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FAA Addresses Exam Delays »

The FAA will be making some major changes to address delays in pilot practical test scheduling reported by flight training providers across the country, according to the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA). A group led by FSANA met with senior FAA staff in Oklahoma City to discuss solutions to the testing delays last week. More

Landsberg Brings GA Ideas To NTSB Role »

Bruce Landsberg, who is joining the NTSB after many years as a safety advocate for general aviation, takes on the job at an interesting moment—advancing technology creates opportunities to improve GA safety, and at the same time, a pilot shortage has led to challenges in the training pipeline. More

All Survive Aeromexico Crash »

An Embraer 190 operated by Aeromexico crashed on takeoff at Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday afternoon. Early estimates say that 85 of the 101 people on board Aeromexico Flight 2431 were injured in the crash, including 12 critically. More

One Week Wonder Flies »

EAA’s AirVenture 2018 One Week Wonder completed its first successful flight on Monday evening just one day after the show ended. At the beginning of the week, the Van’s RV12iS was nothing more than a pile of parts. More

EAA: AirVenture A Record-Breaker »

This year’s EAA AirVenture was “about as close as one could imagine” to perfect, EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said this week, in a news release summarizing this year’s data from the show. Attendance set a new record, EAA said, with about 601,000 visitors, nearly 2 percent more than last year’s record crowd. More

For Drone Pilots, A New And Better Technique »

Using your torso to fly a drone is easier and more precise than a joystick, Swiss researchers have found. “It’s immersive, and easy to learn, and gives you the feeling that you are flying,” says Jenifer Miehlbradt, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. More

Gulfstream Delivers Medevac Aircraft »

A modified G550 jet designed for in-flight medical care has been delivered to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center, Gulfstream announced last week. The jet features an “unprecedented degree of technological innovation,” according to Gulfstream. More

Latest MH370 Report Remains Inconclusive »

Despite an international effort to discover why Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crashed in March 2014, the accident investigation team has concluded in a report released Monday that it was “unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance.” More

First Commuter Craft Customers Begin Builds »

Commuter Craft is ready to welcome the first builders of the company’s two-place homebuilt Innovator to Commuter’s Cartersville, Georgia, factory to begin construction. The planes will be built at the factory where the company says it will take two to three weeks for owners to complete their 51 percent of the aircraft with the plane ready to fly in three months. More

Hard Landing Creases 767 Fuselage »

It is likely the flying days of an Atlas Air Boeing 767 are over after “hard landing” at Portsmouth Airport in New Hampshire on Friday. More