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EU Parliament Rejects Pilot Flight Time Rules

September 30, 2013 - European pilots and cabin crew welcome today’s decision of the EU Parliament Transport Committee to reject the Commission proposal for new flight time rules in Europe. With a large majority of 21 to 13 votes, the EP Members voted for the rejection of the  Read More


A Cessna Citation 525A Crashed Killing Father And Son At Santa Monica Airport

September 30, 2013 - On Sunday a Cessna Citation 525A (N194SJ) business jet crashed at 6:24 PM just after touchdown at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, California killing all onboard. The twin engine Citation had departed  Read More


UK Airline Pilots Study Shows High Percent Of No One Awake In The Cockpit

September 29, 2013 - Tomorrow the European Parliament will vote on new EU rules on pilot flying hours. A new poll shows that more than half of British pilots admit to having fallen asleep on the flight deck and eight out of ten believe their  Read More


United Airlines Pilot Suffered Heart Attack On Flight 1603 Has Been Identified

September 29, 2013 - On Thursday a United Airlines pilot suffered a heart attack at the controls Flight 1603, he has been identified as 63 year old Henry Skillern of Humble, Texas he later died at Saint Alphonsus Regional  Read More


Mother Sues Over Drunk Pilots Actions That Led To Plane Crash That Killed Her Son

September 26, 2013 - Last year in the early morning hours, after consuming alcohol a group of friends met at St. George Municipal Airport, Utah to boarded a Cessna 172S (N953SP) aircraft with the intent to fly to Mesquite, Nevada.  Read More


Redbird Skyport To Offer Avgas For One Dollar A Gallon For Research

September 24, 2013 - There are two principal types of aviation engine fuels used in aviation, aviation gasoline (Avgas) 100LL used in general aviation to run piston engines and Jet A-1 which is used in commercial flights  Read More


FAA Upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating To Category 1

September 21, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a July  Read More


NTSB Issues Final Rule In Response To Pilot's Bill Of Rights

September 20, 2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board announced that it has issued a Final Rule to implement several changes to its Rules of Practice applicable to aviation certificate enforcement appeals. This final rule responds to public comments  Read More


Airbus’ Biggest Airline Customer, Lufthansa Commits To Up To 55 A350s

September 19, 2013 - The Supervisory board of Lufthansa, Airbus’ biggest airline customer and operator, has decided to expand and modernize its long-haul fleet with a commitment for up to 55 A350-900 aircraft (25 firm and 30 options). Lufthansa Read More


Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Takes First Flight

September 19, 2013 - The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time on Tuesday, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014. With its distinctive new Boeing livery, the newest member of Read More


FAA Awards $40 Million To New Center Of Excellence

September 19, 2013 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet fuels and the  Read More


Boeing To End Production Of C-17 Globemaster III In 2015

September 19, 2013 - Boeing will complete production of the C-17 Globemaster III and close the C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach, Calif. in 2015. "Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision," said Dennis Muilenburg, president  Read More


FAA Orders Inspections of Honeywell ELT’s After Fire Onboard An Ethiopian Airlines 787

September 18, 2013 - As a result of a fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines 787 (ET-AOP) back in July in which it is believed that the fire was caused by lithium-manganese dioxide batteries which power the aircrafts emergency locator transmitter  Read More


Bombardier Completes Historic CSeries Aircraft First Flight

September 16, 2013 - Under perfect weather conditions, Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the successful first flight of its CSeries aircraft today, a major milestone in the company’s highly anticipated development program that will provide operators  Read More


Reagan National Airport Shuts Down After Shooting Spree At Navy Yard

September 16, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration suspended departures at Reagan National Airport (DCA) this morning in order to allow law enforcement aircraft to respond to a shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard in Read More


Cessna Receives Largest Order In History For The 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

September 15, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft, one of the largest orders on record for the aircraft, at Moscow’s JetExpo 2013. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is high wing, four seats  Read More


Massport Officials Apologize For Fire Drill At Logan Airport On 911 Anniversary

September 12, 2013 - On the 12th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) which operates Boston Logan International Airport had to apologize for conducting a fire drill in which a fire was set  Read More


Northrop Grumman Donates 2 Cessna 400 Aircraft To Technical College

September 11, 2013 - Northrop Grumman Corporation donated two Cessna 400 Series aircraft for training purposes to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College, in an effort to continue the company's commitment to  Read More


Jeppesen Introduces APP To Manage Fatigue Risk For Airline Crew, Crewalert Pro

September 11, 2013 - Jeppesen introduces CrewAlert Pro, a new iPad app designed to assist airline crew with preventing and mitigating fatigue. Now available for both iPad and iPhone, CrewAlert Pro helps airline crew and safety  Read More


Civil Aeronautics Administration Fines Airline Pilots For Landing Below Minimums

September 10, 2013 - China’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) which is responsible for the regulation of all civil aviation activities in the Republic of China has fined two pilots of Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) Read More


FAA To Stop Direct Sales Of Aeronautical Charts To The Public Eff October 2013

September 10, 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will end Direct-to-the-Public Subscriptions and Sales of paper aeronautical charts and related paper products. Back in July the FAA reported it would no long renew subscriptions for Read More


Bombardier To Sell Flexjet

September 9, 2013 - Bombardier has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of Flexjet’s activities to Flexjet, LLC, a newly-created company funded by a group led by Directional Aviation Capital. Total consideration is $185 million US and the completion of this transaction is subject  Read More


Flight Instructor Killed In An Experimental Aircraft While Performing A Flight Test

September 7, 2013 - On Friday, Jay Lessley, age 40, of Mapleton, Utah had departed from Spanish Fork Springville Airport, Utah just after 7:30 AM in an experimental aircraft the Skycraft SD-1TD (tail dragger) (N123SD). Lessley  Read More


United Airlines Keeps Its Promise, It Will Recall All Furloughed Pilots By Year End

September 5, 2013 - United Airlines announced it will recall nearly 600 pilots currently on furlough to address the airline's future staffing needs. “No United pilots will remain on furlough following the recall.” After September  Read More


General Dynamics ATC Radios Move Closer to Service in FAA Facilities Nationwide

September 4, 2013 - General Dynamics C4 Systems announced that the new software defined CM 300/350 (V2) UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios have completed the first phase of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA)  Read More


Kenneth Wallis Stunt Pilot In The James Bond Movie You Only Live Twice Died At 97

September 4, 2013 - Kenneth Wallis who played as James Bond stunt pilot for Sean Connery in the movie “You Only Live Twice” died at the aged of 97. His eldest daughter, Vicky Wallis said "He had a great long and successful Read More


Delta Air Lines Places Large Order With Airbus For 40 Aircraft

September 4, 2013 - Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 A321ceo (current engine option) and 10 A330-300 aircraft. This order marks a strong return to Airbus since Delta’s last order some two decades ago. The airline has selected CFM56-5B engines from CFM  Read More


DOT Fines United Airlines For Unfair And Deceptive Business Practices

September 4, 2013 - The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office) has fined United Airlines $350,000 for failing to timely process consumer refund requests, as  Read More


British Airways Pilot Found Dead May Have Been UK’s Most Prolific Sex Offender

September 3, 2013 - A British Airways pilot Simon Wood, 54 allegedly took advantage of and used his position as a pilot to sexually abuse children in third world counties as well in the UK. Wood was a First Officer with British Airways (BA) until his Read More


Federal Court Sides With ACLU In No Fly List Lawsuit

September 3, 2013 - A federal court ruled on Wednesday that constitutional rights are at stake when the government places Americans on the No Fly List, agreeing with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The  Read More


Marshall ADG Acquires Beechcraft’s European MRO Business

September 3, 2013 - Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group (Marshall ADG) announced today the purchase of Beechcraft’s flagship European MRO business, Hawker Beechcraft Limited. At its Broughton location in the UK, the  Read More


Garmin Updates G5000 Flight Deck For Beechjet 400A And Hawker 400XP

September 3, 2013 - Garmin announced that it will expand its portfolio of flight deck upgrades to include a G5000 modernization program for the popular Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP. The STC certification is   Read More

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