Volume 27, Number 6b, February 5, 2020
Bombardier Could Sell Bizjet Line to Textron
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that cash-strapped Bombardier is in talks with Textron to sell its bizjet program. The move follows Bombardier selling a majority share of its C Series to Airbus (which is now the A220) and last summer’s sale of its regional jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy[…]   Read this article
Piper: Autoland M600 SLS Going On Tour
In an effort to showcase the Piper M600 SLS’s Garmin-made autoland system, Piper is taking the show on the road starting this month. Over the next two months, the factory SLS will visit each Piper dealer in the U.S. to show off the HALO Safety System, which includes autoland and[…]   Read this article
Solar Orbiter Ready For Launch
The Airbus-built Solar Orbiter satellite has been successfully mounted on top of an Atlas V 411 launch rocket and is ready to fly, Airbus announced on Tuesday. The European Space Agency (ESA) mission is designed to study “how the Sun creates and controls the giant bubble of plasma surrounding the[…] Read this article

Podcast: DeLand Sport Aviation Village
Sport Aviation Administrator at Florida’s DeLand Municipal Airport Jana Filip sat down with AVweb’s Kate O’Connor to discuss the airport’s progress on its new Sport Aviation Village. Read this article

What's a Nice Guy Like You Doing in a Plane Like This?
By Todd DeVito This story originally appeared in our sister title, KITPLANES. We have all heard the comment that we must be crazy to fly an aircraft we built in our garage. Does it make me even crazier to fly an aircraft someone I never met built in their garage?[…] Read this article

Accident Probe: Preflight, Interrupted
The airline industry long ago figured out that one of the most dangerous things in aviation is two pilots trying to fly the same airplane at the same time. One inevitable result of such an arrangement is that there are times when no one is flying, and one of the[…] Read this article

Learning About Lycomings
Editor’s Note: Lycoming has changed its on-site program after author Paul Dye took the course in 2016. “We combined the historical classroom and hands on portions; it is now a hybrid of the two in one fast paced, weeklong class. Students will have the opportunity to talk about the parts[…] Read this article

Video: Sensenich Prop Overhaul Shop
There’s a reason why propellers are recommended for overhaul by service hours and calendar time, but they’re often one of the most neglected systems on the aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano tours Sensenich Propeller Services in Gainesville, Georgia, to see how it’s done. Read this article

Common Sense vs. E- Everything
When then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg gave a face and a voice to the Fridays For Future movement in August of 2018, climate change was already a passionately discussed topic around the globe. What followed as the global movement gained momentum can be described as a historical miracle of modern times.[…] Read this article