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Private aircraft crash rate down significantly

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Hawaiian Airlines plane collects climate change data on flights

One of Hawaiian Airlines' Airbus A330 aircraft is equipped with instruments that help scientists monitor the health of the ea -More- Desert Jet Enhances Pilot & Crew Communications with Wi-Fi From updating flights plans and resolving maintenance issues to retrieving real-time weather information, the pilots and flight crew at Desert Jet found that staying in touch with the ground was instantly easier with inflight connectivity. Learn more about their experience of switching from satellite phones to Gogo's cockpit and cabin Wi-Fi by downloading the case study. Download now ...

How do you plan to use a general aviation aircraft during the Thanksgiving holiday?

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Singapore airport to test smart air traffic tower

UK-based NATS will conduct a 22-month test of a $5 million digital air traffic tower at Singapore Changi Airport.  -More- ...

Airbus looking to develop tech for single-pilot or pilotless aircraft

Airbus is developing technology that could one day lead to pilotless aircraft.  -More- Extensive BendixKing Overhaul and Repair Capabilities Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics offers comprehensive overhaul, repair and exchange services, including BendixKing KC295 and KC192 Flight Computers. Take advantage of our extensive exchange pool and fast turnaround. Learn more. ...

Drones being developed to catch toll violators in Canada

A partnership among drone developer The Sky Guys, Nvidia, IBM and the University of Toronto has been awarded a $587,400 grant -More- ...

Gotta get that rating!

Earning the instrument rating is one of the hardest things Opinion Leaders blogger Jolie Lucas says she has done: "Being a le -More- ...

Props 4 Paws collects pet food donations

Students and faculty at Ohio's Kent State University Airport held a Props 4 Paws food drive and collected 10,000 pounds and 7 -More- Incredible True Story! Plane catches fire at 2,200 feet. What would you do? Watch the dramatic video by Clicking Here. Thanks to EI's MVP-50P the pilot had advanced warning. He used this warning to make life-saving decisions. You won't believe the photos! See them by Clicking Here. ...

New "FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide" published

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Aviation eBrief will not publish Thursday and Friday

In observance of Thanksgiving in the US, Aviation eBrief will not publish Thursday and Friday. ...

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nelson Mandela, activist and political leader...