Volume 28, Number 24c, June 11, 2021
FAA Clarifies Flight Training Policy For Limited Category Aircraft
In advance of an official statement, the FAA has clarified its stance on how a recent federal court ruling will affect compensated flight training in limited, experimental and primary category aircraft. According to a June 4 letter (PDF), the agency has taken the position that “a flight instructor who is[…]   Read this article
Honeywell To Supply Avionics, Flight Control Systems For Lilium Jet
Urban air mobility (UAM) company Lilium has partnered with Honeywell to develop avionics and flight control systems for its seven-seat Lilium Jet. The electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will be outfitted with Honeywell’s Compact Fly-by-Wire System and an integrated avionics system tailored specifically for the Lilium Jet. Lilium,[…]   Read this article
S-TEC 3100 Gets New Features
Genesys Aerosystems announced on Tuesday that its S-TEC 3100 has gotten software and hardware updates that add several new features to the digital autopilot. Software additions include support for GPS enroute VNAV when paired with an approved EFIS/GPS navigator, new mode annunciations and advanced integration with the Aspen MAX PFD.[…] Read this article

Electric Dreams
If you’ve attended any electric aircraft symposiums in the last decade, you would be forgiven for thinking Slovenia must be a land of budding geniuses. Pipistrel, the Slovenian electric aviation pioneer run by the father/daughter team of CEO Ivo and Taja Boscarol, wins European Union awards for its green operation, pulling enough[…] Read this article

French Aviation Companies To Launch Sustainable Fuel Study
Airbus, Safran, Dassault Aviation, ONERA and France’s Ministry of Transport are launching a joint study to assess the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single-aisle aircraft, commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems and helicopter engines. The VOLCAN (VOL avec Carburants Alternatifs Nouveaux) project includes an in-flight test to[…] Read this article

Yingling Aviation Celebrates 75 Years With Facility Expansion
Wichita, Kansas-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and FBO company Yingling Aviation is marking its 75th anniversary with the expansion of its facilities at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT). The company recently purchased three hangars, adding 50,000 square feet of hangar and office facilities to its existing 200,000 square[…] Read this article