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The Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the HondaJet has received its provisional type certification from the FAA. This achievement indicates the FAA’s approval of the HondaJet design based on certification testing, design reviews, and analyses completed to date. Honda Aircraft is targeting final FAA type certification in the next few months, following the completion of final testing and approval by the FAA. Last week NASA announced more details the plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission, known as ARM, which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. Lightspeed Aviation has added Bluetooth audio capability to their entry level Sierra headset, making the entire Lightspeed line of aviation hea
More Than 10 Hours of LIVE Programming Scheduled By Aero-News and Airborne!
For most of the last decade, the Aero-News Network, Aero-TV and Airborne has been honored to partner with the Aircraft Electronics Association to bring exciting news about the latest and greatest avionics developments to the aviation world and (as usual) we're doing it LIVE and in HIGH-DEF. Live Aero-TV high-definition coverage of the AEA Opening Ceremonies and New Product Introductions begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Time (09:30 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.
The VERY fast-paced New Product Introduction session is one of the most highly anticipated 'Reveals' in all of aviation. Over the course of just a few hours, over 30 of the Avionics world's most innovative companies will tip their hats as to what's NEW for 2015 -- LIVE-- on
Pretty Darned Close To Being RIGHT There... FPV Offers Exciting Possibilities
While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the time to talk with Jack Marck, the foam category marketing manager for Horizon Hobby. When we use the word “foam,” we’re talking about extremely light-weight RC model airplanes that are constructed out of various types of plastic foams. The subject of this discussion was all about FPV. “First Person View,” is referred to in the modeling world as FPV. In this type of RC model flying the pilot controls the plane by actually viewing the flight as if being positioned inside the cockpit. It’s about as real as you can get and still have both feet firmly planted on the ground.
Agency Also Reviewing Request To Remove Previously Imposed Limitations For Operators Outside The U.S.
The FAA has approved its request to extend NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption for a 12-month period, expiring on March 31, 2016. The exemption, which is available only to NBAA Members operating in the U.S., allows operators of small aircraft to take advantage of the flexibility usually offered to operators of larger, turbine-powered airplanes.
Investment Adviser Accused Of Concealing Poor Performance Of Fund Assets From Investors
The Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled fraud charges against an investment adviser and her New York-based firms accused of hiding the poor performance of loan assets in three collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds they manage.
Had Refused To Fly 'Unsafe' Medical Transport Helicopter
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Air Methods Corp. to reinstate a pilot who had refused to fly a medical helicopter with an inoperative ELT and was subsequently fired by the company.
Evidence uncovered in the apartment of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz indicates he had been examined by an eye specialist at University Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany shortly before he apparently flew an A320 into terrain in the French Alps last week.
A Plane With Nobody Aboard Crashed In A Field Near Nipawin, Saskatchewan Canada, And Sure Enough, Nobody Was Hurt
We saw this headline from CBC news out of Canada that reminds us that when you hand prop an airplane, you had better know what you’re doing and follow appropriate procedures. The following is an abridged synopsis of the report:
Department Of Veterans Affairs Says Yavapai College In Prescott Did Not Comply With Federal Regulations For The Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs has shut down new enrollment in a helicopter flight training program offered through Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ because of alleged violations of its rules regarding such programs.
First Asian Airline To Operate All Three Members Of 787 Family
Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally announced as a commitment in January 2015, ANA becomes Boeing's newest 787-10 customer and first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners.