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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

             
     

NTSB Overrules Judge's Decision On Unmanned Aircraft Sends Case Back For Review

November 18, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has served the FAA and respondent Raphael "Trappy" Pirker with its opinion and order regarding Mr. Pirker's appeal in case CP-217, regarding Read More

 

Twin Engine Aero Commander Crashes Into Chicago Home

November 18, 2014 - At about 2:45 AM an unidentified pilot operating Aero Commander 500B, N30MB, departed Chicago-Midway Airport, IL for Wheeling-Chicago Executive Airport, IL. As the Aero Commander departed the field it developed engine problems. The  Read More

 

Coast Guard Tows Sea Plane To Port After Emergency Landing

November 17, 2014 - A Coast Guard boatcrew towed a sea plane into port after a mechanical failure on the plane forced the pilot to make an emergency landing one mile off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Thursday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape  Read More

 

Airbus Launches Development Of New Beluga Oversize Transport Aircraft

November 17, 2014 - To industrially accompany the A350 XWB ramp-up and other aircraft production rate increases, Airbus took the decision to launch the development and production of five new Belugas. The new Beluga will be Read More

             
     

ATP Pilot Age Limit And Crew Pairing Requirement

November 14, 2014 – Yesterday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its much anticipated “notice of policy” to initiate harmonization with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) “Pilot Age Limit Crew Pairing Requirement”. Contained within this  Read More

 

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves Successful First Flight

November 13, 2014 - Bell Helicopter announced the successful first flight on Monday of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xtm helicopter. The maiden flight took place at the company's Mirabel, Québec manufacturing facility. "Bell Helicopter pioneered the short light single Read More

 

Bono's Learjet Looses Cargo Door At 15,000 Feet

November 13, 2014 - On Wednesday U2 singer "Bono" was traveling from Dublin to Berlin, Germany in his private jet, Learjet 60 (DCGEO). At about 15,000 feet the rear luggage compartment cargo door become detached from the aircraft and fell to the ground somewhere Read More

 

Airbus A350-900 Jetliner Receives FAA Type Certification

November 13, 2014 - The world’s latest generation commercial airliner, the A350-900, received Type Certification on November 12th from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at FAA headquarters in  Read More

             
     

PeoplExpress Gets Hit With More Bad News

November 11, 2014 - The newly formed no-frills budget flyer, PeoplExpress out of Newport News Williamsburg International Airport gets hit with more bad news. The airport, its base of operations has terminated services with the carrier and will not allow the Read More

 

Owner Of Flying Tigers An Aircraft Repair Business Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

November 10, 2014 - Jay Stout, owner of Flying Tigers, Inc, a aircraft repair business specializing in the Boeing 737, 757, 767 & Airbus A319 & A320, was sentenced to 60 months incarceration on fraud involving aircraft parts and the Read More

 

Founder Of BFMI And Eight Others Killed In Plane Crash In The Bahamas

November 10, 2014 - On Sunday a Learjet 35A (N17UF) had departed Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas for Freeport-Grand Bahama International Airport with 7 passengers and a crew of two. At about 5 PM Read More

 

Boeing Presents Original Flight Test 787 Dreamliner To Museum Of Flight

November 8, 2014 - Boeing and its employees joined the Puget Sound community today in celebrating the donation of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. "Boeing is committed to Read More

             
     

Two Air Traffic Controllers At JFK Arrested After Stealing Time From The Feds

November 6, 2014 - “No Show” Air Traffic Controllers Took More Than $165,000 Worth of Unearned Pay, Overtime, Sick Leave and Vacation Time by Reversing More Than 300 Payroll Entries. A criminal complaint was unsealed today in Read More

 

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year

November 6, 2014 – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were up 18.2 percent from the first nine months of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air  Read More

 

Rule Sets New Icing Standards For New Transport Airplanes

November 3, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that broadens the coverage of its icing certification standards. The updated standards require U.S. manufacturers to show that transport Read More

 

Air Traffic Control, When Radio Contact Fails

November 1, 2014 - Question: If radio contact failed completely, how else would air traffic control communicate with an aircraft? Answer: If the aircraft is on the ground, there are several ways to communicate if its radio has failed. Each tower is equipped Read More

             
     

UK's Court Refusal To Hear Cases Means Airlines Must Pay For Flight Delays

October 31, 2014 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued advice to passengers and called on airlines to comply with the law on compensation for disrupted flights, following the UK's Supreme Court decision to refuse  Read More

 

A Boeing Employee And Two Subcontractors Sentenced On Corruption Charges

October 31, 2014 - Former Boeing Procurement Officer, Deon Anderson was sentenced to 20 months in prison in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts, as well as structuring currency Read More

 

Kansas, A Former ATC And Three Others Die In A King Air Plane Crash

October 31, 2014 - On Thursday a Beechcraft 200 King Air, N52SZ departing  runway 1R at Wichita Mid Continent Airport, Kansas for Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, Arkansas crashed just after takeoff killing four people. At or  Read More

 

United Airlines Announces Highest Ever Quarterly Profit Of $1.1 Billion

October 27, 2014 - United Airlines (UAL) reported its third quarter profit for 2014, it is the companies highest-ever reported. The company reports its net income for this period was $1.1 billion an increase of 99 percent year-over-year. United's Read More

             
     

Britain's Lamb Beats Austria's Arch In Red Bull World Championship Air Race

October 26, 2014 - Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship today with a dramatic victory under pressure at the season finale in Spielberg, Austria, with a heart-stopping second place finish after Austria's Hannes Read More

 

Hundred's Of India's Airline Pilots Have Not Received Their Pilot Proficiency Checks

October 26, 2014 - India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is in the process of taking action against India's state owned Air India for failing to insure their pilots are current under the mandatory pilot  Read More

 

End Of An Era KLM To Retire The MD-11 Passenger Jet

October 26, 2014 - Many MD-11 fans had bought a ticket to be aboard KLM’s very last scheduled service with the MD-11, which is popular among many travelers and aircraft photographers. In recent months, many fans also booked tickets on routes where KLM  Read More

 

Air Line Pilots Association Elects New President And Officers

October 26, 2014 - The Board of Directors of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) on Wednesday elected a new slate of national officers to lead the union for the next four years. The election took place during the union’s 45th regular biennial board meeting Read More

             
     

Monarch Airlines Is Sold To A Private Equity Investment Group

October 25, 2014 - On Friday, the British air carrier Monarch Airlines reported the company was sold to Greybull Capital LLP, a private equity investment group which has acquired 90% ownership interest in Monarch, with the remaining 10% to be contributed to the Read More

 

Google Executive Sets World Record For The Highest Altitude Free Fall Jump

October 25, 2014 - On Friday, Google executive, Alan Eustace, 57, sets world record for the highest altitude free fall jump. Eustace had separated from his balloon, at the earth's stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth's Read More

 

Pilot Remains And Aircraft Located After Disappearing Over Six Months Ago

October 24, 2014 - Theodore T. “Teddy” Weiss of Zephyrhills, Florida had departed from Marion County Airport in Dunnellon on April 5th in his single-engine, two seater, Sonex experimental aircraft (N229P) for Zephyrhills Municipal Read More

 

Boeing To Transform China's Used Cooking Oil 'Gutter Oil' Into Aviation Biofuel

October 23, 2014 - Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC)on Wednesday opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation Read More

             
     

One Of The World's Largest Oil Companies CEO Dies In Plane Crash

October 21, 2014 - A French built Dassault Falcon 50 corporate jet (F-GLSA) departing from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport for Paris crashed on Monday killing all four onboard. One of the passengers onboard was the CEO of France’s oil and  Read More

 

Airbus Launches New VIP Widebody Cabin-Concept On The A330-200

October 20, 2014 - Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and Read More

 

Boeing Built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 3rd Flight

October 17, 2014 – The Boeing built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully de-orbited and landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. PDT, concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Read More

 

NTSB To Takeover Investigation Of National Air Cargo Boeing 747 Crash In Bagram

October 16, 2014 - The NTSB will complete the investigation into the crash of a National Airlines (D.B.A. National Air Cargo) Boeing 747 (N949CA) at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The cargo flight crashed on takeoff on its way Read More

             
     

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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