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Bombardier Confirms Talks With Airbus

October 7, 2015 - Bombardier Aerospace the Canadian aircraft manufacturer has confirmed the company held talks with Airbus in regards to selling a stake in its family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners know as it CSeries aircraft which  Read More


FAA Issues The Largest Fine Ever Issued Against A UAS Operator

October 6, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil  Read More


American Airlines Pilot Who Died Enroute To Boston Had Double Bypass Surgery

October 6, 2015 - On Monday, American Airlines Flight 550 a red-eye flight with 147 passengers and a flight crew of 5 departed Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just after 12 AM for Boston's Logan Airport. Enroute, the captain Read More


Rolls-Royce To Invest Half Billion Dollars To Transform Indianapolis Facilities

October 05, 2015 - Rolls-Royce announced the company will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research, ensuring that Indiana remains a leader Read More


Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus Worth $1 Billion

October 5, 2015 - Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s Read More


Heathrow CEO Calls For Global Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015 - Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye is calling for global leaders to take action to cut carbon emissions in a panel discussion at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Holland-Kaye Read More


Air France Warns Of Layoffs Over No Vote From Pilots Union

October 2, 2015 - On Wednesday Air France failed to reach a new agreement with its pilots union over benefits and pay cuts in its "Perform 2020" plan. As a result, the airline has warned that the company will look at its "Plan B" option which is to cut up to 2,900 jobs. Air Read More


Scandinavian Airlines Signs Agreement With Cityjet On Wet Lease And Sale Of Blue1

October 1, 2015 -  Scandinavian Airlines (SAS Scandinavian Airlines System) begins collaboration with Cityjet on regional jet services. As part of this collaboration, Cityjet is also acquiring 100% of the shares in SAS subsidiary Blue1 Read More


NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows On Today’s Mars

September 28, 2015 - New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers  Read More


DOT Finds Kuwait Airways For Discrimination Of A Israeli Citizen

September 30, 2015 - The United States Department of Transportation sent a letter today to the national airline carrier of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, finding that the company unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on Read More


Pilots Prepare For Final Red Bull Air Race World Championship

September 30, 2015 - Only one stop remains in the eighth season of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship the finale in Las Vegas, USA on October 17-18 – and the race planes are already on their way. Ferrying his Edge 540 from the previous stop in Fort Read More


Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tanker Completes Successful First Flight

September 25, 2015 – The Boeing and U.S. Air Force team successfully completed the first flight of a KC-46A tanker aircraft today, taking off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landing four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. This Read More


Perlan Mission II Glider Makes Successful First Flight

September 23, 2015 - The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Robert’s Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon. This was the Read More


Thom Richard Wins Air Race 1 World Cup

September 23, 2015 - The first-ever world cup trophy in the sport of formula one air racing has been won by Thom Richard of team Hot Stuff in the final race of the 2015 series in Reno, Nevada on Sunday. Richard, of Sweden, won all three races held in Tunisia, Spain and  Read More


Russia And China To Build Aircraft To Compete In Boeing Airbus Market

September 22, 2015 - Russia’s state controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) President Yury Slyusar said Russia and China are expected to sign an agreement that will allow the two countries to build a long-range, widebody commercial Read More


Delta Goes Pink To Fight Cancer

September 22, 2015 - Fresh from the paint shop, Delta’s latest “Pink Plane” took to the skies just days before it’s set to fly a cabin full of employees who have survived breast cancer or are battling the disease on the airline’s 11th annual Breast Cancer Survivor Flight. The Boeing 767-400ER, which has Read More


FAA Proposes Hefty Fine Against Cleveland For Failing To Maintain A Safe Airport

September 21, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties totaling $735,000 against the City of Cleveland for failing to meet FAA requirements for  Read More


Perlan Mission II Glider To Attempt World Altitude Record

September 21, 2015 - The Perlan 2 glider, the world's first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, will, weather permitting, attempt its first flight, a historic moment in global aviation that will open up a world of new discoveries related to aeronautics Read More


UK Business Aircraft Operators Briefed On New Regulation

September 16, 2015 - Operators of business jets and helicopters are being targeted in a new drive to raise awareness of changes to the way the sector is regulated. With just under a year until new Europe-wide regulations come into force, the UK Civil Aviation Authority  Read More


Boeing To Build 747 Fuselage Panels At Macon, Georgia Facility

September 17, 2015 - Boeing today announced that 747 fuselage panels will be built at its Macon, Georgia facility beginning in 2018. Boeing will take over the work from Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division, a wholly owned Read More


Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of First 737 MAX

September 15, 2015 - Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started final assembly on schedule of the first 737 MAX 8, the first member of Boeing’s new, more efficient single-aisle family. “We continue to meet our plan on the 737 MAX program thanks to the Read More


American Airlines Executive Indicted On Attempted Sexual Activity With A Minor

September 15, 2015 - An American Airlines executive from Texas has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. The one-count Read More


Hollywood Helicopter Pilot Killed Working On Upcoming Movie "Mena"

September 14, 2015 - On Friday, a well-known Hollywood stunt helicopter pilot, Alan Purwin was killed in a plane crash in Colombia, South America while on a movie shoot for an upcoming movie called Mena starring Tom Read More


Engineer Sentenced 12 Years For Setting Fire To ATC Center And Cutting Cables

September 14, 2015 - A Naperville engineer who severed critical communication cables at an air-traffic control center in Aurora, causing thousands of flight cancellations and delays throughout the country, was Read More


Delta's First Boeing 747-400 Aircraft Goes Into Retirement

September 9, 2015 - Today Delta retired the first Boeing 747-400 aircraft ever delivered to a commercial airline, after its final flight from Honolulu to Atlanta. Delta Ship 6301 made its first flight with Northwest Airlines in December 1989, and has logged  Read More


United Airlines' CEO, Jeff Smisek Steps Down Over DOJ Investigation

September 8, 2015 - United Airlines' chairman and CEO, Jeff Smisek has stepped down and has been replaced by Oscar Munoz. Smisek was replaced due to an ongoing investigation into United Airlines' dealing with the Port Read More


B&H Airlines May Have Found A New Owner

September 8, 2015 - The Southeastern European country, Bosnia (officially know as Bosnia and Herzegovina) flagship air carrier, B&H Airlines may have a new owner after it has been grounded for aircraft maintenance issues and unable to pay on its  Read More


ATC Clears Medevac 111 Whiskey Bravo Flight To Heaven

September 8, 2015 - REVA Air Ambulance company's worldwide jet fleet is grounded today in observance of one of its youngest captains’ funeral, which comes in the wake of his tragic, headline news-making car crash on South Florida’s Interstate 95. During the past  Read More


Why Would The Private Sector Want The FAA To Go Private?

September 7, 2015 - On Wednesday Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group Inc., the U.S. holding company for the North American activities of Airbus Group, spoke at a luncheon at the International Aviation Club Washington, D.C. in which he made it clear the Read More


Korongo Airlines Ceases Operations And Will Liquidate

September 6, 2015 - Central Africa's Korongo Airlines has reported the company has ceased operations as of Friday. The company states the decision was taken to cease the activity of the airline, which is liquidated. This decision was taken because of the  Read More


IAM Opposes Delta On Reauthorization Of The U.S. Export-Import Bank

September 3, 2015 - The Machinists Union (IAM) continues to oppose Delta on key issues that affect jobs at U.S. airlines. This week the IAM issued a call to action for its 600,000 members to support a full reauthorization of the Read More


Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For In-Service Aircraft

September 2, 2015 – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of  Read More


FAA Releases Updated Model Aircraft Guidance

September 2, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft. Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces the Read More


Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract For 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

September 1, 2015 - Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order  Read More


Empire Airlines Receives Fine After Operating Aircraft After A Lightning Strike

September 1, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that Read More


Private Air Offers Revolutionary "All You Can Fly" For Low Monthly Fee

September 1, 2015 - All-you-can-fly in Executive aircraft between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg for a monthly fee of $950 is now offered by Private Air. Flights will start in October and Read More


Russia's Failing Economy Results In The Sale Of Its 2nd Largest Airline

August 31, 2015 - Due to U.S. and other western countries sanctions imposed on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine's civil war, Russia's economy has fallen to the degree that it is in a full blown recession and many Read More


Airport TSA Screener Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Student

August 30, 2015 - On Tuesday, a 21 year old student from South Korea has accused a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker of sexually assaulting her after she had disembarked a flight at LaGuardia Airport, New Read More


Bell Helicopter Opens Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Assembly Plant Lafayette, La

August 28, 2015 - Bell Helicopter announced the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center is officially open for business in Lafayette, La., where the company will assemble the new commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Read More


FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

August 28, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The research center is a unique facility that Read More


Boeing Reaches Design Milestone On Its Largest Twin Engine Jet, The 777X

August 27, 2015 - Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after Read More


Republic Airways Submits Last, Best And Final Offer To Its Pilots

August 26, 2015 - Republic Airways Holdings parent company to Indianapolis, Indiana based Republic Airways has presented what it calls its "Last, Best and Final Offer" to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 357 representing its almost 2,100 pilots Read More


UK Places Restrictions On Airshows After Accident At Shoreham Air Show

August 25, 2015 - Following the accident at the Shoreham Air Show on Saturday in which 11 people were killed and 13 people injured the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have begun an immediate review and Read More


Pilot Experienced Engine Problems Instructed To Land At Airport That Did Not Exist

August 24, 2015 - A preliminary report by the NTSB has been release on the plane crash of a Beech C35, N5946C (manufactured in 1952) that crashed on the 16th in which the aircraft collided with a railroad grade crossing cantilever arm Read More

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