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Airbus is in the electric airplane business for at least the medium term and the next few years could see the first flight of a BAE 146 regional jet converted to fly on electric power. Read More
Airbus believes electric aircraft, including airliners, are the future and it's taking a leadership role in their development. Ken McKenzie, the company's senior VP of strategy and corporate development, discussed what that future might look at in an interview at AirVenture 2017. Read More
The pilot of a Beech Baron involved in a highly publicized ditching in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012 has been indicted for insurance fraud. Theodore Wright and two other men, Shane Gordon and Raymond Fosdick, have been charged with several counts as part of a larger investigation that also involved an old Citation, an exotic car and a boat. Read More
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An Air India flight was diverted last week because the crew didn’t raise the landing gear. There were apparently lots of clues that something was terribly wrong but the A320 crew pressed on, climbing to 24,000 feet instead of the normal 35,000 to 37,000 feet and reaching only 230 knots as the plane gobbled huge amounts of fuel to beat the drag of the wheels. Read More
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At AirVenture 2017, Trig Avionics introduced a low-cost ADS-B-compliant WAAS GPS receiver and lower-cost VHF comm radio. Read More
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If you skipped this year's AirVenture, you may have made a mistake. It was as good as these things get. Read More
Possibly the most extravagant flying display ever mounted at AirVenture took place on Bomber Day. AVweb's Russ Niles was there. Read More
Blue Origin plans to ferry paying tourists on short trips to space in its Shepard passenger space capsule. What better place than AirVenture at Oshkosh to show off a mock-up of the technology? AVweb interns Baxter Van West and Ashley Anglisano took a tour of the capsule and prepared this video report from the show. Read More

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On the Saturday night before Oshkosh opened, I was listening on my iPhone to KOSH tower for 27, wishing I was there instead of doing yard work. Evidently, weather was not great so traffic was slow when I heard an "experienced" pilot tell tower he was turning final ... Tower: Low wing cleared to land 27 ... Pilot: Cleared to land 27, did you give me a dot?...Tower: Traffic is light so no dot, land at your discretion ... Pilot: Wow, I have been coming here for 40 years, and this is the first time I didn't get told a dot ... Tower [chuckling]: Well, I can give you one if you want ... Pilot: No thanks. Just good to be here ... I hope I can claim just one tenth of that in years to come! Read More
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