Boeing Receives Contract For Japan KC-46 Tanker

Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft's first international sale. Japan chose Boeing's KC-46 tanker over competitors following its KC-X aerial refueling competition.

China Flies Biggest Amphib

I was in that stage of my instrument training where I was struggling to keep the shiny side up while monitoring radios, tuning NAV aids,... The FAA has responded to recent complaints from AOPA and others about rising costs and limited access at some FBOs at public-use... Bipartisan bills introduced in the House and Senate this week aim to promote aviation education and careers for women and girls. Senators... Five people died in the crash of a Cessna 340 at Bartow Airport in Florida after the aircraft took off in dense fog early Sunday.

Delta A320 at New York on Dec 6th 2017, tail strike

A Delta Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N340NW performing flight DL-886 from Atlanta,GA to New York La Guardia,NY , landed on La Guardia Airport's runway 22, vacated the runway and taxied to the gate. The FAA reported that subsequently a tail strike was reported, the damage is unknown.

Nick Knowles opens up about his womanising reputation

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AirText Cockpit Texting System

On final approach to Runway 23 in a D-18 Beech at Mansfield Lama Airport, Ohio, we received this inquiry from the control tower ...... As I approached Sarasota Airport on the downwind there was a Cessna 172 ahead of me who asked the tower clearance for landing ...... You and your safety pilot always need to have the same plan in mind, but you also can fly them solo when conditions are right.

American Airlines to fly nonstop route between LR, D.C.

American Airlines will begin daily service between Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning April 3, officials at Arkansas' largest airport said Monday. "Nonstop service to [Reagan National], which has been heavily requested by both business and leisure travelers, is essential to connecting Arkansas to the nation's capital," said Ronald Mathieu, executive director at Clinton National.

Again? FAA investigates another Air Canada runway mix-up at SFO

Just three months after an Air Canada plane nearly landed on a crowded SFO taxiway, the FAA has launched another investigation into why a second passenger jet from that airline Sunday ignored a San Francisco air traffic controller's repeated order to abort a landing. Air Canada Flight 781, an Airbus A320, was preparing to land at SFO on Runway 28-Right on Sunday night.

FlightAware’s New Plan

The fall at Juneau Airport, where I'm a controller, generally sees pretty gross days, rain and lots of wind. One day we had... Even if you've missed some key details in your flight planning, ATC can help keep you out of trouble.

Court Stops Santa Monica Runway Destruction

Even if you've missed some key details in your flight planning, ATC can help keep you out of trouble. But, you should do your part,... On Tower frequency at a rural class Delta ... Cessna: Uh, Tower caution some sort of otter or marmot just went right in front of my... Even if you've missed some key details in your flight planning, ATC can help keep you out of trouble.

Bombardier got subsidies? Boeing received $64B from the U.S. government

When the Quebec government and Ottawa stepped in to shore up a struggling Bombardier with cash for its prized CSeries aircraft, danger was lurking, according to William Mitchell, professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Sure enough, not too long afterwards, Boeing filed a complaint with the U.S. government alleging that Canada's airplane manufacturer was encroaching on its home turf by selling CSeries aircraft on the cheap thanks to government subsidies.

In 1981, she became the first female Supreme Court justice

On September 25, 1957, nine black students who'd been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white crowds were escorted to class by members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. In 1775, American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal.

Boeing takes on a competitor

In the most recent quarter, Boeing reported profits well-ahead of analysts' expectations and increased its earnings projections for the full year. A large part of the profit was generated by record-high production rates on the 737 aircraft, and about a $530 million cash injection from 787 orders.

International Aero Academy Takes Flight

The Lakeland, FL-based FAA-certificated ab initio and accelerated flight school has authority to issue foreign student visas for training. With a focus on training the next generation of domestic and foreign professional pilots, IAA has a growing fleet of Cessna and Piper single and multiengine aircraft, its own modern 12,000 square foot maintenance facility with dedicated maintenance professionals, and over 12,000 square feet of office, onsite dormitory housing for students and training space.

Search for missing plane continues in West Virginia

There were few concrete facts Wednesday regarding the status of an aircraft that was last known to be flying near the Wetzel/Harrison County line, said Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny. According to a Wednesday morning statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft is a Cirrus SR20.

Soaring Altitude Record Set

Historical allies AOPA and the National Air Transportation Association are now pitted against each other in an unusual battle over... While flying back to my home airport, KAVQ, I heard this exchange from two pilots entering the non-towered airport airspace ...... If you're always flying the magenta line and arriving via pre-loaded RNAV approaches, maybe you're not working hard enough.

U.S. Air Force Probes Midair Scrapes of Planes by Boeing Fuel Tankers

The U.S. Air Force is investigating multiple instances of scrapes on aircraft caused during mid-air refueling performed by So far, the damage caused by the fuel probe that connects the tanker with other aircraft has been minor, according to a service statement and program documents. But it's worrying enough that the Air Force issued a top-level "Category One" deficiency report on May 1 after it discovered the damage during post-test flight analysis of video and data.

FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

The FAA has issued new rules at San Francisco International Airport after two Air Canada pilots mistakenly lined up a jet to land on a taxiway, sort of a side road that four other planes were using to reach the runway. Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month.

DB Cooper mystery: ‘Potential’ physical evidence uncovered in search

A crew of volunteer cold-case investigators in the Pacific Northwest, led by a former FBI agent, has uncovered what they believe to be "potential evidence" in the 46-year-old mystery of D.B. Cooper. Thomas Colbert, a TV and film executive who helped put together the team with his partner and wife Dawna, confirmed to Fox News that his group had uncovered what "appears to be a decades-old parachute strap."

America’s First Combat Pilots

Former Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael "Buzz" Moseley calls them "the founding fathers of American combat aviation," yet few Americans know their names. The 38 pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew for France beginning in 1916, before the United States entered World War I, created a culture that influences combat pilots today, Moseley says.

America’s First Combat Pilots

Former Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael "Buzz" Moseley calls them "the founding fathers of American combat aviation," yet few Americans know their names. The 38 pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew for France beginning in 1916, before the United States entered World War I, created a culture that influences combat pilots today, Moseley says.

Rally To Protest Changes In Healthcare

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If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show

While Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky, a lot of the really interesting stuff will be going on elsewhere at the upcoming biennial aviation and defense industry gathering. Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet will crane necks with high-speed aerial displays, drones will again be a hot topic and a would-be flying car will aim to show that it is closer to getting off the ground as a consumer ride.

Everything It Will Take to Get Faster Wi-Fi on Planes


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I bring tidings from the frontier of airplane Wi-Fi. I experienced faster internet with my own two thumbs aboard a 757! I did a series of speed tests and received between 17 and 27 megabytes per second while also flying through the sky .

American Airlines plane veers off Texas runway, stuck in mud

An American Airlines plane veered off of a runway at the San Antonio airport during takeoff on Saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said. Flights at San Antonio International Airport were suspended after the plane became stuck at about 9:45 a.m. but resumed about four hours later.

Passengers subdue man trying to enter American Airlines cockpit as fighter jets scramble

The airliner landed safely in Honolulu after the threat of terrorism prompted authorities to scramble two Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor fighter jets to escort it. Passengers subdue man trying to enter American Airlines cockpit as fighter jets scramble The airliner landed safely in Honolulu after the threat of terrorism prompted authorities to scramble two Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor fighter jets to escort it.

U.S. successfully tests upgraded B61-12 nuclear bomb on F-16 for first time

Moscow [Russia], Apr 17 : The United States has successfully tested the latest upgrade to its B61, sending General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighter to drop the intermediate yield strategic and tactical thermonuclear bomb over a military training area in Nevada. The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said that the test was the first in a series of similar events necessary to qualify the upgrade for service.

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Patriots Jet Team Offers Upset Prevention And Recovery Training

Once again it's been brought to the attention of the aviation world that an airplane can go from normal flight to an unexpected inverted unusual attitude within seconds. Recently, the wake turbulence of an Emirates Airbus A380 caused a Challenger 604 Jet to roll at least 3 times and only after losing 10,000 ft.

STC Group Earns Pioneering Autopilot Approval

The FAA has awarded an STC to the STC Group for the installation kit for the non-TSO'd Trio Pro Pilot digital autopilot into dozens of models of Cessna 172s and 182s, with more models to follow soon. The full-featured autopilot promises to bring a robust set of features to the legacy fleet at a price many thought not possible even a year ago.

Is the president getting played by Speaker Ryan?

President Donald Trump has expressed disappointment as he faced a severe political defeat after Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare policy with a new healthcare bill , due to lack of votes in the US House of Representatives. Trump was offering his support for House Speaker Paul Ryan at a White House event announcing the presidential permit about the Keystone XL pipeline.

TRU Simulation + Training Continues To Expand ProFlight Pilot Training

TRU Simulation + Training will continue to expand its pilot training capabilities throughout 2017 to include several popular Textron Aviation business jet models including the Cessna Citation Longitude, Citation Sovereign+, Citation Latitude and Citation CJ3+. Most recently, the Citation CJ3+ training program, which is available at the TRU ProFlight Pilot Training CenterTampa successfully received full program certification and is currently accepting customers.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday. "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway," Ford told an air traffic controller shortly after the near-miss on Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, their two children Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, second from right, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, walk to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump is visiting Boeing South Carolina to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before heading to his estate Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend.

Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport, NBC-TV reported Tuesday. Ford, 74, was told to land his single-engine plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding nearby, NBC reported .

Harrison Ford’s plane involved in airliner mishap

Harrison Ford was aboard a small plane that landed on a taxiway of a California airport, flying directly over a waiting American Airlines 737, federal officials said. According to the FAA, the actor's Aviat Husky single-engine propellor plane was cleared to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Monday afternoon.

Canada Defends Bombardier Aid as Brazil Moves on Trade Challenge

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Canada's financial aid package for Bombardier Inc. is consistent with trade rules, as Brazil pushed for a hearing in front of the World Trade Organization on what it considers unfair subsidies. The Brazilian government formally sought "consultations" early Wednesday with Canada in front of the WTO with the blessing of Bombardier's South American rival Embraer SA, according to a statement from that company.

First low-cost Asian airline cleared for flights to the US

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia says it's gotten the all clear from U.S. authorities to fly its jetliners to American airports -- the first low-cost Asian airline to do so. Founded by charismatic businessman Tony Fernandes, AirAsia pioneered the low-cost model in Asia, delivering rapid growth as it undercut bloated legacy carriers in the region with its no frills approach.

Energy diplomacy takes wing?

News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture Education & Research Institute and the Research Institute for Energy Management & Planning - University of Tehran, the Founders of the Caspian Energy Grid , have welcomed, the Airbus A320 jet delivery to Iran on 12th Jan. 2017, which marks the first new plane delivered directly to Iran by a western manufacturer since 1979, and supported the EU based entity initiative, the International Research Network for holding Iran Business Symposium during 21-23 Feb. 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

17 signs it’s vacation time

The Boeing 777-300 bound for Hong Kong rotates and takes off as American Airlines inaugurates new direct service to Hong Kong from DFW International Airport, June 11, 2014. TNS FILE PHOTO Airline profitability will help travelers in the coming year by getting through security faster, lowering bag fees and flying in newer, better aircraft.

3 Missing in downed plane incident off Hawaiian island

Three people are missing after a small plane vanished from radar off the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, the US Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday. The Cessna 172 aircraft left Moloka'i Airport and was headed to Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday when it dropped off radar approximately four miles east of Ilio Point, the Coast Guard said.

For Congress, defense contracts are like baseball, apple pie

After President-elect Donald Trump attacked the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on Monday as "out of control," several lawmakers responded by praising the Pentagon's most expensive weapons acquisition. Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are aware of the tens of thousands of jobs the aircraft generates in 45 states.

Alcoa’s new spinoff Arconic taps ex-Cornyn chief of staff as lobbyist

Alcoa signage displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 21 Aluminum giant Alcoa's spinoff into two companies is slated to take effect Tuesday - and the new spinoff, Arconic, already has a Washington lobbyist. Arconic has tapped Russ Thomasson, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn , to serve as the company's first hired gun on K Street.

“I’m never flying again”

A passenger on an American Airlines flight has filmed his own dramatic evacuation as the plane bursts into flames at a Chicago airport. The video, which was posted on Instagram by user c1arkkent, shows passengers fleeing the plane as huge clouds of smoke and flames pour out of the aircraft.

8 injured after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

Fellow passengers walk away from a burning American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire Friday on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Pilots on Flight 383 bound for Miami reported an engine-related mechanical issue, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the market for 200 foreign combat jets, but there's a catch: they have to be made in India Indian Air Force is desperately trying to speed up other acquisitions and arrest a fall in operational strength - now a third less than required to simultaneously fight China and Pakistan India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say.

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets – if they’re Made-in-India

NEW DELHI: India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India - which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out ageing Soviet-era aircraft - could be worth anything from $13-$15 billion, experts say, potentially one of the country's biggest military aircraft deals.

Official: Plane in Chicago had rare, serious engine failure

Pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport after the airliner experienced what a federal official said was a rare and serious type of engine failure. American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami experienced an "uncontained engine failure," in which engine parts break off and are spewed outside the engine, the official said.

Official: Plane in Chicago had ‘uncontained engine failure’

A federal official pointed to a rare and serious engine malfunction after pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight Friday on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, said American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami experienced an "uncontained engine failure," in which engine parts break off and are spewed outside the engine.

Gov’t bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from airliners

In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 photo, Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are displayed at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, it has expanded its recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the U.S. to include all replacement devices the company offered as a presumed safe alternative after the original Note 7s were found prone to catch fire.

He got a replacement Samsung phone. It forced an airplane evacuation

Samsung recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because a battery flaw can lead to overheating, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Southwest Airlines said a Samsung Electronics smartphone caused smoke that forced the evacuation of a plane waiting to depart from Louisville, Kentucky, almost three weeks after U.S. safety regulators started an official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 .

Why the Boeing & Airbus Sales to Iran are a Big Effing Deal

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control , the real power center for the American government, has issued licenses to Airbus and Boeing allowing them to sell commercial airliners to Iran. President Obama ordered the licenses, defying the Republican-controlled Congress, which doesn't want any easing of the US economic boycott on Iran.

‘Miracle on the Hudson’ safety advice not carried out

In the seven years since an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, there's been enough time to write a book and make a movie, but apparently not enough to carry out most of the safety recommendations stemming from the accident. Of the 35 recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to the incident involving US Airways Flight 1549, only six have been heeded, according to an Associated Press review of board records.

FAA Issues Warning to Samsung Galaxy Note Users: Don’t Turn on Your Phones

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung" about the devices.

Hillary Clinton: Timing of Russian hack is aimed at helping Trump

Hillary Clinton on Monday drew a line between Donald Trump and suspected Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee when she spoke with reporters during her first day on a shared campaign plane. Clinton said the Russian hacking was "almost unthinkable" and compared the intrusions into a variety of Democratic bodies to Watergate, the infamous break-in of the Democratic National Committee in 1972 by aides close to then President Richard Nixon.

Trump and Clinton gear up for a busy Labor Day of campaigning

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, greets the crew before boarding her new Boeing 737 campaign plane Monday at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. Clinton, who has not held a news conference since last year, will kick off the holiday by finally allowing her press corps onto her campaign plane for the first time this election cycle. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, greets the crew before boarding her new Boeing 737 campaign plane Monday at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. Clinton, who has not held a news conference since last year, will kick off the holiday by finally allowing her press corps onto her campaign plane for the first time this election cycle.

Air Force’s KC-135 pilots enjoy thrill of refueling at 39,000 feet

The brown, craggy terrain of the Rockies, bluish rivers and the green of trees seem so close, and then a massive B-52 bomber comes into view, flying directly at you. Sure, your enjoyment of the view is hampered slightly by the fact that you're lying flat on your stomach and you have about a foot of room on any side, but it's still awe-inspiring to see such power gliding through the sky, seemingly effortlessly.

Man In Underwear Crashes Truck Into Airliner

The FAA has established 12 Centers of Excellence to pursue research into safety, alternative fuels, airport operations and other aviation... EAA's 2 millionth Young Eagle, plus three others in the count around the milestone, received their memorable airplane rides at... Before you can fly an F-35, you're going to spend time in the T50a simulator.

Malaysia Confirms Pilot’s Simulator Contained Flight 370 Course

Malaysia acknowledged for the first time that one of the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had plotted a course on his home flight simulator to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed. Australian officials overseeing the search for the plane last month said data recovered from Capt.

Mysterious plane that visited Syracuse is part of secretive military unit

The mysterious all-white plane doing touch-and-goes at Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Wednesday belongs to a secretive Air National Guard squadron whose missions are classified. The C-32, a modified Boeing 757-200 passenger airliner, belongs to the 150th Special Operations Squadron of the 108th Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, said Lt.

An ARJ21-700 in the livery of Chengdu Airlines, its launch customer. Photo: Johannes Eisele, AFP.

Comac signs 60-jet deal with Hong Kong leasing group, worth up to US$2.3 billion - largest single order yet for the Chinese-built airliner An Indonesian airline is to become the world's first to operate a fleet made up entirely of Chinese-built jets. Hong Kong-listed China Aircraft Leasing Group has confirmed that it and its substantial shareholder Friedmann Pacific Asset Management will buy 30 ARJ21-700 jets with an option to buy 30 more, from state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, or Comac.

Efforts to expanded Pullman-Moscow airport runway hit snag

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport manager Tony Bean stands on the tarmac at the airport in Pullman, Wash., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Plans to expand the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport have run into a snag, as the proposal could lead to the demolition of dozens of buildings at Washington State University.

First Chinese-made regional jet makes maiden passenger flight

China's first locally built regional jet made its maiden commercial flight on Tuesday, carrying 70 passengers from the western city of Chengdu to Shanghai on the east coast in what state-owned planemaker Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd hailed as a milestone. Chengdu Airlines flight EU6679 took two hours and 12 minutes and was "an important milestone in the development of civil aviation in China", COMAC said in a statement.

U.S. to begin selling weapons to Vietnam

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States would begin selling weapons to the Communist nation of Vietnam, a move that marks a stunning shift four decades after the two countries were engaged in war. Vietnam has long sought an end to the moratorium.