The initiative will bring the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to a nationwide audience, with the story of a group of women who served their country with distinction. [Read more…]
The factory option includes a custom interior and paint scheme that will be available starting in 2017 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Bonanza Society and the 70th anniversary of the longest continuously produced aircraft in history, the Beechcraft Bonanza. [Read more…]
According to a news story on the National Business Aviation Association website, the FAA is finalizing a policy that includes identifying 308 very high frequency, omnidirectional radio range (VOR) navaids that will be decommissioned as part of industry’s transition to satellite-based instrument approach procedures. [Read more…]
Figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that worldwide aircraft shipment and billing figures are down for the first half of 2016.
Airplane shipments declined 4.5% to 970, while billings fell 11% from $10.4 billion to $9.3 billion.
Rotorcraft shipments also dropped 16.1%, from 467 during the same period a year ago to 392 in 2016. Billings for rotorcraft fell 32.5%, from $2.1 billion to $1.4 billion. [Read more…]