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United Gives 747 Special Send-Off (Corrected)

United Airlines will say goodbye to the Boeing 747 Nov. 7 with a special flight to Hawaii that commemorates its first use of the airliner in commercial service. The last scheduled United 747 revenue flight will be from Seoul to SFO on Oct. 29.

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NTSB Reminds Pilots To Beware Of Carbon Monoxide »

NTSB Reminds Pilots To Beware Of Carbon Monoxide

The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in aviation was the subject of two safety alerts released by the NTSB on Wednesday, one for pilots and one for mechanics. The risk of CO poisoning is “generally overlooked and underestimated” by both pilots and mechanics, the safety board said. A defect or leak in the exhaust pipes or muffler can introduce CO into the cockpit, and exposure to the gas can lead to oxygen starvation and the onset of symptoms (headache, drowsiness, nausea, or shortness of breath). Fatal accidents have resulted when the pilot is incapacitated by the exposure.

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Spike Plans To Fly Soon »

Spike Plans To Fly Soon

Spike Aerospace, one of a handful of companies working to bring back supersonic civilian flight, said on Wednesday they will fly their first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of this month. The scaled, proof-of-concept unmanned aircraft will help validate the aerodynamics of the planned S-512 supersonic jet, the company said. "We're very excited to be crossing this milestone and going from conceptual design and pretty pictures to an actual flying aircraft,” said Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace.

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WAI Preps For Girls In Aviation Day »

More than 110 chapters of Women in Aviation International are gearing up for Girls in Aviation Day to be held Saturday, Sept. 23. “Girls in Aviation Day has been embraced by the entire... More

AOPA’s Landsberg To Join NTSB »

Bruce Landsberg, who worked as a safety advocate at the AOPA Air Safety Institute for many years, has been nominated to be a member and vice chairman of the NTSB, the White House announced on... More

Over 40,000 ADS-B Aircraft Operating In U.S. »

As of Sept. 1, over 40,000 U.S.-registered aircraft have been equipped to comply with the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate, says the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). The FAA estimates that... More

P&W Hits Adaptive Fan Milestone »

Pratt & Whitney has completed testing on a proof of concept adaptive bypass variant of the F135 fighter engine. The adaptive three-stream fan test was completed as part of the U.S. Air Force... More

Strega Wins Reno »

The highly modified P-51 Strega flown by James Consalvi edged longtime rival Steve Hinton Jr. in Voodoo, another Mustang, in the gold unlimited class final at the National Championship Air Races in... More

Horizon Cancels Route In Pilot Shortage »

Horizon Air says it can no longer fly to Colorado Springs because it doesn’t have enough pilots. The airline cancelled 6 percent of its flights in June because of its pilot shortage but this... More

1,500-Hour Rule Relaxation Oppposed »

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he’ll fight any move to relax rules that require airline pilots to have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time before they can fly airliners. More

Airline Traffic Continues Record Highs »

Air traffic continued its eighth year of uninterrupted growth, says Department of Transportation data for the first half of 2017. U.S. airlines carried 414 million travelers in the first six months... More

 

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Post-Hurricane Helper? Beware the Hidden Risks

Post-Hurricane Helper? Beware the Hidden Risks »

When disaster strikes, volunteer pilots can be a significant part of the relief effort; but they need to know the legal and physical risks before setting out on the specialized flying involved. More

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IFR En Route Blues?—Hardly

IFR En Route Blues?—Hardly »

Bored and restless in your seat as you wile away the hours on the en route phase of a long trip? Consider the following to keep you alert. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

I was in the lineup to depart LAX. A Delta jet was ahead of me and a Short Bros 360 was ahead of Delta … Delta (strong southern accent): "Ah, ground control, could you tell us what kind of aircraft is that ahead of us?” … Short Bros Pilot: "Ah, we are a Short Bros 360.” … Long silence … Delta: Ahhh OK, did ya all built that yourself? … Thomas J. Mackie More

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Skytech Installs New Anti-Skid Braking System from Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc. on a Pilatus PC-12

Skytech, Inc. has recently completed their first installation of the new Advent Aircraft System, Inc. Anti-skid Braking System (eABS) on a Pilatus PC-12 NG.

Aviation & Oil Company Executive Christopher Cooper Rejoins MercFuel as EVP

Christopher Cooper to help lead Mercury Air Group subsidiary as consolidation hits aviation fuel market

Airforms Receives 2nd EASA STC

Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware.