The Atlanta Technical College, in Atlanta, Georgia, is no longer certified to offer aviation maintenance technician training, the FAA said this week. The FAA issued an emergency order alleging that the college failed to keep proper records for students. Some grade records were incomplete or lacked instructor signatures, the FAA said, and several students who hadnít made up absences were allowed to advance in the program. ATC surrendered its certificate.More
As airlines continue to unbundle what's covered by a basic fare, United Airlines announced this week that it will begin charging for the use of overhead space in its cabins. While discount airlines such as Spirit have charged for the overhead for several years, United is the first major airline to do so.More
A Pakistan International Airlines turboprop crashed Wednesday in the countryís northern region, killing all 48 people on board. News reports say there was a fiery explosion as the ATR-42 crashed following a possible engine-related emergency. The airliner was carrying 42 passengers, five crew members and a ground engineer when it crashed in mountainous terrain north of the flightís destination to Islamabad.More
Famed aerobatic pilot and aircraft designer Walter Extra has set a new FAI record for time to climb in an electric airplane. According to Extra and Siemens, the manufactuer of the motor used in the... More
Civil aviation authorities in Brazil have suspended the operating certificate of LaMia airlines, which operated the charter aircraft that crashed in Colombia last week, killing 71 of the 77 people... More
With winter on the way for much of the U.S., the FAA has released a new training video about the dangers of ice-induced stalls. Much has occurred since NASA's original 1998 ice-contaminated... More
President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that Boeings costs for the next Air Force One, now in development, are out of control, and added, Cancel... More
U.S. pilots now can buy a factory-built FAA-type-certified autogyro for the first time probably in at least 60 years, Bob Snyder, program manager at AutoGyroUSA, told AVweb on Monday.... More
An unknown number of passengers and crew were injured when a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 flying from Washington to Doha hit severe turbulence and made an emergency landing in the Azores. More
Rockwell Collins purchase of aircraft interior finisher B/E Aerospace has attracted the attention of some Wall Street wheeler-dealers who are suggesting it is Rockwell Collins itself that... More
At AVweb, were expanding our news operation and were looking for an aviation writer/editor. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in reporting and writing about... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
For someone considering aircraft ownership, used Experimentals deserve serious consideration. More
It was my first time flying into OSH after hours of hand flying a Skyhawk ... Tower: l "Welcome to OSH." ... I Me: " I'm not a virgin anymore." ... It was like a reflex. More
A newly released report, commissioned by the Los Angeles World Airports and conducted by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), concludes the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) contributes two billion dollars to the local economy and supports more than 10,000 jobs.
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from across the state of Louisiana gathered at The National WWII Museum for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the organization's founding.
Tecnam has today introduced a substantially updated and improved Mark 2 version of the company's popular P2002 Sierra.
United becomes the first major airline to charge for use of the overhead bins. Perhaps optional pressurization is next. More
As aviation photos go, this was the best this week but there are some great beauty shots when you click through. In the meantime, congratulations to Daniel Gillette for this very nice photo he calls Sunset Pitch-Out. The photo is copyrighted by Gillette.