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Solar-Electric Sun Flyer Gets Avidyne Cockpit
Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:19

Sun-FlyerGeorge Bye, the developer a two-seat solar-electric trainer called the Sun Flyer, said yesterday that the airplane will fly with a touchscreen cockpit from Avidyne based around the all-important assumptions that the avionics be bright enough to read in full sunlight but not so powerful that they drain the batteries down to nothing.

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FAA Plans to Eliminate 736 Approaches
Friday, 17 April 2015 08:13

instrument approachThe FAA has announced it plans to cancel 736 instrument approach procedures around the country that the agency has found to be underutilized or redundant. The list was developed based on the FAA's criteria for canceling instrument approach procedures, a policy that was established on June 27 of last year. The policy was developed through recommendations from the Flight Safety Institute, which received a grant in 2010 to develop such a process. 

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Sun 'n Fun Cancels Seaplane Splash-In
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:21

If you're planning on heading to Sun 'n Fun in your seaplane to participate in the Seabird Splash-In, you will not like this story. The annual event, which takes place at Lake Agnes, located on the Fantasy of Flight property in Polk City, Florida, has been canceled.

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German Airbus A320 plane crashes in French Alps
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 17:57

All 150 passengers and crew on an Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf are believed dead after it rapidly lost height and began an as yet unexplained descent into a remote and mountainous area of southern France.

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Argentina helicopter crash: 10 dead, including French sporting stars
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:53

A group of French sports stars participating in a reality TV show were among 10 people killed Monday when their helicopters collided in mid-air while filming in northwestern Argentina.

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GAMA: Business Jet Sales Soared in 2014
Friday, 13 February 2015 10:50

gama bizjetsThe General Aviation Manufacturers Association yesterday released worldwide 2014 year-end aircraft sales and delivery numbers, and not only are the figures encouraging for the future health of the industry, they very nearly shattered records.

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Watch A Russian Jet Intercept A Portuguese Surveillance Plane
Monday, 02 February 2015 09:07

russian su 27 flankerThe following footage is quite unique: It shows a single Russian Air Force Su-27 Flanker jet as it intercepts and shadows a P-3 Orion, reportedly flying over the Baltics.

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GA Groups Press Case for Lower-Cost ADS-B Gear
Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:32

general aviationThe leaders of 14 aviation organizations sent a dire warning to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, telling him in a joint letter to do something now to bring down the costs of ADS-B compliance or risk seeing a "significant reduction" in general aviation activity when the ADS-B Out mandate takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Turbine-Powered Diamond DA50 Takes Flight
Friday, 23 January 2015 10:00

diamond da50-jp7This week, less than two years after Diamond Aircraft announced its intent to bring a turbine powered DA50 to market, the Austrian company embarked on the first flight of the airplane that has been named the DA50-JP7. Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries was one of two test pilots on the first flight, which launched from the company's headquarters at the Wiener Neustadt East airport south of Vienna. "This aircraft with this turbine engine almost flies like a rocket," Dries said.

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AOPA Announces 2015 Fly-In Schedule
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:42

aopa fly in groundsAfter wrapping up a year of several successful regional fly-ins, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has announced it will be continuing its focus on smaller, local events in 2015.

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