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FedEx Memorializes Its First Black Pilot

April 30, 2015 - On Thursday FedEx held a final flight ceremony honoring its first Black pilot. In 1973, Captain Carroll Waters Sr. helped launch FedEx and became the global shipping company's fist Black pilot. Captain Waters died on March 3, 2015, in Seattle  Read More


Sonex Aircraft Collaborates With NASC To Build Xenos-Based “Teros” Line Of UAVs

April 30, 2015 - Sonex Aircraft announced that a formal Business Collaboration Agreement has been signed with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation for research, engineering and production of Unmanned Air Vehicles Read More


FAA Inspector Charged With Carrying A Gun And Walking Pass Airport Security

April 27, 2015 - On Friday, Ernest E. Abbott, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspector, Atlanta Division, was charged in U.S. District Court, Atlanta, Georgia, with unlawfully entering Hartsfield  Read More


WECO Aircraft Repair Manager Sentenced For Recklessly Endangering Aircraft

April 28, 2015 - The former operations manager of WECO Aerospace Systems Inc. was sentenced today for conspiracy to destroy aircraft or aircraft facilities. United States District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Jerry Read More


Jeppesen Teams With Purdue University For Pilot Training

April 24, 2015 - Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will supply Purdue University’s leading aviation program with professional pilot training materials through a new agreement designed to prepare the next generation of student Read More


Pan Am International Flight Academy To Offer A320-200 Flight Simulation Training

April 23, 2015 - TRU Simulation + Training, Inc. announced today from the World Aviation Training Symposium that Pan Am International Flight Academy has signed a letter of intent to purchase an Airbus A320-200 FFS  Read More


Army Colonel Pleads Guilty In Helicopter Procurement Contracts

April 22, 2015  - A former colonel in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court for criminal misconduct arising from his duties associated with various helicopter procurement contracts at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville  Read More


Solar Impulse 2 Reaches China In First Round The World Solar Flight

April 22, 2015 – Solar Impulse 2 (“Si2”), the world’s most advanced solar-powered airplane and the first to fly day and night without fuel, landed successfully in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, following a 20 day stay in  Read More


NTSB Video, Airplane Misrigging Lessons Learned From A Close Call

April 21, 2015 - A Video Safety Alert highlighting the extra vigilance that pilots should take in doing preflight inspections prior to a first flight after maintenance work was released today by the National Transportation Safety Board. The video Read More

Cherokee Six Crashes In Dominican Republic Killing All Onboard

April 21, 2015 - On Monday a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six crashed in Dominican Republic killing all seven people onboard. The Cherokee Six had just departed Punta Cana (MDPC) International airport for Arroyo Barril (MDAB)  Read More

Piper's Diesel Archer DX Receives FAA Validation

April 21, 2015 – Piper Aircraft announced today that its team member, Technify Motors GmbH, a German based member of the Continental Motors Group, has received validation approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their European  Read More

Mooney International Reveals New M10 Design

April 21, 2015 - Mooney International revealed its new M10 design to the US Aviation Market at Sun`n Fun 2015. The presentation of a full-scale mockup at the Mooney International Booth showcases the design and innovative ideas being incorporated into the Read More


NATCA President Tells Aero Club of Washington It’s Time To Fix the Status Quo

April 20, 2015 - In remarks to the Aero Club of Washington today National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi called for a change to the way the nation’s aviation system is funded. “The status quo  Read More


DHS To Increase Security Screening Of Airport Employees

April 20, 2015 - The Department of Homeland Security will begin increasing security screening of airport and airline employees, beginning today as a result of a Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) reports which addressed gun  Read More


Machinists Union Moves To Postpone Election At Boeing

April 17, 2015 – Citing a toxic environment and gross violations of workers’ lawful organizing rights, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) today withdrew its petition with the NLRB for an April 22 union election at the Boeing Read More


FAA To Eliminate 736 NDB And VOR/DME Instrument Approach Procedures

April 15, 2015 - The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate a total of 736 ground-based nondirectional beacon (NDB) and very high frequency, omnidirectional radio range (VOR/DME)  Read More


Postal Worker Lands Gyrocopter On US Capitol Lawn In Protest

April 15, 2015 - On Wednesday, about 1:23 PM, 61 year old Doug Hughes, a postal worker in Florida landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The gyrocopter was fitted for and carried 535 letters of protest for campaign finance which were addressed to the Read More


Flight Design Completed First Flight Of New C4

April 14, 2015 - Last fall, Flight Design GmbH, manufacturer of the popular CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft, promised to fly its new, certified four seater called C4 by the opening of the Aero Friedrichshafen show. On Friday, April 9th, the development team Read More


Americans On The No Fly List Will Soon Be Able To Challenge Their Status

April 13, 2015 - Americans will soon be able to learn if they are on the No Fly List and will be given the opportunity to challenge their status if they are on the list according to court records filed today in federal courts in Oregon and Read More


Piper Aircraft Launches Three New M-Class Aircraft

April 13, 2015 - At a historical product unveiling today, Piper Aircraft announced three new aircraft as part of their esteemed M-Class line of single-engine, pressurized, cabin class business aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350. Piper President and CEO  Read More


Bombshell Report Turns Open Skies Debate On Its Head

April 8, 2015 - U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on a Congressional Research Service report, unearthed by the Business Travel Coalition via WikiLeaks, finding that U.S. Read More


Delta Assumes Tax Burden For Employees In Same-Sex Relationships

April 5, 2015 - Delta Air Lines announced updates to its health benefits policy to assist employees in same-sex relationships. Effective immediately, employees who cover same sex domestic partners under Delta's healthcare  Read More


Former Epic Aircraft CEO Remains Behind Bars In Multi Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

April 4, 2015 - Former CEO, Fred Schrameck aka Rick Schrameck of Epic Aircraft, a general aviation aircraft manufacturer in Bend, Oregon pled not guilty to federal charges of steeling $14 million from his customers  Read More


Former FAA Deputy Regional Administrator Charged With Theft Of Federal Funds

April 2, 2015 - On Tuesday, Joyce B. Scott, former Deputy Regional Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Great Lakes Region, Des Plaines, Illinois, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Chicago, Illinois. Scott Read More


JetBlue Pilot Who Screamed Religious Rants To Passengers Is Suing The Carrier

April 2, 2015 - Clayton Osbon, an ex-JetBlue pilot is suing the carrier for their failure in preventing him from acting as pilot in command onboard Flight 191 out of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, for Las Vegas, Nevada. On  Read More


Pilot Jailed For Flying Aircraft Without Proper Licensing And Lying To The FAA

April 1, 2015, - Paul Douglas Tharp was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Charlotte, North Carolina, to 60 days incarceration, three years of probation, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, for serving as an airman without an airman's  Read More


NBAA Applauds Passage Of Aviation Tax Reform In New York

April 1, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed passage of significant aviation tax reform that will bring jobs and economic development to New York state. Through the budget process, the state Senate and Assembly passed a  Read More


EASA Certifies The Latest And Most Capable 242 Ton A330 Version

April 1, 2015 - The latest variant of the highly successful A330, the new 242 metric tonne A330-300 has achieved certification from the European airworthiness authorities (EASA) following a 100 hour flight-test campaign Read More

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