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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


UK To Have Its First Presidential Aircraft, Nothing Like Air Force One

November 21, 2015 - For the first time in British history, the country's Prime Minister will have his owe military aircraft and not have to rely on charter flights from privately owned air carriers. British Prime Minister David Cameron Read More

Southwest Airlines Files Lawsuit Against Its Employees Union

November 20, 2015 - Southwest Airlines has filed a lawsuit against its ramp worker's union, the Transport Workers Union which represents over 11,000 ground workers for Southwest. The airline alleges the union was planning a Thanksgiving holiday strike which Read More

Flight Crew Killed By Al Qaeda Affiliate After Storming Hotel In Mali

November 21, 2015 - On Friday, about 7 AM, gunmen carrying AK-47 rifles stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, West Africa killing at least 21 people. It has been reported that over 170 people including flight crew members were  Read More

Delta To Sell Gift Cards Made From A McDonnell Douglas DC-9 N401EA Aircraft

November 20 2015 - Delta is giving customers and aviation enthusiasts an opportunity to own a piece of history as the airline has begun selling limited edition gift cards on eBay made from a recently retired DC-9 aircraft. Only 2,500 Read More


Russia States Metrojet, Flight 9268 Was Brought Down By A Bomb

November 19, 2015 - Russian authorities have determined that the Russian air carrier Metrojet, Flight 9268 that departed Sharm el Sheikh International Airport, Egypt on October 31st for Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport, Russia  Read More


No Vote As Of Yet On Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2

November 18, 2015 - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) thanked the Senate Commerce Committee for concluding a markup of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2) today and praised the adoption of an amendment authored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)  Read More


HondaJet Is Close To FAA Type Certification

November 17, 2015 - Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has completed all function and reliability (F&R) test conditions and is concluding F&R flights for the HondaJet. The announcement was part of a program update shared at the National Business  Read More


Flexjet Becomes First Fleet Customer Of The Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet

November 17, 2015 - Aerion Corp has announced that Flexjet will be inaugural fleet purchaser of the Supersonic Business Jet, AS2. Aerion has reported Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 of Aerion’s AS2 aircraft, which will be the Read More


Do I Need A Company To Assist With "Drone Registration"?

November 16, 2015 - The FAA has reported today that unmanned aircraft users should know they probably wont need help registering their drones when the system is in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants unmanned aircraft Read More


Learjet 75 Aircraft Sets World Speed Record Across The U.S.

November 12, 2015 - The high-performance Learjet 75 aircraft has set a world speed record in its class, flying round trip between New York and Los Angeles. The flight, piloted by two members of Bombardier's flight operations demonstration team, Ed Hillis and  Read More


Radio Frequency Allocated For Global Satellite Flight Tracking Of Commercial Aircraft

November 12, 2015 – An agreement has been reached at the World Radio Communication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radio frequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation. This agreement follows the Read More


British Airways, IGA Denies It Has Been In Ownership Talks With Finnair

November 12, 2015 - A Finland news outlet, the Kauppalehti, a business daily reported in the news that British Airways' parent company, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) are in ownership talks with Finland's Finnair Read More


Midsize Corporate Jet Crashes On Final Approach To Akron Airport Killing All Onboard

November 11, 2015 - On Tuesday about 2:53 PM, a British Aerospace BAE-125-700, (Hawker 800) a twin engine midsize corporate jet crashed while on final approach for runway 25 at Akron/Canton-Fulton International Airport Read More


Boeing, Lockheed Martin Protest Air Force Long Range Strike-Bomber Contract Award

November 6, 2015 – Boeing and Lockheed Martin filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the decision to award the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) Read More


Navy Engineer Sentenced For Attempted Espionage Of Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

November 5, 2015 - In the fall of 2014, civilian engineer Mostafa Ahmed Awwad provided schematics of the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear aircraft carrier—the USS Gerald R. Ford to an individual he thought was an Egyptian intelligence Read More


United Continental CEO Oscar Munoz Responds To Employees After Heart Attack

November 5, 2015 - Back on October 15, 2015, United Continental President and CEO Oscar Munoz had a heart attack and was hospitalized at a Chicago hospital. At that time the airline released a statement that said "We have been Read More


FAA Focuses On Reducing The Number Of Helicopter Fatal Accidents

November 5, 2015 - The total number of U.S. helicopter accidents has steadily declined over the past 10 years, but the aviation community has not made sustainable progress in reducing the number of fatal accidents, so states  Read More


A Russian Built Antonov 12BK Cargo Airplane Crashes Killing At Least 40

November 5, 2015 - On Wednesday a Russian built Antonov 12BK turbo prop cargo airplane, registered EY-406 crashed just after takeoff from Juba International Airport, South Sudan. Reports indicate at least 40 people were killed and Read More


The World’s Only Jetpack Soars Past the Statue Of Liberty New York

November 4, 2015 - Science Fiction became science fact in New York today when for the first time in history, an aviator flew by jetpack in a controlled and sustained flight around Statue of Liberty. Soaring high across the  Read More


Delta Airlines Faces Lawsuit After Banning Transport Of Game Hunting Trophies

November 1, 2015 - Delta Airline faces lawsuit after the carrier along with other air carriers decided to ban the transport of game hunting “trophies.” This came after an American trophy hunter, dentist, Walter Palmer shot Read More


Metrojet Airbus A321 Crashes Killing All 224 Onboard

October 31, 2015 - Today an Airbus A321 jetliner (EI-ETJ) that had departed from Sharm el Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport, Russia with 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. It has been Read More


Government Of Québec Partners With Bombardier For $1 Billion In C Series Aircraft

October 29, 2015 - Bombardier today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Revenues totaled $4.1 billion for the quarter, compared to $4.9 billion for the same period last fiscal Read More


CH-53K Helicopter Achieves First Flight

October 27, 2015 - Sikorsky Aircraft today announced the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning Read More


DOT Issues New Flight Safety Rule For E-Cigarettes

October 26, 2015 – In its continuing effort to improve transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration today issued an interim final rule (IFR) to prohibit passengers and Read More


DOT Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

October 19, 2015 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Read More


First Customer Built SubSonex Personal Jet Takes Flight

October 16, 2015 - Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado, made his first flight in his Sonex Aircraft the SubSonex (serial number JSX0003) yesterday in the company's first customer-built jet aircraft. "I flew the SubSonex this morning, for about 35 minutes… all went well" Read More


New FAA Inspector Guidance To Ease Part 135 Pilot-Checking Challenges

October 15, 2015 - The FAA has issued new guidance to agency inspectors that should provide relief from pilot-checking challenges faced by Part 135 operators due to a shortage of check airmen. The new guidance is found in Read More


Bombardier C Series Aircraft Certification Program Over 90 Per Cent Complete

October 14, 2015 - Bombardier announced today that its all-new CS100 aircraft has successfully completed over 90 per cent of the certification program and is now in the final stage of flight testing that will include a few weeks Read More


Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home Killing Pilot And A Home Occupant

October 14, 2015 - On Tuesday, a Piper Archer aircraft, PA-28-180, N57312, had departed Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Orlando for Palm Beach County Park Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida with only its pilot onboard. While on  Read More


Safety Board Reports Surface To Air missile Brought Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

October 13, 2015 - The crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system. So says the investigation report Read More


NATCA Calls For Congressional Hearing On Air Traffic Controller Understaffing

October 13, 2015 - The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is calling for a congressional hearing about the chronic understaffing of air traffic control facilities. New data shows that national staffing totals Read More


FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports Read More


Bombardier Confirms Talks With Airbus

October 7, 2015 - Bombardier Aerospace the Canadian aircraft manufacturer has confirmed the company held talks with Airbus in regards to selling a stake in its family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners know as it CSeries aircraft which  Read More


FAA Issues The Largest Fine Ever Issued Against A UAS Operator

October 6, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil  Read More


American Airlines Pilot Who Died Enroute To Boston Had Double Bypass Surgery

October 6, 2015 - On Monday, American Airlines Flight 550 a red-eye flight with 147 passengers and a flight crew of 5 departed Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just after 12 AM for Boston's Logan Airport. Enroute, the captain Read More


Rolls-Royce To Invest Half Billion Dollars To Transform Indianapolis Facilities

October 05, 2015 - Rolls-Royce announced the company will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research, ensuring that Indiana remains a leader Read More


Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus Worth $1 Billion

October 5, 2015 - Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s Read More


Heathrow CEO Calls For Global Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015 - Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye is calling for global leaders to take action to cut carbon emissions in a panel discussion at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Holland-Kaye Read More


Air France Warns Of Layoffs Over No Vote From Pilots Union

October 2, 2015 - On Wednesday Air France failed to reach a new agreement with its pilots union over benefits and pay cuts in its "Perform 2020" plan. As a result, the airline has warned that the company will look at its "Plan B" option which is to cut up to 2,900 jobs. Air Read More


Scandinavian Airlines Signs Agreement With Cityjet On Wet Lease And Sale Of Blue1

October 1, 2015 -  Scandinavian Airlines (SAS Scandinavian Airlines System) begins collaboration with Cityjet on regional jet services. As part of this collaboration, Cityjet is also acquiring 100% of the shares in SAS subsidiary Blue1 Read More

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