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Germany To Require Its Pilots Undergo Radon Drug And Alcohol Testing

December 30, 2015 - In the wake of Germany's Germanwings Flight 9525 crash that killed all 150 onboard, Germany plans to introduce legislation that would for the first time require its pilots to undergo random drug and Read More


Wisconsin Based, Morgan Aircraft Files For Bankruptcy

December 30, 2015 - Morgan Aircraft which was founded in 2005, had a vision to build and manufacture Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) general aviation jets and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has filed bankruptcy as a result of the company  Read More


Pentagon Says F-35 Program On The Right Track

December 29, 2015 - Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office say they've finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 Read More


Civil Air Patrol Aircraft Crashes In Office Building In Anchorage Killing Its Pilot

December 29, 2015 - Just after 6 AM this morning, A Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aircraft crashed into two office buildings in Anchorage Alaska killing the pilot. At this time it is unknown if any one else was onboard the Cessna 172, (N914CP) Read More


Graffiti Taggers Tag Planes At Van Nuys Airport For A Second Time

December 28, 2015 - Graffiti taggers cut a hole in perimeter fence at Los Angeles' Van Nuys Airport on Sunday night or early Monday morning and tagged three corporate jets belonging to Fair Wind Air Charter, Private Air Read More


Japan's MJR Regional Jet Faces Further Setbacks

December 24, 2015 Ė Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation today announced that the company will change the first delivery schedule of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, from the second quarter of 2017 to the second quarter of Read More


ICARUS, The Next Generation Of IFR Training Glasses

December 23, 2015 - ICARUS Devices will soon introduce a pilot training device that will fundamentally change the way pilot train for instrument flight. ICARUS, which stands for Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding Read More


Epic Aircraft E1000 Makes Maiden Flight Begins Flight Testing

December 23, 2015 - Epic Aircraft, manufacturer of high performance, all carbon fiber, single-engine turboprop aircraft, achieved a significant milestone in its E1000 certification program last week, with the successful maiden Read More


10 Years After Fatal Plane Crash, Family Members Continue To Search For Answers

December 21, 2015 - At approximately 11:40 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2006, a Cessna U206G, aircraft, registration N120HS crashed while on a precision approach for runway 35 at the Monroe County Airport Read More 


Pilots And Cost-Sharing Passengers Receive A Blow By DC Court Of Appeals

December 18, 2015 - On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against Flytenow, Inc. in the case of the FAA vs. Flytenow, Inc. (No. 14-1168). After giving oral arguments in their case before the court in Read More 


Alcoa Awarded Multiyear Supply Contracts With Boeing Worth Over $2.5 Billion

December 17, 2015 - Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced long-term supply contracts with Boeing valued at over $2.5 billion. Alcoa will supply multi-material fastening systems for every Boeing platform in its largest Read More


LightSquared And Garmin Reach Agreement On Spectrum Use For L-Band

December 17, 2015 - Today, New LightSquared reached agreement with Garmin on spectrum use parameters for terrestrial service in the L-Band relating to the new companyís licenses as regulated by the Federal  Read More


Commercial Flights To Begin Soon From US To Cuba

December 17, 2015 - For over 50 years, the United States and Cuba has had limited communications. However, that changed a year ago today when President Obama addressed the nation to report a change in U.S. Cuba policy. One year ago, President  Read More


General Aviation Manufacturers Association Calls On Small Airplane Certification Rule

December 15, 2015 - General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce issued the following statement asking when the Obama Administration will issue the rule to implement the Small Read More


Senate Passes Pilotís Bill Of Rights 2 (PBOR 2)

December 15, 2015 - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 11,000 flight hours, today hailed the Senateís unanimous passage of the Pilotís Bill of Rights 2 (S. 571). The bill has 70 cosponsors, Read More


FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

December 14, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportationís Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than Read More


Four Airlines Ban The Carriage Of Hoverboards On Their Aircraft

December 11, 2015 - On Friday, four major airlines banned the popular "hoverboards" from being carried or stored on their aircraft. These self-balancing devices are the yearís hottest electronics as people everywhere are  Read More


No Fly Zone Over Aliso Canyon Fear Aircraft Flying Over May Ignite Methane Gas

December 10, 2015 - The FAA as issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), 5/3842 to alert aircraft pilots of the potential hazards of a methane gas leak at a Southern California Gas Companyís (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility in the Read More


HondaJet Receives Type Certification From The FAA

December 9, 2015 ó The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North  Read More


DOT Explores Initiative To Make Flying Easier For Individuals With Disabilities

December 2, 2015 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department has hired a neutral convenor to consider the feasibility of a negotiated rulemaking to develop additional rules Read More

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