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Police Helicopter Pilot Arrests Laser Suspect

Police helicopter pilots regularly assist with the apprehension of suspects accused of pointing laser pointers at aircraft, but they rarely land to make the arrest themselves. Florida?s Bay News Channel 9 reports that Pasco County Sheriff?s Office helicopter pilot Stephen Bowman tracked the laser wi...

Pilatus PC-24 Certified

After 11 years of development, Pilatus has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA for its PC-24 ?Super Versatile? jet. Three prototype aircraft flew a combined 2,205 hours around the globe prior to certification. The PC-24?s claim to fame is its abili...

Air Force To Try Enlisted Pilots

After looking to the airlines, the recently retired and just about anywhere else it could to fill a growing shortage of pilots, the Air Force is now looking to its own ranks, its enlisted ranks, to fill the void....

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Ditching involving Robinson R44, VH-WRR, 49 km N of Hamilton Island Aerodrome, Qld, on 8 November 2017

During cruise, the engine lost partial power. The pilot conducted an autorotation and deployed the emergency flotation system, landing on water....

Fuel planning event, weather-related event and ditching involving Israel Aircraft Industries Westwind 1124A, VH-NGA, near Norfolk Island on 18 November 2009

The final report into the reopened investigation of the 18 November 2009 accident involving Israel Aircraft Industries Westwind 1124A aircraft, VH-NGA, near Norfolk Island....

Descent below minimum permitted altitude involving an Airbus A319, VH-VCJ, near Melbourne Airport, 15 May 2015

On 15 May 2017 an Airbus A319, VH-VCJ commenced its approach to runway 16 at Melbourne Airport. The ATSB found that, while experiencing rapid and unexpected increase in thrust, the pilot likely experienced pitch-up illusions leading to a rapidly increasing airspeed and high rate of descent, and sub...

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Cessna And FedEx Renew Their Vows

The Caravan was a huge success for both Cessna and FedEx. With the announcement of the 408 SkyCourier, the two companies are repeating history. The airplane seems surprisingly ordinary....

What's True

Just because there hasn't been an airline accident since it was enacted doesn't mean the 1,500-hour rule is responsible....

Guest Blog: Why Privatizing ATC Would Break The System

While the FAA isn't perfect, it functions as one-stop shopping for everything in aviation. And for the entire world, not just the U.S....

The Australian Aviation News

Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens

Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved....

Passengers in safe hands

Flying has never been safer for Australians on commercial aircraft, according to a new report from the ATSB....

Tigerair ban strands Aussies

More than 170 Australian travellers remained stranded in Bali last night following the Indonesian ban on Tiger­air....

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Boeing 787 back in the air after lengthy grounding

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States. A United Airlines 787 will fly from Houston to Chicago Monday morning carrying more than 250 passengers includi...

Dreamliners fly again for first time in 3 months

All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker....

Japan's ANA to begin 787 test flights Sunday

All Nippon Airways said it would begin test flights of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner on Sunday after the Japanese government on Friday issued approval for the grounded aircraft to resume flight. The company said it would retrain its Dreamliner pilots with 230 test flights....

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Airborne-Unmanned 12.05.17: Mercedes Drone Deliveries, ALPA v UAVs, Tyndall RPAs

Also: ESA Eyes High-Altitude Aerial Platforms, Coptrz Provides UAS, Amazon Patent, UAS Integration In a global first, online orders were delivered in Zurich between September 25 and October 13 with the aid of vans & drones. Mercedes-Benz carried out a unique pilot project to test on-demand deliv...

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17: AMA Supports GoFly, ALPA v UAS, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drones Hunt Pythons, MI State Regs, Thanksgiving Drone Flying, Drone Collision Report A little outside our normal coverage responsibilities, nonetheless, we’re intrigued by AMA’s newest agreement... AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encou...

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, w...

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FAA guidance on FBOs is first step in addressing cost issue, AOPA says

Responding to concerns raised by AOPA regarding potential price-gouging by some fixed-base operators, the Federal Aviation Ad -More- Life Insurance for Pilots — DONE RIGHT! Would you like to find life insurance coverage that is friendly to pilots and priced so you can save on your p...

GE Aviation pursues test of biofuel

GE Aviation is testing renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel from Gevo as part of the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise Pr -More- ...

Which portable device is the most helpful for the type of flying you do?

iPad or similar 61.69% GPS 26.77% ADS-B receiver 4.82% None 3.40% Hand-held radio 3.32%  -More- Download a free executive summary of NBAA's Compensation Survey. See how your flight operation compares to others in the industry and learn how you can stay ...