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National Air Cargo Boeing 747 Crashes Just After Takeoff Killing All Onboard

April 30, 2013 - On Monday a National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400, N949CA crashed just after takeoff from the U.S. operated air base, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan at 11:20 a.m. local time. All seven crewmembers onboard were killed and thRead More


FAA Certified ATR 600 Series Regional Aircraft

April 30, 2013 - Aircraft manufacturer ATR announce that the newest ATR 600 series' aircraft has received certification from the FAA. This certification, for both the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600, will enable the entry into service of these new aircraft  Read More


New GE Aviation Plant Will Use Lasers To Build Jet Engines

April 30, 2013 - Taking a break from drilling holes in exotic alloys with a powerful laser beam, Hongqiang Chen peers into the near future. “Manufacturing workers will soon be like Jedi Knights, wielding laser tools that cut, weld and scribe advanced metal and ceramic  Read More


SpaceShipTwo Breaks The Speed Of Sound In First Rocket Powered Flight

April 30, 2013 - On Monday Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket powered flight of its  Read More


UK Civil Aviation Authority Secures Compensation For Delayed Passengers

April 28, 2013 - Since a European Court judgment six months ago, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has secured $125,166 in compensation for UK passengers hit by delays of over three hours that it considers were within their airline’s Read More


Edwards Completes Tests To Extend KC-135

April 28, 2013 - Known as "The Mighty War Wagon" of the Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force for more than 50 years. With the help of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards, along with  Read More


B.C Court Of Appeal Rules Against Air Canada In Its Fuel Surcharge Ticket Practices

April 28, 2013 - The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled against Air Canada in a class action lawsuit, Unlu v. Air Canada. The case involved the carrier charging passengers a fuel surcharge and labeling it as a tax in which the carrier kept  Read More


Helicopter Pilot Killed Saturday Morning, Wire Strikes - The Hazard To Aviation

April 28, 2013 - On Saturday morning a Bell 206B crashed after clipping power lines in Shepherd, Montana (Shepherd is a Billings suburb located to the northeast). The pilot was sole occupant onboard the Bell 206B. Authorities would  Read More


Jeppesen Teams With Peters Software To Provide EASA ATP Training Materials

April 27, 2013 - Jeppesen has teamed with Peters Software GmbH, a leading provider of training and test preparation software programs for EASA private and commercial pilot license preparation, to deliver airline transport pilot training  Read More


Cessna Caravan Customers Now Have Expanded AOG Service Capabilities

April 27, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced that aircraft on ground (AOG) maintenance will now be available for Cessna's 208 model Caravan at all their factory owned Citation Service Centers.  Cessna's Mobile Service Units  Read More


Congress Passes Reducing Flight Delays Act To Restore Funding For ATC

April 27, 2013 - On Friday the U.S. House passed the Reducing Flight Delays Act (H R 1765) and on Thursday the Senate passed the same bill (S. 853). This legislation will provide the Secretary of Transportation with  Read More


Judge Dismissed Discrimination Suit Brought By 23 Black Pilots At United Continental

April 26, 2013 - California U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney has dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by 23 Black pilots employed with United and Continental Airlines in Johnson v. United Continental, 12-2730  Read More


Senators Introduce The Dependable Air Service Act To Stop ATC Furloughs

April 25, 2013 - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced the Dependable Air Service Act. The legislation would give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  Read More


Man Charged With Impersonating A Pilot Gained Access To A US Airways Cockpit

April 25, 2013 - A French citizen was charged on Tuesday with fraud in connection with his alleged attempt to pose as an Air France pilot at Philadelphia International Airport. The charge is the result of an investigation by U.S.  Read More


Jeppesen Mobile Flitedeck VFR Solution Simplifies The Private Pilot Flying Experience

April 25, 2013 - Jeppesen on Wednesday introduced a pre-release, trial version of Mobile FliteDeck VFR, a new navigation and planning solution designed specifically to enhance the flying experience for  Read More


IATA’s Director General Puts Forth Agenda For US Aviation

April 24, 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented an agenda for aviation in the United States to be a strategic catalyst for growth and development during the second Administration of President Barack Obama. In a speech to the International  Read More


EU Commission To Investigate Proposed Merger Of Olympic Air By Aegean Airlines

April 24, 2013 - The European Commission has opened an in depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of Olympic Air by Aegean Airlines. The companies are the two main Greek airlines  Read More


Cessna Displays Its New Single Engine Aircraft At Aero Friedrichshafen Trade Show

April 24, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company brought their newest single engine products to showcase to the European market at this week's AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation trade show. The TTx and the Grand Caravan EX  Read More


Horizon Air Files Lawsuit To Stop Pilots Rehire Order After Failed Drug Test

April 23, 2013 - Horizon Air operates as a drug free workplace and as a matter of policy conducts random drug test on its employees. As a common carrier the company is required by the Department of Transportation (DOT)  Read More


Sequestration Forces The FAA To Space Arriving Aircraft Due To Employee Furloughs

April 23, 2013 - As a result of employee furloughs due to sequestration, the FAA is implementing traffic management initiatives at airports and facilities around the country. Travelers can expect to see a wide  Read More


TSA Delays Knives On Planes

April 23, 2013 – In the face of a huge backlash from Flight Attendants, nearly every other stakeholder in aviation and the public, the Transportation Security Administration on Monday postponed its plan to allow knives on US flights starting Thursday, April 25. But the 90,000 member Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which has  Read More


ALPA, A4A And RAA File Lawsuit Over Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

April 20, 2013 – Airlines for America (A4A), Air Line Pilots Association, (ALPA) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA), on Friday filed legal action to prevent the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from furloughing air traffic  Read More


Peter Coker Appointed CEO Of Martin Aircraft Company

April 19, 2013 - The Martin Aircraft Company announced the appointment Peter Coker as its new Chief Executive Officer today. Company Chair, Jenny Morel, said the company’s ability to attract a renowned international aviation expert was due to the significant technological  Read More


FAA Approves Boeing 787 Battery System Design Changes

April 19, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today took the next step in returning the Boeing 787 to flight by approving Boeing's design for modifications to the 787 battery system. The changes are designed to address risks at the battery cell level, the battery level  Read More


The FAA’s Progress And Challenges In Advancing Safety Oversight Initiatives

April 17, 2013, 2013 - On Tuesday the Department of Transportation’s Assistant Inspector General for Aviation and Special Programs, Jeffrey B. Guzzetti testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and  Read More


FAA Administrator Before Senate Committee On Safety, Flexibility On Sequester

April 17, 2013 - Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD) questioned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta during yesterday’s “Aviation  Read More


New Citation X First Production Unit Makes Debut

April 15, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company rolled out its first production unit of the new Citation X at the company's Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility. The new aircraft was first announced at NBAA in 2010. The new Citation X is best known for its top  Read More


First Flight Of UK School-Built Light Aircraft

April 13, 2013 - Boeing joins the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to congratulate British students and teachers after the successful first flight of the two-seat light aircraft they constructed. Yateley School in Hampshire became the first school to build and fly the  Read More


Rockefeller, Thune Urge The FAA To Address Safety In Control Tower Closures

April 12, 2013 - Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Thune (R-S.D.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking that the agency implement sequestration cuts using lower priority  Read More


NTSB, Pilot Failed To Depart Icing Conditions Resulting In Plane Crash That Killed 5

April 12, 2013 - In mid December 2011 a Socata TBM 700 aircraft, N731CA, departed Teterboro, New Jersey (TEB) for Atlanta, Georgia (PDK) crashed killing all five onboard following an in-flight loss of aircraft control near  Read More


Airline Tarmac Delays Up, Frontier Airlines With Lowest On-Time Arrival Rates

April 11, 2013 - Airlines reported 34 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights, but no tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in February, according to the U.S. Department of  Read More


United Airlines Makes Management Changes After Race Discrimination Lawsuit

April 11, 2013 - Nearly one year after employees of United Continental Holdings, Inc. filed a lawsuit alleging race discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, the company has announced that Senior Vice President of Flight Operations  Read More


ATP Flight School, Piper Reach Three Year Fleet Purchase Deal For Up To 100 Aircraft

April 10, 2013 - Piper Aircraft and Airline Transport Professionals reached a three year agreement today at SUN ‘n FUN International Fly In and Expo for the sale of multiple Piper Archer TXs. Piper and ATP jointly made the announcement on  Read More


NTSB Determined Pilot Texting Contributed To Errors In Fatal Helicopter Crash

April 10, 2013 - James Freudenberg, a pilot made the decision to depart on a mission despite a critically low fuel level as well as his inability to perform a crucial flight maneuver following the engine flameout from fuel exhaustion  Read More


KC-46 Progress On Track

April 9, 2013 - The top acquisition priority in the Air Force acquiring a new aerial refueling capability is proceeding "on track," Maj. Gen. John Thompson, the program executive officer for Tankers, said. Two years and several key milestones after the contract was awarded, a great deal of progress has been   Read More


Learjet 75 Aircraft Cabin Mock-Up To Make Mexican Debut

April 9, 2013 - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the cabin mock-up of the new Learjet 75 aircraft will make its Mexican debut in Toluca, Mexico from April 18-27, 2013. Launched in May 2012, alongside the new Learjet 70 aircraft, the Learjet 75 aircraft  Read More


Construction Begins On Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line

April 8, 32013 - Airbus manufacturing in the United States advanced another step closer to reality today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly Line officially began. During a groundbreaking ceremony at the Mobile Brookley  Read More


FAA And Port Authority Of NY And NJ Reach Agreement On Airport Safety Violations

April 8, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) have reached a settlement agreement about aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) violations from  Read More


More Than 1,400 Students Explore Aviation Careers At Van Nuys Airport

April 5, 2013 - Today, more than 1,400 high school students, over 40 exhibitors and an array of static aircraft participated in the eighth annual The Sky’s the Limit: Aviation Career Day hosted by MP Aero, Van Nuys Airport (VNY)    Read More


US Airways, 1st Airline To Receive FAA Certification Of Safety Enhancing NextGen Applications

April 5, 2013 - US Airways announced that in partnership with ACSS, an L-3 Communications & Thales Company, the airline has received FAA certification on its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft for  Read More


Eurocopter, Turbomeca And WZL 1 To Build Poland Military Helicopters

April 4, 2013 - Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) today announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) that include the creation of two separate full assembly lines within Poland for   Read More


F-22 Resumes Normal Flight Operations

April 4, 2013 - The F-22 Raptor has resumed normal flight operations after modifications to aircrew life-support equipment were completed across the fleet, including the upper pressure garment and related hoses, valves and connectors. Completion of this Read More


Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman Battles Sexual, Physical Abuse

April 3, 2013 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. We feature the story of Master Sgt. Michelle Blake, who overcame tremendous adversity and has finally found the courage to tell her story. It's often said that joining the military can change a person's  Read More


Boeing Opens New Everett Delivery Center

April 3, 2013 - Boeing today opened its new expanded Everett Delivery Center (EDC), a world-class facility which will be the home of deliveries for the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787. The grand opening ceremony was attended by Boeing employees, customers and  Read More

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