A Video Safety Alert highlighting the extra vigilance that pilots should take in doing preflight inspections prior to a first flight after maintenance work has been released by the National Transportation Safety Board. [Read more…]
Piper Aircraft reports that Technify Motors GmbH, a German-based member of the Continental Motors Group, has received validation approval from the FAA for its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate in support of the new diesel trainer option, the Archer DX. [Read more…]
Rich Englert has joined Hillboro Aviation‘s management team as chief pilot for the company’s contract and charter division. Division missions include external load, firefighting, aerial survey, film and photography, power line patrol and search and rescue. The company operates a fleet of 13 turbine aircraft and 25 pilots. [Read more…]
WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation recently welcomed more than 500 Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft owners together for the first time at the Textron Aviation Customer Conference in Wichita. This was the first joint customer conference since the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands combined last year. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched its new Pathfinder program, a partnership with three companies involved in remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), also known as drones or unmanned aerials systems (UAS).
“Government has some the best and brightest minds in aviation, but we can’t operate in a vacuum,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This is a big job, and we’ll get to our goal of safe, widespread UAS integration more quickly by leveraging the resources and expertise of the industry.” [Read more…]