Volume 28, Number 42e, October 15, 2021
Boeing Max Test Pilot Faces Indictment Alleging MCAS Deception
Former Boeing test pilot Mark Forkner, 49, will be in court today (Oct. 15) in Dallas facing indictment on charges from the U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] related to deceiving the FAA about the 737 Max’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System[…]   Read this article
Canada Puts The Brakes On 5G Cellular Networks Around Airports
Canadian authorities have led the way in protecting aviation navigation and communications networks from possible interference due to 5G wireless phone networks. Much to the consternation of cellphone aficionados, and especially 5G network providers in the country, the Canadian government[…]   Read this article
NBAA 2021: True Blue Power Batteries For Jets
Main-ship battery power for turbine applications has come a long way in the past few years, and Kansas-based True Blue Power has been busy developing a complete line of lithium-ion batteries and chargers. The company was showing off the line[…] Read this article

New York Thruway Authority Tests Drones for Bridge Inspections
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced a pilot program to use drones to perform bridge inspections. The Authority will work with the Northeast UAS [unmanned aerial systems] Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) to explore how drones can improve[…] Read this article

NBAA 2021: ForeFlight Dispatch For Jets
ForeFlight is just as popular in business jet cockpits as it is in smaller cockpits, and the program is called ForeFlight Dispatch. The company was showing some new features at the 2021 NBAA-BACE gathering in Las Vegas and Aviation Consumer[…] Read this article

The Level Turn
Where I come from, we call it a “Discovery Flight.” It’s a short flight that gives a non-pilot an introduction to the flight school and flying in general. “You’ll take the controls!” is a time-honored way for flight schools to[…] Read this article

Podcast: Updates From Iridium At NBAA 2021
Iridium’s Tim Last sat down with AVweb at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas this week to discusses what’s new at the company including product launches from aviation partners, its next-generation broadband services, emerging[…] Read this article