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  • Stratolaunch Continues Taxi Tests

    Just a few days after the death of Paul Allen, whose tech fortune has been paying for its development, the huge Stratolaunch airplane completed its latest round of taxi tests in Mojave.



  • FedEx Funds $2.5 Million In Scholarships

    Last week, EAA committed a million dollars to flight-training scholarships, and this week, FedEx stepped up, funding $2.5 million in scholarships for students pursuing aviation professions—not just pilots, but also maintenance technicians and more.



  • uAvionix Offers ADS-B Rebate for Experimentals

    uAvionix has announced a manufacturer’s rebate on some of its ADS-B products for light sport and experimental aircraft. The company says their rebate will allow owners of qualified aircraft to get some money back on non-certified products that will meet the 2020 ADS-B mandate but aren’t covered by the FAA’s recently reopened ADS-B rebate program.



  • Burning Man 747 Creates Issues

    Well, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time but the inclusion of the fuselage of a Boeing 747 at Burning Man, in the Nevada desert, last September has turned into a giant headache for just about everyone involved.



  • Bombardier Says Mitsubishi ‘Misappropriated’ Data

    Bombardier, based in Canada, has sued Mitsubishi Aircraft, of Japan, claiming that some workers recruited from Bombardier by Mitsubishi emailed batches of Bombardier’s proprietary information, before they left, to their new employer. The suit was filed last week in a U.S. federal court in Seattle.



  • NTSB Calls For 25-Hour CVR Duration

    The current requirement for cockpit voice recorders to store just two hours of data is not enough, the NTSB says in a new safety recommendation report, and 25 hours’ duration should be required. “These recommendations are derived from the NTSB’s experiences with investigations that lacked access to relevant CVR data,” the board said.



  • 'Stunt Rapper' Dies In Wing Walking Accident

    A Los Angeles-based “stunt rapper” died Saturday while wing walking for a video shoot in southern British Columbia.



  • Aircraft Mechanic Facing Theft Charges

    A Florida aircraft mechanic has been charged with multiple counts of theft for allegedly removing serviceable parts from aircraft, selling them and charging his customers to replace them with new parts.



  • China Getting Serious About GA?

    After about a decade of saying it was going to happen, China has laid out its plans to create a general aviation segment and it has clearly learned from the experience of others as it lays down the basic infrastructure.



  • Freeway Landing: No Damage, No Delays

    All student pilots practice off-airport landings but a 36-year-old beginner was in the left seat for a freeway landing that looked pretty textbook on Friday.



  • Flight Planning For Jets: iPreflight Genesis

    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.



  • Top Letters And Comments, October 19, 2018

    This week's letters brought comments from readers about the F-22 Raptors wrecked by Hurricane Michael, TFRs around the Balloon Fiesta, "First Man" and the possible LSA weight increase.



  • Conklin & de Decker Relaunches Aircraft Comparison Products

    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.



  • Industry Round-up, October 19, 2018

    AVweb’s 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 upgrades for Ravn Alaska’s DHC-8 fleet, El Al Airlines’ adoption of ePlane sourcing tools and two announcements from the U.K.’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation.



  • Short Final: It's Been Done

    I recently heard this at Detroit Metropolitan Airport...



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