Iridium Ready To Launch Better Broadband »

Business aircraft are fast but owners and operators also want fast internet and Iridium is answering that call. The company is getting set to launch a constellation of satellites that will deliver email and internet capability to any aircraft with the gear to receive it. Iridium's Brian Pemberton explained the coming benefits of the new system. More

Ed Bolen NBAA 2016 »

NBAA CEO Ed Bolen is characteristically upbeat going into the show week, commenting on a changing industry that is responding to business needs. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the Cirrus Jet type certification event on Sunday evening. More

Dale Klapmeier On The SF50 Vision Certification »

After 10 years of development, Cirrus Aircraft has announced certification of its SF50 Vision jet. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with CEO Dale Klapmeier about the challenge, the process and the reward. More

Podcast: AOPA Helping Pilots With ADS-B Rebates

AOPA Helping Pilots With ADS-B Rebates »

AOPA has been answering questions from aircraft owners about the FAA's new ADS-B rebate program, which offers $500 to those who register online, install the equipment and follow verification procedures to claim the rebate. More

Podcast: Flying Aviation Expo Under New Ownership

Flying Aviation Expo Under New Ownership »

The new organizers of the Flying Aviation Expo, led by Scheyden Precision Eyewear President Jeff Herold, hope to build on past successes and build the show into the premier GA event for the West Coast. Herold tells AVweb how this month's event came together. More

Podcast: 'Finding Carla' -- Tragedy Leads To Lives Saved

'Finding Carla' -- Tragedy Leads To Lives Saved »

They say aviation regulations are written in blood, and Alaska pilot Ross Nixon tells a story that makes that clear -- when a family was lost in a California crash in 1957, it was ultimately determined they might have survived if only they'd been found in time. Thanks to that somber event, says Nixon, general aviation aircraft now carry ELTs. More

Pilots Approve Sully Movie »

Hundreds of pilots filled a theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Wednesday to watch a preview of Sully, the much-hyped account of the Miracle on the Hudson. There were some minor quibbles but Sandy Dubrow, who was among the pilots, told AVweb's Russ Niles the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. More

Mike Busch On The ECi AD »

Mike Busch, the Savvy Aviator and one of the U.S.'s best known aircraft technicians, has been fighting the FAA on what he terms an unnecessary and seriously flawed airworthiness directive regarding barrel-head separations on ECi cylinders for big-bore Continental engines. We've given you two options to learn more from Busch about this controversial move by the FAA. We edited a short form podcast of the basics of the history and impact of the AD. We've also included an essentially unedited version of the interview where Busch gives the history and context of what he says is a terrible example of rulemaking. More

Podcast: Author James Scott On New Doolittle Raid Book (Re-edited)

Author James Scott On New Doolittle Raid Book (Re-edited) »

Author James M. Scott's new book, Target Tokyo, adds fascinating detail and analysis to the famed 1942 air raid led by Jimmy Doolittle. In today's podcast, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli talks to Scott about researching and writing the book. More

Craig Spence On Worldwide Medical Reform »

The International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (IAOPA) will be lobbying the International Civil Aviation Organization to amend its medical standards for private pilots. IAOPA Director General Craig Spence spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the initiative. More