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NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel

February 28, 2013 – Today NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. The Alternative Fuel  Read More


Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Air Shows Potentially On The Budget Chopping Block

February 28, 2013 - The U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps calls for an end to all non-essential flying including air show performances if sequestration cuts are implemented. The International Council of Air Shows  Read More


Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design For U.S. Army

February 28, 2013 - Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft based on Sikorsky’s X2 Technology rotorcraft design for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology  Read More


Dallas Man Pleads Guilty In Aiming A Laser Pointer At A Police Helicopter

February 28, 2013 - Kenneth Santodomingo, aka “Juan Goel Pagan” and “Juan Joel Pagan,” 22, appeared this morning before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor and pleaded guilty to an indictment charging one count of  Read More


Boeing Joins The University of British Columbia In Composite Materials Research

February 27, 2013 - Boeing has become the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network (CRN), helping Canadian scientists to turn new discoveries in composite manufacturing  Read More


NTSB Rules Pilot Loss Control Of Flight In A Arkansas Plane Crash That Killed 4

February 27, 2013 - National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded that the 82 year old former Oklahoma state Senator, commercial rated pilot, Olin Branstetter was responsible for the crash of Piper  Read More


ALPA Calls On U.S. Congress To End Sequester Threat Now

February 26, 2013 - At a news conference held yesterday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), joined members of Congress and travel association representatives in calling for federal lawmakers to  Read More


Asian Pacific Countries To Lead Global Demand For Bigger And More Efficient Aircraft

February 25, 2013 - Asia-Pacific airlines will lead global demand for larger and more eco efficient aircraft types over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast for the region by Airbus. The forecast was  Read More


Gulfstream’s Largest And Fastest Business Jet, G650 Sets Record

February 25, 2013 - Gulfstream’s new flagship aircraft, the ultra large cabin, ultra-long range G650, recently established four city pair speed records in five days, connecting cities in the U.S., Middle East and Russia. “The G650, which entered service just over two  Read More


NJ Court Rules Against Lawsuit Over Airline Not Taking Cash On In-Flight Purchases

February 25, 2013 - Today, a New Jersey Appeals Court ruled against a lawsuit that was filed against Continental Airlines. The suit which was filed by a Continental Airlines passenger, Michael Rosen claimed he was unable to Read More


The Pentagon Suspends Flight Operations Of The F-35 Due To An Engine Crack

February 24, 2013 - A routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade of the F135 engine installed in F-35A aircraft AF-2 operating at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Engineering teams are shipping the engine's  Read More


FAA Planning for $600 Million 2013 Spending Cuts, ATC facility Closures And Layoffs

February 23, 2013 - To prepare for the possibility of a budget sequestration on March 1, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making plans to reduce its expenditures by approximately $600 million for the  Read More


The Gathering Of Warbirds And Legends Our Final Times Together

February 23, 2013 – The Douglas category is more than full, with a confirmed bevy of venerable DC-3s and C-47s locked in at 17 aircraft. Holding on to Slot Number 1 is “Spooky,” a C-47 gunship, operated by the American Flight Museum of Topeka, Kansas, and  Read More


Sequester To Cause Flight Delays And Long Lines For Travelers

February 22, 2013 - Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued strong remarks on the potential impact of looming federal budget cuts on the travel process. He also addressed ensuing economic losses when  Read More


EADS Researchers Battle Against Irksome Winds

February 22, 2013 – At EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company)Innovation Works, the company’s research center, scientists are working on a system that can identify turbulences and gusts already before the aircraft flies into it. It is based Read More


The First International Air Meet Of The 21st Century To Be Held In Durant, Oklahoma

February 21, 2013 - High Velocity Events presents the first annual International Air Meet – Championship Cross Country Air Races to be held June 6-9, 2013 at Durant, Oklahoma. Pilots will head for America’s heartland  Read More


Hawker Beechcraft 390 Jet Crashed Killing Five Of The Seven Onboard

February 21, 2013 - On Wednesday night about 8:30 PM local time a Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I crashed at Thomson-McDuffie County Airport in Thomson, Georgia killing five of the seven people onboard. McDuffie County Sheriff Logan  Read More


Beechcraft Emerges From Chapter 11

February 19, 2013 - Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, announced today it has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a new company well-positioned to compete vigorously in the worldwide business aviation, special mission,  Read More


Airbus Activates “Plan B” For The A350 XWB Batteries

February 15, 2013 - Airbus is confident that the lithium ion (Li-ion) main battery architecture it has been developing with Saft and qualifying for the A350 XWB aircraft is robust and safe. The A350 XWB flight test program will continue as planned with the qualified  Read More


Northrop Begins Next Phase Of Modernizing B-2 Defensive Systems

February 14, 2013 - Northrop Grumman will help drive down costs and speed the availability of new hardware and software upgrades for the B-2 stealth bomber under a recently awarded contract from the U.S. Air Force. The  Read More


Trade-A-Plane Premium Features Available For Print Subscribers

February 13, 2013 - As a leader in the personal and corporate aircraft marketplace, Trade-A-Plane has built a loyal base of subscribers. Those who subscribe to either the standard or premium service are able to access Trade-A-Plane's massive inventory of airplanes and  Read More


FAA Launches Second Phase Of General Aviation Airports Study

February 13, 2013 - The FAA is beginning the second phase of its general aviation (GA) study issued last spring, General Aviation Airports: A National Asset, to further define the role of GA airports. In the original study, the FAA captured the critical and diverse  Read More


FAA And Spanish Aviation Safety And Security Agency Cooperate In Alternative Aviation Fuels

February 12, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation Read More


Air Line Pilots Association, FAA Airline Pilot Fatigue Analysis Flawed

February 12, 2013 - In a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) analysis of its new airline pilot fatigue rules, the administration has seriously overestimated the cost, and undervalued the benefits, of applying the flight  Read More


Mexican Woman Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Heroin At Houston Airport

February 11, 2013 – A Mexican woman pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling nearly two kilograms of heroin in her luggage when she arrived at George Bush-Intercontinental Airport (IAH) from Ecuador, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth  Read More


Airport Officials To Recommend To City Officials A $82 Million Hangar For Google Jets

February 11, 2013 - San José International Airport (SJC) staff officials plan to recommend Signature Flight Support, a global leader in managing corporate aircraft, be awarded a 50 year lease on the Airport’s West  Read More


Pilots Union Files Court Objection To American Republic Capacity Purchase Agreements

February 10, 2013 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), the union that represents the American Eagle pilots, filed a formal objection on Thursday to the capacity purchase agreement recently announced between  Read More


World’s First A380 Facility Fully Open For Business

February 10, 2013 - Dubai Airports and Emirates today announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International. All 20 A380 capable contact gates  Read More


Law Enforcement Seizes 24 Pounds Of Liquid Cocaine At Logan International Airport

February 9, 2013 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Boston Logan International Airport were not deceived by a traveler’s creative drug concealment method when 24 pounds of a liquid cocaine mixture was discovered  Read More


Nemo Causes Numerous Flight Cancelations And Continues To Impact The Northeast

February 9, 2013 – Nemo, a major winter storm has already brought more than 2 feet of snow together with hurricane force wind gusts across New England and Long Island New York. Blizzard warnings are in effect for the entire Read More


Sikorsky Begins Delivering Record S-92 Helicopter Order

February 8, 2013 - Sikorsky Helicopters began delivering the first of 16 completed S-92 helicopters that the Avincis Group will use to provide transportation for its customers’ offshore oil and gas crews and for search and rescue. The aircraft order announced in February  Read More


NTSB Identifies Origin Of JAL Boeing 787 Battery Fire

February 8, 2013 - NTSB identified the origin of the January 7 battery fire that occurred on a Japan Airlines 787 parked at Boston Logan Airport, and said that a focus of the investigation will be on the design and certification requirements of the battery system. "U.S. Read More


More Strikes Called For As Iberia Airlines Reduces Its Labor Force And Cut Wages

February 7, 2013 - This morning a meeting between Iberia management and the six of its unions representing employee groups failed to reach any agreement of the company’s transformation plan. The meeting took place after the union  Read More


The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team Returns To The California Capital Airshow

February 7, 2013 - The California Capital Airshow announced that the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will return to Sacramento as the headlining act for the United States Air Force on October 5-6, 2013. Captivating audiences  Read More


Easyjet To Install Zonal Drying Technology Onboard An A320 Aircraft

February 06, 2013 - Easyjet, the UK’s largest airline announced the start of a twelve month trial of an innovative Zonal Dryer system to significantly reduce the weight of its aircraft. February 6, 2013 - The airline is installing  Read More


Embry Riddle To Offer Nation’s First Degree In Commercial Space Operations

February 06, 2013 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced plans to launch the nation’s first bachelor’s degree in Commercial Space Operations during a news conference Wednesday at the 16th Annual FAA  Read More


U.S. Air Force Renewed Its NASCAR Partnership With Richard Petty Motorsports

February 5, 2013 - The Air Force renewed its NASCAR partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 car with driver Aric Almirola for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)  Read More


NASA's Super-Tiger Balloon Breaks Records While Collecting Data

February 4, 2013 - A large NASA science balloon has broken two flight duration records while flying over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays. The Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder  Read More


AOPA And ALEA Take Action On NTSB Safety Recommendations

February 3, 2013 - National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman praised two organizations for their response to NTSB safety recommendations. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association took action that exceeded the  Read More


American Airlines First U.S. Carrier To Fly The 777-300ER Takes First Flight

February 3, 2013 - Marking an important milestone in its plan to create the industry's most modern, fuel-efficient fleet, American Airlines welcomes the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft into its fleet. American  Read More

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