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Embraer Launches Praetor Bizjets »

Embraer has updated its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 mid- and super-midsize business jets but the upgrades are big enough that it has created new product lines. More

GA Helps Hurricane Michael Response »

Gainesville, Florida, is the hub of a GA relief effort to help the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael. More

Raptors Wrecked By Michael »

By some estimates as many as 22 F-22 Raptor fighters were damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Michael scored a direct hit on Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida on Wednesday. More

Ernest Out At Textron Aviation »

On the eve of the National Business Aviation Association convention (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Textron has shifted the sometimes-controversial president of its aviation division, Scott Ernest, to the arm of the company that makes golf carts, snowmobiles and lawn mowers. More

New ADS-B Rebate Announced »

As we reported earlier, the FAA is reinstating its $500 rebate for equipage with ADS-B Out as an incentive for aircraft operators to get the new gear installed before the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. The agency has set aside $4.9 million for the program, which will ease the financial impact on 9,800 aircraft owners and operators. More

AEA Announces Leadership Change »

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) board of directors announced on Monday that it has selected Mike Adamson to succeed current president and CEO Paula Derks. Derks, who has served as AEA’s CEO since 1996, will be retiring next March. More

Pentagon Grounds F-35s »

The Pentagon temporarily grounded the United States’ F-35 fleet on Thursday after the discovery of defective fuel tubes in an F-35 engine. The findings come from the initial investigation into the crash of an F-35B in late September More

Longest Nonstop Commercial Route Launched »

Singapore Airlines launched the first of its newly reopened nonstop flights from Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Thursday. The flight is expected to travel approximately 8,285 NM and be in the air for an estimated 18 hours and 25 minutes, making it the longest nonstop commercial flight currently available. More

Record-Breaker Darryl Greenamyer Passes Away »

Air-racer, record-setter and test pilot Darryl Greenamyer died last week at the age of 82. He started his flying career with the Air Force Reserve. After leaving the Air Force, Greenamyer became an SR-71 test pilot for Lockheed's—now Lockheed Martin—Skunk Works. More

Crew Rescued After Russian ISS Launch Fails (Updated) »

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut were recovered unharmed early Thursday after the Soyuz booster they were aboard on a launch to the International Space Station failed. The failure put the MS-10 capsule into a ballistic trajectory and it and the crew were recovered 200 miles east of the Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, launch point, NASA said early Thursday. More