Airbus is ordering engine software checks on A400M military aircraft after one of the four-engine turboprops crashed in Seville, Spain on May 9 during a test flight, killing four of the six on board. According to a Reuters report, Airbus found data from the crash indicating a possible problem with the installation of the system that runs the engines. The company issued an alert to military agencies using the carrier aircraft, asking them to check the electronic control units that control the engines. More
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says random tests to determine the psychological fitness of pilots could reduce the risk to passengers from mentally ill pilots. In his first media interview since the... More
A Canadian company hopes to have a consumer "hoverboard" on the market by Christmas, a little more than a year after setting a Guinness record for flying a prototype of the device almost a thousand... More
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found an engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan, scholarship awards from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and The Racing Aces, and an... More
The FAA this week issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Avidyne Integrated Flight Display units due to cases of incorrect course indications during RNAV approaches where the final fix is... More
Dynon Avionics, the maker of experimental and light-sport panels, has lowered the price of its all-digital D2 Pocket Panel to $1095. Designed to serve as an instrument backup for certified or... More
Doug Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol last month, pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to six felony and misdemeanor charges including... More
The Weekender can't get enough of wings and wheels, and there's plenty of both on SocialFlight. In Bluefield, West Virginia, on Saturday, the second annual Wings & Wheels Car Show/Fly-In will take... More
The FAA is forming a working group to examine the medical certification of pilots and other airline workers in reaction to the Germanwings pilot who crashed an A320 in the Alps to commit suicide,... More
It wasn't long ago that an entry-level, two-axis autopilot was priced around 10 grandincluding installation. Today, that price is double. Add some options and the bottom line could soar toward $30,000. These big proposals have many owners... More
The pre-flight inspection is something we learn about during our first flight lesson. We poke, prod, uncowl, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.... More
En route from TRK to RHV recently in Centurion 7RR, I found myself on the same center frequency as Bonanza -- 5JJ! I was really tempted to tell center, "7 Romeo Romeo would like to connect with 5 Juliet Juliet." But I didn't want to start a feud, so I bit my tongue and said nothing. -- Rick Tavan More
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Central Southwest Regional Manager, Yasmina Platt, was awarded the $2,500 Racing Aces Aviation Scholarship for Women. The announcement of the winner at the Angel Flight Network event in West Houston Airport (KIWS) on May 16, was a surprise for Platt who was at the event representing AOPA. Racing Aces Pilot, Dianna Stanger, presented the award to her.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.
The 4th Baltic Business Aviation Forum will be held on August 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The Forum gathers business aviation professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges, and to share expertise and best practices.
I'm just excruciatingly skeptical that congress can pull off a version of it that's not worse than what we've got now. More
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