Volume 26, Number 32b
August 14, 2019
2019 Midyear Shipment Numbers Mixed
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) detailed a rise in piston airplane and business jet deliveries and a drop in […]   Read this article
Avionics Sector Seeing Continued Growth: AEA
The Aircraft Electronics Association reported figures for the first half of 2019 that show the industry billed more than $1.5 […]   Read this article
Dickson Confirmed As New FAA Administrator
In a vote along party lines, the Senate approved the nomination of former Delta VP of flight pperations Steve Dickson […]   Read this article
Another Hunt Is On For Amelia Earhart’s Electra
Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the remains of the Titanic in 1985, is going after another iconic piece of history […] Read this article

After The Prop Stops
One of the oldest jokes in aviation holds that the big fan is there to cool the cockpit: Whenever it […] Read this article

Flying And Fathers
Sometimes in this job you find a story that goes far beyond a love of airplanes and fascination with flight to connect on a personal level. Such was the case when I came across an article about Southwest pilot Bryan Knight, who flew his Vietnam veteran father’s remains home fifty-two years after Col. Roy Knight Jr. was shot down flying a mission over enemy territory in Laos. Read this article

NASA Bids Farewell To Prandtl-D Models
NASA is saying goodbye to two of its Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Lower Drag (Prandtl-D) aircraft. The aircraft design, […] Read this article

How Pipistrel Builds Electric Airplanes
Slovenia-based Pipistrel is the only company currently marketing an electric training aircraft. In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli visited the factories in both Slovenia and Italy to learn how the airplanes are made. Read this article

FAA Seeks Data On ADS-B Failures
The FAA has requested information from pilots and maintenance personnel in connection with reported failures of the FreeFlight Systems FDL-987-XVR […] Read this article