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Former Air Force Airplane Mechanic Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges

March 18, 2015 - On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in New York City returned a two-count indictment charging Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, an American citizen and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, with attempting to provide Read More

 

Boeing EcoDemonstrator 757 Flight Tests Focus On Aerodynamic Efficiency

March 18, 2015 - Boeing has begun several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 to evaluate new technologies to improve commercial aviation's efficiency, reduce noise and carbon emissions. Boeing is collaborating Read More

 

Portland Man Gets Six Months For Aiming A Laser Pointer At Commercial Aircraft

March 17, 2015 - Stephen Francis Bukucs, 41, of Portland, was sentenced to six months in federal prison yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman for two felony counts of aiming a laser pointer at commercial Read More

 

Boeing Responds To IAM's Petition To Unionize Boeing South Carolina

March 16, 2015 - Boeing was notified today that the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold an election for more  Read More

             
     

Air Force Develops High Temperature Coating For Fighter Aircraft

March 16, 2015 - The Air Force and a small business partner developed an innovative, high-temperature, abrasion-resistant coating product that could directly improve the reliability and maintainability of weapon systems  Read More

 

Senate Holds Roll Call Vote On Confirmation Of Hart As Chairman Of The NTSB

March 12, 2015 - At 2:11 PM the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #20, Christopher A. Hart, of Colorado, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Hart was  Read More

 

Eglin Air Force Base Responds To Helicopter Crash 11 Feared Dead

March 11, 2015 - Two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the Hammond, La Army National Guard were participating in a training exercise overnight. One of the helicopters with four aircrew and seven Marines  Read More

 

Actor Harrison Ford Remains Hospitalized After Crash Landing His Aircraft

March 9, 2015 - Actor Harrison Ford, continues to recover after he had to make an emergency crash landing in his 1942 Ryan ST-3KR aircraft, N53178, on Thursday. Ford had just departed the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, California, when Read More

             
     

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

February 27, 2015 - Another major milestone in Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft program was reached today with the maiden flight of the CS300 airliner. The technologically advanced CSeries aircraft will provide operators with  Read More

 

ADS-B Solutions For Helicopters

February 26, 2015 - Garmin today announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. Helicopter owners and operators are offered added safety benefits with the GDL 84H and GDL 88H, which meet equipage requirements for ADS-B Read More

 

Continental's IO-360-AF Alternative Fuel Engine Receives FAA Certification

February 25, 2015 – Continental Motors Group (CMG), an AVIC International Corporation company, announces that the IO-360-AF (alternative fuel) engine model received type certification from the FAA in January 2015 Read More

 

American Airlines Responds To Allegations Of Maintenance Fraud On Its Aircraft

February 23, 2015 - American Airlines Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, David Seymour on Friday sent a letter off to Transport Workers Union Local 591 president, Gary Peterson in response to a letter he wrote to David Read More

             
     

Canada Issues Flight Permit For First CS300 Flight Test Vehicle

February 23, 2015 - Bombardier Aircraft announced on Friday that following a thorough inspection of the aircraft and a review of all the associated build documentation, Transport Canada inspectors have issued the flight permit that allows the first CS300 flight Read More

 

Worldwide Air Logistics Group To Acquire Florida West International Airways

February 20, 2015 - Southern Air Holdings, Inc. announced on Wednesday that its affiliate, Worldwide Air Logistics Group, Inc. (“Worldwide”), will expand and diversify its ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and  Read More

 

Gulfstream G650ER Circumnavigates The Globe In One Stop

February 20, 2015 - Gulfstream announced that the G650ER recently set two city-pair records while flying around the world in one stop. The G650ER took off from White Plains, New York, with three passengers and four crew members on Read More

 

FAA Approves EVAS Cockpit Smoke Protection In The Boeing 777 Aircraft

February 20, 2015 - VisionSafe Corporation has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Emergency Vision System (EVAS) Cockpit Smoke Displacement equipment applicable to the Boeing 777. The  Read More

             
     

Lawsuit Accuses UPS Of Illegally Shipping 700,000 Cartons Untaxed Cigarettes

February 19, 2015 - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the filing of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging that United Parcel Service, Inc. unlawfully shipped over 136 million contraband cigarettes or nearly Read More

 

Several Airlines Have Agreed To Pay For Price Fixing Of Airline Tickets

February 19, 2015 - Settlements have been reached with eight airlines in a class action lawsuit involving the price of airline tickets. Those airlines are: Air France; Cathay Pacific; Japan Airlines; Malaysian Airlines Read More

 

Quest Aircraft Company Builders Of The Kodiak Is Under New Ownership

February 19, 2015 - Quest Aircraft Company on Tuesday signed an agreement for its acquisition by “Setouchi Holdings Inc.”, a member of “Tsuneishi Group”. Tsuneishi Group is involved in the shipbuilding, transportation and Read More

 

FAA Sets Rules For Flying Drones, No Night Flights And Visual Line Of Sight

February 16, 2015 - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation  Read More

             
     

Bonhomme Triumphs In Abu Dhabi At Red Bull Air Race Season Opener

February 15, 2015 - Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over Australia's Matt Hall on the high-speed, low-altitude race Read More

 

Successfully Taking The CSeries Aircraft To The Limit, Flutter Test Completed

February 15, 2015 - Bombardier confirms that the CSeries aircraft achieved a critical milestone in February with the successful completion of the flutter testing program which demonstrated the full capability of the aircraft Read More

 

Clay Lacy Aviation Breaks Ground On $10-Million Expansion At Van Nuys Airport

February 13, 2015 - On Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD-6) today joined San Fernando Valley leaders in business, community and education to break ground on Clay Lacy Aviation’s new  Read More

 

Neil Armstrong's Wife Discovers Cloth Bag Containing Artifacts

February 12, 2015 - After Neil Armstrong's death (August 25, 2012), his widow, Carol, discovered a white, (beta) cloth bag in a closet, containing what were obviously either flight or space related artifacts. She contacted Allan Needell, curator of the Apollo collection Read More

             
     

Lowest Numbers Of Tarmac Delays On Record In 2014

February 11, 2015 - The Department of Transportation announced that in calendar year 2014, airlines reported the lowest number of tarmac delays longer than three hours on record. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, in 2014  Read More

 

Amazing New Material Could Revolutionize Jet Travel

February 11, 2015 - In the century following the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, planes have gone through three materials revolutions: wood and fabric fuselages gave way to aluminum and, eventually, to light and strong carbon composites used to make the bodies  Read More

 

Garmin Announces Sponsorship Of Red Bull Air Race World Championship

February 11, 2015 - Garmin announced on Tuesday a sponsorship of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, including serving as the official action camera sponsor and competing in the series as Garmin Racing. The  Read More

 

ITF Sounds Alarm Over Dominican Republic ATC Crisis Risk

February 10, 2015 - Global union federation the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) warned that air traffic control in the Dominican Republic is approaching crisis point. The ITF reports that the safety of the country’s Read More

             
     

Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council Releases Additional Info On Taiwan ATR Plane Crash

February 6, 2015 - On Wednesday morning a Taiwan ATR 72-600 (B-22816) aircraft operated by TransAsia Airways crashed near Taipei Songshan airport (Taiwan). Flight GE235 was operating between Taipei and Kinmen with  Read More

 

Jordan Responds To Their Pilot Being Burned Alive By ISIS Militants

February 4, 2015 - On Tuesday ISIS militants released a video which purporting showed captive Jordanian pilot First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive in a cage. "The blood of martyr Muath al-Kaseasbeh will not be in Read More

 

New Cessna Skyhawk Order To Expand Civil Air Patrol Fleet

February 2, 2015 - Cessna Aircraft announced an order from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for 21 new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft, the latest in a relationship spanning 40 years. CAP, a federally chartered non-profit organization and designated by Congress  Read More

 

Physician Pleads Guilty To Use Of A Fraudulent FAA Pilot’s Medical Certificate

February 1, 2015 - Colorado physician, Dr. David Lawrence Rhodes, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, to conduct related to the presentation of a fraudulent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Read More

             
     

Jordan Warns ISIL If Pilot Is Killed There Will Be Mass Bloodshed

January 31, 2015 -  Jordan has warned that it would execute several jailed Islamist rebel group members of ISIL including Sajida al-Rishawi if the Jordanian F-16 pilot, Muath Kaseasbeh is killed by his captors back on Read More

 

Miller Man Indicted for Shooting at An Airplane

January 31, 2015 - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Miller, Mo., man, David Leroy Dickenson has been indicted by a federal grand jury for shooting at an airplane Dickenson, 38,  Read More

 

FAA Revoked A&P Mechanic And Pilot Certificates On Fraudulent Aircraft Repairs

January 30, 2015 - On January 22, 2015, Clive Felix Ure of Leesburg, Florida, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Ocala, Florida, to 12 months incarceration and two years supervised release for falsifying airworthiness  Read More

 

Cessna Celebrates Roll Out Of First Production Citation Latitude

January 30, 2015 - Cessna Aircraft on Thursday celebrated the roll out of the first production Citation Latitude at the company’s Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility, just three years since being announced to the market. The assembly of the Latitude features a Read More

             
     

Flight Cancellations Due To Winter Storm Juno Cost U.S. Economy $230 Million

January 29, 2015 - Cancelled flights from the January 2015 nor'easter winter storm, Juno that struck the upper East Coast this week cost the U.S. economy $230 million in passengers’ lost activity, economists at the U.S. Travel Read More

 

U.S. Air Force Picks The Boeing 747-8 Platform For Next Air Force One

January 29, 2015 - Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as  Read More

 

Quadcopter Drone Lands On White House Lawn

January 26, 2015 - Officials report that a small, commercial quadcopter drone landed on the White House lawn at the southeast grounds forcing the Secret Service to shut down the White House complex early this morning. A Secret Service officer posted at the south Read More

 

Homeowner Files Suit Against FAA, Wants Owners Of Private Planes Carry Insurance

January 26, 2015 - A Florida women injured from a plane that crash into and destroyed her home and killed all three people onboard the aircraft has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Susan Crockett was at her Read More

             
     

Lawsuit Alleges American Airlines Forces Its Mechanics To Commit Maintenance Fraud

January 25, 2015 - On Thursday, the Transport Workers Union, Local 591 filed a lawsuit against American Airlines on behalf of American Airlines mechanics in Dallas and Chicago in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The lawsuit  Read More

 

FAA Issues Safety Alert To Airlines, E-Cigs In Checked Bags Pose Fire Risk

January 25, 2015 - As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, the FAA wants airlines to ensure passengers don’t put their e-cigarettes in checked baggage, when they can pose a fire hazard in the cargo compartment. The FAA Read More

 

NTSB Calls For Better Ways To Locate Downed Aircraft And Cockpit Video Recording

January 25, 2015 - The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued a series of safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and ways to  Read More

 

Massive Fire After Plane On Training Flight Crashes Into Lakeland Warehouse

January 22, 2015 - This morning a Piper PA-23 Apache, N465JA departed Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida for a training flight with two onboard. Just after 9 AM the twin engine aircraft crashed into a  Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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