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 organizational structure.”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 new things for pilots to enjoy, and two of the biggest will be at Show Central at Boeing Plaza — the B-29 “Doc” from Wichita, and the Blue Origin rocket, New Shepard, a reusable rocket developed by Jeff Bezos’ space company. Every manufacturer who has a new product will showcase it here, and we’ll bring you the news every day with newsletters, video and podcasts, delivered to your inbox.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. Initial approvals cover the Skyhawk and Baron lines, but Dynon's Michael Schofield told AVweb on Sunday that approvals will be expanded to other models.More
Airbus is now 100 days in to its helicopter-for-hire experiment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and says the Voom project is already having a significant impact. The routes take travelers between... More
North American pilots swept the top three places in the Red Bull Air Race stop in Kazan, Russia, on Sunday. Kirby Chambliss, of the U.S., flew one of the few penalty-free runs of the Russian race... More
The B-29 known as Doc will be making its first appearance at EAA AirVenture this week, and after returning home to Wichita, Docs Friends will get to work on building the airplanes new... More
Owners impacted by the recently announced Lycoming connecting rod bushing service bulletin will be on their own to pay labor charges, the company told AVweb this week. However, Lycoming will... More
The Stratos 714 VLJ (very light jet) will be making its public debut at AirVenture 2017, as promised by company officials earlier this year. The 714 is designed to carry six people up to 1,200 NM... More
AOPA awarded its Sweepstakes Cessna 172 to its new owner, Gary Walters, at Henderson Executive Airport this week. As in past years, the sweepstakes winner was lured to meet his new airplane under... More
The 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship heads to the Russian city of Kazan this weekend. Yoshihide Muroya of Japan leads the series after back-to-back wins at San Diego and Chiba, with 39... More
The Civil Air Patrol says it can take days for pilots to be found after an off-airport forced landing, but Jim ODonnell had the first emergency vehicle on scene before he came to a stop after... 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.