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FAA Releases VOR Decommissioning Policy

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The FAA formally published its policy including the criteria for selecting hundreds of VOR navigation aids that will be decommissioned over the next decade. The policy, released today, further outlines the process for decommissioning. The agency has selected 308 VORs to be decommissioned as the agency moves to a satellite-based navigational system (www.ainonline.com) More...

Beechcraft Honors U.S. Bonanza Society with Custom G36

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At the annual meeting of the American Bonanza Society this week during EAA AirVenture 2016, Textron Aviation unveiled its G36 Sport Package to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Bonanza owners’ group. To be available next year, the custom interior and paint scheme will also honor the 70th anniversary of the Bonanza, which was first certified in 1947. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Alas Uruguay denies plans to shift to charter ops only

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Alas Uruguay (YZ, Montevideo) chairman of the board, Sabrina Acevedo, has denied reports in the country's press claiming airline management was considering pulling out of the scheduled passenger market in favour of charter operations. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Unstable approaches at major air show fly in.

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Oshkosh Airventure air show had some weather and airport issues that lead to some dangerous close encounters and rough landings.. (m.aviationweek.com) More...

Embraer's Phenom 100E Evolves to EV

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Embraer has launched the next upgrade to its Phenom 100 entry-level jet, the Phenom 100EV, which will be equipped with a new flight deck based on the Garmin G3000 suite and be powered by modified Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F1-E engines. Announced today at EAA AirVenture 2016, the upgraded model is scheduled to reach the market in the first half of 2017. (www.ainonline.com) More...

VIDEO: Muslim Man Angry at Delayed Flight Beats Up Police at Frankfurt Airport

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A Muslim man angry at his flight being delayed beat up two police officers at Frankfurt Airport in a video that has gone viral. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Airline passenger left with egg on his face following backfired complaint

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A furious airline passenger was left with enough egg on his face to make an omelet after his complaint left him a target on social media this week. JP McNeiland had taken to Facebook to air his anger after a flight attendant allegedly refused to lift his bag – however instead of support he received more than 1,000 comments of abuse. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

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