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Airplane computer systems can be hacked, report says

Government watchdog warns hackers could use the same Internet-based technology passengers enjoy on flights to bring down a plane

Ducey vetoes tax break bill for air charter, crop dusters

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill exempting charter air service operators and crop dusters from tax on planes and parts. But he told the state revenue department not to enforce the tax until a revised bill can be...

2 pilots from missing B.C. plane found dead amid wreckage: official

Search and rescue crews have found the bodies of two pilots in and around the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed in heavily treed mountains north of Vancouver. The discovery came a day after the Sweringen SA 226 aircraft disappeared from the radar screen while on its way from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C. Navy Lt. Paul Trenholm of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said one pilot's body ...

High Winds Cause Major Pileup, Briefly Halt Flights in Utah

High winds halt flights, close portion of major highway in Utah; 1 traffic death reported

High winds cause pileup, briefly halt flights in Utah

Howling winds have wreaked havoc across northern Utah, causing a major pileup on a busy highway and briefly halting flights at Salt Lake City's airport. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol says ...

Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a government watchdog warned Tuesday.

High winds halt flights, close part of interstate in Utah

Howling winds have halted flights at Salt Lake City's airport and toppled semitrailers on Interstate 80, causing authorities to close a 100-mile stretch of northern Utah's main east-west highway. Sgt. ...

High winds halt flights, close interstate in Utah

Howling winds have halted flights at Salt Lake City's airport and toppled semitrailers on Interstate 80, causing authorities to close a 100-mile stretch of northern Utah's main east-west highway. Sgt. ...

Charter airline CanJet lays off nearly half its pilots, union says

HALIFAX - The union that represents pilots at CanJet Airlines says the Nova Scotia-based company plans to lay off almost half of its 100 pilots by May 6.

Duncan Aviation Marks 35 Years of Landing Gear Work

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has overhauled more than 3,200 landing gear ship sets in the last 35 years; the very first was from a Learjet 24 aircraft.

Aviation Celebrates 50 Years With Biobor JF®

Houston, TX – April 14, 2015 - 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Biobor JF®, one of aviation’s benchmark innovations. In 1965, the McDonald Douglas DC-9 was making its debut as the first commercial jetliner with a two man cockpit crew, and air travel was growing by leaps and bounds.

NAF pilots defy injuries to combat B’Haram – Air chief

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has said the pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have displayed a commendable degree of courage by defying gunshot wounds to carry out aerial bombardments of insurgents hideouts in the North-East. Amosu said this during the winging ceremony of 15 fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force...  [Read More...]

Massive Antonov cargo plane delivers Sikorsky helicopter to Iqaluit

A Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane heavy-lift helicopter is expected fly in equipment needed restore full power to Pangnirtung, says the community's senior administrative officer. "That helicopter is going to be used to fly in heavy equipment such as generators over the next few days, weather depending," he said. Crews are now working to put the helicopter together. The weather in both Pangnirtung and ...

Jet Aviation Basel Signs Narrow-body VIP Completions Agreement for a BBJ3

Basel / Switzerland, April 14, 2015 – Jet Aviation Basel has signed a new Completions agreement with an undisclosed client in the Middle East for a VIP cabin interior on a Boeing BBJ3. The aircraft will be delivered to the company in Q1 2016. Jet Aviation Basel signed the company’s 27th Boeing completions contract.

Jet Aviation Wins Tender to Operate MRO Facility at Macau International Airport

ZURICH / April 14, 2015 – Jet Aviation recently won a tender agreement to operate a business aviation MRO facility at Macau International Airport.

Missing Cargo Plane Pilots Found Dead In B.C.

VANCOUVER - Search and rescue crews have found the bodies of two pilots in and around the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed in heavily treed mountains north of Vancouver. The discovery came a day after the Sweringen SA 226 aircraft disappeared from the radar screen while on its way from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C. Navy Lt. Paul Trenholm of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said one ...

Third Black Hawk helicopter pressed into service

A third Black Hawk helicopter has been called into service as University of Mary students evacuated  early this evening as a grass fire approached the campus. The university has been closed for the night.

Civil Helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market Forecast 2014-2024

Civil helicopter MRO is a fundamental aspect of civil helicopter operations. The civil helicopter MRO market is heavily influenced by the activities of the wider civil helicopter market. On the other hand, the essential requirements to perform MRO services and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on existing helicopter fleets will also drive demand within the market. North America and Europe hold ...

NTSB: No one actually saw deadly helicopter crash

A new report on the investigation into a deadly helicopter crash in Harrison County last month reveals none of the witnesses actually saw the crash. The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said multiple people were in contact with the helicopter from the ground during the controlled burn operation, but they only heard the accident happen.

3D Airplane Flight Simulator 3

Take off with the newest version of the famous 3D Airplane Flight Simulator games on Android. The game is a super realistic flight...

CanJet Airlines to lay off most of its staff, as European routes dropped

​CanJet Airlines will lay off 47 pilots and 68 permanent and seasonal flight attendants by May, after canceling its European routes, CBC News has learned. The cuts total more than 70 per cent of the charter airline's flying staff. CanJet currently employs about 62 pilots and 100 flight attendants. CanJet, a subsidiary of Halifax-based IMP Group, launched its own vacation package deals last year.

Six Thai Airlines Hold Off On Flights To Japan

April 14--Six airlines have been ordered not to promote or sell any flights to Japan after May 31 in case the flights are cancelled due to safety concerns.

Waypoint Leasing Opens Singapore Office, Expanding Global Reach

Waypoint Leasing Limited , the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Singapore office, which is headed by Waypoint executive Philip Stransky.

Helicopter used as ice breaker to rescue two from Lake Michigan

Police/Fire Helicopter used as ice breaker to rescue two from Lake Michigan (WITH USCG VIDEO) A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Saturday used the power of its rotors to assist two anglers whose boat got caught in the ice on Lake Michigan off Holland State Park, showing the dangers of even a small amount of ice on the big lake. The Holland Sentinel PARK TOWNSHIP Apr 14, 2015 (function(e,t){if(t ...

Discovery Air Technical Services awarded ATR-72 Heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express

Discovery Air Technical Services awarded ATR-72 Heavy maintenance contract by Morningstar Air Express

Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) awarded ERJ135/145 Heavy Maintenance contract by US Operator

Discovery Air Technical Services (DATS) awarded ERJ135/145 Heavy Maintenance contract by US Operator

Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways Support Seychelles Carnival 2015

(MENAFN Press) Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, have renewed their sponsors...

Bell Helicopter Wins Canadian Coast Guard Contract For 7 Bell 412EPIs

First Delivery Expected In June 2016 Bell Helicopter has signed a contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the supply of seven Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The aircraft will support the CCG’s maritime security and fisheries activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of Canadian waters.

Pacific Air

Fly the greatest Tours Alaska has to offer and the only way to travel when visiting the beautiful state is from the skies.Traveling...

Dauphin AS365N2 crash: Mystery over ‘silent’ voice recorder

INVESTIGATORS probing the helicopter crash that killed Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis and five others are looking at a host of new angles, as more questions have emerged after the black box data was retrieved. It has now emerged that while the passengers were “very chatty” as the Dauphin AS365N2 flew from Kuantan, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) revealed that nobody said anything for a while ...

Gov't wants to ban overbooking of flights during peak season

The government wants to ban overbooking of domestic flights during peak seasons.

JetBlue earliest to cancel during storms, says fewer refunds result

JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O), the fifth biggest U.S. airline by passengers carried, consistently cancels flights sooner than rivals when storms pummel the U.S. Northeast, a tactic that may help its customers reach destinations more reliably, a Reuters analysis of flight data shows.     Scrapping some flights hours ahead of a storm lets an airline re-allocate planes and crew earlier, meaning ...

Kyrgyzstan woman in helicopter crash involved in flight operations, says paper

Kyrgyzstan national Aidana Baizieva was "actively participating" in the flight operations of the helicopter that crashed earlier this month, killing Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis and five others, the New Straits Times said today, based on a source who cited data from the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder (CVR). Quoting the source, the English...

Governor-General visits CTC Aviation in Hamilton

New Zealand Governor-General, Lt Gen, The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, visited CTC Aviation’s airline pilot training centre in Hamilton yesterday. The Governor-General toured the flight training organisation’s state-of-the-art facility situated at Hamilton Airport. Peter Stockwell, CTC Aviation Chief Operating Officer - Ab initio Training (NZ), said, "It was a privilege to host the Governor ...

Pilots help doomed dogs land new lives

Pilots are voluntering their services, planes and fuel to ferry unwanted pooches to places where there's high demand for a canine to pamper.

More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds

Airlines in the U.S. are doing a poorer job of serving travelers, with more late flights, more lost bags and more customer complaints, according to a report released Monday.

Mountain Air Services Moves Operation to Morgantown, W.Va.

New business in Morgantown, W.Va. Mountain Air Services makes announcement that the company moves its entire operation to Morgantown Municipal Airport. The company brings the convenience of private aircraft charter to fast growing Morgantown. (PRWeb April 13, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12649052.htm

Quo Vadis European Aviation?

Quo Vadis European Aviation?

Global Pilots: Germanwings Accident Investigation Fails to Meet International Standards

Gathering for their 70th Annual Conference, representatives of over 100,000 airline pilots from around the world have expressed their great concern about the accident investigation

Universal Aviation Expands Ground Support Network With FBO in Philippines

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2015) - Universal Aviation ®, the ground handling division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (exhibit #H325), announced at ABACE2015 that it will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with the addition of Universal Aviation Philippines, an FBO joint venture with Asian Aerospace Corporation.

Oliver Wyman MRO Survey: New Aviation Technology Could Dramatically Change MRO Competitive Landscape Shifting or ...

By 2020, most companies in the aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul sector will use new technology in a way that fundamentally changes how the industry works, cutting o

Firms propose service-based helicopter training for U.S. military

AgustaWestland, the helicopter unit of Italy's Finmeccanica SpA, Bristow Group, Doss Aviation and Rockwell Collins Inc on Monday proposed a new service-based system for training U.S. military pilots using AgustaWestland's AW119 single-engine helicopter. Robert LaBelle, chief executive of AgustaWestland North America, told Reuters the companies were still working out how to structure their ...

Airline pilots today: less glamour, but returning stability

The recent crash of a German airliner in the French Alps has brought an increased focus on the men and women who sit at the controls of the world’s commercial airliners. Especially those sitting in the co-pilot’s seat.

Iran suspends Saudi pilgrimage flights over sexual assault allegations

Iran has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia for the year-round Umrah Islamic pilgrimage over allegations that Saudi security officers sexually assaulted two Iranian boys, Culture Minister Ali Jannati said on Monday. "Until these guilty people are put on trial and punished, the Umrah will be stopped and Iranian flights will be suspended," the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) cited Jannati as ...

Airplane hangar goes up in flames inside residential neighborhood

An airplane hangar went up in flames overnight inside a New Port Richey neighborhood near the Hidden Lake Airport. 

Charter flight business suffers from falling oil, coal prices

Growth in the charter flight business is projected to slow this year due to declining demand from mining companies as well as oil and gas firms resulting from the falling prices of coal and oil

Dassault Aviation : Increase in the free float of Dassault Aviation following a new share sale by Airbus Group

SAINT-CLOUD, France -- Airbus Group announced on April 10, 2015 the sale of 115,172 Dassault Aviation shares by the exercice of the over-allotment option granted by Airbus Group to the joint bookrunners ...

Aviation mental health, a cause for concern

The crash is believed to have been intentionally caused by the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, who was previously treated for suicidal tendencies. As ongoing investigations into the co-pilot suicide continue, I recently took the opportunity to talk to Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj and ask him more about mental health and airline pilots. Dr Andrew is a consultant psychiatrist with special interest in ...

Missing Airplane Found Crashed in Boone County

LEBANON, Ind. -- Boone County officials confirmed that an airplane belonging to a missing Indianapolis man was found Sunday morning in a farm field southwest of Lebanon.

How safe is flying? Boeing answers...

How safe is airplane travel? Commercial jet aviation is an exceptionally safe way to get from here to there. More than three million people around the world fly safely on commercial aircraft every day.