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Search Continues For Downed F-15 Pilot In A Virginia National Forest

August 28, 2014 - On Wednesday at about 9:15 AM, a F-15C single-seat fighter jet based out of the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard located in Westfield, Massachusetts crashed into a national forest in  Read More

 

Qantas And Virgin Airlines Ban The Use Of The Knee Defender On Its Flights

August 27, 2014 - As airlines across the globe scramble to determine the appropriateness in the use of the Knee Defender by passengers, Qantas and Virgin Australia airlines have made it clear, in released statements both  Read More

 

American Airlines Pulls Fares From Orbits Website US Airways To Follow

August 27, 2014 – On Tuesday American Airlines withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz. American Airlines Group notified Orbitz it also will withdraw US Airways fares on September 1, 2014. Corporate clients that  Read More

 

Boeing Secures $8.8 billion Aircraft Order From BOC Aviation

August 27, 2014 - Boeing announced an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year Read More

             
     

Airlines Get Estimated 1 Billion Dollars Tax Break On 12 Billion Gallons Of Jet Fuel

August 26, 2014 - Travelers this summer may pay $25 to check a bag, $75 to change a reservation, or upwards of $100 for more legroom. But those fees could pale in comparison to the costs airlines are putting on taxpayers in Read More

 

NTSB Revokes Party Status Of A Union And An Airline For Violating Agreements

August 26, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board has revoked the party status of both the Independent Pilots Association and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of UPS Flight 1354, an A300-600 air cargo  Read More

 

Court Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Well Know Miami Billionaire

August 26, 2014 - On Monday, Miami’s 11th Circuit Court judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit for a lack of evidence over a helicopter crash back in 2012. The lawsuit had been filed against Jeffrey Soffer and others. Soffer Read More

 

Two-Seater General Aviation All Electric Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

August 25, 2014 - Slovenia (Europe) aircraft maker, Pipistrel in partnership with Siemens AG, has developed an all electric two-seater aircraft called WATTsUP and on Friday, the aircraft made its maiden flight. The company states Read More

             
     

HIV Passengers File Lawsuit Against Spring Airlines Over Discrimination

August 18, 2014 - China's only no frills airline, Spring Airlines faces a lawsuit for not allowing HIV positive passengers board its aircraft. The lawsuit alleges the carrier discriminated against it passengers by not letting them  Read More

 

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

August 15, 2014 - On Wednesday a Cessna Citation 560XL (registration PR-AFA) crashed enroute to Santos AB Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil killing all seven onboard including 49 year old Brazilian presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos. Campos was planning to attend a Read More

 

Republic Airways Pilot Convicted Of Traveling To Have Sex With Minor

August 14, 2014 - A commercial airline pilot has been convicted of traveling across state lines in order to have sex with a minor female. Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, 28 years of age, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania entered a guilty plea  Read More

 

Congressman Threatens To Withhold FAA Funds On Over Night Jet Arrivals Into JFK

August 13, 2014 - Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) joined local officials and residents to demand that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adhere to an agreement signed in 2000 that air traffic controllers will Read More

             
     

Machinists Union To Sue Spirit Aerosystems Over Plan To Outsource Jobs

August 11, 2014 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced it would file a lawsuit on Friday, against Spirit AeroSystems over the company's plans to outsource IAM-represented jobs by  Read More

 

FAA Implements Safety Reporting Program For Office Of Airports Employees

August 11, 2014 – The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, on Friday formally announced a safety reporting program   Read More

 

Stowaway Becomes A Big Problem For Airport Police At LAX

August 11, 2014 - On Thursday 62 year old Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for what police believed to be Hartman’s eighth attempt to board an airline without a proper boarding pass. On  Read More

 

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Files Lawsuit Again Union

August 8, 2014 – An Oakland, California based Southwest Airline flight attendant has filed a federal lawsuit against a local union. The flight attendant alleges the union discriminated against him for resigning his  Read More

             
     

Friends Of The Earth Filed A Notice Of Intent To Sue EPA Over Airline Emissions

August 7, 2014 - Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce global warming pollution from aircraft engines. The notice, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity Read More

 

Boeing Partners With South African Airways To Turn New Tobacco Plant Into Jet Fuel

August 7, 2014 - Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and Read More

 

Acting NTSB Chairman Hart Announces Safety Study On Drug Use Trends In Aviation

August 7, 2014 - In a congressional hearing, National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart announced that NTSB investigators are completing work on a study on drug use trends in aviation. "In   Read More

 

UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal For 2020

August 3, 2014 - UPS released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early  Read More

             
     

Air Line Pilots Association Report On Regional Pilot Starting Pay

August 3, 2014 - As Congress flies home for August recess, regional pilot starting pay remains rock-bottom.  A new fact sheet from the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) shows starting pay for regional airline pilots  Read More

 

Swedish Air Carrier Fly Olympic AB Files Bankruptcy And Cancels All Operations

August 2, 2014 - UK Civil Aviation Authority has reported the Swedish air carrier Fly Olympic AB has filed bankruptcy and no longer in operation. Passengers who booked directly with the airline via a credit or debit card should Read More

 

MIT Media Lab Developing Vision Correcting Digital Displays For Farsighted Users

August 1, 2014 - Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects, no glasses or contact lenses  Read More

 

DOT Issues New Standards For Lithium Batteries Shipped On Aircraft

August 1, 2014 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued new standards to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments    Read More

             
     

Delta Airlines Pilot Gets 27 Months For Sexually Assaulting A Minor Passenger

July 31, 2014 - On Wednesday, former Delta Airlines’ pilot, Michael James Pascal was sentenced in Utah federal court for 27 months to prison after being found guilty in March of two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact on a 14 year Read More

 

Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand For Commercial Pilots And Technicians

July 30, 2014 - Boeing is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing's 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook  Read More

 

Florida 9 Year Old Beachgoer Dies From Plane Cash

July 30, 2014 - On Sunday a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II aircraft, N8826C piloted by Karl Kokomoor, 57, a private pilot had contacted air traffic control at Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), in Venice, Florida in which he stated he and his passenger David Theen, 60, were  Read More

 

New Research May Prove BA Pilot Died From Toxic Fumes In The Cockpit

July 30, 2014 - For years airline pilots have complained of health effects related to exposure to toxic cockpit cab air. This toxic air or fumes they believed came from leaking of or burning jet fuel and engine oil. This became know as Read More

             
     

FAA Fines Southwest Airlines On Maintenance Procedures On The B737 Aircraft

July 29, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations in three separate enforcement cases  Read More

 

Cessna Aircraft Confirmed Commitment To Developing Diesel Fuel GA Aircraft

July 29, 2014 - Cessna Aircraft confirmed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its ongoing commitment to developing alternate fuel solutions for the general aviation market with the launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which will join the  Read More

 

CEO Of Lufthansa Subsidiary Bizjet Pleads Guilty To Foreign Bribery Charges

July 27, 2014 - The former president and chief executive officer of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that provides aircraft maintenance Read More

 

A350 XWB Is Close To EASA Certification

July 27, 2014 - The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has took off Thursday morning for the final stage towards certification. These tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance  Read More

             
     

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 Crashes In West Africa

July 24, 2014 - An Air Algerie Flight AH5017 has crashed in West Africa. All 116 onboard (110 passengers and a crew of 6) were killed. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 commercial jetliner which was operated Spain based Swiftair had departed Ouagadougou Read More

 

17 Year Old Attempts World Flight Record Is Killed In Plane Crash

July 24, 2014 - 17 year old Haris Suleman who had received his pilot’s license in June had dreamed of being placed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting a world record as the youngest pilot in command of a round the world flight in  Read More

 

Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, Flight GE222 Crashed Killing At Least 47

July 23, 2014 - Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, Flight GE222 with 58 people onboard, crashed today at Magong, Taiwan. Taiwan Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih said 47 people were feared dead. Flight GE222 which had departed Kaohsiung  Read More

 

John Travolta’s Ex-Pilot To Get His Day In Court After Talks Of Writing A Tell All Book

July 23, 2014 - Douglas Gotterba a former pilot for John Travolta’s airline company, Alto has indicated through an interview with the National Enquirer that he would like to write and publish a tell all book. Gotterba has indicated that his  Read More

             
     

FAA Issues NOTAM Prohibiting U.S. Carriers From Flying To And From Tel Aviv, Israel

July 22, 2014 - Several major U.S. airlines have reported that they have suspending flights to Israel as a result of a rocket landing in the city of Yehud near Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel. The airport is Read More

 

Jetblue Pilot In Court On Heroin Charge

July 22, 2014 - JetBlue pilot, John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida arrived at Logan International Airport about noon time on Sunday. Upon leaving the airport he checked in at Boston Park Plaza Hotel with and expected flight out on Monday at 7:30 AM. Later in the Read More

 

Fedex Indicted With Shipping Illegal Prescription Drugs

July 20, 2014 - On Thursday FedEx Corp. was indicted in a San Francisco federal court for delivering prescription pain pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies (online pharmacies). Over the Read More

 

Pro-Russian Separatists Shoot Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 In East Ukraine Killing All Onboard

July 20, 2014 - On Thursday, Malaysia Airlines, Flight 17 (MH17) with 282 passengers and a flight crew of 15 crashed killing all onboard after being shot down at 33,000 feet by a Soviet made Read More

             
     

SubSonex Personal Jet Model JSX-2 Makes First Flights

July 16, 2014 - Sonex Aircraft announced that SubSonex Personal Jet model JSX-2 achieved first flight on Thursday, July 10th, completing a very successful series of initial flight tests through the remainder of the week. "Its flight characteristics can be summed up   Read More

 

Amelia Rose Earhart Completes PC-12 Around The World Flight

July 16, 2014 - Landing at Oakland International Airport, Amelia Rose Earhart returned to her flight origin and “closed the flight plan” of the original Amelia Mary Earhart. In doing so, Amelia Rose Earhart becomes the youngest woman to fly around the world in a Read More

 

Nova Web Series Reveals How Guinness World Record Holder Flew Around The World With Just 30 Dollars In His Pocket

July 15, 2014 - When Barrington Irving flew around the world, he was the youngest person to do so (at that time) and the first African American. Now, this pioneering pilot is opening up to PBS/NOVA's  Read More

 

DOD Official Discusses F-35 At Farnborough Airshow

July 14, 2014 – Safety is the first consideration in whether the F-35 Thunderbolt II joint strike fighter appears at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week, a senior Defense Department official said today. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3  Read More

             
     

Beechcraft Launches Baron G58 ISR Demonstrator Tour

July 14, 2014 – Beechcraft announced today during the Farnborough International Airshow that it has launched a new demonstrator dedicated to showcasing the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of Read More

 

FAA Continues Wildlife Strike Reporting Outreach For GA Airports

July 11, 2014 - The FAA is encouraging the general aviation community to “Report Wildlife Strikes” with a poster outreach campaign targeting pilots, airport sponsors, mechanics, engine manufacturers, students Read More

 

Amazon Petitions The FAA For Commercial Use Of Drones

July 10, 2014 - Amazon has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the use of drones as part of its package delivery system. Amazon refers to this new delivery system as Amazon Prime Air. Amazon states it would like to deliver  Read More

 

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals

July 10, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an industry  Read More

             
     
             

Boeing, Emirates Finalize Order For 150 777Xs Worth Over $56 Billion

July 9, 2014 - Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the order by the world’s largest 777 operator  Read More

 

Two Men Charged In Operating Drones That Almost Crashed Into NYPD Helicopter

July 8, 2014 - Two men from Manhattan have been arrested on felony reckless endangerment charges on Monday after they operated a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came in close contact with a NYC Read More

 

Boeing 787-9 And P-8A Poseidon To Appear At Farnborough Airshow

July 2, 2014 - Boeing today confirmed that the new 787-9 Dreamliner and the P-8A Poseidon will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 14-20. This year's  Read More

 

Airbus’ First A320neo Reaches Completion

July 1, 2014 - The assembly of Airbus’ first A320neo has been completed following painting of the aircraft and the mounting of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines. MSN6101, which will be the first A320neo to fly, will soon start its ground tests to prepare for first flight  Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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