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HIV Passengers File Lawsuit Against Spring Airlines Over Discrimination

August 18, 2014 - China's only no frills airline, Spring Airlines faces a lawsuit for not allowing HIV positive passengers board its aircraft. The lawsuit alleges the carrier discriminated against it passengers by not letting them  Read More


Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

August 15, 2014 - On Wednesday a Cessna Citation 560XL (registration PR-AFA) crashed enroute to Santos AB Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil killing all seven onboard including 49 year old Brazilian presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos. Campos was planning to attend a Read More


Republic Airways Pilot Convicted Of Traveling To Have Sex With Minor

August 14, 2014 - A commercial airline pilot has been convicted of traveling across state lines in order to have sex with a minor female. Mustafa Momoun Bazbaz, 28 years of age, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania entered a guilty plea  Read More


Congressman Threatens To Withhold FAA Funds On Over Night Jet Arrivals Into JFK

August 13, 2014 - Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) joined local officials and residents to demand that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adhere to an agreement signed in 2000 that air traffic controllers will Read More


Machinists Union To Sue Spirit Aerosystems Over Plan To Outsource Jobs

August 11, 2014 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced it would file a lawsuit on Friday, against Spirit AeroSystems over the company's plans to outsource IAM-represented jobs by  Read More


FAA Implements Safety Reporting Program For Office Of Airports Employees

August 11, 2014 – The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, on Friday formally announced a safety reporting program   Read More


Stowaway Becomes A Big Problem For Airport Police At LAX

August 11, 2014 - On Thursday 62 year old Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for what police believed to be Hartman’s eighth attempt to board an airline without a proper boarding pass. On  Read More


Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Files Lawsuit Again Union

August 8, 2014 – An Oakland, California based Southwest Airline flight attendant has filed a federal lawsuit against a local union. The flight attendant alleges the union discriminated against him for resigning his  Read More


Friends Of The Earth Filed A Notice Of Intent To Sue EPA Over Airline Emissions

August 7, 2014 - Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce global warming pollution from aircraft engines. The notice, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity Read More


Boeing Partners With South African Airways To Turn New Tobacco Plant Into Jet Fuel

August 7, 2014 - Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and Read More


Acting NTSB Chairman Hart Announces Safety Study On Drug Use Trends In Aviation

August 7, 2014 - In a congressional hearing, National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart announced that NTSB investigators are completing work on a study on drug use trends in aviation. "In   Read More


UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal For 2020

August 3, 2014 - UPS released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, the company also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early  Read More


Air Line Pilots Association Report On Regional Pilot Starting Pay

August 3, 2014 - As Congress flies home for August recess, regional pilot starting pay remains rock-bottom.  A new fact sheet from the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) shows starting pay for regional airline pilots  Read More


Swedish Air Carrier Fly Olympic AB Files Bankruptcy And Cancels All Operations

August 2, 2014 - UK Civil Aviation Authority has reported the Swedish air carrier Fly Olympic AB has filed bankruptcy and no longer in operation. Passengers who booked directly with the airline via a credit or debit card should Read More


MIT Media Lab Developing Vision Correcting Digital Displays For Farsighted Users

August 1, 2014 - Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects, no glasses or contact lenses  Read More


DOT Issues New Standards For Lithium Batteries Shipped On Aircraft

August 1, 2014 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued new standards to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. These changes, some of which focus specifically on shipments    Read More


Delta Airlines Pilot Gets 27 Months For Sexually Assaulting A Minor Passenger

July 31, 2014 - On Wednesday, former Delta Airlines’ pilot, Michael James Pascal was sentenced in Utah federal court for 27 months to prison after being found guilty in March of two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact on a 14 year Read More


Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand For Commercial Pilots And Technicians

July 30, 2014 - Boeing is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing's 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook  Read More


Florida 9 Year Old Beachgoer Dies From Plane Cash

July 30, 2014 - On Sunday a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II aircraft, N8826C piloted by Karl Kokomoor, 57, a private pilot had contacted air traffic control at Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), in Venice, Florida in which he stated he and his passenger David Theen, 60, were  Read More


New Research May Prove BA Pilot Died From Toxic Fumes In The Cockpit

July 30, 2014 - For years airline pilots have complained of health effects related to exposure to toxic cockpit cab air. This toxic air or fumes they believed came from leaking of or burning jet fuel and engine oil. This became know as Read More


FAA Fines Southwest Airlines On Maintenance Procedures On The B737 Aircraft

July 29, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations in three separate enforcement cases  Read More


Cessna Aircraft Confirmed Commitment To Developing Diesel Fuel GA Aircraft

July 29, 2014 - Cessna Aircraft confirmed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its ongoing commitment to developing alternate fuel solutions for the general aviation market with the launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which will join the  Read More


CEO Of Lufthansa Subsidiary Bizjet Pleads Guilty To Foreign Bribery Charges

July 27, 2014 - The former president and chief executive officer of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that provides aircraft maintenance Read More


A350 XWB Is Close To EASA Certification

July 27, 2014 - The world’s newest airliner, the Airbus A350-900, has took off Thursday morning for the final stage towards certification. These tests are designed to demonstrate readiness for airline operations and will include high airfield performance  Read More


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

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