Volume 28, Number 23b, June 2, 2021
Lufthansa Training Center Signs With Brunner for VR Simulators
Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) has signed a contract with Swiss aviation-training technology company Brunner Elektronik for its NovaSimMR (mixed reality) full motion simulators. The virtual-reality-capable sims will be configured for the Diamond DA-42 piston twin and enter service for Cadet Pilot Training at LAT’s Zurich, Switzerland, facility. Designed to provide[…]   Read this article
Deutsche Aircraft Opts For Garmin's G5000 For The D328eco Upgrade
Garmin International has announced an agreement with Deutsche Aircraft to provide its G5000 integrated flight deck as the basis for the airframer’s D328eco Companion flight deck. Deutsche Aircraft is the most recent corporate successor to Dornier, which developed and first manufactured the original D328 regional turboprop twin. Deutsche Aircraft is currently working on the updated[…]   Read this article
As Passenger Behavior Declines, Airlines Delay Resuming Alcohol Sales
The past weekend saw Southwest and American Airlines decide to delay their decisions to resume serving alcohol on flights. The decisions stem from a continued increase in incidents involving disruptive passengers. FAA reports for 2021 show that, as of May 24, there were roughly 2,500 reported incidents of “unruly behavior”[…] Read this article

OneSky Partners With Eve As Launch Customer for eVTOLs
OneSky Flight’s Halo business unit has placed an order for 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft. With deliveries expected to start in 2026, the developmental urban air mobility vehicles are seen as the next step in OneSky’s strategy of providing a door-to-door solution for private air travel. Initial Halo services are planned[…] Read this article

Chinese Television Has Western Experts Abuzz Over Possible Stealth Helicopter
Western information on advanced Chinese military aviation projects, including those involving stealth technology, is often derived from photos or video shot at public events such as airshows or heads of states’ visits to research institutions. Television cameras revealed a significant-looking new helicopter design on May 19 displayed in model form[…] Read this article

EHang Unveils VT-30 eVTOL
China-based urban air mobility (UAM) company EHang has officially introduced its new VT-30 “long-range” autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV). The two-passenger autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will feature eight propellers on each side, a pusher prop and fly-by-wire control system. With an expected range of up to 300[…] 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[…] Read this article

Short Final: Switching To Guns
Returning from Montgomery Field, California, to my home field of Boulder City, Nevada, l was north of Palm Springs when l overheard this exchange: Los Angeles Center: “Shooter One One, you have an RJ at your 12 o’clock, five miles and a 1000 feet below, opposite direction.” Shooter One One:[…] Read this article