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Briefing: November 2021

Rolls-Royce Flies Electric PrototypeRolls-Royce says the successful first flight of its sporty-looking electric aircraft prototype will launch a series of test flights, some of...

Briefing: October 2021

POLICE DRONE HITS 172A flight school Cessna 172 was damaged in a collision with a police drone while on final for a busy GA...

Briefing: September 2021

CFIS WARNED ABOUT "VOLUNTEER" FLIGHTSAOPA is warning CFIs to get their paperwork in order if they teach people to fly anything but standard category...

Briefing: August 2021

Garmin Autoland Wins CollierGarmin’s Autoland system won the 2020 Collier Trophy as the top technological achievement in aviation. It was up against some formidable...

Briefing: July 2021

BREEZE GETS OPERATING CERTIFICATEBreeze Airways got its operating certificate from the Department of Transportation but its staffing model and pay scales prompted controversy before...

Briefing: June 2021

APPS BETTER THAN FLIGHT SERVICEThe FAA says pilots are better off getting preflight information electronically than from Flight Service briefers. Updated guidance on preflight...

Briefing: May 2021

AERION PARTNERS WITH FLIGHT SAFETYAerion has announced plans to collaborate with Flight Safety International to develop a flight training academy for supersonic civil, commercial,...

Briefing: April 2021

TERRAFUGIA LEAVES U.S. FOR CHINAFlying car maker Terrafugia laid off most of its staff at its U.S. headquarters and will move to China. The...

Briefing: March 2021

FAA CERTIFICATION CHANGES MANDATED The FAA must change portions of its existing aircraft certification process but the overall structure will stay in place following passage...

Briefing: February 2021

KING AIR 260 ANNOUNCED Textron has introduced an updated 200-series King Air. The King Air 260 has Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense autothrottle, a...

Briefing: January 2021

ELECTRIC WINGSUIT FLOWN Electric propulsion is showing up in every corner of aviation and an Austrian skydiver has launched an electrically boosted wingsuit. Peter Salzmann...

Briefing: December 2020

NTSB INVESTIGATING REMOTELY The NTSB hasn’t sent staff to an accident scene since last March and it’s unlikely to start doing so anytime soon. The...