Category: US & Canada

Massive New Aircraft The Airlander 10 Is Unveiled

Reading Time: 3 minutes Enormous, unique and British-built, the Airlander 10 is on the verge of taking to the skies. The fully assembled aircraft was unveiled, floating in its Bedfordshire hangar, on Monday: an airship-cum-plane pumped with a million cubic feet of helium, big enough to dwarf the largest jumbo jet. The super-strength fabric of its hull holds four […]

Near Miss For Lufthansa and Drone

Reading Time: 2 minutes The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30pm at an altitude of 5,000 […]

First Airbus Aircraft Produced in the U.S. Scheduled to Fly TODAY

Reading Time: 1 minute The first Airbus aircraft produced by the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, is scheduled to fly for the first time today as part of its production testing program. Barring any weather or other pre-flight test factors, the A321 destined for Jetblue will take-off for the first time on March 21 at 9:15 a.m. CDT. […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Sky Fantasy- Home-based Motion Simulator

Reading Time: 1 minute Simulator technology with motion has developed rapidly in the past few decades, but until now the price of motion sims has been too expensive for most pilots to go out and buy. That may change now that a company in Sun City Center, Florida, has developed a sim called Sky Fantasy. For $3,395, you can […]

Sikorsky Simulator Approved in Singapore

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has certified a FlightSafety International Sikorsky simulator in Singapore as Level D. The simulator provides training in the S-76C+ and S-76C++ helicopters. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. The new simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s Vital 1100 visual system, collimated […]

Duncan Granted MRO Authority By Embraer

Reading Time: 1 minute Duncan Aviation has been granted base maintenance authorization on Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 aircraft, allowing the company to offer full maintenance support and service for all scheduled maintenance events on these aircraft models. “We’re delighted that an OEM of Embraer Executive Jets’ stature in the industry has chosen Duncan Aviation as a base maintenance […]

TRU Announces Plan to Offer Cessna Citation CJ4, CJ3+ and M2 Programs

Reading Time: 2 minutes TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today that it is expanding its ProFlight® training capability for several popular Cessna business jet models, including the Cessna Citation CJ4, Cessna Citation CJ3+ and Cessna Citation M2. Pilot training for the Citation CJ4 will be offered at TRU’s West Coast training center in Carlsbad, California, […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

Senate Committee Clears FAA Bill, Rejects Regulating Airline Fees

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the FAA reauthorization bill proposed last week by Sens. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D-Florida), moving it a step closer to consideration by the full Senate. The bill, backed by the committee’s chairman, Thune, and ranking Democrat, Nelson, was easily passed by the Commerce […]