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Fired Pilot Denies Drug Smuggling Conversation With Supervisor, Files Lawsuit

April 12, 2014 - David Clark, 56, a former Monroe County Sheriff’s Department emergency air ambulance helicopter (Trauma Star) reserve pilot had filed an age discrimination suit against the Sheriff’s Department Read More

 

A350 XWB Makes First Touchdown In UK

April 11, 2014 - The new Airbus A350 XWB has made its first ever landing on British soil, visiting Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests. The aircraft, MSN3, was flown by London born experimental test pilot, Frank Chapman  Read More

 

Piper And Continental Obtain EASA STC For Diesel Powered Archers

April 10, 2014 - Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel Read More

 

Bombardier’s Learjet 85 Aircraft Takes Flight

April 10, 2014 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that the Learjet 85 aircraft successfully completed its first flight, achieving a major milestone in a business aircraft development program that will redefine the midsize segment. This first flight marks  Read More

             
     

UPS Rescinds Termination Of 250 Striking Drivers After Public Outcry

April 10, 2014 - After a pubic outcry over a mass firing, UPS (United Parcel Service) has reverse its decision to fire 250 drivers following a 90 minute strike that took place back in February which was the result of the firing of a  Read More

 

‘Transparent Airfares Bill' A Start, Not A Finish

April 9, 2014 - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Roger Dow, voiced tepid support for H.R. 4156, the "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014," and urged lawmakers to incorporate further changes in the bill to provide air travelers with the full scope of the Read More

 

Solar Impulse 2 The Round The World Aircraft Is Completed

April 9, 2014 - For the first time in its 75 year history, Switzerland based Pilatus Aircraft has surpassed the one billion sales mark, increasing sales by over 70%, R&D and infrastructure, are also higher than ever before. The number of fulltime employees at the  Read More

 

Solar Impulse 2 The Round The World Aircraft Is Completed

April 9, 2014 - Today, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg launched Solar Impulse 2, their new single-seater solar aircraft designed to take up the challenge of the first round-the-world solar flight, without any fuel in 2015. Solar Impulse is the product of an  Read More

             
     

NASA Looks To Go Beyond Batteries For Space Exploration

April 7, 2014 - NASA is seeking proposals for the development of new, more capable, energy storage technologies to replace the battery technology that has long powered America's space program. The core technologies solicited in the Wednesday call for  Read More

 

FAA Issues Finding Of Operational Suitability For Jeppesen EFB Solutions On iPad Mini

April 6, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued Jeppesen a letter of operational suitability confirming the form and functionality of iPad mini for use in the cockpit when  Read More

 

Sexually Abused Children In United Airlines Mentoring Program Will Finally Have Their Day In Court

April 5, 2014 - A Federal Bankruptcy Judge Has Ruled That the alleged victims of sexual abuse during a United Airlines mentoring program in Chicago in the 1990s can proceed with a civil action against  Read More

 

First Conviction For Illegal Use Of An Unmanned Aircraft In The UK

April 4, 2014 - A man from Cumbria in North West England has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for the dangerous and illegal flying of an unmanned aircraft. Robert Knowles was found to have  Read More

             
     

Supreme Court Rules For Northwest Airlines Over Complaining Frequent Flier

April 3, 2014 - On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Northwest Airlines v. Ginsberg, a case which centered around Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, of Minneapolis who was removed from the carriers frequent flier  Read More

 

Flight Safety Calls For Aircraft Monitoring And Communication Systems Symposium

April 3, 2014 - In the wake of the Malaysian government announcement that flight MH 370 ended in the Indian Ocean and the continuing search, the Flight Safety Foundation called on the commercial aviation industry and national civil aviation  Read More

 

Cessna And Embry Riddle Sign Long Term Agreement

April 3, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft announced that it signed a long-term purchase agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), which includes the purchase of 57 Cessna Skyhawk – model 172s, with initial deliveries beginning in 2014. The order is part  Read More

 

Iberia Airlines To Measure Air Quality In Flight For IAGOS Research

April 3, 2014 - Iberia Airlines to be the first Spanish airline to take part In Service Aircraft For A Global Observing System (IAGOS) project. IAGOS is a European research program which aims at constructing a global observation Read More

             
     

Canceling Over 3,800 Flights Lufthansa Faces Biggest Pilot Strike In Its History

March 31, 2014 - The German air carrier, Lufthansa is expecting its pilots to go out on strike for three days beginning April 2nd. The strike would be the biggest in Lufthansa's history. The carrier is reporting the strike will force the Read More

 

Safety Board Report Indicates Copilot Warned Pilot Before Boeing 737 Plane Crash

March 31, 2014 - On Tuesday the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board released a report in which indicated the copilot of Fight 6560 warned the captain to abort the landing which resulted in the crash  Read More

 

Pilot Attempted A Loop The Loop Maneuver In A Yak 52 100 Feet AGL Is Killed

March 30, 2014 - On Saturday about 3 PM local time a Aerostar Yak 52 crashed shortly after takeoff from North Weald Airfield, Essex, England killing its pilot and passenger after the pilot attempted to perform a loop-the-loop maneuver Read More

 

Saab And Pilatus Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

March 28, 2014 - Pilatus Aircraft signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAAB cementing a far reaching partnership which on the one hand addresses the offset obligations of SAAB related to the possible purchase of the Gripen for the Swiss Air Force  Read More

             
     

Delta Pilot Convicted Of Sexual Assault Of A Minor Onboard Flight 855

March 28, 2014 - A Delta Connections pilot, Michael James Pascal, 45, was convicted on Thursday in a Utah Federal District Court on a Grand Jury on a two count indictment for sexually assaulting a 14 year  Read More

 

NTSB Report, 1956 Piper That Crashed Killing Alaskan Pilot Was Overloaded

March 26, 2014 – NTSB report indicates that the 1956 Piper PA-18A Super Cub, N4581A that crashed just after takeoff out of Tatitna Airport, Alaska killing its pilot back in August 2013, was over its maximum takeoff weight. On August  Read More

 

NTSB Issues Safety Alert On Wrong Airport Landings

March 26, 2014 - Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially  Read More

 

American Eagle Pilots Reject Concessionary Contract

March 24, 2014 - American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) expressed their collective will and today rejected a concessionary contract proposed by American Airlines Group (AAG). With 92 percent of the eligible  Read More

             
     

Boeing On Schedule To Deliver Worlds First All Electric Satellites

March 24, 2014 - Boeing is on track to deliver the world's first all electric propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015 as it has met key production milestones on its initial 702SP (small platform)satellites.  Boeing recently  Read More

 

Worlds First AW189 Full Flight Simulator Ready For Training

March 24, 2014 - A joint team from ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) has certified the world’s first AW189 full-flight simulator (FFS) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. The new Read More

 

Ultralight Aircraft Carrying Marijuana Crashes In Mountains East Of San Diego

March 21, 2014San - U.S. authorities are investigating a drug smuggling incident in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego early Friday morning involving an ultralight aircraft carrying approximately 250 pounds of marijuana that  Read More

 

EAA, FAA Reach Agreement On Airventure ATC Costs

March 21, 2014 - EAA and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed two agreements - a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement - that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis Read More

             
     

New Goodyear Blimp Takes First Flight

March 18, 2014 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp took to the skies Monday for its maiden flight. The test flight is part of a comprehensive training program Goodyear pilots and crew will undergo over the next two months. The new blimp will Read More

 

FAA And Boeing Review Team Finds Boeing 787 Design Safe

March 16, 2014 - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the Boeing 787's design, manufacture and assembly processes. The joint team of FAA and Boeing Read More

 

Cessna, Beechcraft And Hawker Aircraft Becomes Textron Aviation

March 15, 2014 - Textron Inc. announced it has closed its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment  Read More

 

FAA Looking Into Drug Testing Of Maintenance Personnel Outside The United States

March 14, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration announced it is seeking comments on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that would require drug and alcohol testing of maintenance personnel who work  Read More

             
     

AAAE Highlights Need For Airport User Fee Increase And Additional CBP Resources

March 13, 2014 - American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and CEO Todd Hauptli today pointed to the just-released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation forecast for 2014-2034 Read More

 

FAA Reports Agency Strategic Initiatives In Place To Meet Demand

March 13, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual forecast released shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a  Read More

 

Aircraft Assisted Pilot Suicides In The United States, 2003-2012 Report

March 12, 2014 - This report was put together by Civil Aerospace Medical Institute Federal Aviation Administration Oklahoma City, OK. - Aircraft assisted suicides are tragic, intentional events that are hard to predict and difficult  Read More

 

Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Ryan International Airlines

March 12, 2014 - A former owner and operator of a Florida-based airline fuel supply service company pleaded guilty today to participating in a kickback scheme to defraud Illinois-based Ryan  Read More

             
     

Aircraft Laser Striker Gets Longest Sentence In History

March 11, 2014 - Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, Calif., was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at Fresno police helicopter Air 1, and attempting to interfere with its operation. Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Jennifer  Read More

 

NSTB Chairman, Deborah Hersman To Leave Post For The National Safety Council

March 11, 2014 - Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced she will be leaving the NTSB on April 25th to begin her new career as President and CEO at the National Safety Read More

 

Questions Remain Over Death Of A Child In Asiana Airlines Plane Crash

March 10, 2014 - City Attorney’s office states 15 year old teens’ death was due to plane crash. However, coroner’s office reports child’s death from being ran over by a fire truck. San Francisco police alleged child was ran over by fire  Read More

 

Carbon Fiber High Performance Sport Two Seater Aircraft To Arrive In North America

March 10, 2014 - The world of sport aviation is currently being revolutionized by the use of strong and light carbon fiber. The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-seater, the first ultra-light sport aircraft made entirely from  Read More

             
         

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 To Beijing With 239 Onboard Goes Down

March 9, 2014 – On Saturday at 12:45 AM Malaysia time a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departed Malaysia's main international airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Onboard the twin-engine Boeing 777-200 jet  Read More

 

FAA Files Notice To Appeal Decision By An NTSB Administrative In Drone Case 

March 7, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a notice appealing a decision by an NTSB Administrative Law Judge in the civil penalty case, Huerta v. Pirker (Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation  Read More

 

Bonhomme Beats Old Rival In The 2014 Red Bull Air Race Season Opener

March 1, 2014 - Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday with a clutch performance in a pressure-packed finale ahead of his perennial rival Austria’s  Read More

 

GAO Report On Current And Future Availability Of Airline Pilots

March 1, 2014 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress found mixed evidence regarding the extent of a shortage of airline pilots  Read More

             
     

Cessna Citation Latitude Prototype Reaches Maximum Performance Envelope

February 26, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, is celebrating another testing milestone with the Citation Latitude. In only the aircraft’s third flight, the Latitude prototype has successfully achieved full envelope performance for  Read More 

 

NTSB Issues Two Safety Alerts Focusing On Improving Helicopter Safety

February 25, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board today issued two Safety Alerts highlighting the importance of proper maintenance and simulator training as critical ways to improve helicopter safety. This year  Read More

 

Garmin Releases The GXM 42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

February 21, 2014 - Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the GXM 42, a portable SiriusXM Aviation weather receiver which allows pilots to access new weather services made available by SiriusXM and Read More

 

NTSB Hearings On Crash Of UPS 1354 Reinforce Need For One Level Of Safety

February 20, 2014 - Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), reiterated its support for immediate passage of the Safe Skies Act of 2013 that would end the “cargo carve-out” and help ensure that every pilot is a Read More

             
     

FAA Issues Final Rule To Improve Helicopter Safety

February, 20, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications  Read More

 

Cirrus Aircraft Has Strongest Deliveries Performance For 2013

February 19, 2014 - Cirrus Aircraft today announced that in 2013 it delivered 276 new aircraft, nearly a 10 percent increase over 2012, marking its best aircraft shipment performance since 2008. With these results, Cirrus Read More

 

At 35,000 Ft Arsonist Sets Multiple Fires Onboard Etihad Airways Flight 461

February 19, 2014 – Authorities in United Arab Emirates have detained 12 passengers in connection to multiple fires set onboard an Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER flight from Australia to Abu Dhabi. Flight EY461 had climb to  Read More

 

Boeing To Locate New 777X Composite Wing Center In Everett, Washington

February 18, 2014 - Boeing today announced the selection of its Everett, Wash., site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. The new composite wing center will be located north of the  Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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