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Norfolk helicopter crash wreckage recovered as prayers said for victims

Memorial service held for Lord Ballyedmond and three other men at church close to site where aircraft crashed in thick fog As air accident investigators began to remove debris from the helicopter that crashed in dense fog in Norfolk on Thursday, four candles were lit in a village church a few miles away in memory of the Conservative peer Lord Ballyedmond and three others who died in the accident ...

Aviation inspectors raise 'red flag' over airline safety

A survey of Canada’s aviation inspectors shows they are increasingly concerned about aviation safety because of Transport Canada rules that leave responsibility for setting acceptable levels of risk up ...

Global Helicopter Simulators Market 2014-2018

DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the "Global Helicopter Simulators ...

Share Sleuth is holding Air Partner for the long term

Air Partner's pro-forma results tell a sanguine story. The longer-term reality is the company still faces a challenging market, but quality should shine through.

Passion and Persistence, the Power to Fulfilling Dreams: “Student Day” of ABACE 2014

On April 17, Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE 2014 ) greeted the students from aviation universities, who came to participate in the event of “Student Day” under the invitation of the organizers of ABACE - Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The drizzling spring rain during that day did not stake the students ...

Landmark Aviation Buys Ross Aviation To Expand Nationwide Presence

April 24--Houston-based Landmark Aviation said Wednesday it will buy another fixed-base operations company that manages charter flights and provides hangar services at locations nationwide.

Great War Flying Museum Aircraft Help Celebrate Centennial of WWI Aviation at EAA AirVenture 2014

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA's World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Teen Airplane Stowaway Wanted to Go to Africa, Says Father

The boy reportedly found out that his mother was alive and living there

Spirit Plans Flights Between Vegas, Kansas City

Discount carrier Spirit Airlines announces daily flights between Las Vegas, Kansas City

Penton SmartReach™ Launches Integrated Customer Database for the Aviation Market

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Penton , a leading professional information services company, today announced Penton SmartReach™ for the aviation, aerospace and defense market, which offers access ...

Basta Holdings and Monarch Air Group to Launch Innovative Private Jet Charter Service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Basta Holdings Corp. , an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Monarch Air Group to launch commercial ...

Syrian opposition: Army helicopter dropped barrel bombs in Aleppo

A Syrian army helicopter dropped barrel bombs on a vegetable market in Aleppo on Thursday, killing 24 people, opposition activists said.

FlightPartner Announces Version 2.0 of its Online Private Jet Booking & Bidding Platform

Through enhanced features like instant quotes and real-trip trip requests, FlightPartner continues to simplify and automate air charter booking and bidding processes. (PRWeb April 24, 2014) Read the full story at

Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement With Xinjang Tianyun

Chinese General Aviation Company To Acquire A New Bell 407GX Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with Xinjang Tianyun General Aviation Company for a new Bell 407GX, further increasing Bell Helicopter’s presence in China. The aircraft will be used for sightseeing tours, VIP transport and agriculture support.

Helicopter camera captures high-speed chase

A high-speed chase on i-15 led through Summit, Salt Lake and Weber Counties is caught on camera from a pursuing helicopter.

JetBlue Costs Could Rise as Pilots Join ALPA, But Credit Trends Remain Positive, Fitch Says

A bond rating agency said the unionization of JetBlue’s pilots could increase long-term cost pressures on the carrier, but noted the carrier’s credit profile is improving nonetheless.

Landmark Aviation Signs Agreement to Acquire Ross Aviation

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Ross Aviation is a leading operator of FBOs, with a network of 20 locations. The acquisition is expected to close during the second half of 2014.

Germany's Lufthansa Teams Up With Gevo To Test Biomass Jet Fuel

The aviation industry has come roaring back into the black after the dark years following the 9/11 terror attacks and the effects of the Great Recession. But one place where the industry still finds its ...

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join ALPA Union

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JetBlue Airways pilots vote to join the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents pilots in negotiations over pay, benefits and work rules. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: JetBlue Airways pilots have voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association. This marks the third time JetBlue pilots voted on the matter, after rejecting joining the union in 2009 and in 2011.  It also marks the ...

Brazilian carrier Azul plans U.S. flights in 2015

Azul, the Brazilian airline launched by JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman, plans to begin flights between Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the United States in early 2015, the company said Wednesday.

JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

The Design Secrets of Luxury First Class Airplane Seats

If you think being packed on an airplane with strangers sucks, then you're probably a pleb like us who flies economy. But first class? It's an entirely different alcohol-lubricated world up there—a world where a single seating unit can cost half a million dollars. Read more...

Best day to buy cheap flights? It's not what you think.

Cheap flights are easiest to find on Tuesdays, according to conventional wisdom. But according to a new report, the best time to buy cheap flights is actually later in the week, and you'll maximize savings by traveling on certain days. 

Angel MedFlight Accepting Applications for Aviation Scholarship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is pleased to once again offer the Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation. Applications are being accepted now ...

Azul Brazilian Airlines to Offer Flights Between the US and Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Azul Brazilian Airlines expects to debut its first international flights by early 2015. The U.S. flights will be served from Azul's brand new $1.5 billion terminal at Sao Paulo/Campinas ...

Study by Renowned Conklin & de Decker Shows the Air Partner JetCard has the Advantage

NEW YORK, April, 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent aviation experts Conklin & de Decker recently revealed that Air Partner beats out all major US competitors for pricing and flexibility on jet membership programs. Commissioned by Air Partner, the study concludes: "Air Partner is the best priced on all categories of the US jet membership programs." (pg. "Air Partner appears to be the most ...

'Heartache' over helicopter death

The brother of a man killed in a helicopter crash says he has suffered "five years of heartache" and calls for the operator to be prosecuted.

FLYHT's Technology Achieves Major Milestone With One Million Flights

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. reported today that its flagship Automated Flight Information Reporting System ") has reach a major milestone having surpassed one million flights onboard customer aircraft....

Solar-powered Sunseeker Duo takes flight

For all the advancements made in solar power technology, developing an airplane that could harvest enough of the sun's energy to not only be flown for extended periods , but take another person along for the ride has proven a difficult task. The team at Solar Flight recently took on this challenge, unveiling its plans for what would be the world's first two-seater solar aircraft, the Sunseeker ...

On third attempt, JetBlue pilots vote to unionize

Pilots for JetBlue Airlines, the nation's sixth largest carrier, voted Tuesday to unionize after rejecting two previous union votes.

Police hunt for three-year-old boy ends under his bed

Search involving helicopter, sniffer dogs and 20 officers called off after child located asleep inches below where parents left him A three-year-old boy whose disappearance triggered a police search involving a helicopter and sniffer dogs ended happily – when he was found dozing peacefully under his bed. The boy, who has been identified only as Noah, was put to bed as usual and was fast asleep ...

Navy to award contract for Marine One helicopter fleet in shadow of previous failure

Earlier effort to build the Marine One presidential helicopter ended after President Obama said the Navy program ran “amok.”

JetBlue pilots to join union; appeals court critical of execs’ convictions

A roundup of business news from around the globe.

Airline Mergers Pushed JetBlue's Pilots to Finally Join a Union

Seventy-one percent of JetBlue pilots voted for unionization; the Air Line Pilots Association chief says the industry's wave of consolidation played a role

JetBlue pilots vote to join union; shares fall

(Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, sending the budget carrier's stock price down on concerns the move would raise the airline's costs. About 71 percent of the pilots eligible to vote in the month-long election backed ALPA. JetBlue has about 2,600 pilots and 96 percent were eligible to vote. The vote marked the ...

JetBlue pilots vote to join ALPA

JetBlue Airways pilots voted by a 71%-29% margin to join the Air Line Pilots Association, ALPA said Tuesday.

Southend flights diverted due to fog

FOUR Southend Airport-bound flights were diverted because of fog on Sunday night, leading to long delays for hundreds of passengers.

JetBlue pilots vote to join union

JetBlue Airways Corp. pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, ending the carrier's status as the biggest U.S. airline without a union and erasing a gain in the stock.

JetBlue pilots vote to unionize

JetBlue pilots voted Tuesday to unionize, ending its run as one of the last large non-union airlines.

Why Do Airplane Stowaways Almost Always Die?

Daybreak on Monday brought a surprising story of survival with news that a teenage stowaway miraculously survived in the wheel well of an airplane after a six hour flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii this weekend. The story is notable because the vast majority of airplane stowaways die long before the aircraft reaches its final destination. Read more...

Velocity Aerospace Group Announces Strategic Acquisition of E.D.N. Aviation, Inc.

Velocity Aerospace Group, Inc. , a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services, today announced the strategic acquisition with management of E.D.N.

With Spring's Arrival, USHST Calls for More Helicopter Safety Vigilance

FORT WORTH, TX – The United States Helicopter Safety Team ( ), has gathered U.S. civil helicopter accident data for the 10-year period of 2004 to 2013 in order to determine year-to-year and month-to-month trends.

How to get free flights and cabin upgrades

Smart spending can earn you free travel or the chance to go up a cabin class.

Passenger Traffic Up At Toledo Express Airport Despite Loss Of Flights

April 21--Despite losing one of its four daily round-trip flights to Chicago, Toledo Express Airport handled a 14 percent passenger-traffic increase during 2014's first quarter, and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's chief executive remains hopeful that will translate into more flights -- not fewer -- in the near future.


Joël Morgan, Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport and Air Seychelles Board Chairman, said the 2013 results were a testament to the on-going success of the airline’s turnaround strategy and business plan.

Most airplane stowaways in wheel wells do not survive

A 16-year-old boy climbed into an airplane wheel well and survived a flight from California to Hawaii. What were his chances for survival?

Boeing's Earnings Will Take Off On Higher Commercial Airplane Deliveries Driven By Production Ramp Ups

Earlier this month, Boeing reported that it had delivered 161 commercial airplanes to airlines in the first quarter, up from 137 in the prior year period. We figure this increase in Boeing?s airplane deliveries will drive strong growth at its commercial airplane segment, which constituted 61% of its overall revenues last year.

Airplane Stowaway May Have Survived in 'Suspended Animation'

The teenager climbed aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 at San Jose International Airport Sunday morning (April 20) and survived the five-and-a-half-hour flight to Maui with minimal oxygen at an altitude of 38,000 feet (11,600 meters) and temperatures of about minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62 degrees Celsius). "It is a true miracle that a lot of physicians have postulated in the past," said ...

Airplane Stowaways Expose Glaring Breach in Airport Security

According to Federal Aviation Administration statistics, from 1947 to January 2014, there have been 103 reported stowaway attempts involving 92 flights, and 76.7 percent of stowaway passengers have died in transit.

Seattle news helicopter crashes near Space Needle

Two dead and one injured after copter hit the side of the KOMO-TV building and went down, crashing into several vehicles
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