Category: US & Canada

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 […]

Turkish Airlines Signs Strategic Alliance With Boeing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new strategic alliance agreement between Turkish Airlines (TRK) and Boeing is set to significantly boost the carrier’s and Turkey’s aerospace and technology capabilities. Under the accord TRK and Boeing have identified new areas of cooperation to further expand the US plane aviation giant’s investment within the Turkish industry. The agreement, signed by TRK’s Chairman […]

Delta Makes Emergency Landing After Midair Fight of Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing after two female flight attendants started a shocking midair punch-up. Trouble broke out around 40 minutes into the Delta flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis between two cabin attendants arguing about “work issues”. The pair allegedly began a fist fight — and a third female attendant […]

Successful Boeing 737 MAX First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time on 29th January. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member of the […]

Google’s Secretive 5G Internet Drone Tests Revealed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from The Guardian. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the commercial spaceflight outfit of business mogul Richard […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The webcast for the 737 MAX First Flight is currently scheduled for January 29 at 9:45 AM PST (1745 UTC/GMT), though the date and time is subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 orders from more than 60 customers worldwide.  Although the Airbus A320neo has received […]

Drone Legislation Crashes in Colorado Legislature

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation that would have clarified that it is illegal to use a drone to drop contraband into a prison just wouldn’t take flight Tuesday. An amended House Bill 1020 would have applied to unlawfully operating a drone within 1,000 feet of a detention facility with the intent of introducing contraband, such as a weapon or […]

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 […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

FAA Reauthorization: Should the FAA Be Privatized?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As time runs out on the current FAA authorization – set to expire March 31 – Congress debates the contents of the next FAA Reauthorization bill, and the FAA is under fire.  A recent spate of criticism has prompted lawmakers across the board to demand major reform in the agency. Democrats call some FAA rules […]