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Russia Considers Blocking Western Aircraft Over Its Airspace, But At What Price? 

September 14, 2014 - The United States remains steadfast in its position against Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added additional sanctions against Russia's  Read More

 

Two Navy F/A-18 Hornets Collide Midair Over The Pacific Ocean

September 12, 2014 - On Friday two Navy F/A-18 Hornets on a training exercise colliding over the western Pacific Ocean. The two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113. Both aircraft had Read More

 

FAA Calls For Comments On Aircraft Bonded Repair Size Limits Policy

September 11, 2014 - The FAA has recently published a draft policy statement that would provide guidance to aircraft certification engineers on size limits for bonded repairs to composite and metallic structures. This policy  Read More

 

United Airlines Passenger Admits Abusive Sexual Contact Of Sleeping Woman

September 11, 2014 - A Louisiana man on Wednesday admitted sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport. Devender Singh, 62, an Indian  Read More

             
     

Boeing Goes On The Attack Over Al Jazeera's "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787"

September 11, 2014 - Al Jazeera news agency recently did a documentary on the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft called "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787" in which they took a look at manufacturing, safety and employee Read More

 

Red Bull Air Race, Ivanoff Wins Texas, Bonhomme New Championship Leader

September 10, 2014 - Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff had a flawless run in the Final Four on a hot and humid Texas afternoon and won the race with a time of 54.118 seconds with Britain’s Nigel Lamb taking second in 54.253 and Canada’s Read More

 

Settlement Reached In Agricultural Pilot Killed By Unmarked Evaluation Tower

September 10, 2014 - A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death suit filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and as a result, is establishing the standard of care as to the use of  Read More

 

NTSB Study Shows Upward Trend In Drug Use By General Aviation Pilots

September 10, 2014 - In a study adopted Tuesday on the prevalence of drug use by pilots who died in crashes, the NTSB found an upward trend in the use of both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. Almost all of Read More

             
     

Dutch Safety Report Indicates Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Broke Up In Flight

September 9, 2014 - On Tuesday the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) released its preliminary findings on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine killing all 282 passengers and 15 flight crew. General speculation at the time Read More

 

NTSB, Unstabilized Approach Caused UPS Flight 1354 To Crash

September 9, 2014 - Today the National Transportation Safety Board determined that UPS flight 1354 crashed because the crew continued an unstabilized approach into Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport  Read More

 

Pilot And Flight Instructor Killed After Hitting A CSX Train

September 9, 2014 - The Bethlehem Police Department continues to investigate the crash of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane (N79438) that occurred on the CSX Railroad property in Selkirk on Monday. At approximately 4:50pm, the Bethlehem Police  Read More

 

Pilot Killed At Reno-Stead Airport During A Qualifying Air Race Event

September 9, 2014 - On Monday at approximately 3:30 PM, Sport Class pilot Lee Behel, 64, from San Jose, Calif. was involved in a fatal accident during a qualifying heat of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Read More

             
     

Southwest Airlines Unveils Its New Look, Same Heart

September 9, 2014 - Southwest Airlines introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand on Monday at an event dedicated to its Employees. The airline proudly unveiled a new aircraft livery, named Heart One, airport experience, and logo. The new look puts the  Read More

 

FAA Begins Testing Unleaded Gas For Use In General Aviation Aircraft

September 9, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Read More

 

Ryanair To Purchase 200 New Boeing 737 MAX 200 Worth Over $22 Billion

September 9, 2014 - Ireland's low-cost airline, Ryanair on Monday signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase up to 200 new Boeing 737 MAX 200 (100 firm & 100 options). When finalized and all options exercised, this deal Read More

 

Embraer Opens New Engineering & Technology Center In Melbourne, FL

September 9, 2014 - Embraer celebrated the opening of its newly constructed Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, FL on Monday. The 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind outside Brazil,  Read More

             
     

Overweight, Unable To Get A Return Flight To The US, Dies, Airlines Settle Lawsuit

September 8, 2014 - A lawsuit filed against Delta, KLM and Lufthansa Airlines for allegedly barring a passenger from boarding a return flight back to the United Stated because of her weight, which may have resulted in her Read More

 

Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Resumes Flight Testing

September 8, 2014 - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirmed that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle two (FTV2) taking flight on Sunday at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Québec. The flight follows an in-depth review and Read More

 

Hypoxia May Have Caused Crash Of A Socata TBM-700 Off The Coast Of Jamaica

September 5, 2014 - On Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled two F-15 fighter jets at 11:30 AM after a Socata TBM-700 aircraft (N900KN) pilot became unresponsive to FAA air traffic controllers (ATC) Read More

 

NAAP Petitions The FAA To Set Standards For Passenger Seats

September 05, 2014 - The National Association of Airline Passengers, a non-partisan, non profit membership organization has filed a formal Petition for Rule-making with the FAA to set standards guaranteeing each passenger adequate leg, hip, and shoulder room. FAA Read More

             
     

Cessna Citation CJ3+ Receives FAA Type Certification

September 5, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft announced today it received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Cessna Citation CJ3+. Certification, awarded Thursday, comes less than six months after the company introduced the new Read More

 

Skydiver Set To Break Guinness World Record For Most Parachute Jumps In 24 Hours

September 4, 2014 - Jay Stokes will attempt to complete 700 skydives in 24 hours and break his own World Record on September 5 and 6, 2014 at Skydive Indianapolis. His goal is to make history and raise more than $200,000 for charity Read More

 

Instructional Flight That killed 2, Pilot Was Not A FAA Certified Flight Instructor

September 3, 2014 - A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report indicates a training flight out of Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, South Carolina on August 14 that killed the flight instructor and his student pilot was  Read More

 

Bell Helicopter Breaks Ground On New Bell 505 Assembly Plant In Lafayette, LA

September 3, 2014 - Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. The new 82,300-square-foot, $26.3 Read More

             
     

Ex-Pilot's Lawsuit Against Monroe County Sheriff's Aviation Department Tossed Out

September 3, 2014 - On Monday a federal judge dismissed an employment lawsuit against an employee in the aviation department of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and against Monroe County Sheriff, Rick Read More

 

DOT Rejects Norwegian Air International Foreign Carrier Permit

September 3, 2014 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Tuesday that it has denied Norwegian Air International's application for a temporary foreign air carrier operating authorization. This is a significant victory for  Read More

 

Coast Guard Pilot To Plead Guilty In The Rape Of The Wife Of A Fellow Officer

September 2, 2014 - A graduate of United States Coast Guard Academy and commissioned officer, Lt. Daniel G. Eyer, 31, will face a General Court Martial on Thursday at Air Station Borinquen for sexual assault and abusive sexual contact  Read More

 

Another Flight Diverted Over A Reclining Seat

September 2, 2014 - Another flight diverted over a reclining seat. On Monday a Delta flight from New York City to West Palm Beach, Flight 2370 was diverted to Jacksonville, as a result of two passengers getting into a heated argument which lead one of the passengers  Read More

             

NextGen APU's To Be Fueled By Hydrogen Fuel Cells

September 2, 2014 - A new chapter has been opened in the quest to make commercial air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable, with the agreement by Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to jointly fund research by Hydrogen  Read More

 

NextGen Jet Engine Fan Blades Use Carbon Super Material

September 2, 2014 - In the late 19th Century, Thomas Edison baked cotton threads and shredded bamboo to create some of the earliest commercial pure carbon fiber for use as the first glowing filaments in light bulbs. Industrial engineers are no Read More

 

Colorado Pilot, His Girlfriend And Her Three Children Killed In A Plane Crash

September 1, 2014 - On Sunday a 1994 Piper Malibu Mirage, PA 46-350P (N228LL) crashed while attempting to land at the Erie Municipal Airport, Colorado killing all five onboard. The Piper had departed the airport earlier in  Read More

 

UK Pilots Who Violate Airspace Will Be Required To Take An Online Exam

September 1, 2014 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), at its discretion will now require pilots who infringe controlled or restricted airspace to submit to an online test to assess their airmanship skills. The test will only be Read More

             
     

Pilot Looses Consciousness Crashes Into Atlantic Ocean

August 31, 2014 - On Saturday, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) sent up two Air Force F16s fighter jets as a result of Cirrus SR20 aircraft loosing radio contact with the FAA and flying into restricted airspace over the nation's capital. Upon intercept Read More

 

Air Ambulance Aircraft Goes Down Killing All Onboard

August 28, 2014 - An Elite Medical Transport twin-engine aircraft crashed on Wednesday killing a cancer patient and three others onboard. The aircraft had just departed Las Cruces International Airport, New Mexico for Phoenix. Several Read More

 

Universities Football Payers To Be Provided With 787 Carbon Fiber Protective Gear

August 28, 2014 - Boeing and Russell Brands LLC announced on Wednesday that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic  Read More

 

Coast Guard Conducts First UAS Deck Landings Off Coast Guard Cutter Healy

August 28, 2014 - The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers successfully landed an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Healy Monday, marking Read More

             
     

Search Continues For Downed F-15 Pilot In A Virginia National Forest

August 28, 2014 - On Wednesday at about 9:15 AM, a F-15C single-seat fighter jet based out of the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard located in Westfield, Massachusetts crashed into a national forest in  Read More

 

Qantas And Virgin Airlines Ban The Use Of The Knee Defender On Its Flights

August 27, 2014 - As airlines across the globe scramble to determine the appropriateness in the use of the Knee Defender by passengers, Qantas and Virgin Australia airlines have made it clear, in released statements both  Read More

 

American Airlines Pulls Fares From Orbits Website US Airways To Follow

August 27, 2014 – On Tuesday American Airlines withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz. American Airlines Group notified Orbitz it also will withdraw US Airways fares on September 1, 2014. Corporate clients that  Read More

 

Boeing Secures $8.8 billion Aircraft Order From BOC Aviation

August 27, 2014 - Boeing announced an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year Read More

             
     

Airlines Get Estimated 1 Billion Dollars Tax Break On 12 Billion Gallons Of Jet Fuel

August 26, 2014 - Travelers this summer may pay $25 to check a bag, $75 to change a reservation, or upwards of $100 for more legroom. But those fees could pale in comparison to the costs airlines are putting on taxpayers in Read More

 

NTSB Revokes Party Status Of A Union And An Airline For Violating Agreements

August 26, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board has revoked the party status of both the Independent Pilots Association and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of UPS Flight 1354, an A300-600 air cargo  Read More

 

Court Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Well Know Miami Billionaire

August 26, 2014 - On Monday, Miami’s 11th Circuit Court judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit for a lack of evidence over a helicopter crash back in 2012. The lawsuit had been filed against Jeffrey Soffer and others. Soffer Read More

 

Two-Seater General Aviation All Electric Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

August 25, 2014 - Slovenia (Europe) aircraft maker, Pipistrel in partnership with Siemens AG, has developed an all electric two-seater aircraft called WATTsUP and on Friday, the aircraft made its maiden flight. The company states Read More

             
     

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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