Sully Movie Trailer Released
The first trailer for Sully, the movie based on the ditching of US Air Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 was released Thursday. It doesn't take as long to watch as the 208 seconds it took Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his FO Jeff Skiles to pull off the so-called Miracle on the Hudson but already there is "Oscar buzz."
Report: TransAsia ATR-72 Stalled After Engine Failure
The crew of the TransAsia Airways turboprop that crashed in Taiwan in 2015 failed to follow procedures for an engine malfunction and then stalled the aircraft, investigators found. The Taiwan Aviation Safety Council's report, released Thursday, also confirmed previous reports that the captain of the ATR 72-600 shut down the working engine when the other failed just after departing the Taipei airport.
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news found announcements from Duncan Aviation, EPS, Cessna Pilot Centers and Power Flow Systems. Duncan Aviation has partnered with ACSS to participate in the launch of the NXT-700 transponder and the development of the Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate.
Seattle Museum Of Flight Adds Aviation Pavilion
A new pavilion that doubles the exhibit space available at the Museum of Flight in Seattle opened to the public last weekend. The nine-story-high, three-acre roofed outdoor gallery also includes a cafe and a children's play area, which features a miniature airport terminal beneath the wings of the first 747 Jumbo Jet. Fourteen other rare and unique commercial and military airplanes are housed beneath the roof.
The Weekender: Fly In And Camp Out For The Fourth
The Weekender's looking forward to Fourth of July celebrations, with some three-day events found on SocialFlight events starting on Friday. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the 90th National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan. Three airshows will run through Monday, and the Cherry Festival will run until July 9.
Dassault Falcon 8X Achieves FAA Type Certification
[Avionics Magazine 06-30-2016] Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 8X has received approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration. FAA...
Astronics Launches New Enhanced Vision Technology for Experimental Aircraft
[Avionics Magazine 06-29-2016] Astronics Max-Viz has announced the launch of a new X1+HR Enhanced Vision System (EVS) designed for the experimental and home built aircraft market. Priced at $18,000, the uncertifiedX1+HR sensor uses a 640x480 pixel resolution long wave infrared thermal imager with electronic...
Dassault Falcon 8X Achieves European Certification, Awaits FAA Approval
[Avionics Magazine 06-28-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a type certification to Dassault Aviation for its latest flagship business jet, the Falcon 8X. Dassault is expecting to clear the FAA certification process by the early fourth quarter of 2016. Dassault Falcon 8X...
EASA Proposes New CS-23 Rule for Small Aircraft
[Avionics Magazine 06-24-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing an update of its current certification standards for small aircraft, which it calls a "reorganization of CS-23." The proposal introduces a new concept for certification, by reducing the...
Solar Impulse 2 Becomes First Solar-Powered Aircraft to Cross Atlantic Ocean
[Avionics Magazine 06-23-2016] The solar/electric-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Seville, Spain on Thursday January 23, after completing a 71-hour flight with no fuel across the Atlantic Ocean. Covering a distance of 4,203 miles, the landing in Spain marks the first ever transatlantic flight...