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Sales of avionics for business and general aviation airplanes were up 2.7% in the first six months of 2017 over the same period last year, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), but not because people are buying more airplanes. “Forward-fit” sales—those avionics systems intended for new aircraft—were down a remarkable 17.3%. The loss of forward-fit sales was overcome for GA avionics makers by strong sales for the retrofit market, up 26.3% to $644 million in the first half of the year. Read More
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The Marine Corps has abandoned hope of finding alive three Marines missing after their MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft went down off the northeast coast of Australia on Saturday. Read More
New flight recorder data says Air Canada flight 759 (ACA759), an Airbus A320, descended as low as 59 feet above ground level and the 55-foot tall 787 on Taxiway C before beginning to climb out on its go-around—coming potentially as close as 4 feet from a collision. At four minutes to midnight on July 7, ACA759, which had been cleared to land on Runway 28R at San Francisco International, instead lined up on taxiway C, on which three aircraft were holding for takeoff. After prompting by the one of the pilots of United Flight 1 (UA1), the first in line for takeoff on taxiway C, who was well positioned to see that ACA759 was not headed toward a runway, the tower controller instructed ACA759 to go-around. Read More
BREAKTHROUGH! - Cubcrafters
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has ordered Air Transat to explain why passengers were driven to call 911 for help as they sat in packed aircraft for up to six hours on a hot afternoon and evening in Ottawa. Read More
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President Donald Trump has approved the sale of 12 Embraer Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria. Although the aircraft was designed in Brazil, the aircraft is being assembled in Jacksonville, FL and the weapons and sensor systems integrated by Colorado-based Sierra Nevada Corp. Read More
My wife, the captain, and I were flying to AirVenture 2017 in our C-152 in July.  We were on an IFR flight plan out of Gainesville, GA (KGVL) and cruising at 5000 feet.  We were talking to Atlanta Center ... Centre: Cessna 1234, cleared to FL230... We just looked at each other and laughed.  Fairly quickly, we received this... Center: Cessna 1234, disregard, I'll bet you got a kick out of that one. Read More
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In the second installation of our occasional series, "What's Under the Hood?" we take a look at the source of electrical energy our engines use to fire the spark plugs and ignite the fuel/air mixture in the cylinders—the magnetos. Read More
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The stars may be aligned for a robust market in glass panel refurbs. Some owners absolutely lust after EFIS, but don't want to pay 400 kilobucks to own it. Read More
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At AirVenture, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a turn in the left seat of a DC-3 with Dan Gryder flying low approaches. Here's a video of the action, with some great outside shots by Nate Tennant. Read More
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Sometimes it's just the details that catch our eye. We don't want to know what was going on in that plane. Thanks to Frank J. Gadarowski. Read More
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