Industry News Briefs: March 22, 2018 »

Industry News Briefs: March 22, 2018

In this week's news glance, Swift Fuels gains market traction with its 94UL fuel, Larry Riddle moves to Sandia Avionics, yet another IOS aviation app emerges and Sully Sullenberger will be a guest speaker in Denver.


Memorial To Be Dedicated To Helicopter Crews »

Memorial To Be Dedicated To Helicopter Crews

A monument to the helicopter pilots and crews who served in Vietnam will be installed at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, and all are invited to attend the dedication ceremony, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association has announced. The group worked for several years to raise money for the monument’s design, construction and installation. Nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crew were killed during the Vietnam War.


Diamond Updates Future Plans »

Diamond Updates Future Plans

Diamond Aircraft, based in Austria, was sold to new owners in China last December, and this week the company released details about how the new owners plan to manage the company. Wanfeng Aviation Industry will focus on continued growth and maintain the site in Austria as “global headquarters,” according to the statement. The company will continue to develop new technologies and new products, including the Dart single-engine turboprop aerobatic trainer and the DA50 models.


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Navy Shells Out More To Retain Pilots »

Struggling with worsening pilot retention in a hot civil hiring market, the Navy is offering its aviators substantial bonuses to stay in the service. For the second year in a row, the Navy has... More

Aspen, Sensurion To Develop UAV Avionics »

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace said this week they have entered a partnership to work together to create certified avionics for unmanned aerial vehicles. The partners said they plan to... More

FAA OKs Drones On Airport »

Drone flights are restricted within 5 miles of an airport, unless the FAA gives advance permission, but now the FAA is beginning to approve flights within the airport boundaries for professional... More

FAA Forecast: Turbines Up, Pistons Down »

The FAA’s latest Aerospace Forecast offers a mixed bag for GA for the next two decades, with modest growth in the turbine sector offsetting continued erosion in the piston fleet. The agency... More

SMO Reports Fewer Jets, More Helicopters »

The operators of Santa Monica Airport shortened the sole runway in December, but the airport’s data for February shows that while jet operations were down 80 percent compared to the 2016-17... More

First Flight For Boeing Max 7 »

Boeing has flown its latest version of the 737, the Max 7, for the first time, the company announced last week. The airplane flew for just over three hours, taking off from Renton, Washington, and... More

Alaska Pilot Sentenced For Floatplane Assault »

An Alaska pilot was fined $25,000 last week and given probation and restitution after being charged with felony assault for striking a man in a boat while buzzing him in a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver... More



Healthy Pilot #7: Sensitive Gut

Healthy Pilot #7: Sensitive Gut »

The stomach is often called a second brain—connected, as it were, to the first brain by the vagus nerve. Although your stomach may play second fiddle, when it comes to your personal domain, it’s often supreme ruler. That’s why... More


Press Releases

Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger to headline Centennial Airport 50th anniversary event

'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot to share personal story, images to benefit airport's local aviation and aerospace education scholarship program

Pilot Assist Pro for iPhone/iPad Launched

Pilot Assist Pro declutters the cockpit and allows unified access to important flight resources.

Dublin Municipal Airport Begins Selling Swift Fuels' Unleaded UL94 Avgas for Piston Aircraft

Dublin (K9F0) is the first airport in Texas to begin the nationwide transition to sell unleaded aviation gasoline - Swift Fuels' UL 94.