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Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

The Beechcraft King Air flies into its second half century with a new round of improvements that boost performance for the C90GTx and the 250 models.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Honeywell forecasts increased jet deliveries

Honeywell's annual forecast of jet deliveries based on interviews with operators shows signs of improvement for the jet industry.

Oct 19, 2014

Article

Quest Aircraft signs China Kodiak dealer

Quest Aircraft Co. has signed a China dealer for its Kodiak and eventually will do limited assembly and manufacturing there.

Oct 19, 2014

Article

Sabreliner recasts itself as jet refurbishment center

Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Bombardier launches Challenger 650

Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Nextant names dealer for refurbed jet, turboprop

Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Safe Flight demos chopper powerline sensor

Safe Flight is demonstrating a digital version of its powerline sensing system for helicopters that gives pilots an eight-second warning.

Oct 20, 2014
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Technique

Article

Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

The Beechcraft King Air flies into its second half century with a new round of improvements that boost performance for the C90GTx and the 250 models.

Oct 20, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'We missed this'

When you brief an instrument approach with circling minima, can you explain whether it has a standard circling approach maneuvering radius, or an expanded one?

Oct 20, 2014 | comments
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Technology

Article

Sabreliner recasts itself as jet refurbishment center

Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.

Oct 20, 2014

Article

Gulfstream intros new G500, G600

Gulfstream Aerospace has just added two more long-range, wide-cabin airplanes to its line of business jets: the G500 and G600.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments
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Opinion

Carbon Monoxide, Silent Killer

On January 17, 1997, a Piper Dakota departed Farmingdale, New York, on a planned two-hour VFR flight to Saranac Lake, New York. The pilot was experienced and instrument-rated; his 71-year-old mother, a low-time private pilot, occupied the right seat. Just over a half-hour into the flight, Boston Center got an emergency radio call from the […] Read More

October 20, 2014

Another Successful Flight of Haywire Airlines…Fly it Forward!

  I was an airport kid. As a family we attended airport days. Heck I even learned to drive a car, at an airport. We flew a lot, in state, and out to visit relatives. Most times as we taxied or parked my father would exclaim, “Another successful flight of Haywire Airlines!” That would always […] Read More

October 18, 2014

What is Business Aviation?

    Many opinion leaders prominently featured in media and other communication channels, including social networks, know very little about Business Aviation. In fact, the entire segment of we call General Aviation is a mystery to most of the public.   We define General Aviation by what it is not: It’s not the airlines, it’s […] Read More

October 17, 2014

Featured Videos

AOPA Live This Week - October 16, 2014 15:18 min

Oct 16, 2014

See how AOPA staffers react to hypoxia at a simulated 30,000 feet. AOPA Pilot Senior Editor takes a homebuilt on its first flight. A look inside Aircraft Spruce, and, the truth is out there...

Advocacy

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

Advocacy

Voters Decide campaign plans election push for Santa Monica

The Voters Decide campaign is making a pre-election push for a ballot measure to put the future of SMO into the hands of voters.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments
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Gear and Products

Article

Garmin ADS-B for bizjets

Garmin has partnered with dealers to secure FAA approval for a simple ADS-B solution for select business jets.

Oct 16, 2014

Article

NASA develops Alaska app

NASA has presented to Alaskan officials the basic ingredients for a satellite-based weather and traffic service for pilots operating in remote areas.

Oct 09, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Major vs. minor alterations

The most important place to start with any repair or alteration is with an assessment of whether it is a major or minor alteration. This is critical because the approval and documentation requirements for major vs. minor alterations are significantly different and, in fact, can be the difference between a simple logbook entry and a complex FAA approval process.

Oct 08, 2014 | comments
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Health and Medical

Article

Hypoxia: Insidious emergency

Many in-flight emergencies arrive with fanfare: annunciator lights, engine sputtering, smoke. Hypoxia may insinuate itself into the cockpit quietly, without the pilot even knowing. In its subtlety lies danger.

Oct 15, 2014 | comments

Article

A golden opportunity in the Golden Isles

The beautiful Georgia coast promises to be a big draw for AOPA's final fly-in of 2014, taking place Nov. 8 on St. Simons Island.

Oct 08, 2014
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Travel

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

Advocacy

AOPA works to end border crossing frustrations

At an Oct. 2 meeting hosted by AOPA, U.S. CBP leaders met with their counterparts from Canada to discuss ways to ease GA border crossings.

Oct 16, 2014 | comments
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Financial

Article

Honeywell forecasts increased jet deliveries

Honeywell's annual forecast of jet deliveries based on interviews with operators shows signs of improvement for the jet industry.

Oct 19, 2014

Article

Quest Aircraft signs China Kodiak dealer

Quest Aircraft Co. has signed a China dealer for its Kodiak and eventually will do limited assembly and manufacturing there.

Oct 19, 2014
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