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Lawsuit Alleges American Airlines Forces Its Mechanics To Commit Maintenance Fraud

January 25, 2015 - On Thursday, the Transport Workers Union, Local 591 filed a lawsuit against American Airlines on behalf of American Airlines mechanics in Dallas and Chicago in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The lawsuit  Read More

 

FAA Issues Safety Alert To Airlines, E-Cigs In Checked Bags Pose Fire Risk

January 25, 2015 - As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, the FAA wants airlines to ensure passengers don’t put their e-cigarettes in checked baggage, when they can pose a fire hazard in the cargo compartment. The FAA Read More

 

NTSB Calls For Better Ways To Locate Downed Aircraft And Cockpit Video Recording

January 25, 2015 - The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued a series of safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and ways to  Read More

 

Massive Fire After Plane On Training Flight Crashes Into Lakeland Warehouse

January 22, 2015 - This morning a Piper PA-23 Apache, N465JA departed Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida for a training flight with two onboard. Just after 9 AM the twin engine aircraft crashed into a  Read More

             
     

Man Who Flew Drone Into Maximum Security Prison Gets 15 Years

January 22, 2015 - 28-year-old Brenton Lee Doyle was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years behind bars for his attempt to smuggle contraband using a drone into a maximum security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina. Back on April  Read More

 

Bodies Of Larry Glazer And Wife Killed In Mystery Plane Crash Recovered

January 21, 2015 - Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane Glazer remains have been located and recovered after a fatal plane crash back in September 2014, when their aircraft crashed into the waters off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica. On Read More

 

News Media Announce Partnership To Test Small News Drones At FAA Test Site

January 16, 2015 - A coalition of 10 news media companies have announce that they have partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) for the testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)  Read More

 

Plans For Second Commercial Airport In Metro Atlanta Moving Forward

January 16, 2015 - The recent actions by newly and re-elected members of the Paulding County Commission, which attempt to reverse the progress Paulding County Airport Authority and Propeller Airports have made to bring limited commercial air  Read More

             
     

Southwest Assessed Largest Civil Penalty For Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

January 16, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Southwest Airlines violated federal rules involving lengthy tarmac delays last January. DOT fined Southwest $1.6 million and ordered the airline to Read More

 

Airbus Releases New Aircraft List Prices For 2015

January 14, 2015 - Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.27 per cent across the product line. The new pricing is effective from January 1st 2015. The 3.27 per cent price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation Read More

 

FAA Seeks Law Enforcements Help With Operators Flying UAS In An Unsafe Manner

January 8, 2015 - The proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aircraft (UAS) presents the Federal Aviation Administration with a challenge in identifying people who don't follow the rules of the air or who endanger Read More

 

The Time Machine Leading Actor Dies At 84

January 8, 2015 - Australian actor Rodney Sturt "Rod" Taylor died on Wednesday to a heart attack. Taylor was best know for his starring role in "The Time Machine" an H. G. Wells fictional novel that was published in 1885 and in 1960 turned into science fiction film. The film Read More

             
     

GAO Upholding NASA's Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract Award

January 7, 2015 - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been advised that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied the company’s protest challenging the outcome of NASA’s  Commercial Crew Read More

 

FAA Final Rule Requires Safety Management System For Airlines

January 7, 2015 - To reach the next level of safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems Read More

 

FAA Mistakenly Released A Draft Internal Report During NTSB Investigation

January 6, 2015 - The NTSB has found that the Federal Aviation Administration mistakenly released investigative information, an error that violated NTSB regulations and party process in their investigation of a March 13, 2014 Read More

 

Piper Seneca Crashes Killing All Onboard Except 7 Year Old Daughter

January 4, 2015 - A family heading back home to Illinois from a Christmas holiday in Key West encountered engine problems in their Piper Seneca II aircraft that resulted in the crash and death of all onboard except their 7 year Read More

             
     

Las Vegas Police Helicopter Makes Forced Landing In The Downtown Area

December 31, 2014 - Today at approximately 1:22 p.m., a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) McDonnell Douglas MD530FF police helicopter, N530KK took off from Las Vegas airport and was assisting Read More

 

KC-46 Tanker Achieves Successful First Test Flight

December 31, 2014 - Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program on Sunday. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Wash., at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at  Read More

 

DOT Issues Final Rule On Air Travel With Musical Instruments

December 30, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation today issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires that U.S. airlines accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on Read More

 

Debris From AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Has Been Located In The Karimata Strait

December 30, 2014 - The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia has confirmed today that the debris found earlier today is indeed AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501, the flight that had lost contact with air traffic Read More

             
     

California Airports And Suppliers Reach Legal Settlement With Use Of Avgas

December 17, 2014 - The Center for Environmental Health announced it has won a legal agreement with 30 companies that sell and/or distribute lead-containing aviation gas (avgas) at 23 California airports, calling on the companies to  Read More

 

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry On Mars

December 17, 2014 - NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic Read More

 

A New UN Inquiry Into The 1961 Secretary General Plane Crash Is Likely

December 15, 2014 - The United Nations has come under public pressure to look into the death of former UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold. On September 18, 1961, the plane UN Secretary General Hammarskjold  Read More

 

Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

December 14, 2014 - Garmin announces the new GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers. These new datalink receivers offer access to new weather service packages with lower activation fees, which are made available by SiriusXM and their latest G4 satellite network Read More

             
     

FAA Places Corporate Gains Over Pilot Safety

December 10, 2014 - It appears that the fight that has been going on for the past two years over commercial airline cargo pilot duty-time is over, and that surprisingly it appears the FAA placed profits above pilot safety in its issuing of a Final Supplemental Regulatory Impact Read More

 

Airline Profitability Improves With Falling Oil Prices

December 10, 2014 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report. Airlines are expected to post a  Read More

 

FAA Grants Five More Commercial UAS Exemptions

December 10, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology. “Unmanned Read More

 

Carson Helicopter VP Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the US Forest Service

December 10, 2014 - Steven Metheny, 44, of Medford, Oregon pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud and the Making of False Statements in defrauding the United States Forest Service in procuring Read More

             
     

Embraer Jet Crashes In A DC Suburb Killing All Onboard And Three On The Ground

December 9, 2014 - On Monday, a Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 jet, N100EQ, crashed into a home located in a Washington, D.C., suburb killing all three onboard and killing a mother and two of her children on the ground. At about  Read More

 

NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test

December 7, 2014 - NASA marked a major milestone Friday on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of  Read More

 

Qatar Airways Is Set To Take Delivery Of The World’s First A350 XWB

December 4, 2014 - Qatar Airways and Airbus announce the highly anticipated date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, France. The airline is set to take  Read More

 

FAA Fines IBC Airways For Operating Charter Flights In A Uncertificated Aircraft

December 3, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $97,500 civil penalty against IBC Airways, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for allegedly operating as a scheduled Read More

             
     

Salt Lake City Helicopter Crash Likely Due To Rotor And Tail Separation

December 3, 2014 - The FAA and NTSB are investigating yesterdays helicopter crash near Salt Lake City, Utah in which the pilot and passenger were killed after the Robinson R44 Raven II, helicopter, N3234U, broke apart in mid air and Read More

 

Boeing Conducts World's First Flight With 'Green Diesel' As Aviation Biofuel

December 3, 2014 - Boeing has completed the world's first flight using "green diesel," a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 Read More

 

NTSB Report Concludes Shortcomings Led To Boeing 787 Lithium-Ion Battery Fire

December 1, 2014 - Shortcomings in design and certification ultimately led to the fire in a lithium-ion battery installed on a Boeing 787 jetliner that had just completed an intercontinental flight to Boston, the NTSB determined in its  Read More

 

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns In 2015

December 1, 2014 - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship has announced its return in 2015, featuring eight stops spanning the globe, including five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season. In addition, the season will visit new locations  Read More

             
     

FAA Restricts Flights Over Ferguson Due To Shots Fired Into The Air

November 24, 2014 - Due to reports from law enforcement of gunshots fired into the sky, the Federal Aviation Administration activated a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over Ferguson, Missouri. For safety reasons, only law  Read More

 

Cessna Sees Uptick In Caravan Interest Among Asia-Pacific Operators

November 24, 2014 - Cessna Aircraft called the first year of operations at Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd. a success. The joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company  Read More

 

Southwest Airlines Sued Over The “Early Bird Check-In” Program

November 24, 2014 - Robert Zammetti went online to Southwest's website to book a roundtrip flight between San Diego and Detroit. At the point of purchasing his ticket online he was offered and selected an add-on, the “Early  Read More

 

Delta Airlines To Modernize Aircraft Fleet With Purchase Of 50 Airbus Aircraft

November 24, 2014 - Delta Air Lines has chosen the Airbus A350-900 and A330-900neo to replace older generation Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft starting in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The order for 25 state-of-the-art Airbus  Read More

             
     

United Airlines And Orbitz Sue Skiplagged Over “Hidden City” Ticketing

November 22, 2014 - Lets say you wanted to fly from Boston to New York direct and the cost of the airfare was $300. However, but the carrier has a flight from Boston to New Jersey with a stop first in New York and that flight was for Read More

 

Boeing Subcontractor Sentenced On Federal Fraud Charges

November 21, 2014 - The final defendant in a bribery kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts, Jeffrey Lavelle, owner and operator of J. L. Manufacturing was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. J.L. Manufacturing  Read More

 

United States, Mexico Reach Modernized Aviation Agreement

November 21, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that a new, modernized air service agreement has been reached that will expand opportunities for passenger and cargo carriers to provide service between the United Read More

 

Unmanned K-Max Helicopter Demonstrates Firefighting Capabilities

November 19, 2014 – A team from Lockheed Martin and Kaman Corporation successfully demonstrated than an unmanned aircraft can aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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