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FAA Expands Passenger Use Of Portable Electronic Devices During Flight

October 31, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger  Read More


Air Force Releases Report On F-16 Crash In The Adriatic Sea

October 31, 2013 - On Wednesday the Air Force released its findings on the crash of an F-16 that crashed near Cervia, Italy on January 28, 2013 that killed 32 year old Major Lucas "Gaza" Gruenther after he ejected from the aircraft. On 28 January 28 at or  Read More


OIG Report, The FAA Can Improve On Certifying And Approving Aircraft

October 30, 2013 - The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the  Read More


Airline Passenger Employment Down 2.2 Percent Over Last Years Numbers

October 29, 2013 - U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 380,564 workers in August 2013, 2.2 percent fewer than in August 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Read More


The World's Largest Airport Opens For Commercial Passenger Flights

October 29, 2013 - Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates said to be the world’s largest airport on Sunday began accepting commercial passenger flights. Although the first passenger flight an Airbus A319 was operated by launch  Read More


Airline Pilots Face High Risk Of Radiation Exposure

October 25, 2013 - The Effects of Space Weather on Aviation - The next time you step onto an airplane, consider in any given year, the pilot of your aircraft probably absorbs as much radiation as a worker in a nuclear power plant. And you are about to follow him  Read More


NOAA To End Paper Nautical Charts

October 22, 2013 - NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of over a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, announced major changes ahead for mariners and others who use nautical charts. Starting April 13 Read More


DOT Fines Ticket Agents For Code-Share Disclosure Violations

October 23, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined two ticket agents for violating the Department’s rules on disclosure of code-share flights.  DOT issued a $125,000 fine against Carlson Wagonlit  Read More


NTSB Announces Effects Of The Government Shutdown

October 22, 2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board today announced a series of postponements, delays and changes in Board Meetings, reports and other processes as a result of the 16-day federal government shutdown. From October 1 to 17  Read More


Boeing To Build Crew Space Transportation 100 Spacecraft At Kennedy Space Center

October 22, 2013 – Boeing has finalized an agreement with Space Florida to use a processing facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to build the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft, an important step toward restoring  Read More


Gulfstream G650 Sets Around The World Speed Record

October 21, 2013 - The Gulfstream G650 recently completed the fastest westbound, around-the-world flight for a non-supersonic aircraft. The ultra-long-range, ultra-large-cabin company flagship circled the globe in 41 hours, 7 minutes, establishing a world record in  Read More


Court Rules In Favor Of Southwest Airlines Worker Suit Over Passenger Tweets

October 17, 2013 - A Southwest passenger boarding (operations) agent, Jennifer Patterson, filed a lawsuit against passenger, Christian singer and songwriter Natalie Grant (Grant-Herms) alleging the singer tweeted and placed false Read More


Lao Airlines Flight QV301 Crashes Killing All 49 Onboard

October 16, 2013 - Lao Airlines Flight QV301 had departed Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos at 2:45 PM today with 44 passengers and a crew of five onboard an ATR-72-600 aircraft, registration RDPL-34233 for Pakse International Airport  Read More


Opus Aircraft Goes Up For Auction

October 16, 2013 - Opus Aircraft, LLC, manufacturers of Special Light Sport Aircrafts in Rockingham County, North Carolina to be sold at a Sealed Bid Auction on November 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opus Aircraft Company was brought Read More


Servisair Employee Arrested In Dry Ice Bomb Explosion At LAX

October 16, 2013 – A Servisair ground services employee, Dicarlo Bennett, 28, was arrested last night in connection to dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The arrest comes after two incidents that took place on Sunday and Monday at  Read More


Mooney Announces Comeback After Capital Infusion

October 15, 2013 - After a five year hiatus from manufacturing single engine airplanes, Mooney has announced that it will restart manufacturing at the beginning of January 2014 at its headquarters in Kerrville, Texas.  Read More


Airbus A350 XWB MSN3 Test Aircraft Successfully Completes First Flight

October 15, 2013 - On Monday a second A350 XWB landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France after successfully completing its first flight, the flight lasted five hours. The A350 XWB test aircraft, MSN3, was flown by Frank  Read More


United Airlines Frequent Fliers Allege Carrier Uses Deceptive Practices File Lawsuit

October 14, 2013 - United Airlines frequent fliers file lawsuit against the carrier for what they believe is deceptive practices in the carrier’s frequent flier Milesplus rewards program. Robert Gordon and Melissa Chan of New Jersey  Read More


Government Shut Down Is Hurting The Transportation Industry

October 11 2013 - On Friday the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation released a report titled, “Impacts of the 2013 Government Shutdown” a snapshot of the impacts of the government shutdown to the public and the U.S. Read More


Court Setback For US Airways And American Airlines Merger

October 11, 2013 - On Thursday retired Judge Richard Levie who was appointed by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to act as an adjunct, Special Master (mediator) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit over the US Airways-American Airlines Read More


First Production Of The AW189 Performs Maiden Flight

October 10, 2013 - AgustaWestland announce that the first production AW189 8 ton class twin engine helicopter performed its maiden flight at Vergiate plant (Italy). The aircraft is expected to be delivered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. by year end to carry out  Read More


Garmin Announces D2 Pilot Watch, First GPS Watch Designed For Aviators

October 9, 2013 - Garmin announced another aviation first, a premium GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. D2’s features include Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest navigation functions, as well as a built-in altimeter  Read More


Red Bull Announced World Championship Air Race To Return In 2014

October 8, 2013 - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies in February 2014 with a full seven-race World Championship staged in 6 countries on 3 continents. The return of the world’s fastest  Read More


National Business Aviation Association, Effects Of Shutdown On General Aviation

October 7, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) released a letter the Association has sent to congressional leaders and President Obama outlining the grave repercussions of the  Read More


U.S. House Passes The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

October 5, 2013 - The U.S. House passes H.R.3223, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act which has been sent to the U.S. Senate for a vote. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act will provide  Read More


Largest Airlines Report Larger Net Profit In 2nd-Quarter Of 2013

October 4, 2013 - The largest scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit of $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2013, an increase from a profit of $700 million in the second quarter of 2012, the U.S. Department  Read More


America's Travel Community Tells Their Shutdown Stories

October 4, 2013 - The U.S. Travel Association released excerpts of stories from America's travel community that provide a frontline picture of the damage already being done to America's travel economy by the federal government shutdown. "Policymakers  Read More


Delta To Equip 11,000 Pilots With Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet Devices

October 2, 2013 - Delta Air Lines is equipping its 11,000 pilots with the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, which will be used initially as an electronic flight bag to replace heavy paper-based flight kits containing navigational charts and aircraft   Read More


National Air Traffic Controllers Association Condemns Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013 - The National Air Traffic Controllers Association condemned the shutdown of the federal government and called on Congress to end it immediately. As a result of the shutdown, 3,000 of NATCA’s aviation safety professionals, Read More


What Made Texas Attorney General Drop Lawsuit Against American Airlines Merger?

October 2, 2013 - Back in August Greg Abbott, Texas’ State Attorney General, filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. Abbott stated, “We believe that actions by the Read More


DOT Proposes Rule To Require Air Charter Broker Disclosures

October 1, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a rule that would require air charter brokers to disclose to their passengers information such as the name of the carrier operating their flights, the type of aircraft that would be used, and the total cost to  Read More


American Airlines To Hire Largest Group Of New Pilots In More Than A Decade

October 1, 2013 - American Airlines announced it is beginning the process to recruit and hire approximately 1,500 new pilots over the next five years, American's largest pilot hiring in more than a decade. American  Read More

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