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Super Bowl Notam For GA Now Posted »

The FAA has posted its Notice to Airmen for pilots flying in to the Atlanta area for the Super Bowl, to be held Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. More than 1,100 GA aircraft are expected to fly in to the metro area for the game, the FAA said. More

Electric Helicopter Flies Record 30 NM (Corrected) »

A modified Robinson R44 designed and built by Tier 1 Engineering has set a Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled by an electric-powered helicopter, the company announced this week. The flight launched from the Los Alamitos Army Airfield in California, and covered 30 nautical miles at an average speed of 80 knots, at about 800 feet, last Friday. More

Aspen's E5 Low-Cost EFIS Now STC Certified »

Aspen Avionics is the latest avionics manufacturer to earn a wide-reaching STC for the installation of a non-TSO primary flight display. Aspen's E5 electronic flight instrument (EFI) has a starting price of $4995, is highly configurable and upgradeable and can be installed without a backup attitude instrument. More

Boeing Launches Long-Range 777x Bizjet »

Boeing introduced its newest business jet this week at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show, in Dubai, noting that it can fly between any two points on Earth nonstop, and announced a new order for the airplane. The BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model, can fly farther than any business jet ever built, says Boeing. More

Diamond Sells 60 Aircraft For Flight Training »

Diamond Aircraft, of Austria, announced this week at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show in Dubai they have agreed to sell 60 airplanes, including both the single-engine DA40 NG and the DA42-VI twin, over the next five years to the Saudi National Company of Aviation’s CAE Authorized Training Center. More

Storm Cancels Thousands Of Flights »

The nasty mix of ice and snow that blanketed the Southeast on the weekend is expected to linger through Monday, cancelling thousands of flights and causing a ripple through the whole system. More

Buzzy The Drone Leads FAA Kids Campaign »

Children haven’t traditionally been the target of FAA compliance efforts but Buzzy the Drone will lead the agency into the holiday drone-giving season to keep kids from flying their new treasures where they shouldn’t be. More

Tuskeegee Airman Takes Birthday Flight »

Old habits die hard and when retired Air Force Col. Charles McGee took the controls of a HondaJet last week, he banked gently left and right, getting a feel for the ultramodern business jet. More

Distracted Flying Cited In Landing Accident »

Distracted flying has been cited in the dynamic rollover of a light helicopter in Ireland in July. The country’s Air Accidents Investigations Unit said the pilot of an Enstrom 280FX helicopter was landing on a beach near Ardfert when his cellphone, which was mounted on the control panel, rang. More

FAA Cracks Down On Illegal Charters »

An Oklahoma helicopter company has been fined more than $50,000 for dodging FAA regulations and illegally chartering fixed-wing aircraft. Interstate Helicopters and its owner James Paul Johnson were caught in an FAA enforcement effort to curb illegal charters. More