Volume 26, Number 27a
July 8, 2019
uAvionix tailBeacon Gets TSO Approval
uAvionix has received technical standard order (TSO) authorization for its tailBeacon ADS-B Out system that could offer a last-minute solution […]   Read this article
New And Improved OSH Arrival
The Fond du Lac Bailout is a BT, DT. This year, here's hoping that better planning will actually make it work.   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 operators. In this video Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano looked deep into an XLS G5000 retrofit, and the buying decision, with Garmin's Dave Brown   Read this article
Autopilot Issues Raised In MAX Discussions
A new issue with the Boeing 737 MAX autopilot has emerged in the European Aviation Safety Agency’s bottom-line position on […] Read this article

ICAO Meets To Discuss Pilot Training Changes
The International Civil Aviation Organization will hold meetings in Montreal next week to review pilot licensing requirements. ICAO officials said […] Read this article

EASA Issues First eVTOL Certification Rules
The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a “special condition” for the certification of eVTOL aircraft up to a maximum […] Read this article

Boeing Engineer Says Corporate Culture Change Behind MAX Issues
A spokesman for the union that represents some of the workers who build Boeing airplanes claims the company’s shift to […] Read this article

Cabin Fire Causes Virgin Atlantic Emergency Landing
Virgin Atlantic Flight 138 was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) due to a […] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, July 5, 2019
This week's letters brought comments from readers about flying VFR in difficult conditions, pilots' responses to others' emergencies and attendance at AirVenture 2019. Read this article

Industry Round-up, July 5, 2019
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on a new weather forecasting model at Baron, flight schools joining one-G’s pay-per-use […] Read this article

Picture of the Week, July 4, 2019
I am fortunate enough to have been invited to be the Sport Class Air Racing Ramp Boss for the National Championship Air Races in Reno. During the first week of June 2019, I was training and present for the Sport Formation Warm-Up and Pylon Racing School in Reno. Over 30 Sport Class air racers were participating and parked on the Sport Class Ramp area. A sudden thunderstorm dropped rain on us and found the reflection of the clouds quite dramatic. I took this with my iPhone Xs and used Photoshop to increase the contrast and saturation. Copyrighted photo by Rob Huntington. Read this article

Short Final: Birthday Balloons
While holding short of 11L at Tucson International Airport recently I heard the following: Tower: “American 1234 cleared to land […] Read this article

Boeing Admits To 'Mistake' In Handling MAX Issues (Corrected)
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters on Sunday that the company made a “mistake” in not immediately telling regulators, pilots […] Read this article

Boeing Apologizes At Paris Air Show
Boeing followed its admission that it made mistakes in the way it handled the 737 MAX crisis with an apology […] Read this article