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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will update a congressional committee on the implementation of ADS-B requirements for general aviation at a hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Aircraft operating in certain types of airspace will be required to have ADS-B equipment on board by 2020 but so far only a fraction of the fleet has been equipped. Read More
Aveillant, a British technology company, said recently its 3D holographic radar is now ready for the market. The technology "brings performance previously only found in high-end military systems to the civil aviation arena," the company said. The system can survey 360 degrees of airspace for up to a 40-mile range, and because it doesn't rotate like traditional radars, it can track every target continuously. Read More
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The FAA on Tuesday approved, for the first time, commercial operation of an unmanned aerial system over land. Previously, the agency had okayed flights only over remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. The new approval will allow energy company BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment to fly a Puma AE for aerial surveys in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay region. Read More
A team of scientists at the University of Illinois has developed materials that can immediately respond to damage and self-repair large cracks and holes. "We have demonstrated repair of a nonliving, synthetic materials system in a way that is reminiscent of repair-by-regrowth as seen in some living systems," said chemist Jeffrey Moore. Read More
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Any schoolteacher who wants to learn about using aviation in the classroom to promote interest in science, math and engineering, is welcome to sign up now for the annual Teachers' Day event at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. "Teachers' Day is free and open to any teacher who'd like to attend," said Debbie Phillips, executive director of Build A Plane, which organizes the program. Read More
Airbus's A350 XWB carried passengers for the first time earlier this month, taking two loads of Airbus employees and "cabin experts" from Toulouse back to Toulouse on shakedown flights. Those on the flights to nowhere were urged to press all the buttons and generally push and pull anything a regular airline passenger might encounter on a line flight. Read More
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They're bullish on engine development and they understand the profits will have to flow on low volume. Read More
At its Gunskirchen, Austria, factory, Rotax celebrated both 25 years of producing the 912 series engine and the 50,000th engine in the series. AVweb was there and prepared this video report with the company's Francois Tremblay. Read More
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In Slovenia, Pipistrel is well into certification testing of its exotic Panthera four-place retractable aircraft. AVweb recently visited the factory and prepared this test flight report on the new aircraft. Although it hasn't hit its speed numbers yet, Pipistrel thinks further drag clean-up will take care of that. Read More
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Piper is touring Europe with its new Archer DX diesel, and later this summer, the airplane will appear in the U.S. While in Europe, AVweb took a flight demo in the airplane, and here are some impressions. Read More
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The Lear 60 is a fast, affordable business jet. But like most airplanes, it could do well with additional baggage space. Raisbeck Engineering, a well-known STC house, has developed just such a product. AVweb takes a look at it in this brief product video. Read More
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That's not a Beech, and it didn't just roll off the line. It's Joe Shepherd's immaculately restored Lockheed 12A Electra Junior. We got story on this aircraft (and a good look at it) at Sun 'n Fun 2014. Read More
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Christopher Mars of Aurora, OH shares a unique homebuilt aircraft in this week's top photo. Click through for more reader-submitted images. Read More