Saxena Out At Mooney »

Saxena Out At Mooney

Vivek Saxena has stepped down as CEO of Mooney International Corporation after less than a year in the top job, according to AOPA, citing an email to employees, and confirmed by AVweb. Saxena joined Mooney in August of 2016, replacing Jerry Chen, who had been appointed as interim CEO by Soaring America Corporation, the Chinese-backed investment group that recapitalized Mooney to restart production of the M20. Albert Li, Mooneys CFO, will reportedly serve as executive director until a new CEO can be appointed.

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Chino Air Show Is On »

Chino Air Show Is On

The group of airport tenants who had filed an injunction to stop the Planes of Fame Chino Air Show from taking place in 2017 have withdrawn their request, according to Yanks Air Museum, one of the plaintiffs. The director of Yanks Air Museum, Christen Wright, in a press release said, We do not want others to be harmed, as we have been every year, by the unfair actions of Planes of Fame. We decided to drop the preliminary injunction for the sake of attendees and vendors. Steve Hinton, well-known air racer and Planes of Fame president, had promised prospective attendees their money would be refunded if an injunction shut down the event.

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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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Uber Summit Sets Serious Course »

The whole idea of flying cars has come to symbolize the imagined future that never arrives, but Uber’s Elevate Summit on Tuesday made clear that aviation’s serious players are serious... More

King Air Sales Down »

Beechcraft’s King Air twin turboprop has long been popular, with more than 3,000 built since the 1960s, but that doesn’t make it invulnerable to market forces — and a weak... More

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

 

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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.