Russ Niles

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Southwest Engine Comes Apart At Altitude
August 27, 2016 A Southwest Airlines 737 made an emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida Saturday after an uncontained failure of the number...

Fatal Air Show Crash In China
August 27, 2016 Tragedy marked the opening of a new general aviation airport in north central China. Michel Leusch, of South Africa, failed to...

Performer Dies In Oregon Crash
August 27, 2016 Marcus Paine, a long-time flight instructor (training partner with Patty Wagstaff) and air show performer died Saturday at an...

China Luring Western Pilots
August 21, 2016 Chinese airlines are reportedly offering experienced airline pilots more than $300,000 a year, tax-free, to work for them and...

Santa Monica Battle Escalates
August 21, 2016 Only a few days after losing yet another round in the legal slugfest that continues over Santa Monica Airport, opponents of...

Northrop Grumman Unveils Trainer
August 20, 2016 Northrop Grumman has rolled out its clean-sheet contender for the Air Force’s advanced trainer competition. The unnamed...

12 Die In Twin Crashes
August 15, 2016 A total of 12 people died in two separate crashes of light twins over last few days. A Beech Baron crashed at Shannon Airport...

New CEO At Mooney (Updated)
August 15, 2016 Mooney International has appointed Dr. Vivek Saxena as CEO of the company, replacing Jerry Chen, who has led the firm for the...

ECi Cylinder AD Takes Effect Sept. 15
August 15, 2016 The FAA has issued its final rule on the controversial airworthiness directive that will require the replacement of cylinders...

Spectators Rescue Airshow Pilot (Corrected)
August 14, 2016 Airshow spectators in southern England likely saved the life of a performer whose open-cockpit aircraft crashed into the ocean...