Volume 26, Number 24b
June 12, 2019
Pipistrel Unveils 801 eVTOL
Slovenia-based Pipistrel Vertical Solutions threw its hat into the eVTOL ring Tuesday by revealing a multi-fan electric airplane with vertical takeoff and landing capability. At Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Pipistrel unveiled the so-called 801 as a five-occupant winged aircraft capable of a 60-mile range at 175 MPH or[…]   Read this article
Podcast: Pipistrel's 810 eVTOL Revealed
At the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Pipistrel Vertical Solutions revealed its design for a air taxi to meet Uber’s UAM requirements. In this exclusive AVweb podcast, Pipistrel’s Tine Tomazic discusses the details.   Read this article
FAA To Uber: Work Hard, Be Patient
In an alternately inspirational and cautionary talk at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, acting FAA chief Dan Elwell told the aspiring urban air taxi audience that he’s impressed with ideas and progress the industry has made. But, “When I put my FAA regulator hat on, I’ve got a[…]   Read this article
UberCopter Launch Detailed At Uber Elevate Conference
Uber is betting big that data it’s collecting from its ground-based ride-hailing app will drive the emerging urban air taxi market, but while we’re waiting for the aircraft, beginning this summer, UberCopter will launch in limited round-trip service between downtown Manhattan and JFK Airport. The service will be provided by[…]   Read this article
Embraer Introduces eVTOL
Embraer, though its EmbraerX “disruptive business subsidiary,” announced the eVTOL at today’s Uber Elevate Summit. The 10-motor electric VTOL concept promises urban mobility through vertical takeoff and landing capabilities and is ready for future autonomous flight. “As a market accelerator committed to developing solutions to transform life’s experiences, we have[…]   Read this article
Working Group: How To Avoid DEF In Jet-A Fuel
A cooperative industry effort to make pilots and FBOs aware of the risks of Jet-A has resulted in a comprehensive set of recommendations published today. The working group is made up of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association and National Business Aviation[…] Read this article

Raytheon And United Technologies To Merge
In what would become the second-largest company in the defense and aerospace sector, Raytheon and United Technologies are set to merge and become Raytheon Technologies, where it will compete against Boeing (the largest firm in the field) and Lockheed Martin in commercial aviation and defense. Reports are that the company[…] Read this article

Helicopter Crashes Into NYC Building (Updated)
The pilot was the only one aboard the Agusta A109E that crashed into the rooftop of 787 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan today. Officials originally called it a “hard landing” that started a small fire that was quickly extinguished. The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, died in the accident. By Tuesday[…] Read this article

Collins GPS Errors Spark Flight Delays
Flight groundings on June 8 and 9 were caused by a software glitch in some Collins GPS receivers found in bizjets and a few airliners. At issue was the receivers’ failure to compensate for the “leap second” applied to the almanac data every two and a half years. This almanac[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication,Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about[…] Read this article

Video: Dynon HDX Install In A Skyhawk
Dynon Avionics has an STC for installing the Certified SkyView HDX in Cessna 172 Skyhawks (and also for some Beech Bonanza models), which in the end makes for an all-electric, all-glass ultra-modern avionics suite. To see what it really takes to make the transformation, Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano[…] Read this article

Stay Ahead While En Route
It’s a beautiful morning and you just received a standard pilot weather briefing for a long cross-country flight—one that covers a day full of activity. The skies are calm, clear and worry-free right now, but the forecast indicates possible turbulence, icing or storm activity later in the day while you[…] Read this article