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TBM 940 Debuts At Aero

At Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Daher debuted the latest model of the TBM line, the 940. The new airplane has autothrottles, a Garmin G3000 with improved automation, ice detection and a new interior scheme. FlySmart's David Fabry gave AVweb the 90-second tour.

Podcast: uAvionix ADS-B Experiment In U.K.

As the 2020 ADS-B mandate pumpkin looms on the horizon, say this is about the system: Once youve ponied up for the installation cost, it does provide free weather and traffic. But in Europe and the U.K., no deal. And a recent experiment to see if pilots across the pond would pay for these services produced an unsurprising result. They wont. In this podcast recorded at Aero this week, uAvionix's Mike Tetlow explains.

Aero Blog: Daher On A Roll And Are Electrics Real?

300 knots in a TBM is real enough, I'll tell ya that. They said they'd let me fly one soon.

Aero: George Jetson, Meet P-38

The Aero exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, has always been fertile ground for new aircraft ideas and with electric aircraft surging, 2019 is no exception. One of the more unusual aircraft on display this week is the AutoFlightX, an exotic VTOL design that looks like a cross between a P-38 and George Jetsons daily ride to work.

Podcast: Jeff Zaltman Talks About Electric Airplane Racing

Formula 1 racing is a popular event at the Reno Air Races, among other sites, and beginning late next year, it will evolve into something new: electric airplane racing. As AVweb covers Aero this year, Jeff Zaltman, CEO of AirRaceE, says in this podcast that airplanes are being designed and constructed for the first scheduled air race late next year.

Podcast: Cirrus Expands Training Efforts

While Cirrus sales success with the SR line and now the VisionJet is obvious, less well known is that the company is becoming a force in the aviation training market. At Aero this week, Cirrus revealed that its staffed up and is investing in significant in-house training resources and video and that all of this information is available to all comers, not just Cirrus owners. In this podcast, Ben Kowalski explains the programs.

Aero: Electric Airplane Racing Starts Next Year

Formula 1 racing is a popular event at the Reno Air Races, among other sites, and beginning late next year, it will evolve into something new: electric airplane racing. As AVweb covers Aero this year, Jeff Zaltman, CEO of AirRaceE, says airplanes are being designed and constructed for the first scheduled air race late next year. No venue has been selected yet, but Zaltman says discussions are underway with several countries-all warm-weather climes-to host the first race.

Podcast: AOPA’s Mark Baker Talks Certification Trends

AOPA President Mark Baker gave a presentation about some surprising growth trends in pilot certifications at Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In this podcast, he discusses the relationship between the number of active pilots, pilot salaries, and flight training in the U.S. and Europe.

Podcast: GAMA President Pete Bunce On The Boeing 737 MAX

GAMA President Pete Bunce discusses the potential industry-wide impacts of the questions that have arisen regarding the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX including how to balance safety, regulation and providing a pathway for innovation and new certifications. In this podcast from Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, he also talks the economics of sustainable aviation fuel.

Revivals From Diamond And Flight Design

Aero has proven fertile ground for new ideas or resurrections of old ones. This year is no exception.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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