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Petition Filed With EPA To Stop Lead Based AVGAS

April 23, 2014 - On Monday, three environmental health organizations (Friends Of The Earth, Physicians For Social Responsibility and Oregon Aviation Watch) filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in which they call on the agency to regulate Read More


Landmark Aviation Signs Agreement To Acquire Ross Aviation

April 23. 2014 - Landmark Aviation announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ross Aviation, a network of fixed based operations located throughout the United States, from investment funds affiliated with Centre Partners  Read More


NBAA Releases New Fatigue, Fitness For Duty Guidelines

April 22, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) released a new safety resource, “Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation,” last week at the Business Aviation Safety Seminar in San Diego, CA. The 16-page report, a joint effort with the  Read More


FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

April 21, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two and a half months ahead of  Read More


Teen Stowaway Survives Flight At 38,000 Feet With Temperatures Minus 80 Degrees

April 21, 2014 - On Sunday authorities at Kahului Airport, Hawaii were stun to learn a 16 year old boy had survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 767-300 jet. Security video shows Read More


Ryanair Looses Court Battle Over "Mayday Mayday" Documentary

April 17, 2014 - European pilots welcome the landmark decision of the Court of Amsterdam on Ryanair’s defamation claims against the Dutch TV channel KRO. The court held that KRO provided sufficient evidence to support its claims  Read More


What’s Powering the World’s Best Selling Plane?

April 16, 2014 - Boeing’s 737 passenger jet became the world’s best-selling aircraft last Wednesday, when the plane builder delivered the 8,000th jet to United Airlines. United was the first airline to order and take delivery of the 737-200 in 1968. It has since taken Read More


FAA Completes Equipment Installation for NextGen Aircraft Tracking System

April 14, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft Read More


Fired Pilot Denies Drug Smuggling Conversation With Supervisor, Files Lawsuit

April 12, 2014 - David Clark, 56, a former Monroe County Sheriff’s Department emergency air ambulance helicopter (Trauma Star) reserve pilot had filed an age discrimination suit against the Sheriff’s Department Read More


A350 XWB Makes First Touchdown In UK

April 11, 2014 - The new Airbus A350 XWB has made its first ever landing on British soil, visiting Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests. The aircraft, MSN3, was flown by London born experimental test pilot, Frank Chapman  Read More


Piper And Continental Obtain EASA STC For Diesel Powered Archers

April 10, 2014 - Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel Read More


Bombardier’s Learjet 85 Aircraft Takes Flight

April 10, 2014 - Bombardier Aerospace announced that the Learjet 85 aircraft successfully completed its first flight, achieving a major milestone in a business aircraft development program that will redefine the midsize segment. This first flight marks  Read More


UPS Rescinds Termination Of 250 Striking Drivers After Public Outcry

April 10, 2014 - After a pubic outcry over a mass firing, UPS (United Parcel Service) has reverse its decision to fire 250 drivers following a 90 minute strike that took place back in February which was the result of the firing of a  Read More


‘Transparent Airfares Bill' A Start, Not A Finish

April 9, 2014 - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Roger Dow, voiced tepid support for H.R. 4156, the "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014," and urged lawmakers to incorporate further changes in the bill to provide air travelers with the full scope of the Read More


Solar Impulse 2 The Round The World Aircraft Is Completed

April 9, 2014 - For the first time in its 75 year history, Switzerland based Pilatus Aircraft has surpassed the one billion sales mark, increasing sales by over 70%, R&D and infrastructure, are also higher than ever before. The number of fulltime employees at the  Read More


Solar Impulse 2 The Round The World Aircraft Is Completed

April 9, 2014 - Today, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg launched Solar Impulse 2, their new single-seater solar aircraft designed to take up the challenge of the first round-the-world solar flight, without any fuel in 2015. Solar Impulse is the product of an  Read More


NASA Looks To Go Beyond Batteries For Space Exploration

April 7, 2014 - NASA is seeking proposals for the development of new, more capable, energy storage technologies to replace the battery technology that has long powered America's space program. The core technologies solicited in the Wednesday call for  Read More


FAA Issues Finding Of Operational Suitability For Jeppesen EFB Solutions On iPad Mini

April 6, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued Jeppesen a letter of operational suitability confirming the form and functionality of iPad mini for use in the cockpit when  Read More


Sexually Abused Children In United Airlines Mentoring Program Will Finally Have Their Day In Court

April 5, 2014 - A Federal Bankruptcy Judge Has Ruled That the alleged victims of sexual abuse during a United Airlines mentoring program in Chicago in the 1990s can proceed with a civil action against  Read More


First Conviction For Illegal Use Of An Unmanned Aircraft In The UK

April 4, 2014 - A man from Cumbria in North West England has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for the dangerous and illegal flying of an unmanned aircraft. Robert Knowles was found to have  Read More


Supreme Court Rules For Northwest Airlines Over Complaining Frequent Flier

April 3, 2014 - On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Northwest Airlines v. Ginsberg, a case which centered around Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, of Minneapolis who was removed from the carriers frequent flier  Read More


Flight Safety Calls For Aircraft Monitoring And Communication Systems Symposium

April 3, 2014 - In the wake of the Malaysian government announcement that flight MH 370 ended in the Indian Ocean and the continuing search, the Flight Safety Foundation called on the commercial aviation industry and national civil aviation  Read More


Cessna And Embry Riddle Sign Long Term Agreement

April 3, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft announced that it signed a long-term purchase agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), which includes the purchase of 57 Cessna Skyhawk – model 172s, with initial deliveries beginning in 2014. The order is part  Read More


Iberia Airlines To Measure Air Quality In Flight For IAGOS Research

April 3, 2014 - Iberia Airlines to be the first Spanish airline to take part In Service Aircraft For A Global Observing System (IAGOS) project. IAGOS is a European research program which aims at constructing a global observation Read More

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