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Couple Sues Aircraft Maintenance Company After Tail Section Falls Off At 15,000 FT

August 31, 2013 - Joseph Skilken, his wife Karen, their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, along with his parents-in-law departed from Port Columbus International Airport (KCMH) on May 31 at about 9:50 AM for Colorado Springs in their   Read More


OIG Report, FAA Making Progress Improvements Needed In Its ATC Facility Training

August 31, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train more than 11,700 new air traffic controllers through fiscal year 2021. This presents significant challenges for the Agency, as new controllers  Read More


El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seizes Ultra-Light Aircraft And $500,000 In Drugs

August 30, 2013 – Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) have turned to new methods of smuggling by air. One method that has emerged in recent years has been the use of ultralight aircraft. Under the cover of darkness, ultralights fly across  Read More


Boeing Launches 787 Flight Training Campus In Miami

August 30, 2013 – On Thursday Boeing marked the launch of its 787 Dreamliner customer training campus in Miami, it is the company's largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are Boeing’s first two customers to train on  Read More


Fatal Crash, Owner Knew Aircraft Was Not Airworthy When He Took Up Buyers

August 28, 2013 - NTSB report indicates owner of a Socata TB 10 "Tobago" knew aircraft was not airworthy at the time he took the buyers up in a pre-purchase flight examination and was told the day of the crash the  Read More


Bombardier To Sell 100 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft To Russia

August 28, 2013 - Bombardier and Rostekhnologii ("Rostec"), a state corporation controlled by the Russian Federation, today announced that they signed a series of preliminary agreements that include a letter of intent (LOI) for the  Read More


Former United Airlines Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty In Making False Bomb Threats

August 28, 2013 - A German national who used to work for United Airlines pleaded guilty Monday to making false bomb threats against flights operated by the international air carrier. Patrick Cau, aka Patrick Kaiser, 40, who recently relocated  Read More


ANA Holdings Purchases Pan Am International Flight Academy

August 28, 2013 - Pan Am International Flight Academy and Pan Am Holdings, Inc. (collectively “Pan Am”) announced it has been purchased by ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd, one of the leading airlines in the world for Read More


American Airlines Pilot Held In Jail, Desire To Torture, Rape, Massacre Young Children

August 27, 2013 - A 23 year American Airlines veteran pilot Christopher S. Holmes, 55, of Wilton Manors, Florida remains behind bars at Broward County Jail on charges of possessing a laptop in which photos were discovered Read More


Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.4 Percent

August 27, 2013 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,441 workers in June 2013, 2.4 percent fewer than in June 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Scheduled passenger airline  Read More


Retired NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Prepares For Move To Its Permanent Home

August 26, 2013 - Executives from Boeing and Space Center Houston, the official visitor’s center for NASA-Johnson Space Center, recently announced plans to permanently relocate NASA 905, a retired Boeing 747 airplane known  Read More


A Set Back For Cessna’s Diesel Powered 182 Turbo Skylane JT-A Aircraft

August 26, 2013 - Cessna’s newest civil aviation aircraft the 182 Turbo Skylane JT-A, N9008H, which is in development and classified as  “experimental” by the FAA, had to make an emergency landing after departing from  Read More


Swift Air Obtains Conditional Approval In Bankruptcy Court

August 26, 2013 - On Friday the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona granted conditional approval to Swift Air of its proposed second amended disclosure statement and authorized the company to immediately begin the process of soliciting creditor acceptances of its  Read More


First Production Citation M2 Takes Flight

August 26, 2013 - On Friday Cessna Aircraft celebrated as the first production unit of its newest business jet, the Citation M2, took its maiden flight out of the company’s Independence, Kan., facility. The M2 was announced back in September of 2011 with a Read More


Boeing Rolls Out First 787-9 Dreamliner

August 24, 2013 - Boeing has completed the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The second member of the super-efficient 787 family rolled out of the Everett, Washington factory today to the flight line, where teams are preparing it to fly later this summer. At 20  Read More


Airline Passenger Travel Up 1.7 Percent Over Last Years Numbers

August 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 64.8 million systemwide  scheduled service passengers in May  Read More


EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Dies At 91 To Cancer

August 22, 2013 – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) founder Paul Poberezny, passed away this morning to cancer, he was 91 (born September 14, 1921). The career of Poberezny includes nearly 30 years of distinguished military service as a pilot, test pilot and Read More


FAA Issues Policy To Improve Workplace Safety For Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

August 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), today  Read More


NASA Crashes Helicopter To Study Safety

August 21, 2013 - NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data. The crash is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug  Read More


FAA Issues AD On Elevator Balance Weights On Beechcraft Aircraft

August 20, 2013 - The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) on certain Beechcraft aircraft as a result of reports of elevator balance weights becoming loose or failing because the balance weight material was under  Read More


DOJ Files Enforcement Actions Against Aviation Fuel International And Its Former Owner

August 15, 2013 - The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division files enforcement actions against Aviation Fuel International and its former owner Sean E. Wagner in the U.S. District Court Southern  Read More


Cessna Completes First Citation Latitude Fuselage

August 14, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft announced at the Latin American Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil that the company has completed the first fuselage for its forthcoming mid-size business jet, the Citation  Read More


2ND Deadly Plane Crash For UPS, Two Pilots Killed On Approach Birmingham Airport

August 14, 2013 - At 6:11 AM a United Parcel Service (UPS) Airbus A300-600, Flight 1354, N155UP, out of Louisville, Kentucky crashed on approach to Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alabama, both the  Read More


Justice Department Files Lawsuit To Block American Airlines And US Airways Merger

August 13, 2013 - The Department of Justice, six state attorneys general and the District of Columbia, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to block the proposed merger of American Airlines  Read More


Unmanned Aircraft Makes Continuous Flight For More Than Nine Hours

August 12, 2013 -  AeroVironment announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company's proven Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company's newest  Read More


Rockwell Commander Goes Down On Approach To Tween Airport Killing Four

August 11, 2013 – On Friday a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B, N13622 crashed on approach for Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, Connecticut killing the pilot, his son and two children on the ground. The Read More


Rockwell Collins To Purchase ARINC For $1.39 Billion

August 11, 2013 - Rockwell Collins announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, and a leader in communications and information processing solutions for the commercial aviation  Read More


Turkish Pilots Kidnapped By Zuwwar al-Imam Rida Gunmen

August 10, 2013 - On Friday two Turkish Airlines pilots were kidnapped whilst traveling on a bus going from Beirut airport to their crew hotel. They are now being held hostage by a terrorist group called Zuwwar al-Imam Rida. The group reported they would Read More


ALPA Readies Aviation Industry For New Rule To Combat Pilot Fatigue

August 8, 2013 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hosted a special meeting this week bringing together representatives from government agencies, airlines, and aviation labor groups to ensure that all parties  Read More


NTSB, Annual Aviation Statistics General Aviation Accidents Continue To Fall

August 6, 2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing U.S. civil aviation accidents fell from 1,550 in 2011 to 1,539 in 2012. For the third year in row,  Read More


GE Completes Acquisition Of Italy Based Avio An Aviation Supplier

August 5, 2013 - GE has completed the acquisition of Italy based aviation business, Avio S.p.A., a leading, provider of civil and military aviation components and systems. The purchase price was $4.3 billion U.S. The purchase  Read More


Experts To Gather At Bird Strike North America Conference In Milwaukee

August 5, 2013 - Leading international wildlife experts, airport operations professionals, regulators, and other aviation industry representatives will gather August 12-15 in Milwaukee at the 2013 Bird Strike North  Read More


NTSB, Accelerated Stall, Pilot Error Caused Crash Killing Father And Daughter

August 4, 2013 - The NTSB has ruled that pilot, Todd Parfitt, 50, lacked recent flight experience which lead to his death and the death of his daughter, Nicole Parfitt, 14, after their aircraft entered into an accelerated stall  Read More


SC A Beech D55 Aircraft Crashes, All Three Occupants May Have Been Still Alive

August 4, 2013 - On Saturday just after 1 PM a 1968 Beech D55 twin engine aircraft, N7641N crashed into a residential neighborhood of Wood Creek, South Carolina killing all three onboard. The aircraft was on approach returning Read More


LCA Billboard to Be Used In LAX Protest Against Air France's Monkey Business

August 4, 2013 - Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has brought mainstream attention to Air France's primate transportation policy by posting a massive billboard near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Century Blvd. In  Read More


Jeppesen Enters Into Agreement With Rockwell Collins On Electronic Charts

August 3, 2013 - Jeppesen has entered into an agreement with Rockwell Collins to automatically and securely transfer electronic charts via Wi-Fi and cellular networks using Rockwell Collins’ Ascend Aircraft Information Manager Read More


Cessna Completes Production Of First Citation M2

August 2, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the first production unit of the Citation M2, Cessna’s newest business jet, exiting the company’s manufacturing facility in Independence, Kansas. Deliveries of the M2 are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013  Read More


FAA Streamlines Aircraft Certification

August 2, 2013 - The FAA is streamlining aircraft certification and approval processes to keep pace with technological advancements in aviation products and to help the United States maintain global competitiveness. The plan responds to recommendations  Read More


FAA Approves Weight Increase On The ICON A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft

August 1, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft’s petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON’s A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) up to a  Read More


Cessna Makes Flawless First Production Flight For The Cessna Citation X

August 1, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating another program milestone for the world’s fastest civilian aircraft, the Citation X. The first production unit of the new Citation X took its maiden flight this week, Read More

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