A special report by Aviation International News details the publication's findings after a series of interviews with avionics manufacturers to find out how they think their products can work to help pilots.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association said that the recovery from the U.S. government shutdown "will take months." The group cited a missed deadline for next-generation updates, as well as other improvements that were brought to a halt.
Dwane Wallace, former head of Cessna Aircraft and founder of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame this month. During the Great Depression, he participated in air racing to meet Cessna's payroll, according to this article, and he later built the company into a household name.
AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, filed for approval from bankruptcy court on several revised contracts with engine suppliers and aircraft manufacturers. The suppliers affected include General Electric and Rolls-Royce, and the manufacturers include Boeing and Airbus.
Clayton Schultz is a pilot with Mile-Hi Skydiving based in Longmont, Colo. Though at first he was reluctant to jump out of an airplane himself, Schultz says, "I love being at a job where people are really having fun and enjoying it."
Unmanned Aerial System technology allows unmanned aircraft to perform surveillance work, but pilots are wary of sharing the skies with drones. The military use of drones is increasing, and the U.S. Air Force already trains more unmanned pilots than traditional pilots. Today, the use of drones in civilian airspace is limited by the Federal Aviation Administration.