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Bombardier Receives $282 Million Investment from Canada
Monday, 13 February 2017 09:49

bombardier_c_seriesInterest-free loans will fund C Series and Global 7000 jet programs.

Bombardier is poised to receive a boost in funding for its C Series and Global 7000 jet programs.

The Montreal-based jet maker announced this week it will receive roughly $282 million ($372.5 million in Canadian dollars) in interest-free loans over the next four years from the Canadian government.

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Garmin Gains EASA Approval of G5 Flight Display
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:27

garmin_g5_grumman_tigerSTC covers installation of low-cost unit in hundreds of certified light airplane models in Europe.

Garmin today announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation in certified general aviation airplanes in Europe. The approval covers light airplanes weighing less than 2,700 kilograms (5,952 pounds), and follows a similar STC for the non-TSO’d display approved by the FAA last summer.

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Bowing to City Pressure, FAA Agrees to Close Santa Monica Airport
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:42

santa_monica_airport_fbosThe FAA has thrown in the towel in the fight for Santa Monica Airport, striking a compromise deal with local officials that will permit the city to shorten the runway from about 5,000 feet to 3,500 feet within a year and close the airport forever at the end of 2028.

The city is already laying plans to shorten the runway, a move that would prevent most large business jets from using the airport that is a favourite of Hollywood A-listers. Santa Monica must give the FAA 30 days’ notice before altering the runway, after which it can take over services from airport FBOs — though the city must continue selling leaded avgas, according to the FAA.

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Government ‘Playbook’ Offers Clues about Trump’s Florida TFR
Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:25

A 30-nautical-mile temporary flight restriction will be in force whenever President Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, the government has said.

Whenever Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago, his 126-room, 110,000-square-foot estate in Palm Beach, Florida, a presidential TFR will ring the property for a radius of 30 nautical miles to an altitude of 17,999 feet, a restriction that will impact pilots, corporate aircraft operators and countless aviation businesses in South Florida.

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The slowly fading art of flying—and maintaining—Cold War fighter jets
Monday, 23 January 2017 10:00

JT3APrivately owned warbirds still soar because of the efforts of a few dedicated folks.

HOUSTON—My first thought was that I should have rented a wider lens. Sitting in front of me was a vintage two-seat Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, and this aircraft dominated the space. It loomed like a temporarily grounded raptor, simultaneously enormous and oddly toy-like.

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Hamilton to be inducted into Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:27

Bill-HamiltonBill Hamilton will be inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame on Jan. 26, 2017, during the silver anniversary of the Nebraska Aviation Symposium, which he helped found 25 years ago.

Hamilton was nominated for induction into the hall of fame by former Nebraska Governor Charles Thone.

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Maiden flight for M-345 trainer
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:54

leonardoLeonardo performed a 30min maiden flight of its Aermacchi M-345 trainer on 29 December from its Venegono Superiore facility in northern Italy.

“The aircraft conducted itself perfectly, meeting the expectations of the design parameters while showing excellent performance,” says Quirino Bucci, a test pilot for Leonardo’s aircraft division.

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Shocking aftermath of plane crash on motorway that crushed car and killed passenger captured on camera
Monday, 04 April 2016 08:41

San-Diego-highway-light-aircraft-crashA fellow motorist captured the shocking scene just seconds after a light air craft crashed into a car on a highway killing a female passenger

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Canada ex-minister Jean Lapierre among Quebec plane victims
Friday, 01 April 2016 10:21

aviaSeven people have died after a small private plane crashed on an island off the east coast of Quebec.

Authorities said the plane crashed as it approached Iles-de-la-Madeleine Airport amid heavy winds and snow.

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First ‘Made in the USA’ Airbus Flies
Monday, 28 March 2016 09:46

airbusThe first Airbus jetliner produced in the United States has successfully completed its first test flight, launching a new era for the European conglomerate, which is proudly flaunting its “Made in the USA” milestone.

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