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The FAA Issues AD Warning 787 Pilots Of Erroneous Airspeed Indications

March 31, 2016 - The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. The AD requires the owners of these aircraft to revise the airplane flight manual (AFM) to instruct flight crews to Read More


Boeing To Cut Labor Force Sounds Like A Move Toward Non Union Workers

March 31, 2016 - Boeing to cut as many as 4,000 jobs over 2016, in it's commercial airplane division through layoffs, buyouts, attrition and by leaving unfilled positions open. The company's goal is to cut 2 percent of its workforce whereby Read More


FAA Announces Finalists Working To Get The Lead Out Of General Aviation Fuel

March 29, 2016 - As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an acceptable unleaded fuel for small airplanes, the U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it has selected two  Read More


EgyptAir Flight 181 Hijacking Has Come To An End

March 29, 2016 - This morning, Egyptian air carrier, EgyptAir, Flight 181 departed Borg El Arab International Airport, Alexandria, Egypt for Cairo International Airport at about 6:36 AM local time with 56 passengers, 7 crew members and 1 security officer onboard  Read More


American Airlines Pilot Charged With Operating An Aircraft While Under The Influence

March 28, 2016 - American Airlines copilot, John McGuire, 50, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly being intoxicated, he is now been charged with operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol. According to Maria Read More


JetBlue Flight Attendant Caught Smuggling 70 LBS Of Cocaine Through LAX Airport

March 25, 2016 - JetBlue flight attendant, Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, surrenders to New York authorities after feeing from a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport after dropping her suitcases containing nearly 70 pounds of Read More


Authorities Report Plane Parts Likely From Malaysia Airlines MH370

March 24, 2016 - Transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia strongly believe that the two aircraft parts that have been found in Africa are from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared from radar in March 2014 with 239 onboard Read More


FAA Acts To Reduce Bird Fatalities

March 23, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects thousands of birds may be saved each year because of changes the agency has made to its communication tower lighting standards. The FAA has developed a number of tower Read More


90 Female Missileers, B-52 Aircrews Make History

March 22, 2016 - Ninety female missileers made Air Force history today as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously. In honor of Women's History Month, missileers based out of Minot Air Force Read More


Deadly Attacks At Brussels Airport And Maelbeek Metro Station

March 22, 2016 - At 8 AM two explosions occurred in the departure hall at Brussels Airport (Zaventem Airport). Emergency and rescue services are on the scene. It is believed that as many as 10 people are feared dead and  Read More


Governments Urged To Settle On Key Aviation Climate Package

March 23, 2016 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched a series of regional outreach and education sessions as negotiations continue towards the adoption of a global climate agreement for air transport. The regional events, under Read More


Former Head Of Worlds Largest Mining Company Dies In Plane Crash

March 21, 2016 - On Saturday, Roger Agnelli, 56, the former head of the world’s largest iron ore and nickel producers, the Vale company in Brazil died in a plane crash along with family members and his pilot just moments after Read More


Boeing 737 Crashes In Russia Killing All 62 Onboard

March 20, 2016 - On Saturday, a United Arab Emirates Boeing 737-800 operated by Flydubai Airlines crashed killing all 62 passengers and crew onboard. Flight FZ981 had departed from Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates for Rostov Airport Read More


First U.S. Manufactured Airbus Aircraft To Take Flight Next Week

March 18, 2016 - The first Airbus aircraft produced by the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is scheduled to fly for the first time next week as part of its production testing program. Barring any weather or other  Read More


FAA Fines Puerto Rico Ports Authority For Violations At Three Of It's Airports

March 18, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $917,000 civil penalty against the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for alleged aircraft rescue and firefighting violations Read More


Pilots Union Urges Adoption Of Secondary Cockpit Barrier

March 14, 2016 - American Airlines pilot's union, Allied Pilots Association (APA) which represents more than 15,000 pilots at American Airlines has expressed strong support for legislation that would require secondary cockpit barriers for larger commercial airliners Read More


Nicolas Ivanoff of France wins Red Bull Air Race Season Opener

March 12, 2016 - The season kickoff of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship turned expectations upside-down, including the favorite finishing 9th and the bottom-ranked pilot earning his first-ever podium. This year's title is going to be the most fiercely contended Read More


Air Transport Services Confirms Deal With Amazon To Operate Air Transport Network

March 9, 2016 – Air Transport Services Group, Inc. announced today agreements with Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc., an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc., to operate an air cargo network to serve Amazon customers in the Read More


FAA Proposes To Overhaul Safety Certification Standards For Small Airplanes

March 9, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes. The FAA’s proposal, which is Read More


UPS Pilots Give Oral Argument Before Court On Cargo Exclusion From Rest Rule

March 7, 2016 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral argument today for the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) in its lawsuit challenging the FAA's decision to  Read More


NATA President Announces Leadership Change

March 4, 2016 – Today, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks announced his intention to resign effective August 31, 2016. Tom Hendricks was named president of NATA in July 2012. He began his flying Read More


DOT Explicitly Bans The Use Of Electronic Cigarettes On Commercial Flights

March 2, 2016 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights.  The final rule applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers Read More


FBI Arrests Flight Attendant After Setting Bathroom On Fire Flight 1418

March 2, 2016 - David P. Gelios, special agent in charge of FBI Detroit Division, announced today the arrest of 23-year-old Johnathan Tafoya-Montano of Texas . Mr. Tafoya-Montano was working as a flight attendant on an  Read More


FAA Issues Public Notification Against Ameri King Corp

March 1, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today has issued an Unapproved Parts Notification to aircraft owners, maintenance facilities, parts suppliers, etc. that stems from the manufacture and sale of aircraft parts by Huntington Read More

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