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Transavia Airlines Copilot Locks Out Captain After Stepping Out To Use The Restroom

January 31, 2013 - The Dutch low cost airline, Transavia reported it has begun an investigation after one of its first officers onboard a Boeing 737 locked out the captain after he step out to use the restroom. Back in September the Boeing 737 was en route from Greece to   Read More


Machinists Pensions Survive Hawker Bankruptcy

January 31, 2013 – Far exceeding the customary expectations of workers at a bankrupt company, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York today approved a settlement that preserves pension benefits for more than 3,000 members of the International   Read More


Gulfstream G280 Sets 15 New Speed Records

January 31, 2013 - Gulfstream new best-in-class G280 aircraft recently set 15 new city-pair speed records as part of the company’s reliability demonstration program. The 250-hour internal testing program, among the most extensive voluntary reliability  Read More


Fourth AW169 Helicopter Performs Maiden Flight, Scheduled Certification In 2014

January 31, 2013 - AgustaWestland, announce that the fourth prototype of the new generation 4.5 ton class light intermediate AW169 helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy. During  Read More


UPS Withdraws Offer For TNT Express

January 30, 2013 - United Parcel Service, Inc. today announced the withdrawal of its Offer for TNT Express. TNT Express N.V. is an international courier delivery services company with headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. The firm has fully owned operations  Read More


Capacity Up With New Wake Turbulence Separation Standards At Memphis Airport

January 30, 2013 - Capacity at Memphis International Airport has increased significantly since the FAA revised wake turbulence separation standards. Memphis Tower and TRACON were the first facilities to apply the new  Read More


TSA Officer Sentenced For Conspiring To Smuggle Drugs Through Airport

January 30, 2013 - Two now-former TSA officers who conspired and attempted to smuggle drugs through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security have been sentenced by United States District Judge Charles  Read More


Russia’s SCAT Airlines Flight 760 Crashes Under Heavy Fog Killing All 21 Onboard

January 30, 2013 - On Tuesday while landing in bad weather at Almaty International Airport in Russia a Bombardier CRJ200 jet operated by Russia’s SCAT Airlines, Flight 760 cashed killing all 21 onboard. Onboard the aircraft  Read More


NORAD Jets Ready To Protect Super Bowl Skies At The Mercedes-Benz Superdome

January 29, 2013 - Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighter jets, along with interagency partners, have been busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around the Mercedes-Benz  Read More


DOT Secretary Lahood Announced That He Will Not Serve For A Second Term

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - This morning, Secretary Ray LaHood announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet, he would not be  Read More


ICE Deports Colombians Convicted Of Conspiracy To Export Fighter Jet Engines To Iran

January 29, 2013 - Three Colombian nationals were deported Monday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  Read More


Passenger Airline Employment Down 2 Percent

January 29, 2013 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 381,639 workers in November 2012, 2.0 percent fewer than in November 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today  Read More


Bombardier Aircraft Reports Successful Year On Its NextGen Aircraft Program

January 27, 2013 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that its Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program wrapped up a successful year in 2012 with up to $2.7 billion US in orders including 50 firm orders and 31 option aircraft, while welcoming  Read More


American Airlines To Update Employee Uniforms After More Than 20 Years

January 26, 2013 - American Airlines has tapped fashion designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco of KAUFMANFRANCO to design new, more modern uniforms for its people. This update is another step forward in the Read More


NTSB, Boeing 787 Battery Fire In Boston 'We Have Not Ruled Anything Out'

January 25, 2013 - In a press conference yesterday, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman released preliminary findings from the NTSB's ongoing investigation into the January 7  Read More 


Hawker Beechcraft Moves Closer To Chapter 11 Emergence

January 25, 2013 - Hawker Beechcraft announced the key creditors voting in the company’s solicitation process have overwhelmingly approved its proposed Joint Plan of Reorganization (Plan) Read More


Republic Airways, American Airlines Sign Long-Term Agreement

January 24, 2013 - Republic Airways Holdings Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines to operate 53 Embraer E175 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. The Capacity Purchase Agreement  Read More


IATA And European Aviation Partners Launch Plan For Preventing Runway Excursions

January 24, 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organizations in developing a European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. Runway  Read More


Eurocopter Espana’s First Assembled NH90 Helicopter Takes Flight

January 23, 2013 – Today a ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España at its facility in Albacete. Following the two NH90 GSPA prototypes manufactured in  Read More


US Airways Reports Highest Annual Profit In Company History

January 23, 2012 - US Airways Group, Inc. reported its fourth quarter and 2012 financial results. For full year 2012, the Company reported a record net profit of $537 million, or $2.79 per diluted share, which excludes net  Read More


Alaska Airlines Opening Flight Attendant Base In San Diego

January 20, 2013 - Alaska Airlines will open a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1. Between 150 and 200 flight attendants are expected to fly out of San Diego, Alaska's fifth base in its network, which will save the carrier more than $1 million annually in travel-related costs  Read More


Sikorsky, Boeing Partner For Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

January 20, 2013 - Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing signed a teaming agreement to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role  Read More


NTSB, JAL 787 Airplane APU Battery Did Not Exceed Its Designed Voltage Of 32 Volts

January 20, 2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board today released a third update on its investigation into the January 7 fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston. On January 7, a  Read More


TSA To Stop Using Airport X-Ray Scanners That Produce Image Of A Naked Body

January 20, 2013 - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported on Friday that is will discontinue the use of the full-body scanners that produce naked like body images at TSA airport check points by June 2013. TSA reported it  Read More


Pentagon And U.S. Navy Temporarily Ground The F-35B Fighter Jet

January 19, 2013 - On Friday the Pentagon and U.S. Navy temporarily grounded the Navy’s most sophisticated jet, the Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet after an exhaust system propulsion line failure. On Wednesday during a  Read More


Team Of Airmen To Attempt Mount Everest Climb

January 18, 2013 - Four Air Force Academy graduates may be busy preparing to climb the world's highest peak in May, but they haven't forgotten where mountaineering first began for them: here, climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks as cadets  Read More


Airbus Beats Order Target And Sets New Company Record

January 17, 2013 - Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers (17 new) and exceeded its order target of 650 by winning 914 gross orders. These orders include 305 CEO, 478 NEO, 82 A330/A340s, 40 A350 XWB and nine A380s. Airbus’  Read More


Federal Complaint Filed Against UPS For Forcing Pregnant Worker Off The Job

January 17, 2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against UPS for unfairly forcing a pregnant package Read More


FAA Grounds All U.S. Registered Boeing 787 After Battery Incidents

January 16, 2013 - As a result of an in-flight, Boeing 787 battery incident earlier today in Japan, the FAA will issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to address a potential battery fire risk in the 787 and require operators to temporarily Read More


Industry Group Begins To Study Portable Electronics Use

January 16, 2013 - Government and industry experts including representatives from the mobile technology and aviation manufacturing industries, pilot and flight attendant groups, and airlines, kicked off their first meeting today to study portable  Read More


Airmen Featured In Upcoming Documentary Series

January 16, 2013 - A six-episode television documentary exploring Air Force combat rescue in Afghanistan through the stories of deployed Airmen will begin airing in February. The show, "Inside Combat Rescue," provides a real-time look at the experiences  Read More


Garmin Introduces New Series of Aviation VHF COM and NAV/COM Radios

January 15, 2013 - Garmin announced a new series of aviation VHF COM and NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series. As the replacement products for the popular SL 30 and SL 40 models, the GTR series COM  Read More


UPS Anticipates European Commission To Prohibit Acquisition Of TNT Express

January 14, 2013 - United Parcel Service, announced today the European Commission (EC) has informed UPS and TNT Express that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition of TNT Express. UPS submitted an  Read More


Ryan International Airlines Goes From Reorganization To Liquidation

January 14, 2013 - On Friday Ryan International Airlines' CEO, Jeff Potter announced that the airline has changed its bankruptcy status from reorganization to liquidation. In a letter to its employees, Potter stated the company was  Read More


Cessna Citation M2 Light Corporate Jet Begins Initial Production

January 14, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced that the Citation M2 has commenced its initial production run in the company's Independence, Kansas facility. The front and aft cabin assemblies for the light business jet  Read More


FAA To Review Boeing 787 Design And Production

January 11, 2013 - In light of a series of recent events, the FAA will conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The purpose of the review is to validate the work conducted during the certification  Read More


Cessna Grand Caravan EX Earns Type Certification, Performance Tops Initial Projections

January 10, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company announced the Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification and has outperformed initial targets. Powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine, today's Grand  Read More


Michael Huerta Sworn In As 17th FAA Administrator

January 10, 2013 - On Wednesday United States Secretary of Transportation "Ray" LaHood administered the oath of office to America's 17th Federal Aviation Administrator, Michael Huerta.  As Deputy Administrator and as Acting Administrator, Huerta  Read More


NASA Aircraft To Probe Stratosphere To Answer Climate Change Effects On Earth

January 9, 2013 - Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper  Read More


IATA, Passenger And Air Freight Up Cautious Demand Outlook

January 9, 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in both passenger and air freight demand. Air travel was 4.6% higher compared to November Read More


FAA Seeks $633,000 In Civil Penalties Against Trans States Airlines

January 8, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing two civil penalties totaling $633,000 against Trans States Airlines, Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly operating two Embraer 145 regional jets on 3,660 passenger flights  Read More


Private Equity Firm Acquires Spartan College Of Aeronautics And Technology

January 8, 2013 - Sterling Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with approximately $5 billion of assets under management, has acquired Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, a prominent aviation  Read More


Gulfstream To Add 100 Jobs Due To Its Large Cabin Aircraft Growth

January 7, 2013 - Gulfstream Aerospace announced it plans to increase employment at its Appleton, Wisconsin facility by approximately 100 positions in the next year to support growing volume in completions work  Read More


Aerosvit Airlines Files For Bankruptcy May Suspend Operations

January 4, 2013 - AeroSvit Airlines has filed a petition with the Kyiv Regional Commercial Court to initiate bankruptcy proceedings for the purpose of commencing reorganization procedure, restoring solvency and ensuring   Read More


Pinnacle Airlines Reaches Agreements To Path Out of Chapter 11

January 3, 2013 - Pinnacle Airlines announced today that it and its wholly owned subsidiaries have entered into comprehensive agreements that, among other things, provide a path forward for the Company to  Read More


GE Forms Joint Venture With Seacast Operation For Jet Engine Components

January 3, 2013 - GE Aviation and SeaCast, Inc. have established a 50/50 joint venture, Montana Precision Products, to produce jet engine components at SeaCast's facility in Butte, Montana. SeaCast, which has its  Read More


Boeing Announces $6 Billion Order From Aviation Capital Group

January 2, 2013 - Boeing announced an order by Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for 60 737 MAX airplanes. ACG's order, consisting of 50 737 MAX 8s and 10 737 MAX 9s, was finalized in December 2012. The 737 MAX has now  Read More


First Class Treatment For Hurt Dog Flying To Sacramento For Surgery

January 2, 2013 - A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today, and that is a very big deal since it's the first time he's been able to open his mouth in at least six months. Thor, who hails from Fairbanks, Alaska, won  Read More

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