Langford: Uber Vision ‘Do-able’ »

Langford: Uber Vision ‘Do-able’

Uber drew lots of attention this week with their three-day Elevate conference about how to create an urban network of flying taxis by 2020, but as ambitious as their goals are, John Langford, the CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, says they are “do-able.” The vision won’t come to pass, though, he told AVweb in an interview from the conference, unless there’s a deadline. “It’s a little bit like going to Mars — it’s certainly possible, but it’s always 20 years away,” he said.

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Former Pilot Headed For Jail »

Former Pilot Headed For Jail

A federal judge in Los Angeles accepted the plea bargain of Arnold (“Arnie”) Gerald Leto III on Monday, sentencing him to 10 months in jail for flying paying passengers without a pilot’s certificate—at least one flight in a Dassault Falcon 10 and at least one flight in a Cessna Citation II. Leto lost his certificate in early 2016 for flying paying passengers in the Cessna Citation II without possessing the required type rating and without a second pilot—as is required by that aircraft’s type certificate.

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Southwest Pilots Push Flag of Convenience Law »

Southwest Pilots Push Flag of Convenience Law

Four members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have introduced a bill to prevent foreign air carriers who are operating under a flag of convenience from receiving a U.S. Foreign Carrier Permit to operate in the United States. The bill has strong backing from the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA): “We look forward to competing in the international marketplace but will not stand by and watch foreign competitors decimate our industry through flags of convenience schemes or unfair government subsidies.” Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) are the bill’s initial sponsors.

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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of airport tenants who had filed an injunction to stop the Planes of Fame Chino Air Show from taking place in 2017 have withdrawn their request, according to Yanks Air Museum, one of the... More

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... More

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... More

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

 

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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.