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Drug Plane To Be Sold At Public Auction

August 30, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals recently conducted a preview of six aircraft in Aguadilla that will be sold at public auction September 5 in Midland, Texas. The aircraft were part of a seizure conducted in December 2011 shortly after a search warrant was executed by the Drug  Read More


NTSB Cited Pilot Error And Water In The Fuel Tanks Which Caused A King Air To Crash

August 30, 2012 - NTSB investigation has determined that pilot error and water contamination in the fuel tanks of a BEECH 200, registration: N849BM were the reasons for five killed at Long Beach Airport on March 16, 2011  Read More


Flight Attendants At United Airlines Commence Historic Single Contract Negotiations

August 29, 2012 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at the new United Airlines has begun to set the stage for negotiations on a single contract covering over 25,000 Flight Attendants. These historic negotiations will  Read More


New Veterans Benefits Allow Veterans To Obtain FAA Dispatcher Certification

August 29, 2012 - For unemployed U.S. military veterans seeking a career in aviation, a new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) now available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may allow veterans to Read More


Passenger Indicted For Assaulting Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant

August 28, 2012 - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a federal grand jury in Anchorage has indicted Kyong Cha Lee, 56, of Aiea, Hawaii, for assaulting a flight attendant. According to the indictment, on August 19, 2012, while Alaska Airlines Flight 871 was inbound to Anchorage  Read More


Bombardier CSeries Aircraft, “Aircraft 0” Takes Virtual Flight

August 28, 2012 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that the company is now conducting virtual flights with “Aircraft 0” the on-the-ground Integrated Systems Test and Certification Rig (ISTCR) for the CSeries aircraft. The avionics, electrical, flight control  Read More


FAA Announces Plans For Industry Working Group To Study Portable Electronics

August 27, 2012 - Given the widespread consumer use of portable electronic devices (PEDs), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is forming a government-industry group to study the current PED policies and  Read More


NTSB, Deteriorated Parts Led To Fatal Crash At 2011 Reno Air Races

August 27, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that deteriorated locknut inserts found in the highly modified North American P-51D airplane that crashed during the 2011 National  Read More


Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon Dies At 82

August 25, 2012 - Neil Armstrong, 82, was a test pilot and first man to land on the moon died today of complications following heart surgery. Armstrong underwent surgery on August 7, 2012, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Hours later, President Barack Obama released a statement on  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft Executive Bonuses Denied By Bankruptcy Court

August 24, 2012 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) welcomed the decision by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York to deny a $5.3 million bonus plan for eight senior executives at Hawker  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft Delivers First Completed T-6C+ Trainers To Mexican Air Force

August 24, 2012 – Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) announced the first four of six Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered by the Mexican Air Force (FAM) were delivered in a ceremony this week at  Read More


UPS Public Offer For TNT Express - Extension Of Offer Period

August 23, 2012 - United Parcel Service announced the Offer Period for UPS's public Offer for TNT Express N.V. (TNT Express), after its initial expiry on August 31, 2012, will be extended until November 9, 2012. UPS will formally Read More


Pilot Sentenced For Making False Statements In His FAA Flight Logbook

August 23, 2012 - Fahad Nabeel Hussein Al-Daous, 33, from Waterloo, Iowa, appeared in federal court in Des Moines to be sentenced after his plea of guilty one count of making false statements to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Read More


SPEEA Charges Boeing With Violating Labor Law During Employee Orientation

August 22, 2012 - Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges were filed on Tuesday (August 21) against The Boeing Company by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001. Charges were  Read More


Boise Air Terminal At Gowen Field To Receive $6.8 Million Runway Grant

August 22, 2012 - U S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $6.8 million dollar grant to rehabilitate the primary runway at Boise Air Terminal Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho. The Secretary made the announcement Read More


Wild Fires Stretching Aerial Firefighters Thin

August 21, 2012 - With over 60 fires scorching more than a dozen States in the Western US, aerial firefighters are experiencing maximum aircraft and crew utilization for the first time in years, according to industry operators. “Everyone we talk to says that he can't remember  Read More


UK Olympic Airspace Restriction Handled Over 10,000 Aircraft

August 19, 2012 - The removal of the main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics at midnight on August 15/16 marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well  Read More


Pilot Texting Likely Cause For Cessna 185E Plane Crash

August 18, 2012 - A Trek Aerial Surveys Cessna 185E C–FXJN, was on a night flight from Peace River Airport, Alberta, to Fort St. John Airport, British Columbia. At about 6 PM local time the aircraft struck the ground 12 nautical miles east of the Fort St. John Airport  Read More


Plastic To Fuel, A Daring Sydney To London Flight

August 17, 2012 - Campaigning Pilot Jeremy Rowsell is to set off on a record breaking flight from Sydney to London in a single engine aircraft powered 100 per cent by fuel made from plastic waste, an incredible journey that could change the face of the aviation industry Read More


Gulfstream G280 Poised For Certification

August 16, 2012 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s super-midsized G280 aircraft is closing in on entry-into-service (EIS). As of July 31, the three aircraft used during the flight-test program have flown more than 2,000 hours over more than 740 flights. The Read More


Gulfstream G650 Completes Aircraft Level Testing Close To Certification

August 15, 2012 - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilots have completed all the scheduled flying required for the certification program for Gulfstream’s ultra large cabin, ultra long range Gulfstream G650. In addition, the European  Read More


FAA Issues No Hazard To Air Navigation, Cape Wind Proposal On Nantucket Sound

August 15, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed an aeronautical study (Aeronautical Study No. 2012-WTE-322-OE) on the Nantucket Sound wind turbines  Read More


Forest Service Requests More C-130 Aircraft For Firefighting Operations

August 14, 2012 - More forest fires in the western United States have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call in two additional C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System. The Lockheed C-130  Read More


UK To Issue Medicals To Pilots And Air Traffic Controllers With Diabetes

August 14, 2012 - Pilots and air traffic controllers with diabetes treated with insulin (and other medications that significantly lower blood glucose), may now be considered for medical certificates by the UK Civil  Read More


Cessna Renames New Turbo Skylane Aircraft

August 12, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft announced it is renaming its newest single engine product. The jet-fuel burning turbo aircraft announced at the EAA/AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last week as the Cessna 182 Turbo Skylane NXT will now be called the Turbo Skylane JT-ATM  Read More


NOAA Raises Hurricane Season Prediction Near Or Above Normal

August 11, 2012 - This year’s Atlantic hurricane season got off to a busy start, with 6 named storms to date, and may have a busy second half, according to the updated hurricane season outlook issued on Thursday by National Read More


DOT Releases Report Showing Airlines Set On Time Performance Records

August 10, 2012 - On Thursday the Department of Transportation released its airline performance data which shows the nation’s largest airlines set record marks during the first half of this year for on-time performance, the  Read More


NTSB To Investigate Boeing 787 Engine Failure During A Pre-Delivery Taxi Test

August 9, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation of the July 28, 2012 contained engine failure that occurred on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a pre-delivery taxi test in  Read More


Cocaine In Drink Boxes And Spice Bottle Seized At Washington Dulles Airport

August 8, 2012 - Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized almost 4 pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate drink boxes and a spice bottle in two Guatemalan men’s luggage shortly after  Read More


Boeing X-48C Blened Wing Body Research Aircraft Takes To The Sky

August 8, 2012 - A modified Boeing Blended Wing Body research aircraft designated the X-48C flew for the first time on Tuesday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The remotely piloted X-48C  Read More


Greater Cincinnati Airport To Receive $17.6 Million For Runway Improvements

August 7, 2012 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $17.6 million grant to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. "Investing in our nation’s airports promotes  Read More


Delta Employee Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling Charges

August 7, 2012 - A Delta Airlines ramp agent at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, who attempted to obtain a suitcase containing more than $614,000 worth of illegal drugs off of a flight from Mexico City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal district court  Read More


Airbus A350 XWB “MSN1” Flight Deck Comes To Life

August 5, 2012 - Airbus has successfully powered up the flight-deck of A350 XWB “MSN1” for the first time, following the initial application of electrical power to the aircraft’s front fuselage. This significant milestone was passed only two  Read More


Commercial Space Flight Coming Soon According To FAA Study

August 5, 2012 - The opportunity to travel into space may be here sooner than many people thought according to a study the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Space Florida released. Based on a market forecast  Read More


FAA Address July 31 Incident at Reagan National Airport

August 4, 2012 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta addressed the July 31, 2012 incident at Reagan National Airport with a press conference at the U.S. Department of  Read More


Feds At LAX Foil Scheme To Smuggle Meth Disguised As Candy Bars

August 4, 2012 - A former Navy sailor who worked in military law enforcement is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday afternoon on charges he attempted to smuggle  Read More

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