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Lithium Sulfur Batteries Powers World Record Flight

July 31, 2010 - Sion Power announced that their proprietary lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries played a critical role in the QinetiQ Zephyr smashing the world record for the longest duration unmanned flight. A result of an intensive joint development effort between Sion Power and QinetiQ, the Zephyr flight exceeded 336 hours (14 days) of continuous flight.  Read More Of This Story


Despite Air Force C-17 Cargo Plane Crash Airshow Will Go On

July 31, 2010 - A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter crashed on Wednesday about 6:15 PM at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage Alaska. Four crewmembers are reported to have been killed in the crash. The Boeing C-17 cargo plane was practicing for the upcoming Elmendorf's Richardson air show, the "Arctic Thunder" which is planned   Read More Of This Story


Massive Mobilization Of Aviation Labor Organizations Announced

July 30, 2010 ? Three transportation organizations announced the creation of a large aviation labor alliance to combine and coordinate lobbying efforts on airline safety and security. Unions agree to coordinate aggressive lobbying program on legislative priorities including tightening aircraft maintenance standards,  Read More Of This Story


Sikorsky Introduces ?Project Firefly,? Electric Helicopter Demonstrator

July 30, 2010 - Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, officially introduced ?Project Firefly,? an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator, at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture exhibition.  Read More Of This Story

  Cobalt Aircraft To Build Manufacturing Plant In The U.S. For The Co50

July 30, 2010 - Cobalt Aircraft Industries, French Headquartered aircraft designer of the Co50 and OEM, has decided to create a U.S. corporation for development, certification, and production of its aircraft. The company unveiled its existence for the first time to the public, along with its first prototype of the Co50 high 
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Domestic Air Fares Increased 4.7% From 1st Quarter 2009

July 30, 2010 - Average domestic air fares in the first quarter of 2010 increased to the second highest January-to-March level since 2001, rising 4.7 percent from the first quarter of 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. BTS, a part of the Research  Read More Of This Story

Pakistan Airblue Airlines Flight ED202 Crashes Killing All Onboard

July 29, 2010 - On Wednesday, about 10 AM local time Airblue Airlines a Pakistani air carrier, operating an Airbus A321, Flight ED202 enroute from Karachi on approach to Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB), Islamabad under heavy rain and poor visibility crashed in a ball of flames into a heavy wooded
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Aircraft Parts Manufacture Whitcraft Fined Widespread Safety Hazards

July 29, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Whitcraft for 44 alleged serious violations of workplace standards at its Eastford, Conn., aircraft parts manufacturing plant. The company faces a total of $139,680 in proposed fines for fire, explosion, chemical, Read More Of This Story


Shake Up At United Airlines After Merger With Continental Airlines

July 28, 2010 - United Airlines has announced that John Tague, president of United Airlines, and Kathryn Mikells, chief financial officer, will leave the company following the close of its planned merger with Continental Airlines.Additionally, United announced that Graham  Read More Of This Story


Bose Offers New Aviation Headset The A20

July 28, 2010 - Bose has introduced the A20 Aviation Headset its best-performing, most advanced aviation headset ever. The new Bose A20 Aviation Headset is the result of more than 30 years of ongoing Bose research in noise reduction technology. It has been engineered to deliver significantly greater   Read More Of This Story


TSA ?See Something, Say Something? Campaign For General Aviation

July 27, 2010 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole launched two major enhancements to general aviation security The general aviation   Read More Of This Story


DOT Fines Comair For Violations Of Denied Boarding Compensation Rules

July 27, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Comair for violating federal rules regarding passengers denied boarding (?bumped?) on oversold flights.  Comair and affiliated carriers were ordered to cease Read More Of This Story


Cirrus Aircraft Steps Up Safety Another Notch In The SR Series Aircraft

July 27, 2010 - Those who are familiar with the Cirrus aircraft know that it is one of the safest general aviation aircraft on the market today. Cirrus aircraft has prided its self on safety bringing to the market the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) back in 2002. The CAPS parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering  Read More Of This Story


Sikorsky Aircraft?s X2 Technology Brakes Rotorcraft Speed Record

July 27, 2010 - Sikorsky Aircraft?s X2 Technology demonstrator on Monday unofficially broke the speed record for rotorcraft, achieving a maximum speed of 225 knots in a one-hour test flight at the Development Flight Center. X2 Technology demonstrator Chief Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck executed the successful record-breaking test flight. The previous  Read More Of This Story

  Despite Poor Weather Conditions EAA Airventure Off To Good Start

July 26, 2010 ? Today is opening day for EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In spite of bad weather over the weekend thousands of aircraft have descended to this airport for the 58th annual Fly-In Convention. ?The World?s Greatest Aviation Celebration? will once again become the
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Flight Deck Access Regulations Rejected By Australian Senate

July 26, 2010 - The Australian government reintroduction of changes to the Australian Aviation Transport Regulations preventing licensed pilots accessing the flight deck and transferring legal liability from airlines to pilots, was rejected on Friday in the Senate by the cross benches and opposition for the second Read More Of This Story

  Spirit Airlines Pilots Approve New Contract

July 25, 2010 - Spirit Airlines pilots have ratified a new contract containing substantial pay raises and industry-leading work rules, following four years of talks and a June strike. Represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int?l (ALPA), 96 percent of the eligible Spirit pilots voted, with 74 percent approving the new agreement.
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    Farnborough International Airshow 2010 Trade Figures Announced

July 25, 2010 -
ADS United Kingdom?s AeroSpace Defense and Security trade organization and its subsidiary company Farnborough International Limited (FIL) on Friday announced the orders and attendee figures to date for the Farnborough International Airshow,   Read More Of This Story
  SubSonex Prototype Jet Aircraft Ready To Resume Testing

July 24, 2010 - The SubSonex single-place jet aircraft is ready to resume testing after EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Following a series of initial high-speed taxi tests, the Sonex Aircraft Hornets? Nest Research and Development team determined that a review and modification of the aircraft design was
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Southwest Airlines Assist Hispanic College Students In Travel Program

July 24, 2010 - Southwest Airlines in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), announced today the students selected in its annual "Lanzate Take Off" education travel award program. This year's program, the theme of which is "Dandole Alas a Tu Exito Giving Flight to  Read More Of This Story


FAA Orders Inspections Of Boeing 767 Due To Pylon Fatigue Cracking

July 23, 2010 ? The FAA has ordered U.S. operators of 138 Boeing 767 airplanes to reduce the initial pylon inspection time mandated in a September 22, 2005 Airworthiness Directive from 10,000 to 8,000 total flights. This inspection must be done within 400 flights after the most recent inspection required by the 2005 directive, or   Read More Of This Story


Foreign Pilots Train Aboard USS Enterprise

July 23, 2010 - Three foreign pilots with the "Gladiators" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) July 15 as part of a pilot exchange program during the ship's fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. The Navy has long been a forward-deployed presence throughout the world, providing unique   Read More Of This Story


United Airlines Flight Diverted To Salt Lake City Passenger Faces Charges

July 23, 2010 ? A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Wednesday afternoon charging Andrew Escobar, age 40, of Denver, with communicating false information endangering aircraft safety.  The charges stem from a Feb. 18, 2010, incident involving a United Airlines flight from Denver to San Francisco. The plane was diverted to Salt Lake City after a  Read More Of This Story


OSHA Fines Aircraft Parts Manufacturer EDAC Technologies

July 23, 2010 - Widespread fire, electrical, mechanical and other hazards at a Farmington, Conn., aircraft parts manufacturing plant have resulted in a total $130,050 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. EDAC Technologies Corp. was cited with 41 alleged serious violations of  Read More Of This Story


Garmin Is Developing New Technology To Enhance Cockpit Safety

July 22, 2010 - Garmin a global leader in satellite navigation announced that it is developing a new stability augmentation system called Garmin?s Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin ESP) system. This electronic monitoring and exceedance correcting technology for G1000 and G3000 integrated flight decks  Read More Of This Story


Joe Sutter Father Of Boeing 747 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

July 22, 2010 ? Joe Sutter, legendary Boeing aeronautical engineer credited with leading the development of the iconic 747 jetliner, won the inaugural Flightglobal Lifetime Achievement Award, Flight International magazine announced at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow. The Farnborough  Read More Of This Story


PPG Awarded Flight Deck Windows Contract For Mitsubishi MRJ Aircraft

July 22, 2010 ? PPG Industries aerospace transparencies group has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Aircraft to design and manufacture the all-glass windshields and side flight-deck windows for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Under the agreement, PPG will supply original-equipment flight-deck windows for the life of the program and support operators with Read More Of This Story


Rolls Royce Awarded Canadian Air Force CC-130J Contract

July 22, 2010 - Rolls-Royce has been selected by Lockheed Martin as the in-service support provider for the engines on the CC-130J military transport aircraft flown by the Canadian Air Force. The base contract, valued at more than USD $70 million, will provide Lockheed Martin with logistics support for the AE 2100D3 engines for the next six years. The contract has a potential  Read More Of This Story


Study Done By Airline Consultants Skews Data To Favor Airlines

July 21, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation responded to a study released on Tuesday by a pair of aviation consultants, purporting to show that the DOT?s rule establishing time-limits on tarmac delays hurts, rather than helps, consumers. The  Read More Of This Story

    Sonex Aircraft To Unveil Onex Single Place Aircraft At AirVenture 2010

July 21, 2010 - Sonex Aircraft announce that the prototype Onex single-place aircraft will be making its debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. A formal roll out of the aircraft will take place during the Sonex Open House and Homecoming Fly-In on July 25th at Sonex 
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  TSA Employees Need Guidance On Union Representation From FLRA

July 21, 2010 - The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) called on the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to provide guidance about how a union representation election would impact employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the absence of collective bargaining   Read More Of This Story

The FAA Certifies The Garmin G1000 For The Cessna CitationJet

July 21, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Garmin, a global leader in satellite navigation a supplemental type certification (STC) for the G1000 integrated flight deck in the Cessna CitationJet (Model 525, serial numbers 0001-0359). This RVSM compliant system will result in  Read More Of This Story

  Air Traffic Controllers Mourn Death Of Fellow Controller Mark Haskell

July 20, 2010 ? Air Traffic Controllers are mourning the death of a brother controller of Portland, Maine, veteran air traffic controller and experienced pilot Mark Haskell, 42, who was killed on Saturday along with one other pilot Thomas Casagrande, 66, when Mark?s single-engine, two-seat Yak-52 aircraft crashed shortly after
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FAA Finalizes Recurrent Aircraft Registration Rule

July 20, 2010 ? In an effort to create a more accurate aircraft registration database, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years and renewal every three years after that. The rule establishes specific expiration dates over a three-year period Read More Of This Story


Dassault's Falcon 900LX Awarded EASA and FAA Certification

July 20, 2010 - Dassault Falcon has received certification from both the EASA and FAA for the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4,750 nm Falcon 900LX. The large cabin Falcon 900LX is based on the Falcon 900EX, with enhanced performance and economy. The Falcon 900LX burns 35 to 40 percent less fuel than other aircraft in its class  Read More Of This Story


GE Aviation To Build Electrical Power Integration Center In UK

July 20, 2010 - GE Aviation has announced that it is building a new Electrical Power Integration Center (EPIC) in Cheltenham, UK. The center will be directed at several markets including end-to-end power generation, distribution, load and avionic control technologies for military and civil aerospace applications. Third-party organizations will have access to  Read More Of This Story


U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Air Passenger Protections

July 19 2010 - Air Transport Association had filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Circuit challenging a Department of Transportation rule that allows airports the ability to adjust their landing fees based on an airlines passenger scheduling performance. The court heard   Read More Of This Story

    The FAA's Role On Unmanned Aerial Aircraft In Border Security

July 19, 2010 ? The most complex airspace in the world, the National Air Space (NAS) encompasses an average of over 100,000 aviation operations per day, including commercial air traffic, cargo operations, business jets, etc.  Additionally, there are over 238,000 general aviation aircraft that represent a wide  
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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Five Companies

July 18, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to assess civil penalties ranging from $50,000 to $70,000 against five companies for alleged violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations or Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. $50,000 against Spirit Airlines, Inc., Miramar Read More Of This Story


Iowa Transportation Commission Approves State Aviation Programs

July 18, 2010 ? The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved nearly $4.7 million for several state aviation programs. The initiatives will include improvements to hangers, terminal buildings, runway improvement, enhance safety and accessibility, aviation weather observing systems (AWOS), etc.   Read More Of This Story


DOT Data Shows ?Short Faced? Dogs More Prone To Death In Flight

July 17, 2010 - ?Short faced? dog breeds such as pugs and bulldogs represent about half of the dogs that die while being transported by their owners as cargo (in the belly of the aircraft not in passenger cabin area), a significantly higher rate of mortality than for other dog breeds, according to data compiled by the  Read More Of This Story


When Kids Fly Alone

July 17, 2010 - Many children today fly alone, there are no Department of Transportation regulations concerning travel by these ?unaccompanied minors,? but the airlines have specific procedures to protect the well-being of youngsters flying by themselves. The information here will summarizes  Read More Of This Story


Anne Nolan Appointed Chairman Of The Irish Aviation Authority

July 16, 2010 - The Irish Aviation Authority has announced the appointment by the Minister for Transport of Anne Nolan as Chairman of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). Anne Nolan was first appointed to the Board of the Irish Aviation Authority in 2006 and was re-appointed by the Minister for Transport  Read More Of This Story

    ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional "No Fly List"

July 16, 2010 - The No Fly List is a list, created and maintained by the United States government, of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or out of the United States. The list has also been used to divert away from U.S. airspace aircraft not flying to or from the U.S. It 
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Gulfstream G450 Sets Speed Record Between Tokyo And Hong Kong

July 16, 2010 ? A large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet recently established a city-pair speed record between Tokyo and Hong Kong. The G450 took off from Tokyo?s Narita International Airport at 10:50 a.m. local time on June 7, 2010.  It flew 1,694 nautical miles at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85, landing 3 hours and 58 minutes later at  Read More Of This Story


Sikorsky And Lockheed Martin To Team Up For Air Force HH-60 Contract

July 16, 2010 - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin will compete jointly for the contract to replace the U.S. Air Force?s fleet of combat search and rescue helicopters. The two companies signed a teaming agreement formalizing their intent to offer an advanced version of Sikorsky?s UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter for the  Read More Of This Story


Aviation Biofuel Advancements To Be Showcased At International Air Show

July 15, 2010 ? The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) will host an exhibit, the United Alternative Aviation Fuels (UAAF) display at the Farnborough International Air Show, England (FIAS) 2010, featuring recent advances in aviation biofuel development and deployment. Aviation's share of the   Read More Of This Story


Conciliation Commissioner to Oversee Air Transat Pilot Negotiations

July 15, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), representing pilots employed by Air Transat, a division of Transat A.T., announced on Wednesday that a conciliation commissioner was appointed to oversee negotiations between Air Transat pilots and their employer. The   Read More Of This Story


Southwest Airlines To Participate Oshkosh Air Show

July 15, 2010 ? Southwest Airlines and the EAA announced the carrier's participation in this year's Air Venture air show to be held in Oshkosh, WI from July 26 until August 1. The annual air show, which draws more than 550,000 visitors from 75 countries each year, is the world's premier aviation enthusiast event. The highlight of Southwest's participation will be the arrival of one of  Read More Of This Story


Probable Cause For Flight 1404 Runway Excursion Was Rudder And Wind Condition

July 15, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the 2008 Continental Airlines flight 1404 runway excursion accident was the captain's cessation of rudder input, which was needed to maintain directional control of the airplane, about 4 seconds before the aircraft departed the runway, when the airplane encountered  Read More Of This Story


Air Carriers Agree To $87 Million Settlement On Price Fixing Scheme

July 14, 2010 - Hundreds of air cargo freight forwarders joined in a civil antitrust class action lawsuit against Air France, KLM and Martinair for their involvement in price fixing of air cargo shipped to and from the United States between 2000 and 2006. On Tuesday all three companies agreed to pay an out of court   Read More Of This Story


Red Bull Air Race Final World Championship To Be Crowned In Germany

July 14, 2010 - The Red Bull Air Race in Budapest has been cancelled this year due to lengthy delays in the permissions process, the organization announced with regret on Tuesday. Interrupting a six-year tradition of racing in the Hungarian capital, the Red Bull Air Race World Champion will now be crowned   Read More Of This Story


The Learjet 85 Aircraft Reaches A Significant Milestone

July 14, 2010 - Bombardier Aerospace announced it has reached another significant Learjet 85 aircraft program milestone, having successfully built the first all-composite manufacturing validation unit (MVU) for the aircraft?s pressure fuselage section. The MVU was built in Montr?al, where the Learjet 85 aircraft structural design team is located, using actual production  Read More Of This Story


Former Airman Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

July 14, 2010 - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Douglas William Howay, 31, of Olivehurst, California was sentenced Friday by United States District Judge Edward J. Garcia to eight years and two months in prison to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on March 19,  Read More Of This Story

  ARSA Expresses Concerns To TSA Director Over Repair Station Rules

July 13, 2010 ? The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) which represents and advocates for aviation repair stations and manufacturing companies for over 25 years congratulated John Pistole on his confirmation as the Transportation Security Agency?s (TSA) new administrator in a letter on Monday. ASA also
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Jazz Airline Pilots Ratify Tentative Labor Agreement

July 13, 2010 - The pilots of Jazz Air LP, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int?l (ALPA), announced they have ratified a tentative agreement with management. Of the 90 percent of Jazz pilots who voted, 86 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. ?We are really pleased with the results,? said  Read More Of This Story


GE And AVIC Providing Avionics For China?s First Large Commercial Aircraft

July 13, 2010 - Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) announced that GE Aviation Systems and AVIC Systems, the partners to a proposed AVIC GE joint venture, have been selected to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and on-board maintenance system for the newly launched C919 single-aisle aircraft. The AVIC GE joint venture will support COMAC for avionics  Read More Of This Story


Latest Survey Shows DOT Employee Satisfaction On The Rise

July 13, 2010 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood applauded survey results that show employee satisfaction at the U.S. Department of Transportation is on the rise. This follows a year in which Secretary LaHood initiated a series of town hall meetings with employees across the country and a new open door policy to hear employee concerns. Initial responses from the Office of Personnel Management  Read More Of This Story


Ari Fuji Becomes Japan's First Female Captain Of A Commercial Airliner

July 12, 2010 - 42 year old Ari Fuji of Japan becomes the first women ever in the history of Japan to become a captain of a major commercial airliner. "Nobody, including myself, thought I would make it a reality," said Fuji who is currently a pilot with JAL Express a subsidiary of JAL. On July 9th Captain Ari Fuji was  Read More Of This Story


U.S. Had Eighth Warmest June On Record With Above Normal Precipitation

July 12, 2010 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) State of the Climate report shows the June 2010 average temperature for the United States was 71.4 degrees F, which is 2.2 degrees F above the long-term average (1901-2000). The average precipitation for June was Read More Of This Story


Appeals Court Will Not Let Pratt & Whitney Ship Jobs Out Of Country

July 12, 2010 - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lawsuit brought by IAM District 26 against United Technologies Corporation (UTC), parent company of Pratt & Whitney. The court upheld a U.S. District Court?s injunction that barred aircraft jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney  from closing plants in Cheshire and East Hartford, CT. The unanimous 23-page decision from the three-judge appeals panel  Read More Of This Story


Colton Harris-Moore Odyssey Has Ended With His Arrest In the Bahamas

July 11, 2010 - Colton Harris-Moore dubbed the 'Barefoot Bandit' was arrested in the pre dawn hours of Sunday when police picked up his trail on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas after they spotted the 44 foot long power boat in which the bandit had stolen from a marina in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco Island. Colton Harris-Moore, dubbed the ?Barefoot Burglar? for the reason that he once kicked off his shoes to  Read More Of This Story

  Two F-16 Fighters Intercept Two Aircraft In Air Force One Airspace

July 11, 2010 - Two F-16 fighters out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) responded to two single engine aircraft violating a temporary flight restricted area in the vicinity of Las Vegas on Friday. The
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FAA Requiring Operators Of Boeing Aircraft To Inspect Cockpit Windows

July 11, 2010 - The FAA is issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that requires operators of Boeing 757, 767, and 777 airplanes to either inspect or replace certain flight deck windows. The AD only affects the forward viewing windows, not the side windows. Operators  Read More Of This Story


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Honeywell Chosen To Provide Braking System For The C919 Airliner

July 11, 2010 - Honeywell has been selected by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) to provide the wheels and brakes, Brake Control System (BCS), and tires for the new C919 airliner. "Honeywell's integration of the complete pedal-to-ground solution will ensure a smooth entry into service for COMAC's  Read More Of This Story


Colton Harris-Moore Spotted Eleuthera After Crash Landing In The Bahamas

July 10, 2010 - Bahamian authorities have reported that the ?Barefoot Burglar? Colton Harris-Moore has been spotted on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas which lays about 50 miles east of Nassau. Over the July 4th weekend Colton Harris-Moore stole a single engine Cessna Corvalis 400, tail number N660BA, from  Read More Of This Story

  Boeing Submits Tanker Proposal To US Air Force

July 10, 2010 - The Boeing Company has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force to provide the service with a next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. Based on Boeing's 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet.
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London Three Men Found Guilty Of Trying To Blow Up Transatlantic Jets

July 10, 2010 - Three al-Qaida supporters were found guilty in Woolwich Crown Court in London on Thursday of conspiring to blow up seven transatlantic jets bound for the U.S. and other countries in 2006. Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman were convicted by a jury of conspiring to blow  Read More Of This Story


FedEx Announces Alliance With Fritz Companies Of Israel

July 10, 2010 - FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and growing International Ocean and air freight forwarder, announced that it has selected Fritz Companies Israel T. Ltd. (Fritz Companies Israel) as its exclusive Regional Service Provider (RSP) in Israel. Through the alliance, both companies will offer expanded International Ocean and air freight forwarding services, further solidifying their   Read More Of This Story


Boeing To Debut 787 Dreamliner Farnborough International Airshow

July 10, 2010 - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its international debut this month when the doors open on the Farnborough International Airshow outside London. Boeing also will feature an extensive display of new, advanced unmanned systems and technologies. "We've chosen Farnborough as a venue for spotlighting the breakthrough capabilities and innovations of both our commercial   Read More Of This Story


Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes Off James Island Killing All But One

July 9, 2010 - A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and its crew of four crashed on Wednesday, in the waters near James Island, Washington. One crewmember is at a Seattle hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries and the remaining three are deceased. The Coast Guard helicopter,  Read More Of This Story

    Charges Filed Against Mac Aviation Selling Aircraft Parts To Iran

July 9, 2010 - A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., has charged Mac Aviation Group, an Irish trading company, and its officers Thomas and Sean McGuinn of Sligo, Ireland, in a superseding indictment with purchasing F-5 fighter aircraft parts, helicopter engines and other aircraft components from U.S.
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World's Largest Solid Rocket Motor Ground Test To Be Held In September

July 9, 2010 - Engineers and technicians at Alliant Techsystems and NASA have completed installation work on the second Ares I First Stage five-segment Development Motor (DM-2), in preparation for its static-fire, which is currently scheduled for early September. The Ares I First Stage is the largest solid rocket motor ever built. It was designed to maximize astronaut safety while providing the nation with a reliable  Read More Of This Story


Colton Harris-Moore Begins Break-in Spree In The Bahamas After His Aircraft Crash Landing

July 8, 2010 - Colton Harris-Moore dubbed the ?Barefoot Burglar,? for the reason that he once kicked off his shoes to flee police chasing him in the woods, has once again stolen an aircraft fleeing to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he has begun his break-in spree. Police are alleging that over the 4th of July weekend, Colton Harris-Moore stole a Read More Of This Story


FAA Clarifies "Minimal Loss of Altitude? Practical Test Standards (PTS)

July 8, 2010 - The FAA has issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) to clarify the meaning of approaches to stall evaluation criteria as it relates to ?minimal loss of altitude? in the Airline Transport Pilot PTS. A recent survey of stall/stick pusher training programs revealed some inconsistencies in the practical application Read More Of This Story


Red Bull Air Race World Championship Final Round In Portugal Cancelled

July 8, 2010 - The Red Bull Air Race GmbH today announced that the final round of the 2010 World Championship, which was to be held in Portugal on 4th and 5th September, will be cancelled due to the unexpected delays in reaching a revised host city agreement. The negotiation process with Tourism Portugal and Read More Of This Story


FAA Proposes $168,000 Civil Penalty Against D&M Plastics

July 8, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $168,000 civil penalty against D & M Custom Injection Molding Corp. of Burlington, Ill., doing business as D & M Plastics, for alleged violations of Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. D & M offered a five-piece shipment of  Read More Of This Story

    DOT Awards Four Air Carrier Routes At Tokyo?s Haneda Airport

July 7, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday awarded four routes to Tokyo?s downtown Haneda Airport to American Airlines at New York, Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu, with service to begin when the airport?s fourth runway becomes  Read More Of This Story


Georgia Tech Signs FAA NextGen Research Agreement

July 7, 2010 - The FAA has reached an agreement with Georgia Tech to research how the increased sophistication on the flight deck under the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will affect flight crewmembers and controllers. The agreement is the first of  Read More Of This Story


?Green? Solution Returns Historic Aircraft To Flight

July 7, 2010 ? The High Sierra Squadron, Commemorative Air Force is operating and restoring two historic aircraft. They have partnered with eCycleBEST to promote the recycling of eWaste while at the same time raising necessary cash to support these  Read More Of This Story


European Pilots And Controllers Welcome European Parliament Vote

July 7, 2010 - Pilots and controllers strongly welcome the European Parliament Transport Committee vote which will provide strict independence of accident safety investigations. This position will allow Europe to strengthen aviation safety through a significantly improved Accident Investigation Regulations. European Parliament Transport Ministers in the Council must take good note of the will  Read More Of This Story


Barefoot Burglar Colton Harris-Moore Crash Lands Plane In The Bahamas

July 6, 2010 - Over the July 4th weekend, a single engine Cessna Corvalis 400, tail number N660BA, was stolen from Monroe County Airport (KBMG) Bloomington, Indiana and crash landed off the coast of the Bahamas. U.S. authorities believe the pilot of the aircraft was the infamous Colton Harris-Moore of Camano Island, Washington. Although Colton Harris-Moore does not have a pilot?s license he has  Read More Of This Story


Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Saves Sailors From Overturned Boat

July 6, 2010 - Coast Guard units from Group Humboldt Bay rescued three sailors who were not wearing life vest from an overturned sailboat 20 miles off the coast of Fort Read More Of This Story


Patient And Wife Among 5 Dead In EMS Plane Crash Midland Texas

July 5, 2010 - On Sunday about 12:15 AM, a O'Hara Flying Service air ambulance twin engine Cessna 421, N31AS, departed Midland International Airport (KMAF) in Midland, Texas with five onboard crashed  Read More Of This Story

  Airline Passenger Arrested For Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine

July 5, 2010 - Paulo Jorge Dias Santos, 41, of Lisbon, Portugal, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) special agents on June 26 for importing and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute after arriving
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    Delta Air Lines To Sell Off Mesaba And Compass Airline Subsidiaries

July 5, 2010 - Delta Air Lines announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell two of its wholly owned regional airline subsidiaries, Mesaba and Compass Airlines. Mesaba has been sold to Memphis, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines for 62.0 million, and Read More Of This Story

Frontier Airlines To Replace Older Aircraft

July 5, 2010 - Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. announced it will be making changes to its fleet that continue its strategy of operating the most cost-effective aircraft. ?The six new A320s arriving early next year will provide us with a net capacity increase and a reduction in unit costs, making us more competitive as we embark on the busy spring and summer travel  Read More Of This Story


Lockheed Martin Opens Expansion Of Newtown, Pa Facility

July 5, 2010 - Lockheed Martin opened the doors to new facilities at its Space Systems Company operations in Newtown, Pa. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies with community leaders and customers were conducted on Friday for the $24 million expansion project which includes an addition to the facility?s manufacturing capabilities as well as a conference center. The new 15,000-square-foot muli  Read More Of This Story


FAA Changes Special Flight Rules Surrounding The Nation's Capitol

July 4, 2010 - The FAA announced a number of changes to the restrictions governing the Special Flight Rules Area surrounding the nation's capitol, effective September 1. he most significant change will affect pilots who lose radio contact with controllers while flying   Read More Of This Story

    First S-70iTM Black Hawk Helicopter Completes Its Debut Flight

July 4, 2010 - The first S-70iTM Black Hawk helicopter has successfully completed its first flight, officially launching an international variant and the newest Sikorsky Aircraft product to follow in the legacy of the Black Hawk helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a 
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Rotax Aircraft Engine And Company Reps Will Be At Airventure 2010

July 4, 2010 - One of the overwhelming favorite powerplant on Light-Sport Aircraft is the Rotax brand. The company  has announced several major new developments in 2010. Presenting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is Phil Lockwood, one of the most knowledgeable Read More Of This Story


Avidyne Completes First Helicopter Installation Of EX600 MFD

July 4, 2010 - Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced that Vista Aviation of Pacoima, California, has completed the first helicopter installation of the  Read More Of This Story 


Radioactive Material Found On Passenger Flight

July 2, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing civil penalties totaling $422,500 against two Indian companies for violation of U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleged that IIS & Allied Services, and its freight forwarder, Gallant Freight & Travels Private, Limited of  Read More Of This Story


Boeing Calls WTO Ruling A Sweeping Legal Victory

July 2, 2010 - Boeing praised the World Trade Organization's final ruling that billions of dollars in European launch aid subsidies used by Airbus to develop its commercial airplanes are illegal and must end. The decision, which the WTO made public earlier today, also declares that a broad array of government Read More Of This Story


Final Gulfstream G250 Joins Flight Test Program

July 2, 2010 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that the third and final Gulfstream G250 test aircraft has joined the flight-test program. Gulfstream, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, designed and built the super mid-size business jet in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel  Read More Of This Story


Delta Airlines Machinists File For Union Elections

July 2, 2010 ? The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is filing applications with the National Mediation Board (NMB) for rulings that will lead to union representation elections for more than 30,000 employees at Delta Air Lines. ?The election process will give Delta  Read More Of This Story

  Aviation Sectors Applaud White House Initiative On Korean Trade Agreement

July 1, 2010 ? The aviation community has applauded the White House initiative led by President Obama and announced at this weekend?s G20 Summit in Toronto, to complete a free trade agreement with Korea by November, significantly benefiting the U.S. economy and building on recent efforts to open travel
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    FAA Fines $2.5 Million Against Trans States And GoJet Airlines

July 1, 2010 ? The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing $2,476,075 in civil penalties against Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines of Bridgeton, Mo., for violation of various maintenance procedures and operating nine jets on 320 revenue passenger flights when the aircraft were not in 
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FAA Awards Final Set Of Major NextGen Engineering Contracts

July 1, 2010 ? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Metron Aviation, Inc., of Dulles, Va., and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of McLean, Va., received contracts as the final part of a set of landmark awards to perform engineering work that will help transform and modernize the nation?s airspace into the Next Generation Air Transportation System  Read More Of This Story


UPS Provides Suitcase Shipping Alternatives For Air Passengers

July 1, 2010 - The UPS Store can ease air travelers' burdens this summer with three luggage shipping alternatives, including a new luggage box that takes the place of a suitcase, to help reduce hassles of long lines, security searches and increasing baggage fees. "Not having to carry a suitcase while traveling is a great convenience.  Read More Of This Story

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