Rick Durden

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Boeing to Ramp Up 737 Production
September 17, 2014 At an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley this week, Boeing’s CEO Ray Conner announced that Boeing is looking to...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Given an Su-35 Fighter
September 17, 2014 In an ironic turn, nearly 80 years after Stalin derided the Pope of the Catholic Church by asking how many divisions he had,...

Why the Part 23 Rewrite Delay Matters
September 14, 2014 Last July, the FAA told a Congressional committee that it would not meet the December 31, 2015 deadline mandated by federal...

Two U.S. Fighters Down In The Pacific
September 12, 2014 Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Western Pacific Friday, resulting in the loss of both jets—one pilot has been...

FAA Fiddles While Canadian Drones Earn
September 12, 2014 As U.S. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) developers, manufacturers and potential users are howling at or suing the FAA...

Boeing Donates 787 Dreamliner To Museum of Flight
September 11, 2014 The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner built is being loaned to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Extensively modified as Boeing went...

NTSB Report Cites Increasing Pilot Drug Use
September 10, 2014 Tuesday, the NTSB released a report on pilot drug use that, based on post-crash toxicology tests on pilots killed in aircraft...

GAMA Pushing FAA On Part 23 Rewrite
September 6, 2014 Last July, an FAA spokesperson gave stunning testimony before Congress—she said that the FAA was going to miss its December...

Red Bull Air Race Comes To Texas (Updated)
September 5, 2014 The sixth stop on the Red Bull Air Race series will be this weekend, Sept. 6 and 7, at Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, Texas....

Cirrus Aircraft Appoints Five To Executive Positions
September 4, 2014 On Wednesday, Cirrus Aircraft announced that it had made two internal executive promotions and appointed three people from...