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Coast Guard Searching For Missing MU-2 (Corrected) »

The Coast Guard said late Tuesday that is has spotted debris in the water near where a missing Mitsubishi MU-2B is believed to have disappeared on Monday. The flight was en route from Puerto Rico to Florida when controllers lost radar contact with it 15 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. More

New England Air Museum Gets An Upgrade »

Work has begun on major improvements at the New England Air Museum, adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The $1.9 million project aims to enhance the visitor experience. The project will create lofty mezzanines in two of the massive aircraft hangars, which will provide vistas over the museum's aircraft collections. The mezzanines, equipped with grand staircases and elevators, will create space for additional exhibits, public programs and events. More

Skydiver Jumps Via Drone »

Aerones, a drone company based in Latvia, has posted a video online showing a custom drone with 28 rotors carrying a skydiver aloft to about 1,000 feet, where he lets go and parachutes to a safe landing. The drone launches from a pond, then picks up skydiver Ingus Augstkalns from a nearby tower. The company claims it is the “first human flight with the drone and jump at high altitude.” More

EU, Airline Union Push Back On Laptop Ban »

The U.S. plan to ban laptops from airliner cabins on flights originating in Europe is drawing increasing resistance from the European Union, a UK pilot union and business travelers. EU aviation authorities will meet this week to consider the proposed laptop ban. The issue became the center of a Washington political firestorm this week on reports that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russian diplomats related to intelligence on terrorists’ plans to use laptops as explosive devices. More

Snowbirds Pause, Airshows Cancelled »

Several upcoming airshows in the U.S. and Canada have been canceled, following an announcement Monday evening that the Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds have temporarily suspended air show performances. The team made the announcement on its Facebook page, following an appearance at the Memphis (Tenn.) Airshow. “A reduced training period hampered by poor weather which continued into the show season, resulted in numerous canceled practices,” said Major Patrick Gobeil, Snowbirds team lead, in the Facebook post. More