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FAA Releases Updated Model Aircraft Guidance

September 2, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft. Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces the Read More

 

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract For 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

September 1, 2015 - Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. The order  Read More

 

Empire Airlines Receives Fine After Operating Aircraft After A Lightning Strike

September 1, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that Read More

 

Private Air Offers Revolutionary "All You Can Fly" For Low Monthly Fee

September 1, 2015 - All-you-can-fly in Executive aircraft between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg for a monthly fee of $950 is now offered by Private Air. Flights will start in October and Read More

             
     

Russia's Failing Economy Results In The Sale Of Its 2nd Largest Airline

August 31, 2015 - Due to U.S. and other western countries sanctions imposed on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine's civil war, Russia's economy has fallen to the degree that it is in a full blown recession and many Read More

 

Airport TSA Screener Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Student

August 30, 2015 - On Tuesday, a 21 year old student from South Korea has accused a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker of sexually assaulting her after she had disembarked a flight at LaGuardia Airport, New Read More

 

Bell Helicopter Opens Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Assembly Plant Lafayette, La

August 28, 2015 - Bell Helicopter announced the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center is officially open for business in Lafayette, La., where the company will assemble the new commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Read More

 

FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

August 28, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The research center is a unique facility that Read More

             
     

Boeing Reaches Design Milestone On Its Largest Twin Engine Jet, The 777X

August 27, 2015 - Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after Read More

 

Republic Airways Submits Last, Best And Final Offer To Its Pilots

August 26, 2015 - Republic Airways Holdings parent company to Indianapolis, Indiana based Republic Airways has presented what it calls its "Last, Best and Final Offer" to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 357 representing its almost 2,100 pilots Read More

 

UK Places Restrictions On Airshows After Accident At Shoreham Air Show

August 25, 2015 - Following the accident at the Shoreham Air Show on Saturday in which 11 people were killed and 13 people injured the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have begun an immediate review and Read More

 

Pilot Experienced Engine Problems Instructed To Land At Airport That Did Not Exist

August 24, 2015 - A preliminary report by the NTSB has been release on the plane crash of a Beech C35, N5946C (manufactured in 1952) that crashed on the 16th in which the aircraft collided with a railroad grade crossing cantilever arm Read More

             
     

11 Killed 13 Injured After Fighter Jet Crash At Shoreham Airshow

August 23, 2015 - On Saturday a 1950's restored British Hunter T7 (G-BXFI/WV372) fighter jet crashed while participating in the annual Shoreham Airshow, Shoreham Airport, England killing 11 and injuring at least 13 other. Before airshow onlookers, about Read More

 

Coroners Office Reports Pilot Of Carson Air Flight 66 Was Intoxicated

August 21, 2015 - Pilot of a deadly commercial flight had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. Back on April 13th, a Canadian commuter airline, Carson Air departed Vancouver International Airport at about 6:43 AM for  Read More

 

Passenger Airline Employment Up Three Percent Over This Time Last Year

August 21, 2015 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in June 2015 than in June 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on  Read More

 

FAA Releases Pilot UAS Reports

August 21, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new list of pilot, air traffic and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft (UAS). The reports cover November 13, 2014 through August 20, 2015. Because pilot  Read More

             
     

NASA To Test Emergency Locator Transmitters By Crashing Airplane

August 21, 2015 - Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator Read More

 

Florida Man Escorting His Grandmother At Airport Caught With Heroin

August 21, 2015 - An Orange Park, Florida man residing in Louisville, was arrested yesterday at Louisville International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with Resisting, Opposing, Impeding, and Obstructing a Federal Officer or Read More

 

FAA Delays Establishing A Pilot Records Database

August 20, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General has released a report that indicated the FAA has not shown progress in implementing a 2010 congressional mandate to create a pilot data base in which airlines would be able to Read More

 

International Airlines Group (IAG) Seals Deal To Purchase Aer Lingus Airlines

August 19, 2015 - International Airlines Group (IAG) has received confirmation of the valid acceptance of its Offer for Aer Lingus in respect of all the Aer Lingus shares held by the Ryanair Group. Ryanair’s acceptance was a Read More

             
     

UK's CAA Takes Enforcement Action Against Three Major Airlines

August 19, 2015 - UK passengers can now look forward to improved support during disruption, following the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) enforcement action against three major airlines. Following an extensive review of Read More

 

Court Gives "Air Cocaine" Pilots 20 Year Prison Sentence

August 19, 2015 - A Dominican Republic court (tribunal) has sentenced two French pilots, Captain Pascal Fauret and Copilot Bruno Odos to 20 years in prison for drug smuggling. The pilots professed throughout the trial that they were innocent, Fauret said  Read More

 

Five Killed In Midair Plane Crash, San Diego

August 18, 2015 - On Sunday about 11 AM, two planes collided mid air about 2 miles northeast of Brown Field Municipal Airport San Diego, California while on approach killing the pilot of a Cessna 172, N1285U, and the and all four onboard twin-engine Sabreliner jet Read More

 

Fight Instructor And Student Pilot Killed Just After Takeoff At McAllen Airport

August 18, 2015 - On Friday a Zenair CH 2000 airplane, N26ZA, had departed from McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE), McAllen, Texas with a student pilot and a flight instructor, just after takeoff the aircraft reportedly Read More

             
     

IndiGo Firms Up 250 A320neo Aircraft Airbus’ Largest Order By Number

August 18, 2015 - India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This historic aircraft purchase Read More

 

Hydrogen Powered Aircraft Takes Flight With Real Possibilities

August 18, 2015 - HyperSolar, Inc. the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, today commented on recent news from both a well-known commercial airplane manufacturer Read More

 

Bonhomme Wins Red Bull Air Race At Ascot With 3rd Win Of Season

August 17, 2015 - On Sunday, Britain’s Paul Bonhomme final run was flawless and he stopped the clock in 1.06.416 seconds. Australia’s Matt Hall took second place in a time of 1:09.024 while Yoshihide Muroya got his first podium of Read More

 

FAA Has Identified Automation Problems At Washington Center

August 16, 2015 - The FAA identified a recent software upgrade at the Leesburg, VA, high-altitude radar facility as the source of Saturday’s automation problems. The agency is working closely with its contractor, Lockheed Martin Corp., to prevent future occurrences Read More

             
     

Trigana Air Service ATR 42 Aircraft Went Down With 54 People Onboard

August 16, 2015 - A twin engine turboprop, ATR 42 aircraft owned and operated by Trigana Air Service of Jakarta, Indonesia crashed into Tangok mountain range in the Oktabe district of Papua province in Indonesia with 54 people Read More

 

Pilot Unmanned Aircraft Reports Much Higher In 2015

August 12, 2015 - Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message that operating drones around airplanes Read More

 

Airline Consumer Complaints Up 20 Percent From Previous Year

August 12, 2015 - Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were up 20.3 percent from the first six months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer  Read More

 

Tommy Lee's Former Pilot Killed In Plane Crash

August 11, 2015 - The pilot of the Cessna 182F Skylane that crashed in Santa Barbara County, California on Thursday that killed two had an FAA disciplinary record. David Martz, 58, of San Diego had departed Lompoc Airport in Santa Barbara County, California for McClellan Read More

             
     

The First American Jet Engine Was Born Inside a Power Plant

August 11, 2015 - For most people, Thomas Edison is the man who came up with the first practical light bulb. But Edison was also an inveterate entrepreneur who parlayed his patents into new industries and enduring businesses. Take GE, the result of an 1892  Read More

 

Gulfstream G500 Completes Five Flights

August 10, 2015 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G500 has completed five test flights since it first took to the skies on May 18. During more than 15 hours of flying, the aircraft achieved a top speed of Mach 0.80 and Read More

 

FAA Kept Controller Fatigue Data Under Raps For Years Until Now

August 11, 2015 - On Monday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a 270 page study that showed FAA air traffic controllers work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue. The release of this report came after the Associated Press (AP) released a summary of Read More

 

Senate Report Indicates Airlines Continue To Charge Passengers Undisclosed Fees

August 7, 2015 - A new congressional report released Thursday took aim at the airline industry for failing to adequately disclose extra fees and add-on costs charged to the flying public. The report, released by the Read More

             
     

NTSB Report, Harrison Ford's Plane Crash Was Due To Carburetor Malfunction

August 6, 2015- NTSB today released a report that indicated that the probable cause that led to Harrison Ford's emergency crash landing of a Ryan PT-22 (N53178) back on March 5th in Santa Monica, CA was due to a carburetor malfunction Read More

 

Flaperon Has Been Confirmed To Be From Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

August 6, 2015 - It has been confirmed that the flaperon (a type of aircraft control surface that combines aspects of both flaps and ailerons) which washed up onshore the French island of Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean on Read More

 

Airport Wildlife Strike Reporting Continues To Increase

August 5, 2015 - Wildlife strike reporting for both commercial and general aviation airports continues to increase, according to a new report by renowned wildlife expert Dr. Richard A. Dolbeer. At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Dolbeer recently Read More

 

Airlines Take Action In Death Of Cecil The Lion

August 4, 2015 - Following the death of Cecil the lion several airlines have indicated they have banned the shipment of trophy animals worldwide as freight, on Monday Delta led the charge followed by American Airlines. On July 1, 2015, Cecil the lion who was a Read More

             
     

FAA Needs To Do A Better Job With Aircraft Repair Station Oversight In The EU

July 29, 2015 - DOT's Office Of Inspector General's report indicated the FAA needs to implement greater oversight on European Union (EU) aircraft repair facilities. As international air service expands, U.S. air carriers increasingly  Read More

 

FAA, Wildfires And Drones Don’t Mix

July 29, 2015 - Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation  Read More

 

A Look Inside Trump's Boeing 757-200

July 22, 2015 - Donald Trump, Republican 2016 presidential candidate has been out on the campaign trail bolstering himself as a wealthy business magnate, claiming his net worth “is in excess of $10 Billion”. Yet the aircraft that Trump boost so much about, his Read More

 

FedEx Express To Acquire 50 Additional Boeing 767-300F Aircraft

July 21, 2015 - FedEx Express today agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F aircraft from The Boeing Company as it continues to modernize its aircraft fleet to more effectively serve its customers. In addition to the 50 Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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