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Postal Worker Lands Gyrocopter On US Capitol Lawn In Protest

April 15, 2015 - On Wednesday, about 1:23 PM, 61 year old Doug Hughes, a postal worker in Florida landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The gyrocopter was fitted for and carried 535 letters of protest for campaign finance which were addressed to the Read More


Flight Design Completed First Flight Of New C4

April 14, 2015 - Last fall, Flight Design GmbH, manufacturer of the popular CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft, promised to fly its new, certified four seater called C4 by the opening of the Aero Friedrichshafen show. On Friday, April 9th, the development team Read More


Americans On The No Fly List Will Soon Be Able To Challenge Their Status

April 13, 2015 - Americans will soon be able to learn if they are on the No Fly List and will be given the opportunity to challenge their status if they are on the list according to court records filed today in federal courts in Oregon and Read More


Piper Aircraft Launches Three New M-Class Aircraft

April 13, 2015 - At a historical product unveiling today, Piper Aircraft announced three new aircraft as part of their esteemed M-Class line of single-engine, pressurized, cabin class business aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350. Piper President and CEO  Read More


Bombshell Report Turns Open Skies Debate On Its Head

April 8, 2015 - U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on a Congressional Research Service report, unearthed by the Business Travel Coalition via WikiLeaks, finding that U.S. Read More


Delta Assumes Tax Burden For Employees In Same-Sex Relationships

April 5, 2015 - Delta Air Lines announced updates to its health benefits policy to assist employees in same-sex relationships. Effective immediately, employees who cover same sex domestic partners under Delta's healthcare  Read More


Former Epic Aircraft CEO Remains Behind Bars In Multi Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

April 4, 2015 - Former CEO, Fred Schrameck aka Rick Schrameck of Epic Aircraft, a general aviation aircraft manufacturer in Bend, Oregon pled not guilty to federal charges of steeling $14 million from his customers  Read More


Former FAA Deputy Regional Administrator Charged With Theft Of Federal Funds

April 2, 2015 - On Tuesday, Joyce B. Scott, former Deputy Regional Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Great Lakes Region, Des Plaines, Illinois, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Chicago, Illinois. Scott Read More


JetBlue Pilot Who Screamed Religious Rants To Passengers Is Suing The Carrier

April 2, 2015 - Clayton Osbon, an ex-JetBlue pilot is suing the carrier for their failure in preventing him from acting as pilot in command onboard Flight 191 out of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, for Las Vegas, Nevada. On  Read More


Pilot Jailed For Flying Aircraft Without Proper Licensing And Lying To The FAA

April 1, 2015, - Paul Douglas Tharp was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Charlotte, North Carolina, to 60 days incarceration, three years of probation, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, for serving as an airman without an airman's  Read More


NBAA Applauds Passage Of Aviation Tax Reform In New York

April 1, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed passage of significant aviation tax reform that will bring jobs and economic development to New York state. Through the budget process, the state Senate and Assembly passed a  Read More


EASA Certifies The Latest And Most Capable 242 Ton A330 Version

April 1, 2015 - The latest variant of the highly successful A330, the new 242 metric tonne A330-300 has achieved certification from the European airworthiness authorities (EASA) following a 100 hour flight-test campaign Read More


No Clear Answers As To Why Copilot Brought Down Airbus A320 Over French Alps

March 31, 2015 - Officials do not believe Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz who brought down Flight 9525 over the French Alps did it as a terror act but that he suffered from depression. Germanwings today reported its parent  Read More


Delta Will Keep Seattle-Haneda Route As Long As It Proves Daily Service

March 27, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed to permit Delta Air Lines to retain its authority to provide daily service between Seattle, Washington and Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Read More


Honda Aircraft Receives FAA Provisional Type Certification On Its Hondajet

March 27, 2015 - Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet has received provisional type certification (PTC) from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This achievement indicates  Read More


Bombardier Delivers Its First Learjet 75 Aircraft To Be Operated Out Of Poland

March 25, 2015 - Bombardier, one of the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturers, announced that it has delivered its first Learjet 75 aircraft to an undisclosed customer based in Poland following certification by the authorities of the Read More


NLRB Approves Election For Machinists At Boeing North Charleston, SC Plant

March 24, 2015 - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today approved an agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Boeing Company that establishes the date  Read More


FAA Streamlines UAS COAs For Section 333

March 24, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the  Read More


Amazon Gets FAA Unmanned Aircraft Experimental Airworthiness Certificate

March 19, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration today issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and  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


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


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


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


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


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


Pilot Convicted For Making False Statements Medical Certificate Application

On March 10, 2015 - Steven Michael Demaria of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury after a two day trial in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for making False Statements on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 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

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