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Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer Electric Trainer

Bye Aerospace's new Eflyer electric trainer is just embarking on early test flights. AVweb recently visited the company's Denver-based factory and had a look at the new airplane. The company says it will be certified in about two years.

Top Letters And Comments, May 24, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about electric aircraft, word choice and getting along with airport neighbors.

Industry Round-up, May 24, 2019

AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on an aviation upgrades shop expanding its autopilot offerings, a convention appearance for Click Aviation Network and a new training management system for Pobeda Airlines.

Pipistrel’s Electric Future

The innovative Slovenian company is out in front on commercial electric airplanes and will soon reveal its idea for Ubers air taxi.

EBACE News: Pegasus VTOL Bizjet

The Pegasus VTOL business jet made an appearance at EBACE this year, albeit as a scale model. Based in Pretoria, South Africa, Pegasus Universal Aerospace is working toward a VTOL, twin-engine jet capable of either vertical liftoff or rolling takeoff, and a cruise speed of 430 knots.

The Pilots Lounge #146: Your First Line of Insurance Defense

The reality is that we cant spend every second flying in hyper-alert mode dodging unknown and unnamed dangers coming at us in full stealth mode so that we avoid any risk of an accident. What we can do is decide that flying precisely and knowing our airplane is a point of pride as a pilot.

Honda Expands Jet HQ, To Increase Production Rate

Honda Aircraft will break ground on a new 82,000-square-foot facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, this July that could lead to a production increase of 25%. Honda currently builds four HondaJet Elites a month, but additional capacity will allow this boost when the facility opens next summer.

Dallas Area Gets Factory-Owned Cirrus Service Center

Launching by August, the new Cirrus Services facility at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI, 30 miles northeast of downtown Dallas) will by early 2020 morph into an entirely new facility that will include flight training, maintenance and aircraft management.

First Quarter Aircraft Deliveries Up: GAMA

Its a mixed bag as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) disclosed its first quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings report. Fixed-wing aircraft saw a boost over the same quarter from last year while rotorcraft were down.
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D-Day Squadron’s Departure Prep For Normandy

The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent participating in the Daks Over Normandy flyover crossing the English Channel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. The epic journey of a fleet of C-47s (military DC-3 aircraft) will honor the soldiers of the War.

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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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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

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