Volume 27, Number 46c, November 13, 2020
Dynon SkyView HDX Earns First Twin Approval
Dynon has announced that its SkyView HDX integrated avionics platform is now FAA-approved for installation in most Piper PA-34 Seneca models. According to the company, the approval covers its full suite of avionics, including its two-axis autopilot with coupled approach capability along with a new twin-engine monitoring solution. The Seneca[…]   Read this article
International Flight Linked To COVID Outbreak
An outbreak of 59 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been linked to an international flight into Ireland, according to a report released in infectious disease journal Eurosurveilance last month. Following the flight, which took place over the summer, thirteen of the 49 passengers onboard tested positive for COVID-19. Another 46 laboratory-confirmed[…]   Read this article
To Autopilot Or Not
Most of us think of the autopilot as a modern invention, but it predates World War I. That perception may be because it has only become ubiquitous in more recent times. All IFR pilots take pride in their manual instrument flying skills, and rightly so. Smoothly and exactly maneuvering an[…] Read this article

Seven Peacekeepers Killed In Helicopter Crash (Updated)
Seven members of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) international peacekeeping organization were killed in a helicopter crash during a routine mission near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Thursday. An eighth MFO member survived and is in critical condition. The names of the victims, five of whom were from the U.S.,[…] Read this article

Lilium Selects Orlando For First Air Taxi Hub
Electric aircraft developer Lilium has chosen Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, for the location of the first U.S. hub in its proposed electric air mobility network. The company, which is headquartered in Munich, Germany, is partnering with Orlando-based Tavistock Development Company to build the Lake Nona “vertiport.” Lilium is targeting[…] Read this article

AVweb VODCAST: Why Electric Airplane Designers Are Turning To Hybrid Drives
Although some are in denial about it, the love affair with batteries for electric airplanes is, for the short term, on hold. To meet minimum performance, designers are increasingly looking at hybrid drives that may incorporate battery systems. In this AVweb VODCAST, Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Pat Anderson explains why this is[…] Read this article

Next Generation C-27J In Final Testing
Italy-based aerospace company Leonardo has announced that it has begun final testing on the upgraded version of its C-27J Spartan twin-engine turboprop. According to the company, the next generation Spartan will feature new equipment, a new avionics system and performance gains including improved climb capabilities and a maximum takeoff weight[…] Read this article