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Jeppesen Introduces Mobile Crew Fatigue Mitigation Functionality

March 29, 2013 - Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, today introduces an improved version of CrewAlert, the leading mobile app for airline crew for fatigue risk management. The enhanced CrewAlert app now is able to immediately calculate a strategy  Read More


Garmin Introduces New Avionics For Experimental Aircraft

March 25, 2013 - Garmin announced seven new, affordable products for experimental and light sport aircraft that offer enhanced capabilities, reduced weight and simplified installation. Garmin’s new lower cost and lighter weight Air Data Attitude Heading Reference Read More


Cessna's Citation Hits Milestone With 400th CJ3

March 25, 2013 - Cessna today rolled out the 400th production unit of the company's CJ3 business jet from its production facility in Wichita, Kan. The CJ3 is categorized as a light business jet and is in its ninth year of service. The event was marked with a rollout  Read More


Bombardier Completes Wing Static Testing Required For First Cseries Flight

March 25, 2013 Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has successfully completed the first full powering on of the main electrical distribution system on the first CSeries flight test vehicle (FTV1). Additionally, Bombardier confirmed that  Read More


NASA Begins New Season Of Arctic Ice Science Flights

March 20, 2013 - NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wednesday.  A specially equipped P-3B research aircraft from  Read More


Machinists Request NMB Release Mechanics At US Airways

March 20, 2013 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today formally requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) release its US Airways Mechanic & Related members from further mediated contract negotiations  Read More


New Qualification Requirements For U.S. Pilots

March 18, 2013 - In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed a bill titled the “Airline Safety and Federal Administration Extension Act of 2010” requiring first officers in FAR Part 121 operations to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. This bill, which was signed  Read More


Priorities For Air Cargo Challenges Of Safety, Security And Sustainability

March 12, 2013 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and address the challenges of safety Read More


FAA Approves Boeing 787 Certification Plan

March 12, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today approved the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company's certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system, after thoroughly reviewing Boeing's proposed modifications and the company's plan to  Read More


Betty 'Tack' Blake, Only Surviving Member Of 1st WASP Class

March 10, 2013 - Last year, a young female pilot recently showed her 91-year-old guest the F-16 Fighting Falcon she flies at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. She thanked Betty "Tack" Blake several times as she talked about her job, so Blake  Read More


FAA Releases Annual Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2012-2033

March 10, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its Annual Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2012-2033 that provides a comprehensive examination of current and future trends in air transportation. The comprehensive report  Read More


Machinists Union Backing Beechcraft Over Brazil in Air Force Fighter Flap

March 9, 2013 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) cited the threat to 1,400 American jobs in its call for a reversal of the recent U.S. Air Force contract favoring Brazilian-based Embraer  Read More


Pilots Association Calls for One Level of Safety for Lithium Battery Shipments

March 8, 2013 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt more stringent regulations over the air transportation of lithium batteries and align Read More


Boeing To Consolidate Flight Training In The U.S.

March 8, 2013 - Boeing has announced it is consolidating flight training capabilities in North America including 787 flight and maintenance training at the Boeing Flight Services training campus in Miami. The consolidation is part of a larger Commercial Airplanes Read More


CSeries Aircraft Program Making Excellent Progress Towards First Flight

March 7, 2013 - Bombardier announced that the development of the CSeries aircraft is making excellent progress as the program readies to transition to the flight test phase in order to achieve first flight by the end of June  Read More


Judge Rules City Of Charlotte Was Not Negligent When Tisdale Fell From An Aircraft

March 6, 2013 - Mecklenburg Superior Court Judge Hugh Lewis dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by the family of Delvonte Tisdale. Tisdale died when he fell from a wheel well on a US Airways Boeing 737 on approach to  Read More


Cessna’s 400 New Variant The TTX Makes First Production Flight A Success

March 6, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft announced the Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2. The single engine composite aircraft departed from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan. and performed the flight  Read More


Airline Pilot Reports Unknown Operated Drone On Approach To JFK Airport

March 05, 2013 – The FAA and FBI are investigating an Italian air carrier, Alitalia Airline’s pilot report that he spotted a small unmanned aircraft while on approach to Kennedy Airport. On Monday, at approximately 1:15  Read More


President Nominates 1st Female Air Force Academy Superintendent

March 5, 2013 - The president of the United States nominated Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson for the appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment to serve as Air Force Academy's 19th superintendent. If confirmed by the  Read More


Cessna Aircraft Rolls Out Its First New Citation Sovereign

March 4, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft announced the first production New Citation Sovereign rolled off the production line in the company's Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility. The New Citation Sovereign is one of six new Cessna aircraft expected to hit  Read More


Garmin Optimizes GTN Series For Helicopter Operations

March 4, 2013 - Garmin today announced new features and capabilities of the GTN series touchscreen GPS/NAV/COM that address the specific needs of helicopter operations. Enhancements include environmental qualification meeting stringent  Read More


New Video Technology Will Help NASA Track Super Storms

March 4, 2013 - It takes a special kind of pluck to track and chase big bad weather like monstrous Haboob dust storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, and bring back valuable data. But now we can send flying robots to do the job. NASA and the National Oceanic  Read More


Rolls-Royce Launches M250-C47E Engine For Military Helicopters

March 4, 2013 - Rolls-Royce has launched the latest variant of its M250 engine the M250-C47E. Rolls-Royce has secured a commercial launch commitment for one new and two current aircraft applications, with a customer  Read More


DOT's OIG, FAA Needs To Do Better In Tracking And Mitigate Aircraft Separation

March 4, 2013 - The Nation’s air traffic controllers play an important role in maintaining the world’s safest air transportation system. Yet, losses of standard separation when aircraft do not maintain the minimum distance  Read More


IATA, 2012 Lowest In Aviation History Accident Rate For Western-Built Jets

March 3, 2013 - The The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2012 global accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history. The 2012 global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull  Read More


Report Shows Aircraft Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Slowly On The Rebound

March 03, 2013 - Falling capacity among major airlines and a decline in the total number of active aircraft have resulted in less demand for aircraft services; in the coming years, however, airlines will expand their fleets and  Read More


Women Play Huge Role In World War II Aviation Efforts

March 2, 2013 - The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women's aviation   Read More


Pentagon Lifts F-35 Grounding Following Inspections

March 1, 2013 - The Defense Department lifted its grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after analysis concluded that a cracked turbine blade in an engine on a single plane resulted from overuse in test operations, according to an official with the F-35  Read More

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