Nextant to fly G90XT in early 2015
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Indiana aviation industry looks to future
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association's initiatives.
Aircraft Maintenance: Major vs minor alterations, part 2
Find out how to determine if an alteration you want to make to your aircraft is major or minor and how to build a case for any modification you are considering.
In Michigan, STEM education flies
On Oct. 18, STEM education moved from classrooms to cockpits in Lansing, Michigan, and made a lasting impression.
Elbit Systems upgrades infrared systems
Elbit Systems has upgraded infrared systems that see through darkness and weather for nearly visual landings and takeoffs, as well as taxi operations.
The Weekender: Pumpkin Drops to Chili Cookoffs
As the fall colors peak nationwide and Halloween approaches, the fly-ins continue at full throttle. Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed a pumpkin drop at an airport birthday bash, two chili cook-offs and a classic fly-in breakfast.
Cirrus Partners With OpenAirplane
A new partnership between Cirrus and OpenAirplane is designed to make it easier for more pilots to get access to airplanes throughout the country.
Used Market: Newer Business Aircraft In Demand
A Texas aircraft broker says used aircraft prices are stabilizing and newer used aircraft are in demand but there are still plenty of old business jets on the market. Rene Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, told AVweb in a podcast interview at NBAA in Orlando that while the market hasn't recovered, it's at least showing signs of recovery, even at the low end.
NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash
The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet above the ground.
'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia
Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft.