Western Aircraft expands in Boise

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

BOISE, Idaho – Western Aircraft recently held a ribbon cutting celebration in honor of its most recent expansion at Boise Airport. The company added two new buildings totaling 26,000 square feet to its 18-acre leasehold. The new construction includes an expanded parts facility, as... Continue Reading →


Global-Aero.com launches

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Global Aerospace, an international provider of aerospace insurance, has launched its new expanded corporate website, global-aero.com. Continue Reading →

Gusty winds get Cessna

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Upland, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane touched down on the centerline, but during the rollout veered to the right. The pilot was able to correct back to the centerline, then a wind gust... Continue Reading →

Last chance to share your favorite Oshkosh photo

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

Were you at AirVenture in Oshkosh last week? For the next print issue of General Aviation News, we’re going to publish two full pages of photos and would love to include some from our readers. Send your photos to janice@generalaviationnews.com,... Continue Reading →

New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s... Continue Reading →

Judge dismisses patent lawsuit against AOPA

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). District Judge Marco Hernández dismissed the lawsuit, brought by SD Holdings, LLC, on July 22 for lack of personal... Continue Reading →

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Insurer responds to request for afford airstrip liability coverage

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

For many airstrip owners, the provision of liability insurance coverage has been cost prohibitive.  Recently, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)  took on the project of examining the availability of airstrip liability insurance and found that, as is the case with... Continue Reading →

NEAM executive director to retire

Posted on August 9th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of Dec. 1. He has been executive director for 29 years and has led the museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum... Continue Reading →

Nextant selects Parker Wheels and Brakes for G90XT

Posted on August 9th, 2014 by

Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division has been selected by Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, Ohio, to provide its STC-approved wheel and brake conversion kit for the Nextant G90XT Remanufactured Turboprop aircraft. Continue Reading →

Exova Santa Fe Springs Aerospace expands

Posted on August 9th, 2014 by

Exova, a global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has expanded both capacity and technical capabilities at its aerospace laboratory in Santa Fe Springs, California. Continue Reading →

Jeppesen simplifies Mobile FliteDeck IFR subscriptions

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

At this year’s AirVenture,  Jeppesen introduced a new structure for Mobile FliteDeck data subscriptions, to simplify the flying experience for general aviation pilots. Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck on iPad now have 10 global coverage options for IFR navigation data services offered... Continue Reading →

Guest speakers, learning tracks for Aviation Expo released

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

The FLYING Aviation Expo has its list of educational guest speakers and programs in anticipation for the three-day event and trade show set for Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Palm Springs, Calif. Continue Reading →

New book helps aviation businesses gain altitude

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

Rocco Cipriano, an aviation marketing professional, has written a new book on marketing for aviation and aerospace companies. The book, “Full Throttle Aviation Marketing,” provides a review of the tools, tactics and strategies aviation and aerospace businesses can use to... Continue Reading →

First flight, bad flight

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Midget Mustang. Injuries: None. Location: Erie, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight was the new owner’s first flight in the airplane. He said the wind was calm when he lined up for takeoff, but as he started the takeoff roll,... Continue Reading →


Expedition Amelia seeks funding to finally solve Earhart mystery

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

On May 21, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan boarded their Lockheed Electra and took off from Oakland, California, on their second attempt to fly around the world. This time, they flew to the east. Earhart was supposed... Continue Reading →