G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

G600 Iron Bird Debut Flight Launched by Gulfstream

Earlier this week, Gulfstream announced that the G600 Iron Bird took its debut flight. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and the growing maturity of the G600 aircraft program. A spatially correct, dimensionally accurate structure that…

100-Year Archive Reveals Insight to Aviation History

100-Year Archive Reveals Insight to Aviation History

Check out this awesome insight into the History of General Aviation! Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in Aviation Week’s 100-Year Archive. One of our interns who was checking the 400,000 pages scanned into the archive asked me a question about an ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. in an issue from 1917. The two-page…

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

As you begin maneuvering for the planned approach, the controller states that, due to a marine layer that has moved into the area, visibility has gone from the forecast 2 mi. to less than a quarter of a mile. You’ve come prepared. Thanks to the special onboard systems, this approach is authorized down to zero/zero…

Zero/Zero Landings, Going Blind

NASA Increases Budget for X-Plane Funding

NASA aeronautics could see its biggest boost in more than a decade if a $3.7 billion plan is approved that would bring agency-matured technology to flight during the next 10 years. The New Aviation Horizons initiative, if approved by both houses of Congress, would include demonstration and validation of new technologies to dramatically reduce fuel…

Global Agreement on CO2 Standard for Aircraft

Global Agreement on CO2 Standard for Aircraft

The manufacturers and operators of business jets represented by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have hailed the agreement reached on Monday at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, on the first-ever standard to limit the emission of CO2 from aircraft. Following six years of technical…

FAA Releases Super Bowl 50 Flight Advisory

FAA Releases Super Bowl 50 Flight Advisory

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to make pilots aware of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that will be in effect on Feb. 7 in connection with Super Bowl 50, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Multiple notices to airmen will be published to cover the National Football League championship…

Carbon Balanced Super Bowl Travel

Even with aircraft efficiency up over 20% from 10 years ago, aviation is still a major emitter of greenhouse gases. To carbon balance your Super Bowl 50 travel, TerraPass will supply Carbon Offsets and BEF Water Restoration Certificates® that mitigate the emissions created by electricity, fuel and water usage associated with your involvement. In addition, with every…