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Virgin Galactic Flies Third Crew Member »

Virgin Galactic sent its first passenger to the edge of space Friday although it wasn’t a paying customer. The company’s astronaut trainer Beth Moses rode in the passenger cabin of the spacecraft Unity on the flight Friday morning from the company’s base at Mojave, California. More

Bombardier Investing In Aerospace Research »

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 on bringing new aerospace products to market at a faster pace, reducing development costs, developing smarter, more efficient technologies, and reducing the environmental footprint of the aerospace industry. More

Top Letters And Comments, February 22, 2019 »

This week's letters brought comments from readers about Meigs Field, drone noise, registration trusts, the Garmin GPS 155, and EASA's competency-based instrument rating opinion. More

Short Final: Job Well Done »

About a year ago I was training a student pilot. The college student was very intense and strived to be perfect at all her training.... More

Honeywell Sponsoring Space Camp Students »

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 Challenge Academy is a series of two one-week-long space camps run for children of the company’s employees. More

Got a Cirrus? Tell Us About It »

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 out of the ground in 1994, although first deliveries weren't until 1999. If you own and fly one, we would like to hear from you. More

Aerion Announces AS2 Fuselage Partner »

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. Spirit joins a growing list of Aerion partners including Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and GE Aviation. More

Delta Opens Jet Engine Test Cell »

Delta officially opened its new state-of-the-art jet engine test cell at the airline’s TechOps facility in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday. The test cell is capable of running a mounted, stationary engine at full power with 150,000 pounds of thrust, allowing it to test engines more powerful than anything yet built. More

NASA Announces Urban Drone Traffic Management Tests »

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 to confirm that NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system can safely and effectively manage drone traffic in urban areas and “aim to help the commercial drone industry understand the challenges posed by flying in an urban environment.” More

2018 Aircraft Shipments Show All-Around Increase »

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 Wednesday. Billings also increased in every segment except for rotorcraft. More