Icon Aircraft hopes to deliver 15 aircraft by the end of this year and ramp up to 200 for 2018. In an interview at AirVenture 2017, CEO Kirk Hawkins said six aircraft have been delivered to customers who have so far been pleased with the aircraft.More
The entire fleet of Piper M600s has been grounded following the discovery of a single, non-conforming aft wing spar from Piperís component supplier. The non-conforming part was discovered to be below minimum thickness in one region, prompting a mandatory service bulletin.More
Superior Air Parts, holder of 3,500 PMAs for general aviation aircraft, celebrates 50 years in business with the publication of Engine Management 101, a compendium of years of experience building and selling replacement engine parts. Well-known to mechanics and owners, Superior is the only supplier of many replacement engine parts other than the original equipment manufacturer. Superior takes great pride in keeping prices for replacement parts competitive.More
At AirVenture 2017, Cirrus announced the new Embark complimentary training program intended to help buyers transitioning to used SR20 and SR22 aircraft. More
At AirVenture 2017, Massachusetts-based Approach Aviation announced FAA approval and production shipment of its FlexAlert multifunction panel annunciator. More
Following years of incremental progress and cabin mock-ups, Stratos arrived at Oshkosh 2017 with a real airplane. After first flight in November 2016, the proof of concept aircraft is still early... More
For pilots who are still not sure about how the BasicMed program works, or if its right for them, the FAAs latest Safety Briefing magazine aims to answer all of your questions. The... More
CubCrafters announced Monday at AirVenture that it's offering Garmin's top-selling G3X Touch in its Part 23 certified XCub, making it the first company to amend a type certificate to allow... More
The FAA has reorganized its certification division, scrapping the familiar Transport, Small Airplane, Engine and Propeller and Rotorcraft Directorates in favor of a new functionally-aligned... More
On the pre-opening day of AirVenture 2017, Dynon Avionics surprised early showgoers with a new program allowing the installation of its popular Skyview HDX EFIS system into certified aircraft.... More
Every summer, when July rolls around, the aviation world begins to lean toward Oshkosh, and by this weekend, the flow into Wisconsin was nonstop. EAA has worked hard as ever to be sure there are... More
The 62-year-old organization that has been quietly successful in providing scholarships for and mentoring women helicopter pilots is approaching a membership milestone. More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
Heard over rural Massachusetts Cherokee XYZ (tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ five miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500 feet, requesting fight following to Kilo Oscar Romeo Delta. Silence: all on frequency were contemplating the Cherokee, a student pilot at the controls, attempting the impossibly long flight to Chicago and then penetrating the O'Hare airspace Cherokee XYZ (even more tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ six miles... More
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.
Christopher Cooper to help lead Mercury Air Group subsidiary as consolidation hits aviation fuel market
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.
A year ago, you couldn't find an autopilot system for under 20 grand. Now you can hardly open a car door without bumping into three or four. More
What a great trip. A bunch of Taylorcraft owners go together for a 3200 mile trip through the West and Mark Bowden shot this at Marble Canyon (L41). Nice picture, Mark and it looks like a great time.