An Astronomy Night Fly-In will be held June 23-24, 2017, at Havana Regional Airport (9I0 – Niner-India-Zero) in Illinois. The fly-in will feature astronomy, camping and a pancake breakfast. The guides to the cosmos will be the astronomers and astrophysicists from the University of Illinois Astronomy Club. They are bringing high-powered telescopes for your chance to see your […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comSee the stars at 9I0
Organizers of FlightSimCon have unveiled the speaker lineup for the 2017 event, which includes representatives from the FAA, Lockheed Martin, Laminar Research, Dovetail Games, and many more. The event is scheduled for June 10-11, 2017, at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel attached to Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Conn. There will be a plethora […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlightSimCon prepares for takeoff
Russia’s newest airliner took its first flight Sunday with little fanfare but a reportedly substantial order book. The Irkut MC-21-300 will compete directly with the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320 Neo and Bombardier CSeries for the increasingly crowded single-aisle airliner market.
Source: avwebNew Russian Airliner Flies
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he “might” ban laptops in the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the U.S. In an interview Sunday he said airliners with lots of Americans aboard are a prime target for terrorists and the ban wouldn’t be a response to a specific threat, but a general attitude within the security establishment
Source: avwebU.S. 'Might' Ban Laptops On International Flights
Regional airlines say the FAA is vastly understating the cost of a proposed AD that will require them to replace 10,482 passenger seats in various small airliners. The FAA said the AD will only cost the airlines a total of $900,000 because it is only tallying the labor cost of removing the Slim and Slimplus seats from their fleets ($85 each) and not including the cost of replacing them with new seats.
Source: avwebRegionals Contest Costly Seat AD
Orbis Avia’s Praga Alfa recently completed its first flight, powered by GE’s H Series turboprop engine with maximum 750 SHP takeoff power. With the EASA certification expected by the end of this year, the fleet size is set to exceed 100 by 2022, according to company officials. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, Orbis Avia’s SM92TE Praga […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFirst flight: Praga Alfa
CHUGIAK, Alaska —Airframes Alaska has introduced the latest improvement to the Alaskan Bushwheels line of backcountry flying tires: The Airstreak 2.0. The redesigned Airstreak tire features 20% thicker tread, yet weighs one pound less per tire than the original, according to company officials. “Our goal with this update was to get more life out of our […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comRedesigned Airstreak from Alaskan Bushwheels launches
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsVideo of the Week – Belize!
Brian Snider Has Worked For The Company Since 2008 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is pleased to announce that Brian Snider has accepted the Director of Marketing position for the company. He began working for ASA in 2008 as a product specialist, moved to a marketing coordinator position in 2012, and has now transitioned to Director of Marketing.
Source: aero newsASA Names Director Of Marketing
The Air Force has reversed its plan to retire the A-10 and now says all 283 Warthogs have a productive future. The 2018 budget plan sent to Congress this week says the iconic close support aircraft will be in the fleet “for the foreseeable future,” according to AP.
Source: avwebWarthog Retirement Reversed