Volume 26, Number 27b
July 10, 2019
Patrouille Suisse Performs Over Wrong Town (Updated)
The Patrouille Suisse, a Swiss air force aerobatic demonstration team, performed a planned flyby over the wrong town last weekend. The team was scheduled to conduct the maneuver above Langenbruck, Switzerland, as part of a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Swiss aviator Oskar Bider, who became[…]   Read this article
Preliminary Report Issued On Hawaii Skydiving Crash
The NTSB has issued its preliminary report on the fatal crash of a Beech 65-A90 conducting a skydiving flight from Dillingham Airfield (HDH) in Mokuleia, Hawaii, on June 21. As previously reported by AVweb, all eleven people onboard—the pilot, three tandem parachute instructors and their three customers, two camera operators[…]   Read this article
Top Ten Tips For Managing Risk
“Everyone talks about the weather but no one ever does anything about it.” (Stop me if you’ve heard that before.) The same could be said about managing the risk of general aviation. We—both this magazine and the industry as a whole—spend a lot of time preaching to pilots about the[…]   Read this article
Aireon ALERT Now Live
Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have announced that the Aireon Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service is now live. According to Aireon, the ALERT service is designed to provide Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), commercial aircraft operators, aviation regulators and search and rescue organizations with the[…] Read this article

Cockpit Tour: Garmin G5000 Jet Upgrades
There are plenty of aging legacy jets with maintenance-intensive avionics nearly ready for fresh avionics, and Garmin is on it. Two-plus years in the making, it recently completed the expensive STC for the G5000 integrated avionics and autopilot for Cessna Citation Excel/XLS business jets—a favorite among a wide variety of[…] Read this article

Rolls-Royce Strengthening Hybrid Electric Research
Rolls-Royce is working on an initiative to strengthen its hybrid electric power and propulsion research and development activities in Brandenburg, Germany, according to a company announcement on Monday. The company says the proposal will build on an established Rolls-Royce partnership with the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) along with potentially including[…] Read this article

Safran Building New Manufacturing Facility
Safran has announced plans to build a new production facility for aircraft carbon brakes in Feyzin, France. The company says the plant will incorporate a range of “Factory 4.0” technologies developed by Safran, which it expects to result in reduced energy and water consumption and increased use of renewable energy.[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication,Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about[…] Read this article