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The FAA Issues AD Warning 787 Pilots Of Erroneous Airspeed Indications

March 31, 2016 - The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. The AD requires the owners of these aircraft to revise the airplane flight manual (AFM) to instruct flight crews to Read More

 

Boeing To Cut Labor Force Sounds Like A Move Toward Non Union Workers

March 31, 2016 - Boeing to cut as many as 4,000 jobs over 2016, in it's commercial airplane division through layoffs, buyouts, attrition and by leaving unfilled positions open. The company's goal is to cut 2 percent of its workforce whereby Read More

 

FAA Announces Finalists Working To Get The Lead Out Of General Aviation Fuel

March 29, 2016 - As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an acceptable unleaded fuel for small airplanes, the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it has selected two  Read More

 

EgyptAir Flight 181 Hijacking Has Come To An End

March 29, 2016 - This morning, Egyptian air carrier, EgyptAir, Flight 181 departed Borg El Arab International Airport, Alexandria, Egypt for Cairo International Airport at about 6:36 AM local time with 56 passengers, 7 crew members and 1 security officer onboard  Read More

             
     

American Airlines Pilot Charged With Operating An Aircraft While Under The Influence

March 28, 2016 - American Airlines copilot, John McGuire, 50, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly being intoxicated, he is now been charged with operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol. According to Maria Read More

 

JetBlue Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling 70 LBS Of Cocaine Through LAX Airport

March 25, 2016 - JetBlue flight attendant, Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, surrenders to New York authorities after feeing from a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport after dropping her suitcases containing nearly 70 pounds of Read More

 

Authorities Report Plane Parts Likely From Malaysia Airlines MH370

March 24, 2016 - Transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia strongly believe that the two aircraft parts that have been found in Africa are from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared from radar in March 2014 with 239 onboard Read More

 

FAA Acts To Reduce Bird Fatalities

March 23, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects thousands of birds may be saved each year because of changes the agency has made to its communication tower lighting standards. The FAA has developed a number of tower Read More

             
     

90 Female Missileers, B-52 Aircrews Make History

March 22, 2016 - Ninety female missileers made Air Force history today as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously. In honor of Women's History Month, missileers based out of Minot Air Force Read More

 

Deadly Attacks At Brussels Airport And Maelbeek Metro Station

March 22, 2016 - At 8 AM two explosions occurred in the departure hall at Brussels Airport (Zaventem Airport). Emergency and rescue services are on the scene. It is believed that as many as 10 people are feared dead and  Read More

 

Governments Urged To Settle On Key Aviation Climate Package

March 23, 2016 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched a series of regional outreach and education sessions as negotiations continue towards the adoption of a global climate agreement for air transport. The regional events, under Read More

 

Former Head Of Worlds Largest Mining Company Dies In Plane Crash

March 21, 2016 - On Saturday, Roger Agnelli, 56, the former head of the world’s largest iron ore and nickel producers, the Vale company in Brazil died in a plane crash along with family members and his pilot just moments after Read More

             
     

Boeing 737 Crashes In Russia Killing All 62 Onboard

March 20, 2016 - On Saturday, a United Arab Emirates Boeing 737-800 operated by Flydubai Airlines crashed killing all 62 passengers and crew onboard. Flight FZ981 had departed from Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates for Rostov Airport Read More

 

First U.S. Manufactured Airbus Aircraft To Take Flight Next Week

March 18, 2016 - The first Airbus aircraft produced by the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is scheduled to fly for the first time next week as part of its production testing program. Barring any weather or other  Read More

 

FAA Fines Puerto Rico Ports Authority For Violations At Three Of It's Airports

March 18, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $917,000 civil penalty against the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for alleged aircraft rescue and firefighting violations Read More

 

Pilots Union Urges Adoption Of Secondary Cockpit Barrier

March 14, 2016 - American Airlines pilot's union, Allied Pilots Association (APA) which represents more than 15,000 pilots at American Airlines has expressed strong support for legislation that would require secondary cockpit barriers for larger commercial airliners Read More

             
     

Nicolas Ivanoff of France wins Red Bull Air Race Season Opener

March 12, 2016 - The season kickoff of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship turned expectations upside-down, including the favorite finishing 9th and the bottom-ranked pilot earning his first-ever podium. This year's title is going to be the most fiercely contended Read More

 

Air Transport Services Confirms Deal With Amazon To Operate Air Transport Network

March 9, 2016 – Air Transport Services Group, Inc. announced today agreements with Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc., an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc., to operate an air cargo network to serve Amazon customers in the Read More

 

FAA Proposes To Overhaul Safety Certification Standards For Small Airplanes

March 9, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes. The FAA’s proposal, which is Read More

 

UPS Pilots Give Oral Argument Before Court On Cargo Exclusion From Rest Rule

March 7, 2016 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral argument today for the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) in its lawsuit challenging the FAA's decision to  Read More

             
     

NATA President Announces Leadership Change

March 4, 2016 – Today, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks announced his intention to resign effective August 31, 2016. Tom Hendricks was named president of NATA in July 2012. He began his flying Read More

 

DOT Explicitly Bans The Use Of Electronic Cigarettes On Commercial Flights

March 2, 2016 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights.  The final rule applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers Read More

 

FBI Arrests Flight Attendant After Setting Bathroom On Fire Flight 1418

March 2, 2016 - David P. Gelios, special agent in charge of FBI Detroit Division, announced today the arrest of 23-year-old Johnathan Tafoya-Montano of Texas . Mr. Tafoya-Montano was working as a flight attendant on an  Read More

 

FAA Issues Public Notification Against Ameri King Corp

March 1, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today has issued an Unapproved Parts Notification to aircraft owners, maintenance facilities, parts suppliers, etc. that stems from the manufacture and sale of aircraft parts by Huntington Read More

             
     

NASA Begins Work To Build A Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

February 29, 2016 – The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of Read More

 

Gulfstream Launches Systems Testing With First G600 Iron Bird Flight

February 23, 2016 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G600 iron bird recently completed its “first flight,” demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to research and development and Read More

 

2015 Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year

February 18, 2016 – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during 2015 were up 29.8 percent from 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer  Read More

 

Air Canada To Purchase Up To 75 Bombardier C Series Aircraft

February 17, 2016 - Bombardier and Air Canada execute letter of intent for 45 firm CS300 aircraft and options for 30 more CS300 aircraft. Air Canada to become the first North American mainline, international network carrier for the C Series aircraft. Bombardier Read More

             
     

Tuskegee Airmen Share Life Lessons

February 16, 2016 - Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. Retired Col. Charles McGee and former Cadets William Fauntroy Jr. and Walter Robinson Read More

 

United States, Cuba Sign Arrangement Restoring Scheduled Air Service

February 16, 2016 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, Cuban Minister of Transportation Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez and President Read More

 

Lufthansa Takes Delivery Of World’s First Airbus A320neo As Launch Customer

February 12, 2016 - Lufthansa, together with Airbus and the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturer, celebrates the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group Read More

 

The Only Known Dominican Born To Serve As A Tuskegee Airman

Born in Dominican Republic, Esteban (Stephen) Hotesse served in World War II as a Tuskegee Airman. Born on February 2, 1919, in Moca, Dominican Republic, Hotesse at the age four along with his family moved to New York City. On February 21, 1942, Hotesse (went by Read More

             
     

FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks

February 9, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium Read More

 

Breaking Barriers, Black Pioneer Pilots Share Triumphs

February 8, 2016 - At a time of racial and gender discrimination, Bessie Coleman became the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license in the 1920s. The Tuskegee Airmen became America’s first black military squadron during World War II. After a six-year legal battle Read More

 

Elephant Poachers Kill Helicopter Pilot While Flying Over Serengeti National Park

February 8, 2016 - A British helicopter Pilot working for the Friedkin Conservation Fund was killed while assisting Tanzania authorities with tracking down an elephant poaching ring in Tanzania. On January 28, Friedkin  Read More

 

Former President Of Sikorsky Aircraft Dies In Plane Crash

February 7, 2016 - On Friday former president of Sikorsky Aircraft, N551JP and his passenger were killed when their single engine P-51D Mustang, a World War II vintage aircraft cashed in Maricopa, Arizona about 35 miles south of Phoenix. Pinal County Sheriff's Read More

             
     

British Airways Joins 21st Century And Drops Trouser Ban For Female Cabin Crew

February 5, 2016 - British Airways has been forced to lift a ban stopping some of its female cabin crew wearing trousers after pressure from Britain’s largest union, Unite, it was announced today. Thanks to the Read More

 

Two Small Aircraft Collided Midair Over San Pedro, California

February 5, 2016 - On Friday about 3:30 PM, two small aircraft collided midair over the water off of San Pedro, California. The Coast Guard reported that two tail numbers, one from each aircraft have been recovered and confirmed Read More

 

House Representatives Submit Bill To Privatize Air Traffic Control (ATC)

February 5, 2016 - On Wednesday House Representatives Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, (H.R. 4441). This bill, although offers some good  Read More

 

Passenger Sucked Out Of A321 Aircraft After Detonating Bomb At 11,000 Feet

February 4, 2015 - On Tuesday a Somali-owned airline, Daallo Airlines had departed from Mogadishu with 60 plus passengers for Djibouti. Five minutes after takeoff, Flight 159 experienced an explosion in the rear of the aircraft that  Read More

             
     

Russia's Fifth Generation Jet Fighter, PAK-FA Sees Flight Tests Completed In 2016

January 25, 2016 - Russia reports its will complete flight testing on its fifth-generation jet fighter, the PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) this year and it will enter production 2017. Russia's PAK-FA will replace its Read More

 

Air Force Makes History With First KC-46A In Flight Tanker Refueling

January 25, 2016 - Boeing and U.S. Air Force crews complete the KC-46A Pegasus tanker’s first refueling flight following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle. The Boeing/Air Force test team aboard the KC-46 offloaded 1,600 pounds Read More

 

Boeing To Reduce 747-8 Production Rate, Recognize Fourth-Quarter Charge

January 22, 2016 - Boeing announced today it will lower the production rate on the 747-8 program to match supply with near-term demand in the cargo market. To account for the market and production impacts Read More

 

FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

January 22, 2016 - Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a  Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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