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Metrojet Airbus A321 Crashes Killing All 224 Onboard

October 31, 2015 - Today an Airbus A321 jetliner (EI-ETJ) that had departed from Sharm el Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport, Russia with 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. It has been Read More


Government Of Québec Partners With Bombardier For $1 Billion In C Series Aircraft

October 29, 2015 - Bombardier today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Revenues totaled $4.1 billion for the quarter, compared to $4.9 billion for the same period last fiscal Read More


CH-53K Helicopter Achieves First Flight

October 27, 2015 - Sikorsky Aircraft today announced the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning Read More


DOT Issues New Flight Safety Rule For E-Cigarettes

October 26, 2015 – In its continuing effort to improve transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration today issued an interim final rule (IFR) to prohibit passengers and Read More


DOT Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

October 19, 2015 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Read More


First Customer Built SubSonex Personal Jet Takes Flight

October 16, 2015 - Redge Greenberg of Durango, Colorado, made his first flight in his Sonex Aircraft the SubSonex (serial number JSX0003) yesterday in the company's first customer-built jet aircraft. "I flew the SubSonex this morning, for about 35 minutes… all went well" Read More


New FAA Inspector Guidance To Ease Part 135 Pilot-Checking Challenges

October 15, 2015 - The FAA has issued new guidance to agency inspectors that should provide relief from pilot-checking challenges faced by Part 135 operators due to a shortage of check airmen. The new guidance is found in Read More


Bombardier C Series Aircraft Certification Program Over 90 Per Cent Complete

October 14, 2015 - Bombardier announced today that its all-new CS100 aircraft has successfully completed over 90 per cent of the certification program and is now in the final stage of flight testing that will include a few weeks Read More


Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home Killing Pilot And A Home Occupant

October 14, 2015 - On Tuesday, a Piper Archer aircraft, PA-28-180, N57312, had departed Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Orlando for Palm Beach County Park Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida with only its pilot onboard. While on  Read More


Safety Board Reports Surface To Air missile Brought Down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

October 13, 2015 - The crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system. So says the investigation report Read More


NATCA Calls For Congressional Hearing On Air Traffic Controller Understaffing

October 13, 2015 - The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is calling for a congressional hearing about the chronic understaffing of air traffic control facilities. New data shows that national staffing totals Read More


FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

October 7, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports Read More


Bombardier Confirms Talks With Airbus

October 7, 2015 - Bombardier Aerospace the Canadian aircraft manufacturer has confirmed the company held talks with Airbus in regards to selling a stake in its family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners know as it CSeries aircraft which  Read More


FAA Issues The Largest Fine Ever Issued Against A UAS Operator

October 6, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace. The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil  Read More


American Airlines Pilot Who Died Enroute To Boston Had Double Bypass Surgery

October 6, 2015 - On Monday, American Airlines Flight 550 a red-eye flight with 147 passengers and a flight crew of 5 departed Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just after 12 AM for Boston's Logan Airport. Enroute, the captain Read More


Rolls-Royce To Invest Half Billion Dollars To Transform Indianapolis Facilities

October 05, 2015 - Rolls-Royce announced the company will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research, ensuring that Indiana remains a leader Read More


Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus Worth $1 Billion

October 5, 2015 - Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has signed an approximately $1 billion contract with Airbus for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems. The deal is Alcoa’s largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer. Alcoa’s Read More


Heathrow CEO Calls For Global Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015 - Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye is calling for global leaders to take action to cut carbon emissions in a panel discussion at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Holland-Kaye Read More


Air France Warns Of Layoffs Over No Vote From Pilots Union

October 2, 2015 - On Wednesday Air France failed to reach a new agreement with its pilots union over benefits and pay cuts in its "Perform 2020" plan. As a result, the airline has warned that the company will look at its "Plan B" option which is to cut up to 2,900 jobs. Air Read More


Scandinavian Airlines Signs Agreement With Cityjet On Wet Lease And Sale Of Blue1

October 1, 2015 -  Scandinavian Airlines (SAS Scandinavian Airlines System) begins collaboration with Cityjet on regional jet services. As part of this collaboration, Cityjet is also acquiring 100% of the shares in SAS subsidiary Blue1 Read More

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