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Canceling Over 3,800 Flights Lufthansa Faces Biggest Pilot Strike In Its History

March 31, 2014 - The German air carrier, Lufthansa is expecting its pilots to go out on strike for three days beginning April 2nd. The strike would be the biggest in Lufthansa's history. The carrier is reporting the strike will force the Read More


Safety Board Report Indicates Copilot Warned Pilot Before Boeing 737 Plane Crash

March 31, 2014 - On Tuesday the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board released a report in which indicated the copilot of Fight 6560 warned the captain to abort the landing which resulted in the crash  Read More


Pilot Attempted A Loop The Loop Maneuver In A Yak 52 100 Feet AGL Is Killed

March 30, 2014 - On Saturday about 3 PM local time a Aerostar Yak 52 crashed shortly after takeoff from North Weald Airfield, Essex, England killing its pilot and passenger after the pilot attempted to perform a loop-the-loop maneuver Read More


Saab And Pilatus Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

March 28, 2014 - Pilatus Aircraft signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAAB cementing a far reaching partnership which on the one hand addresses the offset obligations of SAAB related to the possible purchase of the Gripen for the Swiss Air Force  Read More


Delta Pilot Convicted Of Sexual Assault Of A Minor Onboard Flight 855

March 28, 2014 - A Delta Connections pilot, Michael James Pascal, 45, was convicted on Thursday in a Utah Federal District Court on a Grand Jury on a two count indictment for sexually assaulting a 14 year  Read More


NTSB Report, 1956 Piper That Crashed Killing Alaskan Pilot Was Overloaded

March 26, 2014 – NTSB report indicates that the 1956 Piper PA-18A Super Cub, N4581A that crashed just after takeoff out of Tatitna Airport, Alaska killing its pilot back in August 2013, was over its maximum takeoff weight. On August  Read More


NTSB Issues Safety Alert On Wrong Airport Landings

March 26, 2014 - Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially  Read More


American Eagle Pilots Reject Concessionary Contract

March 24, 2014 - American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) expressed their collective will and today rejected a concessionary contract proposed by American Airlines Group (AAG). With 92 percent of the eligible  Read More


Boeing On Schedule To Deliver Worlds First All Electric Satellites

March 24, 2014 - Boeing is on track to deliver the world's first all electric propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015 as it has met key production milestones on its initial 702SP (small platform)satellites.  Boeing recently  Read More


Worlds First AW189 Full Flight Simulator Ready For Training

March 24, 2014 - A joint team from ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) has certified the world’s first AW189 full-flight simulator (FFS) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. The new Read More


Ultralight Aircraft Carrying Marijuana Crashes In Mountains East Of San Diego

March 21, 2014San - U.S. authorities are investigating a drug smuggling incident in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego early Friday morning involving an ultralight aircraft carrying approximately 250 pounds of marijuana that  Read More


EAA, FAA Reach Agreement On Airventure ATC Costs

March 21, 2014 - EAA and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed two agreements - a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement - that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis Read More


New Goodyear Blimp Takes First Flight

March 18, 2014 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp took to the skies Monday for its maiden flight. The test flight is part of a comprehensive training program Goodyear pilots and crew will undergo over the next two months. The new blimp will Read More


FAA And Boeing Review Team Finds Boeing 787 Design Safe

March 16, 2014 - The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the findings of a review team formed in January 2013 to review the Boeing 787's design, manufacture and assembly processes. The joint team of FAA and Boeing Read More


Cessna, Beechcraft And Hawker Aircraft Becomes Textron Aviation

March 15, 2014 - Textron Inc. announced it has closed its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment  Read More


FAA Looking Into Drug Testing Of Maintenance Personnel Outside The United States

March 14, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration announced it is seeking comments on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that would require drug and alcohol testing of maintenance personnel who work  Read More


AAAE Highlights Need For Airport User Fee Increase And Additional CBP Resources

March 13, 2014 - American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and CEO Todd Hauptli today pointed to the just-released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation forecast for 2014-2034 Read More


FAA Reports Agency Strategic Initiatives In Place To Meet Demand

March 13, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) annual forecast released shows the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a  Read More


Aircraft Assisted Pilot Suicides In The United States, 2003-2012 Report

March 12, 2014 - This report was put together by Civil Aerospace Medical Institute Federal Aviation Administration Oklahoma City, OK. - Aircraft assisted suicides are tragic, intentional events that are hard to predict and difficult  Read More


Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Ryan International Airlines

March 12, 2014 - A former owner and operator of a Florida-based airline fuel supply service company pleaded guilty today to participating in a kickback scheme to defraud Illinois-based Ryan  Read More


Aircraft Laser Striker Gets Longest Sentence In History

March 11, 2014 - Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, of Clovis, Calif., was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at Fresno police helicopter Air 1, and attempting to interfere with its operation. Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Jennifer  Read More


NSTB Chairman, Deborah Hersman To Leave Post For The National Safety Council

March 11, 2014 - Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced she will be leaving the NTSB on April 25th to begin her new career as President and CEO at the National Safety Read More


Questions Remain Over Death Of A Child In Asiana Airlines Plane Crash

March 10, 2014 - City Attorney’s office states 15 year old teens’ death was due to plane crash. However, coroner’s office reports child’s death from being ran over by a fire truck. San Francisco police alleged child was ran over by fire  Read More


Carbon Fiber High Performance Sport Two Seater Aircraft To Arrive In North America

March 10, 2014 - The world of sport aviation is currently being revolutionized by the use of strong and light carbon fiber. The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-seater, the first ultra-light sport aircraft made entirely from  Read More


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 To Beijing With 239 Onboard Goes Down

March 9, 2014 – On Saturday at 12:45 AM Malaysia time a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departed Malaysia's main international airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Onboard the twin-engine Boeing 777-200 jet  Read More


FAA Files Notice To Appeal Decision By An NTSB Administrative In Drone Case 

March 7, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a notice appealing a decision by an NTSB Administrative Law Judge in the civil penalty case, Huerta v. Pirker (Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation  Read More


Bonhomme Beats Old Rival In The 2014 Red Bull Air Race Season Opener

March 1, 2014 - Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday with a clutch performance in a pressure-packed finale ahead of his perennial rival Austria’s  Read More


GAO Report On Current And Future Availability Of Airline Pilots

March 1, 2014 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress found mixed evidence regarding the extent of a shortage of airline pilots  Read More

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