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Saturday April 29th 2017

Aviation News

JetBlue Flight 191 diverted after pilot subdued – Possible PSTD episode

JetBlue flight 191, with 135 passengers, from JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas was diverted to Amarillo Texas after the pilot had some sort of episode described as a panic attack. “Let me in, let me in….we got to get this plane down” and references to Afghanistan and Israel he was reportedly [Read More]

AMR Corporation, Parent Company of American Airlines & American Eagle, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

AMR and American Airlines File for Chapter 11 Reorganization to Achieve Industry Competitiveness American Airlines, American Eagle and All Other Subsidiaries Operating Normal Flight Schedules, Honoring All Tickets and Reservations, Maintaining High Customer Service Levels and AAdvantage Program, and Continuing Employee Pay and Benefits AMR Has $4.1 Billion in Cash to Ensure Uninterrupted Supply of [Read More]

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Air Transport Association and Garmin Urge Congress to Halt LightSquared Deployment in Spectrum Adjacent to GPS

Representatives of three members of the Coalition to Save Our GPS today called on Congress to put a stop to deployment of LightSquared’s planned broadband network in spectrum that threatens to disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) signals. In testimony prepared for delivery at a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and [Read More]

Our Experiences

What’s coming up…..

What is big, bright red and is a sign rescue is on the way? If you said the Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin, then you would be right. ………..   More to come! [Read More]

Aviation Innovation

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Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter Shows the future

Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which performed its maiden flight on September 6, 2010, has reached on November 29th the program’s Step 1 speed objective: attaining a true airspeed of 180 kts (333 km/hr) in level flight at a reduced level of engine power. This performance was obtained at the DGA Flight Test base [Read More]

Airbus looks ahead to 2050 and beyond

With an eye on a more sustainable world, the company has provided a glimpse of the future with its new Concept Cabin, which was introduced prior to next week’s Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport in France. Conceived as a new flying experience inspired by nature, the Concept Cabin doesn’t replicate traditional cabin classes [Read More]

Technology upgrade leads to safer flight, fuel savings in North Atlantic

NAV CANADA Air Traffic Controllers who direct aircraft as they transit across the North Atlantic – the busiest oceanic airspace in the world – are now employing an enhanced system that makes oceanic flight safer and more efficient. The technology upgrade, along with a new initiative to improve the efficiency of operations in oceanic [Read More]

Boeing Delivers American Airlines First 737-800 With Boeing Sky Interior

Boeing delivered to American Airlines today its first Next-Generation 737-800 featuring the all-new Boeing Sky Interior (BSI). The new aircraft marks a major milestone in American’s commitment to improving and modernizing the customer experience through the execution of its fleet renewal plan. The Boeing Sky Interior is designed to increase [Read More]

Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Flies, Clark School

University of Maryland’s “Gamera” Takes Flight, Achieves World Record with Female Pilot Aboard A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, [Read More]

Aviation History

UofM Clark School’s Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Receives two National Records

The National Aeronautic Association has certified that on May 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved [Read More]

Private Aviation

Gulfstream Resumes G650 Flight Testing

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has resumed the G650 flight-test program, following a temporary suspension of flying after an April 2 accident.  The first flight since the accident took place May 28, with Serial Number 6001 flying for 1 hour and 39 [Read More]

Dassault Aviation has requested that the EASA Temporarily Suspend Falcon 7X Flight Operations

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 a Falcon 7X experienced a pitch trim event during descent. The crew successfully recovered the aircraft to a stable flight profile and performed an uneventful landing. Dassault Aviation remains committed to the highest [Read More]

HondaJet Reaches Maximum Operating Altitude of 43,000 Ft.

Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., today announced at the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, that it has successfully completed additional milestone flight tests with its FAA-conforming HondaJet, [Read More]

Aviation Events

Lockheed Martin Hosts Bay Area Teachers to Inspire Future Generations of Scientists and Engineers

Lockheed Martin will host 20 teachers ranging from elementary schools to community colleges this summer as part of the company’s long-standing support of the Bay Area-based Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME). The IISME organization works to [Read More]

NASA Rocket Launch Scheduled June 9

A test of several new rocket technologies will be conducted June 9 on a Terrier- Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA’s Launch Range at the Wallops Flight [Read More]

JetBlue Airways Asks Celebrities to Let Go of Baggage for a Good Cause

A little extra baggage isn’t always a bad thing, especially on JetBlue Airways the carrier known for offering customers a first checked bag free. To celebrate this [Read More]

NASA Honors Human Spaceflight Achievements at Kennedy Center Concert May 25, 2011

NASA is inviting the general public and journalists to a special concert at 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 25, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to [Read More]