Category: US & Canada

Michelin Will Equip the Boeing 777-300ER On The Final Assembly Line

Reading Time: 1 minute Michelin announced today that beginning in July 2016, it will be the sole source tire supplier for the main landing gear on the final assembly line for the Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range), the 777-200LR (Long Range) and the 777 Cargo. As a result, this long-haul aircraft, which can transport 400 passengers on flights covering distances […]

Boeing Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations. Boeing is fully committed to meeting […]

New Service Offering Unlimited Flights On Major American Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes All-you-can-fly subscription service OneGo launched on Feb. 1, providing its members with unlimited service on 500 commercial routes around the US for a flat monthly rate of $2,950. Cheaper regional plans include 35 routes in the West, 158 routes in the East, and 35 routes in the central US starting at $1,500 monthly. OneGo books […]

Elon Musk Idea: An Electric Plane That Can Take Off Vertically

Reading Time: 1 minute Answering an audience question at the Hyperloop Pod competition awards ceremony at Texas A&M University earlier this week, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said of his next great idea. I have been thinking about the vertical takeoff and landing electric jet a bit more. I think I have something that might close. I’m quite […]

Airbus Helicopters H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and […]

Maverick Helicopters Wins FAA Diamond Award for Fifth Straight Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence […]

Gulfstream G500 Completes Flutter Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

Boeing to Provide P-8 Training Systems to Royal Australian Air Force

Reading Time: 1 minute The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet. The RAAF virtual trainers were purchased through the U.S. Navy and RAAF Cooperative Program and […]

Shuster Proposes FAA Reauthorization Bill Removing ATC From FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has proposed legislation that would remove the operation and management of US air traffic control (ATC) from FAA. The centerpiece of a seven-year reauthorization of FAA proposed Feb. 3 by Shuster is the creation of a “federally chartered, fully independent, not-for-profit corporation” to […]