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Huge biplane airliner may fly again

Article | 2014, 10 31

Promotion begins in 2015 for a fundraising campaign to build what was considered the Concorde of its time, the Handley Page HP42 25-passenger biplane.

Civil Air Patrol extends fleet life 10 years

Article | 2014, 10 31

The Civil Air Patrol is extending the life of many of its aircraft through a thrifty refurbishment program.

Red Bull parachute altitude record tumbles

Article | 2014, 10 29

Google Senior Vice President Robert Alan Eustace, a 25-year pilot with multiple ratings, has taken the world record for the highest parachute jump, soaring above the mark set by Red Bull-sponsored Felix Baumgartner. You might be able to take the same ride in 2016, for a price.

Nextant to fly G90XT in early 2015

Article | 2014, 10 22

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

Elbit Systems upgrades infrared systems

Article | 2014, 10 22

Elbit Systems has upgraded infrared systems that see through darkness and weather for nearly visual landings and takeoffs, as well as taxi operations.

Flight Display offers wearable controller

Article | 2014, 10 21

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

Universal Avionics offers new flight deck

Article | 2014, 10 21

Universal Avionics now offers the Insight Integrated Flight Deck with embedded synthetic vision.

Acting NTSB chief says automation affects professionalism

Article | 2014, 10 21

Does automation lead to a lack of professionalism? The acting NTSB chief thinks it does, and calls for a new approach to the man-machine interface.

Shuster calls for bold thinking on FAA reauthorization

Article | 2014, 10 21

Aviation leaders in Congress should make the renewal of the FAA reauthorization bill something “big, bold, and transformational,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said Oct. 21.

FlightAware offers tracking upgrades

Article | 2014, 10 21

FlightAware, the aircraft tracking website, has made several upgrades including world tracking, tracking of VFR flights, and upgraded tracking displays.