Warthog Retirement Reversed »

Warthog Retirement Reversed

The Air Force has reversed its plan to retire the A-10 and now says all 283 Warthogs have a productive future. The 2018 budget plan sent to Congress this week says the iconic close support aircraft will be in the fleet “for the foreseeable future,” according to the AP.

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Administration Wants Drone Shoot Down Authority »

Administration Wants Drone Shoot Down Authority

As the drone industry gears up to produce technology to knock down their own products, they may find a big customer in the U.S. government. The Trump administration is circulating draft legislation that would give the government sweeping powers to track and destroy drones over the U.S., according to The New York Times.

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DARPA, Boeing To Build Spaceplane »

DARPA, Boeing To Build Spaceplane

Boeing’s Phantom Works will partner with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, DARPA announced this week. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable, hypersonic spaceplane, called Phantom Express, capable of deploying small satellites of up to 3,000 pounds into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development.

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One-Ton Cargo Drone In The Works »

An online retailer in China, JD.com, announced this week it plans to develop heavy-duty drones that can deliver one ton or more of cargo. The drones could also be used to ferry goods out of the... More

London City Switching To Remote Tower »

London City Airport, a general aviation field popular with business travelers, will become the first airport in the U.K. to install a digital control tower, the airport has announced. The tower... More

NBAA, NATA Decry Trump Budget Proposal »

Budget details released by the White House on Tuesday show an apparent commitment by the Trump administration to privatize the air traffic control system, according to NBAA. “The... More

First Flight For New K-Max »

The newly in-production K-Max helicopter, built by Kaman Aerosystems, flew for the first time on May 12, the company announced last week. The aircraft performed “flawlessly,” said test... More

Ag And Helicopter Pilots Decry Drone Rule Change »

A recent federal court decision that the FAA has no authority to require drone users to register is not sitting well with many aviators. Helicopter Association International issued a statement this... More

EBACE: Cirrus, Piper Models Now EASA-Certified »

Several U.S. manufacturers announced models that now are certified for sales in Europe this week at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, being held in Geneva. Piper said it has... More

 

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Treasure Coast International Airport to Unveil New Hanger at MRO Americas on April 25

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

Private Jet Charter Company Latitude 33 Aviation Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

California jet charter company achieves highest independent safety rating in the industry, making it the only private jet operator in San Diego to have received the ARGUS Platinum Rating.

Pro Star completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

The first Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification for a King Air 300 series aircraft is complete. New Hampshire based Pro Star Aviation performed the modification on a King Air 350i aircraft. The PC-12 STC is nearing completion.