Keep up with the latest happenings in aviation!

Apr 28, 2015

We've been teased with the prospect of a flying car for years now, with many designs, like the Terrafugia Transition, having been under development for some time but yet to arrive in garages or hangars. The Braunschweig-based company, Carplane hopes to square the circle with a twin-fuselage roadable monoplane that made its first public appearance in prototype form at the recent AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Carplane debut
Mar 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – On Mar. 18, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) hosted a dual-premiere event on Capitol Hill to provide both visual and quantitative evidence for the importance of the aviation maintenance industry to American lives and livelihoods.

Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Mar 17, 2015

The FAA has released its annual aviation activity forecast calling for U.S. carrier passenger growth of 2 percent a year through 2035, and a "favorable" outlook for general aviation as a growing fleet generates an expected 1.4-percent annual increase in hours flown.

Aviation Growth Projected
Mar 9, 2015

A pair of Swiss explorers have begun a mission to circumnavigate the globe via air and sun. A take-off twelve years in the making, the experimental Solar Impulse 2 plane left Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m. local time, bound for Muscat, Oman, on the first leg in a journey that will require 25 days in the air spread over a period of roughly 5 months.

Solar Impulse 2 over Abu Dhabi
Feb 18, 2015

Andrew Loder wants to be an airline pilot. But the 23-year-old Kansas State University senior, who will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical technology from the school’s Salina campus, will have to wait before he can sit in the right seat as a co-pilot of a regional airliner. That’s because of a rule implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration in July 2013. It requires pilots to have a minimum of 1,500 flying hours – up from 250 hours – before they can sit in the cockpit of a regional jet as a first officer.

Pilot in Training - Photo Credit:  Wichita Eagle
Feb 16, 2015

Regional pilots working for low wages finally get their chance to move quickly up to the big leagues of heavy metal and significantly higher salaries—and college and flight school graduates gain access to the right seats of regional jets.

Airline cockpit
Feb 3, 2015

The Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship was announced Jan. 15 by NBAA Charities in coordination with Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., CAE, and Flight Safety International, and will award two courses conducted at CAE maintenance training locations in Morristown, New Jersey; Dallas; or Little Rock, Arkansas; and at Flight Safety International in Dallas or Wilmington, Delaware, as well as travel expenses.

Feb 3, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, bringing the total number of exemption grants to 24. The agency has issued new exemptions to Total Safety U.S. Inc. for flare stack inspections, to Slugwear, Inc. (dba LikeonaTree Aerial) for aerial photography and surveys, and to Team 5, LLC; Shotover Camera Systems LP; Helinet Aviation Services, LLC; and Alan D. Purwin for film and television production.

Unmanned Aircraft System
Jan 24, 2015

DFW AIRPORT – The future of American Airlines flew into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just after 7 p.m. Friday.

The new generation jet is going to take air travel to a new level for American Airlines. The carrier plans to add 41 more of the aircraft to its fleet, with the possibility of dozens beyond that.

American Airlines first Dreamliner at DFW
Jan 15, 2015

Much to the delight of aviation enthusiasts, the first passenger flight of the Airbus 350 lifted off Thursday from Frankfurt Germany bound for Doha Qatar. On board were two very special passengers, Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier and Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker.

Airbus 350