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Breaking news in general aviation.

January Briefing

FAA Tackles Controller Shortage The FAA is hoping to increase the number of air traffic controller trainees by cutting some of the training for many...

December Briefing

100LL Endangerment Finding Released General aviation groups say they are committed to a safe transition to unleaded aviation fuel after the EPA’s long-awaited October endangerment...

Briefing November 2023

Cirrus Certifies SR10 Trainer Cirrus has obtained U.S. type certification for a new trainer but it doesn’t seem likely it will produce the SR10 in...

Briefing October 2023

“Pibot” Can Fly Anything Say Researchers Korean researchers say their humanoid “pibot” is an autonomous flight system that doesn’t require significant flight deck modifications. The...

Briefing September 2023

New LSA Rules Coming The FAA proposed new rules governing the approval and operation of light sport aircraft. The initiative has been in the works...

Briefing August 2023

Battery Issues Stall Tecnam Electric Program Lacking a major battery breakthrough, Tecnam says its all-electric P-Volt twin-engine commuter plane is ahead of its time. The...

Briefing July 2023

Republic Recruitment Targets Captains New hire pilots accepted for Republic Airways’ new pilot-recruitment program will likely be captains in a year or so and the...

BRIEIFING MAY 2023

Canada Eyes Tightening Medical Standards Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is recommending Transport Canada update guidance to civil aviation medical examiners to tighten pilot medical standards....

Briefing April 2023

FAA Studying Unleaded Gas Transition The FAA temporarily stopped its investigation into whether Santa Clara County in California is violating grant agreements by refusing to...

Briefing March 2023

New Misfueling Guidance Issued Transition to unleaded aviation gasoline led the National Air Transportation Association to issue new guidance on preventing misfueling aircraft. Misfueling most...

Briefing February 2023

Single Pilot Plan Panned The leader of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says he thinks it will be decades before single-pilot passenger airline operations...