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Russia's Fifth Generation Jet Fighter, PAK-FA Sees Flight Tests Completed In 2016

January 25, 2016 - Russia reports its will complete flight testing on its fifth-generation jet fighter, the PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) this year and it will enter production 2017. Russia's PAK-FA will replace its Read More


Air Force Makes History With First KC-46A In Flight Tanker Refueling

January 25, 2016 - Boeing and U.S. Air Force crews complete the KC-46A Pegasus tankerís first refueling flight following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle. The Boeing/Air Force test team aboard the KC-46 offloaded 1,600 pounds Read More


Boeing To Reduce 747-8 Production Rate, Recognize Fourth-Quarter Charge

January 22, 2016 - Boeing announced today it will lower the production rate on the 747-8 program to match supply with near-term demand in the cargo market. To account for the market and production impacts Read More


FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

January 22, 2016 - Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a  Read More


Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty To Bomb Hoax At Kansas City Airport

January 21, 2016 - A Kansas City, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today to conveying false information as part of a bomb hoax at Kansas City International Airport in August 2014. David James Cain, 35, of Kansas Read More


Alaska Airlines Pilot Arrested For Flying While Under The Influence Of Alcohol

January 21, 2016 - Los Angeles, Federal authorities have arrested a former captain with Alaska Airlines on federal charges of piloting a plane with passengers while under the influence of alcohol. David Hans Arntson, 60, a resident Read More


Atlas Air Worldwide To Acquire Southern Air

January 19, 2016 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. parent company of New York based cargo and passenger charter airline Atlas Air, announced today the company has entered into a agreement to acquire privately held Southern Air Holdings, Inc. Southern Read More


Airbus And Uber To Provide Smartphone Helicopter Service

January 17, 2016 - Airbus And Uber (Uber Technologies, Inc.) have partnered to provide consumers with helicopter service using the Uber app. The service will follow Uber's current model which will allow consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request Read More


FAA Final Rule On Photo ID For Student Pilots And All Other Pilots

January 12, 2016 - Back in 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would require student pilots and licensed pilots to have a FAA photo ID which was referenced Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) Read More


Airbus Releases Its Deliveries Numbers For 2015 And 2016 Aircraft Price List

January 12, 2016 - Airbus has exceeded its targets for 2015, achieving a new record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers of which 10 are new. These deliveries comprise: 491 A320 Family aircraft; 103  Read More


Qantas Airlines Boeing 747 Departs Sydney With Five Engines On Its Wings

January 7, 2016 - There can be many challenges for the airlines when an aircraft is flown at a great distance from it home base, one of such change can be dealing with an aircraft  maintenance issue. This happened to be  Read More


Boeing Achieves Record Commercial Airplane Deliveries In 2015

January 7, 2016 - Boeing delivered 762 commercial airplanes in 2015, 39 more than the previous year and most ever for the company as it enters its centennial year. In 2015, Boeing recorded 768 net orders, valued at $112.4 billion Read More


FAA Amends ATP Certification Requirement For Copilots Operating On 135 Flight

January 5, 2016 - The FAA amends final rule it made on Part 135 fight operations that had required in some cases the copilot, the second in command (SIC) of a Part 135 flight to hold an ATP certificate. Back in 2010, congress  Read More


NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billions In New Era Of Aviation

January 4, 2015 - The nationís airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASAís aeronautics researchers during the past six  Read More


Cochise Sheriff Office Back In The Air After New Years Eve Helicopter Crash In 2014

January 3, 2016 -  The Cochise County Sheriff Office returns to the sky after the crash of the departments helicopter on New Years Eve in 2014, that killed the pilot and his passenger. ďItís nice to be back in the airĒ said Sheriff  Read More


Red Bull Air Race 2016 Calendar Announced With New Locations

January 2, 2016 - The eight race 2016 World Championship season will feature a long-awaited return to a famed German auto-racing track, as well as a historic debut in the U.S. city thatís home to one of the most prestigious motorsport races on the planet. Salzburg  Read More

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