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Study Shows U.S. Forest Service Should Consider Mix Of Aircraft To Fight Wildfires

July 31, 2012 - The U.S. Forest Service should upgrade its large airborne firefighting fleet to include more amphibious scooper aircraft, with air tankers and helicopters in a supporting role during the initial attack of fires before they  Read More


Airline Professionals Association Files Lawsuit Over Captain Firing At ABX Air

July 31, 2012 – On Monday, the Airline Professionals Association filed a lawsuit against ABX Air over a captain's termination for exercising his FAA mandated authority to ensure safe flight operations and his refusal to operate the  Read More


Navy Conducts First East Coast Flight Of X-47B Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

July 30, 2012 - The Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator has successfully completed its historic first flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent (Pax) River. The 36-minute flight the  Read More


P&WC Certifies The New PT6A-140 Engine For The Cessna Grand Caravan EX

July 30, 2012 - Pratt & Whitney announce that Cessna Aircraft Company has chosen the PT6A-140 engine to power the latest innovation in the Cessna Caravan product line the Cessna Grand Caravan EX. "We are  Read More


Runway Extension Adds To Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Efficiency

July 28, 2012 - More nonstop destinations, additional payload capacity, more flexibility for aircraft operations and enhanced safety during emergency situations are all potential benefits of a runway extension that recently opened at  Read More


Delta To Cease Operations Of Comair Effective September

July 28, 2012 - On Friday Delta Air Lines announced its subsidiary, Comair, Inc. will cease operations after Sept. 29, 2012. The carrier is headquartered on the grounds of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Operating under the brand name Delta  Read More


Department Of Defense Approves Plan To Lift F-22 Restrictions

July 27, 2012 - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said the Air Force has data indicating the cause of the F-22 Raptor's hypoxia-related incidents stem from the quantity, not the quality, of oxygen available in the cockpit Read More


Machinists In Court To Block Excessive Bonuses For Senior Hawker Executives

July 27, 2012 - Calling it a thinly disguised effort to reward top executives at Hawker Beechcraft for achieving “routine, short-term and not particularly challenging” tasks, the International Association of Machinists and  Read More


Full Success For The First Ever Intercontinental Solar Powered Aircraft

July 26, 2012 - After covering about 6000 km during its first intercontinental roundtrip journey between Europe and Africa, the experimental solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg landed in  Read More


ATC Association Comments On OIG Report On Air Traffic Safety Action Program

July 26, 2012 – Back on July 19, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP) Read More


Court Rules 2-1 Aviation Consumer Protection Rules Constitutional

July 25, 2012 - In a stunning ruling by the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC on Tuesday ruled that in a 2-1 decision that air carriers must prominently display the total cost of a ticket, including taxes, when Read More


Flight Attendants To Get Expedited Airport Screening Under Crewmember Program

July 25, 2012 - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in cooperation with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Read More


New Features And Capabilities For Garmin Pilot App On iOS And Android

July 24, 2012 - Garmin announced new features and capabilities for the Garmin Pilot app for iOS and Android including support for the GDL 39 portable ADS-B receiver. When paired with a GDL 39, Garmin Pilot can display subscription-free Read More


New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Offers Affordable Family Fun Close To Home

July 24, 2012 - With gasoline prices continuing to be near record highs, many area families will enjoy an affordable “staycation” close to home this summer at the 30th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning  Read More


Sonex Aircraft Adds New Quick Build Parts To Kits

July 24, 2012 - Sonex Aircraft announce the addition of new pre-fabricated parts to its popular Sonex and Waiex kit models, making the airframe easier and faster to build than ever before. The Sonex, an original aircraft design, incorporates a low-wing Read More


Barracuda Unmanned Aerial System Successfully Accomplishes Test Flights

July 24, 2012 - Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with its Barracuda UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) technology demonstrator at Goose Bay military airfield in Canada. This year, the unmanned  Read More


Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant's Suit Against The FAA Grounded

July 23, 2012 - On Wednesday the Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could not be sued in the case of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was knocked unconscious due to in-flight turbulence. While Read More


Garmin Introduces The GWX 70 Doppler Capable Weather Radar For General Aviation

July 23, 2012 - Garmin's big Oshkosh news continues with yet another new product introduced for general aviation, the GWX 70. This is a new solid state weather radar that affordably brings advanced Doppler enabled features to  Read More


Airbus Completes Front Section For First Flyable A350 XWB

July 23, 2012 - Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 meters long section is already equipped with its systems and was flown in from Airbus’ site in Saint  Read More


Glasair Aviation Sold To A Chinese Company, Jilin Hanxing Group

July 23, 2012 - Glasair Aviation a leading manufacturer of general aviation kit-aircraft announced that it has been acquired by Jilin Hanxing Group a Chinese company. Glasair Aviation manufactures the very popular Glasair,  Read More


GAO Reports Weaknesses In Determining Foreign Flight Students Status In The U.S.

July 19, 2012 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress, often called the "congressional watchdog," has conducted a study in which the GAO has determined that  Read More


NATCA And DOT’s OIG Testified Before Congress On FAA Contract Tower Program

July 19, 2012 - On Wednesday the Department of Transportation’s office of Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower   Read More


Court Approves Sale Of Hawker Beechcraft To Chinese Company

July 19, 2012 - The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved aircraft maker, Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. motion to enter into exclusive negotiations with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. (Superior). Approval of this motion allows  Read More


Garmin Rolls Out New Features for GTN Touchscreen Avionics

July 19, 2012 - Garmin announced expanded capabilities for the GTN series touchscreen avionics. The new features include display support for weather radar, advanced ADS-B capabilities, worldwide connectivity, cross fill with the GNS 430W/530W series and more. “The  Read More



Employees Union Challenges Hawker Beechcraft Sale to Chinese Company

July 17, 2012 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court opposing an attempt by Hawker Beechcraft, Inc., to expedite the sale of its assets to a little-known Chinese  Read More


GE Engineer, Hush Hush Boys Speaks On Top Secret Jet Engine Program

July 17, 2012 - Jet travel is second nature to us, but not too long ago the Jet Age was a top secret project that fit inside a drab concrete workshop on a back factory lot outside Boston, Massachusetts. In 1942, exactly 70 years  Read More


New Bombardier Learjet Aircraft On Track To Enter Service In 2013

July 16, 2012 - Bombardier announced that it is on track with its three new Learjet business aircraft as it shared further details of its ongoing development programs. The Learjet 85 aircraft program continues to progress towards first  Read More


Jeppesen Launch First Class 3 EFB Paper Replacement Enroute Solution For The Commercial Aviation Industry

July 16, 2012 - Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, and Boeing recently introduced the “Boeing Enroute Application” the first Class 3 electronic flight bag (EFB) solution that replaces   Read More


Boeing Receives Historic B-737 NextGen Aircraft Order From United Air Lines

July 15, 2012 - Boeing announced an order by United Continental Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Air Lines, Inc., for 150 737 airplanes, including 100 of the new 737 MAX 9. United, the world's largest airline by traffic, is the Read More


Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Receives FAA Certification For Sea State 6 Conditions

July 15, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the S-92 helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion Read More


Boeing Projects Need For Pilots And Maintenance Technicians Over Next 20 Years

July 15, 2012 - Boeing projects the world will face an unprecedented demand for airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years as global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of  Read More


Canadian Drug Smuggling Helicopter Pilot Pleads Guilty Ahead Of Re-Trial

July 15, 2012 - A Canadian man extradited to the U.S. to face federal charges of conspiracy to import marijuana pleaded guilty Wednesday, pre-empting a re-trial and ending a protracted legal fight to derail the prosecution. Henry Read More


International Civil Aviation Organization Moves Closer To Aircraft CO2 Standards

July 14, 2012 - Global aviation moved an important step closer to establishing a worldwide CO2 Standard for aircraft yesterday, as the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Committee on Aviation Environmental  Read More


FAA Proposes $13.7 Million Civil Penalty Against Boeing

July 13, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a civil penalty of $13.57 million against The Boeing Company for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to further reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on Read More


Allied Pilots Association Reacts To Letter From AMR CEO Regarding Merger

July 13, 2012 - The Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines, characterized a letter from AMR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Horton to  Read More


More Details Released On Small Plane Crash That Took The Lives Of 3 In Mississippi

July 13, 2012 - On Sunday a six seat Piper Lance PA-32R aircraft crashed after encountering thunderstorms killing all onboard. The Piper, N4386F had departed Western Carolina Regional Airport (KRHP) Andrews, North Carolina about  Read More


Irish Pilots Look To Future After Pilot Training College Program Ends

July 12, 2012 - Conor Deeny has dreamed of being a pilot since he was 5 years old. Now 18, the former Pilot Training College (PTC) student from Derry, Ireland, considers that a dream delayed as a result of PTC not being able to pay its bills. The Read More


Wheeltug Signs Letter Of Intent With Onur Air For 22 A320 Aircraft

July 12, 2012 - Onur Air, Turkey's largest privately owned airline company, and WheelTug announced the execution of a Letter of Intent under which Onur Air, subject to all financial, technical and operational feasibility checks and  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft To Test Global Market With Baron G58 ISR

July 12, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced it is using the Farnborough International Airshow to gauge the market for its Baron G58 ISR. The company will display a model of its Beechcraft Baron airframe Read More


Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Establish Fire Scout Training Center In Florida

July 12, 2012 - Northrop Grumman has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators, hands on aircraft maintenance and classroom instruction. Opened July  Read More


Man Who Ran His Jeep On The Runway At Philadelphia Airport Pleads Guilty

July 11, 2012 - Kenneth Richard Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count information charging him with disrupting the services of the Philadelphia International Airport on March 1, 2012, and in  Read More


Airbus Pioneer Bernard Ziegler Receives The Flightglobal Lifetime Achievement Award

July 11, 2012 - Bernard Ziegler, one of modern day commercial aviation’s most brilliant engineers and test pilots received the Flightglobal Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday at a ceremony at the 2012 International  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft Begins Production Of Beechcraft AT-6 Attack Aircraft

July 11, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) announced it has entered low rate initial production of its Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft at the company’s facilities in Wichita, Kan. The company initiated  Read More


UK Civil Aviation Authority Launch Plan To Improve Aviation’s Environmental Performance

July 11, 2012 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has on Tuesday launched a four year program to help improve aviation’s environmental performance and allow the sector to grow sustainably. CAA  Read More


Superior Aviation To Purchase Hawker Beechcraft For $1.79 Billion

July 10, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft the business jet maker announced that it has accepted an agreement with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. (Superior), a Beijing-based aerospace manufacturer to sell the company to Superior Aviation for  Read More


San Francisco International Airport To Get A New Air Traffic Control Tower

July 10, 2012 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday joined federal and local officials in breaking ground for a new, NextGen equipped air traffic control tower at San  Read More


Air Lease Corporation Places $1.9 Billion LEAP-1B Jet Engine Order

July 10, 2012 - Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced an order for 60 LEAP-1B-powered Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 15 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The engine order is valued at approximately $1.9 billion U.S. at list price. Air Lease  Read More


Boeing Projects $2.4 Trillion Commercial Aviation Market Over Next 20 Years

July 10, 2012 - Boeing forecasts a $2.4 trillion market for commercial aviation services as this large industry sector continues to grow over the next 20 years. At the Farnborough Air Show, Lou Mancini, senior vice president, Commercial  Read More


American Airlines Sues Retired Workers Over Health And Life Insurance Benefits

July 9, 2012 - On Friday American Airlines and its parent company, AMR filed a lawsuit against the Committee of Retired Employees, (AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. v. Committee of Retired Employees, Case  Read More


Nexcelle Tests Thrust Reverser For NexGen Integrated Propulsion Systems

July 9, 2012 - Nexcelle, the nacelle systems joint venture of GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems and the Safran group’s Aircelle, has completed a successful test program for the advanced thrust reverser element of its next  Read More


Advanced LEAP Engines Land At Farnborough Airshow

July 9, 2012 - Flying behemoths like the Airbus A380 double-decker mesmerize fliers, but the real muscle lifting the aviation business comes from their smaller, single-aisle cousins like Boeing’s next-generation 737 MAX planes, advanced Airbus 320neo aircraft, and  Read More


Airbus Begins Production Of The A320neo Family Aircraft

July 9, 2012 - The first 'cutting of metal' for the Airbus A320neo has taken place in Toulouse, France. Marking the start of manufacturing of the airliner, machining began of the first engine pylon component at the “Saint-Eloi” Airbus dedicated pylon and nacelle factory in  Read More


New Ceramic Composites Set To Revolutionize Aviation, Starting With The LEAP Engine

July 5, 2012 - In the early 1990s, scientists at GE Global Research came up with a tough new material that could outperform super-alloys used to make jet engines, and was also one-third lighter. Since weight cuts fuel use, shedding pounds is  Read More


All 434 Air India Pilots Have Agreed To Call Off Strike And Return To Work

July 5, 2012- Air India Pilots on Wednesday have called off their 58 day strike after Delhi high court was given notice by the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG) after a meeting of its managing committee in Mumbai that all 434 pilots would  Read More


BEA Releases Report On Worst Accident In French Aviation History, Flight 447

July 5, 2012 - The French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority, the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) released its final report on Air France Flight 447 (AF447) that crashed on June 1, 2009 Read More


Huge Seizure Of Counterfeit Cell Phones At JFK Airport

July 5, 2012 - An inspection by CBP officers at New York’s JFK International Airport in January, led to an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure of nearly $2 million in counterfeit cell phones. An inspection by CBP officers at New York’s JFK  Read More


Student Pilots From Ireland Attending Florida Institute Of Technology Get The Boot

July 4, 2012 - The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has begun an investigation into the flight training program at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida in which Pilot Training Centre of Ireland (PTC) had a  Read More

Revere Woman Charged With Making False Bomb Threat To JetBlue

July 4, 2012 - A Revere woman was arrested on Tuesday after being charged in federal court for falsely reporting that explosives were on board a Boston to Chicago JetBlue flight, which was diverted to New York. Nicole Anna Miller  Read More

Boeing Forecasts $4.5 Trillion Market For 34,000 New Airplanes

July 4, 2012 - Boeing projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook (CMO) released today. The company's annual forecast reflects Read More

FedEx Completes Acquisition of TATEX, French Express Transportation Company

July 4, 2012 - FedEx announced that it has completed the acquisition of TATEX, a leading French business to business express transportation company. This transaction represents the latest step in the company’s strategy to sustainably  Read More

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