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Bob Irwin Co-Founder Of Aircraft Spruce Dies At 95

June 30, 2015 - After selling Fullerton Air Parts, Bob and Flo Irwin formed a new company called Aircraft Spruce Company (Aircraft Spruce) in 1965. The company initially started off selling one product, and that product was aircraft grade lumber that was made from the spruce Read More


Plane Crashes Just Moments After Pilot Reported Engine Problems To ATC

June 28, 2015 - At about 4 PM today, a Beech A36 Bonanza, N5626D departed on a VFR flight plan from Lancaster Airport, Pennsylvania for Norwood Airport, Massachusetts with three people onboard. At about 5:40 PM the pilot contacted Read More


Cruise Line Passengers Killed In Sightseeing Plane Crash, Alaska

June 26, 2015 - On Thursday, Eight passengers on the Holland America cruise line ship, the Westerdam, boarded a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter aircraft at Ketchikan International Airport, Alaska for aerial shore sightseeing flight. The Westerdam Read More


NBAA Issues 'Call To Action' Against Proposed ATC Privatization, User Fees

June 25, 2015 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today called upon its more than 10,000 Member Companies to make their voices heard in strong opposition to any legislative proposal that would strip  Read More


IAA and ISAVIA Create Worlds 1st Cross Border Aeronautical Communications Center

June 24, 2015 - The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has today commenced operations with the Rohde & Schwarz VCS-4G Voice Communications Control System (VCCS), which will enable the IAA and ISAVIA to become Read More


Airbus Wins $57 Billion Of Aircraft Orders At Paris Air Show 2015

June 20, 2015 - During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7  Read More


NTSB Report Out On Discovery Channel Military Reality Show Helicopter Crash

June 20, 2015 - A helicopter pilot filming of a unnamed military themed reality show for Discovery Channel along with his passengers, lighting and altitude was the likely cause of a Bell 206B helicopter (N59518) crash that took the lives of  Read More


NASA, German Aerospace Center Partner For Research Into Advanced Aircraft

June 19, 2015 - NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and advance research into rotorcraft, two projects that extend years of vital cooperation  Read More


Garmin Introduces Stylish Aviator Watch, D2 Bravo With Aviation Features

June 18, 2015 - Garmin  on Tuesday introduced D2 Bravo, a next-generation aviator watch that combines practical functionality and sophisticated design to bring pilots and aviation enthusiasts a premium GPS watch. D2 Bravo Read More


Former Carson Helicopter Vice President Sentenced To Federal Prison

June 18, 2015 - Steven Metheny, 45, Medford, Oregon was sentenced Tuesday to 12.5 years in federal prison by U.S. Chief District Court Judge Ann Aiken after his convictions for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and the  Read More


Transportation Committee Chairman Wants To Strip The FAA Of ATC Functions

June 18, 2015 - In a speech on Monday before the Aeroclub of Washington, the used car salesmen, Chairman of the House Transportation committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, said he would like to  Read More


FAA Proposes $66,000 Civil Penalty Against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc.

June 17, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $66,000 civil penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc., of Miami, Fla., for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not Read More


UTC To Spin Off From Or Sell Sikorsky Aircraft, Intends To Exit Helicopter Business

June 16, 2015 - United Technologies Corp. on Monday announced that it will pursue the separation of the Sikorsky Aircraft business from United Technologies, subject to final Board approval. This announcement follows a review  Read More


UTC Aerospace Systems introduces aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System

June 16, 2015 - Hartford, Connecticut based UTC Aerospace Systems, introduces a radar-based aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System (TSAS) designed to help flight crews navigate safely during taxiing operations and to detect Read More


32,600 New Planes Worth Nearly US$5 Trillion In The Next 20 Years

June 16, 2015- From the world’s first commercial flight in 1914, to today’s 32 million flights annually, aviation has become part and parcel of our everyday lives. With some three billion air passengers, and 50 million tons of freight carried  Read More


ICON A5 Light Sport Amphibian Aircraft Successfully Completes FAA Audit

June 15, 2015 - On Thursday, the FAA completed a comprehensive compliance audit at ICON Aircraft’s Tehachapi, California, facility. This allowed them to issue the first S-LSA airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5 Light Sport    Read More


DOT, Delta To Keep Seattle-Haneda Route As Long As It Provides Daily Service

June 15, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today finalized its decision to permit Delta Air Lines to retain its authority to provide daily service between Seattle, Washington and Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Read More


Wheelchair Bound, Airline Passenger Forced To Crawl Up Flight Of Stairs

June 15, 2015 - Theresa Purcell, is unable to walk as a result of a neurological disorder that affects her motor and sensory nerves, which has weakened her body's muscles and nervous system. As a result Purcell must use a  Read More


South Carolina Passes Sales Tax Exemption For Owner Operator Aircraft Parts

June 15, 2015 - South Carolina Governor has signed a bill into law removing the state’s seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as “FAA Part 91.” The change is expected to make South Carolina’s  Read More


Bombardier C Series Aircraft Flight Tests Show Better Fuel Burn, Payload, Range

June 14, 2015 - Bombardier announced today that, based on flight tests results, its all-new CS100 and CS300 aircraft are exceeding their original targets for fuel burn, payload, range and airfield performance. In  Read More


VA Makes Last Minute Rule Change In Flight School Requirements

June 12, 2015 - An eleventh-hour decision by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has left dozens of veterans stranded in Prescott, Ariz., with limited employment opportunities and families to care for, and once again    Read More


United Airlines To Pay Over $1 Million To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

June 12, 2015 - In a case that garnered nationwide attention, air transportation giant United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 million and implement changes to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal  Read More


Allegiant Wins Injunction Appeal To Change Terms Of Employment On Its Pilots

June 12, 2015 - Allegiant Air, a low-cost airline owned by Allegiant Travel Co. on Tuesday prevailed before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its appeal of a lower court ruling which had prohibited the Read More


NTSB Report Indicates Wasilla Pilot, Instructor Was Killed By Spinning Propeller

June 11, 2015 - NTSB report indicates a Wasilla pilot, 62-year-old Clark (Jay) Baldwin was struck and killed by a moving Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub's (N985W) plane propeller. Baldwin accidently walked into the back of  Read More


DC's Washington International Airport To Receive Grant To Improve Taxiways

June 11, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a $16.8 million grant to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport to complete the fourth phase of a multi-phase comprehensive taxiway Read More


EPA Takes First Steps To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Aircraft

June 11, 2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial aircraft contribute to the pollution that causes climate Read More


Airlines To Address Carry-On Bag Dilemma

June 10, 2015 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced a new initiative to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies. Working with airline members of IATA Read More


Mitsubishi Aircraft Begins Low Speed Taxi Tests On Next-Generation Regional Jet

June 10, 2015 - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation begins low speed taxiing tests with the first flight test aircraft of the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet), their next-generation regional jet, at the Nagoya Airport, (Toyoyama-cho, Aichi Prefecture) Japan Read More


Swedish Pilot Thom Richard Wins First Round of Air Race 1 World Cup In Tunisia

June 9, 2015 - Thom Richard of Sweden has claimed victory in the first round of the Air Race 1 World Cup held in Monastir, Tunisia, on 7th June 2015 in front of thousands of spectators. Richard flew across the finish line ahead of the  Read More


Two Day Summit - AA Chairman And CEO Doug Parker Elected AGM President

June 9, 2015 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened its 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Miami, Florida, with more than 1,000 industry leaders and media in attendance Read More


Kansas Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Explode Car Bomb At Airport

June 8, 2015 - A Wichita, Kansas, man pleaded guilty to attempting to explode a car bomb at the airport in Wichita. Terry Lee Loewen, 59, of Wichita, pleaded guilty today to one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Loewen was arrested in December  Read More


FAA Leads Global Effort On General Aviation Aircraft Design

June 5, 2015 -  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading a global initiative with industry and other civil aviation authorities to develop a performance-based approach to airworthiness standards for Part 23 general  Read More


Sonex Aircraft CEO Killed In Plane Crash Along With A Company Mechanic

June 3, 2015 - Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett and Sonex assembly mechanic Mike Clark died yesterday in an accident involving Sonex Sport Acro N123SX at the East end of Wittman Regional Airport’s runway 9, which occurred at  Read More


Dassault Aviation Rolls Out First Falcon 5X

June 2, 2015 - Dassault Aviation today lifted the veil on the highly anticipated Falcon 5X, which establishes a new benchmark in the large cabin, long range business aviation market. Presented at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility before  Read More


Boeing Begins Assembly Of First 737 MAX Single Aisle Airplane

June 2, 2015 – Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., have started building the first 737 MAX on schedule for first delivery in third quarter 2017. Last week, employees started to assemble the wings for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. Wings are the first 737  Read More


NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings That Reduce Drag Caused By Insects

June 1, 2015 - Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings NASA recently tested on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757  Read More

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