After nearly two years of renovation work and upgrades, the visitor center at the Wright Brothers Memorial National Park, at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, will reopen on Saturday. The center’s most popular feature—a meticulous reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer built by The Wright Experience—remains the centerpiece of the display.More
In the jet world, it's all about crunching runway performance numbers and the logical way to do it is with a capable tablet app. Aircraft Performance Group (APG) has been offering just that with its iPreflight performance app. Equipped with over 350 aircraft models and 9000 airfields, the new Genesis app goes deep into runway performance calculations, and now a new flight planning utility could make it one of the most capable programs available for jet cockpits.More
Aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker introduced what the company is calling a “complete relaunch” of its platform at NBAA-BACE this year. Product updates include an interactive online aircraft comparison report—called the Conklin & de Decker Report—and a new mobile app.More
AVwebs weekly news roundup uncovered stories about an aviation-based radio show, customized component labels for Airbus, a new partnership for a thermal spray solutions company, battery... More
Aviation is changing and Uber is leading an effort that will result in a system virtually unrecognizable by todays standards but not that far away, says the companys chief of aviation... More
Airshow legend Sean D. Tucker is the recipient of this years Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership for his work with at-risk youth in the Bob Hoover Academy. More
ForeFlight is at NBAAs convention in Orlando this week with a bundle of new products designed for high-performance business aviation aircraft. We raised the bar and transformed... More
Over the weekend, drivers along Route I-495 in the Northeast got to see a vintage Constellation Starliner, freshly decked out in 1950s-era TWA livery, riding down the freeway on a flatbed. The TWA... More
Piper Aircraft delivered 65 aircraft in the third quarter of this year, its best-performing quarter since 2008, the company said last week. So far this year, Piper has delivered 152 aircraft,... More
Dahers turboprop TBM 930 is seeing increasing use in charter services, the company announced at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition on Monday. California-based charter... More
For some owners of earlier Cessna Citation jets, flying an LPV approach is all but a dream because their older avionics just don't have the capability. Avidyne is working to change that with an STC... More
The other evening I headed into the pilots lounge at the virtual airport as the sun was approaching the horizon. I wanted to sit in one of the, um, experienced, OK, beat up, recliners, look out the windows at the runway and experience the... More
Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents. More
If the FAA cant assure our skills always meet the checkride standards, at least it can see that we regain nominal proficiency once every other year. So the question is, since youre stuck with a flight review anyway, would you rather... More
TE Connectivity is working TE Connectivitywith Airbus to develop a highly customized set of labels for identifying wing components.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation (APPG-GA) has published the Terms of Reference for its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Jobs & Skills Working Group. The Terms of Reference were drafted following a consultation process with various stakeholders including manufactures, airlines and independent aviation groups dedicated to improving public engagement with aviation.
The DAES Group adds a new thermal spray coating equipment line and FST gains a partnership to enhance its aerospace market penetration
The only thing certain about the future is its inexorable arrival but when things are changing as quickly as they seem to be, it's more than tempting to try to peek over the fence. Herewith our takeaways from NBAA 2018. More
Shot at Martin State (KMTN) during Maryland Fleet Week. Copyrighted photo by Mark Carlisle.