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President CEO, Mike Houghton Forced Out From Reno Air Racing Association

December 30, 2013 - Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) reported on Monday that they have let Mike Houghton, RARA president & CEO go. Houghton’s departure was due in part to a restructuring of the organization and the fact that RARA Read More


FAA Selects Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research And Test Sites

December 30, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. These  Read More


Boeing And Community Leaders Put Pressure On IAM Members For A Yes Vote

December 30, 2013 - On Monday Boeing had indicated that a yes vote by the Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) would ensure the 777X airplane (production, wings  Read More


Textron, Parent Company To Cessna And Bell Helicopter Will Acquire Beechcraft

December 26, 2013 - Textron Inc announced that it has reached agreement to purchase all outstanding equity interests in Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, for approximately $1.4  Read More


Cessna Receives FAA Certification, Begins Deliveries Of New Citation Sovereign+

December 23, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft is today beginning deliveries of the newly certified Citation Sovereign+ midsize business jet. The new Citation Sovereign+, whose name now includes a “+” to more clearly differentiate  Read More


Cessna Celebrates Citation M2 FAA Certification And First Deliveries

December 23, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft celebrates first deliveries of the Citation M2 light jet following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. Brad Thress, Cessna senior vice president of business jets, said  Read More


Court Rules Pilot Can Keep Aircraft After Being Arrested For Running Alcohol

December 22, 2013 - Alaska District Court Judge, Patrick Hammers ruled that Ken Jouppi, age 70 owner of Ken Air LLC an air taxi operator in Fairbanks could keep his Cessna 206, N72222 after he was arrested and charged with aiding in  Read More


HondaJet Achieves FAA Type Inspection Authorization

December 22, 2013 - Honda Aircraft Company announced two significant milestones in the development of the world’s most advanced light jet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the first Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) certificate for the  Read More


The Bombing Of Pan Am Flight 103, 25 Years Later

December 21, 2013 - A quarter of a century has passed since the tragic events of December 21, 1988. But to some, it seems like only yesterday that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 people on board—including 189 Americans and 11  Read More


Report Indicates Pilot Intentionally Brought Down Plane That Killed All 33 Onboard

December 21, 2013 – The chairman of Mozambican Civil Aviation Institute, Joao Abreu said today that flight recordings have confirm "there was an intention to crash the plane," that killed all six crewmembers and 27 passengers  Read More


Solar Impulse Pilots Prepare For Round The World Flight

December 20 2013 – Solar Impulse Pilot, Bertrand Piccard completed the 72 hour non-stop flight simulation begun 3 days earlier in Dübendorf. After André Borschberg in 2012, Bertrand confronted the human challenge of very long flights and drew many lessons in  Read More


Northrop Grumman, NASA Fly Global Hawk For First Time To Study Canadian Arctic

December 19, 2013 - Northrop Grumman, the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and a team of international science organizations successfully flew a Northrop Grumman-produced NASA Global Hawk unmanned  Read More


OIG Report, More Data Needed To Understand Flight Delays And Their Causes

December 18, 2013 - The causes and impacts of flight delays and cancellations continue to be a key concern for Congress, the Department of Transportation, the airline industry, and the flying public. In the Federal  Read More


Challenges The FAA Faces With Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

December 16, 2013 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) vendors and end-users in the United States wait rather impatiently as the Federal Aviation Administration works on regulations that will allow the use of drones or unmanned  Read More


Boeing Plans South Carolina Expansion Activities

December 13, 2013 - Boeing announced that it will begin construction in the second half of 2014 on a new paint facility on its main campus in North Charleston, S.C. The company expects to begin painting fully assembled 787 Dreamliners in South  Read More


American Airlines Signs Agreement To Purchase Up To 70 CRJ900 Regional Jets

December 12, 2013 - Bombardier announced that American Airlines has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and has also taken options on an additional 40. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen  Read More


Former American Airlines Pilot Makes Outrageous Anti-Gay Claims

December 11, 2013 - David Agema was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam, when the war ended he gained employment for American Airlines. Agema worked for American Airlines as a pilot and upon his retirement he ran and Read More


Boeing 777X Wind Tunnel Testing Under Way

December 10, 2013 - Boeing announced that low-speed wind tunnel tests have begun for the Boeing 777X, a major milestone in airplane development. Boeing officially launched the 777X at the 2013 Dubai Airshow in November 2013, announcing a  Read More


Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Airline Immunity Under ATSA Act Wisconsin Airlines VS Hoeper

December 9, 2013 - The United States Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation vs. William L. Hoeper, a former pilot with the airline. The court will determine whether Wisconsin Read More


Republic Airways Completes Sale Of Frontier Airlines To Venture Capital Firm

December 4, 2013 - Republic Airways Holdings Inc. announced that on Tuesday it has closed on the sale of Frontier Airlines for $36 million plus assumed debt to an investment fund, Indigo Partners LLC. Effective upon the closing of the Read More


Shell Oil Develops Lead Free Gas For GA Aircraft And Helicopters

December 3, 2013 - Shell reports it has developed a lead-free replacement for Aviation Gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL). Shell will begin a strict regulatory approvals process. Avgas is one of the last common transportation fuels to contain lead and is Read More


Law Enforcement Intercepted Ultra-Light Smuggling Ten Bundles Of Marijuana

December 3, 2013 - Agents with Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and the U.S. Border Patrol interrupted a drug smuggling attempt by an ultra-light aircraft near the Brown Field  Read More


Teen Wins Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award For Helicopter Concept

December 3, 2013 - Sikorsky Aircraft has given a 15-year-old Tennessee teenager its 2013 Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award and a $1,000 scholarship check for imagining an electrically driven helicopter designed specifically to serve Read More


Exciting Changes To The 2014 Bahamas And Caribbean Pilots Guide

December 3, 2013 - The Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot’s Guide, in its 35th year, has some exciting new changes for 2014. The Pilot’s Guide has been split into two books: A Bahamas Pilot’s Guide for the Islands of the Bahamas, and a Read More

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