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The Fairness For Pilots Act would provide more protections for pilots who are facing investigation from the FAA. Following the introduction of identical legislation …

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The Continental engine service bulletin applies to various IO-470, IP 520, and IO-550 models. In 2005, Continental  Motors issued an engine service bulletin, SB05-8, …

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The FAA’s Las Vegas Metroplex workshops are meant to explain airspace issues they’ve found to the public and discuss possible solutions. The FAA has announced dates …

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The Pipistrel Panthera is currently expected to have close to a 200-knot cruise speed. At AERO Friedrichshafen earlier this month, Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel showed off …

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The NTSB PIREP report provides safety recommendations for a number of aviation groups. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has released a special investigation report …

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The Decathlon AD went into effect April 12, 2017. The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain American Champion Aircraft …

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The Collings Foundation’s F-4 Phantom has been in operation with the group since 1999. Aspen Avionics has announced that they’ll be donating one of …

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The first NextGen PC-12 Flight Deck Retrofit is already in progress. Innovative Solutions and Support is reporting that they’ve received an STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) from …

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The GB1 GameBird prototype first flew in July 2015. Game Composites is reporting on their Facebook page that they’ve just received EASA (European Aviation …

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The first Diamond DA50 aircraft is expected to see certification in 2018, with certification for the DART 280 helicopter currently targeted for 2019. Diamond …

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