Bose 'Quiet the noise
Volume 30, Number 35d, August 31, 2023
'Light Sport' Fly-By-Wire Helicopter Unveiled
A California partnership says its fly-by-wire two-seat helicopter can be flown away by anyone with $188,000, a driver’s license medical and 30 hours of training as soon as the new MOSAIC regs come into effect. Advance Tactics and RotorX say[…]   Read this article
Yeah, Fear Of Crashes Keeps More People Out Of Aviation Than We Admit
When I interviewed Randy Schlitter of RANS aircraft last month, I knew going in that his factory is sort of a poster child for serial production automation. As he explained in the interview, computer numerical control equipment is getting more[…]   Read this article
Elixir 'August 31 2023 v2
Parachute Group Opposes Extra Maintenance, Training Proposal
The U.S. Parachute Association says a bill included in the Senate’s version of the next FAA Reauthorization will create needless expense and red tape for the industry. USPA Executive Director Albert Berchtold told AVweb in an interview that the Air[…] Read this article

Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
FAA Concerned Lightning Could Cause 777 Explosions
The FAA has issued an update to an AD on hundreds of Boeing 777s because it’s concerned they might explode if struck by lightning. The AD was issued this week to update earlier action to address cracks in wing chords.[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Jet Wash To Charge Airport Vehicles
A Texas airport says it will use the power wasted when a jet takes off to charge its fleet of electric service vehicles. Dallas Love Field is helping test turbines made by JetWind Power to capture some of the energy[…] Read this article