Record-Breaking Aviator Fran Bera Dead At 93 »

Record-Breaking Aviator Fran Bera Dead At 93

Fran Bera, who set an unbroken National Aeronautic Association record for highest altitude attained in a twin-engine Piper Aztec—40,154 feet—has died. Bera caught the flying bug young and worked odd jobs as a teen to save for flight lessons.


Aero: Siemens And FlyEco Show Off Hybrid »

Aero: Siemens And FlyEco Show Off Hybrid

Timed just ahead of Aero Friedrichshafen, Siemens claims the world's first serial production-capable hybrid aircraft completed its maiden flight in Hungary. Siemens, which has embarked upon intensive development in aircraft electric motors, teamed with FlyEco to produce a hybrid model driven by both batteries and a three-cylinder diesel engine.


Aero: Skyleader Pure Electric LSA Flies »

Aero: Skyleader Pure Electric LSA Flies

Electric airplanes have been making inroads at Aero in Friedrichshafen and this year’s bumper crop included a model from the Czech-based Jihlavan Airplanes in concert with MGM COMPRO. The two companies were showing a pure electric version of the Skyleader 400, a slick, low-wing light sport model.


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Yet Another Military Mishap – F-22 At Fallon »

An F-22 Raptor attempting takeoff at Naval Air Station Fallon may have lost an engine and ended up touching down with the gear up last week. The aircraft slid and came to rest on the runway. The... More

Van Nuys Offers High School Students Peek At Aviation »

More than 1,500 local high school students from 26 schools are set to participate in the 13th annual Aviation Career Day held at Van Nuys Airport. The event is slated for next Friday, April 27,... More

Aero: Atol 650 Amphib Finds U.S. Manufacturer »

An investor group based in Maine says it will manufacture the Atol 650, a Finnish-designed high-performance light sport amphibian. Atol USA is a joint venture with the Finland-based Atol Avion... More

Trans States/Frontier Ink Pilot Flow Agreement »

Pilots from regional airline Trans States now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck. An agreement was signed by the two airlines this week guaranteeing Trans States pilots a... More

Cutter Authorized As Sales/Service Rep For Pilatus »

With almost 20 percent of the global fleet of Pilatus aircraft operating in the Southwest United States, Cutter Aviation has been appointed an Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Center for the... More

China Hungry For Skyhawks »

For the 13th time, China has released a Five-Year Plan – a series of social and economic initiatives that has elements aimed at boosting general aviation development. This plan is sparking... More

Aero: EASA Announces Streamlined Regulations »

At the Aero Expo this week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, EASA officials renewed their pledge to simplify certification rules for the European industry, including major changes to the rules governing... More

FAA Will Issue AD For CFM Engines »

In the wake of the uncontained engine failure that killed a passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 earlier this week, the FAA has announced that it will issue an AD requiring inspections of... More



Operational Blunders: Protecting Yourself

Operational Blunders: Protecting Yourself »

You’ve just damaged an airplane and probably violated at least one of the FARs. All is not lost. Here’s what to do to assure the best possible outcome. More


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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA STC approval

Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world's Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1.

2018 Sustainable Aviation Symposium

The Sustainable Aviation Foundation will hold its Third Annual Symposium at the Pullman Hotel in SFO, May 11 and 12.

Colorado Airport Wins Multiple Awards

Northern Colorado Regional Airport wins multiple International Awards