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Acting NTSB chief says automation affects professionalism

Article | Oct 21, 2014

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.

FlightAware offers tracking upgrades

Article | Oct 21, 2014

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

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.

Spartan to collaborate on Sun Flyer project

Article | Oct 20, 2014

The developer of the solar-electric aircraft Sun Flyer has announced a collaboration with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to develop a training system.

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.

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.

NASA develops Alaska app

Article | Oct 09, 2014

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

Ownership: How to fly an airplane

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2014

I felt fully qualifiedto take on the simple-sounding request when my son’s teacher asked, “Could you come talk to my fifth-grade class about how to fly an airplane?”

Second crash for science

Article | Oct 06, 2014

High-speed cameras captured minute details like the shearing of the cabin floor as a retired Sea Knight helicopter was dropped 30 feet onto dirt.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

With all the recent attention to in-ear and on-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Phenom Update

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

The recession has taken its toll on all business jet manufacturers, but Brazil’s Embraer appears to have felt its sting the least.

FAA finalizes Additional Pilot Program

Advocacy | Oct 02, 2014

Builder pilots ready to flight test an experimental amateur-built or light sport aircraft constructed from a commercially produced kit can now use a qualified additional pilot.

Bizjet tests laser turret

Article | Oct 02, 2014

A Falcon 10 donated to the University of Notre Dame has been put to work testing a laser turret for the military.

Perlan pilots win contest

Article | Sep 29, 2014

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.

Meet the world’s new longest aircraft

Article | Sep 26, 2014

Meet the world’s new longest aircraft

Watchdog report highlights problems with NextGen mandate

Advocacy | Sep 25, 2014

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General says delays, cost overruns, and technical problems continue to plague the FAA's implementation of ADS-B.

Supersonic bizjet project hits 'high gear'

Article | Sep 25, 2014

Aerion, the Reno, Nevada, company formed in 2002 to reintroduce supersonic flight to commercial aviation, has found a collaborator for its work.

Navigation by touch

Article | Sep 25, 2014

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.

Aspen offers vision trial

Article | Sep 24, 2014

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.

Satellite closes coverage gaps

Article | Sep 17, 2014

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

CJ3+ certified

Article | Sep 11, 2014

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

10 Tanker adds third jet

Article | Sep 04, 2014

10 Tanker Air Carrier has modified a third DC-10 for aerial firefighting. The former airliner can drop 11,000 gallons of retardant on wildfires.

Simulated attack

Article | Sep 03, 2014

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

HondaJet creator honored

Article | Aug 25, 2014

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

Scorpion tour seeks customers

Article | Aug 13, 2014

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion jet, designed for surveillance and light attack, is participating in military exercises and exhibitions even as flight tests continue.