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Pete Mcleod Wins Red Bull Air Race In Las Vegas

October 13, 2014 - Pete McLeod of Canada was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Las Vegas on Sunday after heavy winds forced the cancellation of the flying in the first of three final rounds. McLeod won the first race of his career Read More

 

A Short Flight For A Jet, A Giant Leap For A Jet Engine

October 13, 2014 - Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base in Victorville, CA, at the edge of the Mojave Desert, installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Read More

 

Ebola Scare Onboard US Airways Flight 845

October 10, 2014 - Not a good idea to shout out you have the Ebola virus as a joke on a commercial airline, on Wednesday a passenger onboard US Airways Flight 845 did just that. Flight 845 had departed Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) for Punta Cana International  Read More

 

S-2T Pilot Killed In CalFire Air Tanker Crash Near Yosemite National Park

October 8, 2014 - On Tuesday afternoon a fire broke out near Yosemite National Park in Northern California at Dog Rock on the El Portal Road between the park boundary and Arch Rock Entrance Station. Around 2:45 PM Read More

             
     

Virgin Atlantic To Scrap Little Red

October 6, 2014 - Virgin Atlantic announced that it would end its daily flights between London Heathrow Airport and Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh know as 'Little Red". Little Red passenger service has failed to produce the passenger revenue that the career had anticipated on. It was  Read More

 

Air Ambulance Crashes Killing Gunshot Patient, Crew Hospitalized

October 5, 2014 - On Saturday an Air Evac Lifeteam air ambulance based out off Duncan, Okla., was involved in a crash about 1:53 AM while on approach to United Regional Health Care in Wichita Falls, Texas. There were Read More

 

Ebola Virus Scare On United Airlines Flight 998

October 5, 2014 - On Saturday, a passenger onboard a United Airlines flight showed symptoms of having contacted Ebola after traveling in Liberia. The 35 year old man had been vomiting on the flight but did not display most of the other symptoms. Flight 998  Read More

 

California News Helicopter Pilot Sentenced

October 4, 2014 - John Michael Dial, 58, of Skaneateles, New York, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Dial used the names of actual persons to  Read More

             
     

Air Travel Is Low Risk For Ebola Transmission

October 3, 2014 - There has been an awful lot of news coverage of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) since learning that on Tuesday a passenger who arrived in the United States on a commercial flight from Liberia had been admitted into a Dallas hospital after Read More

 

USAA Requests FAA Approval To Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

October 3, 2014 - United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how unmanned aircraft systems could be used to help improve how quickly  Read More

 

Airbus Readies A350 XWB For First Customer Qatar Airways

October 3, 2014 - The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse fully painted, prominently bearing Qatar Airways’ livery. Following Read More

 

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 RAIDER Helicopter

October 3, 2014 - Sikorsky Aircraft on Thursday unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new and first armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2 Read More

             
     

Allegiant’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Levy Resigns

October 2, 2014 - On Tuesday, Allegiant Travel Company parent company of low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, announced the resignation of Andrew Levy President and Chief Operating Officer and will step down from the Allegiant board  Read More

 

Jacksonville International Airport Conducts An Alert 3 Exercise

October 2, 2014 - On Wednesday, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority conducted a triennial (every three years) emergency disaster preparedness exercise at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Florida. The   Read More

 

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, Rocket Move Closer To First Flight

October 2, 2014 - United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket that will send NASA’s Orion spacecraft on its first flight test in December. The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket that will send NASA’s Orion spacecraft on its first flight test in December was Read More

 

Delta Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of 'Breast Cancer One' Survivor Flight

October 2, 2014 - Delta Air Lines' annual "Breast Cancer One" employee survivor flight took place Tuesday, kicking off the airline's month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Read More

             
     

DHL To Begin Unmanned Aircraft Package Delivery On The Island Of Juist

October 1, 2014 -  DHL Parcel will soon launch a unique pilot project on the island of Juist located in Germany in which the company will provide shipments of supplies using unmanned aircraft (UAV). For the first time worldwide  Read More

 

Garmin Begins Shipping Its Angle Of Attack System For General Aviation Aircraft

October 1, 2014 - Garmin announced it has begun shipping its Angle of Attack (AOA) system. AOA has been approved by the FAA for installation in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft. The AOA system is comprised of the GI Read More

 

World's Largest Passenger Jet, The A380 Begins World's Longest Flight

October 1, 2014 - Qantas Airways begins flights between Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) to Sydney using the Airbus A380 "Superjumbo" jet making it the longest scheduled commercial flight in the world and served by the largest Read More

 

DWI And Your Pilots License FAR 61.15 And 61.16

October 1, 2014 - A Texas Man who held a commercial pilot certificate was indicted for flying an airplane without a valid airman certificate. Last Tuesday, Hal Tom, Jr. was indicted in U.S. District Court, Oxford, Mississippi, for knowingly and willfully operating  Read More

             
     

PEOPLExpress Airlines Temporarily Suspends Service

September 28, 2014 - On Friday, PEOPLExpress announced that it is temporarily suspending service effective immediately and plans to resume service on or about October 16. The company reported that recent aircraft and crew availability and maintenance issues Read More

 

Midair Plane Crash Involving Young Eagles Over Buffalo New York

September 28, 2014 - On Saturday about 10:40 AM, two aircraft participating in the Young Eagles event collided midair about six miles east southeast of Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport, New York. Onboard the aircraft, a Cessna  Read More

 

Airline Employees Charged With Cash Smuggling, Evading Airport Security

September 28, 2014 - Five commercial airline employees were charged Thursday after an undercover operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations  Read More

 

Flights Begin To Resume Out Of Chicago Airports After Fire At A Control Center

September 26, 2014 - This morning about 6 AM, a contract employee had set a fire at Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center shutting down air traffic to the world's second-busiest airport, O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport Read More

             
     

FAA Exempts Limited Flight Of Commercial UAS For Movie And TV Production

September 25, 2014 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step Read More

 

Spirit Airlines Faces RICO Act. After Florida Appeals Court Gives Green Light

September 25, 2014 - Spirit Airlines passengers filed a lawsuit against the carrier under the RICO Act. alleging the carrier was deceptive with its ticket prices, the plaintiffs case was thrown out in Florida's district court. However  Read More

 

Congress Urges FCC To Maintain Ban On Cellphone Calls On Commercial Aircraft

September 23, 2014 - At the urging of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the AFL-CIO's Transportation Read More

 

At 13,000 Feet, Pilot Crashes Plane After Propeller Breaks In Half

September 23, 2014 - Timothy Cassell, 65, of Saratoga, California had planned a trip to his family's resort in Death Valley, a trip he had made every other week for the past six years in his 1966, Piper Cherokee 150 (N5948W) Read More

             
     

Monday Night, The United States Began Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In Syria

September 23, 2014 - On Monday the Sunni jihadist group ISIS which is active in Iraq and Syria called on terrorist attacks on the United States and its allies. “Hinder those who want to harm your brothers. The best thing you can do is to Read More

 

Pilot Strike Costing Air France $25 Million Per Day

September 22, 2014 - Air France's pilot strike has been disrupting flight operations for the past seven days, with catastrophic consequences for the Company. This strike generates an operating loss of up to $25 million (US Dollar) per day. Negotiations with the pilot unions Read More

 

TOBC Owner And Mother Killed In Plane Crash At Virginia International Raceway

September 20, 2014 - On Friday, TOBC racing owner and racer Jon Couch and his mother were killed in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway. One of the owners of the track, Connie Nyholm said the track was preparing for this Read More

 

Representative Hultgren Introduce Safe Towers Act, Hiring Procedure FAA Controllers

September 19, 2014 - U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren and Dan Lipinski today introduced the Standards Addressing Federal Transparency and Oversight With Evolving Recruitment Specifications (SAFE TOWERS) Act.  Read More

             
     

FAA Calls On The Aviation Industry To Equip For NextGen

September 19, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute that the FAA will hold a Call to Action summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting  Read More

 

Navy MQ-4C Triton, Unmanned Aircraft Fly's 11 Hours From California To Maryland

September 18, 2014 - The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation facility in Palmdale  Read More

 

August 2014 Was The Warmest Month On Record For Globe Driven By Warm Oceans

September 18, 2014 - With records dating back to 1880, the global temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was 1.35°F higher than the 20th century average of 60.1°F. This makes August 2014  Read More

 

FTL Airport Software Handled 800 Aircraft A Day With Only One Runway In Use

September 17, 2014 - NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three Read More

             
     

NASA To End Astronaut Space Travel With Russia

September 17, 2014 - Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been dependent on the Russian spacecraft, Soyuz for astronaut space travel to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA's Office Of Inspector General reported that the  Read More

 

United Airlines Offers Flight Attendants $100,000 For Early Retirement

September 16, 2014 - United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced that United will offer its Flight Attendants an Enhanced Early Out Program, which allows participants a one-time opportunity to voluntarily Read More

 

FAA Fines British Airways For Shipping An Oxygen Generator On A Passenger Flight

September 16, 2014 - Remember ValuJet? The FAA has fined British Airways for shipping an oxygen generator, a hazardous materials onboard American Airlines passenger flight that had departed London Heathrow Airport to Read More

 

Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

September 16, 2014 - This weekend marked 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an Read More

             
     

Russia Considers Blocking Western Aircraft Over Its Airspace, But At What Price? 

September 14, 2014 - The United States remains steadfast in its position against Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added additional sanctions against Russia's  Read More

 

Two Navy F/A-18 Hornets Collide Midair Over The Pacific Ocean

September 12, 2014 - On Friday two Navy F/A-18 Hornets on a training exercise colliding over the western Pacific Ocean. The two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113. Both aircraft had Read More

 

FAA Calls For Comments On Aircraft Bonded Repair Size Limits Policy

September 11, 2014 - The FAA has recently published a draft policy statement that would provide guidance to aircraft certification engineers on size limits for bonded repairs to composite and metallic structures. This policy  Read More

 

United Airlines Passenger Admits Abusive Sexual Contact Of Sleeping Woman

September 11, 2014 - A Louisiana man on Wednesday admitted sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport. Devender Singh, 62, an Indian  Read More

             
     

Boeing Goes On The Attack Over Al Jazeera's "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787"

September 11, 2014 - Al Jazeera news agency recently did a documentary on the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft called "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787" in which they took a look at manufacturing, safety and employee Read More

 

Red Bull Air Race, Ivanoff Wins Texas, Bonhomme New Championship Leader

September 10, 2014 - Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff had a flawless run in the Final Four on a hot and humid Texas afternoon and won the race with a time of 54.118 seconds with Britain’s Nigel Lamb taking second in 54.253 and Canada’s Read More

 

Settlement Reached In Agricultural Pilot Killed By Unmarked Evaluation Tower

September 10, 2014 - A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death suit filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and as a result, is establishing the standard of care as to the use of  Read More

 

NTSB Study Shows Upward Trend In Drug Use By General Aviation Pilots

September 10, 2014 - In a study adopted Tuesday on the prevalence of drug use by pilots who died in crashes, the NTSB found an upward trend in the use of both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. Almost all of Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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