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Helicopter egg drop at Saginaw Valley State University keeps kids looking up this Easter

A helicopter and its sweet and colorful payload was the main attraction Saturday, April 19, at Life Church's Easter Egg Helicopter Drop at Saginaw Valley State University.

This is NOT your model airplane

Louis Lanie has a few words of advice for anyone planning to build their own airplane — stick to it and follow the directions.

Hillsborough district scrutinizes charters’ leadership

TAMPA — Four months after the Hillsborough County school board denied an application for a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base, the district is raising questions about who’s in charge at three other schools operated by the company that proposed it, Charter Schools USA.

PILOTS 2014: More Early Buzz

We’re heading into the homestretch of pilot season as the broadcast networks are beginning to view and test the completed pilots, a process that will continue for about two weeks before the nets move on to making pickup and scheduling decisions. Based on buzz around town, here are the most talked-about pilots three weeks before the upfronts. Related: PILOTS 2014: Early Buzz Edition Every year ...

Plane involved in Malaysia Airlines incident one of most popular

Aviation expert suspects plane was involved in a "sudden catastrophic explosion".        

London man cautioned for shining laser pen at police helicopter

Incident comes amid speculation that Friday's helicopter disaster in Glasgow could have been caused by similar incident A man has been arrested for shining a laser pen at a Metropolitan police helicopter in south-east London. The 46-year-old was arrested in Orpington early on Tuesday morning after the helicopter crew used video equipment to trace the source of the beam. Police officers on the ...

Business case for airport expansion 'does not stack up'

WWF analysis shows business flights have shown a modest recovery since the financial crash, but are still below 2000 levels The case for building new airport capacity for business travellers does not stack up, say environmental campaigners ahead of an independent commission's report that is expected to suggest locations for new runways on Tuesday. Despite an improvement in the economy, business ...

Glasgow crash helicopter winched clear as relatives express frustration

Relatives of those still missing criticise speed of operation as ninth body is recovered from site of Eurocopter EC135 crash The helicopter that plunged into a Glasgow pub, killing nine people on Friday night, has been winched clear, as relatives of the victims expressed frustration at the speed of the operation. The wreck of the Eurocopter EC135 police helicopter , wrapped in green tarpaulin ...

Airplane mysteriously spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

Government officials aren't saying how and why the plane traveled to Iran.

Pot shots taken at hobby airplane flown in Madison County

Robert LaCount was flying his remote-controlled airplane across an open pasture in Madison County recently when a pickup stopped and someone with a gun tried to take down the small plane.

Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air founder files for bankruptcy protection as creditors swarm

Ed Warneck – one of the founders of Myrtle Beach-based Direct Air – has filed for personal bankruptcy protection in an effort to avoid having to pay back money he received from the failed charter air carrier and a $25 million debt guarantee he made to Merrick Bank, which was forced to refund customers’ ticket purchases after the bankrupt carrier abruptly stopped flying in March 2012.

Eastern Air Lines Looks to Take to the Skies Once Again

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Dassault Aviation to Present Flagship Falcon 7X at Marrakech Air Show

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the fourth Marrakech Air Show, to be held in Morocco April 23-26. It will be ...

FAA Announces the Republic of the Philippines' Aviation Safety Rating

FAA announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to Category 2. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of the Philippines&rsquo ...

Drone pilots overworked?

/ USAF / Staff Sgt. N.B. A MQ-1 Predator taxis in at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada during a routine inspection. USAF pilots of unmanned crafts like the Predatory and Reaper drones are overworked and stressed, according to a GAO report.

Helicopter pilot tells of control problem

‘Pedals were jammed, or locked, in the neutral position’

Pilots, Northampton County discuss ways to keep Braden Airpark near Easton

With airport authority set to decide Forks airpark's fate, they ask for six more months to raise money to buy it. Small-plane pilots and Northampton County Council members are making an 11 t h -hour pitch in hopes of preventing Braden Airpark from being closed by the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

Classic comedy ‘Airplane!’ lands at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

The Backstage Theatre’s People’s Choice winner for April, 'Airplane!,' is simply the funniest movie of all time. It handles the broad range of parody, satire and plain silliness expertly and has some of the greatest one-liners and sight gags ever put in a movie.

Your Minuscule In-Flight Entertainment Screen Costs $10,000

Inside the insanity of airplane interior design In the event of an airplane crash, your seat is the only padding between you and the bone-crushing forces of slamming a giant hunk of metal into the ground at thousands of miles per hour. For good reason, then, the process of designing an airplane seat , and airplane interiors in general, is kind of insane. The New Yorker's David Owen took a deep ...

Flying high, exporting more

Philippines’ aviation security rating gets upgraded to Category 1 status by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing Filipino airlines to fly  the United States. Up, up, and away! More flights to the USA. *** FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Margaret Gilligan informs Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William Hotchkiss, through US Ambassador ...

Eastern Air Lines Faces Long Odds for Takeoff

Eastern Air Lines may one day return to the skies.Plans are under way to bring back the iconic Miami-based carrier, which operated from the 1920s until 1991.In January, Eastern Air Lines Group filed its initial application with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Jurors clear Cessna, Honeywell in plane crash lawsuit

Jurors who presided over a civil trial that included pieces of a crashed airplane as evidence earlier this month said the manufacturers of the airplane and autopilot were not to blame for the 2005 crash that killed three local sky divers and a pilot.

SLED helicopter conducts aerial search for missing persons

A helicopter with the State Law Enforcement Division conducted an aerial search for Angie Pipkin and other missing people in the area Thursday.

Jet Aviation Flight Services Achieves IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification

TETERBORO, N.J. / April 17, 2014 – Jet Aviation Flight Services successfully advances to International Standard – Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) stage 3 certification from the International Business Aviation Council.

National Aviation Organizations Commend Florida Governor for Declaring April ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Washington, DC — Today, national aviation organizations applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for declaring April, “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation supports 54,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual economic activity.

Helicopter crash at Coffs Harbour Airport

8.30AM: THE pilot of the helicopter, which crash landed at the Coffs Harbour Airport this morning, suffered whiplash and back soreness after the rear rotor was ripped from the aircraft when it struck the ground.

Pilots open Keystone Cup against B.C. champs

The Keystone Cup, hosted by the Abbotsford Pilots, begins on Thursday at Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

Dassault Aviation Rolls out 250th Falcon 7X

Another milestone in the Falcon 7X program was reached this week with the roll-out of the 250th aircraft at Dassault Aviation's Charles Lindbergh Hall in Mérignac near Bordeaux, France. It will fly to the Falcon completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas in June and will be delivered to its customer before year's end. "This latest milestone is testimony to the outstanding reception that the ...

Boeing’s 737 Turns 8,000: The Best-Selling Plane Ever Isn’t Slowing

The airplane maker will deliver its milestone 737-900ER to United Airlines

Boeing’s 737 Turns 8,000: Best-Selling Plane Ever Isn’t Slowing

The airplane maker will deliver its milestone 737-900ER to United Airlines

275 Indian flights to cancel Dubai trip as runway to shut from May 1

MUMBAI, Apr 16 (ET) : Indian carriers are cutting more than a third of about 275 weekly flights to Dubai as one of the two runways at its airport — the world's second busiest — remains shut for nearly three months starting May 1.

Mobile robots support airplane manufacturers

The robots move at walking speed along airplane components; in doing so, it applies a sealant against corrosion in equal measure. The mobile assistant is surrounded by technical workers who install, drill, and test. Admittedly this scenario is still a glimpse of the future – but in just a few years, it should be reality for the aerospace manufacturing industry.

Flybe cancels flights from Southend Airport

FLYBE has cancelled flights from Southend Airport to Cologne after only a week as rival Ryanair announced flights from Stansted.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.

Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

Officer dies in helicopter crash as Iraq violence kills 7

A senior army officer died when his helicopter crashed due to a malfunction, the defence ministry said, as violence in Iraq killed seven people on Tuesday. Iraq is suffering a protracted surge in violence that has claimed more than 2,550 lives this year. The heightened unrest has been driven mainly by widespread anger among the Sunni Arab minority, who say they are mistreated by the Shiite-led ...

AvWorks Aviation Corp., SPLI, Files 2013 Annual Report

AvWorks Aviation Corp. announced today that per SEC requirements, it had filed on form 10-K its annual report and audited financial statements for results in 2013 before merging with Vapor Group, Inc., ...

Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots

A Customs and Border Protection tracking system is snaring many more law-abiding private pilots, who claim federal officers are searching their planes without legal justification. Ken Dobson, a retired police officer, said he received quite a welcome when he landed his single-engine Cessna in Detroit two days after leaving his home in Palm Desert.

Amur JMW Aviation, LLC Completes Major Fleet Transaction With Avianca

Amur JMW Aviation, LLC , a joint venture between Amur Finance Company, Inc. and the owners of Jet Midwest, Inc., is pleased to announce that the company has completed a major fleet transaction with Avianca ...

Chartered planes rake in moolah this election season

Chartered planes rake in moolah this election season

Jota Aviation Prepares To Enter Charter & ACMI Jet Charter Market

BAE 146-200 Jet To Join Its Fleet This Spring Jota Aviation, the independently owned specialist UK air charter and management company, is preparing to mark its fourth birthday with the arrival of a British Aerospace 146-200 regional jet. The London Southend based charter company, expects to receive an A license imminently from the UK Civil Aviation Authority so that it can fulfill ad hoc charter ...

Allied Pilots Association President on Republic Pilots: “Should Have Refrained from Speaking out Publicly”

The president of the Allied Pilots Association, certified collective bargaining agent for the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines, issued a clarification regarding an April 9 APA pr

N.M. helicopter crash: Officials investigate crash at Albuquerque hospital

N.M. helicopter crash: The pilot was reported in satisfactory condition and the two crew members were under observation after the crash at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

United States upgrades Philippine civil aviation rating

The U.S. aviation regulator upgraded the civil aviation status of the Philippines on Thursday to let its airlines operate new direct flights to the United States while the European Union lifted a ban on the biggest Philippine airline. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's upgrade to category 1 followed a downgrade to category 2 in 2008 because the Philippines lacked oversight laws for air ...

Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights

American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's ...

Helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed while taking off from the roof of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center Wednesday evening, but the three crew members aboard didn't appear to be seriously injured.

Helicopter Crashes on New Mexico Hospital Roof

A medical helicopter crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from a rooftop helipad at a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., officials said.The chopper spun and crashed after dropping off a patient at the University of New Mexico Hospital at around 5.45 p.m. local time (7.45 p.m.

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the ...

Meridian Promotes Mike Moore to VP of Aviation Sales

Teterboro, NJ, April 8, 2014 – Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that Mike Moore has been promoted to VP of Aviation Sales for Meridian Air Charter.

Lufthansa to hold new talks with pilots' union in labour dispute

German airline Lufthansa said it would meet with its pilots' union on Thursday to discuss union demands for an early retirement scheme and higher pay but had not revised its offer. Union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), which represents most of Lufthansa's 5,400 pilots, confirmed that the meeting was due to take place but declined further comment. It had previously said it wanted to see a new offer ...
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