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Descendants Of Aviation Pioneers Gather For Celebration Of Historic Achievements

June 30, 2012 - Descendants of America's 'first families of aviation' gathered for the first time for a celebration of the monumental achievements of their fathers and grandfathers and the tens of thousands of scientists, engineers Read More


Jeppesen Introduces FliteDeck Pro 7.1 Commercial Aviation EFB Solution

June 30, 2012 - Jeppesen recently introduced a version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for Windows-based devices. Available for Windows platforms including tablets, the new Jeppesen  Read More


B/E Aerospace to Acquire Aerospace Logistics Expert Interturbine

June 29, 2012 - B/E Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Interturbine Aviation Logistics GmbH, Interturbine Logistics Solutions GmbH, and Interturbine Read More


Fedex Express To Acquire 19 Boeing 767-300F, Convert Four 777

June 28, 2012 - FedEx Express has agreed to purchase 19 additional B767-300 aircraft from The Boeing Company to continue to improve the efficiency and technology of te FedEx air fleet. As part of the agreement, Boeing has agreed to Read More


Airship Ventures Provides Zeppelin Airship Pilot School For The U.S. Air Force

June 27, 2012 - Future test pilots from the U.S. Air Force and other countries tested their lighter-than-air flying skills in a Zeppelin airship during an airship flight evaluation for the Air Force Test Pilot’s School (AFTPS) in Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, May 29. The AFTPS encourages students to  Read More


"Discover Flying Challenge" Cessna Showcases Skycatcher Capability

June 27, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft has challenged high energy aviation students from around the country to see who can generate the most awareness and hands-on experience for the innovative Cessna Skycatcher. The inaugural "Cessna  Read More


NTSB Issues Safety Alert To Pilots On Limitations Of In-Cockpit Weather Radar

June 26, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert to warn pilots using in-cockpit FIS-B and Satellite Weather display systems that the NEXRAD "age indicator" can be misleading. The actual  Read More


Terminal 3 At McCarran Airport Completed On Schedule And Within Budget

June 26, 2012 - Bechtel completes new state of the art Terminal 3 building at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV on schedule and within budget. The $2.4 billion, 1.9-million-square foot facility will open to international Read More


Wheeltug Successfully Tests Electric Drive System On A Boeing 737

June 25, 2012 - WheelTug successfully installed and tested of the first in-wheel WheelTug system in Prague on a Germania 737-700. During testing, pilots were able to push the plane back, and taxi without waiting for a tug or powering up  Read More


Lawyer Convicted Of Lewd Acts While Onboard A Continental Airlines Flight

June 25, 2012 - Leonard Julius Sawyerr, 33, now of Houston, has been convicted of two counts of lewd, indecent, or obscene acts on a Continental Airlines flight from Los Angeles, California, to Houston. Sawyerr, who holds a  Read More


Civil War Balloon To Take Flight With A Macy's Miracle

June 19, 2012 - When the CEO of the Genesee Country Village & Museum set out last year to build and fly the world's first replica of a Civil War manned balloon the “Intrepid” little did he know his dream could collapse from a nationwide helium shortage. But he also didn't bargain Read More


NASA, FAA Signs Landmark Agreement Setting Standards For Space Travel

June 19, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and  Read More


Judge Rules JetBlue Captain Is Competent To Stand Trial

June 18, 2012 - On Friday Texas District Court Judge Mary Lou Robinson ruled that JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon is mentally competent to stand trial. Back on March 27, Flight 191 departed John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, for Las Vegas, Nevada, piloted by Captain  Read More


TSA Proposes Terminations Of 7 Employees At Philadelphia International Airport

June 18, 2012 - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced disciplinary action against seven employees at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) for professional misconduct. Following an eight-month  Read More


Air Force X-37B Orbital Space Vehicle Comes In For A Landing

June 18, 2012 - The Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record setting test flight mission that began March 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station  Read More


American Airlines Scores Courtroom Victory To Block Union Election

June 18, 2012 - U.S. District Court Judge Terry R. Means put a temporarily hold on a union organizing election that was to begin on June 21, and run through August 2, at American Airlines. Judge Means stated the carrier was likely  Read More


U.S. Airlines Need a Level Playing Field to Compete Against Foreign Airlines

June 17, 2012 - In a white paper released titled “Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Airlines and Their Employees,” the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) outlines the clear solutions that the U.S. government must Read More


Call It The Freight Debate, Cargo Pilots Raise Flap Over Rest Rules

June 17, 2012 - Call it the freight debate, a segment of the aviation world is divided over whether a pilot flying a plane filled with vacationers should be subject to different rest rules than a pilot carrying a bunch of merchandise. Legislative Read More


Survey Reveals One In Ten Parents Find Cabin Crew Insensitive To Children

June 15, 2012 - Following last week's shocking news that cabin crew demanded a father remove his three year old son from an Alaska Airlines plane after the toddler was deemed too disruptive to fly, a survey conducted by flight  Read More


U.S. Navy's First MQ-4C BAMS Unmanned Aircraft Unveiled

June 15, 2012 - Northrop Grumman Corporation unveiled the first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) in a ceremony at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, California manufacturing facility. "Northrop  Read More


Van Nuys Airport Association Announces Support For Revamped Runway

June 14, 2012 - The Van Nuys Airport Association (VNAA), a non-profit membership group representing Van Nuys Airport (VNY) businesses, announced it reached tentative agreement with Los Angeles World Airports  Read More


A Revolutionary New Spin On The Helicopter Lands In The United States

June 14, 2012 - The Eurocopter X3 hybrid aircraft has arrived in the United States for a month-long tour to demonstrate this advanced high-speed transportation system’s unique operational capabilities for both civil and military  Read More


FAA Training Equips Air Operations Agents For The Unexpected

June 14, 2012 - Throughout history, it's been well documented that training is essential for effective performance. For the 17 immigration enforcement agents and their supervisors assigned to the Air Operations Division within U.S. Immigration and  Read More


Irish Air Traffic Figures Continue To Suffer From Eurozone Crisis

June 14, 2012 - Total flights in Irish airspace for May 2012 have decreased by 0.7%, when compared to May 2011 and by 15% when compared to the same month in the peak traffic year of 2008. This reduction is largely attributable to the continued downturn in  Read More


Antivirus Software Pioneer John McAfee Sport Flying Haven To Be Auctioned Off

June 13, 2012 - The Sky Gypsy Café, the ultimate sport flying location and an integral part of the airpark community in Rodeo, New Mexico, will be auctioned off the property includes the Sky Gypsy Café, the Galaxy Theater, a small  Read More


Aircraft Maker Volta Volare and ElectriPlast Announce Joint Venture

June 13, 2012 - ElectriPlast Corp and makers of the ElectriPlast line of electrically conductive resins, and aircraft manufacturer Volta Volare an emerging leader in electric flight aviation technology,  Read More


Unmanned Aircraft Cashes On The Patuxent River, Maryland

June 12, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it signed a purchase agreement with NetJets for delivery of up to 150 Citation Latitude business jets, with initial deliveries beginning in 2016. NetJets, offers fractional ownership and rental of private business jets  Read More


Netjets Places Largest Private Aviation Order In History Valued At $9.6 Billion

June 12, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it signed a purchase agreement with NetJets for delivery of up to 150 Citation Latitude business jets, with initial deliveries beginning in 2016. NetJets, offers fractional ownership   Read More


House Approves Funding For The Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program

June 11, 2012 - On Wednesday the House unanimously agreed to the amendment offered by U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN) to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2013, which would increase  Read More


Delegation Host Rural Air Service Meeting To Explore Solutions To Disruptions

June 11, 2012 - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg convened a meeting with officials from Delta Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, the United States Department of Transportation and  Read More


Colgan Air Flight 3407 Memorial Officially Opens In Clarence, New York

June 11, 2012 - A memorial honoring the victims and families of Flight 3407 was unveiled in Clarence, New York, this week. The memorial, located at 6038 Long Street, is said to be simple, but effective. The Made In America Store offers a  Read More


Shot Down U-2 Pilot, Francis Gary Powers To Be Honored With Silver Star

June 11, 2012 - Over 50 years ago, Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union (USSR ) in a U-2 spy plane. In Honor of his "exceptional loyalty" to the United States during his harsh interrogation while in captivity by the Soviet Union his  Read More


“Whip” Played By Denzel Washington Survives An Aircraft Break Up In “Flight”

June 10, 2012 - Paramount Pictures to release “Flight” November 2012, staring academy award winner Denzel Washington, written by John Gatins, Flight tells the redemption story of “Whip” (Washington), a commercial airline pilot who pulls off  Read More


Aviation Industry Leaders To Gather In Beijing

June 10, 2012 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 68th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will open in Beijing, China on Monday 11 June 2012. The event will bring together some 650  Read More


Mechanical Defects Caused 757 Runway Excursion In Wyoming, NTSB Says

June 7, 2012 - Mechanical defects that prevented the automatic deployment of speedbrakes, which assist in slowing the plane after landing, and the captain's failure to monitor and manually deploy them led to an overrun of a passenger   Read More


GE Jet Engines Running On Vegetable Oil Mix Broke The Sound Barrier

June 7, 2012 - Generations of farmers have looked at the humble Camelina plant and saw weed. Mike Epstein, who leads alternative fuels development at GE Aviation, sees jet fuel. “It’s an amazing story,” Epstein says. “You just have to chemically modify Read More


Sen. Boxer & Snowe Introduced Cargo Pilots Rest Rules, The Safe Skies Act 2012

June 6, 2012 - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) on Tuesday introduced the Safe Skies Act, legislation designed to ensure that America’s cargo plane pilots are sufficiently rested before they fly. Senator Boxer   Read More


FedEx Accelerates Aircraft Retirements

June 6, 2012 - FedEx announced its decision to permanently retire from service 18 Airbus A310-200 aircraft and 26 related engines, as well as six Boeing MD10-10 aircraft and 17 related engines. The majority of these aircraft are currently parked and not in revenue   Read More


Boeing Phantom Eye (UAS) Completes 1st Autonomous Flight

June 5, 2012 - Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as the liquid-hydrogen powered   Read More


Airmen Help Preserve Historic D-Day Aircraft

June 5, 2012 - Airmen and volunteers from the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron are currently taking a break from their primary mission of providing joint terminal attack controllers in support of deployed brigade combat teams to restore a historically significant  Read More


Nigeria, Flight 992 A MD-83 Operated By Dana Air Crashes Killing All 153 Onboard

June 4, 2012 - On Sunday a Nigerian passenger airliner that had departed from Nigeria's central capital of Abuja for Lagos, Nigeria crashed while on final approach to Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport killing all 153 people on board. Flight 992 which was operated as Dana Airlines crashed into  Read More


United States And Canada Announce Air Cargo Security Improvements

June 4, 2012 - The United States and Canada on Thursday announced that both governments have agreed to the mutual recognition of, and cooperation on, air cargo security in both countries. Mr. James D. Nealon, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy on behalf of Transportation Security  Read More


Alaska Airlines Paints San Diego State University Colors On One Of Its Aircraft

June 1, 2012 - Alaska Airlines on Thursday unveiled a specially painted Aztec plane with San Diego State University's logo and hallmark scarlet and black colors before a crowd of cheering students, alumni, faculty and people traveling through San Diego International Airport.  The unveiling of the Bombardier Q400  Read More


FAA Progress And Challenges To Consolidate Air Traffic Facilities

June 1, 2012 - The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) Principal Assistant Inspector General for Auditing and Evaluation testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to consolidate air traffic facilities. This was at the request of the Read More


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