Skydive Plane Crash Kills Five
A Cessna 182H with a pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers on board crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai about 9:30 Monday morning; there were no survivors. The airplane was operated by Skydive Kauai from Port Allen Airport, a small field on the south shore. One witness quoted in news reports said the airplane had just taken off when the engine seemed to quit. The airplane then appeared to turn back toward the airport, then caught fire and went down.
Sleeping Pilots Awake To F-16s
This might define the term "rude awakening" for pilots. Various media sources are reporting that two Delta Airlines pilots commanding a flight from Germany to Kuwait fell asleep at the controls of their Boeing 767-400ER and only woke up after flight attendants banged on the cockpit door to tell them there were two Greek F-16s on their wing.
EBACE: Turboprop Details From Textron, Certification For Honda
HondaJet, which recently announced its first delivery in Europe at Germany's Aero event, today said at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva it has officially received European certification from EASA. The HondaJet was certified by the FAA in December, and deliveries have already begun in the U.S. and Mexico as well as in Europe. Textron also released an update on its new turboprop design today.
CAFE Symposium Explores Future Of Flight
Our planet's transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to "on-demand mobility," according to several of the presenters at last week's CAFE symposium in California. "The technology push and the market pull are converging," said Bruce Holmes and Roger Parker, of AirMarkets Corp. "A large and growing market for ODM exits and is convergent with technologies for sustainability, safety, affordability, and accessibility."
WASPs Allowed Back In Arlington
Congress and President Obama have overruled an Army decision that briefly banned Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) from being interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
Connected Aircraft Technology in Demand at EBACE 2016
[Avionics Magazine 05-24-2016] The earliest announcements at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) have shown major avionics companies are seeing the greatest demand from the business aviation community centered around aircraft connectivity. While some of the industry's most...
Dassault Signs ViaSat to Falcon 8X Connectivity Contract
Dassault has signed a connectivity contract with Viasat for its Falcon 8X. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 05-24-2016] ViaSat signed a multi-year agreement with Dassault Aviation to deliver a bundled global Ku-band broadband services offering, inclusive of in-cabin network equipment and In-Flight...
JetConnex Makes Strides Toward BizAv Launch
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 05-24-2016] Inmarsat's broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service is moving closer to launch as Rockwell Collins announced it had validated the network's performance as well as a number of its own value-added...
Cessna Citation on Track for 2017 Entry Into Service
Cessna Citation Longitude mating fuselage and wing. Photo: Textron Aviation [Avionics Today 05-23-2016] Cessna Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, announced prior to the start of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that it has successfully completed the wing and...
EASA Certifies HondaJet
HondaJet receiving a type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency on May 23, 2016. Photo: HondaJet [Avionics Today 05-23-2016] The HondaJet has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Steven Higgins, EASA's...