NBAA will hold its annual business aviation convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Oct. 10-12, the group announced this week. The event will feature 1,100 exhibits, 100 aircraft on static display and plentiful opportunities for education and networking. Keynote speakers will be U.S. astronauts and identical twin brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly. They’ll headline the event’s second-day Opening General Session. "We are honored to welcome Mark and Scott Kelly to NBAA-BACE," said NBAA president Ed Bolen. "Their stories are truly remarkable aspects of America's aviation and aerospace history.”More
EAA does a lot all year round to encourage women and girls to participate in the world of aviation, but at AirVenture those efforts ramp up. Wednesday is WomenVenture day at the show, and this year’s event drew nearly 1,000 women to gather for a group photo on Boeing Plaza. Elissa Lines, EAA’s former VP of donor relations, said the original goal for the event was to give female pilots a place to gather at a largely male-dominated convention. It’s all about “Women helping women overcome the challenges, the fear, the uncertainties, and achieve their dreams,” she said.More
All four people on board were killed Wednesday afternoon when a Beech A36 Bonanza crashed on a busy highway in Utah. Nobody on the ground was hurt, but the airplane narrowly missed several cars, according to local news reports. Two married couples from Utah were on board, and had taken off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport, about a half-mile from the I-15 freeway. The airplane had climbed to only about 300 feet when the engine made a “super loud sound,” witness Randy Paulson told KUTV.More
Flight Design, which has been in receivership in Germany since February 2016, is now under new ownership, the company announced on Wednesday. Lift Air, from Eisenach, Germany, has taken over all... More
With a full line of aerodiesel engines in its product portfolio, Continental Motors says its seeing more uptake of Jet A-burning engines in the training market, including some nibbles in the... More
Simulator maker Redbird brought a production version of its Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) to Oshkosh. The system has been many years and several versions in the making, but is now for... More
A mobile system developed by Gryphon Sensors, a company based in New York, sets a new standard in drone security, according to a news release today from New York Governor Andrew... More
Moving the Cafe Foundations annual symposium to Oshkosh was a success, executive director Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week, and the event will return to the same venue next year. The... More
With the sun slowly setting on Garmins landmark G1000 EFIS suite, aircraft manufacturers are rapidly switching to the follow-on G1000 NXi product. At AirVenture, Daher rolled out its version... More
General aviation advocacy groups have united in their efforts to oppose the privatization of the nations air traffic control system, and on Tuesday in Washington, the Senate Appropriations... More
At AirVenture 2017, Trig Avionics introduced a low-cost ADS-B-compliant WAAS GPS receiver and lower-cost VHF comm radio. 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 big show would have a lot of new stuff to satisfy our eternal hope for salvation. Sorry, not this year. 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.