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UK Pilots And Cabin Crew Plan Walkouts And Rallies Across Europe

November 30, 2012 - Pilots and cabin crew will hold parallel walkouts and rallies across Europe calling on European politicians to take steps and put passenger safety before the commercial interests of the airlines. Steered by their  Read More


Hurricane Sandy Added To Industry Challenges In October

November 30, 2012 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October showing a persistent softening of passenger traffic growth and a significant deterioration in freight demand. Hurricane  Read More


UPS To Acquire TNT Express Remedies Submitted To The EU Commission

November 30, 2012 - United Parcel Service ("UPS") and TNT Express ("TNT Express") announced, in line with Dutch disclosure requirements, that remedies have been submitted to obtain competition clearance from the European  Read More


Passenger Airline Employment Down 0.6 Percent

November 30, 2012 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 386,372 workers in September 2012, 0.6 percent less than in September 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. Scheduled  Read More


IAM Address NPRM Calling For Tighter Regulations Of Aircraft Repair Stations

November 28, 2012 – International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers “(IAM) represented aircraft mechanics have set the gold standard in aircraft maintenance. They ensure the airworthiness of  Read More


Patent Lawsuit Trial Date Set In Avidyne Vs L3 Over A Calibrating Attitude Indicator

November 28, 2012 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced on Tuesday that the U.S. District Court has set the date for a jury trial in its long  Read More


Obama Signs Law Which Prohibits Unfair EU Taxation Of U.S. Aviation

November 28, 2012 – President Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to stop the United States’ participation in a costly European Union (EU) scheme to impose an emissions tax on American and other nations’ aircraft  Read More


‘Out Of Africa’ De Havilland DH 60GMW Gipsy Moth Bi-Plane To Be Auctioned Off

November 28, 2012 – Bonhams which a privately owned British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques will auction off the 1929 De Havilland DH 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane Read More


Bombardier Receives Largest Aircraft Order In Its History Worth Over $3 Billion

November 27, 2012 - Bombardier announced the largest business aircraft sale in its history. VistaJet, a low-cost airline based in Canada and a world leading luxury aviation company and exclusive operator of Bombardier business aircraft, has  Read More


Cessna Signs Contract To Build Caravan Aircraft In China For The Chinese Market

November 27, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement  Read More


Washington Airports Authority A Poster Child For Corruption

November 21, 2012 - The Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee called the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) a poster child for corruption, and called for significant steps to improve the Authority’s management of D.C.  Read More


St. Charles County Man Pleads Guilty To Pointing A Laser Police Helicopter

November 21, 2012 - Michael Brandon Smith, 35, formerly of O’Fallon, Missouri, pled guilty to pointing a laser at Metro St. Louis Air Support Police helicopter on May 18, 2012. According to court documents, on May  Read More


68 Year Old Man Who Shot A Crop Duster Plane Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

November 20, 2012 - James R. Cate, 68, appeared in federal court in Lubbock, Texas, on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings and pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging the federal felony offense of making a  Read More


DOT’s OIG issues report on FAA Contract Towers, Improved Oversight Needed

November 20, 2012 - The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of the Federal Contract Tower Program  Read More


Learjet 85 Jet, FTV1 To Be Fitted With Its New Wings

November 19, 2012 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that the first wing shipment for its Learjet 85 jet has arrived at the Wichita assembly line and is now in the process of being readied for mating to the fuselage of Flight Test Vehicle one (FTV1). The Learjet 85  Read More


Grumman Selects Garmin Integrated Flight Deck For The New Firebird

November 19, 2012 - Northrop Grumman has selected Garmin to supply the avionics suite for the new Firebird, an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions  Read More


FAA Revokes Riggs Pilots License After Death Of Business Partner And Passenger

November 16, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday revoked David Glen Riggs pilot license. You may have remembered him when he buzzed the Santa Monica Pier in 2008, as low a 50 feet in an Aero  Read More


F-22 Raptor Stealth Aircraft Crashed At Tyndall AFB

November 16, 2012 - The pilot of a F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron, safely ejected as the jet crashed on Thursday around 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force Base one-quarter mile east of the drone runway. Despite initial media speculation, there are  Read More


House Votes To Halt EU Air Tax

November 15, 2012 – The U.S. House approved legislation to ensure the United States will not participate in a costly European Union (EU) scheme to tax American and other nations’ aircraft operators and air carriers, for their emissions when flying into  Read More


Markus Bucher Takes Over As CEO Of Pilatus Aircraft

November 15, 2012 - At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Switzerland based Pilatus Aircraft members voted to elect Markus Bucher as the new CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board with effect from  Read More


Cessna To Assemble And Sell Citation XLS+ Business Jets In China

November 14, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA South China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with  Read More


NTSB'S Most Wanted List For 2013, General Aviation Safety Listed As One Of The Top Ten

November 14, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its 2013 Most Wanted List, with six of the ten issues focusing on highway travel where most transportation fatalities take place and  Read More


One Of The Original Tuskegee Airmen, Lt Colonel Herbert Carter Dies

November 13, 2012 - Retired Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Carter, 93, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Nov. 8 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama. Carter was a member of the original cadre of the 99th  Read More


Boeing Outsourcing 787 Pilots To Non Company Workers To Perform Flight Training

November 13, 2012 - The saga of 787 outsourcing at The Boeing Company turned a new chapter today as the aerospace giant moved forward with plans to send non-Boeing temporary pilots to provide flight crew training. For Read More


Drug Smuggling Helicopter Pilot Sentenced To 10 Years

November 8, 2012 - Henry Rosenau was one of the Canadian masterminds behind a massive northern border drug smuggling operation, he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiracy to import marijuana. Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was  Read More


FAA, Airlines And Labor Unions To Share Safety Information With The NTSB

November 8, 2012 - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized  Read More


NRC Flies The World’s First Civil Jet Powered By 100 Percent Biofuel

November 7, 2012 - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) achieved a major milestone for the aviation industry as it flew the first civil jet powered by 100 percent unblended biofuel. This historic flight symbolizes a significant Read More


First African American Air Force Academy Graduate, Charles Bush Passes Away

November 7, 2012 - The first African-American to graduate from the Air Force Academy passed away on Tuesday today at his home in Lolo, Mont. Charles Vernon Bush, Class of 1963, entered the Academy with his two  Read More


Honda Aircraft Company Begins Hondajet Production

November 6, 2012 - Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has commenced production on the much anticipated HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet. The company also highlighted key testing milestones that have been successfully accomplished with the HondaJet  Read More


The FAA Upgrades Israel’s Aviation Safety Rating To Category 1

November 6, 2012 - Honda Aircraft Company announced that it has commenced production on the much anticipated HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet. The company also highlighted key testing milestones that  Read More


OIG Issues Report On Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

November 5, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Israel complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation  Read More


Atlanta Police Mourn Loss Of Two Officers In Tragic Helicopter Crash

November 4, 2012 - The City of Atlanta Police Department (APD) lost two officers in a helicopter crash late Saturday night. The Department’s Air Unit had been called to assist with a search for a missing 9-year-old boy in northwest Atlanta  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft To Serve As Title Sponsor For Classroom In The Sky

November 1, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) executives joined Barrington Irving on Tuesday at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando to launch Classroom in the Sky  Read More


WECO GM, Jerry Kuwata Pleads Guilty To Recklessly Endangering Aircraft

November 1, 2012 - Jerry Edward Kuwata, 63, of Granite Bay, pleaded guilty Tuesday to recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. WECO Aerospace  Read More


Cessna Selects Garmin G5000 Flight Deck For New Citation Sovereign

November 1, 2012 - Garmin a global leader in satellite navigation announced that Cessna Aircraft Company has selected the Garmin G5000 integrated avionics system for the new Citation Sovereign unveiled at the National  Read More


Students In Grades 1-12 To Participate In Alaska Airlines Paint The Plane Contest

November 1, 2012 - Alaska Airlines, in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Education and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, has appointed a 10-member judging panel for its statewide "Paint the Plane" contest  Read More

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