Volume 28, Number 43a, October 18, 2021
Boeing Warns Of Defective 787 Parts
Boeing has told authorities that some of the small titanium parts that hold the Boeing 787 together were not manufactured properly. It has also stressed that the issue presents no immediate flight safety issues. The parts were made by an[…]   Read this article
The Buzzkill Argument
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes grow weary of the self-imposed burden of being an Ambassador for General Aviation. I mean, I’m not gonna bring a crack pipe to the Young Eagles picnic, but I’m sure as hell[…]   Read this article
NBAA 2021: Citation Excel Eagle Refurbishment
There’s a reason why the Cessna Citation Excel is in demand on the current used mid-sized business jet market. It’s reliable and has good performance and a comfortable cabin. But many aging Excels are in need of avionics, interior and[…] Read this article

FAA Tackles Alaska Air Safety
The FAA will start implementing five safety initiatives next year aimed at curbing the high accident rate in Alaska aviation. The agency launched its Alaska Safety Initiative a year ago and held meetings with stakeholders and government groups to come[…] Read this article

NBAA 2021: Honeywell Shows New Anthem Display System
At NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Honeywell was showing off its Anthem cockpit display system. While most of the digital flight decks offer limited customization, the Anthem system is flexible enough to allow extensive display customization, to include controllers from other[…] Read this article

Flyable Starfighter For Sale
A pristine example of one of the hottest rides of the Cold War is up for sale for what seems to be a bargain price and the bonus is that there’s room for two. An Arizona company is selling an[…] Read this article

NBAA 2021: Citation M2 Gen2, XLS Gen2 Cabin Updates
Textron Aviation recently unveiled its next-generation Citation models with the M2 Gen2 and XLS Gen2. AVweb took a look at the cabin-focused updates on the aircraft at the 2021 National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas. Read this article

Podcast: Updates From Iridium At NBAA 2021
Iridium’s Tim Last sat down with AVweb at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas this week to discusses what’s new at the company including product launches from aviation partners, its next-generation broadband services, emerging[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, October 15, 2021
Why Diamond’s Electric DA40 Could Be A Corner Turner Going the STC route is certainly an interesting approach. It’s inevitable that in the not-too-distant future (20, 50 years?) we will see a majority of new vehicles and light GA aircraft[…] Read this article