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Cessna Citation Latitude Prototype Reaches Maximum Performance Envelope

February 26, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, is celebrating another testing milestone with the Citation Latitude. In only the aircraft’s third flight, the Latitude prototype has successfully achieved full envelope performance for  Read More 


NTSB Issues Two Safety Alerts Focusing On Improving Helicopter Safety

February 25, 2014 - The National Transportation Safety Board today issued two Safety Alerts highlighting the importance of proper maintenance and simulator training as critical ways to improve helicopter safety. This year  Read More


Garmin Releases The GXM 42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

February 21, 2014 - Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the GXM 42, a portable SiriusXM Aviation weather receiver which allows pilots to access new weather services made available by SiriusXM and Read More


NTSB Hearings On Crash Of UPS 1354 Reinforce Need For One Level Of Safety

February 20, 2014 - Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), reiterated its support for immediate passage of the Safe Skies Act of 2013 that would end the “cargo carve-out” and help ensure that every pilot is a Read More


FAA Issues Final Rule To Improve Helicopter Safety

February, 20, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications  Read More


Cirrus Aircraft Has Strongest Deliveries Performance For 2013

February 19, 2014 - Cirrus Aircraft today announced that in 2013 it delivered 276 new aircraft, nearly a 10 percent increase over 2012, marking its best aircraft shipment performance since 2008. With these results, Cirrus Read More


At 35,000 Ft Arsonist Sets Multiple Fires Onboard Etihad Airways Flight 461

February 19, 2014 – Authorities in United Arab Emirates have detained 12 passengers in connection to multiple fires set onboard an Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER flight from Australia to Abu Dhabi. Flight EY461 had climb to  Read More


Boeing To Locate New 777X Composite Wing Center In Everett, Washington

February 18, 2014 - Boeing today announced the selection of its Everett, Wash., site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. The new composite wing center will be located north of the  Read More


Ethiopian Airlines Copilot Hijacks Boeing 767 With 200 Passengers Onboard

February 17, 2014 – Ethiopian Airlines hijacker has been identified as 31 year old Hailemedhin Abera, the copilot of Fight ET-702. The Boeing 767 carrying 200 passengers had departed from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia  Read More


Spike Aerospace announced New Design For The Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet

February 15, 2014 - Boston based Spike Aerospace is working on a number of aerospace projects and particularly focused on designing the world’s first supersonic business jet, the Spike S-512. The jet will reach international destinations Read More


Government Program Aimed At Deterring Laser Strikes Against Aircraft

February 12, 2014 - On Tuesday, the FBI announced a new regional reward program to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft. Reported incidents of the federal violation are on the rise. Since the FBI and the Federal Aviation  Read More 


FAA Final Rule On PEDs In The Cockpit During Aircraft Operations

February 12, 2014 - The FAA has issued a final rule that reinforces that airline pilots cannot use PEDs for personal use in all operations. The rule codifies existing FAA policies and procedures and meets an FAA Modernization and  Read More


An Algerian Military C-130 Transport Plane Crashed Killing 77

February 11, 2014 - An Algerian military transport plane crashed today about noontime killing 77 people onboard, it has been reported that there is one survivor. The four engine Lockheed built C-130 Hercules crashed into  Read More


House Committee Votes To Keep Cell Phone Calls Off Airplanes

February 11, 2014 - Measures to ensure cell phone calls stay out of airplane cabins, H.R. 3676, Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act of 2013 was approved by the House Committee on Transportation and  Read More


Cessna Wins First Japanese CJ4 Deal

February 11, 2014 - Cessna Aircraft to deliver three Citation CJ4 business jets to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) through their special mission affiliate Kanematsu Corporation of Japan. This deal represents the first  Read More


NJ Legislative Committee Looking Into Gov Christie Flight Logs

February 10, 2014 - The New Jersey bi-partisan legislative special investigative committee that is investigating the George Washington Bridge Fort Lee lane closures is now investigating whether Governor Chris Christie had flew in  Read More


Sikorsky Begins Safety Of Flight Tests On First Prototype CH-53K Helicopter

February 10, 2014 - Sikorsky Aircraft has powered up the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter designated the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). The January 24 event continues the Read More


Mooney Aircraft To Restart Assembly Line

February 7, 2014 - Mooney aircraft announced the company had begun the long-anticipated production of the first new Mooney Airplane since 2009. The assembly line will begin to move later this month, February 26th. Since announcing the return to the market in  Read More


For Safety NTIA Pushes FCC On 406 MHz ELT And To Eliminate 121.5 MHz ELT

February 6, 2014 - National Telecommunications And Information Administration (NTIA) is in support of an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that calls for the elimination of the emergency locator transmitters  Read More


FAA Clears Path For Installation Of Angle Of Attack Indicators In Small Aircraft

February 5, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today took an important step to help improve safety in small aircraft by simplifying design approval requirements for a cockpit instrument called an  Read More

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