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Southwest Airlines Slapped With A Heavy Fine For Violating Price Advertising Rule

July 31, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for violating the Department’s full fare advertising rules and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. DOT’s Aviation Enforcement  Read More


Delta Passenger Sues Carrier, Forced To Crawl Off Aircraft And Across Tarmac

July 30, 2013 - D. Baraka Kanaan suffers from paraparesis and as a result is wheelchair bound, Kanaan has filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and several of its employees alleging the air carrier forced him to crawl onto and off  Read More


Flight Design C4 All Carbon Composite Aircraft To Be Equipped Garmin Avionics

July 30, 2013 - Flight Design announced at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 that it has selected Garmin avionics for its new C4 all-carbon composite four-seat light aircraft. "Garmin's innovative glass cockpit avionics will  Read More


DOL Has Ordered Metropolitan Aviation To Reinstate Pilot And Pay Damages

July 30, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Metropolitan Aviation LLC to reinstate a pilot after a whistle blower investigation determined the Manassas, VA.  Read More


EAA AirVenture 16th Annual Cup Winners Announced

July 29, 2013 - The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross country air race. The race started at 9:30 AM Sunday morning departing from Mount Vernon, IL with 2 turn points before ending in Waupaca, WI for a total mileage of 460 nm. The fastest aircraft Read More


Authorities Locate Depleted Uranium At Opa Locka Airport

July 29, 2013 - On Thursday, officials with the Florida Division of Emergency Management received an anonymous call indicating that there were storage containers at Opa Locka Airport that contained uranium (U-235). HazMat crews closed down the airport and  Read More


UPS Reports Reduction Of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 29, 2013 - UPS released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental achievements  Read More


Jeppesen CEO Sponsors Build A Plane Aircraft

July 29, 2013 - This summer high school aviation enthusiasts had the opportunity to participate in the national Build A Plane program to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers which was sponsored by  Read More


ARC Seek To Improve Safety Reduce Costs In Design And Certification Of GA Aircraft

July 28, 2013 - An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), convened by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on Friday recommended a broad range of policy and regulatory changes that it believes could  Read More


FAA Fines Boeing $2.75 Million For Installing Non Approved Fasteners On The B777

July 28, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $2.75 million civil penalty against Boeing’s commercial airplanes unit for allegedly failing to maintain its quality control  Read More


Southwest Flight 345 Nose Wheel Makes Runway Contact Before Its Main Land Gear

July 28, 2013 - On Friday the National Transportation Safety Board released additional information on Southwest Airlines Flight 345 landing at LaGuardia Airport, New York in which the nose wheel  Read More


FAA Issues Its First Certificates For Commercial Flight Of Unmanned Aircraft

July 28, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued restricted category type certificates to a pair of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a milestone that will lead to the first approved commercial UAS operations later  Read More


Mcgraw Hill To Sell Aviation Week Magazine To Penton Aviation

July 24, 2013 - McGraw Hill Financial today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Aviation Week to Penton, a privately held business information company. Terms of the all-cash transaction, which is expected to close shortly, were not disclosed. Aviation  Read More


IndiGo Airlines Worker Falls To His Death While Onboard An Airbus A-320

July 24, 2013 - India’s IndiGo Airlines employee falls 25 feet to his death at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, India. Debasish Dev, 30, was a customer service ramp supervisor that was overseeing the  Read More


Town To Vote On Hunting License To Shoot Down Unmanned Aircraft

July 22, 2013 - The town of Deer Trail located 55 miles east of Denver and a population of just over 500 residents will take up a vote at its next town-hall meeting on August 7, to determine whether the town will adopt  Read More


UPS To Be First To Order Fire Resistant Shipping Containers For Its Aircraft

July 22, 2013 - United Parcel Service (UPS) placed an industry first order for 1,821 fire resistant shipping containers. The implementation of these unit load devices (ULDs) represents a milestone in aviation history, offering Read More


FAA To Work With Boeing To Develop Plan For Inspecting ELTs On 787 Aircraft

July 21, 2013 - After reviewing the initial findings of the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report and recommendations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)is working with Boeing to develop instructions to operators for Read More


UK Released Special Bulletin In Ethiopian Airlines B787 Fire, ELT Is The Focus

July 18, 2013 - Today UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) released an AA1B Special Bulletin S5/2013 which may shed some light as to the cause of the fire onboard Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner  Read More


Human Powered Composite Aircraft To Take To The Sky At Sywell Aerodrome, UK

July 17, 2013 - Teams of engineers, who have spent the last few months preparing and finalizing design and construction plans, will put their aircraft to the ultimate technical test by competing in the Royal Aeronautical  Read More


Fla. Air Force QF4 Drone Crashes Hwy Closed Concern Over Self Destruct Charge

July 17, 2013 - An unmanned Air Force QF-4 drone, assigned here to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, crashed on takeoff at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida at 8:25 AM. No one was injured during the incident. Tyndall Air Force  Read More


FAA Warns Pilots On The Use Of Over-The-Counter Medications

July 17, 2013 - The FAA and the general aviation industry have compiled data on over-the-counter medications (OTCs) and its effects on pilots. The report is stunning to say the least, the report indicates that 12 percent of fatal general aviation crashes in the past  Read More


AAAE Calls On Congress To Close Airline Baggage Fees Tax Loopholes

July 15, 2013 - In a letter to leaders of congressional tax writing committees, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President Todd Hauptli today called on lawmakers to close the current tax loophole that allows  Read More


Sonex Aircraft Offering Quick Build Kits Featuring Pre-Built Major Assemblies

July 15, 2013 - Sonex Aircraft announced the availability of new Quick Build options for the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex aircraft models! These new Quick Build kit upgrades will consist of Sonex Aircraft Complete Airframe  Read More


Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Encounters Onboard Fire Raising New Safety Concerns

July 12, 2013 - Ethiopian Airlines reported toady that smoke was detected from Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, registration number ET-AOP which was parked at London Heathrow  Read More


X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Makes First Arrested Landing At Sea

July 10, 2013 – Today, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia. "It isn't very often you get a glimpse of the future. Today, those  Read More


ALPA And A4A Testify Before Congress On Preclearance Facility In Abu Dhabi, Support U.S. Aviation Industry

July 10, 2013 - Airlines for America (A4A) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio and Air Line Pilots Association President Capt. Lee Moak testified today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s  Read More


Airlines Prepare This Fall For New Copilot (First Officer) Regulations

July 10, 2013 - In a final rule, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is increasing the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. This new rule came  Read More


A de Havilland Otter Aircraft Crashed At An Alaskan Airport Killing All 10 Onboard

July 8, 2013 - On Sunday at 11: 20 AM a 1958, de Havilland DHC-3 Otter, N93PC, operated by Rediske Air crashed killing all 10 onboard. The air taxi crashed at Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska, 75 miles southwest of  Read More


Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Cashes Killing Two Injuring Over 175 At San Airport (SFO)

July 6, 2013 - Asiana Airlines Flight OZ214, aircraft registration HL7742, which had originated from Shanghai China departed Incheon International Airport, South Korea on Friday 4:35 PM Korea time, bound for San Francisco. On Saturday at 11:36  Read More


EAA Files Lawsuit Against The FAA On Fees Charged During 2013 AirVenture

July 4, 2013 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has filed a lawsuit against the FAA with the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday. The suit filed is in response to  Read More


Lawsuit Filed To Halt Merger Of American Airlines And US Airways

July 4, 2013 - Joseph Alioto of Alioto Law Firm in San Francisco, has filed an antitrust lawsuit on behalf of 40 customers in federal court to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways which had been announced  Read More


NTSB Recommends Revised ATC Procedures To Reduce Risk Of Midair Collisions

July 3, 2013 - Following the investigation of five incidents in which commercial jetliners came within hazardous proximity of other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the National Transportation  Read More


Cessna Begins Delivery Of The Cessna Ttx Aircraft

July 2, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft has begun delivery of the first production units of the Cessna TTx. The TTx holds the distinction of being the world’s fastest commercially produced and certified fixed gear single engine aircraft. The Cessna TTx is a high performance, all  Read More


Avantair Temporally Shuts Down Operations, Faces A Number Of Legal Battles

July 2, 2013 - If things could not get any worse for the already struggling St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport based Avantair. Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against the company for allegedly failing to  Read More


OIG Report, FAA Needs To Improve On Determining Number Of Safety Inspectors It Needs

July 1, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employs approximately 4,000 aviation safety inspectors and 40 analysts who play a key role in helping to maintain the United States’ remarkable air carrier safety record. Due  Read More


Houston Airport Employee Sentenced 9 Years For Heroin Smuggling

July 1, 2013 - A former employee at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, Rolin Eli Escober was sentenced last week to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing heroin with intent to distribute. Escober  Read More

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