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Drone Regulations Come into Effect in Japan

Japan's revised civil aviation law that regulates the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles came into effect on Thursday. The new regulations require operators to get government approval to fly such aircraft in areas designated as densely populated, at events, and near airports, pu...

Six more winners at FAI World Air Games

Six new FAI World Air Games champions were crowned yesterday at the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone in Dubai. Brian de Chastel, from Australia, stepped up to accept the gold for the Aeromodelling F3T, or Semi Scale Pylon Racing, competition. "This is the peak," he said. "I...


GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Competition Registration Now Open

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane announced today that they are sponsoring the fourth Aviation Design Challenge. Registration for the competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education among U.S. high school students is open to the first 100 schools that enter. In three years, the STEM curriculum upon which the competition is...

Nominations open for 2016 Airspace awards

Nominations are open for the 2016 Aviation/Aerospace Australia leadership and excellence awards. There are six categories in the annual Airspace awards, comprising distinguished leadership, excellence in innovation, outstanding leadership in training, outstanding strategy for diversity, outstanding contribution to the aviation and aerospace sectors by a female and outstanding next generation pr...

NATO Jets to Police Skies Over Baltics Near Russian Border

Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets of the German Air Force currently deployed to the Amari Air Base will conduct daily training flight at low altitudes over Estonia during this week, the General Staff of the Defense Forces reported. "Training flight will carried out at an altitude of less than 152 meters, far from populated areas over the Gulf of Riga and middle...

Solar Impulse 2 to Resume Around-the-World Flight in April

This week at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, Solar Impulse founders Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard announced the Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) will resume its around the world mission next April, after receiving additional funding and repairs. SI2 began its journey in March, taking off from Abu Dhabi, and making stops in Oman, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Mandalay, Chongqing, Nanjing, Nagoya...

Air France: embark the last flight of the Boeing 747

January 14 2016, Air France offers its customers a unique experience - to board an exceptional tribute flight around France and its iconic sites! More than 45 years after the first flight between Paris and New York was made on June 3 1970  on the plane, known as the "Jumbo Jet", the Company organizes an emotional goodbye to this aircraft,recognizable among...

US skydiver Curt Bartholomew swoops in for victory at FAI World Air Games

Parachutist Curt Bartholomew triumphed in the classical canopy-piloting competition at the FAI World Air Games in Dubai yesterday. The US skydiver was among the favourites from the start.  “It means everything,” he said. “This is my fifth world title. I was pushing to get this one before I turned 30 because this is the last recognised FAI world title I haven’t wo...

Iron Man-Like Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight in China

KuangChi Martin Jetpack, the world's first practical jetpack able to be flown by a pilot or via remote control, made its maiden flight in south China's coastal city of Shenzhen on Sunday. Michael Read, director of Flight Operations from New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company, flied over a water park on the Martin Jetpack for more than five minutes, with cheers from the public ov...

The Bermuda Triangle: Whatever became of the myth

Seventy years after the disappearance of five planes in the Atlantic, Giles Milton investigates one of the world’s most enduring aviation mysteries The message picked up by the control tower was as bizarre as it was alarming. “Everything looks strange,” said the pilot. “It looks like we’re entering white water. We’re completely lost.” There were a fe...

Iconic RV-6 Aircraft to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Van’s Aircraft RV-6, part of the world’s most popular kit aircraft family, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016 with a “family gathering” of all RV aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. The 64th annual edition of EAA AirVenture, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wi...

Masurel, Lemordant in the fray for top spot at Dubai games

The French duo of Olivier Masurel and Aude Lemordant were involved in a keen contest for top honours in the aerobatic competition at the end of the second day of the 2015 World Air Games (WAG) at the Skydive Dubai drop-zone. Masurel and Lemordant — the only female pilot in this category — are part of a select eight-member group of pilots who have been hand-picked to participate in t...

Etihad Airways named Air Transport World’s Airline of the Year 2016

Etihad Airways was last night named Airline of the Year 2016 by the prestigious US-based aviation industry publication Air Transport World (ATW). Etihad Airways was chosen for the top honour by ATW’s editorial board in a highly contested competition, with entries from more than 100 airlines around the world. The award recognises Etihad Airways’ clear vision; its successful organi...

Airservices undertakes business diagnostic and efficiency review

Airservices acting chief executive Jason Harfield says a review of the air traffic management provider’s processes will help put the organisation on the right path to meet the future aviation needs of the country. Harfield says a “business diagnostic and efficiency review”, which started in mid-November, would “look at everything we do, and how we do it”. &...

Upcoming events

9th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum

12/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
China, Shanghai

The 2nd Connected Aircraft China Congress 2020

13/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
China, Shanghai

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The first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official docu...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was se...

Girls in Aviation Day 2020 available to all- now year round, online & free of charge

Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will go on in 2020 – despite the global pandemic – and it will be bigger and more far-reaching than ever! WAI chapters...

The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest tech...

Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide - Air Convention Digital Week

June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The bi...

Celebrating 10 Years of Aviation Inspiration

The topic of crisis of the pilot shortage and aviation mechanic shortages is very mutch discussed. The logical question is - what should be done, what action will give immediate results, what act...

S7 Technics to participate in the key industry convention: MRO Russia & CIS 2020

S7 Technics continues its active participation in the industry’s high-profile events calendar. In March 2020 the team of S7 Technics experts will be working at the MRO Russia & CIS forum.&nb...