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Monday, 03 October 2016 00:00

Dassault Delivers First Falcon 8X

French business jet maker Dassault has delivered the first Falcon 8X, the company’s latest ultra-long-range flagship. The trijet was delivered to Amjet Executive, an operator based in Athens, Greece, which…
In an aviation first, an unmanned aircraft successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload in Hawthorne, Nevada, on April 29. The Savant aircraft, coined the Sandoval Silver State Seeder, reached an altitude…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Historic PBJ Takes Flight After 23 Years

Sunday was a big day for the SoCal Wing of the Commemorative Air Force as its North American PBJ-1J — the Navy version of the B-25 — named Semper Fi…
The FAA has deemed the B-29 known as Doc airworthy, handing over the airworthiness certificate for the historic airplane, the first flight of which is “imminent,” according to restoration group…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Gulfstream Provides Updates at EBACE

Gulfstream Aerospace announced yesterday at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, that its long-range flag bearer of the current fleet, the G650ER, has received EASA certification for private operations (including charter), up…
Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

SpaceX Gets First GPS Launch Contract

SpaceX has won its first military contract — $82.7 million to send a U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System satellite into space — breaking a long-held Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Gogo Biz Starts 4G Network Flight Testing

In-flight connectivity provider Gogo successfully completed the initial phase of flight testing for its Gogo Biz 4G service ahead of the rollout of the faster air-to-ground network next year.  …
On April 30, jet ski champion Franky Zapata broke the Guinness World Record of farthest hoverboard flight, piloting a Flyboard Air between Carry-le-Rouet and Sausset-les-Pins in southern France.    …
Monday, 25 April 2016 00:00

Google Patented A Drone Rescue Service

In the deserts of eastern California, that blank stretch of sand striped with asphalt between Needles and Barstow, there are emergency telephones spaced out for people in need. The desert…
Hilton Software has done what many aviation app producers thought impossible. The company has figured out a way to add geo-reference capabilities to Departure Procedures (DPs) and Standard Terminal Arrival…
Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Reno Racer Precious Metal to Be Rebuilt

One of the Reno Air Race Unlimited fan favorites, Precious Metal, a modified P-51 Mustang, will literally return from the ashes to fly again. The airplane caught fire as race…
High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. McCurdy will launch from North Central Airport near Providence, Rhode Island,…
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:00

First ‘Made in the USA’ Airbus Flies

The 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…
Saturday, 26 March 2016 00:00

First Air Force One Returns to Flight

  A historic airplane has returned to the skies as Columbine II, a 1948 Lockheed C-121A Constellation that holds the claim to fame of being the very first airplane to…
Aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman is probably still a little dizzy after his recent stunt of completing 98 inverted spins (no, that’s not a typo) in his Sunbird S1X biplane, easily…
Friday, 18 March 2016 00:00

FAA Makes Simple Changes to Save Birds

If you are one of the many pilots who enjoy night flying, you may see some changes in the lighting that helps you see towers and obstructions in low-light conditions.…
The Percival Mew Gull will join the unique collection of over forty antique aircraft based at Old Warden Park near Biggleswade, which is open to the public to view all…
Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

Garmin Rolls Out New Portable Navigator

Garmin today unveiled the aera 660, its new portable navigator that offers a number of new features, including wireless data uploading, a 5-inch capacitive touch-screen display, wire-strike avoidance technology and…
For the past five decades, the majority of airport hotels around the world have always had a sense of despair and desperation about them.     They’re often seen as…
Commuters at four stations along SEPTA Regional Rail’s Airport Line should plan for shuttle buses, and early departures, over the next four weekends. Buses will replace the first three scheduled…
Watch out, Aerion. There may be some competition in the development of supersonic passenger airplanes in the not so distant future.     NASA announced yesterday that it has awarded…
Boeing has launched a 737-800NG freighter conversion program on the basis of orders and commitments for up to 55 conversions from seven customers, the company announced Wednesday. Dubbed the 737-800…
Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00

Flying Tip: Encourage Questions

Many general aviation passengers have a dream to be a pilot, but the apparent complexity in the cockpit can be an intimidating place to a non-aviator. To make the cockpit…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:12

Virgin Galactic to Unveil New SpaceShipTwo

Mojave, California-based Virgin Galactic announced it will soon unveil the new version of SpaceShipTwo, one of a few commercial space ships currently in development vying to take customers into space.…
FlightSafety has achieved level-D qualification from the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Administration for its FS1000 Dassault Falcon 2000LXS simulator. The sim is now in operation at the company’s…
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Flying Tip: Muscle Memory on Go Around

During a go-around in a piston single, especially a high-powered airplane with lots of engine torque and p-factor to overcome, making sure you add right rudder as you go to…
Friday, 19 February 2016 00:00

Hybrid Electric Aircraft Motor Powers Up

A new hybrid electric motor developed through a project named Hypstair has the potential to make a breakthrough in emission-free propulsion in aviation. The motor is being tested on a…
We’re past the point of hoping for economic development on the land at the edges of Republic Airport. Now, it’s a must-do.   By pressing reset on a stalled effort…
What to Know Now The Great Snackening continues. It looks like American has been experimenting with a new strategy to proactively bring snacks directly to the gate during a delay…
Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

Zero Takes First Flight Over Japan Since WWII

  A historic flight took place this week at the naval base in Kanoya in the Kagoshima Perfecture, Japan, where the legendary Mitsubishi A6M Zero took flight over Japanese land…
Monday, 08 February 2016 00:00

New Hypersonic Aircraft Concept Surfaces

A new hypersonic aircraft concept has come to light that would make the world a much smaller place if it were to become reality. The Antipode would be able to…
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Embraer Delivers Legacy 500 to Jackie Chan

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has delivered a Legacy 500 to famed martial arts actor Jackie Chan. It is the first of the midsize fly-by-wire bizjet model to be delivered in…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 22:29

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Kicks Off in Sebring

The 12th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo kicks off today in Sebring, Florida, where pilots from northern climes are escaping the cold to the kick the tires of LSAs, experimental…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00

An airshow in paradise

by Hayman Tam A hot, humid, partly cloudy day in paradise awaited the thousands of Hawaii airshow fans who came out for the Sunday showing of the Kaneohe Bay Airshow…
by General Aviation News Staff DAYTON, Ohio – The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s new $40.8 million fourth building, which will include aircraft such as SAM 26000 (Air…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:00

FAA Releases UAS Information App

The FAA has completed the beta test phase of its UAS operations app B4UFLY, which aims to educate operators about where they can and cannot fly their unmanned aircraft. The…
A video has just been released of a Guinness Record-breaking flight for the most drones airborne simultaneously, set in November at Flugplatz Ahrenlohe in Tornesch, Germany, a few miles northwest…
NASA announced that researchers at its Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project have produced technologies that could be a major game changer for the airlines and other heavy jet operators. The…
I'm not sure how many people I expected would actually sign up for the FAA's new UAS registry program that went live just before Christmas. Since the agency is waiving…
I'm not sure how many people I expected would actually sign up for the FAA's new UAS registry program that went live just before Christmas. Since the agency is waiving…
Why grab the window seat when you could just ride on top of the airplane?     Adding entertainment value to private jets and airliners, Windspeed Technologies' new SkyDeck design…
Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

SpaceX Rocket Makes Historic Landing

Elon Musk's SpaceX made history Monday night by being the first to launch a rocket into space and bring it back down for a perfect landing, a feat that allows…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:00

Embry-Riddle Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Today, December 17, marks a momentous occasion in aviation history; in 1903, it was the day Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a powered aircraft at…
In 2004, Aerion introduced the first design of its supersonic business jet. More than 10 years later, the project is gaining traction, with the company gaining backers, solidifying collaborations with…
Monday, 04 January 2016 00:00

Epic E1000 Prototype Makes First Flight

  Epic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, code-named FT1, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year.  …
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

Dassault's CVS Fuses Real and Synthetic Imagery

Dassault Aviation on Monday introduced the first head-up display (HUD) system to combine synthetic and real-life infrared views, dubbed FalconEye.     The new combined vision system (CVS) pairs thermal…
Lightspeed Aviation showed off the newest addition to its aviation headset family at NBAA on Tuesday. Announced last week via live webcast, Tango is the first premium wireless aviation headset…
Marking a milestone for the exclusive power plant for the Airbus A330neo, the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 demonstrator engine has run for the first time.     "This is a great…
Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00

Amazon Teases Prime Air Drone

With one of the busiest shopping weekends behind us and an even busier gift giving season to come, Amazon has updated its progress on Prime Air, a proposed drone delivery…
Terrafugia is still tweaking the design of its TF-X, an electric, semi-autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flying car, which is slated to be tested in 2016 and 2017.  …
Build A Plane and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced they are hosting their fourth Aviation Design Challenge to promote STEM education among high school students.     The…
  The FAI World Air Games, essentially the Olympics of aerial sports conducted every four years in different parts of the world, are now in their second week in Dubai…
Austin, Texas-based Flying Eyes sunglasses has released a new frame that is designed to slip underneath the ear cups of an aviation headset or underneath a helmet without affecting with…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 00:00

Space Center Houston to Open Shuttle Exhibit

Space Center Houston is getting ready to open a whole new section called Independence Plaza. The interactive exhibit features a shuttle replica mounted atop the first shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA),…
Sunday, 06 December 2015 02:28

Space Center Houston to Open Shuttle Exhibit

Space Center Houston is getting ready to open a whole new section called Independence Plaza. The interactive exhibit features a shuttle replica mounted atop the first shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA),…
Solar Impulse has finally raised enough money — $20 million — to resume its record-setting round-the-world trip, according to co-founder and pilot André Borschberg, who spoke at the United Nations…
Last week in Houston the public got a rare treat as the last three airworthy WB-57 airplanes took to the skies for a historic photo flight. It was the first…
World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has been included in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book as one of 10 Fantasy Gifts.     The Christmas Book includes an exclusive World…
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