The pilots of Air Sweden 294 lost control while at FL 330 due to several things but most particularly to confusing EFIS information following the failure of the left-side inertial reference unit....More
President Donald Trump’s proposal for a $54 billion increase in defense spending will face significant hurdles in Congress—and not just by those who oppose the administration’s planned offsets in non-defense discretionary spending....More
One weekend in the summer of 1980, my father took me on a tour of FedEx's ramp in Memphis not long after he joined the company as a Dassault Falcon 20 pilot. FedEx was "closed" on weekends during its early years, its entire aircraft fleet parked in Memphis waiting for the workweek to begin -- something almost unthinkable today.
The pilot shortage is real and growing and that means the professional pilot force is “out there,” doing the job at hand. It would be tragic if the best and brightest of those were too busy flying to mentor the next generation....More
In 1917 Aviation Week’s founding editors issued an urgent warning about the lack of preparedness of the U.S. to fight an air war. Such concerns prompted President Woodrow to take action, resulting in the establishment of NASA Langley....More
While significant ongoing structural changes in the industry cannot be denied, broad alliances among European low-cost carriers will not likely be a major theme, except in specific circumstances....More
The aviation world is changing from top to bottom; those who don’t keep up are aced out. If you don’t have the right equipment, permits, and know how, you may not be allowed to complete your Point A to Point B objectives....More
Read the “A Look at the Horizon” white paper written by Tony Velocci, award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Learn his insights about the near to mid-term outlook for aerospace suppliers, OEMs, and the future of aerospace & defense....More