Volume 28, Number 37c, September 10, 2021
Newest King Airs Receive EASA Certification
Textron Aviation has announced that its Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and 260 twin-engine turboprops have earned their European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certifications. The 360—along with the longer-range 360ER version—was introduced in August 2020 and received its FAA type[…]   Read this article
Haste Still Makes Waste (If It Doesn't Kill Ya First)
I take my amusement where I find it and a reliable source seems to be when people see an AVweb video and suggest that my audio person should try a different mic or that my animator is channeling South Park.[…]   Read this article
United, Honeywell Announce New SAF Investment
United Airlines and Honeywell have announced a multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels, a company developing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production technologies. According to United, Alder plans to produce SAF at scale by “converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop[…] Read this article

NASA Completes X-59 eXternal Vision System Tests
NASA’s Langley Research Center has completed its final round of testing on the eXternal Vision System (XVS) for the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. According to NASA, the system has already been shipped to X-59 builder Lockheed Martin[…] Read this article

Buying? Selling? Protect Yourself
It’s almost a cliché. The buyer was in a hurry to get an airplane for his flight school. He found the model he wanted for a price that fit his budget. It was 1,500 miles away. It had just come[…] Read this article

Sikorsky, Boeing Deliver FLRAA Proposal To U.S. Army
A joint Sikorsky-Boeing team has officially submitted its proposal for the Defiant X helicopter to the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Unveiled last January, the Defiant X is based on the team’s SB>1 Defiant technology demonstrator, which[…] Read this article

FAA Approves G-1 Certification Basis For Archer eVTOL
Archer Aviation has announced that the FAA has approved the G-1 certification basis for its all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft design. According to the company, it will now focus on finalizing the G-2 Issue Paper, which will lay[…] Read this article