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November 15, 2022, 1:03 PM

Aviation Coalition Asks FAA for More Time on 5G Retrofits

Aviation coalition seeks more time to retrofit aircraft with radar altimeters resistant to 5G C-band interference.

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Detached Tail boom from Bell 407 helicopter accident laying in dirt
Nov 19, 2022 - 10:07 AM
Bell 407 operators are advised to torque check tail boom attachment hardware following a June in-flight separation accident.
Wisconsin State Patrol officer carries rescue puppy in snow following animal rescue aircraft crash
Nov 17, 2022 - 8:57 AM
Three persons and 53 dogs survive aircraft crash with minor injuries after impacting golf course in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
GE engine installed in NASA's X-59 supersonic demonstrator
Nov 17, 2022 - 6:54 AM
First flight of NASA's X-59 quiet supersonic demonstration aircraft is expected early next year.
5G Cell Tower
Nov 15, 2022 - 1:03 PM
Aviation coalition seeks more time to retrofit aircraft with radar altimeters resistant to 5G C-band interference.
Robinson Helicopter Founder Frank Robinson (right) with son Kurt current CEO (left) in front of Robinson Helicopter in hangar
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:09 AM
Frank Robinson, founder of iconic helicopter company, passed away over the weekend. He was 92.
Michael Graham, board member, National Transportation Safety Board
Nov 11, 2022 - 12:23 PM
The NTSB's Most Wanted List for aviation continues to advocate for establishment of safety management systems and flight data monitoring.
EAA Chapter 40 member and child participating in Young Eagles flight in plane
Nov 10, 2022 - 5:34 PM
EAA Chapter 40 in Los Angeles plans to give its 10,000th free airplane ride to a child on November 26.
GE’s CT7-2E1 helicopter engine
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:33 PM
GE Aerospace has delivered its 250th CT7-2E1 helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopter.
Airbus H145 helicopter owned by The Helicopter and Jet Company in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:07 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines will provide support-by-the-hour for The Helicopter and Jet Company's Airbus fleet in Saudi Arabia.
Airbus helicopter in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 10:25 AM
Airbus Helicopters gained significant new fleet clients for its HCare product support program during this week's European Rotors conference.