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FATA Report, Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268 Jet Crash Do To Break Failure

December 30, 2012 - The Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) of Russia, (also known as Rosaviatsia) the agency which is responsible for overseeing the civil aviation industry has released a preliminary cause for the Red Wings Airlines  Read More


FCC Adopts Rules To Promote Deployment Of Internet Services Onboard Aircraft

December 28, 2012 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a Report and Order establishing rules to help speed the deployment of Internet services onboard aircraft. The Commission’s action enables  Read More


Gulfstream G650 Receives FAA Production Certificate

December 21, 2012 - Gulfstream recently received two important certifications for its new flagship aircraft, the ultra large cabin, ultra long range G650. The company received the Production Certificate (PC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  Read More


American Airlines Filed Motion To Sell London Townhouse

December 20, 2012 - Today in bankruptcy court, AMR filed a motion to sell its infamous London townhouse. The sale price is over $23 million. As so many of us will recall, this property continued to receive a great deal of attention from the onset of AA's Read More


NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes To The Test

December 20, 2012 - NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight test in 2014. The test verified Orion can land safely even if one  Read More

Santa One Cleared For Flight

December 20, 2012 - NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight. Santa One will be faster, quieter and  Read More

The Proposed Rule Change Banning Seaplanes In New Mexico State Parks Is DOA

December 20, 2012 - New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department had proposed adding a new section prohibiting the taxiing, landing, or takeoff of seaplanes or floatplanes in state parks. The  Read More

Passengers In The Near Future Will Be Able To Use Electronic Devices On Aircraft

December 20, 2012 - Boeing has developed an advanced method to test wireless signals in airplane cabins, making it possible for passengers to enjoy more reliable connectivity when using networked personal electronic  Read More


16 Year Old Ethan Chu Wins Second Annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Challenge

December 19, 2012 - Sikorsky Aircraft and By Kids For Kids an organization that inspires kids to become successful inventors, today awarded an Indiana teenager the Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award for his conceptual design of a circular  Read More

Boeing, Embraer Collaborate On Runway Safety To Reduce Runway Excursions

December 19, 2012 - Boeing and Embraer announced that they will provide customers with a shared set of tools, called Runway Situation Awareness Tools, to reduce runway excursions. This further strengthens the collaboration Read More

Over 6,000 Students Signup For The Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge

December 19, 2012 - More than 6,000 students of over 100 nationalities registered for Fly Your Ideas 2013, the global university contest organized by aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Teams of students are  Read More

Second Largest Airbus A320neo Order From A European Airline

December 18, 2012 - Pegasus Airlines, the second largest airline in Turkey, has signed for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft (58 A320neo and 17 A321neo models), of which 75 are firm orders. Pegasus becomes a new Airbus customer and the first Turkish  Read More


NTSC Determined Pilot And ATC Caused Cash Of Flight RA36801 That Killed 45

December 18, 2012 - The Indonesia National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has issued its final report on a Sukhoi Superjet 100 (Sukhoi RRJ-95B aircraft, registration 97004, Flight number RA 36801) that crashed on May 9  Read More


Southwest Airlines Settles Alcoholic Drink Coupons Lawsuit Worth $29 Million

December 18, 2012 - Southwest Airlines has agreed to settle the alcoholic drink coupons case (Adam J. Levitt V. Southwest Airlines Case: 1:11-cv-08176), the settlement is worth $29 million to Southwest Airlines Business  Read More


Largest Airlines Report Profit For 3rd Quarter 2012

December 17, 2012 - The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a 6.4 percent profit margin in the third quarter of 2012, down from 6.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation  Read More


IAA Successfully Introduced Point Merge A System To Sequence Aircraft For Landing

December 17, 2012 - Point Merge is an innovative system which uses new air traffic management techniques to assist airlines in flying more environmentally friendly continuous descent approaches  Read More


Garmin Announces New President And CEO

December 17, 2012 - Garmin today announced that effective January 1, 2013 the board of directors has appointed Clifton Pemble to the position of president and CEO, succeeding co-founder, Dr. Min Kao. Pemble, who joined Garmin in 1989 as one of  Read More


Sikorsky's Newly Certified S-76D Helicopter To Be Equipped With LCR-100 AHRS

December 16, 2012 – Northrop Grumman is supplying the LCR-100 attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for Sikorsky's new S-76D helicopter, which recently received Type Certification from the U.S. Federal  Read More


Boeing Demonstrates Its Little Bird Aircraft Technology To South Korea's Army

December 14, 2012 - Boeing on Thursday demonstrated affordable unmanned aircraft technology that could be integrated onto Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) MD 500 helicopters to expand the fleet's mission capabilities  Read More


Border Patrol Agents Seized 300 Pounds Of Marijuana Dropped By Ultra-Light Aircraft

December 14, 2012 - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana that dropped from an ultra-light aircraft in Calexico on Wednesday.   Read More


NATCA, Impact Of Sequestration Potential For Major Hits To Aviation Industry

December 13, 2012 - The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) on Wednesday released a report outlining the major impact sequestration will have on the aviation industry and the U.S. economy if Congress  Read More


Garmin Expands European VFR and IFR Aviation Charting Capabilities

December 13, 2012 - Garmin a global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the release of European VFR and IFR charts for the aera 795/796 aviation portable GPS, with VFR data sourced directly from Deutsche Flugsicherung  Read More


New NASA Funded Forecast System Helps Transoceanic Flights Avoid Storms

December 12, 2012 - A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over  Read More


Delta To Invest $360 Million In Acquiring A 49 Percent Stake In Virgin Atlantic

December 12, 2012 - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have reached an agreement for a new joint venture that will create an expanded trans-Atlantic network and enhance competition between the U.K. and North  Read More


Licensed Single Engine Pilot Crashes Cessna 310 Pleads Guilty In Daughters Death

December 11, 2012 - 58 year old Steven Fay of Hillsboro, New Hampshire pleaded guilty today in Franklin Superior Court to involuntary manslaughter of his 35 year old daughter Jessica Malin. Fay who had piloted the Cessna 310 Read More


McCaskill To FAA Chief, Fix Electronic Device Rules Or Face Legislation

December 11, 2012 - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today week wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), urging the agency to allow expanded use of electronic devices during air travel as the FAA convenes a  Read More


Pilots Flying Into Portland (PDX) Will Soon Find It Even More Efficient And Safer

December 11, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that pilots will start using new NextGen technology and procedures that will enable aircraft to  Read More


American Airlines Becomes First US Carrier To Take Delivery Of The Boeing 777-300ER

December 11, 2012 - American Airlines today takes delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft, another step in its plan to create the industry's most modern fleet. American is the first U.S. airline to  Read More


Piper Aircraft To Stay In Florida, State Waives Half Of Its Loans

December 10, 2012 – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Piper Aircraft have agreed to amend an earlier contract to retain the company’s operations in Florida and increase investment in aircraft manufacturing facilities. Because the company is staying in  Read More


Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Goes Down In A Plane Cash In Mexico

December 9, 2012 – At about 3:40 PM local time a Learjet LJ25 (N345MC) enroute to Mexico City, Mexico crashed about 70 miles south of Monterrey, Mexico. All seven onboard were killed. Jenni Rivera a well know Mexican-American  Read More


Engineers At GE Aviation Are Building The Ultimate Jet Engine

December 8, 2012 - Jet engines, like people, come in many shapes and sizes. There are sleek and narrow engines called turbojets that generate enormous thrust. Used almost exclusively by the military, they can fly a fighter jet faster than twice the speed of  Read More


AIG To Sell 90 Percent Of ILFC A Plane Leasing Unit For $5.28B

December 8, 2012 - American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and an investor group led by Mr. Weng Xianding, the Chairman of New China Trust Co. Ltd., announced that they have entered into an agreement under which AIG will sell up to a 90%  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft Disclosure Statement Approved By Bankruptcy Court

December 7, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft Disclosure Statement filed in connection with the company’s Joint Plan of Reorganization (POR) has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Court approval of  Read More


Delta Air Lines Orders Up to 70 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Jetliners

December 7, 2012 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 40 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on an additional 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Based on the list price of  Read More


American Airlines And DFW Airport Launch Alliance To Reduce Environmental Footprint

December 7, 2012 - American Airlines and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) today announced a partnership to help improve their collective environmental footprint. Through the newly formed Read More


Iberia To Change Sales And Route Policies To Restore Profitability And Secure Its Future

December 7, 2012 - Iberia has announced details of its new commercial and routes policies under the Transformation Plan it announced recently. The plan is intended to restore profitability to the airline, which racked up  Read More


First Flyable A350 XWB, MSN1 Structurally Completes First Journey On Wheels

December 6, 2012 - Airbus has successfully completed the main structural assembly and system connection of A350 XWB ‘MSN1’, the first flight-test aircraft. The aircraft is depicted here on its wheels for the very first time   Read More


Operation Backfire Fugitive Surrenders In The Largest Eco-Terrorism Case In US History

December 6, 2012 - After a decade as an international fugitive, Canadian citizen Rebecca Rubin gave up life on the run last week when she turned herself over to the FBI at the international border in Washington state. The  Read More


Airlines To Welcome 3.6 Billion Passengers In 2016

December 5, 2012 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an industry traffic forecast showing that airlines expect to welcome some 3.6 billion passengers in 2016. That’s about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers  Read More


Sonex Aircraft Featured On Hit Television Show The Aviators

December 5, 2012, - Sonex Aircraft is excited that the company and its products are featured in the hit television series, "The Aviators." The segment airs in episode 12 of the show's 3rd season, which is now available for  Read More


A320 Sharklet Certification Paves The Way For Airlines To Benefit From Fuel Savings

December 4, 2012 - Airbus has achieved on schedule certification for its new fuel-saving Sharklets for the A320 Family with CFM engines. This certification received from the European airworthiness authorities (EASA) will be followed  Read More


Wide Area Multilateration Improves Safety And Efficiency In Western Colorado

December 4, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the activation of new NextGen technology that will help pilots address  Read More


NTSB Issues Recommendations To Better Detect And Suppress Air Cargo Fires

December 3, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board issued three recommendations to reduce the impact of in-flight fires aboard cargo airplanes, saying current fire protection regulations are inadequate. The  Read More


Pilot Pleas Guilty In Plot To Export Aircraft And Aircraft Parts To Iran

December 03, 2012 - Two men pleaded guilty today to charges related to the unlawful export of aircraft and aircraft parts from the United States to Iran. One of the defendants, Hamid Asefi, 68, is a citizen and resident   Read More

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