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London-Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing »

A Gulfstream IV landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) on Tuesday afternoon after blowing two tires on takeoff from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB). The Gulfstream departed for London Luton Airport (LTN) in Luton, England, at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday. It has been confirmed that musician Post Malone was one of the 16 people on board the privately owned jet. More

NASA Seeks Answers To Military Oxygen Issues »

Over the last five years, an increasing number of military jet pilots, from both the U.S. Navy and Air Force, have reported problems with the oxygen systems in their aircraft—and so far, solutions have proved elusive. This week, NASA said they have begun a series of flight tests that aim to better understand what is going on, so they can find a way to address the situation. More

Registration Open For GAMA Design Challenge »

High school classes in the U.S. can now sign up to compete in the 2019 Aviation Design Challenge, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has announced. The annual competition aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by offering an aviation curriculum and a virtual fly-off. More

Garmin Sues uAvionix Over ADS-B Patent (Updated) »

Garmin has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Montana, where uAvionix is based, accusing that company of using Garmin’s patented ADS-B technology without permission. The products under dispute are the EchoUAT and skyBeacon, which are sold for the experimental market. More

Stratolaunch Unveils “Family” Of Launch Vehicles »

With their giant satellite-launching high-altitude plane now preparing for first flight, Stratolaunch announced on Monday they are developing “a new family of launch vehicles” that will begin regular service in 2020. The vehicles will launch from the airplane and carry satellites to orbit. More

EASA Approves Simpler GA Training Rules »

Flight schools in Europe that focus on training private pilots now can operate under simplified rules released by the European Aviation Safety Agency last week. The new rules create two types of flight schools—Declared Training Organizations, or DTOs, which can train private pilots, and Approved Training Organizations, which focus on training professional pilots. More

Runway Excursion Closes Manila Runway »

Operations at Manila Airport in the Philippines have returned to normal almost two days after a Chinese airliner left the runway on landing late Thursday. The Xaimen Airlines Boeing 737 ended up in a muddy infield after a second landing attempt in heavy rain. More

Midair Kills Paraglider Pilots »

Two pilots died in a midair collision on Saturday when their paragliders came together during a race in Macedonia. One of the pilots, Innes Powell, was well known in the hang gliding and paragliding community in the U.K. and was taking part in the British Open Paragliding Competition in Kusevo, Macedonia. More

Aircraft Collector Identified As Injured Pilot »

Historic Flight Foundation founder John Sessions has been confirmed as the pilot of a 1930s airliner that crashed while taking part in a Canadian airshow last weekend. More

Flooding Closes Big Indian Airport »

One of India’s largest airports will be closed until at least Aug. 26 after torrential rains put ramps and runways under about three feet of water. Cochin Airport, in the southeastern state of Kerala, has had almost three times the normal rainfall this monsoon season and the airport was closed last Thursday. More