NTSB Calls For 25-Hour CVR Duration »

NTSB Calls For 25-Hour CVR Duration

The current requirement for cockpit voice recorders to store just two hours of data is not enough, the NTSB says in a new safety recommendation report, and 25 hours’ duration should be required. “These recommendations are derived from the NTSB’s experiences with investigations that lacked access to relevant CVR data,” the board said.

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Bombardier Says Mitsubishi ‘Misappropriated’ Data »

Bombardier Says Mitsubishi ‘Misappropriated’ Data

Bombardier, based in Canada, has sued Mitsubishi Aircraft, of Japan, claiming that some workers recruited from Bombardier by Mitsubishi emailed batches of Bombardier’s proprietary information, before they left, to their new employer. The suit was filed last week in a U.S. federal court in Seattle.

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Burning Man 747 Creates Issues »

Well, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time but the inclusion of the fuselage of a Boeing 747 at Burning Man, in the Nevada desert, last September has turned into a giant headache for... More

Aircraft Mechanic Facing Theft Charges »

A Florida aircraft mechanic has been charged with multiple counts of theft for allegedly removing serviceable parts from aircraft, selling them and charging his customers to replace them with new... More

China Getting Serious About GA? »

After about a decade of saying it was going to happen, China has laid out its plans to create a general aviation segment and it has clearly learned from the experience of others as it lays down the... More

Freeway Landing: No Damage, No Delays »

All student pilots practice off-airport landings but a 36-year-old beginner was in the left seat for a freeway landing that looked pretty textbook on Friday. More

Flight Planning For Jets: iPreflight Genesis »

In the jet world, it's all about crunching runway performance numbers and the logical way to do it is with a capable tablet app. Aircraft Performance Group (APG) has been offering just that with... More

Industry Round-up, October 19, 2018 »

AVweb’s weekly news roundup uncovered stories about an aviation-based radio show, customized component labels for Airbus, a new partnership for a thermal spray solutions company, battery... More

Revamped Wright Visitor Center Opens Saturday »

After nearly two years of renovation work and upgrades, the visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial National Park, at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, will reopen on Saturday. The... More

 

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The Life Of A Kit Airplane Factory Pilot

The Life Of A Kit Airplane Factory Pilot »

After almost 25 years of representing Zenith Aircraft Company, Roger Dubbert is one of the most recognized customer service individuals in the kit aircraft business. Like most of the people working for these relatively small producers of homebuilt... More

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The Pilot's Lounge #139: Sweat The Small Stuff

The Pilot's Lounge #139: Sweat The Small Stuff »

The other evening I headed into the pilot’s lounge at the virtual airport as the sun was approaching the horizon. I wanted to sit in one of the, um, experienced, OK, beat up, recliners, look out the windows at the runway and experience the... More

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TE Connectivity labels help Airbus technicians focus on airframe manufacture

TE Connectivity is working TE Connectivitywith Airbus to develop a highly customized set of labels for identifying wing components.

APPG on GA launches new Working Group on STEM Jobs and Skills

The All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation (APPG-GA) has published the Terms of Reference for its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Jobs & Skills Working Group. The Terms of Reference were drafted following a consultation process with various stakeholders including manufactures, airlines and independent aviation groups dedicated to improving public engagement with aviation.

The DAES Group and FST sign partnership agreement during the MRO Europe

The DAES Group adds a new thermal spray coating equipment line and FST gains a partnership to enhance its aerospace market penetration