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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...

Briefing: January 2023

Pilots and Emotional Intelligence Pilots tend to have lower emotional intelligence scores than the rest of the population and researchers are looking at what that...

Briefing: December 2022

Pandemic Creates BizAv Boom The post-pandemic hangover has turned out to be a tonic for business jet manufacturers who are tapping a new market created...

Briefing: November 2022

FAA Rejects 750-Hour FO Exemption The FAA has denied Republic Airways’ request that graduates of its in-house training program called Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT)...

Briefing: October 2022

COMMERCIAL ACCIDENT RATE DROPS The global accident rate for commercial flights dropped by 9.8 percent in 2021 over 2020 according to stats released by the...