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Industry Round-up, January 17, 2020

This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports on a new flight training device based on the Piper Archer TX, the acquisition of...

Committee Finds Proper Process Followed In MAX Certification

A government advisory committee tasked with investigating FAA aircraft certification procedures and the certification of the grounded 737 MAX 8 has found that the...

Airbus Autonomous Taxi, Takeoff And Landing Project Reaches Milestone

Airbus has announced that its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project has reached a significant milestone with the successful completion of...

Joby Aviation Partners With Toyota On Air Taxi Development

Joby Aviation announced that it has raised $590 million in its recent round of Series C funding and formed a partnership with...

General Aviation Accident Bulletin

AVweb's General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister...

Top Letters And Comments, January 17, 2020

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the latest milestone in Airbus' autonomous taxi, takeoff and landing project and how ADS-B is working out so far.

Downwind Or Downhill?

Pilots are taught to take off and land into the wind, and avoid landing...

Sun Air Jets achieves highest safety registration level from IS-BAO

Sun Air Jets, private charter jet operator and aircraft management company, has advanced to the highest safety registration level from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), IS-BAO Stage 3.
I shot this last week on my iPhone somewhere over western Kansas. Dumb luck for being at the right place and the right time! Photo by Joe Wilding.

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Best of the Web: TBM Top Gun Spoof Video

Daher's TBM is known to be blazing fast, the perfect airplane for this fun Top Gun spoof by Daniel Streit, including fabulous Swiss mountain scenery, a motorcycle clip and the unforgettable Ghostrider tower flyby. Featured here with permission of the author.

They Shall Not Pass

Don’t confuse testing with learning as another flight planning tool goes dark, and FAA test makers scramble to keep us confused.