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DGCA to act against pilots quitting without proper notice

With a large number of senior pilots quitting jobs in Indian carriers for greener foreign pastures, aviation regulator DGCA has warned of stringent action, including cancellation of licences, against those leaving without serving proper notice.

Helicopter makes hard landing at Honolulu Airport

There were no major injuries after a private helicopter piloted by an eye doctor made a hard landing at Honolulu International Airport on Friday afternoon.

National Guard pilots conduct live-fire training in West Desert

Pilots with the Utah Army National Guard's 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion 211th Aviation took to the skies in their AH-64D Apache helicopters Friday morning as part of a three-day live-fire exercise.

Letters reveal nasty turn in Hillsborough, Charter Schools USA fight

Governance questions lead to a call to kill three schools. The response is fierce.

Helicopter Crashes in El Dorado County

EL DORADO COUNTY— A helicopter has crashed in El Dorado County, according to Sargent Chris Felton of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened around 1 p.m. today on the Rubicon Trail. A patrol arrived on scene and …

Air France grounds flights ahead of Saturday strike action

Air France has cancelled some of its short and medium-haul flights from airports across France on Saturday due to a strike by ground staff on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The cancellations affect Paris's Orly airport and a number of regional hubs including Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon. Between 15 and 20 percent of Air France flights from those airports have been cancelled ...

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Ross Aviation on its Sale to Landmark Aviation

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that Ross Aviation has been acquired by Landmark Aviation, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

Emirates suspends flights to Guinea over Ebola fears

Dubai's Emirates Airline is to suspend flights to Guinea, one of three African countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a company spokesperson told AFP on Friday. "Emirates will be suspending its service to Conakry from (Saturday) 2 August, 2014 until further notice, due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea," a spokesperson said in emailed comments. Since March, there have ...

Era Group Inc. Announces Q2 2014 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. , a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2014 second quarter after the market closes on ...

Baumgartner sparks police helicopter chase after flying low over airport in his chopper

Felix Baumgartner, the world's most famous high-altitude parachutist, is in trouble - this time for flying too low. Continue reading →

WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in New York

Meet the Fokkers: Spirit of World War I aviation alive in aerodrome north of New York City

Taiwan Crash Pilots Sought Go Around 8 Secs Before Impact

Pilots of TransAsia Airways Corp. (6702) Flight GE222 called for a go around eight seconds before the plane crashed into houses killing 48 people and the voice-recorder stopped, the Taiwan Aviation Safety Council said.

Flights Over Iraq Restrcited by U.S. FAA Due to Conflict

The Federal Aviation Administration restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of dangers posed by fighting in the country.

Hillsborough superintendent to charter schools: We might shut you down

Hours after a second application was filed to open a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base , a foundation connected with the project received this warning from the Hillsborough County school district: Answer our …

Paper airplane controlled by an app debuts at AirVenture

Ever fold and fly a paper airplane and wish there's an app for that? You will, after seeing this report from AirVenture.

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter GA Aircraft Shipment Report

Oshkosh, WI---The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published the second quarter 2014 general aviation aircraft shipment report. Industry airplane shipments increased 4.8 percent to 1,110 units while airplane billings rose to $10.9 billion, up 4.5 percent.

Simulated airplane crash at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – It was a surreal scene Thursday morning at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. Emergency responders from all over the Shoals were on sight for a simulated airplane crash. The smoke could be seen from a distance. Even though the accident was a simulated airplane crash, the airport used a school bus […]

MacDill group reapplies to open base charter school

TAMPA — The people behind the idea to open a K-8 charter school on MacDill Air Force Base reapplied on Thursday afternoon in the hopes that revamping their application changes the minds of the Hillsborough County School Board members who denied it last year.

Airline Profits Flying High on Rising Travel Demand

The global aviation industry offers an optimistic outlook for the rest of 2014 as an expanding economy and rising cargo and passenger traffic drive demand.

Helicopter that crashed Tuesday may have experienced engine failure

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Logan County Tuesday evening told state troopers the cause of the accident was likely engine failure, but it’s still being investigated, according to officials.

MacDill group says it will make another bid for a base charter school

TAMPA — A group of community leaders at MacDill Air Force Base is putting in a second bid to open a K-8 school at the base.

SeaPort Airlines to start Burbank-San Diego flights in October

SeaPort Airlines, a small Oregon-based airline that serves routes in nine states, will begin service between Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) starting in October. The trip takes 65 minutes on Cessna planes that each hold just nine passengers.

Ground crew fix hovering helicopter

Ground crew had to manually deploy the landing gear of a helicopter as it hovered overhead during landing at Aberdeen Airport.

Air Methods to Report Second Quarter Financial Results After Market Close on Thursday, August 7, 2014

DENVER -- Air Methods Corporation will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 after the close of the market on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The Company has scheduled a conference ...

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. Acquires Aviation Controls, Inc.

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. Acquires Aviation Controls, Inc.

Wheels Up Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with 575 Members and 25 Aircraft; Major Growth Expected for Year Two

Revolutionary private aviation company Wheels Up is celebrating its first year of groundbreaking operations this August. With its unique membership model and offering a total private aviation solution, Wheels Up has already become a significant player in the industry.

Atlas Air Worldwide Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. , a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, today announced adjusted net income attributable

Helicopter complaints spur offer of free rides to City Council

PORTSMOUTH — The owner of Seacoast Helicopters has offered to give any city councilor a free ride in one of his red helicopters to show them the exact path of his tours of Portsmouth.

Global conflict areas challenge aviation safety oversight

The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating international aviation safety has called a high-level conference in February for its 191 member states to address issues raised by the July 17 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over strife-torn eastern Ukraine.

Unemployed Nigerian pilots turn office assistants, estate agents (1)

The allure of the aviation industry is fading off for scores of unemployed Nigerian pilots, as local airlines shun them and hire their foreign counterparts, TEMITAYO FAMUTIMI reports One hot Thursday afternoon, Tony Osagie was seen leafing through a newspaper in one of the offices at the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport,...  [Read More...]

U.N. aviation agency acknowledges complexity of ensuring flight safety over conflict zones

JC Finley MONTREAL, July 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization met Tuesday to discuss the risks posed to civilian aircraft flying over conflict zones.

Thai Airways bans shark fin from cargo flights

Thai Airways has banned shark fin from its cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia. The carrier joins a host of other airlines in taking a stand against shark fin, highly prized by many in the region, especially in Hong Kong and China where it is commonly served as a soup at wedding banquets and corporate parties. "As part of the world community ...

Half a million new pilots needed, says Boeing

Boeing says growth of air travel means 533,000 pilots needed over next 20 years but British pilots' association sounds warning over claim

Hiring foreign pilots helps bottom line, air force says

OTTAWA—The Royal Canadian Air Force reaps “significant” savings by hiring foreign military pilots to fly its aircraft, a briefing note says. Thanks to their past experience flying transport aircraft, fighter jets or helicopters, foreign pilots can quickly take place in the cockpits of Canadian military aircraft. “They represent significant training cost avoidance and immediately bolster the ...

Boeing says 533,000 new pilots needed in next 20 years

US planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet. It said 584,000 new maintenance technicians would also be required between 2014 and 2033. "Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 percent of the world's need, and the Middle East region saw significant growth ...due to increased ...

Plane crashes are more survivable than ever

Concerns prompted by the recent spate of fatal airplane mishaps overshadow the overall improvements to airplane safety over the years and the survivability of many crashes, aviation experts say. “There are many improvements in technology to prevent the accident in the first place," said Rudy Quevedo, director of technical programs of the Flight Safety Foundation. “And beyond that, if you were to ...

Aviation Industry Seeks Information For Places To Avoid

Pic: Reuters International aviation officials agreed Tuesday to form a task force aimed at better coordinating government security information to prevent another airliner from getting shot down like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Boeing forecasts higher demand for pilots as airplane deliveries rise

Boeing (BA.N) has this year raised by 7 percent its forecast for global demand for commercial airline pilots to 533,000 over the next 20 years, citing rising deliveries of aircraft and buoyant demand from the Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific will account for 216,000 of those pilots or 41 percent of the total. In June, Boeing said that airlines are projected to order 36,800 new planes worth $5.2 ...

Tree-trimming helicopter crashes in Ohio; man hurt

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A tree-trimming helicopter carrying an aerial saw has crashed in western Ohio, injuring the pilot.

Pan-African airline suspends flights to Ebola hit countries

Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening Ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country. The LFA decided "to cease operations of football activities considering that football matches are contact sports and Ebola is spread through body contacts with an infected ...

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law

Aviation officials called for better dissemination of flight risks and a UN law restricting anti-aircraft weapons use, at an emergency meeting Tuesday on the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Raymond Benjamin and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director Tony Tyler told a press conference in Montreal that both ...

Helicopter pilot recovering following crash

UPDATE@ 5:30 p.m. : Around noon today, crews moved what was left of the mangled helicopter onto a semi truck bed and hauled it away. The pilot, Leo Boucher, remains in serious condition and has declined an interview. Boucher is recovering at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. UPDATE@10:55 p.m.: Leo Boucher, pilot of the MD 500 helicopter that crashed during a tree- and brush-clearing operation ...

Helicopter, clearing brush in Logan County, crashes

UPDATE@10:55 p.m.: Leo Boucher, pilot of the MD 500 helicopter that crashed during a tree- and brush-clearing operation, was at about 100 feet cutting a tree line west of Township Road 188 when it went down, the Ohio Highway Patrol post at Marysville said in a prepared statement. The 50-year-old from Manchester, N.H., lost control of the copter -- equipped with an aerial saw -- and crashed into ...

Exclusive Video Premiere: Airplane Boys, 'On the Low'

A month after releasing their album, Egos & Expectations, the Airplane Boys share the music video for their latest single, "On the Low." The...

Aviation authorities want better risk assessment over conflict zones

International civil aviation authorities have called for a task force to find a way for high-level information about risks in airspace over conflict zones to be sent to civil aviation authorities. After a meeting in Montreal Tuesday, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation ...

CEO of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert, Selected to Join the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Board of Governors

Magellan Jets CEO, Joshua Hebert, has been selected to join the Air Charter Safety Foundation Board of Governors. Magellan Jets commitment to safety has earned them the respect and recognition of some ...

Small plane crashes in north-central Idaho

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - A small, home-built airplane has crashed in the Clearwater National Forest near the Idaho-Montana border, killing the pilot.The Clearwater County sheriff's office says a crew with Two Bear Air Helicopter of Whitefish, Montana, spotted the wreckage Monday west of Lolo Pass. The sheriff's office identified the pilot as 72-year-old Milon Meyer, of Richland, Washington.

United Airlines Results Impress Wall Street; Pilots Are Doubtful

Chicago (TheStreet) -- Wall Street analysts cheered United's second-quarter results. Investors too reacted favorably, pushing shares up 10% on the day results were announced. But United pilots remain deeply skeptical. United reported that second-quarter net income rose 51%, and the carrier beat analyst estimates. United shares started the week of July 23 at $44.25. After the earnings report on ...

Boeing’s Net Rises On Higher Commercial Airplane Deliveries & One-Time Gains

The airplane maker’s revenues rose by 1% annually to $22 billion, and its earnings rose by 59% annually to $2.24 per share, in the second quarter. The sharp growth in the company’s second quarter earnings was aided by $524 million in favorable tax items resulting in part from tax settlement from previous financial years.

Key West Seaplanes® - TripAdvisor Rave Reviews Recognition

Key West Seaplanes® has been notified by TripAdvisor that the company "is getting rave reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site". The air charter company is also the proud recipient of the coveted "Certificate of Excellence" award from TripAdvisor. (PRWeb July 27, 2014) Read the full story at ...
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