Volume 27, Number 6a, February 3, 2020
Kobe Bryant Crash Reignites TAWS, FDR And CVR Discussion
At its final press conference briefing in the Kobe Bryant fatal helicopter crash last week, the NTSB’s Jennifer Homendy reminded […]   Read this article
Common Sense vs. E- Everything
If electric airplanes have a future, it's a distant one. We do ourselves no favors by pretending otherwise.   Read this article
Video: Sensenich Prop Overhaul Shop
There's a reason why propellers are recommended for overhaul by service hours and calendar time, but they're often one of the most neglected systems on the aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano tours Sensenich Propeller Services in Gainesville, Georgia to see how it's done. Read this article

Poll: Should TAWs Be Required for Helicopters?
Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community. Share your opinion by participating in our current poll. Read this article

Wire Chafing Checks Recommended After EMB 175 Crew Briefly Loses Pitch Control
The NTSB has issued recommendations to the FAA and National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil to order checks for wire […] Read this article

Environmental Groups Target Aviation Emissions
Two major environmental groups have given the EPA six months to take action against pollution caused by aircraft or face […] Read this article

FAA, EASA Argue Over MAX Wiring Issue
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FAA and EASA are at odds over a potential wiring issue that […] Read this article

Embraer Introduces Upgraded Phenom 300E
Embraer announced an upgraded version of its Phenom 300E business jet on Friday. According to the company, the Phenom 300E […] Read this article

'Airplane Effect Snow' Dusts O'Hare, Midway
The world’s sixth busiest airport (by passenger traffic) actually created its own weather last week with a phenomenon known as […] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, January 31, 2020
This week's letters brought comments from readers about the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, the Boeing 737 MAX and flying in winter. Read this article

Industry Round-up, January 31, 2020
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on upcoming battery STC kits for helicopters, advanced satellite-derived radar technology from a […] Read this article