The pilot of a Cessna 170B and a skydiver escaped a spectacular collision with minor injuries on Saturday at South Lakeland Airport in Florida. The pilot of the 170B, Sharon Trembley, 87, a Second World War veteran, was taking off on his third touch-and-go of the beautiful morning when 49-year-old skydiver John Frost landed.
NBC News is reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board law judge has dismissed a civil penalty action brought by the Federal Aviation Administration against a commercial drone operator. The FAA has appealed the Order.
Boeing is inspecting the carbon fiber composite wings of 787 Dreamliners for potential hairline cracks that are due to a change in the way the wings are manufactured. The inspections of 42 planes started a few weeks ago after the airplane maker was notified of the problem by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which makes the wings in Japan.
The commander of Malaysia's air force told reporters Sunday radar data shows Flight MH370 may have turned back toward the originating airport at Kuala Lumpur before contact was lost. "What we have done is actually look into the recording on the radar that we have and we realized there is a possibility the aircraft did make a turnback," Rodzali Daud, the Royal Malaysian Air Force chief, told reporters at a news conference.
With more than 70 employees now employed at its Kerrville, Texas, facility, and about to restart the assembly line to produce the first M20TN Acclaim Type S, Mooney has announced that its management leadership team is in place.
In a major deal between two of the best-known U.S. antique aircraft firms, Rare Aircraft has purchased a huge inventory of Stearman parts from Air Repair and will begin producing as-new Golden Age biplanes.
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Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, And Life Lessons Back To Chinese And Other Asian Airlines TransPac Aviation Academy, which says it graduates some 400 students annually, this week announced the graduation of 29 students. Hainan Airlines and West Air 2 Airlines are supporting the students. TransPac, a school with one of the safest flight records of any program of its kind in the US according to the National Transportation and Safety Board, has helped the students train for both careers in aviation and for an international workplace.
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face. The ‘release to service’ is a major milestone in this important program. Source: UK Minister for Defense Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne, following the Approval given for the Army’s own pilots to begin live-flying the unarmed Watchkeeper from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire; up until now it has been only been trialed by industry.
Number Of Airlines And Other Operators Of Q400 And Q400 Nextgen Aircraft In Africa Has Grown To 15 Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir of Kigali, Rwanda today celebrated the delivery of a dual-class Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner to the African airline. RwandAir’s order for the aircraft was announced on April 22, 2013.
Aero Linx: Aviation Consumer Protection The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, monitors compliance with and investigates violations of the Department of Transportation’s (Department) aviation economic, consumer protection, and civil rights requirements. The Office also provides legal review and support on aviation economic licensing matters.