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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


Cessna Citation X+ Receives FAA Certification, Celebrates Initial Deliveries

June 26, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company announced today that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration type certification of the new Citation X+ mid-size business jet, the world’s fastest civil aircraft. Deliveries  Read More


Raytheon Completes Preparing JLENS Radar For Contingency Deployment

Should the U.S. or its allies need enhanced protection against cruise missiles, hostile airplanes, sea-borne threats or unmanned aircraft, military commanders will have a new system at their disposal. Raytheon has finished preparing a Read More


FAA Offers Guidance To Model Aircraft Operators

June 23, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published a Federal Register notice on its interpretation of the statutory special rules for model aircraft in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The guidance Read More


Pilot Is Suspect In The Disappearance Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

June 23, 2014 - More than three months have passed since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The Boeing 777-200ER which had departed Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, with 12 crew members and 227 Read More


FAA Breaks Ground For New Tucson Air Traffic Control Tower

June 19, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today joined local officials in breaking ground for a new, $26 million air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport. At about 250 feet tall, the new tower will be more  Read More


NASA Aeronautics Makes Strides To Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Travel

June 16, 2014 - The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of  Read More


Son Of David Rockefeller Dies In Plane Crash In NY

June 13, 2014 – The son of David Rockefeller and great grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller died today in a plane crash in Westchester County, New York. At about 8:08 AM, Richard Rockefeller, 65 was flying in his Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian  Read More


UPS Appoints Canavan President Of UPS Airlines

June 12, 2014 - UPS announced today that it has named Brendan Canavan, a 33-year UPS veteran, the new president of UPS Airlines. Canavan, 53, replaces Mitch Nichols, who was promoted to senior vice president of transportation and engineering and named Read More


Emirates Airline Cancels 70 A350 XWB Order With Airbus

June 11, 2014 - Airbus confirms that Emirates Airline has decided to cancel its order of 70 A350 XWB aircraft. The decision follows on-going discussions with the airline in light of their fleet requirement review, as demonstrated by their order of 50 additional Read More


NextGen Is Now For General Aviation

June 11, 2014 - Federal Aviation Administrator Michael P. Huerta today delivered good news to the House Small Business Committee NextGen is now for general aviation. The FAA recently completed installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast  Read More


FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights Over Land

June 10, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has given approval for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in  Alaska—the  Read More


Supplier Convicted In Exporting F-16 Military Parts To The Venezuelan Air Force

June 9, 2014 - Ronald Dobek, 39 was convicted yesterday of conspiring to export and exporting F-16 military parts to the Venezuelan Air Force (VAF) without a license or authority from the U.S. Department of State. The jury  Read More


Three Quebec Prisoners Escape By Helicopter

June 8, 2014 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police are working with law enforcement agencies, airports and the FBI in an effort to capture three prisoners who escaped on Saturday night from Orsainville Detention Centre, Quebec, Canada by helicopter. The detainees Read More


FAA To Consider Exemptions For Commercial UAS Movie And TV Production

June 2, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and  Read More


Gulfstream Crashes At Bedford Field Killing All Onboard

June 1, 2014 – On Saturday seven people killed in a plane crash at Bedford Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. At or about 9:40 PM a Gulfstream IV, N121JM was departing the airport for Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey on runway 11 when the Read More


USAF Bomber Pilot Helps Land A United 737 After Captain Passes Out

June 1, 2014 - Most people think that during an emergency they would step up to the plate, act heroically and do what is necessary to save lives. Thinking one might rescue the day is a noble thought, but acting on those thoughts is Read More


Commercial Pilot Smuggles 62 Packets Of Cocaine Into Bush Airport

May 27, 2014 - Commercial pilot, Stanley Rafael Hill, 49, of McKinney, Texas was hospitalized and arrested after smuggling 62 small balloon packets of cocaine in which he ingested prior to his flight. On Saturday, May 24, Hill, Read More


Cessna Citation Latitude Issued Type Inspection Authorization By FAA

May 20, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) recent milestones in the certification program of the new Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. The  Read More


Dassault Falcon 7X Sets New Speed Record

May 13, 2014 - The Falcon 7X, serial number 207, took off from Teterboro Airport at 8:04 AM local time on May 2 with test pilot Philippe Deleume and Dassault operational pilot Olivier Froment at the controls. Three passengers were on board. The aircraft was fully Read More


Sikorsky Wins U.S. Navy Contract To Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

May 7, 2014 - The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Read More


UPS Responds To Released Report On The Blocking Of TNT Express

May 7, 2014 - The European Commission (EC) today published the summary of its 2013 decision to block the acquisition of the Dutch company, TNT Express by United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). Both companies provide  Read More


NTSB Report Indicates Cause Of Fire That Destroyed A WWII B-17G Aircraft

May 7, 2014 - The NTSB has concluded its investigation into what turned a vintage Boeing B-17G, aircraft (N390TH) into a ball of fire upon takeoff from Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, Illinois back in June 2011. The Boeing  Read More


NTSB Recommends FAA, NWS Improve Weather Forecast To Pilots

May 6, 2014 - The European Commission (EC) today published the summary of its 2013 decision to block the acquisition of the Dutch company, TNT Express by United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS). Both companies provide small package  Read More


Airbus A350 XWB Arrives In Florida For Extreme Weather Tests

May 6, 2014 - In order to go beyond certification requirements and testing to the extremes the first ever Airbus A350 XWB to visit the United States, MSN 2 (manufacturer’s serial number) has arrived at McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force base Read More


Sikorsky Begins Powered Ground Tests Of CH-53K Helicopter With Rotor Blades

May 1, 2014 - Sikorsky has begun full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground  Read More


NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation On Alaska Air Operators Owned By HoTH, Inc

May 1, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board today issued an urgent safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the oversight of air operators in Alaska owned by HoTh, Inc.,  Read More


Drivers Bring Up Cessna 210 And Its Pilot After Midair Collision At Airshow

May 1, 2014 - The wreckage of a 1965 Cessna 210 containing the body of its pilot, was recovered on Wednesday after the plane crashed into San Francisco Bay on Sunday following a midair collision with another aircraft while  Read More


Teen Goes On Shooting Spree At FedEx Facility At Cobb County Airport

May 1, 2014 - Kennesaw police report that on Tuesday Geddy Kramer a 19 year old employee at the FedEx facility as a baggage handler located at Cobb County Airport - McCollum Field went into work and went on a Read More


Petition Filed With EPA To Stop Lead Based AVGAS

April 23, 2014 - On Monday, three environmental health organizations (Friends Of The Earth, Physicians For Social Responsibility and Oregon Aviation Watch) filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in which they call on the agency to regulate Read More


Landmark Aviation Signs Agreement To Acquire Ross Aviation

April 23. 2014 - Landmark Aviation announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ross Aviation, a network of fixed based operations located throughout the United States, from investment funds affiliated with Centre Partners  Read More


NBAA Releases New Fatigue, Fitness For Duty Guidelines

April 22, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) released a new safety resource, “Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation,” last week at the Business Aviation Safety Seminar in San Diego, CA. The 16-page report, a joint effort with the  Read More


FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

April 21, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two and a half months ahead of  Read More

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