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Date: 01/20/2021 12:45 AM
Owners of Piper PA-28 and PA-32 models have been hit with a series of airworthiness directives over the last year, including one related to main-spar corrosion, but the latest AD stems from a fatal accident in 2018 when a Piper Arrow conducting flight training lost a wing and killed the FAA examiner and student. The […]
Date: 01/19/2021 11:17 PM
Bell’s 412 utility helicopter is entering its 40th year of service this month with more than 6.5 million flight hours logged. Since the model’s certification in January 1981, Bell has delivered over 1,100 412s to customers around the world. To date, a total of eleven variants have been developed. “The evolution of the Bell 412 […]
Date: 01/19/2021 08:13 PM
Flying any aircraft—homebuilt or not—requires the pilot to be alert. The person at the stick has to have their brain firing on all cylinders. But occasionally they don’t.
Date: 01/19/2021 08:04 PM
Recognizing that most A&P schools have little to nothing to say about electric aircraft, Pipistrel, which is currently building the Velis Electro two-seater, has launched its own five-day training course for mechanics. Pipistrel’s intention is to train the trainers, so to speak, so that they, in turn, can train local maintenance personnel as the Velis […]
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Date: 01/19/2021 05:56 PM
Honda Aircraft Company has officially begun operations at its newly opened wing production and service parts facility. The 83,100-square-foot building complex includes a main wing assembly hangar, warehouse for parts storage and distribution, paint booth and office space. According to the company, the additional space will significantly increase HondaJet wing assembly efficiency. “Since entering the […]
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