Executive Expects VTOL Uber In 10 Years
Uber is taking a serious look at autonomous VTOL aircraft for urban transport, and could have a fleet flying within a decade, chief products officer Jeff Holden said at a Nantucket conference on Sunday. In an interview with Kara Swisher of Re/code, Holden said the technology "could change cities and how we work and live." Holden said he has been researching the possibilities "so we can someday offer our customers as many options as possible to move around
doing it in a three-dimensional way is an obvious thing to look at."
NBAA Report: Flight Crews Skip Checks
A study conducted by NBAA has found that 15 percent of flights in business jets begin without a complete flight-control check, the association reported last week. The NTSB suggested a need for the study after its investigation of a fatal 2014 accident involving a Gulfstream G-IV at Hanscom Field, in Bedford, Mass. The safety board found the crew had not performed a flight-control check before takeoff, and as a result, they had no way of knowing the aircraft's gust lock was engaged. The jet ran off the runway and caught fire, killing all seven on board.
NavWorx Disputing FAA Rebate Rejection
NavWorx says it is working to resolve an issue with the FAA, which is refusing to process $500 rebate reservations for two models of transceivers the company makes.
Three Die In Fly-Out Midair
Three people were killed when two aircraft collided in North Collins, south of Buffalo, Sunday morning.
F-117s Back In The Air
The F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter may be the latest example of the U.S. military resurrecting a retired aircraft type.
Visionsafe Emergency Vision Assurance System Approved for G280 Retrofit
Rendering of the Visionsafe EVAS. Photo: Visionsafe [Avionics Today 09-22-2016] The FAA has approved Visonsafe's Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) for use on the...
TRU Simulation + Training Offers At-Home King Air 350 Training
[Avionics Today 09-22-2016] Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training is now able to offer participants in its ProFlight pilot training program for King Air 350 the option to train at home through its FAA-approved...
Elliott Aviation Retrofits Hawker 400XP Avionics, Interior
Hawker 400XP. Photo: Elliott Aviation [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Elliott Aviation, a Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP authorized service center, has started their second full 400E interior retrofit that includes Garmin G5000 touch screen avionics. The facility completed its first retrofit on Sept. 12. In...
JetSmarter, XOJet Join Forces to Deliver Real-Time Charter Booking Apps
XOJet. Photo: XOJet [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Provider of on-demand private jet charter services XOJET has announced a strategic alliance with private jet online marketplace JetSmarter, to combine XOJET's service and fleet operations with JetSmarter's digital distribution capabilities. As part of the...
Gulf Coast Avionics Completes CJ1 ADS-B Garmin Touchscreen Upgrade
Cessna Citation CJ1 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Gulf Coast Avionics has completed an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)-compliant Garmin touchscreen avionics upgrade on a 1998 Citation CJ1. “The aircraft is owned and flown by a Tampa-based businessman who...