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Nextant to fly G90XT in early 2015

Article | Oct 22, 2014

Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.

Flight Display offers wearable controller

Article | Oct 21, 2014

Flight Display Systems now lets passengers control their cabin environment and entertainment from a wearable device that looks like a watch.

Eyes in the sky

Article | Oct 21, 2014

Here’s a riddle: What job requires a private pilot certificate, but never asks you to leave the ground?

Bombardier launches Challenger 650

Article | Oct 20, 2014

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

Sabreliner recasts itself as jet refurbishment center

Article | Oct 20, 2014

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

Nextant names dealer for refurbed jet, turboprop

Article | Oct 20, 2014

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.

Formation education: Repurposed 'Yak club' trains, entertains

Article | Oct 20, 2014

RedStar is one of a handful of organizations authorized to provide the standardized training that earns a pilot formation flying credentials for airshows.

Safe Flight demos chopper powerline sensor

Article | Oct 20, 2014

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

Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

Article | Oct 20, 2014

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.

HondaJet preparing for deliveries in 2015

Article | Oct 20, 2014

After years of preparation and engine development that had frequent delays, HondaJet is ready for prime time with certification set for the first quarter of 2015.

Safe Flight offers icing conditions detector

Article | Oct 20, 2014

Safe Flight has developed an icing detector that senses icing conditions before ice develops, allowing pilots to escape.

Honeywell forecasts increased jet deliveries

Article | Oct 19, 2014

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

Quest Aircraft signs China Kodiak dealer

Article | Oct 19, 2014

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

Garmin announces updates for King Airs

Article | Oct 16, 2014

Garmin announced a series of NextGen-ready upgrades and operational enhancements for King Air C90 and King Air 200/300 series turboprops.

Hypoxia: Insidious emergency

Article | Oct 15, 2014

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.

Gulfstream intros new G500, G600

Article | Oct 15, 2014

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

IFR Fix: 'Only localizer minimums authorized'

IFR Fix | Oct 10, 2014

Some weather, a self-inflicted communications glitch, and the distraction of diverting had forged the error chain.

AOPA Foundation names 2014 Giving Back grant recipients

Article | Oct 09, 2014

The AOPA Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2014 Giving Back grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by nonprofit organizations.

AOPA FOUNDATION NAMES ITS 2014 "GIVING BACK" GRANT RECIPIENTS

News release | Oct 08, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has announced its 2014 “Giving Back” grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by non-profit organizations.

Welcome to our world

Article | Oct 08, 2014

If more residents of 49 state capitals are thinking about general aviation and appreciating their own GA airports, credit pilots Field Morey and Conrad Teitell.

Spotlight on medical reform at Homecoming

Article | Oct 08, 2014

The FAA hopes to have its proposal for medical certification reform out for public comment by the end of the year, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told AOPA President Mark Baker at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4.

Proficiency: Get your head in the game

Article | Oct 07, 2014

“Nobody likesto take the instrument proficiency check,” said the woman at the front desk of a local flight school. But there are ways to make it almost fun, and that’s by taking a quick review course before presenting yourself to the instructor.