A Hanger By Any Other Name

Before you reach for the comment button to autocorrect a perceived misspelling, consider the existential reason we should fight to keep our aircraft protected from the damaging effects of reality.

John Wayne Airport To Get Improved GA Facilities

Although local residents continue to object, officials at John Wayne-Orange County Airport in Southern California have recommended a project to add a third FBO to the facility as well as upgrade its decades-old GA infrastructure. County officials heard local feedback on May 7 and agreed to return in two weeks to vote on a final set of proposals to update KSNAs GA infrastructure.

Garmin Autopilot Approved For Mooney, Bonanza Models

Garmin has announced that it has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its GFC 500 autopilot for several Mooney M20 and 36/A36 Bonanza models. Specific aircraft approved include Mooney M20 J, K, M, R and S models and Bonanza models 36, A36 and A36TC.

FAA: Special Bulletin Stops Short Of AD On Lycoming Cylinders

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) on May 2 in which it reiterated issues with Lycoming cylinders shipped between September 1, 2013, and April 30, 2015, but the agency has declined to issue an Airworthiness Directive to enforce replacement of these cylinders. The suspect cylinders were the subject of a Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) in October 2018.

Stainless Steel Straws And Airplanes

Metal straws are just a green-washing nod to environmentalism. Are electric airplanes the aviation equivalent? Not quite.

Superjet Lands In Flames In Moscow: 41 Dead (Updated)

New video has emerged showing the Aeroflot Superjet 100 that burned at a Moscow airport was not on fire when it landed but caught fire on the runway after an extremely hard landing and bounce.

Top Letters And Comments, May 3, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about uAvionix SkyBeacon ADS-B installations, turning back to the runway after an engine failure, upset recovery training and reporting fires from the air.

Blackhawk Rebrands For 20th Anniversary

Blackhawk Modifications has announced that it will be celebrating its twentieth year in business with a facility expansion and by pulling together four of its aviation-based companies under the new brand name of Blackhawk Aerospace. Blackhawk Aerospace will include Blackhawk Modifications, Blackhawk Composites, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions (formerly Vector-Hawk Aerospace) and Blackhawk Aircraft Sales.

Cabin Tour New Cirrus G2 Jet

Cirrus recently announced the second generation of its SF50 VisionJet. In this video shot at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Adam Hahn gave AVweb a tour of the new cabin improvements.

Sometimes Old Technology Is Appropriate

It can be hard to improve on some things that just work and the Air Force is coming to that realization with some of its legacy aircraft.

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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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