This weekend, a Qantas 787-9 will fly the first-ever nonstop airline route from Australia to Europe, traveling from Perth to London. The jet will carry 236 passengers on the trip, covering 7,775 nm in about 17 hours. “It’s great news for travelers because it will make it easier to get to London,” said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. When Qantas first established a route to London, in 1947, it took four days and nine stops.More
The cargo door of an Antonov An-12, a Soviet-era cargo plane, loaded with nine metric tons of gold broke open as the aircraft took off from Yakutsk in East Siberia. The aircraft’s door apparently gave way and broke off due to the weight shifting in the cargo hold. Gold alloy bars were then strewn across the runway and on the airport property.More
Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between gasoline and electric aircraft. In this exclusive podcast, the company told AVweb this week that a new production line is building five to six Alpha Electro trainers per month.More
Aerospace has always been a boom-bust business, but following the economic downturn of 2008, the robust upswing has proven elusive, primarily because there are simply too many airplanes available... More
A low-flying plane over an Ohio high school caused concern Thursday afternoon, according to Cincinnati news station WLWT. After an exhaustive investigation, we determined there is no... More
The FAA said Friday that it's restricting helicopter operators from offering so-called doors-off tours unless the passengers are equipped with quick-release harnesses. The announcement came five... More
The NTSB issued a Safety Alert on Friday reminding general aviation pilots they should calculate weight and balance before every flight. Between 2008 and 2016, the board said, incorrect or... More
Florence Shutsy Reynolds of Connellsville, Penn., passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at home. She was 95. She took a Civilian Pilot Training Program at her local airport in... More
Zipping across the North Pole to connect city pairs in the eastern and western hemispheres happens multiple times a day. But now Norwegian Air Argentina has applied for traffic rights from Buenos... More
As Western democracies ramp up their rhetoric against Russia, White House officials said Thursday that Russia has hacked or at least targeted U.S. infrastructure, including aviation systems. The... More
Floyd Carter Sr., one of the last Tuskegee Airmen, decorated veteran of three wars and NYPD officer, died Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was 95. Carter was given the Congressional Gold Medal by... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Good communication and reasonable expectations are essentials when it comes to working with the maintenance tech who cares for your aircraft. More
With needle, ball and a hell of a lot of guts, a bunch of guys flying beat-up C-47s won the first round of the cold war. It was the most challenging IFR flying imaginable with equipment generously described as primitive. On this classic reprint... More
San Antonio, TX (February 20, 2018) TALCO Aviation Corporation announced today has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RAJAY Parts, LLC, the leading general aviation turbocharging company focused on supporting thousands of aircraft currently operating a legendary RAJAY(R) system.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet Ground Power Units
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company's StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet ground power units and accessories.
Bye Aerospace, an aerospace company applying innovative electric and solar-electric propulsion technologies to aviation markets, today announced it has successfully closed its latest round of funding.
What could be better than flying a taildragger down low and snapping photos of antelope? More
Deon Mitton sent us this beautiful shot of a Kodiak and a Beaver in formation taking a fun flight. This amazing photo happened at the 2017 Sun 'n Fun Seaplane fly-in in Tavares, near Orlando FL.