Uber Summit Sets Serious Course »

Uber Summit Sets Serious Course

The whole idea of flying cars has come to symbolize the imagined future that never arrives, but Uberís Elevate Summit on Tuesday made clear that aviationís serious players are serious about this technology, and itís coming soon, and itís going to be game-changing. ďThis industry is going to be successful faster than anyone thinks Ö there is nothing like the passion that is unleashed on this,Ē said Pat Romano, CEO of Chargepoint, a company that provides charging stations for electric cars ó which are now being adapted to power up electric aircraft.

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King Air Sales Down »

King Air Sales Down

Beechcraftís King Air twin turboprop has long been popular, with more than 3,000 built since the 1960s, but that doesnít make it invulnerable to market forces ó and a weak international market has driven down deliveries in the first quarter of this year to just 12, compared to 26 in the same period last year, the company reported last week. CEO Scott Donnelly said he expects those numbers to improve by the end of the year, and end up about the same as last year, when the company sold 106 King Airs.

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FAA Graphical Weather Forecasts Now Live »

FAA Graphical Weather Forecasts Now Live

The National Weather Service is now providing a new product, Graphical Forecasts for Aviation, which is intended to provide a complete picture of the weather that may impact flight in the continental U.S. The webpage, which is built with modern geospatial information tools, includes observational data, forecasts and warnings that can be viewed from 14 hours in the past to 15 hours in the future.

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NTSB Cites “Company Culture” In Fatal Crash »

Nine people were killed when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter hit a mountain in Alaska in June 2015, and on Tuesday the NTSB said the pilot had a history of making bad decisions. “Lives depended on... More

BasicMed Checklist, Video Now Online »

New medical rules for pilots, known as BasicMed, take effect May 1, but starting today, pilots can start to prepare for the new requirements. Forms and checklists for both pilots and doctors are... More

Kitty Hawk Unveils Flying-Car Prototype »

A new vehicle revealed on Monday by Kitty Hawk Corp., the aircraft company led by CEO Sebastian Thrun, takes off and lands on water and qualifies for sale as an ultralight, the company said.... More

160-Knot VTOL Flying Car Flown Says Company »

Lilium Aviation, of Munich, says it has flown a prototype of its all-electric VTOL tilt-engine aircraft that the company says will fly 160 knots in horizontal thrust configuration with a range of... More

VTOL Urban Taxi Summit In Dallas »

Uber has attracted dozens of speakers from the aviation industry, government and technology sectors to a large summit on “urban air transportation” in Dallas this week. The Uber Elevate... More

SAS: Wright Plans For “Electric 737” »

Wright Electric, a San Los Obispo-based startup, aims to make every short commercial flight electric within 20 years by building what co-founder Jeff Engler calls their “electric 737.”... More

SAS: Fresno Hopes To Train In Electric Aircraft »

Subsidized by local funds from Fresno County, a fleet of four Pipistrel Alpha Electro trainers will be made available for primary training in California’s Central Valley late this year,... More

 

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Short Final:

Short Final »

About 25 years ago I was hauling cargo in a beat-up C210 at dusk near PFN, FL, and overheard the following … ATC:  "Comair 1234, Nat'l Wx Service just advised us they have recently released a balloon in your area and they say it should be approx your altitude, and it's pretty large.” … Pause of a few seconds … Comair:  "How large?!” … Pause of several more seconds … ATC: "He says about the size of a house.” … Pause of a few seconds …... More

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Treasure Coast International Airport to Unveil New Hanger at MRO Americas on April 25

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

Private Jet Charter Company Latitude 33 Aviation Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

California jet charter company achieves highest independent safety rating in the industry, making it the only private jet operator in San Diego to have received the ARGUS Platinum Rating.

Pro Star completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

The first Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification for a King Air 300 series aircraft is complete. New Hampshire based Pro Star Aviation performed the modification on a King Air 350i aircraft. The PC-12 STC is nearing completion.