Volume 28, Number 48b, November 24, 2021
Textron Flies Its Beechcraft Denali T-prop Single For The First Time
Textron Aviation’s single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, made its first flight Tuesday (Nov. 23) from the company’s west campus at Eisenhower International Airport in Wichita, Kansas. With senior test pilot Peter Gracey and chief test pilot Dustin Smisor at the controls, the[…]   Read this article
NASA Trial Mission Targets An Asteroid, Hoping To Learn How To Alter Its Course
Late Tuesday evening PST (Nov. 23), an unmanned NASA spacecraft is scheduled to launch from California on a 6-million-mile suicide mission to slam into an asteroid named Dimorphos. Unlike in a science fiction movie, Dimorphos is not on course to[…]   Read this article
James Richmond, CubCrafters Founder, Dies At Age 67
Jim Richmond, who founded CubCrafters in 1980, passed away peacefully at age 67 on Sunday (Nov. 21) surrounded by his family at his home in Yakima, Washington. Current President and CEO of CubCrafters Pat Horgan said, “Our employees, customers, and[…] Read this article

Rolls-Royce Delivers 1000th Trent XWB-84
Rolls-Royce announced on Monday that it has reached a key milestone in its Trent XWB–84 program with the delivery of its 1000th Trent XWB–84 turbofan engine. The Trent XWB–84 entered service in 2015 and has logged over eight million engine[…] Read this article

Business Aviation Icons Honored By International Aviation Hall Of Fame
A pair of business aviation stalwarts join a distinguished list of honorees as this year’s inductees to the International Air & Space Hall of Fame. Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and Bryan Moss,[…] Read this article

TSA Anticipates Thanksgiving Travel Rush Close To Pre-Pandemic Numbers
Partly because it falls on a Thursday every year, Thanksgiving has long represented the busiest single airline travel event of the year—making it one of the best times to be able to fly yourself. As reported in Fortune online, for[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable[…] Read this article

Short Final: Left Or Right
I was returning to Denver from some mountain and canyon flying in Idaho one busy Friday afternoon in July, headed towards my fuel stop in Vernal, Utah. The summer monsoon pattern was firmly in place, and the weather radar was[…] Read this article