Volume 28, Number 15a, April 5, 2021
United Hiring Pilots, Delta Needs More
United Airlines plans to hire hundreds of pilots in coming months as it gears up for a return to more […]   Read this article
Is The F-35 Irrelevant?
The F-35 doesn't appear to be playing much of a role in the future of the Air Force or Navy.   Read this article
Best Of The Web: A Humorous Look At Ejection Seat Testing
What got many of us into flying were those fascinating newsreel pieces done during the 1950s and 1960s on advances […] Read this article

Poll: Is Hydrogen the Future of Aviation?
Much in the news is the emerging technology of hydrogen fuel cells to power aircraft electric motors. This week's poll asks if you think the idea has legs. Read this article

IATA Introduces Travel Pass Vaccination App
If you’re vaccinated, there’s now a travel app for that. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed its Travel […] Read this article

ICARUS Smart Hood: Virtual IMC
View limiting devices (VLDs) haven’t changed much over the years, but ICARUS Devices is a new company that’s set out […] Read this article

Lilium Reveals Seven-Seat eVTOL, Plans To Go Public
Air taxi developer Lilium unveiled a seven-seat version of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft on Friday. Aimed […] Read this article

Navy Aiming For Mostly Drone Fleet
The Navy says the forthcoming replacement for the F/A-18 will likely be a manned aircraft but it might be in […] Read this article

Airbus Pitches Fuel-Saving Formation Flying For Widebodies
Airbus is working with air navigation service providers (ANSP) and airlines to test flying widebody aircraft in formation to save […] Read this article

French Mayor Wants To Kill Kids' Aviation Dreams To Save The Environment
The mayor of a French city has ignited a nationwide controversy in the aviation community by cutting funding to two […] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, April 2, 2020
This week's letters brought comments from readers about airplanes with names, the future of experimental aircraft, hot mic rants and supply chain issues. Read this article