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PEOPLExpress Airlines Temporarily Suspends Service

September 28, 2014 - On Friday, PEOPLExpress announced that it is temporarily suspending service effective immediately and plans to resume service on or about October 16. The company reported that recent aircraft and crew availability and maintenance issues Read More


Midair Plane Crash Involving Young Eagles Over Buffalo New York

September 28, 2014 - On Saturday about 10:40 AM, two aircraft participating in the Young Eagles event collided midair about six miles east southeast of Buffalo Lancaster Regional Airport, New York. Onboard the aircraft, a Cessna  Read More


Airline Employees Charged With Cash Smuggling, Evading Airport Security

September 28, 2014 - Five commercial airline employees were charged Thursday after an undercover operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations  Read More


Flights Begin To Resume Out Of Chicago Airports After Fire At A Control Center

September 26, 2014 - This morning about 6 AM, a contract employee had set a fire at Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center shutting down air traffic to the world's second-busiest airport, O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport Read More


FAA Exempts Limited Flight Of Commercial UAS For Movie And TV Production

September 25, 2014 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step Read More


Spirit Airlines Faces RICO Act. After Florida Appeals Court Gives Green Light

September 25, 2014 - Spirit Airlines passengers filed a lawsuit against the carrier under the RICO Act. alleging the carrier was deceptive with its ticket prices, the plaintiffs case was thrown out in Florida's district court. However  Read More


Congress Urges FCC To Maintain Ban On Cellphone Calls On Commercial Aircraft

September 23, 2014 - At the urging of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and the AFL-CIO's Transportation Read More


At 13,000 Feet, Pilot Crashes Plane After Propeller Brakes In Half

September 23, 2014 - Timothy Cassell, 65, of Saratoga, California had planned a trip to his family's resort in Death Valley, a trip he had made every other week for the past six years in his 1966, Piper Cherokee 150 (N5948W) Read More


Monday Night, The United States Began Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In Syria

September 23, 2014 - On Monday the Sunni jihadist group ISIS which is active in Iraq and Syria called on terrorist attacks on the United States and its allies. “Hinder those who want to harm your brothers. The best thing you can do is to Read More


Pilot Strike Costing Air France $25 Million Per Day

September 22, 2014 - Air France's pilot strike has been disrupting flight operations for the past seven days, with catastrophic consequences for the Company. This strike generates an operating loss of up to $25 million (US Dollar) per day. Negotiations with the pilot unions Read More


TOBC Owner And Mother Killed In Plane Crash At Virginia International Raceway

September 20, 2014 - On Friday, TOBC racing owner and racer Jon Couch and his mother were killed in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway. One of the owners of the track, Connie Nyholm said the track was preparing for this Read More


Representative Hultgren Introduce Safe Towers Act, Hiring Procedure FAA Controllers

September 19, 2014 - U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren and Dan Lipinski today introduced the Standards Addressing Federal Transparency and Oversight With Evolving Recruitment Specifications (SAFE TOWERS) Act.  Read More


FAA Calls On The Aviation Industry To Equip For NextGen

September 19, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute that the FAA will hold a Call to Action summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting  Read More


Navy MQ-4C Triton, Unmanned Aircraft Fly's 11 Hours From California To Maryland

September 18, 2014 - The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation facility in Palmdale  Read More


August 2014 Was The Warmest Month On Record For Globe Driven By Warm Oceans

September 18, 2014 - With records dating back to 1880, the global temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was 1.35°F higher than the 20th century average of 60.1°F. This makes August 2014  Read More


FTL Airport Software Handled 800 Aircraft A Day With Only One Runway In Use

September 17, 2014 - NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three Read More


NASA To End Astronaut Space Travel With Russia

September 17, 2014 - Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been dependent on the Russian spacecraft, Soyuz for astronaut space travel to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA's Office Of Inspector General reported that the  Read More


United Airlines Offers Flight Attendants $100,000 For Early Retirement

September 16, 2014 - United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced that United will offer its Flight Attendants an Enhanced Early Out Program, which allows participants a one-time opportunity to voluntarily Read More


FAA Fines British Airways For Shipping An Oxygen Generator On A Passenger Flight

September 16, 2014 - Remember ValuJet? The FAA has fined British Airways for shipping an oxygen generator, a hazardous materials onboard American Airlines passenger flight that had departed London Heathrow Airport to Read More


Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

September 16, 2014 - This weekend marked 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an Read More


Russia Considers Blocking Western Aircraft Over Its Airspace, But At What Price? 

September 14, 2014 - The United States remains steadfast in its position against Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added additional sanctions against Russia's  Read More


Two Navy F/A-18 Hornets Collide Midair Over The Pacific Ocean

September 12, 2014 - On Friday two Navy F/A-18 Hornets on a training exercise colliding over the western Pacific Ocean. The two aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113. Both aircraft had Read More


FAA Calls For Comments On Aircraft Bonded Repair Size Limits Policy

September 11, 2014 - The FAA has recently published a draft policy statement that would provide guidance to aircraft certification engineers on size limits for bonded repairs to composite and metallic structures. This policy  Read More


United Airlines Passenger Admits Abusive Sexual Contact Of Sleeping Woman

September 11, 2014 - A Louisiana man on Wednesday admitted sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport. Devender Singh, 62, an Indian  Read More


Boeing Goes On The Attack Over Al Jazeera's "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787"

September 11, 2014 - Al Jazeera news agency recently did a documentary on the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft called "Broken Dreams, The Boeing 787" in which they took a look at manufacturing, safety and employee Read More


Red Bull Air Race, Ivanoff Wins Texas, Bonhomme New Championship Leader

September 10, 2014 - Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff had a flawless run in the Final Four on a hot and humid Texas afternoon and won the race with a time of 54.118 seconds with Britain’s Nigel Lamb taking second in 54.253 and Canada’s Read More


Settlement Reached In Agricultural Pilot Killed By Unmarked Evaluation Tower

September 10, 2014 - A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death suit filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and as a result, is establishing the standard of care as to the use of  Read More


NTSB Study Shows Upward Trend In Drug Use By General Aviation Pilots

September 10, 2014 - In a study adopted Tuesday on the prevalence of drug use by pilots who died in crashes, the NTSB found an upward trend in the use of both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. Almost all of Read More


Dutch Safety Report Indicates Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Broke Up In Flight

September 9, 2014 - On Tuesday the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) released its preliminary findings on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine killing all 282 passengers and 15 flight crew. General speculation at the time Read More


NTSB, Unstabilized Approach Caused UPS Flight 1354 To Crash

September 9, 2014 - Today the National Transportation Safety Board determined that UPS flight 1354 crashed because the crew continued an unstabilized approach into Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport  Read More


Pilot And Flight Instructor Killed After Hitting A CSX Train

September 9, 2014 - The Bethlehem Police Department continues to investigate the crash of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane (N79438) that occurred on the CSX Railroad property in Selkirk on Monday. At approximately 4:50pm, the Bethlehem Police  Read More


Pilot Killed At Reno-Stead Airport During A Qualifying Air Race Event

September 9, 2014 - On Monday at approximately 3:30 PM, Sport Class pilot Lee Behel, 64, from San Jose, Calif. was involved in a fatal accident during a qualifying heat of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Read More


Southwest Airlines Unveils Its New Look, Same Heart

September 9, 2014 - Southwest Airlines introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand on Monday at an event dedicated to its Employees. The airline proudly unveiled a new aircraft livery, named Heart One, airport experience, and logo. The new look puts the  Read More


FAA Begins Testing Unleaded Gas For Use In General Aviation Aircraft

September 9, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Read More


Ryanair To Purchase 200 New Boeing 737 MAX 200 Worth Over $22 Billion

September 9, 2014 - Ireland's low-cost airline, Ryanair on Monday signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase up to 200 new Boeing 737 MAX 200 (100 firm & 100 options). When finalized and all options exercised, this deal Read More


Embraer Opens New Engineering & Technology Center In Melbourne, FL

September 9, 2014 - Embraer celebrated the opening of its newly constructed Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, FL on Monday. The 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind outside Brazil,  Read More


Overweight, Unable To Get A Return Flight To The US, Dies, Airlines Settle Lawsuit

September 8, 2014 - A lawsuit filed against Delta, KLM and Lufthansa Airlines for allegedly barring a passenger from boarding a return flight back to the United Stated because of her weight, which may have resulted in her Read More


Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Resumes Flight Testing

September 8, 2014 - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft confirmed that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle two (FTV2) taking flight on Sunday at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Québec. The flight follows an in-depth review and Read More


Hypoxia May Have Caused Crash Of A Socata TBM-700 Off The Coast Of Jamaica

September 5, 2014 - On Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled two F-15 fighter jets at 11:30 AM after a Socata TBM-700 aircraft (N900KN) pilot became unresponsive to FAA air traffic controllers (ATC) Read More


NAAP Petitions The FAA To Set Standards For Passenger Seats

September 05, 2014 - The National Association of Airline Passengers, a non-partisan, non profit membership organization has filed a formal Petition for Rule-making with the FAA to set standards guaranteeing each passenger adequate leg, hip, and shoulder room. FAA Read More


Cessna Citation CJ3+ Receives FAA Type Certification

September 5, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft announced today it received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Cessna Citation CJ3+. Certification, awarded Thursday, comes less than six months after the company introduced the new Read More


Skydiver Set To Break Guinness World Record For Most Parachute Jumps In 24 Hours

September 4, 2014 - Jay Stokes will attempt to complete 700 skydives in 24 hours and break his own World Record on September 5 and 6, 2014 at Skydive Indianapolis. His goal is to make history and raise more than $200,000 for charity Read More


Instructional Flight That killed 2, Pilot Was Not A FAA Certified Flight Instructor

September 3, 2014 - A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report indicates a training flight out of Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, South Carolina on August 14 that killed the flight instructor and his student pilot was  Read More


Bell Helicopter Breaks Ground On New Bell 505 Assembly Plant In Lafayette, LA

September 3, 2014 - Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. The new 82,300-square-foot, $26.3 Read More


Ex-Pilot's Lawsuit Against Monroe County Sheriff's Aviation Department Tossed Out

September 3, 2014 - On Monday a federal judge dismissed an employment lawsuit against an employee in the aviation department of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and against Monroe County Sheriff, Rick Read More


DOT Rejects Norwegian Air International Foreign Carrier Permit

September 3, 2014 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Tuesday that it has denied Norwegian Air International's application for a temporary foreign air carrier operating authorization. This is a significant victory for  Read More


Coast Guard Pilot To Plead Guilty In The Rape Of The Wife Of A Fellow Officer

September 2, 2014 - A graduate of United States Coast Guard Academy and commissioned officer, Lt. Daniel G. Eyer, 31, will face a General Court Martial on Thursday at Air Station Borinquen for sexual assault and abusive sexual contact  Read More


Another Flight Diverted Over A Reclining Seat

September 2, 2014 - Another flight diverted over a reclining seat. On Monday a Delta flight from New York City to West Palm Beach, Flight 2370 was diverted to Jacksonville, as a result of two passengers getting into a heated argument which lead one of the passengers  Read More


NextGen APU's To Be Fueled By Hydrogen Fuel Cells

September 2, 2014 - A new chapter has been opened in the quest to make commercial air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable, with the agreement by Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to jointly fund research by Hydrogen  Read More


NextGen Jet Engine Fan Blades Use Carbon Super Material

September 2, 2014 - In the late 19th Century, Thomas Edison baked cotton threads and shredded bamboo to create some of the earliest commercial pure carbon fiber for use as the first glowing filaments in light bulbs. Industrial engineers are no Read More


Colorado Pilot, His Girlfriend And Her Three Children Killed In A Plane Crash

September 1, 2014 - On Sunday a 1994 Piper Malibu Mirage, PA 46-350P (N228LL) crashed while attempting to land at the Erie Municipal Airport, Colorado killing all five onboard. The Piper had departed the airport earlier in  Read More


UK Pilots Who Violate Airspace Will Be Required To Take An Online Exam

September 1, 2014 - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), at its discretion will now require pilots who infringe controlled or restricted airspace to submit to an online test to assess their airmanship skills. The test will only be Read More

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