Canada is looking at banning some types of laser pointers after its Transport Minister ordered his staff to look at “all possible options” to halt laser attacks on aircraft.More
The only fatalities resulting from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Mexico on Friday were 13 people on the ground hit by a crashing military Blackhawk helicopter on Saturday.More
A Wall Street Journal editorial last week said it would be a good idea to privatize the air traffic control system, and singled out the opposition by NBAA and AOPA for critique. “What’s really going on,” the WSJ editorial board says, is that the business jet industry pays just 0.6 percent of aviation user taxes, though it accounts for 11 to 13 percent of controlled traffic. “The industry would like to keep it that way,” the board says. NBAA and AOPA were quick to respond in their own defense.More
All 65 people aboard an Aseman Airlines ATR-72 turboprop were killed when the aircraft crashed in bad weather in the mountains of southern Iran Sunday. More
Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has certified the Pipistrel Alpha Electro in its advanced ultralight category, the first certification of an electric aircraft in North America. More
The FAA and NTSB are now mulling the circumstances of a relatively minor helicopter crash in South Carolina that may go down in history as the first U.S. aircraft crash caused by a drone. More
FBOs and local airports across Canada have been affected by a quarantine of avgas following a quality control problem at the only refinery that makes 100LL in Canada. More
A company in Wyoming has secured FAA approval to start flight tests with a large twin-engine drone, the Flyox Mark II, built by Singular Aircraft of Barcelona, Spain. The amphibious drone has a... More
The FAA said this week it plans to spend $100 million in Phase II of its CLEEN (Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise) program, working with industry partners to develop new aircraft and... More
The FAA has published an Airworthiness Directive affecting an estimated 2,147 Cessna twin-engine airplanes, requiring the owners or operators to inspect the spar caps, and if cracks are found,... More
The FAA appears to be ramping up its promotion of ADS-B equipage now that the clock is really ticking on getting the gear. More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Want to remain PIC for a good long while? Pay attention to your blood pressure and, with your doctor's help, keep it under control. More
ATC: Squawk 0007 maintain 4500 direct to XXXX Me: Maintain 4500 direct XXXX, squawk licensed to kill ATC: only if your name is Bond, James Bond Me: Since my name is Dave I guess I will just squawk 0007 Dave Gagliardi More
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet Ground Power Units
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company's StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet ground power units and accessories.
Bye Aerospace, an aerospace company applying innovative electric and solar-electric propulsion technologies to aviation markets, today announced it has successfully closed its latest round of funding.
Kansas State offering a course on certifying aircraft and components.
Reliefband's latest wearable therapeutic device is nearly $200, but there might be other things to try for queasy pax. More
What a beautiful example of air-to-air photography by Rob Bach out flying with the past and future of aviation. That's 23-year-old Hayden Newhouse in his 90-year-old Heath Parasol. Great shot.
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