FAA Reauthorization Bill Introduced »

FAA Reauthorization Bill Introduced

New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that, if passed, would authorize funding for the FAA until 2023. Unlike previous iterations, H.R. 4, called the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018,” does not include provisions for removal of ATC from FAA oversight. The bill is scheduled to go to the House floor the week of April 23.

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NASA to Study Effects of Supersonic Flight Noise on Communities »

NASA to Study Effects of Supersonic Flight Noise on Communities

NASA will be conducting a series of supersonic flights to gauge future community response to the noise signature of its Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft (LBFD). Since the contract for construction of the LBFD X-plane was only just awarded to Lockheed Martin at the beginning of April, the Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 (QSF18) study will use a NASA F/A-18 research plane.

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FAA Will Issue AD for CFM Engines »

FAA Will Issue AD for CFM Engines

In the wake of the uncontained engine failure that killed a passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 earlier this week, the FAA has announced that it will issue an AD requiring inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines. This statement comes after NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said during a media briefing that a preliminary inspection of the engine on the Southwest Boeing 737-700 revealed that a fan blade had broken off at the hub and around the mid-point of the blade.

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NTSB: ERAU Crash An In-flight Breakup »

The NTSB is officially calling the fatal crash at Embry-Riddle earlier this month an in-flight breakup, although its report thus far is only preliminary. The accident occurred on April 4 and killed... More

Aero: Piper Announces Diesel Seminole »

As Piper rides a wave of trainer aircraft demand, it announced at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, that it will offer a diesel version of its PA-44 Seminole. The new model will be powered by a new... More

Aero 2018 Opens: Electric Airplanes Dominate »

As Aero 2018 in Friedrichshafen is set to open this week with more than 630 exhibitors from 38 countries, electric aircraft and drone technology are expected to dominate the show. The floor will... More

Airbus To Add Bunks In Cargo Hold »

Airbus is moving forward with a plan to develop modular passenger sleeping berths that could be installed in the cargo hold of the A330 by 2020. The modules will be easily interchangeable with... More

AD Affects 787 Operations »

An Airworthiness Directive published by the FAA on Tuesday restricts the operations of some Boeing 787s with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, noting that in the event of an engine failure, the time... More

UPDATED: One Killed When 737 Engine Fails »

UPDATED: A female passenger was killed when an engine failed in flight aboard a Southwest Airlines 737 en route from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field on Tuesday morning. The crew... More

GA Pilots Need Better Weather Info, Study Finds »

General aviation pilots are not excelling when it comes to understanding weather information that’s critical to flight safety, according to a recent study conducted at Embry-Riddle... More

 

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Healthy Pilot #8: Let’s Talk About Your Kidneys

Healthy Pilot #8: Let’s Talk About Your Kidneys »

You've focused intently on pre-flighting the airplane, and you've paid attention to passenger safety and comfort. But that twinge in your lower back as you line up on the centerline gives you a moment's pause. Taxi back to the ramp or press on?... More

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA STC approval

Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world's Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1.

2018 Sustainable Aviation Symposium

The Sustainable Aviation Foundation will hold its Third Annual Symposium at the Pullman Hotel in SFO, May 11 and 12.

Colorado Airport Wins Multiple Awards

Northern Colorado Regional Airport wins multiple International Awards