Tag: United States

Gulfstream G500 Completes Flutter Testing

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500 has completed flutter testing, achieving another milestone in the new aircraft’s flight-test program. The first G500 test aircraft, T1, performed the tests over the course of more than 50 flights. “The G500 has accomplished a great deal since we launched the flight-test program in May 2015,” said […]

Donald Trump’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Private 757 reports engine trouble before landing safely in Nashville en route to Little Rock, Arkansas. Donald Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday because of engine trouble. The Boeing 757 was on its way from Mr Trump’s home base of New York to Little Rock, Arkansas, where […]

Russia Learns Stealth Warplanes Are Hard To Do

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 […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to […]

Airbus Delivers Record 635 Planes in 2015

Airbus, the French plane-manufacturing rival to Boeing, reported Tuesday that it delivered a company record 635 aircraft last year to 85 customers. Airbus said the total represented its 13th year of gains, surpassing 629 in 2014. “This commercial and industry performance unequivocally proves that global demand for our aircraft has remained resilient,” said Fabrice Bregier, […]

FAA Failing To Ensure Airline Pilots Retain Flying Skills

The U.S. government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most modern airline flying is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual flying skills […]

Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter and remotely […]

NASA: Green Aviation Technology Could Save Industry $255 Billion

A six-year NASA mission to advance green aviation has wrapped up and the results are in: If U.S. airlines embrace certain technologies to reduce fuel burn, noise and air pollution, they could save $255 billion over 25 years. That’s the upshot of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project that was led out of NASA Langley Research […]

Experts From China, UK and US Participate in Su-24 ‘Black Box’ Decoding

Experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Foreign experts have no complaints over Su-24 “black box” decoding, the Defense Ministry added. The decoding of the “black box” from a Russian warplane […]

Havana Air Launches Direct Booking Service to Cuba for U.S. Travelers

United States based airline, Havana Air, has announced that it will be the first carrier to launch a fully automated air reservation system for direct flight bookings to Cuba. The game-changing rollout, which will go live on January 1, 2016, allows users to effortlessly book their flights via the airline’s website. Through the website’s user-friendly […]