AIP Grants Totalling $50 Million Allocated For The Projects
The FAA and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) have unveiled two significant safety enhancements to Logan Airport’s longest runway. FAA Airport Improvement Project (AIP) grants totaling $50 million helped fund a crushable concrete safety area at the harbor end of Runway 33L that is designed to prevent planes from overrunning the runway.
The first Dreamliner to be delivered to British Airways landed at London's Heathrow Airport Thursday at 1210 local time after a flight from Paine Field in Everett, WA. The airplane was welcomed to its Heathrow home by Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns British Airways.
Air Operating Certificate Granted By Transport Canada
With five days to go until its historic inaugural flight on Canada Day, July 1, Air Canada rouge is ready to start flying with a start-up fleet of four aircraft -- two Boeing 767-300ERs and two Airbus A319s.
Southwest Airlines Officially Recognizes Gay Pride Month
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA reacted positively to Wednesday's ruling the U.S. Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and striking down Proposition 8, the California law banning same-sex marriage.
Tarrant County College (TCC) in Fort Worth, TX, has agreed to purchase Bell Helicopter's Military Programs Center facility at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The purchase of the 161,000-square-foot facility will enable TCC to expand its already successful aircraft maintenance programs currently offered at the college's Northwest Campus. TCC plans to occupy the facility in June 2014.
Most Recent Object Discovered By Pan-STARRS-1 Telescope In Hawaii
More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on the night of June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope, located on the 10,000-foot summit of the Haleakala crater on Maui. Managed by the University of Hawaii, the PanSTARRS survey receives NASA funding.
Will the Sikorsky Prize for human powered flight in a helicopter be going to a Canadian team? An announcement could be imminent. AeroVelo, a Canadian team that is competing to win the $250,000 award said on its blog earlier this month that it has unofficially satisfied all of the requirements set out to win the prize. It will be at least a month before the Bombardier CS Series Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1) makes its first test flight, According to a statement released Wednesday by the Canadian planemaker. This is the second delay announcement for the CS Series - the first coming late last year because of an unspecified supplier problem. CAV Ice Protection’s patented TKS system fo
Bolen Says He Hopes For A 'Collaborative Relationship’
Both the NBAA and NATA issued statements Thursday welcoming newly-confirmed Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to his new position, and expressing their willingness to work with the new head of the department.
The first wing spar for a U.S. Air Force KC-46A aerial refueling tanker was loaded by Boeing workers in Everett Wednesday, starting production of that aircraft and achieving another milestone toward delivering 179 tankers during the next 14 years. The KC-46A is based on the commercial 767-200ER.
Aircraft Was Engaged In A 'Routine Training Mission'
An F-16 fighter jet with the 309th Fighter Squadron went down near Luke Air Force Base shortly before 1900 local time in a field just west of the Arizona base. There were two pilots on board. Both safely ejected and have been recovered. Neither pilot was injured.
Mission Called 'Perfect' By Chinese Space Authorities
The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft that spent 15 days in orbit returned safely to Earth Wednesday in a mission described as "perfect" by Wang Zhaohao, director of China's manned space program. The country is working towards establishing a permanent manned space station by 2020.
MAFFs Aircraft Conduct 18 Sorties Tuesday In The Effort
More than 50,000 gallons of fire retardant was dropped by Air Force aerial firefighting aircraft June 25 on wildland fires burning throughout Colorado's West Fork Complex. Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s from both the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard performed 18 drops against the wildfires, releasing 52,650 gallons along mountain ridgelines and near homes throughout affected residential areas.