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BRS Releases Parachute For Van’s RV-10

After 18 months of development, BRS Aerospace says its ready to accept orders for the Van's RV-10 ballistic parachute. BRS already offers a kit for the Vans RV-7 and RV-9 aircraft as well as other experimentals.

Video: Top Flightbag Picks

The pilot's flight bag has gotten smaller over the years and in a market flooded with compact flight totes, four bags-all with different styling-survived our long-term evaluation and earned our critical praise. In this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano offers a close look at four favorites on the Aviation Consumer evaluation bench.

Clarity Aloft Intros New Flex Headset At AirVenture

The latest Clarity Aloft in-ear headset uses a flexible headband for easier adjustment and has FAA TSO for commercial flight crew use.

Flight Design CTLSi Flight Review

At around $180,000, the 2018 Flight Design CTLSi is about as modern as any LSA on the market, with a Rotax 912iS Sport engine, a three-display Dynon glass cockpit, a BRS whole-airplane parachute and a high-end leather interior. But if you're looking to save some money but don't want to sacrifice performance, a pre-owned late-model CTLSi is worth a look. For this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano took a close look at the CTLSi models to see if they really can work as efficient traveling airplanes. Turns out they can.

Need Hangar Tools? Snap-On Comes At A Premium

The first step in wrenching your own aircraft is buying the right tools. You'll pay a hefty premium for the Snap-On brand, but they remain the shop gold standard.

What’s Under the Hood? Fuel Pumps

The fuel pumps in your airplane should last to engine TBO if the fuel system is kept clean. If one does fail, overhaul is usually less expensive than buying new.

TruTrak/EAA Earn STC For Vizion Autopilot

As it promised at Sun 'N Fun this past spring, TruTrak Flight Systems will begin delivering complete and STC-approved Vizion autopilot systems at AirVenture this week.

What’s Under the Hood? Vacuum Pumps

To follow up on its popular "Your Refurb" series of Feature articles, AVweb is starting a new, equally occasional, series on caring, feeding and upgrading your airplane: "Whats Under the Hood?" To begin the series, we're taking a look at vacuum pumps, how they work and how to make them last.

Lycoming Rolls Back Prices On Engine Parts

With little fanfare, Lycoming has dramatically rolled back prices on major engine parts, including crankcases and crankshafts. The price reductions on some parts are as much as 70 percent, according to the company, and have reset overhaul decisions for many owners who may have unserviceable cranks or cases. Heretofore, those replacement parts would have been drawn from the overhaul or repair pool and owners would have been charged accordingly. Now owners can opt for new crankcases and crankshafts at prices comparable to what they might have expected to pay for repaired parts.

Savvy Analysis: Valve Protection; Report Cards

Savvy Analysis was created to help aircraft owners do a better job of operating and maintaining their aircraft through analysis of uploaded engine monitor data. It has recently launched new tools in that quest: A report card comparing operating data on the customer's airplane to other airplanes of the same time; a system of alerts to warn an aircraft owner of items of potential concern based on their engine data and an early warning of exhaust valve failure.

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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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