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Chicago-area ops recovering

Article | 2014, 09 30

Chicago airports were back to near-normal traffic volume three days after a fire allegedly set by a despondent Chicago Center contractor.

Perlan pilots win contest

Article | 2014, 09 29

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Navigation by touch

Article | 2014, 09 25

The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.

OpenAirplane gains traction

Article | 2014, 09 25

Just over a year after launch, OpenAirplane has 71 aircraft rental locations and counting, with a new location joining each week.

Aspen offers vision trial

Article | 2014, 09 24

Aspen Avionics announced certification of a VFR primary flight display and a certified synthetic vision trial available at the other end of the Evolution line.

Armed Cessnas in demand to fight terrorists

Article | 2014, 09 18

The U.S. government has announced plans to boost the ranks of armed Cessna Grand Caravans fighting terrorists in the troubled Middle East.

Satellite closes coverage gaps

Article | 2014, 09 17

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Garmin offers G1000 coverage

Article | 2014, 09 17

Garmin has announced a service contract that extends warranty coverage for G1000 avionics. Pricing depends on aircraft and installed features.

Perry has new mission

Article | 2014, 09 11

George Perry recognized the signs quickly: Hypoxia is something he spent 20 years training for as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and instructor.

CJ3+ certified

Article | 2014, 09 11

Cessna’s update of the popular Citation CJ3 earned FAA certification less than six months after the company announced the new model.

Fatal crash at Reno

Article | 2014, 09 10

Racing pilot Lee Behel, who co-founded the Sport Class at the National Championship Air Races, was killed Sept. 8 during a qualifying run.

Texas turnabout

Article | 2014, 09 08

A single point now separates the top three pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with two races left – including Las Vegas.

In Kenya, GA is helping to save wildlife

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 08

“It is a heritage that we have to conserve for the whole of humanity,” said Robert Muasya, acting deputy director of security for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Dassault expands

Article | 2014, 09 03

Dassault Aviation’s U.S. subsidiary has broken ground on a $60 million expansion of its completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Oil platform helo hazard

Article | 2014, 09 03

Citing two accidents likely involving methane-induced power loss, the NTSB is urging regulators to protect offshore helicopter operators.

Simulated attack

Article | 2014, 09 03

Attacking wildfires fires from the air requires a special kind of training, and a California company is teaching these techniques with detailed, simulated scenarios.

Avionics sales climb

Article | 2014, 09 03

The Aircraft Electronics Association reports worldwide avionics sales for the first six months of 2014 increased 6.8 percent over the same period in 2013.

Pilot lost at sea

Article | 2014, 09 02

Ronald Hutchinson was last heard from over Pennsylvania at about 13,000 feet, and may have succumbed to hypoxia.

'Wingfoot One' christened

Article | 2014, 08 28

Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.

SAM Aircraft company for sale

Article | 2014, 08 28

Thierry Zibi announced Aug. 27 that SAM Aircraft, the company he founded to build a distinctive light sport aircraft, is for sale.

AOPA opposes Virginia development

Advocacy | 2014, 08 27

A proposal to build hundreds of homes next to Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia is ill-advised, AOPA has told local officials.

California aviation regulation nixed

Advocacy | 2014, 08 27

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

HondaJet creator honored

Article | 2014, 08 25

HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.

Fire risk prompts AD

Advocacy | 2014, 08 25

Citing one known fatal accident, the FAA has proposed stricter inspection requirements for Meggitt (Troy) combustion heaters.

Werth loses engine

Article | 2014, 08 20

Veteran airshow performer Billy Werth teaches students to consider roads in case of emergency. On Aug. 10, he took his own advice.