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Las Vegas Police Helicopter Makes Forced Landing In The Downtown Area

December 31, 2014 - Today at approximately 1:22 p.m., a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) McDonnell Douglas MD530FF police helicopter, N530KK took off from Las Vegas airport and was assisting Read More


KC-46 Tanker Achieves Successful First Test Flight

December 31, 2014 - Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program on Sunday. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Wash., at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at  Read More


DOT Issues Final Rule On Air Travel With Musical Instruments

December 30, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation today issued a final rule to implement section 403 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires that U.S. airlines accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on Read More


Debris From AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Has Been Located In The Karimata Strait

December 30, 2014 - The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia has confirmed today that the debris found earlier today is indeed AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501, the flight that had lost contact with air traffic Read More


California Airports And Suppliers Reach Legal Settlement With Use Of Avgas

December 17, 2014 - The Center for Environmental Health announced it has won a legal agreement with 30 companies that sell and/or distribute lead-containing aviation gas (avgas) at 23 California airports, calling on the companies to  Read More


NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry On Mars

December 17, 2014 - NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic Read More


A New UN Inquiry Into The 1961 Secretary General Plane Crash Is Likely

December 15, 2014 - The United Nations has come under public pressure to look into the death of former UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold. On September 18, 1961, the plane UN Secretary General Hammarskjold  Read More


Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

December 14, 2014 - Garmin announces the new GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers. These new datalink receivers offer access to new weather service packages with lower activation fees, which are made available by SiriusXM and their latest G4 satellite network Read More


FAA Places Corporate Gains Over Pilot Safety

December 10, 2014 - It appears that the fight that has been going on for the past two years over commercial airline cargo pilot duty-time is over, and that surprisingly it appears the FAA placed profits above pilot safety in its issuing of a Final Supplemental Regulatory Impact Read More


Airline Profitability Improves With Falling Oil Prices

December 10, 2014 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report. Airlines are expected to post a  Read More


FAA Grants Five More Commercial UAS Exemptions

December 10, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology. “Unmanned Read More


Carson Helicopter VP Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the US Forest Service

December 10, 2014 - Steven Metheny, 44, of Medford, Oregon pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud and the Making of False Statements in defrauding the United States Forest Service in procuring Read More


Embraer Jet Crashes In A DC Suburb Killing All Onboard And Three On The Ground

December 9, 2014 - On Monday, a Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 jet, N100EQ, crashed into a home located in a Washington, D.C., suburb killing all three onboard and killing a mother and two of her children on the ground. At about  Read More


NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test

December 7, 2014 - NASA marked a major milestone Friday on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of  Read More


Qatar Airways Is Set To Take Delivery Of The World’s First A350 XWB

December 4, 2014 - Qatar Airways and Airbus announce the highly anticipated date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, France. The airline is set to take  Read More


FAA Fines IBC Airways For Operating Charter Flights In A Uncertificated Aircraft

December 3, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $97,500 civil penalty against IBC Airways, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for allegedly operating as a scheduled Read More


Salt Lake City Helicopter Crash Likely Due To Rotor And Tail Separation

December 3, 2014 - The FAA and NTSB are investigating yesterdays helicopter crash near Salt Lake City, Utah in which the pilot and passenger were killed after the Robinson R44 Raven II, helicopter, N3234U, broke apart in mid air and Read More


Boeing Conducts World's First Flight With 'Green Diesel' As Aviation Biofuel

December 3, 2014 - Boeing has completed the world's first flight using "green diesel," a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 Read More


NTSB Report Concludes Shortcomings Led To Boeing 787 Lithium-Ion Battery Fire

December 1, 2014 - Shortcomings in design and certification ultimately led to the fire in a lithium-ion battery installed on a Boeing 787 jetliner that had just completed an intercontinental flight to Boston, the NTSB determined in its  Read More


Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns In 2015

December 1, 2014 - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship has announced its return in 2015, featuring eight stops spanning the globe, including five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season. In addition, the season will visit new locations  Read More

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