Fatal Air Show Crash In China
Tragedy marked the opening of a new general aviation airport in north central China. Michel Leusch, of South Africa, failed to recover from a dive during a performance at the first Silk Road International General Aviation Convention held at Danxia Airport on Saturday.
Performer Dies In Oregon Crash
Marcus Paine, a long-time flight instructor (training partner with Patty Wagstaff) and air show performer died Saturday at an Oregon air show.
Southwest Engine Comes Apart At Altitude
A Southwest Airlines 737 made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida Saturday after an uncontained failure of the number one engine.
Man In Underwear Crashes Truck Into Airliner
A stolen airline truck driven by a man wearing only boxer shorts crashed into a parked Southwest Airlines jet Thursday night at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. The incident required multiple police officers to subdue the man plus a replacement jet for the 113 passengers catching their flight to Las Vegas, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
NTSB: Pilot Reported Mechanical Failures Before Crash
The Piper Navajo that crashed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this month, killing all six people aboard, had two fuel pump failures in flight. The twin had departed Orlando, Florida, Aug. 14 bound for Oxford, Mississippi. At 11:11 a.m., the private pilot reported a fuel pump failure to ATC and requested a diversion to the nearest airport.
Gulfstream FAA-Approved for GIV and GV Fans-Over-Iridium Solution
Gulfstream GIV aircraft. Photo: Ministerie van Defensie/Arnoud Schoor [Avionics Today 08-26-2016] The FAA has approved Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to upgrade Gulfstream GIV and GV aircraft with Future Air Navigation System (FANS)-over-Iridium (FOI) using the TrueNorth Simphone FANS 1/A+ Data Link...
NetJets Exec Hops to ExcelAire
[Avionics Today 08-26-2016] Robert Molsbergen has been named president of ExcelAire, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services' private jet charter and management company...
Equip ADS-B Marketplace Launches to Streamline GA Equipage
Photo: Equip ADS-B Marketplace [Avionics Today 08-25-2016] A new website, The Equip ADS-B Marketplace, aimed at upping Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipage for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners, is nearing launch on Sept. 6. The website is designed to help connect aircraft owners...
EASA Introduces New Blanket Non-Commercial Aviation Rules
[Avionics Today 08-25-2016] On Aug. 25, EASA rules addressing non-commercial air operations with airplanes and helicopters came into effect in all 32 EASA states. As of now, a brand new set of rules becomes fully applicable, replacing the existing national regulations in the field of air operations. This...
Inmarsat Clears JetWave for GX Aviation Operations
[Avionics Magazine 08-24-2016] Inmarsat has issued Final Type Approval (FTA) for Honeywell Aerospace's JetWave hardware, which enables broadband connectivity for aircraft under the new Global Xpress (GX) Aviation satellite network. Approval follows certification of the hardware by the FAA and EASA...