EZ-FLY: Researching Easier To Fly Aircraft »

EZ-FLY: Researching Easier To Fly Aircraft

In the airline and military realm, fly-by-wire control has become old hat but because of expense and certification complexity, the technology hasn’t trickled down to light aircraft general aviation. Some in the industry, however, believe that digital control architecture and the enhanced stability it can offer might make airplanes easier to fly and would thus kick the door open to higher aircraft demand. A company called Flight Level Engineering is just completing a project for the FAA that could lay the foundation for certification of such systems, for which there may be no significant manufacturing barriers.


New Flight Deck Features For Cessna, Beechcraft Models »

New Flight Deck Features For Cessna, Beechcraft Models

Textron Aviation has announced that it will be offering improved flight deck capabilities for 2019 Cessna and Beechcraft piston models. According to the company, the upgraded features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation flight deck and are designed to provide “enhanced control and connectivity in the cockpit.”


Ethics Concerns Halt Shutdown Fundraiser For Controllers »

Ethics Concerns Halt Shutdown Fundraiser For Controllers

A GoFundMe campaign aimed at supplying groceries and gas money for local air traffic controllers not receiving pay during the partial government shutdown has been suspended by its founder due to the potential for ethics violations.


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Press Releases

Cirrus Unveils G2 Vision Jet with True Blue Power Batteries

True Blue Power intelligent batteries, inverters and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Standby Attitude Module (SAM(R)) are standard equipment on the Generation 2 Personal Jet.

Favendo takes passengers to their destination at Germany's largest international airport

Location-based services specialist Favendo has implemented a BLE sensor infrastructure in terminals one and two at Frankfurt Airport for FRAPORT AG. In addition, the company developed and provided the positioning and navigation software for the Frankfurt Airport App.

Airspace inquiry takes off.

Concerns over the design of the aviation skies above Britain were raised during the first Oral hearing session of an inquiry commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA).