A British manís quietly persistent tribute to an American B-17 bomber crew he believes sacrificed their lives for him became a national tribute last week, complete with a major flypast of USAF hardware.More
Canada has dropped its ban on pilots with pre-existing Type 1 diabetes becoming commercial pilots. In 2001, the agency made pre-existing insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes a disqualifying condition for the commercial medical even though it had previously allowed pilots who developed diabetes after obtaining their commercial licence to continue flying.More
Virgin Galactic sent its first passenger to the edge of space Friday although it wasnít a paying customer. The companyís astronaut trainer Beth Moses rode in the passenger cabin of the spacecraft Unity on the flight Friday morning from the companyís base at Mojave, California.More
Bombardier has announced that it will be investing approximately $22 million CAD in Aéro21 and SA²GE, two Québec-based aerospace research projects. The projects will concentrate... More
Honeywell will be sponsoring 292 high school students to attend its annual Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The Honeywell Leadership... More
AVweb is teaming up with our sister publication, Aviation Consumer, for a retrospective safety analysis of how Cirrus aircraft are doing at the quarter century mark. That's right, the company came... More
Aerion Corporation and Spirit AeroSystems have announced that they will be collaborating on the preliminary design of the forward, pressurized fuselage for Aerion's AS2 supersonic business jet.... More
Delta officially opened its new state-of-the-art jet engine test cell at the airlines TechOps facility in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday. The test cell is capable of running a mounted,... More
NASA has selected the hosts for the final phase of its four-year series of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/drones) technical demonstrations. According to NASA, the demonstrations are designed... More
From rotorcraft to business jets, aircraft shipments rose shallowly across the board in 2018, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) year-end report released on... More
EASA has published its opinion on proposed regulatory easements that will help EASA-rated private pilots gain their instrument rating faster, cheaper and more easily. By clearing the path for the... More
Sailors have an affliction they call bigger boat disease or one-foot-itis, and I was starting to feel the rumblings of the aviators version. I had been flying and enjoying my Fisher FP-404 biplane for the past three... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
There are three levels of flight testing. The top end, requiring extensive education and training, is experimental flight test. The next level down is production flight test. Service test flying is the lowest rung on the test ladder. It usually... More
The All-Party Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has set out its vision for what it wants to achieve during 2019 in the form of five updated Work Programmes. The programmes, one for each Working Group of the APPG, set out policy ambitions for the year ahead and how they intend to achieve them.
Southern Airways Express has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines.
Recent startup AEROCOR announces that it has exceeded its growth expectations for 2018, making it the world's largest broker for Very Light Jets for the second year in a row
Rick Rief is legally doing his job and his little airplane poses no threat. Why is he being kicked out of St. Louis? More
The National Museum of the United States Marine Corps has a number of aircraft on display. This Harrier is located in Leatherneck Gallery in the atrium of the museum. There are also two Corsairs and a Curtis Jenny on display in this gallery. The museum itself is well worth the time to visit and one can spend an entire day there learning about the history of the United States Marines. Photo by Edward Figuli.