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Sandy Responsible For Numerous Flight Delays And Cancelations

October 28, 2012 - On Sunday cities and towns across the Northeast have been preparing for a super storm with forecasters warning New York could be in particular threat. Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the mid-Atlantic coast including long island  Read More


EC225 LP Super Puma Helicopter May Have A Gearbox Shaft Problem

October 28, 2012 - The United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has published a Special Bulletin on the S6/2012 - EC225 LP Super Puma, G-CHCN helicopter, the bulletin appears to make a link between  Read More


Summit Aviation Awarded AOPA Outstanding Flight School Award

October 28, 2012 - During the annual AOPA (the Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association) meeting in Palm Springs, CA, Summit Aviation was one of five flight schools to receive the Flight Training Excellence Award for Outstanding Flight School. The award was created to  Read More


2012 Antarctic Ozone Hole Second Smallest In 20 Years

October 28, 2012 - The average area covered by the Antarctic ozone hole this year was the second smallest in the last 20 years, according to data from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites. Scientists attribute the change to warmer Read More


EAA President CEO Rod Hightower Resigns, Effective Immediately

October 23, 2012 - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) CEO, Rod Hightower on Monday resigned "effective immediately", directly after a Board of Directors meeting during which former Cessna CEO Jack J. Pelton was elected  Read More


Boeing, Samsung Form Venture To Develop Flight Entertainment And Communications

October 23, 2012 - Boeing and Samsung announced on Monday that they will explore working together to research and develop technologies that improve in-flight entertainment and communications, as well as enhance factory  Read More


FAA Approves Seven More Passenger Portable Oxygen Concentrator Onboard Aircraft

October 23, 2012 - There's good news for airline passengers who need to use medical oxygen. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved seven additional portable oxygen concentrator models for use aboard airplanes  Read More


First Airbus A350 XWB Tail Gets Insignia Painted With Environmentally Friendly Paint

October 23, 2012 - The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse, France sporting the well known Airbus blue and white insignia. This is the first A350 XWB component to be  Read More


FAA Approves Type Certification For The Sikorsky S-76DTM Helicopter

October 22, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Type Certificate for the S-76D helicopter, moving the aircraft forward to its highly anticipated delivery into the medium-sized marketplace. The FAA  Read More


Airport Passengers Using Wheelchairs To Get Through Airport Security Quicker

October 22, 2012 - As airline security grows slower and more stringent, more and more travellers are using the wheelchair services provided by airlines to get through lines quicker. JustWalkers’ Bryan Mercer comments on  Read More


Assembly Of Bombardier Cseries Flight Test Aircraft Underway

October 22, 2012 - Bombardier Aerospace announced on Monday that the cockpit and all fuselage sections for the CSeries aircraft’s first flight test vehicle (FTV1) have arrived at Mirabel, Québec, and that the assembly of FTV1  Read More


NASA Fires Up BE-3 Liquid Oxygen And Hydrogen Rocket Engine

October 22, 2012 - NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Blue Origin has successfully fired the thrust chamber assembly for its new 100,000 pound thrust BE-3 liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen rocket engine. As   Read More


Airbus And GEDC Push For Diversity In Engineering At Universities Worldwide

October 21, 2012 - Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer and Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the leading organization for engineering education, launch an award to recognize individuals who have been pro active in  Read More


American Airlines To Hire More Than 1,500 Flight Attendants Over The Next Year

October 21, 2012 - American Airlines announced plans to bring more than 1,500 new flight attendants onboard over the next year. American will begin the process of recruitment and hiring in November, with the first new-hire class  Read More


American Airlines Employee Who Led Drug Enterprise Gets Life Sentence

October 19, 2012 - A former American Airlines baggage handler was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his leadership of an international drug trafficking organization. This sentencing comes as a result of an  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft To Emerge From Chapter 11 As Beechcraft Corporation

October 19, 2012 - Hawker Beechcraft, (Hawker Beechcraft) announced that it intends to emerge from Chapter 11 protection as a standalone company. Hawker Beechcraft also announced that it is no longer  Read More


Fedex And Overseas Vote To Offer Absentee Ballot Delivery For Presidential Election

October 18, 2012 - As Americans prepare to vote for the next U.S. President on November 6th, FedEx and Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) want to ensure the votes cast by citizens living abroad are delivered on time to the thousands of local  Read More


Cessna 172 Takes Flight Powered Solely By A Battery Powered Electric Engine 

October 18, 2012 - Panacis is announced that a fully electric Cessna 172 has successfully flown multiple times powered by Panacis’ advanced lithium batteries. The aircraft, designed by Colorado-based Beyond Aviation  Read More


Federal Court In Sydney Orders Emirates Airlines To Pay $10 Million For Price Fixing

October 17, 2012 - The Federal Court in Sydney has ordered Emirates to pay a total of $10 million in penalties for engaging in cartel conduct in breach of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (now the Competition and  Read More


Boeing Begins Production Of KC-46 Tanker Refueling Boom

October 17, 2012 - Boeing this week begins assembling the first refueling boom for the U.S. Air Force's next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft in the KC-46 Boom Assembly Center that opened on Tuesday at Boeing Field in Seattle. Maureen Dougherty, KC-46 vice  Read More


Southwest Airlines Names Randy Babbitt As Senior Vice President Of Labor Relations

October 16, 2012 - Southwest Airlines has hired J. Randolph "Randy" Babbitt as Senior Vice President of Labor Relations to direct and oversee the carrier's labor related activities. Babbitt will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Mike  Read More


Pinnacle Airlines In Bankruptcy Court To Reject Labor Contracts Of Some 2,700 Pilots

October 16, 2012 - Delta Connection Pilots Support Pinnacle Pilots’ Quest to Maintain Industry Standards, Bankruptcy Court Hearings Begin today to Consider Company’s Request to Invalidate CBA. Delta Connection Pilot  Read More


Icebridge Resumes Flights Over Antarctica To Study Earth's Changing Polar Ice

October 15, 2012 - Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning another campaign over Antarctica. Now in its fourth year, IceBridge's return to  Read More


Felix Baumgartner First Man To Break The Speed Of Sound In Freefall

October 15, 2012 - Austria's Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books on Sunday after overcoming concerns with the power for his visor heater that impaired his vision and nearly jeopardized the mission. Baumgartner  Read More


Mission 26, Space Shuttle Endeavour To Embark On Road-Trip Through LA Streets

October 12, 2012 - After logging nearly 123 million miles in flight, the space shuttle Endeavour will travel its final 12 miles on the ground through the streets of Los Angeles where it will dock one last time at the California Science Center (CSC)  Read More


FAA Issues Updated Airport Design Advisory Circular, First Major Rewrite In 20 Years

October 12, 2012 - The FAA’s Office of Airports recently updated the Airport Design Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-13A, the first major rewrite of the AC in more than 20 years.  This AC is critical to the aviation industry  Read More


Former WECO Air Repair Station Owner Indicted For Fraudulent Aircraft Repairs

October 12, 2012 - A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment on Thursday charging William Hugh Weygandt, 63, of Granite Bay, with conspiracy to commit fraud involving aircraft parts. According to  Read More


Alaska Airlines Signs Largest Aircraft Order In Its History For 50 Boeing Aircraft

October 12, 2012 - Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced an order for 50 Boeing aircraft, including the 737 MAX—the new engine variant of the world's best-selling airliner. The aircraft, which will be delivered between 2015 and  Read More


BAE And EADS End Merger Talks Good News For Aerospace Giant The Boeing Co.

October 11, 2012 - In a deal that would have made BAE And EADS the largest aerospace manufacture collapsed on Wednesday when the two companies called off talks. Following the announcements made by BAE Systems and EADS on  Read More


NTSB, Aggressive Test Flight Schedule, Pilot Errors Led To Crash Of Gulfstream G650

October 11, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board determined on Wednesday that the probable cause of the crash of an experimental Gulfstream G650, N652GD on April 2, 2011, in Roswell, N.M., was the  Read More


GAO Report - Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify And Mitigate Safety Risks

October 11, 2012 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress, often called the "congressional watchdog," has put together a report entitled "General  Read More


LAX Passenger Arrested After Carrying Smoke Grenade, Gas Masks, Body Bags

October 11, 2012 - A body-armor-clad Boston man who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on a flight from Japan Friday is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court on a charge of transporting  Read More


American Pilots Face Retrial In One Of Brazil’s Deadliest Aviation Accident

October 10, 2012 - American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino to be retried in court for their role in the deaths of 154 people that were killed in a midair collision over Amazon jungle between a Boeing 737-800 and the  Read More


Qatar Airways To Join One Of The World's Largest Global Airline Alliances

October 10, 2012 - Qatar Airways is to join oneworld, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. Qatar Airways, named Airline of the Year for the past two  Read More


American Airlines Files Motion Seeking Order To Repay Certain Aircraft Financings

October 10, 2012 - American Airlines, its parent company, AMR Corporation and certain of AMR's other subsidiaries on Tuesday filed a motion with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New  Read More


Rolls-Royce Awarded F405 Engine Services Contract For Navy T-45 Aircraft

October 10, 2012 - Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been awarded a $103.3 million MissionCare contract by the US Department of Defense to provide support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US  Read More


Labor Union Charges Boeing with Unfair Labor Practices During A Lunch Time Event

October 9, 2012 - Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges were filed Friday against The Boeing Company after the aerospace giant reportedly videotaped union members engaged in solidarity marches to support contract negotiations, seized  Read More


Alaska Airlines And Horizon Air Flights Delayed Or Canceled Due To Internet Outage

October 9, 2012 - A Sprint fiber network cable severed in the Seattle area significantly delayed Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights on Monday. Sprint provides the airlines with connectivity to SABRE, the system the carriers  Read More


FAA Certifies S-TEC System 55X Autopilot For The WACO YMF-F5C And 5D Aircraft

October 9, 2012 - WACO Classic Aircraft, the FAA certified manufacturer of the world's most desirable open cockpit sport biplanes, announced a groundbreaking achievement on Monday, with the FAA  Read More


ABM To Acquire Air Serv, Provider Of Aviation Facility Management Services

October 9, 2012 - ABM a leading provider of integrated facility solutions announced a definitive agreement to acquire Air Serv Corporation for approximately $158 million in cash, subject to certain closing adjustments. Air  Read More


NASA Aerodynamics Legend, Richard T. Whitcomb Enters Aviation Hall Of Fame

October 8, 2012 - Aeronautics engineer Richard T. Whitcomb, whose legendary NASA research contributions made supersonic flight practical, joined other aerospace pioneers in the National Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday. The National  Read More


General Aviation Pilots May Soon Be Paying A Landing Fee At Macarthur Airport

October 8, 2012 - The Town of Islip on Long Island, in New York will vote on Tuesday on whether Long Island MacArthur Airport will charge a general aviation landing fee at the airport. If approved by Islip Town Board the fees would  Read More


Aircraft Laser Attacks Are On The Rise Posing A Serious Threat To Aviation Security

October 7, 2012 - If you’ve ever thought about pointing a hand held laser at an aircraft of any kind, think again. It’s highly dangerous and a federal crime. The number of laser attacks in the U.S. is on the rise. Incidents are projected  Read More


TSA Officer Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Through Airport

October 7, 2012 - Ex-TSA Officer Timothy G. Gregory, 26, of DeKalb County, Georgia, pleaded guilty to conspiring and attempting to smuggle cocaine through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, announced Sally  Read More


Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems Cited For Exposing Workers To Safety Hazards

October 6, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. with 28 serious safety violations at its Fort Worth work site for exposing workers to "struck-by," Read More


Brazil's Largest Low Cost Airline To Purchase 60 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

October 6, 2012 - Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes announced GOL's purchase of 60 737 MAX airplanes. GOL plans to use the new super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. The order  Read More


Driven By Globalization Trade Air Cargo Growth Expected To Be 5.2 Percent Annually

October 5, 2012 - Boeing said that the global air cargo market will expand at a 5.2 percent annual rate over the next 20 years. According to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast 2012/2013, growth will be driven by world gross domestic  Read More


Global Hawk Aircraft Fly Close Formation, Program Moves Closer To Aerial Refueling

October 5, 2012 - Northrop Grumman, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA's  Read More


Philadelphia International Airport Employee Foils International Drug Smuggling

October 4, 2012 - Nearly two years ago today, Philadelphia International Airport came to a grinding halt as a security incident was discovered on a Bermuda-bound US Airways aircraft. This security incident turned out to be a drug smuggling  Read More


Court To Hear Case On Student Detained At Airport For English Arabic Flashcards

October 4, 2012 - The American Civil Liberties Union will argue tomorrow in federal appeals court on behalf of Nick George, a college student who was interrogated, handcuffed and detained for nearly five hours at the Philadelphia  Read More


Unable To Meet Payroll Obligations Kingfisher Airlines Employees Remain On Strike

October 3, 2012 - Striking engineers and pilots at Kingfisher Airlines met today with management of the India based air carrier to discuss employee back pay of seven months. The airline informed their workers it would only  Read More


GECAS, Boeing Finalize Order For Up To 100 737 Maxs And Next-Generation 737s

October 3, 2012 - GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric and Boeing finalized a firm order for 85 737s, which includes 75 737 MAX 8s and 10 Next-Generation Read More


Spirit Airlines To Charge As Much As 100 Dollars For A Carry-On Bag

October 2, 2012 - Spirit Airlines' to begin charging $100 for a carry-on bag brought onto the aircraft, the air carrier reports it will help to speed the boarding process, ensured sufficient overhead space for all carry-on bags, and it has helped reduce Read More


70 Years Ago America’s First Jet Took Off Powered By GE Engines

October 2, 2012 - There were no television cameras to record the top-secret flight, no flowers and champagne to greet the pilot. But his landing has changed the world and the way we live and travel. On October 2, 1942, test pilot Laurence C. “Bill” Craigie  Read More


American Airlines Flight 443 Seats Come Loose In Flight - Outsourcing Maintenance

October 1, 2012 - For a second time in three days American Airlines is faced with serious maintenance issues with its aircraft. In both incidents the aircraft seats came loose from its track while in flight. Today American Airlines Flight 443 out of  Read More


European Aviation Safety Agency Sets Flight Time Limitations For Commercial Pilots

October 1, 2012 - The UK’s aviation safety regulator today welcomed new EU rules that will standardize working hours for European airline pilots. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the new rules will benefit UK passengers and Read More

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