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British Airways Cabin Crew Strike Causing Numerous Flight Cancelations

May 31, 2010 - British Airways continues to operate a significantly reduced schedule, day 12th of the strike, of the 333 flights British Airways had scheduled to operate by 9 AM 121 were cancelled, 20 of these were long haul which included flights to major and lucrative destinations including New York, Newark, Boston, Tel Aviv and Johannesburg and 101  Read More Of This Story

     
 

Valair Aviation Awarded $12.7M MC-12 Aircraft Training Program

May 31, 2010 - Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, was awarded the MC-12 Sensor Operator Initial Qualification Training Program by the Langley AFB Contracting Office. The MC-12 aircraft, fielded as part of Project Liberty, is the Air Force's newest manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform. The  Read More Of This Story

             
 

UPS Aircraft Mechanics Request Release From NMB Mediation

May 31, 2010 - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division this week sent a request to the National Mediation Board that it release the aircraft mechanics of United Parcel Service from contract negotiations after more than four years of bargaining without reaching an agreement. "UPS' aircraft mechanics simply want a fair  Read More Of This Story

   

Department Of Labor Orders UPS To Compensate Terminated Driver

May 31, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered United Parcel Service to pay an Earth City, Mo., truck driver $111,008 in back wages, benefits, compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney's fees. OSHA investigated the employee's allegation that Atlanta, Ga.-based UPS terminated his employment in retaliation  Read More Of This Story

 

Maintenance Worker At TIMCO Aviation Services Falls To His Death

May 30, 2010.  TIMCO Aviation Services has lost a long time and valued employee, Preston Strickland in a tragic accident at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility on Friday. Guilford County Sheriff Department reported that Preston Strickland, age 41 while working on a plane at TIMCO  Read More Of This Story

   

Florida Man Arrested At Detroit Metro Airport On Child Porn Charges

May 30, 2010 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that on Monday a Florida man was had been arrested for traveling with a laptop containing at several hours of child pornography videos. Stuart Blakesberg, 44, was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Army Space Defense Engineer Charged With Accepting Bribes

May 30, 2010 - Steven Earl Bryant, 39, was charged in a two-count information filed in U.S. District Court with being a public official who accepted bribes in relation to Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) contracts with private companies who were supposed to provide material for missile defense research. The information also Read More Of This Story

   

Pillars Of Aviation Summit To Identify Strategies To Improve Industry In Asia Pacific

May 30, 2010 - In the wake of the global aviation disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud hovering over Europe, business information group naseba will host the Pillars of Aviation (POA) Summit in Malaysia next month. This exclusive summit will be held in the Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur, from June 28th – 29th 2010 to tackle topical challenges and produce strategies for  Read More Of This Story

             
   

Jazz Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Union To Call Strike

May 30, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) released the results of the strike ballot conducted by the pilots of Jazz Air LP. An overwhelming 99 percent of pilots voted in favour of a lawful strike should it become necessary to conclude a fair collective agreement with Jazz Air. “This vote serves as notice to Jazz Air LP Read More Of This Story

     

NTSB Investigating Near Midair Of Us Airways And Cargolux Airlines

May 29, 2010 - On May 21, 2010, at about 12:10 a.m. Alaska Daylight Savings Time, an Airbus A319, operating as US Airways Flight 140, and a Boeing 747-400, operating as Cargolux Airlines International Flight 658, came within an estimated 100 feet vertically and a .33 mile lateral separation as the B747 was departing Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and the A319 was executing  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boeing GPS IIF-1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals From Space

May 29, 2010 - Boeing has acquired the first on-orbit signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-1 satellite, the inaugural spacecraft in a 12-satellite constellation that the company is building for the U.S. Air Force. The signals indicate that the spacecraft bus is functioning normally and ready  Read More Of This Story

   

Chief Aviation Ordnance Officer John William Finn Dies At 100

May 29, 2010 -John William Finn died at age 100 on the morning of May 27, 2010, at the Chula Vista Veterans Home. He was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the oldest living recipient, and the only aviation ordnance man to have ever received the Medal of Honor. Upon his death, fellow World War II  Read More Of This Story

             
 

DOT Fines Two Airlines For Violating Price Advertising Rules

May 29, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed civil penalties against AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines for violating rules that require airline price advertisements to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation. AirTran was fined $20,000 and Delta $40,000. “Our fare advertising Read More Of This Story

   

NTSB Urges Parents To Use Child Restraint Systems During Air Travel

May 28, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to advise parents of the dangers to young children on aircraft when not restrained in an approved child restraint system or device. The Safety Alert notes that preventable injuries and deaths have occurred in children younger than 2 years who were unrestrained. Specific child passenger safety issues on aircraft   Read More Of This Story

             
 

NTSB Identified A Critical Safety Issue With A GE Turbofan Engine

May 28, 2010 — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified a critical safety issue with General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45/-50 series turbofan engine low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 3 (S3) disks that requires immediate action. The investigations of several recent  Read More Of This Story

   

Defense Authorization Act Ensures Level Playing Field For The KC-X Tanker

May 28, 2010  - With a recorded vote of 410-8, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday adopted a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), Michael Turner (R-Ohio), and Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) to the fiscal year 2011 National Defense  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Garmin Receives FAA Approval For The G500H Helicopter Flight Display

May 28, 2010 — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. a global leader in satellite navigation, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Garmin’s G500H, an all-glass avionics system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Announces Critical NextGen Avionics Standards For Aircraft

May 28, 2010 — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the performance requirements for aircraft tracking equipment that will be required under the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. The avionics will allow aircraft to be controlled and monitored with greater precision and accuracy by a satellite-based system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Red Bull Air Race Takes On Times Square Ahead Of Next Month's Race

May 28, 2010 — Times Square visitors got a first-look at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship coming to Liberty State Park in Jersey City next month. It’s been a hundred years since the first aviation exhibit happened in Los Angeles and Belmont Park, New York in 1910 and onlookers had the chance to experience an interactive “channel through time” exhibit, meet  Read More Of This Story

   

Founder Of Capital Aviation Robert K. Watts Dies At 92

May 28, 2010 —  Robert K. Watts (Bob) an aviation pioneer and founder of Of Capital Aviation died on May 25th in the Bismarck Care Center at the age of 92.  Robert Watts began flying shortly after his bother Jack got his private pilots license in 1939. Bob and Jack worked together in aviation for over thirty years. Bob was just a year younger to Jack, they were in separable. Jack became a flight instructor at the Bismarck Flying School while  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Regional Airlines Must Find New Methods To Solve Old Problems

May 27, 2010 - National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman on Wednesday told the leaders of the nation's regional airlines to find new methods to solve old problems. Speaking before the Regional Airline Association national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Repair Station Owner Sentenced 12 Months And A Day

May 27, 2010 - A Miami Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station owner was sentenced May 24 to prison for committing fraud, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special   Read More Of This Story

             
  Bell Helicopter To Pay $16.5 Million For Overcharging The United States

May 27, 2010 - Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has agreed to pay the United States an additional $3,718,770, bringing the total paid to resolve civil claims arising from the company’s cost charging practices on some of its contracts with the government to $16,570,018, the Justice Department 
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Boeing X-51A WaveRider Breaks Record In 1st Flight

May 27, 2010 - In its first flight attempt, the Boeing X-51A WaveRider today successfully completed the longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight in history nearly three and a half minutes at a top speed of Mach 5. The unmanned aerial vehicle was released from a U.S. Air Force B-52H bomber off the southern California coast around 10  Read More Of This Story

             
 

San Diego Fight School Pleads Guilty To Visa Fraud And Hiring Violations

May 27, 2010 - The former owners of a San Diego-area flight training school and the school itself pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges stemming from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into allegations the school committed visa fraud and hired unauthorized foreign students as flight instructors. Andrew  Read More Of This Story

   

DOT Reports Airline Pilot And Aircraft Maintenance Employment Down

May 27, 2010 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 6.4 percent fewer pilots and 7.2 percent fewer maintenance workers in 2009 than in 2008. While total industry jobs declined by 4.1 percent, the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Wednesday BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that  Read More Of This Story

             
 

NATCA Honors Former FAA Administrator Jane Garvey

May 26, 2010 - The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has awarded former Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey with its Sentinel of Safety Award, in honor of her dedication to aviation. The award is the highest honor for those outside of the organization who have Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Awards Up To $4.4 Billion NextGen Engineering Contracts

May 26, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded three separate Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) contracts totaling up to $4.4 billion over 10 years. Under the contracts, the companies will perform work that will demonstrate NextGen procedures in real time on a large scale within the current air traffic system. Read More Of This Story

             
 

Battle Tightens At The Top As Red Bull Air Race Heads To Windsor Ontario

May 26, 2010 - As the Red Bull Air Race World Championship prepares to land in the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario on June 5 and 6th for the fourth round of 2010 season, all eyes are on the widening field of title contenders. In the most closely fought battle in the sport’s history, at least five teams are in the running, including local hero Pete   Read More Of This Story

   

Aviation Advisory Committee Charts Its Own Flight Path

May 26, 2010 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, at Tuesdays’ opening session of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, charged the committee’s members with helping to ensure that the U.S. aviation industry remains vital, competitive, sustainable and safe. “Today, men and women who care deeply about the future of aviation in this country come together to challenge old assumptions  Read More Of This Story

             
 

ALPA Calls On Airlines To Stop Exploiting Workers Through Bankruptcy

May 26, 2010 - In testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Tuesday, the president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), called on Congress to comprehensively reform the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to better protect workers and stop companies from manipulating the bankruptcy process to garner huge bonuses for executives while  Read More Of This Story

   

No Contract For American Airlines Flight Attendants

May 26, 2010 - Once again, negotiations between American Airlines Flight Attendants and management ended with the same result – no contract – after three days of intensive bargaining at the National Mediation Board (NMB). Despite some progress, the Flight Attendants bargaining team leaves in frustration as the Company has yet to make a proposal that Flight Attendants would ratify. Read More Of This Story

             
 

NTSB Offering Rotorcraft Accident Investigation Course Training

May 25, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board has developed a five-day course in rotorcraft accident investigation that will be delivered at its training center near Washington in August. The course, which has been in development for more than a year, was designed to provide  Read More Of This Story

   

Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home Image Shows Damage

May 25, 2010 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander's solar panels. "The Phoenix spacecraft succeeded in its investigations and exceeded its  Read More Of This Story

             

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DHS To Review Screening Of Passengers By Observation Techniques

May 25, 2010 - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce deployed Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program nationwide without first validating the scientific basis for identifying suspicious   Read More Of This Story

   

Passenger Sentenced For Interference With AirTran Flight 39 Crew

May 25, 2010 - Muhammad Abu Tahir, age 47, of Glen Allen, Virginia, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn to serve three months in federal prison for one count of interference with a flight crew, United States Attorney David Gaouette and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis announced. Tahir was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $14,584.00 to  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Zeppelin Eureka To Attempt World Flight Distance Record

May 25, 2010 - Airship Ventures, owners and operators of The Farmers Airship, the Zeppelin Eureka, announced that today the world’s largest airship will attempt to break the world distance record for a modern airship. Flying between Airship Ventures home base, the historic Airship Hangars at Moffett Field in the San Francisco Bay  Read More Of This Story

   

Cirrus Selects Supplier For SF 50 Jet Ice Protection System

May 25, 2010 - TAT Technologies, a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, on Monday announced that Cirrus Aircraft Inc. has issued a letter of intent designating TAT as the preferred supplier of heat exchangers for Bleed Air Supply System and Ice Protection System onboard the new Cirrus Aircraft SF 50 Vision Jet. The  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Astronaut Steve Robinson Talks About Building International Space Station

May 25, 2010 - On June 5, astronaut Dr. Steve Robinson delivers a multimedia presentation about his February 2010 shuttle Endeavor mission STS-130 to the International Space Station, "Heavy Construction Made Weightless - Building the ISS." STS-130 was Robinson's fourth trip into space, where he served as the Flight Engineer and spacewalk operations officer for the flight. The Read More Of This Story

   

Air India Express Flight 812 Crashes Killing 160 Onboard

May 23, 2010 - Air India Express, Flight 812 from Dubai to Mangalore International Airport was involved in a crash at 6 AM Saturday, May 22nd. The B737-800 aircraft accident occurred just after the aircraft landed at Mangalore in which Flight 812 overshot runway 24. There were 160 passengers and six crew members onboard. Of the passengers and crew 166 were killed and 8 hospitalized. Air India had put into place a full Emergency Response Team  Read More Of This Story

             
 

All Systems Are A Go For Flugtag Human Powered Flying Competition

May 23, 2010 - Red Bull Flugtag, the outrageous human-powered flying competition, is getting ready to swoop in for a landing in Long Beach this August 21st for the first time in the event's 19-year history. Forty teams have been selected to try their hand at flight however briefly before  Read More Of This Story

   

No Survivors At Pamir Airways Flight 112 Crash Site In Kabul

May 23, 2010 - NATO forces reached Pamir Airways Flight 112 crash site on Friday after a search plane had located the wreckage on Thursday located on a 13,500 foot mountain in Shakar Darah district north of Kabul. Aviation Minister, Mohammadullah Batash reported there are no survivors. On Monday, May 17th Pamir Airways Flight 112  Read More Of This Story

             
 

NTSB Releases Report On United Flight 27 That Diverted To Dulles Airport

May 23, 2010 - In a continuing investigation of a fire aboard a Boeing 757 that diverted to Dulles Airport (IAD) enroute to the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport (JFK), the National Transportation Safety Board has released some information. It appears that on Sunday, May 16,  Read More Of This Story

   

Airlines Must Continue Build On High Professionalism Standards

May 23, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) participated in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Public Safety Forum on Professionalism in Aviation this week to underscore the exemplary professionalism of airline pilots, who safely flew more than 10 million flights in the United States and Canada in 2009. “ALPA pilots have demonstrated a commitment to  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Aviation's Best Selling Author Robert Jerome Serling Died At 92

May 23, 2010 - Robert Jerome Serling an American novelist and aviation writer died May 6th of cancer while in hospice care in Tucson at the age of 92. Serling was well know for the many books that he wrote such as The President's Plane is Missing, When The Airlines Went To War, The Story of Boeing and Its People, History of Eastern Airlines, The Jet Age, Eagle, The Left Seat, Read More Of This Story

   

Court Order To Allow British Airways Cabin Crew To Strike

May 21, 2010 - Back in February British Airways cabin crew members announced through their union, Unite that the majority of its members had voted to strike. While most, 75 percent, of BA's crew are at the top of their earnings, the dispute is not about pay. The dispute was triggered by in November 2009 by BA through its new work practices of reduced cabin crew on its aircraft. BA's refusal to consult with the union on these changes meant for the union Read More Of This Story

             
 

American Eagle President Peter Bowler Announced He Will Retire

May 21, 2010 - AMR Corp., parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, announced that American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler has chosen to retire, after a distinguished 26-year career with American and American Eagle. "It has been the highlight of my airline career to be the President and CEO of American Eagle," said  Read More Of This Story

   

Ireland Loses Ryanair Hangar And 200 Jobs To Germany

May 21, 2010 - Ryanair on Thursday announced that it had selected Frankfurt Hahn Airport in Germany as the location for its next maintenance hangar and crew training facility. At a press conference in Mainz, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary announced that it would invest €25m in building a new two bay aircraft maintenance hangar including two aircraft simulators and a 16 room cabin crew training centre,  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Vote For Union Representation

May 21, 2010 - A strong majority of flight attendants at Frontier Airlines voted yesterday to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA). The election vote, conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), showed that 456 flight attendants voted for AFA-CWA representation.  Read More Of This Story

   

USS Denver Receives 2009 Ship Helicopter Safety Award

May 21, 2010 - The forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) was selected for the second consecutive year for the annual Chief of Naval Operations Ship-Helicopter Safety Award in May, honoring the ship with the most outstanding aviation safety record for 2009. Throughout the year, Denver conducted 3,544 mishap  Read More Of This Story

             
 

AVM David Couzens Becomes President Of The Royal Aeronautical Society

May 21, 2010 - At the 145th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), held on 19th May, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) David Couzens was officially handed the Presidential chain of office by outgoing President Dr. Mike Steeden (RAeS President 2009-2010). On receiving  Read More Of This Story

   

American Airlines Donates MD-80 To George T. Baker Aviation School

May 21, 2010 - American Airlines donated a $6 million, 140-passenger MD- 80 aircraft to the George T. Baker Aviation School in Miami, making it one of the only aviation schools in the country with a commercial airliner on school grounds. The MD-80 was transported in the early hours Thrusday from the airport to the school which is about a  Read More Of This Story

             
 

The Truth About The Cost Of American Airlines Flight Attendants

May 20, 2010 - As Flight Attendants renew bargaining with American Airlines negotiators for five days at the National Mediation Board, they are challenging the credibility of management’s Read More Of This Story

    Italian Victims Of Hudson River Crash Addressed At The NTSB Forum

May 20, 2010 – Attorney Don Migliori will be present at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum that starts on Tuesday and will end today, to ensure that Italian victims of the August 2009 mid-air collision over the Hudson River are
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Alaska Air Hides Critical Safety Information From Its Investors

May 20, 2010 - This year, Alaska Air Group blocked shareholders from voting on whether the company should disclose its policies related to maintenance standards and oversight procedures, arguing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is not a significant public policy issue   Read More Of This Story

   

UPS Executes Plan To Furlough 11 Percent Of Its Pilots

May 20, 2010 – For the first time in its 103 year history UPS will furlough pilots. The first fifty-four pilots will be laid off on Sunday, May 23. This is the first wave of a plan UPS announced in February to layoff at least 300 of its airline pilots. The 2,800 UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, had since April 2009, preserved these jobs  Read More Of This Story

             
  Volcanic Ash Does Not Cloud The Pilot's Role

May 20, 2010 - The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano caused havoc in European air transport. It left millions of passengers stranded for days and even weeks, waiting for the ash cloud to dissipate over Europe. While discussions focused on how to re-open the airspace, one essential element was hardly touched upon: the aircraft Captain is finally responsible for
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FAA Approves Unmanned Aerial Vehicle To Patrol Border

May 20, 2010 - Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a Certification of Authorization (COA) for an unmanned aerial vehicle to patrol a portion of the U.S. Mexico border extending from Arizona to the El Paso region of Texas effective Tuesday,  Read More Of This Story

             
 

American's Pilot Union Said The Airline Needs Effective Leadership

May 20, 2010 — The Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 11,500 pilots of American Airlines, cited “a leadership vacuum” as one of the principal problems facing the carrier. “We have become increasingly concerned about the leadership—or lack thereof—at American Airlines,” said APA President Captain  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Proposes $1.55 Million Civil Penalty Against Federal Express

May 19, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.55 million civil penalty against Federal Express for allegedly failing to revise its Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program in accordance with FAA regulations. Federal Express allegedly failed to ensure that the air carrier used approved standards, inspections, and time limitations for 14 cargo Unit Load  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Ryanair Dismisses Claims Of Refusing To Help 178 Stranded Passengers

May 19, 2010 - United Kingdom airlines, Ryanair was fined $4 million on Friday by Italy's aviation authority, ENAC, in what ENAC has alleged Ryanair refused to help stranded passengers between April 17 and 22, 2010 when the ash cloud was most dangerous. Ryanair, on Tuesday condemned what it    Read More Of This Story

   

Philippines Governor Rafael Nantes And 5 Others Killed In Helicopter Crash

May 19, 2010 - On Monday former governor of Quezon, Philippines Rafael Nantes, the pilot, two security aides, and two other civilians were killed about 3:15 PM local time when they were taking off from Quezon National High School in a Robinson R44 helicopter, registration number C2250. Witnesses   Read More Of This Story

             
 

AirTran Pilots May Call Strike Flight Attendants Hold Rally

May 19, 2010 - The union leadership of AirTran Airways pilots announced on Tuesday that its members have overwhelmingly approved a measure granting them the authority to call a strike if contract talks fail. A resounding 97.5 percent of pilots voted in favor of the strike ballot. More than 96 percent of eligible pilots participated in the  Read More Of This Story

   

Spirit Pilots Warn Passengers To Check Their Flight Schedule

May 19, 2010 - Fort Lauderdale - Spirit pilots are helping Spirit passengers prepare for a possible pilot strike should Spirit management refuse to return to the bargaining table to secure a new contract for Spirit pilots through billboards in Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, and Detroit. This week, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l placed billboards in Spirit Airline’s three major airport hubs  Read More Of This Story

             
 

IATA Blasts Europe’s Handling Of The Volcanic Ash Crisis

May 19, 2010 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) which represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic called on European governments and air navigation service providers to urgently develop more precise procedures to identify ash contaminated air space and allow more Read More Of This Story

   

Court Rules Against Freedom Airlines In Litigation With Delta Air Lines

May 18, 2010 - The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled against the Mesa Air Group subsidiary Freedom Airlines in its litigation with Delta Air Lines regarding Delta's efforts to terminate an agreement covering 22 regional jet aircraft. The litigation stemmed from Delta's asserted termination of the Freedom Airlines agreement based upon flights canceled at Delta's  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Tuskegee Airmen Share Experiences In A Panel Discussion May 30

May 18, 2010 – A special panel of World War II Tuskegee Airmen veterans will be at the Museum of Flight to talk about their experiences flying combat missions during the War. The panel will be moderated by local Tuskegee Airmen and former fighter pilot, Lt. Col. Bill Holloman III. Panelists  Read More Of This Story

   

The FAA Approves The WACO Classic "D" Model Aircraft

May 18, 2010 – WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation of Battle Creek, Michigan announced that the FAA has given approval of the new WACO YMF 5-D model aircraft. The updated aircraft is a culmination of nearly two years of engineering, development and testing.  The new D-model aircraft offers an unrivaled flying experience,  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Ryanair Calls An End To Current VAAC Concentration Charts System

May 18, 2010 - Ryanair, a United Kingdom passenger airline on Monday called for an end to the VAAC Volcano Concentration Charts which have over recent weeks used computer generated models to chart large black clouds over much of Ireland and the UK. Ryanair was recently fined $4 million by Italy's aviation authority ENAC for  Read More Of This Story

   

Air Transport Association Files Lawsuit On NMB Union Voting Rule

May 18, 2010 - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today filed a legal challenge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, responding to the National Mediation Board (NMB) issuance of a voting rule change for union representation. ATA issued the following statement: "On Monday, ATA filed a lawsuit (*) seeking speedy Read More Of This Story

             
 

Lockheed Martin F-35 Fighters Arrive Together At Edwards AFB

May 18, 2010 - Two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters flew nonstop from their final-assembly site in Fort Worth, Texas, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., signaling a further expansion of F-35 flight test operations. The arrival is the first in a series that will increase the Edwards F-35 test fleet to at least eight aircraft. U.S. Air  Read More Of This Story

   

Pamir Airways Flight 112 Crashes In The Hindu Kush Mountains

May 17, 2010 - Pamir Airways Flight 112 departed Kunduz International Airport at 8:30 AM local time with 38 passengers and 5 crewmembers onboard. Ten minutes into the flight air traffic control lost radio contact, the aircraft an Antonov An-24, registration YA-PIS cashed in the Hindu Kush Mountains in a major mountain pass called Salang Pass which connects northern Afghanistan and  Read More Of This Story

             
 

British Airways Pilots Say Cabin Crew Strike Threatens Job Security

May 17, 2010 - Pilots in British Airways have warned that 'the unprecedented strikes announced by BA cabin crew for May and June will seriously threaten BA's ability to maintain the job security and terms and conditions of employees in all parts of the company.' And the pilots' union BALPA  Read More Of This Story

   

Airline Employee Arrested For Threatening To Bomb An Aircraft

May 16, 2010 - A contract employee who worked at Preston Smith International airport in Lubbock, Texas, Johnathan Ivins, 20, was arrested by FBI agents at his residence in Lubbock County on charges in a federal indictment alleging offenses related to his threat to bomb an airplane, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Fugitive Finder Showcased At Airport Executives Symposium

May 16, 2010 - Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. a global leader in identity and wireless systems, was invited to showcase its patented ID reading technology and its latest product, Fugitive Finder, at the 82nd Annual AAAE Symposium in Dallas, Texas. Billed as the nation’s largest airport and aviation  Read More Of This Story

   

Air Transport Association Comments On UK Flight Tax

May 16, 2010 - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the U.K. will pursue another unjustified flight tax. "Once again, airlines, their customers and the communities that they serve are at the mercy of political  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Purdue University To Offer Online Master’s Degree In Aviation Technology

May 16, 2010 – Purdue University’s College of Technology will offer an online master’s degree with an aviation concentration beginning this fall. The degree program is designed for aviation professionals who are looking to move into a leadership position. “The College of Technology recognizes the need to make graduate education available to individuals working full-time in  Read More Of This Story

    FAA Visits Zenith Aircraft To Evaluate STOL CH 750 Aircraft Kit 

May 14, 2010 - A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) four-person National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) concluded its two day visit to Zenith Aircraft Company in Mexico, Missouri today to determine that the STOL CH 750 aircraft kit will officially allow an amateur-builder to meet the "major portion" (or "51% percent") requirement of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g). While it Read More Of This Story

             
 

Northrop Awarded Contract To Design Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford

May 14, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $186.6 million cost plus fixed fee contract from the U.S. Navy to continue the engineering and design effort for the nation's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The company's Shipbuilding sector is the prime contractor. This  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Proposes $325,000 Civil Penalty Against Continental Airlines

May 14, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to assess a civil penalty of $325,000 against Continental Airlines, Inc., for operating an aircraft on at least a dozen commercial flights without properly maintaining its right main landing gear. The FAA alleges that on December 20, 2008, the crew of a Continental Boeing 737 saw a warning light on the right main landing gear indicator after  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Pratt & Whitney Delivers 1000th F117 Engine To U.S. Air Force

May 14, 2010 - Pratt & Whitney delivered the 1,000th F117 engine powering the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to the United States Air Force. Four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines provide power for 100 percent of The Boeing Company’s C-17 Globemaster III -- the world’s premier heavy Read More Of This Story

   

British Airways Published Contingency Plans For Cabin Crew Strike

May 14, 2010 - British Airways reports contingency plans for its cabin crew strike period of May 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and will fly more than 60,000 customers each day. All flights at Gatwick will operate as normal as will flights to and from London City airport during the entire strike period. At Heathrow, British Airways intends to operate more than  Read More Of This Story

             
 
Airbus A330 Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 Crashes Killing All But One

May 13, 2010 - On Wednesday morning about 6 AM  Afriqiyah Airways A Libyan airliner Flight 771 crashed under clear skies on landing at Tripoli International Airport, Libya killing all onboard except one child. It has been reported that the Airbus A330-202 was carrying 104 onboard. That is 11  Read More Of This Story

   

Boeing NewGen Tanker Win Would Bring 800 Jobs $40 Million To Iowa

May 13, 2010 - The Boeing Company announced that Iowa will benefit from approximately 800 jobs and an estimated $40 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. Rockwell Collins, based in Cedar Rapids and a Boeing first-tier supplier in Iowa, will  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Spirit Airlines Pilots Will Strike If No Contract By June 12th

May 13, 2010 - Spirit pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced Wednesday that they have received confirmation of the 30-day cooling-off period from the National Mediation Board (NMB). The NMB has given the two sides until 12:01 a.m., Eastern time,  Read More Of This Story

   

Transportation Secretary Announces New Aviation Advisory Committee

May 13, 2010 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of a new committee on the future of the U.S. aviation industry, which will hold its first meeting on May 25 in Washington. The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee was formally established in March to provide information, advice, and  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Frontier Airlines Announces New Pet Fare For In Cabin Travel

May 13, 2010 - Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. announced on Wednesday that customers can now travel with their small, furry friends in the cabin of the aircraft for a $75 each-way pet fare. The new in-cabin pet policy applies to small dogs, cats, Read More Of This Story

   

British Airways Cabin Crew To Go Out On Strike

May 12, 2010 - British Airways cabin crew are to hold a further 20 days of strike action following their overwhelming rejection of the company’s offer in a ballot last week, Unite the union announced Monday. British Airways Cabin Crew union, Unite has reported BA management failed to offer any new proposals to settle the dispute over the weekend, so crew are to take strike action on the  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Medicare Fraud Fugitive Taken Into Custody At Miami International Airport

May 12, 2010 - Jose Garcia, 55, who has been a fugitive since 2008, was taken into federal custody Monday at Miami International Airport, announced the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS).  Garcia self-surrendered to FBI agents upon arrival in Miami. Garcia appeared in federal court in Miami on Tuesday,  Read More Of This Story

   

California Highway Patrol Aircraft Cashes Anza-Borrego Desert

May 12, 2010 - On Friday, May 7, 2010, about 10:06 AM Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T206H, N663HP, collided with mountainous terrain in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California. The airplane was operated by the California Highway Patrol as a public-use surveillance aircraft. The commercial pilot, Officer Danny Benavides, 39, was killed, and the airplane was   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Study Shows Aviation Maintenance Industry Is Major Employer

May 12, 2010 - With the national jobless rate front page news, the aviation maintenance industry continues to be a major employer around the country and an important economic contributor in many states. For the first time, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has provided a snapshot of the industry’s state-by Read More Of This Story

   

Balli Aviation Pleas Guilty To Exporting Boeing 747 Aircraft To Iran

May 12, 2010 - Balli Aviation Ltd., a subsidiary of the United Kingdom-based Balli Group PLC, was sentenced Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to pay a $2 million fine and to serve a five-year corporate period of probation. This after pleading guilty on Feb. 5, 2010, to a two-count criminal information in connection with its illegal export of commercial Boeing 747  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Flight Attendants Eager To Vote Under New Democratic Voting Procedures

May 11, 2010 - Northwest flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today applauded the National Mediation Board's (NMB) announcement on new democratic voting procedures. The long awaited decision, which was published in the  Read More Of This Story

   

Continental Airlines Fined For Incomplete Disability Complaint Reports

May 11, 2010 -   The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Monday assessed a civil penalty against Continental Airlines for filing incomplete reports with the Department tabulating complaints that passengers with disabilities registered with the carrier.  Continental was ordered to cease and desist from further violations  Read More Of This Story

             
 
 
             
         

Spirit Airlines Pilots Reject National Mediation Board Arbitration

May 11, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), on behalf of Spirit Airlines pilots, has triggered the start of a 30-day cooling-off period—which could result in a strike in the near future if no agreement is reached—by rejecting the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) proffer of arbitration on Wednesday, May 5. The union now awaits the NMB’s notification of the day on which the 30-day  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Strong Showing At European Business Aviation Annual Convention

May 10, 2010 – The 10th annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) ended its three-day conference with sold out exhibit and static display spaces, 11,174 Attendees and a general air of optimism that the global  Read More Of This Story

   

$1 Million Raised By Delta Employees, Customers For MLK Memorial

May 10, 2010 - Delta Air Lines announced that its employees and customers have raised $1 million for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. The achievement stems from a fundraising challenge from Delta's Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson in Read More Of This Story

             
 

Aviation And Climate Change The Focus Of ICAO Environmental Colloquium

May 10, 2010 — From 11 to 14 May, strategies and programs of ICAO, industry, academic research institutions and international organizations to harness technological, scientific and economic solutions in the global fight against climate change will be reviewed. This includes key  Read More Of This Story

   

Arch Declared The Winner Red Bull Air Race Due To Weather Conditions

May 10, 2010 — Hannes Arch of Austria was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday when adverse weather conditions made it impossible to continue the racing during the Top 12 round and the results were then based on Saturday’s Qualifying sessions. The Austrian had won the Qualifying point. Britain’s  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Hannes Arch Comes In Fist Place At The Red Bull Air Race

May 9, 2010 - Hannes Arch of Austria came from behind to beat Nigel Lamb of Britain in dramatic fashion on Saturday to win one vital championship point with the fastest Qualifying time at the Red Bull Air Race in Rio de Janeiro in front of a record  Read More Of This Story

   

DOT Proposed Decision To Award Routes At Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

May 10, 2010 — The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to award 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 when the airport’s fourth runway Read More Of This Story

             
  Boeing Assembles First 747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft

May 9, 2010 - Boeing announced it began assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental at the factory in Everett, Wash. Late last week, mechanics took the first step in major assembly for the new airplane by loading its wing panels and spars in the assembly tools. The
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Rep. James L. Oberstar Opposes A United Continental Merger

May 7, 2010 - The Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today announced his opposition to the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Rep. James L. Oberstar (Minn.) made the announcement today in a conference call with reporters. Oberstar also released copies of  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Lockheed Selected To Develop FAA’s Time Based Flow Management

May 7, 2010 - Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to develop and implement the Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) program for the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of System Operations Programs. Key teammates include Metron Aviation Inc., Dulles, Va., and Sensis Corporation,    Read More Of This Story

   

Bonhomme Leads In Rio's Red Bull Air Race First Training Session

May 7, 2010 - Paul Bonhomme of Britain topped the time sheets in the first Red Bull Air Race training session on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s race in Rio de Janeiro. Compatriot Nigel Lamb was second under brilliant blue skies and Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff put in a strong performance with third place after making major modifications to his engine’s exhaust system. Bonhomme, Read More Of This Story

             
 

Nigerian College of Aviation Receives DAHER-SOCATA TBM 850 Aircraft

May 7, 2010 - DAHER-SOCATA announced the delivery of a new TBM 850 very fast turboprop aircraft to the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), which will be used primarily for advanced airline transport pilot (ATP) training courses. The TBM 850 for NCAT, which is one of DAHER-SOCATA's model year 2010 aircraft, will be used  Read More Of This Story

   

Vietnamese Navy Selects Viking Series 400 Twin Otter

May 7, 2010 - Viking Air of Victoria, BC, Canada and the Vietnam Navy have finalized a purchase agreement for six DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.  With this historic purchase the Vietnam Ministry of Defense has acquired its first ever western built aircraft, and the formation of the Navy’s initial fixed wing aircraft Air Wing. The Series 400 Twin Otters are scheduled for Read More Of This Story

             
 

American Airlines Flight 2 Refused Landing Instructions At JKF Airport

May 7, 2010 - On Thursday, an American Airlines Boeing 767-200, Flight 2 departed Los Angeles, California at 9:10 AM. It arrived at New York’s JFK airport at 5:01 PM at which time the pilot was instructed to land on runway 22 Left. The pilot refused the landing instructions as the crosswinds were at 35 MPH. The American Airlines pilot Read More Of This Story

   

Homeowner Guilty Of Shining Beam Of Light Into Blackhawk Cockpit

May 6, 2010 - Charles Clausen, age 58, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, pled guilty on Wednesday in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan to a one-count bill of information charging him with impeding and interfering with certain officers of the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. According to the   Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA Fines Atlas Air For Improperly Installing Cockpit Window

May 6, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to assess $572,150 in civil penalties against Atlas Air, Inc., of Purchase, NY, a scheduled air cargo airline, for alleged violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that Atlas Air incorrectly installed a replacement cockpit window on a Boeing  Read More Of This Story

   

US Labor Department Orders Worldwide Jet Charter To Reinstate Pilot

May 6, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Worldwide Jet Charter LLC to reinstate a pilot after a whistleblower investigation determined the Millville-based air carrier violated the pilot's rights when he was fired for reporting alleged violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations related to a flight taken to Read More Of This Story

             
  Boeing Agreed To Restore Waterway After Hazardous Material Release

May 6, 2010 - The Boeing Company has agreed to undertake two significant habitat restoration projects in Washington state to resolve its liability for natural resource damages caused by hazardous substances released from Boeing facilities along the Duwamish Waterway, the Justice Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric   
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NTSB Accepts Overwater Safety Equipment On Aircraft

May 6, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) supported a recommendation by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) for overwater safety equipment to be included on all commercial aircraft, regardless of route. The recommendation was made at this week's NTSB hearing on the probable  Read More Of This Story

             
 

European Pilots Celebrate Switzerland First Flight In World Flight

May 5, 2010 — One hundred years to the day, two pilots started an immense journey to celebrate the first flight of an airplane in Switzerland, in 1910. The pair of European pilots departed April 30th, they are following a carefully-designed route around the planet. One big difference in this flight:  the journey will be done in two nearly  Read More Of This Story

   

Pilot For PSA Airlines Sold “Your In The Clear” To Beat Drug Tests

April 5, 2010 - Stephen C. Sharp, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with its duty to drug test employees. Sharp, age 41, of Daytona Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, Assistant United States Attorney Mary M. Houghton advised the court that  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Times Square Bomber Arrested On Emirates Airlines Flight 202

May 5, 2010 - At approximately 11:45 p.m. EDT, on Monday, Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan was taken into custody. FBI agents and detectives of the New York City Police Department arrested Shahzad at John F. Kennedy International Airport for driving a bomb-laden  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Wide Area Augmentation Improves Air Safety At Juneau

May 5, 2010 - A new surveillance technology called the Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAM) is now allowing air traffic controllers to track aircraft along the difficult approach to Juneau, Alaska a mountainous area where radar coverage isn’t possible. “This technology will allow more aircraft to fly into Juneau and it will give air  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Ukraine Awards Adacel Contract To Supply MaxSim ATC Simulators

May 5, 2010) - Adacel (ASX:ADA) announced it has been awarded a contract from the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE) for the provision of a network of Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulators to be installed at locations throughout Ukraine. Under the terms of the contract, Adacel will supply one full-sized 360-degree MaxSim  Read More Of This Story

   

MIT Selects Searidge For NextGen Remote FAA Tower Initiative

May 5, 2010 - Currently, controllers located at airport towers provide air traffic control (ATC) services for aircraft on the airport surface primarily by visual means (i.e., looking out the window). Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced its intelligent video platform IntelliDAR has been selected by Massachusetts Institute   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Red Bull Air Race Returns To Brazil

May 5, 2010 - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns to Brazil for the third stop of the eight-race 2010 season on May 8/9 in front of what promises to be another record-breaking crowd in Rio de Janeiro after one million spectators watched the first South American race here  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Proposes $297,000 Civil Penalty Against Air Mods

April 4, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $297,000 civil penalty against Air Mods and Repair Corporation of Wilmington, Del., for allegedly operating two general aviation aircraft when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The   Read More Of This Story

             
  Gulfstream G650 Flies At Mach 0.925

May 4, 2010 — The Gulfstream G650 flew at its proposed Mmo of 0.925 for the first time on Sunday. The ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range flight-test aircraft (S/N 6001) took off from Savannah at 1:38 p.m. with Gulfstream’s Chief Test Pilot John O’Meara and Senior Experimental Test 
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The FAA Launches A New Information System For Pilots

May 4, 2010 - The Atlantic City International Airport, located at the FAA's Technical Center, is the first in the national airspace system to deliver digital notices to airmen (NOTAM). NOTAMs provide computer-generated safety information to pilots and air traffic controllers about conditions at an airport  Read More Of This Story

             
 

NTSB Investigating Near Collision Of Southwest 737 And News Helicopter

May 4, 2010 - The NTSB has launched an investigation into the near collision of a Southwest Airlines jetliner and a news helicopter over a runway at Houston's Hobby Airport last week. At about 12:25 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 28,  Read More Of This Story

   

Machinists Overwhelmingly Authorize Strike Actions At Boeing

May 4, 2010 - Following an hour long, highly charged Strike Authorization meeting, Machinists employed at the Boeing-St. Louis, MO Defense Systems plant authorized Strike Actions against the Company by a margin of 99% authorizing a  Read More Of This Story

             
 

United And Continental Have A Definitive Merger Agreement

May 3, 2010 - Continental and United today announced a merger agreement, creating the world's leading airline with superior service to customers, expanded access to an unparalleled global network serving Read More Of This Story

   

IAA Forced To Restrict Flights In Irish Airports

May 4, 2010 - The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has informed Irish-based airlines that it will be imposing restriction on all flights in and out of Ireland. From 0700hrs local until 1300hrs Today, Tuesday, 4th May 2010 due to risk of ash ingestion in aircraft engines. Ireland falls within the predicted area of ash concentrations that  Read More Of This Story

             
 

United Flight Attendants On Merger Job Protections Must Come First

May 3, 2010 - Chicago – Flight Attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA), made clear today a new contract with pay, benefit and work rule improvements must be concluded before they  Read More Of This Story

   

Machinists Warn Of Obstacles To UAL Continental Merger

May 03, 2010 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' (IAM) General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines“A Continental United  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Alternative Jet Fuel Powers First U.S. Commercial Flight

May 3, 2010 - Rentech, Inc. announced that a successful engineering validation flight was conducted by United Airlines using Rentech's certified synthetic jet fuel (RenJet(R)). The flight marks the first time a U.S. commercial airline has used synthetic jet fuel in flight and underscores Rentech's leadership role in a lower carbon  Read More Of This Story

   

Suppliers Charged In Military Aircraft Heat Seeking Missile Flare Scheme

May 3, 2010 - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging six persons and three corporations with conspiring to defraud the U.S. government and wire fraud in connection with the supply and composition of critical materials used in the American war effort, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York William J. Hochul, Read More Of This Story

             
 

Quadriplegic Pilot Revives Career In Aviation At Indiana State University

May 2, 2010 - For 20 years of his life, Errett "E.J." Bozarth spent nearly as much time in a cockpit as he did on the ground. As a commissioned officer, tactical fighter pilot and flight instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps he controlled some of the military's most powerful aircraft. Later, as a Dallas-based pilot with American Airlines, Read More Of This Story

   

FAA ATC To Stop Issuing To Pilots The Phrase “Taxi To” A Given Runway

May 2, 2010 - Effective June 30, 2010, air traffic controllers will not use the term “taxi to” when giving pilots taxi instructions to a given runway. Instead ATC will be required to issue the route for the aircraft is to travel in a concise and easy to understand terms. The taxi clearance must include the specific route to follow. When a taxi clearance to a runway is issued to an aircraft, ATC will confirm  Read More Of This Story

 

 

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