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FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive On Certain Avidyne Flight Displays

May 22, 2015 - On Monday, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), 2015-10-51 was sent to owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) Read More


Hawaiian Airlines Fined For Violating Baggage Compensation And Price Advertising Rules

May 22, 2015 - The Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that Hawaiian Airlines violated federal rules on liability for mishandled domestic baggage and full-fare advertising. The Department fined the carrier  Read More


Siemens To Install Situational Awareness And Operational Management At LAX

May 22, 2015 - Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has selected Siemens to design and build an integrated operational flow visualization and management solution to support Los Angeles International Airport  Read More


NASA, Canadian Agency Renew Agreement To Reduce Aviation Icing Risks

May 22, 2015 - On hand to sign the renewal agreement Thursday at the NRC offices in Ottawa, Ontario, were Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, and Ian Potter, the Read More


Airbus Issues Alert To Operators Of Potential Bug Affecting Engines On Its A400M

May 21, 2015 - Airbus sends out an Alert Operator Transmission (AOT) to all operators of the A400M four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft informing them about specific checks to be performed on the fleet. This comes after an  Read More


Labor Issues Resolved, Allegiant Air Cleared For Forward Growth By FAA

May 21, 2015 - Allegiant Air has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its trajectory of record growth. Following a brief period of heightened surveillance due to labor negotiations, the FAA  Read More


Monarch Air Introduces Online Search For Discounted Empty Legs On Private Jet

May 21, 2015 - Monarch Air Group, LLC, a global charter and aircraft management company providing on-demand corporate and private air charter, announced that it has launched an easy-to-use online search tool to allow Read More


Bombardier Business Aircraft Releases Its Annual Market Forecast

May 21, 2015 - Bombardier Business Aircraft released its annual 10-year forecast for the private aviation market at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva (see Bombardier To Lay Off Workers Read More


Alaska Air Group Reduced Its Emissions By 30 Percent Over The Past 10 Years

May 20, 2015 - Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These Read More


A320neo With LEAP- 1A Engines Takes To The Sky For The First Time

May 20, 2015 - The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on Tuesday in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, registration F-WNEW, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Read More


Airport Baggage Handlers Charged With Transport Of Drugs Across The Country

May 20, 2015 - 14 persons have been charged in connection with an alleged wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to violate airport security requirements and transport drugs throughout the country. In a criminal complaint partially  Read More


Aerion Opens Order Book, Sets Price For AS2 Supersonic Business Jet

May 20, 2015 - Aerion Corporation's board of directors has authorized the sale of the AS2 aircraft at a price of $120 million in 2015 dollars. The initial 50 launch customers will receive preferential pricing and other benefits available only  Read More


Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight Powered By PurePower PW800 Engines

May 19, 2015 - Pratt & Whitney on Monday announced that its PurePower PW814GA engine has achieved another key milestone by successfully powering the first flight of the new Gulfstream G500 long-range business jet. The Read More


Air India Begins Psychological Testing On Applicant Pilots, Some Say Its Flawed

May 18, 2015 - Air India has for the first time instituted a psychological test on applicant pilots, as a result of, what is believed to have been the deliberate downing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz  Read More


U.S. Military Unmanned Aircraft Pilots Aren't Getting The Pilot Training They Need

May 18, 2015 - The Army and the Air Force face challenges ensuring that the pilots who remotely operate their unmanned aerial systems (UAS) complete their required training. Specifically, a March 2015 Army review showed that Read More


Passenger Claims He Can Control Aircraft's Flight Controls From His Passenger Seat

May 17, 2015 - It appears that founder of OneWorldLabs, Chris Roberts may have hacked into a United Airlines aircraft's flight control computers via the airplanes in-flight entertainment system (IFE) from his passenger seat. If true  Read More


A Family Of Four Killed In A Plane Crash In San Antonio, Texas

May 17, 2015 - On Saturday a single-engine Piper PA-24-260 Comanche, N9032P with a family of four had departed San Antonio-Kestrel Airpark, Texas. Shortly after takeoff, about 12:30 PM, the aircraft crashed on a parking lot at Read More


Court To Rehear Alleged Outing Of Sex Toy By A Former United Airlines Employee

May 17, 2015 - Christopher Bridgeman and his husband Martin Borger had been traveling in Costa Rica for a vacation. On May 21, 2011, the couple had boarded an United Airlines flight to return home in Norfolk Virginia, the  Read More


Eastern Air Lines Receives FAA 121 Operating Certificate

May 17, 2015 - On Wednesday, Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. announced its operating subsidiary, Eastern Air Lines, has received an Air Carrier Operating Certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration, which makes the company cleared for Read More


United Airlines Puts Computer Security To The Test Offering Hackers Reward Miles

May 17, 2015 - United Airlines is so confidant in its computer security it is offering up one million air miles to any computer hacker that can penetrate it system. This move comes amid increasing cyber security threats to businesses Read More


FAA Chooses Lockheed Martin And CSC To Provide DUATS Interface Drops DTC

May 16, 2015 - For the past 26 years (1989), Data Transformation Corp (DTC) and Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) were the only two companies contracted out by the FAA to provide a computer interface to the FAA's Direct User Access Read More


Tecnam Is Evaluating Development Of A Two Seater Single Engine Jet Aircraft

May 16, 2015 - Italian maker of light aircraft, Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, (Tecnam) announced on Tuesday that it is actively evaluating the potential of developing and producing a two-seater, single turbofan engine  Read More


FAA Suspends Asphalt Companies Contracts In Puerto Rico On Fraud Scheme

May 16, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended former BTB Corporation (BTB) President Juan Vazquez and BTB, as well as R&F Asphalt Unlimited, Incorporated (R&F Asphalt) Operations Manager Read More


Bombardier To Lay Off Workers Reduce Production Of The G5000 and G6000 Aircraft

May 15, 2015 - Bombardier Business Aircraft has confirmed this week that current economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some market regions, such as Latin America, China and Russia, have impacted order intake levels Read More


America’s Largest Airlines Received Taxpayer Benefits Worth $71.48 Billion

May 15, 2015 - Research commissioned by Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has quantified a range of government and court-sanctioned benefits and concessions received by the three biggest US  Read More


Frontier Airlines CEO Steps Down

May 14, 2015 - On Wednesday Denver's low-cost airline, Frontier Airlines CEO Dave Siegel steps down, he will be replaced by the carrier's chairman and president. This comes just after the DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division reported the Read More


FAA Launches National Capital Region No Drone Zone Campaign

May 14, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C. to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and  Read More


Southwest Pilots Union Begins Strike Preparedness

May 13, 2015 - The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) on Tuesday announced staffing and funding for a Strike Preparedness Committee. The committee will work closely with professional outside consultants, staff, other committees and resources of  Read More


Word's Second Jetman Makes History With Flight Into Dubai's Skies

May 13, 2015 - On Monday after enthralling the world to become the first man in history to fly using a jet-engine powered carbon fiber wing strapped to his back, Yves 'Jetman' Rossy, supported by XDubai, is geared up to take his  Read More


Red Bull Air Race To Make Debut Race In Japan

May 12, 2015 – The Red Bull Air Race will make its eagerly awaited debut in Japan on May 16/17 when the world’s fastest motorsport series moves to Eastern Asia for the first time. Two-time World Champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain, who won the season opener in Abu  Read More


First Quarter Sales Of General Aviation Aircraft Down Over Last Year Sales Numbers

May 12, 2015 - The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published first quarter 2015, aircraft shipment results. The general aviation industry shipped 678 aircraft in the first three months of the year for a total value of $5.3  Read More


Complaints About Airline Service Up From Previous Year

May 12, 2015 - Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2015 were up 55.1 percent from March 2014 and up 27.2 percent from February 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer  Read More


UK Civil Aviation Authority Announces Plans For Certification Of Offshore Helidecks

May 11, 2015 - Proposals for how the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) could take on the safety certification and approval of offshore helidecks, raising safety levels through a CAA-directive that would have powers to stop flights to helidecks  Read More


FAA Issues Alert On Un-Commanded Feathering Due To Improperly Installed PCU

May 11, 2015 - The FAA has issued a safety alert for aircraft owners/operators for the potential for un-commanded feathering events when propeller control units (PCU) and adapters are improperly installed, repaired or Read More


New Partner Or Threat In The Sky?

May 11, 2015 - The technology and abilities of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are changing fast and the commercial demand to integrate the systems in the airspace is enormous. The commercial advantages and possibilities of RPAS seem almost unlimited Read More


Switzerland Aircraft Manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 Makes Maiden Flight

May 11, 2015 - The first ever PC-24 Super Versatile Jet took off on its maiden flight today from Buochs airport, Switzerland. Prototype P01, call sign HB-VXA, flew across central Switzerland for a total of 55 minutes. The flight went exactly Read More


Airbus A400M Military Transport Aircraft Crashes On A First Production Flight

May 10, 2015 - On Saturday, an Airbus A400M, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft cashed in Spain near San Pablo Airport in Seville, Spain. Airbus' Airbus Defense and Space division reported of the six crew Read More


A Flying Car, Aeromobil 3.0 Experimental Prototype Crashes Injuring The Pilot

May 10, 2015 - On Friday the Slovakia manufacturer, Aeromobil was test flying its flying car, the Aeromobil 3.0 experimental prototype when it crash at Nitra Airport (LZNI) just after takeoff. The roadable aircraft was  Read More


Sun Country Airlines Threatens To Shut Down If Union Doesn't Agrees To Proposal

May 9, 2015 - On Wednesday Sun Country Airlines Chairman, Marty Davis sent off a letter to Air Line Pilots Association, International, the pilots union which indicated his offer to the pilots union was its ‘last, best and final’ offer. Sun  Read More


Father And Sons Killed In Plane Crash, In An Effort To Attend Son's Graduation

May 9, 2015 - On Friday morning a Piper Cherokee Lance single engine aircraft had departed Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) Atlanta, Georgia for University-Oxford Airport, Oxford, Mississippi with four onboard, within moments Read More


Lackland’s Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Opens To The Public

May 8, 2015 -  A new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit officially opened to the public on Monday during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Airman Heritage Museum. During the event, which was attended by three original Tuskegee Airmen   Read More


Raytheon To Transform U.S. Aviation Weather Data

May 9, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Raytheon a $77M contract to build weather processing technology and display infrastructure for use throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). Raytheon will enhance the back end  Read More


Cirrus Aircraft To Build Facility In Knoxville, Tennessee

May 8, 2015 - During a special ceremony on Wednesday, at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and announced the expansion of Cirrus Read More


Alaska Airlines To Be The First To Fly On Alcohol-To-Jet Fuel

May 8, 2015 – Gevo, Inc. announced on Thursday that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo's renewable jet fuel and fly the first ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The single demonstration flight is  Read More


FAA To Re-Evaluate Method For Measuring Effects Of Aircraft Noise

May 7, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon begin work on the next step in a multi-year effort to update the scientific evidence on the relationship between aircraft noise exposure Read More


FAA’s B4UFLY App Will Help UAS Pilots Operate Safely And Legally

May 6, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today demonstrated a new smartphone application called “B4UFLY,” designed to help model aircraft and unmanned aircraft (UAS) users  Read More


FAA-Industry Initiative Will Expand Small UAS Horizons

May 6, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a partnership with industry to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations beyond the type of operations the agency proposed in the draft Read More


F-35 Contractors, Under Fire, Spent Record Amounts In 2014

May 4, 2015 - Scathing reports have once again spotlighted the massive cost and delays surrounding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a jet designed for multiple branches of the military that has been dubbed the single most expensive weapons program in history. Even as criticism Read More

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