The board has issued a final report on the 2017 crash that killed two.
The NTSB has issued its final report on the May 15, 2017, crash of a Learjet 35A just south of New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) near New York City. The accident, which killed Jeffrey Alino and William Ramsey, was preceded by several mistakes and operational missteps, including Ramsey’s decision to give his inexperienced co-pilot the more »
The order was part of an even bigger sale to training provider ATP.
Sales were up last year for Piper Aircraft and the Florida-based GA manufacturer hopes to improve on that success. And it looks like they’re on track. Earlier this month, ATP Flight School took delivery of eight of Piper’s Archer TXs. The single-engine trainers come Garmin G1000 NXi equipped and were shipped to the flight school’s more »
BlackBird is already in business, apparently. Will it avoid the same fate as now-defunct Flytenow and AirPooler operations?
Did the FAA’s successful shutting down of plane sharing apps AirPooler and Flytenow kill off plane sharing in the United States? Apparently not. Forbes reported earlier this week that BlackBird, an aircraft ride sharing company got a $10 million investment for its startup. The company is already operating its service, hooking up online customers with people more »
JetPack Aviation is working on building a flying version of a hot street bike. The drawings look really cool. But is an actual flying motorcycle even possible?
If you’ve seen photos of a new flying motorcycle called the Speeder, you might be as confused as we are about in what way it’s a motorcycle. It looks more like a flying jet ski or snowmobile, to be honest, but whatever. It’s still undeniably cool. And if the company had its way, there’d be more »
New details are emerging about Boeing’s knowledge of problems with the new flight control system that made the 737 Max possible. That system is suspected in two tragic crashes and the loss of nearly 400 lives.
What will the 737 Max debacle cost Boeing, the largest airplane maker in history and one of the biggest companies, too? If companies like General Motors and Bank of America were considered too big to fail during the economic downturn of a decade ago, Boeing, one of the nation’s most critical defense contractors, is even more »
The unprecedented executive order will immediately ground every plane in the series.
Numerous news outlets are reporting that President Trump has issued an executive order grounding all 737 Max aircraft in the United States. The grounding was to go into effect immediately. Planes in the air would be allowed to continue to their destinations. Trump’s order reverses the judgment of the FAA to allow the planes to more »
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Aviation Officials In At Least 15 Countries Ground The Planes In Wake Of Latest Tragedy. List Expected To Grow.
Boeing has announced that for months the company has been developing a flight control software enhancement for its 737 Max 8 in the wake of October’s Lion Air Crash. The news arrives amid rising calls for the aviation giant to ground the plan following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Sunday. According to Boeing, more »
Space agency leaps forward in bid to bring supersonic air travel over land
New air-to-air photographic technology has moved NASA closer to developing a quieter supersonic aircraft – the futuristic sounding X-59 QueSST – after the space agency captured for the first time the interaction of shockwaves travelling faster than the speed of sound. NASA spent the past decade developing the new technology, which was recently used to more »
A non-standard aborted takeoff looked like it was a case of bad piloting and a lucky outcome. The NTSB report is out. Here’s the truth and why the pilot is a hero.
The NTSB released its final report on the 2017 runway excursion of a charter plane, Ameristar 9363, carrying the University of Michigan’s basketball team to a tournament, which it would go on to win, by the way. The plane, an MD-83 (a derivative of the DC-9) went off the runway as its pilots were attempting more »
Seeking contributions for our Lessons Learned column.
If you’re like us, then flying is one of the most important things in the world to you. And it doesn’t take long, usually soon after our first solo, if not before, that we begin to learn new things literally on the fly. We learn about flying, for sure, but we also learn about life, more »
The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, was announced on Wednesday
ForeFlight LLC, the leading pilot navigation application, has been acquired by Boeing, which has been partnering with ForeFlight for the past two years in bringing Boeing’s customer pilots Jeppesen nav data on ForeFlight’s mobile platform, which is optimized for Apple devices. The terms of the deal were not released, but it was likely a substantial more »
EF1 tornadoes destroyed more than 30 hangars and at least 21 aircraft at Weedon Field, a GA airport in eastern Alabama
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> (Video courtesy: SkyBama.com/Alabama Aerial Photography) Tornadoes that struck the Southeast United States on Sunday destroyed more than 30 hangars and numerous county service structures at Eufaula, Alabama’s Weedon Field (KEUF), a municipal airport in eastern Alabama. The storms that struck Eufaula, which the National more »
Searchers have made three key discoveries over the past few days. Here’s what they are and how they will likely help investigators
The mystery behind the crash on February 23, 2019, of an Atlas Air 767 freight hauler operating under Amazon Prime delivery remains a mystery, though investigators have recently made progress toward solving the riddle of just what happened to the flight. The 767 freighter crashed in stormy weather in Houston’s Trinity Bay far short of more »
Why this crash is raising more questions than investigators can possibly answer yet.
Sometimes the cause of a crash is easy to guess at in the early hours. Controlled flight into high terrain in bad weather, a stall/spin on base to final, or a midair collision between two planes are all accidents that give investigators numerous clues to guide the probe. Such is not the case with an more »
Why this big story isn’t as big as people think it is and what our expert has to say about the subject of sleeping on the job.
The story about the China Airlines captain asleep at the controls has gone viral…for all the wrong reasons. There are really only a few possible interpretations to the story, and only one of them is particularly damning to the pilot. Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, more »
The vintage fighter is in what the seller calls “original” condition and comes with an incredible list of extras.
The most famous fighter of World War II and one of the best-loved airplanes of any kind ever, the P-51 Mustang has been going up in price for years, driven by a limited stock of them—North American Aviation hasn’t made them for 70-something years, after all. It’s pretty typical for P-51s to go for better more »