Bose 'Thousands of hours
Volume 29, Number 15a, April 11, 2022
Lirio Liu Replaces Earl Lawrence At FAA Certification (Updated)
The FAA has replaced Earl Lawrence as the head of aircraft certification with Lirio Liu, who now runs the agency’s international affairs office. Lawrence has run aircraft certification for three years. Liu is an aerospace engineer and has been with[…]   Read this article
Nostalgia’s Ready For Her Close-up
It’s spring here at 41 degrees north latitude, when, as Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-92) mooned, “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” And with apologies to Lord T, I’ll add, “an old pilot’s fancy turns to thoughts[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
Introducing New Sun 'n Fun CEO Gene Conrad
Gene Conrad is officially taking over as president and CEO of Sun ‘n Fun and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) on April 11 following the retirement of John “Lites” Leenhouts. In this video, Conrad talks with AVweb about how[…] Read this article

Gogoair 'Inflight connectivity 101 ebook for 2021
Aviation Safety 'Because staying in control is all that really matters'
Airlines Using Buses To Replace Short Hops
American Airlines is addressing its pilot shortage by hiring bus drivers. The company announced last week that it had signed a deal with Landline, which offers ground transportation that is an extension of air travel. On Thursday, American announced that[…] Read this article

Nasty Passengers Face $80,000 Fines
Two particularly nasty passengers have prompted the FAA’s recommendation of the biggest fines ever levied against individuals for acting out on an airplane. Both of the record-setters are women. The agency has recommended a fine of $81,950 for a female[…] Read this article

Russia Ramps Up Airliner Production
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation has announced it will try to build 20 long-range Tu-214 single-aisle airliners in the next two years to replace Boeing and Airbus aircraft that will soon be grounded by a lack of maintenance. The aircraft went[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, April 9, 2022
Pilot Exodus Blamed For Alaska Cancellations The age of air carriers being able to take advantage of pilots due to pilots love of flying may finally be coming to an end. Since it is supposed to be a pilots’ job[…] Read this article