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Passenger Airline Employment Down 2.7 Percent

May 31, 2013 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,325 workers in March 2013, 2.7 percent fewer than in March 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Thursday. March was the seventh consecutive  Read More


Phoenix, Two Training Aircraft Collided In Midair Killing All Onboard

May 31, 2013 - On Friday two single-engine planes collided over a training area in Phoenix, Arizona about 15 miles northwest of Deer Valley Airport killing all four onboard the two aircraft. Around 10 AM, two training aircraft  Read More


Mississippians Call On Congress To Restore Funds For UH-72A Lakota Helicopters

May 30, 2013 - Hundreds attend rally at American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Mississippi. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee joined leaders of EADS  Read More


NJ Gas Stations Sell Leaded Aviation Fuel As Unleaded Gasoline Face Lawsuit

May 30, 2013 - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the Division and its Office of Weights and Measures have sued six gas stations, their parent company, and two  Read More


Laptop Seized At O'Hare, U.S. Settles Suit With Manning Over Wikileaks

May 29, 2013 - In a settlement reached with human rights activist David House, the government has agreed to destroy all data it obtained from his laptop and other electronics when he entered the U.S. after a vacation. House a  Read More


Wreckage Of Angel Flight Twin Engine Aircraft Raised From Pond Patient Still Missing

May 28, 2013 - On Tuesday the wreckage of a Piper PA 34 aircraft that was providing a volunteer medical flight (Angel Flight NGF743) that crashed last week was raised from a pond in Ephratah, New York. Frank Amerosa a 64  Read More


Supreme Court To Hear Case On Northwest Frequent Flier Dropped For Complaining

May 22, 2013 – On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court decided it will hear the case in Binyomin Ginsberg vs. Northwest Airlines (Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg (12-462)). In this case Rabbi Ginsberg alleged the carrier kicked him out of Read More


Cessna Takes First Production Flight Of Its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A

May 22, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft announces the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A took place yesterday at the company's facility in Independence, Kan. The aircraft has the distinction of being the first modern  Read More


Air Force Uses Thermal Imaging To Help Locate Those Buried In Deadly Tornado

May 21, 2013 - Nearly 250 members of the Oklahoma National Guard, as well as members of Tinker Air Force Base are assisting with victim search and security in Moore, Okla., where a tornado left at least 51 dead, including 20 children, authorities  Read More


Boeing 747-8 Begins Performance Improvements Certification Testing

May 21, 2013 - A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental successfully completed its first test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines. This package is designed to improve the fuel  Read More


Swiss Aircraft Manufacturer Pilatus Presents Latest Flagship, The PC-24 Twin-Jet

May 21, 2013 - Switzerland’s aircraft manufacturer, Pilatus Aircraft unveiled its twin-engine business jet the Pilatus PC-24 today at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Its price  Read More


Bombardier Expands Business Jet Lineup Launches Challenger 350 Jet

May 20, 2013 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that it has expanded its leading Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 350 aircraft. The Challenger 350 jet was launched, with  Read More


FAA Certifies The Garmin GTX 330 ES And GTX 33 ES Transponders

May 20, 2013 - Garmin has received an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certification (AML STC) that allows their GTX 330 ES and GTX 33 ES transponders to be installed in hundreds of makes and models of fixed-wing aircraft. The GTX 330 family brings ATC aircraft  Read More


IAM And TWU Unions To Jointly Represent 30,000 At American Airlines

May 18, 2013 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) announced a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers   Read More


Northrop Grumman Proves Concept For New B-2 Satellite Communication System

May 15, 2013 – Northrop Grumman has successfully completed a ground demonstration of a communication system that would allow the U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber to operate with the Advanced Extremely High  Read More


FCC Proposes To Expand The Availability Of In-Flight Wi-Fi

May 15, 2013 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took action to expand the availability of in-flight broadband connectivity to airline passengers. The Commission proposes to establish an air-ground mobile broadband service, using a ground based  Read More


FAA Administrator Huerta Calls For More Action On General Aviation Safety

May 14 - As the busy summer flying season approaches, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today met with leaders from the general aviation community to agree on actions to enhance safety and reduce accidents. The United States has the  Read More


United Airlines Prepares To Reintroduce The Boeing 787 Flights

May 14, 2013 - United Airlines is preparing to reintroduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights, bringing back the world's most advanced and efficient aircraft on domestic and international routes. "Our customers responded extremely  Read More


First Airbus A350 XWB Painting Completed On MSN001

May 13, 2013 - Painting of the first A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paint shop in Toulouse. This latest milestone shows that MSN001 is progressing well on its route to first flight. The  Read More


Rep. Graves Wants To Know If The FAA Will Oppose FCC Rule On 121.5 MHz ELT’s

May 11, 2013 - On Wednesday, the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, Retrospective Review, Have Existing Regulatory Burdens on Small Businesses Been Reduced? On January 18, 2011, in an executive order, President  Read More


AOPA Welcomes Decision To Keep Contract Control Towers Open

May 11, 2013 - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that Department of Transportation (DOT) has determined that the recently enacted Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 will allow the FAA to transfer sufficient funds to end employee furloughs and keep  Read More


Beechcraft Corporation Reports Strong First Quarter 2013

May 9, 2013 – Beechcraft Corporation announced a strong first quarter in reporting its delivery data to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The company reported a total of 59 Beechcraft deliveries, along with the delivery of its  Read More


FAA Approves Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Platform Approach System

May 8, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a new functionality on the S-92 helicopter to provide offshore oil operators with an automated approach that reduces cockpit workload by 60  Read More


Team Works To Improve Precision Of High Altitude Airdrops

May 8, 2013 - A team at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. (AFNS) is working to improve safety for warfighters by increasing accuracy of high altitude airdrops with mission planning tools. The Joint Precision Airdrop System  Read More


FAA Faces Challenges In Oversight Over Foreign And Domestic Repair Stations

May 7, 2013 - Over the past 15 years, major U.S. air carriers increased spending for contract maintenance by nearly $2.7 billion. Industry experts expect this trend to continue as airlines increasingly attempt to cut maintenance costs  Read More


UPS 767 Fleet To Get New Look With New Winglets

May 7, 2013 - UPS Debuts New Winglets to 767 Aircraft to Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions. UPS has unveiled a new look for its flagship Boeing 767 fleet by adding winglets as a part of its sustainability efforts to save fuel and reduce emissions. These wingtip devices  Read More


Mount Vernon Airport (MVN) To Be Starting Point For EAA Airventure Cup Race

May 7, 2013 – The EAA AirVenture Cup Race was founded in 1997 in the spirit of recreating the old Bendix Trophy Race and is dedicated to aviation advocacy and preserving the rich heritage of cross-country air racing. The race is  Read More


Sonex Aircraft Offering T-Flight Transition Training Program

May 7, 2013 - Sonex Aircraft, announce the new T-Flight Transition Training Program, offering type-specific transition flight training for the Sonex line of aircraft. Sonex has recently been issued an FAA Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) authorizing Sonex  Read More


Air Force KC-135 Refueling Aircraft Explodes In Midair, Crashes In Kyrgyzstan

May 5, 2013 - On Friday An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Transit Center at Manas near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan explode in midair then crashed in the mountains of northern Kyrgyzstan, all three airmen were killed. The Defense  Read More


Boeing X-51A WaveRider Sets Record With Successful 4th Flight

May 5, 2013 – A Boeing X-51A WaveRider unmanned hypersonic vehicle achieved the longest air-breathing, scramjet powered hypersonic flight in history May 1, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at a  Read More


Yves Rossy To Fly A Body Jet Propelled Wing At EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2013!

May 5, 2013 - The world's first jet-powered man will make his first public U.S. flights at the world's largest general aviation gathering. Yves "Jetman" Rossy will demonstrate his jetwing during the weeklong  Read More


ATSB Report Filmmakers Died In Crash After Helicopter Pilot's Door Opened

May 5, 2013 - At about 4 PM on February 4 2012, a Robinson R44 helicopter, registered VHCOK, lifted off from Jaspers Brush Aerodrome, New South Wales for aerial photography of the launching of a deep sea submarine  Read More


Frontier Airlines To Begin Charging For Onboard Beverages And Carry On Bags

May 3, 2013 - Frontier Airlines announced airfare changes “to further reduce fares and to improve the travel experience” for its most loyal customers, including those who book through the company website. Frontier said they  Read More


EPA Accepting Public Comments On Proposed Cleanup Plan For Aerojet Superfund Site

May 3, 2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency will begin accepting public comments on its proposed plan for a portion of the Aerojet General Corporation Superfund Site, located in Sacramento County Read More


Scott Adair A Pilot, Loved By Many Died In Gyrocopter Crash At Valkaria Airport

May 3, 2013 - On Monday, William “Scott” Adair, 58 of Palm Bay, Florida was killed on impact when his gyrocopter crashed into a parked Cessna 172 on the ramp at Valkaria Airport in Brevard County, Florida. Adair was an   Read More


Shooting At Bush Intercontinental Airport Involving AR-15, Gunman Killed

May 2, 2013 - About 1:35 PM on Thursday, passengers in Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) encounter a gunman who had apparently committed suicide by a self inflicted gunshot to the head. Passengers throughout Read More


After 65 Years Cessna's “Citation” Returns to Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2013 - Cessna will honor the namesake of their line of Citation business jets by supporting customers flying into Louisville, Ky., for this weekend's Kentucky Derby. With more than 600 general aviation flights expected to arrive in the Louisville area this coming weekend  Read More


Tiger Airways Appoints Robert Sharp As New CEO

May 2, 2013 - Tiger Airways announced the appointment of Rob Sharp as the new CEO for Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited (Tiger Australia). Rob is an experienced senior aviation executive, having held a number of executive positions with Qantas Airways  Read More


GE To Open Two Jet Engine Plants, One In Mississippi The Other In Alabama

May 2, 2013 - David Joyce, president and CEO of GE Aviation, spent the last the decade developing some of the world’s most advanced jet engines. His timing was perfect. Plane manufacturers estimate that the world aircraft fleet will  Read More


Boeing Rolls Out First F-15SA For Royal Saudi Air Force

May 2, 2013 - Boeing rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The F-15SA, the newest variant of the combat-proven F-15, provides improved performance and increased survivability at a lower  Read More


Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Bans Airlines From Flying Over Syria

May 1, 2013 - Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency sent a recommendation to airlines not to use Syrian airspace for flights and it has banned its air carriers from flying over Syria to avoid an unspecified threat from Syrian ground  Read More


Jet Art Princess Create One Of A Kind Art Pieces Using A Learjet

May 1, 2013 - Flexjet, one of the world’s most exclusive private jet services companies, has partnered with the famed Jet Art Group to create distinctive artworks in celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary. On April 30 and May 1, 2013, at Signature  Read More


AW169 Helicopter Final Assembly Line To Be Located At Philadelphia Airport

May 1, 2013 - AgustaWestland, announce that a final  assembly line for the new generation AW169 helicopter will be established at its AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The first  Read More


Cessna's Citation Sovereign Makes First Production Flight

May 1, 2013 - Cessna's new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto  Read More

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