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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

 

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

             
     

Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty To Bomb Hoax At Kansas City Airport

January 21, 2016 - A Kansas City, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today to conveying false information as part of a bomb hoax at Kansas City International Airport in August 2014. David James Cain, 35, of Kansas Read More

 

Alaska Airlines Pilot Arrested For Flying While Under The Influence Of Alcohol

January 21, 2016 - Los Angeles, Federal authorities have arrested a former captain with Alaska Airlines on federal charges of piloting a plane with passengers while under the influence of alcohol. David Hans Arntson, 60, a resident Read More

 

Atlas Air Worldwide To Acquire Southern Air

January 19, 2016 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. parent company of New York based cargo and passenger charter airline Atlas Air, announced today the company has entered into a agreement to acquire privately held Southern Air Holdings, Inc. Southern Read More

 

Airbus And Uber To Provide Smartphone Helicopter Service

January 17, 2016 - Airbus And Uber (Uber Technologies, Inc.) have partnered to provide consumers with helicopter service using the Uber app. The service will follow Uber's current model which will allow consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request Read More

             
     

FAA Final Rule On Photo ID For Student Pilots And All Other Pilots

January 12, 2016 - Back in 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would require student pilots and licensed pilots to have a FAA photo ID which was referenced Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) Read More

 

Airbus Releases Its Deliveries Numbers For 2015 And 2016 Aircraft Price List

January 12, 2016 - Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new. These deliveries comprise: 491 A320 Family aircraft; 103  Read More

 

Qantas Airlines Boeing 747 Departs Sydney With Five Engines On Its Wings

January 7, 2016 - There can be many challenges for the airlines when an aircraft is flown at a great distance from it home base, one of such change can be dealing with an aircraft  maintenance issue. This happened to be  Read More

 

Boeing Achieves Record Commercial Airplane Deliveries In 2015

January 7, 2016 - Boeing delivered 762 commercial airplanes in 2015, 39 more than the previous year and most ever for the company as it enters its centennial year. In 2015, Boeing recorded 768 net orders, valued at $112.4 billion Read More

             

FAA Amends ATP Certification Requirement For Copilots Operating On 135 Flight

January 5, 2016 - The FAA amends final rule it made on Part 135 fight operations that had required in some cases the copilot, the second in command (SIC) of a Part 135 flight to hold an ATP certificate. Back in 2010, congress  Read More

 

NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billions In New Era Of Aviation

January 4, 2015 - The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six  Read More

 

Cochise Sheriff Office Back In The Air After New Years Eve Helicopter Crash In 2014

January 3, 2016 -  The Cochise County Sheriff Office returns to the sky after the crash of the departments helicopter on New Years Eve in 2014, that killed the pilot and his passenger. “It’s nice to be back in the air” said Sheriff  Read More

 

Red Bull Air Race 2016 Calendar Announced With New Locations

January 2, 2016 - The eight race 2016 World Championship season will feature a long-awaited return to a famed German auto-racing track, as well as a historic debut in the U.S. city that’s home to one of the most prestigious motorsport races on the planet. Salzburg  Read More

             
     

Germany To Require Its Pilots Undergo Radon Drug And Alcohol Testing

December 30, 2015 - In the wake of Germany's Germanwings Flight 9525 crash that killed all 150 onboard, Germany plans to introduce legislation that would for the first time require its pilots to undergo random drug and Read More

 

Wisconsin Based, Morgan Aircraft Files For Bankruptcy

December 30, 2015 - Morgan Aircraft which was founded in 2005, had a vision to build and manufacture Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) general aviation jets and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has filed bankruptcy as a result of the company  Read More

 

Pentagon Says F-35 Program On The Right Track

December 29, 2015 - Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office say they've finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 Read More

 

Civil Air Patrol Aircraft Crashes In Office Building In Anchorage Killing Its Pilot

December 29, 2015 - Just after 6 AM this morning, A Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aircraft crashed into two office buildings in Anchorage Alaska killing the pilot. At this time it is unknown if any one else was onboard the Cessna 172, (N914CP) Read More

             
     

Graffiti Taggers Tag Planes At Van Nuys Airport For A Second Time

December 28, 2015 - Graffiti taggers cut a hole in perimeter fence at Los Angeles' Van Nuys Airport on Sunday night or early Monday morning and tagged three corporate jets belonging to Fair Wind Air Charter, Private Air Read More

 

Japan's MJR Regional Jet Faces Further Setbacks

December 24, 2015 – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation today announced that the company will change the first delivery schedule of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, from the second quarter of 2017 to the second quarter of Read More

 

ICARUS, The Next Generation Of IFR Training Glasses

December 23, 2015 - ICARUS Devices will soon introduce a pilot training device that will fundamentally change the way pilot train for instrument flight. ICARUS, which stands for Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding Read More

 

Epic Aircraft E1000 Makes Maiden Flight Begins Flight Testing

December 23, 2015 - Epic Aircraft, manufacturer of high performance, all carbon fiber, single-engine turboprop aircraft, achieved a significant milestone in its E1000 certification program last week, with the successful maiden Read More

             
     

10 Years After Fatal Plane Crash, Family Members Continue To Search For Answers

December 21, 2015 - At approximately 11:40 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2006, a Cessna U206G, aircraft, registration N120HS crashed while on a precision approach for runway 35 at the Monroe County Airport Read More 

 

Pilots And Cost-Sharing Passengers Receive A Blow By DC Court Of Appeals

December 18, 2015 - On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against Flytenow, Inc. in the case of the FAA vs. Flytenow, Inc. (No. 14-1168). After giving oral arguments in their case before the court in Read More 

 

Alcoa Awarded Multiyear Supply Contracts With Boeing Worth Over $2.5 Billion

December 17, 2015 - Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced long-term supply contracts with Boeing valued at over $2.5 billion. Alcoa will supply multi-material fastening systems for every Boeing platform in its largest Read More

 

LightSquared And Garmin Reach Agreement On Spectrum Use For L-Band

December 17, 2015 - Today, New LightSquared reached agreement with Garmin on spectrum use parameters for terrestrial service in the L-Band relating to the new company’s licenses as regulated by the Federal  Read More

             
     

Commercial Flights To Begin Soon From US To Cuba

December 17, 2015 - For over 50 years, the United States and Cuba has had limited communications. However, that changed a year ago today when President Obama addressed the nation to report a change in U.S. Cuba policy. One year ago, President  Read More

 

General Aviation Manufacturers Association Calls On Small Airplane Certification Rule

December 15, 2015 - General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce issued the following statement asking when the Obama Administration will issue the rule to implement the Small Read More

 

Senate Passes Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2 (PBOR 2)

December 15, 2015 - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 11,000 flight hours, today hailed the Senate’s unanimous passage of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (S. 571). The bill has 70 cosponsors, Read More

 

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

December 14, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than Read More

             
     

Four Airlines Ban The Carriage Of Hoverboards On Their Aircraft

December 11, 2015 - On Friday, four major airlines banned the popular "hoverboards" from being carried or stored on their aircraft. These self-balancing devices are the year’s hottest electronics as people everywhere are  Read More

 

No Fly Zone Over Aliso Canyon Fear Aircraft Flying Over May Ignite Methane Gas

December 10, 2015 - The FAA as issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), 5/3842 to alert aircraft pilots of the potential hazards of a methane gas leak at a Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility in the Read More

 

HondaJet Receives Type Certification From The FAA

December 9, 2015 — The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North  Read More

 

DOT Explores Initiative To Make Flying Easier For Individuals With Disabilities

December 2, 2015 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department has hired a neutral convenor to consider the feasibility of a negotiated rulemaking to develop additional rules Read More

             
     

China's Hainan Airlines To Buy Stake In Azul Brazilian Airlines

November 24, 2015 - China's largest privately owned air carrier and the country's fourth largest airline Hainan Airlines (HNA) to purchase 23.7% stake in Brazil's third largest airline Azul Brazilian Airlines (“Azul”). Hainan Airlines (HNA Group) will assume the role of Read More

 

Turkey Shoots Down Russian SU-24 Fighter Jet

November 24, 2015 - Turkey which boarders several counties including Syria and Iraq has shot down a Russian supersonic SU-24 fighter jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday. Turkey repots the jet flew into its airspace and that Turkey had warned the pilots of its Read More

 

AEA Announces Softness In Avionics Sales In Third-Quarter

November 23, 2015 - The Aircraft Electronics Association released its third-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report, which indicate aircraft electronics sales have decreased  5.3 percent compared to third-quarter sales in 2014. In the three-month period of July, August  Read More

 

20th Century Fox Pays Colton Harris-Moore Victim Restitution For Movie Deal

November 23, 2015 - 20th Century Fox makes final payment to the U.S. Marshal Service in connection to Colton Harris-Moore aka the "Barefoot Bandit" plea agreement in which he was required to pay his victims more than $1.3 Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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