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Report Shows Loss Of Control Responsible For 40 Per Cent Of Air Accidents

June 30, 2013 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a study of recent worldwide air accidents. The CAA said the findings of its Global Fatal Accident Review 2002-2011, will help it identify major safety issues and trends allowing it to  Read More


Former UK Airline Pilot Sentenced To Life In The Death Of His Wife

June 28, 2013 - Lain Lawrence, 53, a former UK airline pilot told a British court that the car accident that resulted in the death of his wife was a result of a leg spasm leaving him unable to drive properly. However, on Wednesday the Read More


FAA Invests In Logan International Airport Runway Safety Improvements

June 27, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) unveiled two significant safety enhancements to Logan Airport’s longest runway. FAA Airport Improvement Project  Read More


Boeing Receives FAA Approval To Fly Advanced Navigation Procedures On 787

June 27, 2013 - Boeing received FAA approval to fly Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures on the 787 fleet. Operators that fly RNP AR procedures significantly reduce fuel burn, emissions  Read More


Porter FBO Reaches Agreement With Union After A Five Month Long Strike

June 26, 2013 – Porter FBO a subsidiary of Porter Airlines has agreed to a contract with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) union (Union Local 343) by 85 per cent of the 22 customer service and fueling team  Read More


Cseries Aircraft Ground Test Close To Completion For First Flight

June 26, 2013 - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that ground vibration tests, as well as software upgrades and corresponding tests, have been completed on the first CSeries aircraft, Flight Test  Read More


Intoxicated Passenger Arrested After Punching A United Airlines Pilot

June 25, 2013 - Donald Joseph Gee, 53, of Fort Washington, Philadelphia was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport last week after allegedly punching a United Airlines pilot. Gee, had been a cook on a Dredging ship in  Read More


Unlikely NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Was On Russian Flight To Cuba

June 24, 2013- There was high speculation that National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden was going to be on a Russian airline carrier, Aeroflot out of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow  Read More


Passenger With Saggy Pants Kicked Off Aircraft And Arrested Files Lawsuit

June 23, 2013 - Deshon Marman, of San Francisco was 20 years old at the time and a former student and a Lobo football player at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. on June 15, 2011, Marman boarded a US Airways Flight 488 to return  Read More


Stearman Aircraft Crashes At Dayton Air Show Killing Pilot And Wing Walker

June 22, 2013 - The 2013 Vectren Dayton Air Show presented by Kroger was cancelled today after a stunt went very wrong. Horrified onlookers watched in disbelief as a stunt plane performing barnstorming tricks  Read More


Michigan, 19 Year Old Troy Brothers And Family Members Die In Plane Crash

June 22, 2013 - On Friday about 1:40 PM a Cessna 172 departed Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) Pontiac, Michigan for a pleasure flight with four onboard. Upon takeoff at or about 100 feet above the runway the pilot reported to   Read More


End Of An Era As Fedex Retires Last B727

June 21, 2013 - For 35 years, the Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last  Read More


Boeing To Launch 787-10 Dreamliner The Most Efficient Jetliner In History

June 19, 2013 - Boeing announced yesterday at the 2013 Paris Air Show that it has launched the 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the super-efficient 787 family. Commitments for 102 airplanes from five customers across  Read More 


Supreme Court To Hear Case On Air Wisconsin Reporting Pilot As A Security Threat

June 19, 2013 - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. V. Hoeper, William L. This case involves Hoeper who was a pilot and a federal flight deck officer (FFDO) with Air Wisconsin, as a  Read More


Cassidian Protects Aircraft Passengers Against Missile Attacks

June 19, 2013 - Cassidian, the defense and security division of EADS, has developed an intelligent system for the protection of civil aircraft against attacks by missiles of the Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)  Read More


Safran And Honeywell To Develop An Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS)

June 19, 2013 - Honeywell and Safran announced that they are extending their collaboration on the development of the new electric green taxiing system (EGTS) to include Air France. The electric taxi (etaxi) system which Read More


AgustaWestland Enters Full Scale Production Of The AW189 Helicopter

June 18, 2013 - The AgustaWestland’s AW189 flight test program has amassed over 1500 flight hours so far, utilizing six aircraft, four prototypes and two pre-production airframes. The “PP6” aircraft took to the air for the first time in May  Read More


Airbus A400M Aircraft Successfully Demonstrates Flare Release

June 18, 2013 - Airbus Military has successfully demonstrated the release of decoy flares from the A400M new generation airlifter as part of the development of the aircraft´s self protection systems. The flares are Read More


OSHA Cites Carson Helicopters For Exposing Workers To Hexavalent Chromium

June 18, 2013 - The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Carson Helicopters for eight alleged serious violations, including exposing its workers to hazards involving hexavalent  Read More


Bell Helicopter To Re-Enter The Short Light Single Engine Helicopter Market

June 17, 2013 - At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Bell Helicopter announced its return to the short light single (SLS) engine helicopter market with a new product designed to specifications based on the input of a customer advisory council  Read More


Pope Field Building Green Control Tower

June 16, 2013 - Construction crews are putting finishing touches on a new air traffic control tower at Pope Field, N.C. (AFNS) with improved environmental controls and a smaller ecological footprint. Many of the tower's improvements stem from its "green" roots as a Leadership Read More


Airbus A350 XWB Powered By Rolls Royce Trent XWB Engines Make First Flight

June 14, 2013 - A new chapter has opened in Airbus’ 43 year history as the first A350 XWB, the world’s most efficient large twin engine commercial aircraft, powered aloft this morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse  Read More


X3 Hybrid Helicopter Makes History By Achieving 255 Knots During Level Flight

June 11, 2013 - The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/hr) in level flight on June 7. Several days before this accomplishment, the  Read More


FAA Wants 100 Octane Low Lead Fuel Users To Use Unleaded Fuel By 2018

June 10, 2013 - The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) asked the world’s fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help the general aviation industry make a transition  Read More


AMR Announced American Airlines New Board Of Directors And Senior Leadership

June 10, 2013 - AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and US Airways today announced the members of the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership of the combined company, American Airlines Group responsible for  Read More


Sikorsky Receives Navy Contract To Build Four CH-53K Helicopters

June 7, 2013 - Sikorsky Aircraft has received a $435 million U.S. Navy contract to build four production representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Designated as System Demonstration  Read More


Flight Express Pilot Pleads Guilty Of Being Intoxicated On Flight 840

June 7, 2013 - A Flight Express pilot, Phillip Yves Lavoie, 28 pled guilty in U.S. District Court Tampa on Tuesday to operating a common carrier, aircraft under the influence of alcohol. Lavoie waived his right to be charged by way Read More


Beechcraft Delivers 4,000th Bonanza G36 Aircraft To Its New Owner

June 6, 2013 - On Monday Beechcraft held a special ceremony to deliver the 4,000th Model 36 Beechcraft Bonanza to its new owner, Segall Group of Baltimore, Md. The Bonanza is the longest continuously produced aircraft in history  Read More


After 3 Decades, Maintainers Keep B-1 On Top

June 5, 2013 - With a career that spans across three decades and a warfighting reputation that rivals nearly every aircraft in the Air Force's arsenal, the B-1 Bomber has established itself as one of the United States' most crucial assets to maintaining air and  Read More


Crew For A350 XWB First Flight Announced By Airbus

June 5, 2013 - When the first A350 XWB to fly, known as MSN1, makes its maiden flight, an international crew of six will be on board, comprising two Flight Test Pilots, one Test Flight Engineer and three Flight Test Engineers. Two test pilots and the project test flight  Read More


Historic Agreement On Aviation Carbon Neutral Growth

June 3, 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution on “Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020) Strategy.” The resolution provides governments Read More


Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of The First 787-9 Dreamliner

June 3, 2013 - Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule May 30 in Everett, Wash., when Boeing started joining large sections of the super-efficient jet. "From the start  Read More


A350 XWB’s Engines Powered Up Paving The Way For A350 XWB’s First Flight

June 2, 2013 - Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engines have run for the first time on the A350 XWB (MSN1) following the start-up of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), as part of the preparations for the aircraft’s maiden flight. Combined  Read More


American Eagle Signs Agreement With Liberty University School Of Aeronautics

June 2, 2013 - A recent agreement with American Eagle Airlines, Inc. will give graduates of Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics more opportunities to launch their careers in the commercial airline industry. Under the new Read More


Airbus A319 Aircraft Fire Due To Unlatched Engine Cowl Doors On Takeoff

June 2, 20123 - The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports that on May 24,  an Airbus A319-131, G-EUOE aircraft departed Runway 27L at London Heathrow Airport, the fan cowl doors from both engines detached, puncturing  Read More


P-3 Air Surveillance Crew Seize Cocaine Worth More Than $500 million

June 2, 2013 - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine P-3 air surveillance crew, operating out of National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial Day weekend interrupted  Read More

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