Volume 28, Number 38b, September 15, 2021
VoltAero Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator Makes Channel Crossing
On Monday (Sept. 13), VoltAero’s Cassio 1 demonstrator hybrid-electric aircraft made its first English Channel crossing, and is participating in this week’s ACE21 Air Charter Expo at London Biggin Hill Airport. VoltAero CEO and Chief Technology Officer Jean Botti is participating[…]   Read this article
Short Ferry Flight Is A Big Leap For China's General Aviation Market
In a big step forward for general aviation in China, AeroJones, which builds CTLS light-sport trainers under license in the country, was recently able to deliver two of its composite aircraft by air. “After in-flight evaluations and completing the documentation,”[…]   Read this article
B-2 Bomber Damaged In Emergency Landing; FAA TFR In Place
A USAF B-2 stealth bomber sustained unknown damage during an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri shortly after midnight Tuesday morning (Sept. 14). The Air Force reported there was no fire and no one was injured. The[…] Read this article

Bombardier Unveils Challenger 3500
Bombardier introduced the newest addition to its Challenger aircraft family with the official launch of the Challenger 3500 super midsize business jet on Tuesday. An updated version of the Challenger 350, the 3500 features an autothrottle system, reduced cabin altitude[…] Read this article

NBAA And GAMA Take The High Road With Updated Bizav Fact Book
With a strong public image of corporate “luxury jets” epitomizing elitist economics, advocacy trade groups such as the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) regularly face an uphill public relations battle in defense of[…] Read this article

Baron Hits Power Lines; Vietnam Vet Pilot OK After Forced Landing
Combining local news reports and flight data from FlightAware, the particulars of a Beech Baron crash landing early this week suggest a confusing sequence of events. The good news is that the pilot, (reportedly) an 80-year-old Vietnam veteran, was the[…] 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[…] Read this article

Short Final: Southbound
With the easing of pandemic travel restrictions commercial flights have increased, seemingly often with crews not necessarily familiar with local procedures. Case in point: Delta 575, from Albany, NY, to Atlanta, departing Runway 19 last June: DL 575: “Albany Departure,[…] Read this article