Airline Crew And Airbus Employees Serving As passengers On The Flights In 'Typical Operating Conditions'
The Airbus A350 XWB has started a campaign of Early Long Flights with cabin crew and passengers. The A350 (MSN 002) test aircraft equipped with cabin, took off Monday on the first of two Early Long Flights from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at 0920 local time.
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to owners, operators, and maintenance technicians of Cessna 300 and 400 Models and Series of an airworthiness concern, specifically the need to inspect the main landing gear (MLG) torque link assembly to ensure the correct thickness washers are installed and to ensure the washers are installed in the correct position.
Aircraft Went Down In A Lake With 'Top Regional Officials', Others On Board
A Russian Mi-8 helicopter went down in a remote region near Munozero Lake on the northwestern Kola peninsula on Saturday with 18 people on board. Seven are confirmed to have been fatally injured in the accident.
Development Is Major Step Toward Resuming Human Space Launches In The U.S.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017.
Several Key Components Provided By The Subcontractor For The Landmark Aircraft
The U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and its supplier team - including UTC Aerospace Systems - have been honored with the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the development of the X-47B, the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier. The National Aeronautic Association presented the award on May 29 in Washington, D.C.
First Pilot For The Morning Flight Did Not Arrive At The Airport
Passengers on a Delta flight set to depart from JFK Airport Friday were understandably frustrated when one pilot failed to show up for his 8:15 am flight, and a second pilot who happened to show up at the ticket counter and offered to take the flight timed out under new federal crew rest regulations while he was taxiing to the runway.
Learning Centers Around The Country Hold Special Events To Engage Children With Space-Themed Activities
Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and the NASA Planetary Science Division are hosting a series of events in support of NASA's journey of scientific discovery of our Solar System's content, origin, evolution and the potential for life elsewhere.
NORAD says that it is going out to intercept pilots who have violated restricted airspace more than once per week, and it is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars. Most intercepts are violations of TFRs, which can crop up on short notice. Steven Armstrong, a NORAD official, said that many pilots are not aware of a TFR being posted, particularly when flying from uncontrolled airports on a flight that requires no flight plan. A unique Glasair S2 kitplane being built by a team of Boeing engineers in Everett, Washington, was rolled out last week sporting a fresh Boeing paint scheme
President Barack Obama has signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II. The legislation, approved in May 2013 by the Senate and in May by the House, recognizes the volunteer service of more than 120,000 men, women and teenagers who joined CAP immediately before and during the war.
Airplanes To Be Used For Fleet Renewal Program, Offers Flexibility To Transition To 737 MAX
Boeing and Japan Transocean Air (JTA) have finalized an agreement for 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The arrival of the new 737-800s in 2016 will mark the start of the airline's fleet renewal program.
Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Airbus to purchase 15 A321 aircraft for delivery beginning in 2018. The economically efficient, proven-technology A321s will replace similar, less-efficient domestic aircraft that are being retired from Delta's fleet.
A321neo, A320neo Maximize Flexibility, Efficiency And Range
Following Air New Zealand’s 2009 order for A320 Family aircraft, the airline has ordered three A321neo, 10 A320neo and one additional A320ceo aircraft. The agreement marks the first time Air New Zealand has ordered the larger A321 aircraft and the neo. Engine selection and cabin configuration will be made at a later date.
Three flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of May. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 19 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs.
Bombardier began tearing down the engine that failed during ground maintenance of its first flight test CSeries airplane late last week. The airplane suffered what Bombardier described as an "engine-related incident" on Thursday during stationary maintenance testing in Canada.
“CAP is proud of the service our founding members provided in protecting the homeland, and we thank Congress for this recognition of their contributions to the war effort.” Source: Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, CAP national commander.
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