Whelen 'Black Friday
Volume 30, Number 49a, December 4, 2023
Alaska Air Hopes To Buy Hawaiian Airlines
Alaska Air Group intends to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion in cash. Alaska announced the deal on Sunday and said the two airlines are complementary in terms of route structure and culture. Hawaiian has the most flights to the[…]   Read this article
New Hope For Flight Medical Clarity?
About 10 years ago, the Federal Flight Surgeon’s Office decided that sleep apnea was the next scourge of the skies and must be eliminated. New research had determined that certain physical characteristics made it more likely that a person might[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
How New England Air Museum Restores Aircraft
Most people only see the public areas of flight museums and wonder how all that historic beauty and precision is created and maintained. Aviation Consumer Editor-in-Chief Larry Anglisano got to see where the real magic happens at the New England[…] Read this article

Bose 'Unwrap more.
GippsAero Founder Buys Back Company
GippsAero, maker of the Airvan 8 utility aircraft, is returning to its Australian roots after founder and former CEO George Morgan bought out the shares owned by India’s biggest company. Since 2010 Mahindra Aerospace has been the majority shareholder in[…] Read this article

AEA 'Request your free Pilot's Guide
Collings Foundation Ends Aircraft Tours
FLYING Magazine is reporting that four years after the deadly crash of its B-17 and the damning investigation that followed, the Collings Foundation has announced it will end its popular Wings of Freedom tours and put its aircraft on static[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Drone Hunting Jet Drone Unveiled
A Silicone Valley defense contractor (yep) says it’s come up with a relatively inexpensive high-speed jet drone to counteract the drone swarms that are reshaping war half a world away. Both Ukraine and Russia are becoming increasingly reliant on pilotless[…] Read this article

GAMA Leader, Others Call On Congress To Secure FAA Funding Stability
Yesterday (Nov. 30), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) president and CEO Pete Bunce testified before the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The hearing, titled “Turbulence Ahead: Consequences of Delaying a Long-Term FAA Bill,” addressed[…] Read this article

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