GAMA: All Aircraft Shipments Are Up »

GAMA: All Aircraft Shipments Are Up

In its third-quarter shipment report, GAMA has found the overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2017. Piston airplane deliveries increased by 8.3 percent, to 784 units, compared to the same period last year.


JETcopter Reveals VTOL Concept »

JETcopter Reveals VTOL Concept

JETcopter, a startup company based in Germany, said this week it has completed tests that confirmed the feasibility of its concept to power its seven-seat VTOL design with two 400-HP automotive engines that will drive two counter-rotating fans on top of the carbon-fiber fuselage.


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Shuttle Runway May See Private Spacecraft »

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'Chicken Strip' To Be Legalized »

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Industry Round-up, November 16, 2018 »

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FAA Probes Potential 737 MAX Design Flaw »

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NTSB Holds Hearing On Southwest 1380 Accident »

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Chinese Flight Academy Orders 30 Tecnams »

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Mind The Gaps

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The Pilot’s Lounge #140: Ready For Winter

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As he does from time to time, Dave, the proprietor of the flight school here at the virtual airport, sent out a mass email to his aircraft rental customers—students and certificated pilots—asking them to come to an evening gathering to... More


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With Aeromexico Group, CEFA Aviation acquires a new top reference. signs a service agreement with MINT Software Systems for the implementation of the market leading training management system "MINT TRMS."

MINT Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of training management solutions for the aviation industry, today announces the signature of a service agreement with for the implementation of the web-based training management system MINT TRMS.


Central Washington University (CWU) has awarded Seattle based one-G simulation with a contract for five Foundation Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD) and a Piper Archer device that is currently in development at one-G headquarters.