempt to fly from China to Hawaii on solar power, with a safe landing in Nagoya, Japan, at about midnight local time. Options for navigating a weather front along the route deteriorated, and the crew decided to land and wait for another opportunity. Despite the delay, the crew was encouraged by the airplane's performance during the 40-hour flight, its longest yet. More
Two of Ireland's busiest airports, Cork and Shannon, will soon get remote control towers operated from a third airport in Dublin in what appears to be the first operational full-scale test of... More
The loss of an Airbus A400M and four crew on a test flight on May 9 was caused by incorrectly installed software, an Airbus official told a German newspaper last week. "The black boxes attest... More
A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives is asking FAA Administrator Michael Huerta for full disclosure relating to the alleged cheating by some candidates for air traffic controller positions.... More
Evidence suggests the FBI operates a sizeable fleet of single engine Cessnas that it doesn't want the rest of us to know about and it's not talking about the purpose of the aircraft. In an... More
Google has just confirmed that one of its prototype solar-powered Internet UAS crashed a month ago near Albuquerque. The aircraft, which looks like a giant glider, is designed to fly above the... More
Solar Impulse 2 was in a solar-powered holding pattern over the western Pacific late Sunday as a weather front blocked its path to Hawaii. Officials tweeted that the aircraft will continue to hold... More
Authorities are looking for whoever pointed green lasers at five airliners Thursday night in the airspace near JFK Airport, the New York Post reported. The crews of two Delta airliners, an American... More
The catastrophic floods in Texas have not only scrubbed weekend GA events at airports in the state, they've changed the landscape from summer recreation to disaster relief. Redbird Skyport in San... More
Fog along the West Coast of the United States has been documented as far back as the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century. Ship captains in later years learned to take it seriously; 100 years ago when the Marine Exchange in San Francisco... More
A biplane designed in the 1920s inspires thoughts of aviation's Golden Age, and for one pilot, it's a perfect complement to his Aeronca Champ. More
Engine overhauls give even the most experienced aircraft owners a case of the willies. Beyond the "it's going to be really expensive," there are numerous issues to face and decisions to makechoosing a shop; deciding on the type of overhaul,... More
Piper Cub 12345: "Bozeman tower, Cub 12345 is with you 10 miles to the west. I would like to transit through your airspace to the west." ... Bozeman Tower: "Cub 345, squawk 0123." ... Piper Cub 12345: "Bozeman Tower, Cub 345 is unable to comply as this is a non-electrical Cub. Those transponders were not invented in 1945." ... Bozeman Tower: "Cub 345, those transponders are all the rage nowadays! Transition approved." -- Bob Sneberger More
Carpenter Avionics, an award-winning aviation services company based in the Nashville area, announced today it has acquired the avionics business unit of Smyrna Air Center. Companies Forge New Alliance.
Blackhawk Modifications, a leading provider of Pratt & Whitney new engine upgrades, is pleased to announce promotions in their senior management team. Bob Kromer will be the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Dealer Relations, a newly created position to help cultivate business opportunities. Edwin Black has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Garmin is pleased to extend an invitation to our customers and media to attend our first annual Garmin Aviation Open House on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00 PM CDT. Pilots are welcome visit Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas to learn more about Garmin, tour our product reliability lab, manufacturing and repair facilities and flight simulator lab.