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Privatization Fight Continues

To no one?s surprise, those in favor of splitting air traffic control from the FAA are busy planning their next move. After a last-minute grassroots lobbying effort blocked an amendment snuck into the FAA reauthorization bill passed last month that would have laid the legal groundwork for such a mov...

Bell, Safran Team On Hybrid Engines

Bell and Safran have agreed to work together to develop hybrid-electric power systems for Bell?s eVTOL aircraft concept, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Bell will lead the design, development and production of VTOL systems, and Safran will work on ?a disruptive propulsion system,? according ...

Helicopter Aerobatics To Return To Oshkosh

When Chuck Aaron retired from the airshow circuit in 2017, he decreased by half the number of U.S. pilots certified to fly aerobatics in a helicopter. This summer, his old job at Red Bull has been filled by a newly trained pilot, Aaron Fitzgerald, who will make his Oshkosh debut in July, flying the ...

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Fire on board 'Iron Chieftain', at Port Kembla, New South Wales on 18 June 2018

While alongside the berth discharging cargo, the crew received a fire alarm and observed flames and smoke emanating from the discharge boom and C loop area. The ship was evacuated and CO2 discharged into the engine room. Emergency services commenced fire control....

Power plant failures in turboprop-powered aircraft, 2012 to 2016

This report summarises power plant-related occurrences, providing an opportunity for operates to compare their own experiences with flying the same or similar aircraft types, or aircraft using the same engines. The ATSB hopes that the wider aviation industry will be able to learn from the experienc...

Collision between the container ship Glasgow Express and the fishing vessel Mako, south of Cape Woolamai, Victoria, on 12 August 2017

The ATSB?s investigation report reinforces the importance of maintaining a proper lookout by all available means to ensure early detection, assessment and appropriate action to avoid a collision....

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Are We Gonna Get A 100LL Replacement Or Not?

The FAA?s suspension of the PAFI testing is not encouraging. And the entire process should be more transparent....

What Are Hybrid Electric Airplanes Good For?

They?re probably less valuable as real airplanes than paving the way for the practical electric aircraft of the distant future....

Guest Blog: CFI's Remorse

When a former student dies in an accident, asking what-if is unavoidable....

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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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings...

It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’ E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA again... on this and some other truly exciting programs to be announced shortly -- stay tuned! We’re onto something&he...

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH18COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2018, #OSH18COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 21, to introduce the things that are ...

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Latest ATC spinoff proposal meets continued opposition

Six associations representing the general aviation industry Wednesday issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump administ -More- Life Insurance for Pilots — Aviation is 100% Covered. Would you like to find life insurance coverage that is friendly to pilots and priced much less t...

NASA continues work on detect-and-avoid system for drones

NASA is moving forward with developing technology that will allow drones to share commercial airspace now that its Ikhana dro -More- ...

FAA grant to fund taxiway removal at Kansas City, Mo., airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has given Kansas City, Mo., a $765,000 grant to remove a dangerous taxiway at Charles B.  -More- Your Ultimate Personal Aircraft Is Ready - Socata TBM 910 and 930. The TBM 910 a...