Goodyear Unveils Concept for a Tire that Doubles as a Propeller

Tilting tire is designed for flying cars of the perhaps not-so-distant future. A tire that can morph into an aircraft propeller? Goodyear thinks it’s the perfect solution for autonomous flying cars of the future that would ride on the thin, airless tires, which could then pivot like a tiltrotor to provide propulsion as the wheel’s

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IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

U.S. operations safer than some other regions of the world. Each year the safety data for airline travel aboard commercial aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds just keeps getting better in the United States according to the International Air Transport Association. There hasn’t been a major U.S. airline accident in years. Worth noting is that

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Jet Aviation acquires full ownership of San Juan FBO

Jet Aviation has acquired full ownership of the San Juan FBO at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico, a provider of premium business aviation services at one of the most convenient U.S. points of entry for international flights. Jet Aviation has been operating the San Juan FBO under a management agreement with the

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Delta Adds Flight to Continue GTR Growth

Delta Air Lines announced Sthe addition of a fourth round-trip flight between Atlanta and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Mississippi starting in June. Delta Air Lines announced Sthe addition of a fourth round-trip flight between Atlanta and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) in Mississippi starting in June. The airport recently announced a record

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CFIs Get Well-Deserved Funds from WINGS Sweepstakes

$10,000 is distributed to dedicated flight instructors. Members of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) got some well-deserved funding to help further their endeavors in making pilots safer. Ten flight instructors received anywhere from $500 to $1,500 as part of the Paul and Fran Burger

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Catalina Airport Project Makes Progress; Gains Major Cash Donation

Airport in the Sky will add ACE Clearwater Airfield to its name after the company made a large donation. Work to restore the well-worn runway at Catalina Airport (KAVX), located on the island outside the Los Angeles metropolitan area, is well underway. More than 100 U.S. Marines and Navy sailors, who are working with the

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Radiant Technologies Introduces Universal Airspeed Indicator

Suited for the Experimental and LSA markets, this new ASI presents a multitude of useful information to pilots. Radiant Technology, a unit of Belite Enterprises, has introduced what the company calls the Universal Airspeed Indicator. Suited for Experimental, light-sport and ultralight aircraft, the instrument provides a number of useful cues to pilots and presents speed

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Flying’s 2019 Editors’ Choice Awards

In flying these four remarkable airplanes, we came away impressed by various attributes of each. They are unique; to say they serve vastly different audiences and markets is an understatement. There is also an innovative avionics product that made the list, surprising perhaps only because avionics is the hottest area of the industry right now

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Industry Leaders Promote Alternative Jet Fuels

Presentations, workshops and demonstration flights bring light to the benefits of green fuels. As southern California was getting pummeled by heavy winter rains last week, leaders of business aviation alphabet groups, including GAMA, NBAA, NATA and IBAC, gathered at the Van Nuys Airport to promote the adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF). Presentations, workshops

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Why Air France Really Stopped Flying the Concorde

Flight 4590 was the first and last SST accident. The creation and nearly 30-year operational life of the French/Anglo Concorde, the world’s first operational supersonic airliner, is a rich history of cross-border cooperation and innovation at a time long before the personal computer revolution or the first cell phone. In fact, the origins of the

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