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FedEx To Increase Shipping Rates

September 30, 2010 - FedEx has reported that they will increase shipping rates for FedEx Express by a net average of 3.9% for U.S. domestic and U.S. export services effective January 3, 2011. The full average rate increase of 5.9% will be partially offset by adjusting the fuel price threshold at which the fuel surcharge begins, reducing the  Read More Of This Story

 

Pilot Pleads Guilty To Flying Illegal Flights And Falsifying Safety Records

September 30, 2010 - A former pilot, Francis Vieira, 60 of now-defunct Platinum Jet Management, LLC pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to defraud charter customers and brokers using interstate wires and to impede and obstruct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Vieira admitted he and his co-conspirators flew illegal flights and falsified  Read More Of This Story

             
   

U.S. Marshal Service To Monitor Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

September 30, 2010 - The United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event will take place October 2-10. The fiesta expects 750-1000 balloon pilots to participate from all over the world and the event attracts over 10,000  Read More Of This Story

      Customs Agents Involved In Drug Scheme Miami International Airport

September 30, 2010 - Cindy Moran-Sanchez, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the Miami International Airport, was sentenced to prison on charges of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the United States from the Dominican Republic following an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs  Read More Of This Story
 
             
   

Boeing Receives Navy Contract For F/A-18 And EA-18 Worth $5 Billion

September 30, 2010 - The Boeing Company has been awarded a new multi-year procurement (MYP) contract from the U.S. Navy for 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The new contract is valued at $5.297 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will deliver 66 Super Hornets and 58 Growlers to the Navy from 2012 through 2015. "The men and women of Boeing are honored to provide the  Read More Of This Story

   

CSSI Receives FAA Contact For Air Traffic Organization Office Of Safety

September 30, 2010 - CSSI, Inc. was recently awarded a $124 million task order contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) Office of Safety. Under this Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) task order contract, CSSI will help the ATO accomplish its overall mission to improve safety and reduce risk in the National Airspace  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Iberia Airlines Approves British Airways Merger Appoints New Board

September 29, 2010 - Iberia Airlines appoints its chairman, Antonio Vazquez Romero as the new chairman of International Airlines Group (IAG), this new company formed under the merger agreement between Iberia and British Airways after Iberia’s board approved the merger last Wednesday. When the deal is completed  Read More Of This Story

   

Northrop And Bell Helicopter Closer To Unmanned Military Helicopter

September 29, 2010 - Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, have moved a significant step closer to being able to offer military users a vertical unmanned system that can ferry cargo either internally or externally over extended distances.  Early this month, the   Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA Announces Additional Recovery Act Airport Grants

September 29, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that three additional airport projects have been selected for funding, paid for with more than $2.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars that became available because of airport projects that came in under budget nationwide. “With  Read More Of This Story

   

Raytheon Completes GPS OCX Integrated Baseline Review

September 29, 2010 - The Raytheon Company team developing the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) Advanced Control Segment (OCX) successfully completed on schedule an integrated baseline review with the U.S. Air Force. "Successful completion of the integrated baseline review is the first step in the team's commitment to  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Pratt & Whitney Files Complaint Against Rolls-Royce

September 29, 2010 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut against Rolls-Royce.The Pratt & Whitney complaint follows Rolls-Royce’s filing of an amended complaint against Pratt & Whitney on August 26, 2010, claiming Pratt & Whitney infringes a Rolls-Royce patent relating to swept fan blades. "Pratt & Whitney's position is that Rolls-Royce has  Read More Of This Story

   

President Carter Became Ill On Delta Flight 5214 Taken To Hospital

September 29, 2010 - Former President Jimmy Carter departed Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday at 9:42 AM onboard Delta Flight 5214 for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland. Enroute, President Carter became ill, the pilot of Flight 5214 contacted air traffic control who alerted emergency ground officials. The aircraft, a Canadair Regional Jet 700 landed at Cleveland  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Garmin Receives FAA Certification On HTAWS For The GNS 430W/530W

September 28, 2010 - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. the global leader in satellite navigation, announced it has received the FAA’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS). It is available immediately as an option on newly purchased  Read More Of This Story

   

China Airlines Agrees To Plead Guilty To Price Fixing

September 28, 2010 - China Airlines Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $40 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices in the air transportation industry, the Department of Justice announced on Monday. According to a one-count felony charge filed today in U.S. District Court for the District of  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Delta Receives FAA Approval For PCRT Engine Testing

September 28, 2010 - Delta Air Lines maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to implement Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT), a method of non-destructive testing that identifies over-temperature conditions in aircraft engines. The PCRT inspection  Read More Of This Story

   

Ryanair To Operate “Hand Baggage Only” Flights

September 28, 2010 - Ryanair confirmed that it will operate ‘hand baggage only’ flights to and from Spain on Wednesday, September 29th as it called on the EU Commission to take urgent action to prevent more ATC strikes and delays. As European airlines and passengers suffer further disruption from Spanish ATC  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Law Group Investigates AirTran And Southwest Airlines Merger

September 28, 2010 - Kendall Law Group, led by former federal judge Joe Kendall, is investigating AirTran Holdings Inc. for shareholders in connection with the proposed acquisition by Southwest Airlines. The national securities firm’s investigation seeks to determine whether AirTran and its Board breached their fiduciary duties by entering into the agreement without properly  Read More Of This Story

   

Southwest Airlines To Acquire AirTran For $1.4 billion

September 27, 2010 - Southwest Airlines announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran), for a combination of cash and Southwest Airlines' common stock. At Southwest Airlines' closing stock price of  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Gordon Bennett 2010 Gas Balloon Race Gains Altitude And Distance

September 27, 2010 - On Saturday at dust 20 teams and 20 balloons consisting of two pilots (pilot and co-pilot) and a retrieve crew, from 12 countries began the 54th International Gordon Bennett 2010 gas balloon race at near Bristol, England. The Gordon Bennett Cup is the world's oldest and most respected gas balloon  Read More Of This Story

   

McNally Industries Acquires Pacific Aero Tech

September 27, 2010 - McNally Industries, has acquired the operating assets of Pacific Aero Tech, Inc. (Pac Aero). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, McNally Industries is a privately held aerospace and defense engineering and manufacturing company with operations in Grantsburg, Wisconsin  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boeing Construction Milestone On 787 Final Assembly Plant

September 27, 2010 - Boeing on Friday marked completion of the steel framework for its new 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly building with a special topping-out ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with BE&K/Turner, the design-builder of the facility. The final piece of steel was put into place on the 1.1 million-square-foot (102,193 square meters) structure less than a year after the November 2009  Read More Of This Story

   

Allied Pilots Ass Voice Support For EU Accident Investigation Regulation

September 27, 2010 - The Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 11,000 pilots of American Airlines, lauded the European Commission's approval of a new regulation on the investigation and prevention of accidents. Among other stipulations, the EC regulation affirms that the sole objective of accident investigation is to prevent future accidents without attributing  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Lesbian Air Force Major Discharged Under "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Reinstated

September 26, 2010 - A U.S. federal court on Friday ruled in favor of Major Margaret Witt, a decorated U.S. Air Force flight nurse who had been dismissed under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy because she is a lesbian, and ordered the U.S. Air Force to reinstate her. After six days of trial, Judge Robert Leighton found Read More Of This Story

   

Scientists Find 20 Years Of Deep Water Warming Leading To Sea Level Rise

September 26, 2010 - Scientists analyzing measurements taken in the deep ocean around the globe over the past two decades find a warming trend that contributes to sea level rise, especially around Antarctica. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, cause heating of the Earth. Over the Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA Gives Green Light To ADS-B Rollout

September 26, 2010 - The FAA gave the green light for full-scale, nationwide deployment of the satellite-based surveillance system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) following its successful roll-out at four key sites. Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) is a cooperative surveillance technique for air traffic control and related applications being developed as part of  Read More Of This Story

   

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Cleared For Noise Flight Testing Certification

September 26, 2010 - On completion of 5 validation flights Sukhoi Superjet 100 has been cleared by ARIAC and EASA for noise program certification flights. At the Levaldigi airport SSJ100 is performing certification flights. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 is a modern, fly-by-wire regional jet in the 75- to 95-seat category. The Superjet 100 is produced by Russian aerospace  Read More Of This Story

             
  110 Mile Race Runner To Go The Distance For Air Ambulance

September 25, 2010 - A Northumberland runner is going the extra mile or 110 to help support the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA). The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) is an English charity based in the United Kingdom. It provides air ambulance services across the North of England from the Scottish border south to Read More Of This Story
   

Biofuel Powered Historic Transatlantic Flight

September 25, 2010 - Intertek, the leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, tested the aviation fuel used during a historic biofuel powered single engine propeller flight across the Atlantic from Canada to Germany. Intertek was chosen as the project’s biofuel fuel quality testing partner, providing testing and   Read More Of This Story

             
 

JetBlue Latin Concert Series Kicks Off With Shakira

September 25, 2010 - JetBlue Airways announces the beginning of the JetBlue Latin Concert Series at South Florida's BankAtlantic Center which will start today, Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 PM, with a concert by globally-renowned Colombian artist Shakira. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known professionally as Shakira is a Colombian singer, songwriter, musician  Read More Of This Story

   

Pilots Not Properly Trained FAA Fines Evergreen Airlines $4.855 Million

September 25, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $4,855,000 civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines of McMinnville, Oregon for allegedly using pilots on 232 revenue flights that had not been trained in accordance with an FAA-approved training program. The flights were made between Feb. 19 and July 9, 2009 Read More Of This Story

             
  The Controversy Over “Through-the-Fence” At 75 Airports Across The Country

September 24, 2010 — During the 70’s and 80’s it became popular for aircraft owners to purchase homes (hanger Homes) adjacent to airports that would allow the homeowner the convenience to walk out of his or her home, jump into their aircraft, taxi to the airport and take off. This was referred to as “Through The Fence” Read More Of This Story
   

NTSB Investigating Near Midair Involving Passenger And Cargo Aircraft

September 24, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near midair collision between a commercial jetliner and a small cargo aircraft that came within an estimated 50 to 100 feet of colliding near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP). On September 16, 2010, about 6:49 a.m. CDT, US Airways  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Rhode Island Man Indicted For Lasering Airborne Commercial Aircraft

September 24, 2010 - Joseph Aquino, 31, of Warwick, R.I., was indicted by a federal grand jury and arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence on charges of willfully interfering with the safe operation of an airborne commercial aircraft and endangering the safety of the passengers and crew. Aquino was indicted on charges he interfered  Read More Of This Story

   

TSA Collective Bargaining Rights Key To A More Effective Agency

September 24, 2010 - Collective bargaining will present the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with a time-tested, well defined process for improving TSA workplaces and employee morale, and leading the way to developing an agency better prepared to meet its critical national security issues. That was the message delivered to a House subcommittee on  Read More Of This Story

             
 

The FAA Will Soon Stop Mailing Out Ads Or SAIB To Aircraft Owners

September 23, 2010 - As of March 1, 2010, the FAA will no longer mail paper copies of Airworthiness Directives (ADs) or Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to individual aircraft owners. Instead, the FAA is providing this information through an email service known as GovDelivery. While the FAA will continue to mail paper copies of   Read More Of This Story

   

Air Traffic Control Strike Affecting Traffic In And Out Of France

September 24, 2010 - Nine employee unions representing French air traffic controllers are on strike today after the unions called for a one day strike (September 23) across the country in protest over the countries pension reform. France’s civil aviation authority has asked all French air carriers to reduce their flights from 40 to 50 percent. France’s striking air   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Pilots And Air Traffic Controllers Share Safety Data

September 23, 2010- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Wednesday a safety program that for the first time will integrate voluntary safety information self-reported by pilots and air traffic controllers. This data-sharing program will give the FAA a more complete picture of the national airspace system by collecting, assessing and reviewing safety  Read More Of This Story

   

Lufthansa Supervisory Board Approves Order For 48 New Aircraft

September 23, 2010- The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the order of 48 new aircraft for the Group at its meeting on Wednesday. Of these new aircraft, eight Airbus A330-300, equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent700 engines, will be deployed on long-haul routes and the remaining 40 aircraft will be deployed in continental traffic. The  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Flydubai Secures Three Quarters Of A Billion Dollars Of Aircraft Financing

September 23, 2010 - Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, has announced aircraft financing worth more than three quarters of a Billion Dollars (US$750 million) in deals with GECAS (General Electric Capital Aviation Services) and BBAM. The financing will take care of the next nine aircraft Flydubai is due to receive and secures all the airline’s financing  Read More Of This Story

   

Cessna Aircraft To Layoff Another Round Of Employees

September 22, 2010 - Textron Inc. reported that it is adjusting aircraft production schedules and reducing headcount at its Cessna business unit due to continued weakness in new aircraft orders. Textron is the parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. Cessna is to  Read More Of This Story

             
  Largest Air Medical Transport Conference Focus On Safety Best Practices

September 22, 2010 - Opportunities for improving human factors in Medevac-transport safety, including lessons learned and best practices from a former NASA astronaut, and a look at recent regulatory initiatives aimed at making helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) safer are among the topics of this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the  Read More Of This Story
   

Prince William Becomes A Fully Operational Search And Rescue Pilot

September 22, 2010 - 28-year-old royal Prince William has successfully completed the final phase of his Royal Air Force (RAF) helicopter flying training to become a fully-qualified Search and Rescue pilot. He will now join C Flight of Number 22 Squadron, remaining at RAF Valley, as a fully-qualified, fully  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Airline Passenger Employment Down 2.3 Percent

September 22, 2010 - U.S. scheduled airline passenger carriers employed 2.3 percent fewer workers in July 2010 than in July 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Tuesday. This is the 25th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger  Read More Of This Story

   

U.S. Airlines Post Eighth Consecutive Month Of Revenue Growth

September 22, 2010 – The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, reported that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 17 percent in August 2010 compared to the same month in 2009 marking the eighth consecutive month of revenue growth.  The pace of improvement slowed from the 25 percent and 20 percent year  Read More Of This Story

             
 

European Aviation Profitability Improves But Still Lags In The Red

September 22, 2010 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2010 industry outlook and is now projecting a profit of $8.9 billion (up from the $2.5 billion forecast in June). In its first look into 2011, the Association estimates that profitability will drop to $5.3 billion. “The industry recovery has been stronger and faster than anyone  Read More Of This Story

   

Martinair Airline Executive Indicted In Air Cargo Conspiracy

September 21, 2010 - An Atlanta grand jury returned an indictment today against an executive of Martinair Holland N.V. for participating in a conspiracy to fix and coordinate certain surcharges on air cargo shipments to and from the United States, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday. The indictment, returned in U.S. District Court in Atlanta   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Gulfstream Receives “Essential Air Service Contracts” For Cleveland Routes

September 21, 2010 - Gulfstream International Group, Inc. announced that it will receive $8.5 million in federal subsidies as part of the Essential Air Service Program for five routes for small communities around Cleveland, OH. The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has awarded the Company new two-year contracts as the Essential Air  Read More Of This Story

   

Flightsafety To Offer King Air 350 Training In Australia

September 21, 2010 – FlightSafety International announced that it will offer Beechcraft King Air 350 training in Australia. The Full Flight Simulator is scheduled to be installed at the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Melbourne, Australia by the end of 2011. “We are pleased to support Hawker Beechcraft and our mutual Customers in Australia and the surrounding   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Atlas Air Enters Into Contract With TNT Airways

September 21, 2010 – Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading global provider of air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating solutions, confirmed that its subsidiary, Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas Air), has entered into a contract with TNT Airways, the Belgium-based aviation division of TNT, N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam). Under the agreement, Atlas Air will provide Boeing  Read More Of This Story

   

F135 Engine Exceeds 19,000 Hours Nears Initial Service Release Certification

September 21, 2010 - The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine has surpassed 19,000 hours and the Short Take Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant is in the final stages of testing prior to receiving Initial Service Release Certification from the U.S. government later this year. Both of these significant program milestones continue the long list of accomplishments  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Cessna Aircraft Maker Prevails Over Strike Vote

September 20, 2010 - “When negotiations started with Cessna, the IAM committed to partner with the company to survive the current recession, and to save and create jobs for the future,” said Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez. “It soon became obvious that the parent company Textron had a radically different agenda.  Read More Of This Story

   

NATA Has Concerns With FAA Proposed Rule Part 135 Rulemaking

September 20, 2010 — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has conducted its initial review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new proposed rule addressing pilot hours-of-service rules for Part 121 airlines. While the association supports the FAA’s decision to pursue  Read More Of This Story

             
 

GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team Prepares To Test 5th Engine

September 20, 2010 - Building on earlier successes this year, the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team will initiate testing on its fifth development engine in 2010, executing a test schedule that positions the F136 program for flight testing next year in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. “The F136 engine has reached many major milestones already, proving the capability not  Read More Of This Story

   

Raytheon's AESA Radar Installed On First U.S. Air Force F-15C

September 20, 2010 - Raytheon Company's next-generation APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar is now installed on the first U.S. Air Force F-15C aircraft following a series of successful flight tests. "This is another successful milestone reached by working with our Boeing partners to bring our customers a built-in growth path and long-term  Read More Of This Story

             
  House Bill H.R. 4766 Is A Win For Airline Employees

September 19, 2010 - Language Will Prohibit Airlines from Breaking Contracts, Dumping Pensions on PBGC and Taxpayers. In a major victory for organized labor, airline employees and American taxpayers, the House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law has adopted language of an amendment into H.R.  Read More Of This Story
   

Passengers Offended With ‘Stranger Danger’ Seating Policy

September 19, 2010 - Three airlines, British Airways, Qantas and Air New Zealand, had attracted criticism for controversial seating policies which discriminate against adult male passengers on the basis of their gender. British Airways ended its discriminatory policy in August, 2010 following a court case. In March  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Six Aviation Legends To Be Recognized As 'Master Pilots'

September 19, 2010 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that, as part of the 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention, several business aviation legends will be presented with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Being recognized are Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, Bob Hoover, Clay Lacy, Russ  Read More Of This Story

   

Aircraft Engineers Criticize Aviation Safety Regulators

September 19, 2010 - Aircraft Engineers International (AEI), the international body representing aircraft engineers, is becoming increasingly concerned about the approach being taken by the world's leading aviation regulators towards safety. Recent events in the United States and on-going events in Australia and Europe have highlighted that  Read More Of This Story

             
  Miami’s AeroThrust Jet Engine Repair Sold In Bankruptcy Auction

September 18, 2010 - AeroThrust Corporation, described as the largest U.S. provider of jet engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services, was sold intact for $5 million to a group led by Miami-based Air-Capital Group, LLC. AeroThrust owners had filed for bankruptcy late in 2009. The sale occurred in a bankruptcy 
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U.S. Tourists Arrested Athens Airport With Human Skulls In Carry-On

September 18, 2010 - Jason Hauser aged 25 and Edward Herzstock age 29, American tourists traveling on Wednesday from Dubai returning back to the States had a stop-over in Athens, Greece. While passing through security to board their next flight at Athens International Airport, both men’s luggage  Read More Of This Story

             
 

First Flight Of The Williams FJ44-3AP Engines In The Beechjet 400A

September 18, 2010 - Nextant Aerospace announced the completion of the first flight of a fully equipped 400XT aircraft. The flight was the first ever for a Williams FJ44-3AP equipped Beechjet 400A. The flight took place on September 8th from Cuyahoga County Airport. “The 400XT operated flawlessly and exceeded our expectations for the first flight. We are looking  Read More Of This Story

   

Northrop To Provide Air Traffic Control Communication Network To Nigeria

September 18, 2010 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a USD 1.6 million contract to supply and install the air traffic control radio communications system for the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA). This will be the largest air traffic  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Global Summit Showcased Aviation Carbon Reduction

September 17, 2010 - The global aviation industry has gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the fifth Aviation & Environment Summit where members have discussed progress made toward environmental targets and its continued need to tackle environmental challenges. Following last year’s summit, the  Read More Of This Story

    Allied Pilots Association On Proposed New Flight And Duty Time Rules

September 17, 2010 - Any Change Must Enhance Safety, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 11,500 pilots of American Airlines, characterized some of the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed new flight and duty time 
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Etihad Airways Has First Female Captain

September 17, 2010 - Etihad Airways celebrated a maiden commercial flight of its first female Captain, Sophie Blanchard. Captain Blanchard, a French national, took the controls of the left hand seat in the flight deck of an Airbus A330-200 for the first time on Wednesday September 8th for Flight EY17 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow. Etihad currently has 10 female pilots within its ranks and four female cadet  Read More Of This Story

   

Distracted Controller And See And Avoid Probable Cause Mid-Air Over Hudson

September 16, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of last year's midair collision over the Hudson River that resulted in the deaths of all nine persons aboard the two aircraft were the inherent limitations of "see-and-avoid" concept and a Teterboro Airport air traffic controller's nonpertinent telephone  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Boeing Responses To WTO's Interim Decision And Government Subsidies

September 16, 2010 - Boeing has continually protested over "launch aid" and other forms of government aid to Airbus, while Airbus has argued that Boeing receives illegal subsidies through military and research contracts and tax breaks. In July 2004 former  Read More Of This Story

    The Boeing 737-800 Closer To Become Part Of Southwest Airlines Fleet

September 16, 2010 - The decision to bring the Boeing 737-800 into the Southwest Airlines fleet moved one step closer on Wednesday as the Executive Board of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, representing more than 9,700 Southwest Flight Attendants unanimously approved a tentative agreement  
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Sikorsky X2 Achieves 250-Knot Speed Milestone

September 16, 2010 - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology demonstrator Wednesday successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, accomplishing the program’s ultimate speed milestone. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The speed, reached during a 1.1-hour flight, is an  Read More Of This Story

   

NBAA To Honor Business Aviation Community's Contributions To Haiti Relief

September 16, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that the 2010 Annual Meeting & Convention will include an event to recognize the business aviation community for its heroic response to the earthquake that ravaged the island nation of Haiti earlier this year. "The business aviation community's response  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Airline Knew Of Bomb Threat Never Told The Baggage Handlers

September 15, 2010 - Early this month a passenger told check-in staff at Qantas Airlines that there was a bomb in his bag. Rather than isolating the bag and clearing the area to ensure safety of all passengers, a manager ordered that the bag be X-rayed. Qantas Airlines instructed a baggage handler to X-ray the bag. However, the   Read More Of This Story

    Ryanair In The Dock – BALPA At The TUC

September 15, 2010 - At a special TUC fringe meeting organized by the Daily Mirror, British Air Line Pilots' Association (BALPA) raised the growing use of self employed pilots in Ryanair. The fringe meeting heard from ‘employees’ in the building, taxi and pub industry who were to all intents and purposes ‘employed’ but whose ‘employer’ exploited a grey 
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IATA Outlines Strategic Priorities For Peruvian Aviation

September 15, 2010 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday outlined key focus areas for Peru’s aviation community including safety, infrastructure, liberalization and the environment as it works to strengthen its position in Latin America. Peru’s economy is growing faster than most of the countries in the world, as a result of Government economic  Read More Of This Story

   

Atlas Air Worldwide Fails To Reach A Contract With Pilots

September 15, 2010 - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Airline Division announced on Tuesday that negotiations with Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW), the holding company of Atlas Air Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, have ended without a collective bargaining agreement. The Teamsters and AAWW have been in negotiations to merge  Read More Of This Story

             
 

UPS Makes Gains In Minority Hiring Practices

September 14, 2010 - United Parcel Service (UPS) again has been named to Hispanic Business magazine's Diversity Elite 60, a list of the nation's top companies that promote and model diversity in the workplace. According to the September issue of the magazine, more than 32 variables were used to measure companies' commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing   Read More Of This Story

   

Venezuela’s Conviasa Airlines Flight 2350 Crashes Killing At Least 20

September 14, 2010 - Conviasa Airlines (ICAO - VCV), Flight 2350 had departed about 8:15 AM on Monday from Santiago Marino Caribbean International Airport in Porlamar (PMV) on Margarita Island, Venezuela. Which is situated in the Caribbean Sea, off the northeastern coast of the country. The   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Brazil's TRIP Airlines Takes Delivery Of 900th ATR Aircraft

September 14, 2010 - ATR has delivered its 900th aircraft, an ATR 72-500, to Brazilian airline TRIP Linhas Aéreas. This 68-seat aircraft brings to 30 the total fleet of ATRs of the airline. TRIP is the second-largest ATR operator in the world and the largest regional operator in Latin America, with flights over more than 70 destinations in Brazil. "I’m delighted to receive our 30th ATR Read More Of This Story

   

Air Force Major Discharged Under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Trial Begins Today

September 13, 2010 - The landmark case of Major Margaret Witt, a decorated U.S. Air Force flight nurse dismissed under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, goes to trial today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. The ACLU of Washington is representing Maj. Witt in challenging her discharge. The trial is expected to last seven days. "I want to serve my country. I have loved  Read More Of This Story

             
 

WAI Hosts European Regional Conference

September 13, 2010 - As part of an aggressive international outreach, Women in Aviation (WAI) International, in partnership with two of its British chapters, will host a regional conference on November 5-6, 2010. The regional conference will be held at the Brooklands Museum, the home of British aviation, located   Read More Of This Story

    Zenith Aircraft To Hold 19th Annual Open Hangar Day And Fly-In

September 13, 2010 - Zenith Aircraft Company's 19th annual Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the factory located at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri. Aviation enthusiasts, especially
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Sun Country Airlines Announces Reorganization To Exit Bankruptcy

September 13, 2010 - Sun Country Airlines announced the confirmation of its plan of reorganization which allows the company to exit bankruptcy. The plan was confirmed by Judge Robert J. Kressel during a court hearing this morning in Minneapolis and was overwhelmingly approved by the creditors   Read More Of This Story

   

BAE Launches U.S. Air Force Jet Trainer Replacement Program

September 13, 2010 - BAE Systems announced that it will pursue the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training Family of Systems with the world's most advanced and successful fast jet training system, the proven Hawk Advanced Jet Training System. BAE Systems is well positioned to compete for the USAF  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Gulfstream To Showcase Three Aircraft At Jetexpo In Moscow

September 12, 2010 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will display three of its business jets at JetExpo 2010 in Moscow. They are the large-cabin, mid-range G200; the large-cabin, long-range G450; and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550. The aircraft will be available for viewing from Sept. 15-17 at the Vnukovo-3 Airport, Avia  Read More Of This Story

   

Honeywell's Navigation System Selected On COMAC's C919 Airliner

September 12, 2010 - For the fourth time, Honeywell has been selected for China's new C919 commercial airliner. Honeywell's inertial reference and air data systems are the most recent selections by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) for the new C919 single-aisle commercial airliner. The  Read More Of This Story

             
 

NASA Holds Green Aviation Summit

September 11, 2010 - NASA has a "critical responsibility" to the flying public to develop environmentally responsible solutions to the nation's most pressing aviation problems, Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. said Wednesday. Addressing the Green Aviation Summit at NASA's Ames Research Center, Bolden said air travel is one of the safest modes of  Read More Of This Story

   

Air Traffic Control Will Stop Using The Term Position And Hold

September 11, 2010 - Analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed that differences between FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) air traffic control phraseology contribute to runway incursion risks. In July 2000, the National Transportation Board (NTSB) recommended  Read More Of This Story

             
 

FAA Proposes Sweeping New Rule To Fight Pilot Fatigue

September 11, 2010 - Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt announced on Friday a landmark proposal to fight fatigue among commercial pilots by setting new flight time and rest requirements based on fatigue science. “This  Read More Of This Story

   

Aircraft Seating Is Cramped But There’s A New Seat In Town

September 11, 2010 - It’s not appalling enough that the airlines herd passengers onto aircraft as if they were animals traveling on a freight car. If you fly an airline that charges an extra fee for placing your carryon in the overhead compartment, you’re more than likely to place the carryon under the seat  Read More Of This Story

             
   

Philippine Airlines Will Operate Despite Cabin Crew Strike Notice

September 11, 2010 - Philippine Airlines (PAL) assures the passengers of continued and unhampered service despite a notice of strike filed by its cabin crew union. "PAL's operations remain normal and all flights are operating as scheduled. There is no immediate work stoppage," PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna stressed. Villaluna explained that the notice  Read More Of This Story

     

First In The World Finnair Airlines To Use Actual Emissions Calculator

September 11, 2010 - Finnair has launched a new revised emissions calculator. The calculator is the only one in the world to be based on actual cargo, passenger and fuel consumption figures, not averages or assumptions. The calculations are certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers and they will updated quarterly on the basis of actual realized figures. "We wanted to Read More Of This Story

             
   

Tuskegee Airmen Colonel Kenneth O. Wofford Dies At 88

September 10, 2010 - Original Tuskegee Airmen Colonel Kenneth O. Wofford of Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away Sunday, September 5th in his home in Golden Valley at the age of 88. Wofford studied at the Tuskegee Institute and trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama were he served as a pilot with the 99th Fighter Squadron in World War II. The 99th  Read More Of This Story

     

Aircraft Owners Need To Re- Register Their Aircraft Tail Number

September 10, 2010 - Time is running out. In an effort to create a more accurate aircraft registration database, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now requiring all civil aircraft owners to re-register their tail number and renewal every three years after that. The rule establishes specific expiration dates over a three-year period for  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Delta Airlines, Virgin Blue Antitrust Immunity Tentatively Denied

September 10, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed to deny an application for antitrust immunity made by Delta Air Lines and affiliates of the Virgin Blue Group with respect to joint services between the United States and Australia. Antitrust immunity allows airlines to closely coordinate their international operations. In the show-cause order  Read More Of This Story

   

Atlas Air To Continue Training Air Force One And E-4B Aircrews

September 10, 2010 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating solutions, confirmed on Thursday that the U.S. Air Force will be extending its contract with Atlas Air, Inc. for the flight training of Air Force pilots and flight engineers who fly the Boeing VC-25, also known as Air Force One  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Flexjet To Offer In-flight Wi-Fi From Aircell

September 10, 2010 - The ultimate business tool just got an upgrade. After 15 years of providing award-winning private aviation solutions, Flexjet will now offer Aircell's Gogo Biz in-flight Wi-Fi service as a standard feature on its fractional program aircraft at no additional charge to owners. This new system allows Flexjet customers to use any Wi-Fi device ranging from smart phones to laptops to access the Web for enhanced  Read More Of This Story

   

FAA Revokes Phoenix Heliparts Certificate

September 9, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the air agency certificate of Phoenix Heliparts, Inc., (PHI) of Mesa, Ariz., for allegedly performing improper repairs and deliberately falsifying maintenance records. PHI must surrender its certificate to the FAA, as required under the terms of the emergency revocation. The FAA alleges that PHI mechanics failed to  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Continental Airlines Employees Arrested On Cocaine Smuggling

September 9, 2010 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents arrested two current and one former Continental Airlines employees on Monday and seized 125 kilograms of cocaine in a drug smuggling conspiracy conducted at Newark Liberty International  Read More Of This Story

    Court Dismissed Case Against Boeing Subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan

September 9, 2010 -
A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a case against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan, Inc. for its role in the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Northern California filed the lawsuit in May 2007 on behalf of  Read More Of This Story
             
 

Both Pilots Father And Son Killed In Plane Cash In Arkansas

September 9, 2010 - On Tuesday a Cessna T-210, N2081U departed Vermilion Regional Airport (KDNV) Danville, Illinois with 62-year-old pilot Bob Joseph Ross and his son 32-year-old pilot Michael C. Ross at about 9:45 AM. Their flight was to take them to Georgetown Municipal Airport Georgetown, Texas. However, they never made it, Baxter County Sheriff's Office reported that about 12:30 PM both father and son were Read More Of This Story

   

California Capital Airshow Celebrates Centennial Of Women In Aviation

September 9, 2010 - The California Capital Airshow announced the celebration of the Centennial of Women in Aviation at Mather Airport, September 11 and 12, 2010. CCA would like to invite the public and attendees of the show to meet the amazing women that will be celebrating this honor at the 2010 Airshow. Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow has become one of the largest  Read More Of This Story

             
 

US Airways Treats Pilots Unfairly

September 9, 2010 - The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, picketed at the Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday to bring attention to what it believes to be US Airways’ deliberate efforts to drag out contract negotiations since 2005, while benefiting from paying its pilots the lowest wages among the major airlines. “The pilots of US Airways have made significant   Read More Of This Story

   

Aircraft Leasing Company Indicted In $50 Million Financing Scheme

September 8, 2010 - The owner of an aircraft leasing company, who was indicted earlier this year on commercial bribery charges, his corporation, and five new individual defendants are facing an expanded federal indictment alleging that they engaged in a fraudulent financing scheme that raised more than $50 million. Several defendants, including  Read More Of This Story

             
  Groups Sue DHS Over Suspicionless Laptop Search Policy

September 8, 2010 - The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Layers (NACDL) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) policy permitting border agents to search, copy and detain travelers' electronic  Read More Of This Story
    US Airways Pilots Association Announce Strategic Alliance

September 8, 2010 - The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) and the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today the formation of a Strategic Alliance. USAPA has been working diligently to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other
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FAA Selects IFS Applications MRO Suite

September 8, 2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected IFS Applications as its supply chain and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) solution to ensure reliability of equipment used throughout the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). Lockheed Martin will be the system integrator in support of the FAA program called the Logistics Center Support System (LCSS). The NAS is one of  Read More Of This Story

   

Boeing Military Aircraft Realigns To Position For Future Growth

September 8, 2010 - The Boeing Company announced changes within its Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) business, including consolidating the organization from six divisions to four, to continue to position the company for growth in the current business environment. The realignment of the organization will take effect on Oct. 1. The four new divisions are Global Read More Of This Story

             
  The FAA Warns Cessna Pilots To Make Sure You Have Seat Stops

September 7, 2010 - The FAA has released a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) regarding missing or improper seat stops in Cessna aircraft models. The SAFO is to remind inspectors, operators, owners and maintenance technicians that a certain type design seat stops are required to be installed on all seat rails to meet
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    ExpressJet Pilots Optimistic With Merger With Atlantic Southeast Airlines

September 7, 2010 - Union leaders of the ExpressJet pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), met this week to determine their position on the proposed sale of ExpressJet Airlines to SkyWest Holdings, Inc. and the planned subsequent merger of the airline with Atlantic Southeast
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Boeing Conducts Remote 787 Testing

September 7, 2010 - Four of the five Boeing 787 flight test airplanes are conducting remote test operations this week. ZA005 continues testing from its base of operations in Seattle. ZA001, the first 787, is taking a break from operations out of Edwards Air Force Base in California for a week's worth of testing in Roswell, N.M. This is ZA001's second visit to Roswell. Read More Of This Story

   

Nine AW139 Helicopters For Weststar Aviation Services

September 7, 2010 - AgustaWestland, confirmed a previously unannounced order by Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia for nine AW139 medium twin engine helicopters.  The helicopters will be used to perform offshore transport missions supporting oil & gas industry operations in Malaysia. All nine  Read More Of This Story

 
 
             
         
  Jeppesen Gains Access To Russian Domestic Airport Data

September 6, 2010 - Jeppesen and the Russian Ministry of Transportation have agreed to a new contract that supplies Jeppesen with access to Russian domestic airport data.  As Jeppesen previously had been  Read More Of This Story
 
 

More Than 200 Chinese Pilots Pad Their Resumes

September 7, 2010 - The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has reported that over 200 commercial pilots have faked or lied on their resumes between 2008 and 2009. The news was reported by  Read More Of This Story

 

             
 

Steven Slater Resigns From JetBlue Airlines

September 5, 2010 - Attorney Daniel J. Horwitz has reported Steven Slater, JetBlue flight attendant, has resigned from the airline and was not fired. Flight Attendant Steven Slater is no longer employed with the company after he berated and used profane language towards a passenger, grabbed two beers and slid down the  Read More Of This Story

   

SimCom's Eclipse Sims Receives FAA Level D Certification

September 6, 2010 – Eclipse Aerospace, in conjunction with SimCom Training Centers, have been awarded from the FAA a Level D certification of the EA500 full motion simulators located in Orlando, Florida. SimCom also received FAA approval for its Eclipse   Read More Of This Story

             
  A UPS Cargo Plane 747 Crashes Killing Crew In Dubai

September 5, 2010 - On Friday a UPS 747-400 cargo plane, Flight 6, had departed Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) about 7 PM local time, with a filed fight plan to Cologne, Germany. The pilot reported to air traffic control upon takeoff that there was a fire onboard the aircraft and requested to return back to the airport.  Read More Of This Story
   

Ryanair Airlines CEO Comments Suggest Safety Not A Priority

September 5, 2010 - Ryanair, Ireland’s low-cost airline, Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary was recently interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, in which O'Leary made comments which bring into question his ability to operate the air carrier safely and his ability to intellectually be a critical thinker  Read More Of This Story

             
 

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Pilots Support Merger Of ExpressJet

September 5, 2010 - Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), expressed strong support for the pilots of ExpressJet and the proposed merger of  Read More Of This Story

   

Thurgood Marshall Airport To Receive $15 Million In Safety Upgrades

September 5, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) highlighted $15 million in safety upgrades funded by the American Recovery and   Read More Of This Story

             
  Polar Air Cargo Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Fuel Surcharges

September 04, 2010 - Polar Air Cargo LLC (“Polar LLC”) confirmed that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division to resolve a previously disclosed investigation of alleged manipulation by cargo carriers of fuel surcharges and other rate components for air Read More Of This Story
   

98 Immigrant Violators Repatriated To Asia On Charter Flight

September 5, 2010 - In a chartered flight that originated in Seattle on August 31, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 96 immigration violators to the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Cambodia; 66 of them had committed criminal offenses in the  Read More Of This Story

             
  Delta To Refurbish Its Boeing 747-400 Fleet With New Interiors

September 3, 2010 - Delta Air Lines unveiled plans for the complete revitalization of its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft flying primarily from the Tokyo-Narita hub. Between summer 2011 and 2012, Delta will equip each of its 16 747-400s with new fully horizontal flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin and new Economy    Read More Of This Story
    "Hawaii Five-0" Goes On The Air With Hawaiian Airlines

September 04, 2010 - Customers aboard Hawaiian Airlines’ transpacific flights on Thursday were able to see the first opening episode of the new Hawaii Five-0 TV series. Through an exclusive marketing agreement with the producers of Hawaii Five-0, customers flying on Hawaiian during the next three weeks will enjoy a  Read More Of This Story
             
    Flight Attendants Fight For Provisions In The FAA Reauthorization Bill

September 3, 2010 - As Congressional leaders begin to return to work after summer recess, six unions representing over 90,000 flight attendants at 37 U.S. airlines, urged members to quickly pass the comprehensive reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration that was almost completed earlier this year. After 15 continuing resolutions, both the House and  Read More Of This Story 
     

Continental CEO Denounces “Distortion Of Facts”

September 3, 2010 - In April Continental and United Airlines negotiated a merger and on May 3, 2010, United and Continental announced an agreement to merge the two airlines. The new airline would retain the United name and headquarters in Chicago while the current Continental Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Smisek would keep that title  Read More Of This Story

             
  Future Direction Of International Civil Aviation (ICAO)

September 02, 2010 - The future growth of the global economy depends upon a robust air transport sector. At the 37th triennial Session of its Assembly at the ICAO Headquarters on September 28 though October 8, 2010, the 190 Member States of ICAO will focus on policies and regulations that will deliver on systematic and  Read More Of This Story
   

Comair To Reduce Its 50 Seat Aircraft Over The Next Two Years

September 3, 2010 - Comair president John Bendoraitis announced the company’s plan to decrease the number of 50-seat aircraft from its fleet over the next two years in an effort to increase the stability of the company in this competitive industry. Teamsters Local 513 in Florence, Kentucky   Read More Of This Story

             
 

Napolitano Speaks At The Air Line Pilots Association Awards Dinner

September 02, 2010 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday delivered remarks at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) International Awards Dinner. Highlighting the Department's ongoing efforts to bolster aviation security and thanking the nation's airline pilots, including the crew members who thwarted the   Read More Of This Story

   

CAE To Upgrade Air Force C-5 Training Devices

September 02, 2010 - CAE USA has been awarded a contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) initially valued at more than US$10 million to upgrade two C-5 Galaxy weapon systems trainers (WSTs). The contract includes options to upgrade additional C-5 WSTs as well as C-5 cockpit procedures trainers that could bring the value to more than US$50   Read More Of This Story

             
  CCA Airshow Announces Historic Gathering Of P-38 Lightnings

September 02, 2010 - The California Capital Airshow (CCA) announced that it will host every flying Lockheed P-38 Lightning remaining in the United States, as well as the pilots and ground crew who flew and cared for these rare aircraft on September 11 and 12, 2010. Drawing the attention and attendance of  Read More Of This Story
   

Two Minute Test On The Largest Most Powerful Rocket For Flight

September 01, 2010 - On Tuesday, with a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most powerful solid rocket motor designed for flight. The motor is potentially transferable to future heavy-lift launch vehicle  Read More Of This Story

             
  Japan Airlines To Cut Jobs Retire 103 Aircraft And Scrap 49 Flights

September 01, 2010 - Japan Airlines (JAL) a debt-ridden carrier announced that it was downsizing its fleet and cutting routes and employees in an effort to reduce more than $25 billion in debt and bring it back to profitability. Under a plan submitted to Tokyo District Court, the Read More Of This Story
   

Production Of The Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft Is On Schedule

September 01, 2010 - Dallas-based IndUS Aviation continues to move forward with the production of the single engine Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft. Under the new partnership, the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft will be manufactured and assembled in  Read More Of This Story

             
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