Tag: US

Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air […]

Lockheed Martin Celebrates Advanced Pilot Training Facility Inauguration

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lockheed Martin officially opened its Advanced Pilot Training facility in Greenville, South Carolina with a celebration and traditional ribbon cutting event. The newly refurbished building will house the Ground Based Training System, as well as the tooling and manufacturing equipment to complete final assembly and flight operations for the T-50A trainer aircraft. “I want all […]

Boeing Delivers 50th 787 Dreamliner to ANA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and ANA celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony today at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 787 Dreamliners. “The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into […]

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Indonesia

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Indonesia complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The FAA first assessed Indonesia’s civil aviation authority in September 1997 and found it in compliance with ICAO standards and then lowered the rating from Category […]

PSA Airlines to Open New Greenville MRO Facility

Reading Time: < 1 minute US regional carrier PSA Airlines has announced plans to open a new maintenance facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Q4 2016 to service its fleet expansion. In just two years, PSA has more than doubled the size of its all Bombardier CRJ fleet from 49 to 115 aircraft and plans to eventually operate 150 of […]

The FAA is Hiring Air Traffic Controllers

Reading Time: 2 minutes In preparation for the future workforce, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will be accepting applications from entry-level candidates for air traffic controller positions from August 8-15, 2016. “We provide the safest, most efficient airspace system in the world and we need exceptional people to support our mission,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. […]

FAA Lifts Turkey Ban, Allowing Turkish Airlines to Resume US Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has lifted all restrictions on flights between the US and Turkey, enabling Turkish Airlines to resume flights to the US July 19. The move rescinds a notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued July 16 in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey that had the effect of banning all Turkish Airlines’ flights to […]

Gulfstream G500 Makes European Debut at Farnborough International Airshow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s all-new G500 made its European debut last week, traveling across the Atlantic to participate in the Gulfstream static display at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The G500 flew nonstop from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Farnborough Airport in 6 hours and 55 minutes, accomplishing the 3,732-nautical-mile/6,912-kilometer flight at an average speed of Mach […]

Boeing Opens Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles work together more effectively as a team or unit. The lab will serve as the company’s leading location for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners, including government […]

Lightning Lands in the UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first of Britain’s new supersonic ‘stealth’ strike fighters has touched down in the UK for the first time.  The F-35B Lightning II jet was flown by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols on its first transatlantic crossing, accompanied by two United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft from their training base at Beaufort, South Carolina. […]