Tag: U.S.

Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. “The Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and challenging missions,” said Pat Donnelly, director, H-47 Domestic and Foreign Military Sale Programs. “By incorporating key Block II features we […]

First Scheduled U.S. Flight in Over 50 Years Lands in Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the Obama Administration’s historic effort to normalize relations with Cuba, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has arrived in Cuba on the first scheduled flight to the island in over 50 years, a JetBlue Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized its selection of […]

Norwegian Signs First Ever Charter Agreements in The U.S.

Reading Time: 1 minute Norwegian signs charter contracts with Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations to operate routes from the United States to the Caribbean and Mexico. Norwegian has signed charter agreements with Apple Vacations and Funjet Vacations for the winter season 2017. Norwegian will station three Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Milwaukee and Chicago and operate routes to Mexico and […]

DOT Deny Norwegian Air UK’s Bid to Fly to US

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a bid by Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. after facing months of scrutiny from labor groups, the aviation industry and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The company applied for a foreign air carrier permit for one of its subsidiaries, Norwegian Air UK, in order […]

FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

Russia Learns Stealth Warplanes Are Hard To Do

Reading Time: 5 minutes After confronting serious technical and economic difficulties, Russia has dramatically cut back its air force program to field its first radar-evading “stealth” fighter jet. By delaying large-scale acquisition of the Sukhoi T-50 fighter, the Kremlin is tacitly acknowledging a truth that the U.S. military learned decades ago — and that China might also learn in […]