Volume 28, Number 4a, January 18, 2021
 
 
FAA Clamps Down On Airport, Airborne Misbehavior
Flight attendants are applauding a new zero-tolerance stance by the FAA for bad behavior by passengers. The agency has announced […]   Read this article
Civility Shouldn't Require Enforcement
The FAA and the airlines are developing a short fuse in handling unruly passengers. It should never have come to this.   Read this article
Poll: Is the FAA Right to Crack Down on Disruptive Passengers?
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




Insurance Roundtable
After years of soft premiums, the insurance market is turning harder. That means higher rates and insurability issues for aging pilots. Plus, your choice of aircraft can have serious ramifications for the cost and type of insurance coverage you can get—if you can even get the coverage you need. In this long-form video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano discusses the issues with three insurance professionals. Read this article




FAA Safety Alert Addresses Pop-Up ATC COVID Closures
The FAA has issued a safety notice telling pilots something many have already found out the hard way. It’s warning […] Read this article




Virgin Orbit Launch Successful
Virgin Orbit joined the commercial space race Sunday with the successful air launch of a rocket that boosted a payload […] Read this article




Civilian Controller Spots Snag, Prevents Osprey Crash (Corrected)
An  FAA air traffic controller has been recognized for preventing the crash of a CV-22 Osprey by noticing a maintenance […] Read this article




NASA Rocket Test Shut Down Early
A planned eight-minute burn of NASA’s Artemis program rocket boosters on Saturday was cut short after little more than a […] Read this article




Cadillac Joins eVTOL Race
Cadillac appears to be taking its current marketing slogan (“Rise Above”) literally as it jumps into the eVTOL market with […] Read this article




Volocopter Aims To Bring VoloCity eVTOL To U.S.
German air taxi startup Volocopter announced on Friday that the FAA has accepted its application for concurrent type certificate validation […] Read this article




Top Letters And Comments, January 15, 2020
This week's letters brought comments from readers about mitigating aviation lead, flying in the pattern and CFI oversight. Read this article




Industry Round-up, January 15, 2020
This week, AVweb’s news roundup has uncovered reports on a propeller STC, the introduction of a cabin pressure control and […] Read this article