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Boeing Begins Final Phase Of 787 Flight Testing

June 28, 2011 - Boeing has begun Function & Reliability (F&R) testing and extended operations (ETOPS) demonstrations on the 787 Dreamliner. This is the final phase of flight testing prior to certification of the airplane. "We are ready for this final phase of flight testing," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "The team has  Read More

GPS Essential To Airline Industry, Proposal Threatens Efficiency And Safety

June 28, 2011 - In a letter sent to the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, the world?s largest pilot union declared adamant opposition to a private company?s bid to expand its broadband communications services. This expansion would jeopardize the global positioning system (GPS) and threaten the tremendous contribution that the satellite-based navigation   Read More


Light Twin Airplanes See Market Picking Up, Prices Still Flat

June 28, 2011 - Barron Thomas of Barron Thomas Scottsdale, sees a small but steady uptick in Light Twin Engine Airplanes and how it is affecting both Buyers and Sellers. ?The light twin engine market seems to have a glimmer of life, but prices are still flat,? says Barron Thomas. "In recent weeks, we've sold a 601P Pressurized Aerostar, a Pressurized 58P Baron, a Cessna 414, and a B-55  Read More


Boeing And American Airlines To Accelerate Quieter, Cleaner Aviation Technologies

June 28, 2011 - Reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and community noise are the focus as Boeing and American Airlines announced that the airline will be the launch customer for the evolutionary ecoDemonstrator Program. A Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft will be used to flight test and accelerate the market readiness of emerging technologies. "We are proud to have  Read More


World?s First Serial Hybrid Electric Aircraft Fly?s Paris Air Show

June 26, 2011 - Siemens AG, Diamond Aircraft and EADS are set to present the world?s first aircraft with a serial hybrid electric drive system at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2011. The two-seater motor glider successfully completed its maiden flight on June 8 at the Wiener Neustadt airfield in Vienna, Austria. The aircraft was built by the  Read More


ATR First Green Certified Regional Aircraft Manufacturer

June 26, 2011 - ATR renewed and expanded its ISO 14001 certification, concerning businesses? adherence to environmental standards. The broadening in scope of this certification enables ATR to become the first regional aircraft manufacturer to obtain ISO 14001 certification covering the entire lifecycle of the aircraft. The new ISO 14001  Read More


Gulfstream G450 First Aircraft To Cross Atlantic Using Biofuels

June 24, 2011 - A Gulfstream G450 recently became the first business jet to cross the Atlantic using biofuels. The Honeywell-operated aircraft flew from North America to Europe using a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel powering one of its Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8C engines. The G450 was also   Read More


TSA To Launch Trial Trusted Airport Traveler Program

June 24, 2011 - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole said on Wednesday the agency expects to launch a trial trusted traveler program for some passengers later this year. Implementing a trusted traveler program was a key recommendation of U.S. Travel?s March 2011 report on aviation security  Read More


Eurocopter Recruits Over 300 Engineers To Support Research And Development

June 22, 2011 - Eurocopter has launched an ambitious program to hire over 300 experienced engineers for its French and German operations as the company further enhances its research and development resources in remaining one of the world?s helicopter industry leaders. This employment outreach is focused  Read More


US Airways To Upgrade Entire V2500 Fleet With SelectTwoTM

June 22, 2011 - US Airways, the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade its fleet of V2500-powered Airbus A320 family aircraft with the recently unveiled V2500 SelectTwo fuel burn improvement package from International Aero Engines. As part of this agreement  Read More


AgustaWestland Unveils New Generation Helicopter The AW189

June 21, 2011 - AgustaWestland, has unveil the AW189, a new generation affordable multi-purpose twin-engine 8-tonne class helicopter designed in response to the growing market demand for higher payload, longer range and higher productivity. The AW189 complements the modern range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters  Read More


IAM Charges Sen. Graham With Ethics Violations In Boeing Case

June 21, 2011 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) released a letter sent to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham?s conduct and statements regarding the National Labor Relations Board?s (NLRB) pending complaint   Read More


Boeing 747-8 Freighter To Fly To Paris Air Show On Sustainable Biofuel

June 20, 2011 - Boeing will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation jet fuel. It will be the world's first transatlantic crossing of a commercial jetliner using biologically derived fuel. The airplane  Read More


APA, American Airlines Launch First-Ever Charting Solution for Electronic Flight Bags

June 20, 2011 - The Allied Pilots Association (APA), a certified collective bargaining agent for the 11,000 pilots of American Airlines announced that the carrier has begun final testing of Apple iPad tablet computers equipped with electronic-charting functionality. ?Last year American Airlines became the first carrier authorized by the Federal   Read More


Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone On Display At Paris Air Show

June 20, 2011 - The Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone helicopter will debut in a static exhibit at the 49th International Paris Air Show. The CH148 Cyclone will be located at station F210 in the static display area of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget starting today until June 23.  The aircraft on display was built under Sikorsky?s Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CHMP), and is one of 28   Read More


Nexcelle Unveils Next-Generation Jet Engines On Airliners

June 20, 2011 - An industry leading integrated propulsion system (IPS) will be highlighted at the Paris Air Show, where a functional scale model demonstrating key elements of this next-generation configuration will be displayed by Nexcelle, the engine nacelle joint venture of GE Aviation?s Middle River Aircraft Systems and the Safran group?s Aircelle company. Nexcelle?s half-scale model  Read More


OIG Report Indicates The FAA Has No Clear Path For Achieving NextGen Goals

June 19, 2011 - The DOT?s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) development and implementation of the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program. SWIM is a key program in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) that, as   Read More


FACTS Introduces Mobile Aircraft Cabin Fire Trainer Simulators

June 19, 2011 - The new mobile trainers by FACTS Training International allow crewmembers to experience in-flight fire fighting in an enclosed business aircraft cabin-like environment. The first simulator, dubbed ?FACTS Fire 1?, produces smoke and live fire from three separate locations; an enclosed lavatory, a galley and cabin  Read More


American Airlines Partners With Steve Harvey For Youth Mentorship Weekend

June 16, 2011 - For the third year in a row, American Airlines will join with entertainer Steve Harvey to host more than 100 boys from Dallas and across the country, June 16 ? 19, during the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend at the Steve Harvey Ranch in Little Elm, Texas. Attendees learn about career opportunities in aviation   Read More


Boeing To Boost 737 Production Rate To 42 Airplanes Per Month In 2014

June 16, 2011 - Boeing announced it will increase the production rate for its Next-Generation 737 to 42 airplanes per month. Once implemented in the first half of 2014, the 737 program expects to build on average two 737s each workday and nearly 500 airplanes each year. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh  Read More


AAAE Questions Airline Opposition Passenger Facility Charges

June 15, 2011 - With airline fee collections skyrocketing to historic highs according to data released on Monday by the Department of Transportation, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) questioned the continued opposition of U.S. carriers to an increase in local passenger facility charges (PFCs) needed to fund necessary infrastructure upgrades  Read More


UK Pilot License Switchover, The Countdown Begins

June 15, 2011 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started contacting all UK pilots with details of the EU legislation that will usher in a new Europe-wide flight crew licensing regime in April 2012. The move will see the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) become responsible for standardizing pilot licensing across the EU. National authorities, such as the CAA, will still issue licenses to pilots but   Read More


Japan?s Aviation Director Address Impact Tsunami Has Had On Aviation Industry

June 13, 2011 - On Friday more than 180 delegates attending CANSO?s Asia-Pacific Conference in Bangkok listened firsthand to Mr. Takeshi Imagome, Director Air Traffic Affairs Office, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) who described the impact of the earthquake and tsunami on the country?s aviation industry. The Civil Air  Read More


Union Proposes A New Way To Negotiate Union Contracts With Boeing

June 13, 2011 - Recognizing the need to avoid disruption to airplane production, the union representing nearly 22,000 engineers and technical workers at The Boeing Company is proposing the two sides use binding binary interest arbitration to resolve fiscal differences during the next round of contract talks. Agreement to the proposal  Read More


NTEU Moves Quickly To Build Senate Opposition To TSA Amendments

June 13, 2011 - The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) has moved quickly and forcefully in an effort to ensure the Senate rejects two House-passed amendments that would seriously hurt not only the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) but the traveling public whose safety is largely in its hands.  In letters to four key senators, NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley  Read More


World's Largest Passenger Jet Lands At Miami International Airport

June 13, 2011 - The world's largest passenger airliner made its debut at Miami International Airport (MIA) on Friday, inaugurating Lufthansa's daily non-stop service between Miami, Florida, and Frankfurt, Germany. Few airports can accommodate the Airbus A380, which is the size of a football field. MIA's South Terminal, constructed by a joint venture between Parsons Corporation and Odebrecht  Read More


Frontier Airlines Fined For Failing To Display On Time Performance On Its Web Site

June 10, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Frontier Airlines $40,000 for failing to display on-time performance for its flights on the carrier?s Web site as required by DOT rules and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations in the future. ?Air travelers have a right to know whether the  Read More


Air Charter Summit Highlights Key Issues Affecting Part 135 On Demand Air Charter

June 10, 2011 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) concluded its popular Air Charter Summit this week. The Air Charter Summit is the Part 135 on-demand air charter industry's most popular event with its wide array of business, regulatory and legislative topics on issues affecting the aviation community at-large. This year's   Read More


United Continental Airlines CEO Had Called Tarmac Rule Stupid Was He Right?

June 9, 2011 - Consumer advocate groups called on tougher airline regulations as a result of 47 passengers that were forced to remain seated overnight on the airport tarmac at Rochester International Airport on August 8, 2009. Continental Airlines Flight 2816 had taxi from the gate to the runway with its passengers, however  Read More


LAN Cargo Approves Settlement Agreement Relating To Cargo Price Fixing

June 9, 2011 - LAN Cargo announces that on June 6, its board of directors approved a settlement agreement related to the civil class action pending before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The civil class action was initiated against 42 airlines, among which LAN Cargo and ABSA were included. As of  Read More


USAPA Supports Air Traffic Controllers' Efforts To Mitigate Controller Fatigue

June 7, 2011 - The US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), representing the pilots of US Airways, offered strong support for the efforts of our nation's professional air traffic controllers, represented by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), to implement a comprehensive and non-punitive fatigue mitigation policy  Read More


Airline Industry Profit Outlook Slashed Due To Oil Prices, Disasters, Political Unrest

June 7, 2011 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion. This would be a 54% fall compared with the $8.6 billion profit forecast in March and a 78% drop compared with the $18 billion net profit (revised from $16 billion) recorded in 2010. On expected revenues of $598  Read More


Jetpack Travel Is A Step Closer After The Latest Record Of 5000 Feet

June 6, 2011 - The future of Jetpack travel is a step closer after the latest recordbreaking test in the Martin Jetpack. The Jetpack shot into the sky over the Canterbury Plains, New Zealand at a climb rate of 800ft per minute, reaching an altitude of 5,000 feet before safely deploying the first ballistic jetpack parachute. The flight duration under   Read More


FAA To Impose Stiff Penalties For Pointing Lasers Into Cockpits

June 6, 2011 - Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt announced that the FAA will begin to impose civil penalties against people who point a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft. "Our top priority is protecting the safety of the traveling public. We will not hesitate to take tough  Read More


TACA Airlines Fined For Violating Price Advertising Rules

June 5, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) assessed a civil penalty against TACA International Airlines for violating the Department?s rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of airfares. The company was assessed a $55,000 civil penalty. ?Consumers have a right to know the full price they will be paying for  Read More


TSA John Pistole, United Airlines? Jeffrey Smisek To Kick Off GBTA Convention 2011

June 5, 2011 - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced that U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and United Continental Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Smisek will join GBTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick for the  Read More


Coast Guard Air Station Miami Bids Farewell To Jet Age

June 3, 2011 - Coast Guard 2128, an Air Station Miami HU-25 Falcon jet, departs Air Station Miami, on Wednesday. The HU-25 Falcon jet departed for its final mission from Air Station Miami and is being replaced by the HC-144 Ocean Sentry.  Coast Guard personnel celebrated the HU-25 Falcon jet's 29 years of service as two  Read More


DOT Fines Global Airline Services

June 3, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Global Airline Services and its owner Harold J. Pareti a total of $120,000 for selling air transportation without DOT authority. The company has bid for and won contracts in its own right to provide charter flights to college sports teams, although it has no authority from DOT to sell air transportation in its  Read More


InFlight 911 Service To Aid Airline Pilots In An Emergency

June 3, 2011 - InFlight Labs, LLC, developer of InFlightMessenger, the popular advanced air to ground communication service for passengers; has announced that they will deploy a powerful new Inflight Emergency-911 Service that will help airline pilots and staff to alert up to  Read More


Continental, US Airways Fined For Violating DOT Price Advertising Rules

June 3, 2011 - In separate cases, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) assessed civil penalties against Continental Airlines and US Airways for violating the Department?s rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel. Continental was assessed a civil penalty of  Read More

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