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Lockheed Martin To Acquire Sikorsky Aircraft

July 20, 2015 – Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account  Read More


Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand For Airline Pilots With Strongest Demand In Asia

July 20, 2015 - Boeing today released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world's airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over  Read More


Wings Of Alaska Flight 202 Crashes Killing The Pilot And Injuring 4

July 18, 2015 - On Friday a Cessna 207A, N62AK, departed Juneau International Airport, Alaska (PAJN) for  Hoonah Airport, Alaska (PAOH) with 5 people onboard. Enroute the aircraft crashed killing its pilot and four others were injured Read More


Piper Aircraft To Layoff Up To 150 Employees

July 16, 2015 - Piper Aircraft Inc. announced the layoff of up to 150 employees due to a lag in sales, “As a direct result of the slowdown in sales, Piper Aircraft will adjust the production schedule for remainder of 2015, as well as 2016. Aircraft sales for all  manufacturers  Read More


Solar Impulse World Solar Flight Pushed To April 2016 Due To Overheated Batteries

July 15, 2015 - Despite the hard work of the Solar Impulse team to repair the batteries which overheated in the record breaking oceanic flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, the solar powered airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg  Read More


Air Force One Pilot To President Lyndon B. Johnson Passes Away

July 15, 2015 - Brigadier General James Underwood "Jim" Cross, U. S. Air Force who was President Lyndon B. Johnson's pilot on Air Force One passed away at 90 in Gatesville, Texas on Saturday. Cross who was living in a nursing home died of natural causes. Cross  Read More


Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams Passes Away At 97

July 15, 2015 - Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams one of the last members of the Tuskegee Airmen passed away on July 2nd at the age of 97. Lt. Col. Eldridge F. Williams was born November 2, 1917. In 1941, he was drafted and after a Read More


Delta To Purchase $56 Million In Additional Shares In GOL Airlines

July 13, 2015 - Delta will deepen its existing partnership with GOL Airlines (Linhas Aereas Inteligentes) to enhance the Latin American carrier’s financial position and liquidity. GOL Airlines is the second largest airline in Brazil Read More


FAA To Rename Waypoints Named After Donald Trump At Palm Beach Airport

July 13, 2015 - The FAA has announced that it will replace several navigational waypoint names at the Palm Beach International Airport. These waypoints which are used by pilots to determine their position on a route have now become Read More


Attempt Underway To Force Instant Global Airline Deregulation

July 13, 2015 - A small group of countries is pushing hastily for full liberalization of the global airline industry, without safeguards, or consideration of the impact of such a move. The deal is currently on the table of ICAO Air  Read More


Teamsters Union Files Lawsuit Against Republic Airways Calling On Fair Contracts

July 9, 2015 - Teamsters Local 357 in Plainfield, Ind., filed a lawsuit against Republic Airways for unilaterally changing pilots’ working conditions regarding “open time” flying without first agreeing with the union about those changes. More  Read More


Father And Son Identified In Midair Plane Crash Involving A Cessna 150 And F16

July 8, 2015 - The pilot and passenger of a Cessna 150 that was involved in deadly midair plane crash with an Air Force F-16C fighter jet have been identified as father and son, pilot Joseph Johnson, 30, and his father Michael Read More


Boeing, Loss Of US Export-Import Bank Is A Huge Competitive Disadvantage

July 7, 2015 - For the first time in history, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) fails to receive congressional reauthorization. This is because congress skipped out of town for summer recess without taking a vote before its Read More


Vietnam War Pilot Dies In Flight For Life Helicopter Crash

July 6, 2015 - On Friday, a Flight For Life Colorado air ambulance helicopter had departed St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, Colorado with its pilot Patrick Mahany, 64 and two nurses. Just after takeoff the helicopter crashed killing its pilot and Read More


First A350 XWB For Cathay Pacific Is Taking Shape

July 6, 2015 - Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail Read More


Arch Grabs Second Straight Win With Thrilling Victory In Budapest

July 5, 2015 - Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in the heart of Budapest on Sunday, overcoming scorching heat and a ferocious challenge from championship leader Paul Bonhomme to pull Read More


JetBlue Becomes First Major Airline To Fly To Cuba Since Travel Restrictions

July 3, 2015 - Today JetBlue operated its first weekly charter flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). JetBlue becomes the first major U.S. carrier  Read More


Powered By The Sun, Solar Impulse 2 Aircraft Reaches Hawaii After 5 Nights

July 3, 2015 - The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Read More


Jury Finds Bakersfield Man Guilty Of Laser Strikes On Kern County Sheriff’s Helicopter

July 1, 2015 - After a two-day trial, Barry Lee Bowser Jr., 52, of Bakersfield, was found guilty today of one count of aiming the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According  Read More


Solar Impulse 2 Breaks World Records On Flight From Japan To Hawaii

July 1, 2015 - The airplane of Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg attempting the first round the world solar flight has broken all distance and duration world records for solar aviation (80 hour and 5663 km). At Read More


Bob Irwin Co-Founder Of Aircraft Spruce Dies At 95

June 30, 2015 - After selling Fullerton Air Parts, Bob and Flo Irwin formed a new company called Aircraft Spruce Company (Aircraft Spruce) in 1965. The company initially started off selling one product, and that product was aircraft grade lumber that was made from the spruce Read More


Plane Crashes Just Moments After Pilot Reported Engine Problems To ATC

June 28, 2015 - At about 4 PM today, a Beech A36 Bonanza, N5626D departed on a VFR flight plan from Lancaster Airport, Pennsylvania for Norwood Airport, Massachusetts with three people onboard. At about 5:40 PM the pilot contacted Read More


Cruise Line Passengers Killed In Sightseeing Plane Crash, Alaska

June 26, 2015 - On Thursday, Eight passengers on the Holland America cruise line ship, the Westerdam, boarded a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter aircraft at Ketchikan International Airport, Alaska for aerial shore sightseeing flight. The Westerdam Read More


NBAA Issues 'Call To Action' Against Proposed ATC Privatization, User Fees

June 25, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today called upon its more than 10,000 Member Companies to make their voices heard in strong opposition to any legislative proposal that would strip  Read More


IAA and ISAVIA Create Worlds 1st Cross Border Aeronautical Communications Center

June 24, 2015 - The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has today commenced operations with the Rohde & Schwarz VCS-4G Voice Communications Control System (VCCS), which will enable the IAA and ISAVIA to become Read More


Airbus Wins $57 Billion Of Aircraft Orders At Paris Air Show 2015

June 20, 2015 - During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7  Read More


NTSB Report Out On Discovery Channel Military Reality Show Helicopter Crash

June 20, 2015 - A helicopter pilot filming of a unnamed military themed reality show for Discovery Channel along with his passengers, lighting and altitude was the likely cause of a Bell 206B helicopter (N59518) crash that took the lives of  Read More


NASA, German Aerospace Center Partner For Research Into Advanced Aircraft

June 19, 2015 - NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and advance research into rotorcraft, two projects that extend years of vital cooperation  Read More


Garmin Introduces Stylish Aviator Watch, D2 Bravo With Aviation Features

June 18, 2015 - Garmin  on Tuesday introduced D2 Bravo, a next-generation aviator watch that combines practical functionality and sophisticated design to bring pilots and aviation enthusiasts a premium GPS watch. D2 Bravo Read More


Former Carson Helicopter Vice President Sentenced To Federal Prison

June 18, 2015 - Steven Metheny, 45, Medford, Oregon was sentenced Tuesday to 12.5 years in federal prison by U.S. Chief District Court Judge Ann Aiken after his convictions for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and the  Read More


Transportation Committee Chairman Wants To Strip The FAA Of ATC Functions

June 18, 2015 - In a speech on Monday before the Aeroclub of Washington, the used car salesmen, Chairman of the House Transportation committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, said he would like to  Read More


FAA Proposes $66,000 Civil Penalty Against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc.

June 17, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $66,000 civil penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc., of Miami, Fla., for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not Read More


UTC To Spin Off From Or Sell Sikorsky Aircraft, Intends To Exit Helicopter Business

June 16, 2015 - United Technologies Corp. on Monday announced that it will pursue the separation of the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies, subject to final Board approval. This announcement follows a review  Read More


UTC Aerospace Systems introduces aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System

June 16, 2015 - Hartford, Connecticut based UTC Aerospace Systems, introduces a radar-based aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System (TSAS) designed to help flight crews navigate safely during taxiing operations and to detect Read More


32,600 New Planes Worth Nearly US$5 Trillion In The Next 20 Years

June 16, 2015- From the world’s first commercial flight in 1914, to today’s 32 million flights annually, aviation has become part and parcel of our everyday lives. With some three billion air passengers, and 50 million tons of freight carried  Read More


ICON A5 Light Sport Amphibian Aircraft Successfully Completes FAA Audit

June 15, 2015 - On Thursday, the FAA completed a comprehensive compliance audit at ICON Aircraft’s Tehachapi, California, facility. This allowed them to issue the first S-LSA airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5 Light Sport    Read More


DOT, Delta To Keep Seattle-Haneda Route As Long As It Provides Daily Service

June 15, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today finalized its decision to permit Delta Air Lines to retain its authority to provide daily service between Seattle, Washington and Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Read More


Wheelchair Bound, Airline Passenger Forced To Crawl Up Flight Of Stairs

June 15, 2015 - Theresa Purcell, is unable to walk as a result of a neurological disorder that affects her motor and sensory nerves, which has weakened her body's muscles and nervous system. As a result Purcell must use a  Read More


South Carolina Passes Sales Tax Exemption For Owner Operator Aircraft Parts

June 15, 2015 - South Carolina Governor has signed a bill into law removing the state’s seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as “FAA Part 91.” The change is expected to make South Carolina’s  Read More


Bombardier C Series Aircraft Flight Tests Show Better Fuel Burn, Payload, Range

June 14, 2015 - Bombardier announced today that, based on flight tests results, its all-new CS100 and CS300 aircraft are exceeding their original targets for fuel burn, payload, range and airfield performance. In  Read More


VA Makes Last Minute Rule Change In Flight School Requirements

June 12, 2015 - An eleventh-hour decision by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has left dozens of veterans stranded in Prescott, Ariz., with limited employment opportunities and families to care for, and once again    Read More


United Airlines To Pay Over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

June 12, 2015 - In a case that garnered nationwide attention, air transportation giant United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 million and implement changes to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal  Read More


Allegiant Wins Injunction Appeal To Change Terms Of Employment On Its Pilots

June 12, 2015 - Allegiant Air, a low-cost airline owned by Allegiant Travel Co. on Tuesday prevailed before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its appeal of a lower court ruling which had prohibited the Read More


NTSB Report Indicates Wasilla Pilot, Instructor Was Killed By Spinning Propeller

June 11, 2015 - NTSB report indicates a Wasilla pilot, 62-year-old Clark (Jay) Baldwin was struck and killed by a moving Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub's (N985W) plane propeller. Baldwin accidently walked into the back of  Read More

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