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FAA Needs To Do A Better Job With Aircraft Repair Station Oversight In The EU

July 29, 2015 - DOT's Office Of Inspector General's report indicated the FAA needs to implement greater oversight on European Union (EU) aircraft repair facilities. As international air service expands, U.S. air carriers increasingly  Read More


FAA, Wildfires And Drones Don’t Mix

July 29, 2015 - Responding to recent incidents in which unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” interfered with manned aircraft involved in wildland firefighting operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation  Read More


A Look Inside Trump's Boeing 757-200

July 22, 2015 - Donald Trump, Republican 2016 presidential candidate has been out on the campaign trail bolstering himself as a wealthy business magnate, claiming his net worth “is in excess of $10 Billion”. Yet the aircraft that Trump boost so much about, his Read More


FedEx Express To Acquire 50 Additional Boeing 767-300F Aircraft

July 21, 2015 - FedEx Express today agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F aircraft from The Boeing Company as it continues to modernize its aircraft fleet to more effectively serve its customers. In addition to the 50 Read More


Lockheed Martin To Acquire Sikorsky Aircraft

July 20, 2015 – Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account  Read More


Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand For Airline Pilots With Strongest Demand In Asia

July 20, 2015 - Boeing today released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world's airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over  Read More


Wings Of Alaska Flight 202 Crashes Killing The Pilot And Injuring 4

July 18, 2015 - On Friday a Cessna 207A, N62AK, departed Juneau International Airport, Alaska (PAJN) for  Hoonah Airport, Alaska (PAOH) with 5 people onboard. Enroute the aircraft crashed killing its pilot and four others were injured Read More


Piper Aircraft To Layoff Up To 150 Employees

July 16, 2015 - Piper Aircraft Inc. announced the layoff of up to 150 employees due to a lag in sales, “As a direct result of the slowdown in sales, Piper Aircraft will adjust the production schedule for remainder of 2015, as well as 2016. Aircraft sales for all  manufacturers  Read More


Solar Impulse World Solar Flight Pushed To April 2016 Due To Overheated Batteries

July 15, 2015 - Despite the hard work of the Solar Impulse team to repair the batteries which overheated in the record breaking oceanic flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, the solar powered airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg  Read More


Air Force One Pilot To President Lyndon B. Johnson Passes Away

July 15, 2015 - Brigadier General James Underwood "Jim" Cross, U. S. Air Force who was President Lyndon B. Johnson's pilot on Air Force One passed away at 90 in Gatesville, Texas on Saturday. Cross who was living in a nursing home died of natural causes. Cross  Read More


Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams Passes Away At 97

July 15, 2015 - Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams one of the last members of the Tuskegee Airmen passed away on July 2nd at the age of 97. Lt. Col. Eldridge F. Williams was born November 2, 1917. In 1941, he was drafted and after a Read More


Delta To Purchase $56 Million In Additional Shares In GOL Airlines

July 13, 2015 - Delta will deepen its existing partnership with GOL Airlines (Linhas Aereas Inteligentes) to enhance the Latin American carrier’s financial position and liquidity. GOL Airlines is the second largest airline in Brazil Read More


FAA To Rename Waypoints Named After Donald Trump At Palm Beach Airport

July 13, 2015 - The FAA has announced that it will replace several navigational waypoint names at the Palm Beach International Airport. These waypoints which are used by pilots to determine their position on a route have now become Read More


Attempt Underway To Force Instant Global Airline Deregulation

July 13, 2015 - A small group of countries is pushing hastily for full liberalization of the global airline industry, without safeguards, or consideration of the impact of such a move. The deal is currently on the table of ICAO Air  Read More


Teamsters Union Files Lawsuit Against Republic Airways Calling On Fair Contracts

July 9, 2015 - Teamsters Local 357 in Plainfield, Ind., filed a lawsuit against Republic Airways for unilaterally changing pilots’ working conditions regarding “open time” flying without first agreeing with the union about those changes. More  Read More


Father And Son Identified In Midair Plane Crash Involving A Cessna 150 And F16

July 8, 2015 - The pilot and passenger of a Cessna 150 that was involved in deadly midair plane crash with an Air Force F-16C fighter jet have been identified as father and son, pilot Joseph Johnson, 30, and his father Michael Read More


Boeing, Loss Of US Export-Import Bank Is A Huge Competitive Disadvantage

July 7, 2015 - For the first time in history, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) fails to receive congressional reauthorization. This is because congress skipped out of town for summer recess without taking a vote before its Read More


Vietnam War Pilot Dies In Flight For Life Helicopter Crash

July 6, 2015 - On Friday, a Flight For Life Colorado air ambulance helicopter had departed St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, Colorado with its pilot Patrick Mahany, 64 and two nurses. Just after takeoff the helicopter crashed killing its pilot and Read More


First A350 XWB For Cathay Pacific Is Taking Shape

July 6, 2015 - Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail Read More


Arch Grabs Second Straight Win With Thrilling Victory In Budapest

July 5, 2015 - Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in the heart of Budapest on Sunday, overcoming scorching heat and a ferocious challenge from championship leader Paul Bonhomme to pull Read More


JetBlue Becomes First Major Airline To Fly To Cuba Since Travel Restrictions

July 3, 2015 - Today JetBlue operated its first weekly charter flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). JetBlue becomes the first major U.S. carrier  Read More


Powered By The Sun, Solar Impulse 2 Aircraft Reaches Hawaii After 5 Nights

July 3, 2015 - The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Read More


Jury Finds Bakersfield Man Guilty Of Laser Strikes On Kern County Sheriff’s Helicopter

July 1, 2015 - After a two-day trial, Barry Lee Bowser Jr., 52, of Bakersfield, was found guilty today of one count of aiming the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According  Read More


Solar Impulse 2 Breaks World Records On Flight From Japan To Hawaii

July 1, 2015 - The airplane of Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg attempting the first round the world solar flight has broken all distance and duration world records for solar aviation (80 hour and 5663 km). At Read More

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