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'Aviation Consumer' Paint Shop Survey 2014 »

Finding a reliable and skilled paint shop is a daunting challenge for many aircraft owners. If you've had your aircraft painted within the past few years, the editors at "Aviation Consumer" magazine want to know about your experience. Please take this brief survey, and the staff will report on the results in an upcoming issue of "Aviation Consumer." More

Short Final »

Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report waypoint. We listened out on the HF, and it was a MAC flight. He was obviously listening out as we gave our position report, and, shortly after, he came up on the air-to-air frequency. ... He asked: "Hey, what kind of an aircraft do you have with such a small amount of fuel?" ... We replied: "It's an A340 metric airplane, and the fuel is in kilograms." ... He said: "Oh. Now that makes sense." -- David Lamb, via e-mail More

New Helicopter Rules Pushed Back A Year »

The FAA has delayed for a year the implementation of much of its revision of rules governing helicopter operations to allow operators, and itself, time to adopt the many changes. The final rule was published Feb. 21 and was to take effect on Tuesday but it was apparently too soon for all involved. More

Archie League Awards Honor Controllers »

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association recently held its annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, honoring controllers who have kept their cool in dangerous and challenging circumstances. There were controllers from each of the FAA's nine regions honored, including those on duty when Asiana Flight 214 crashed short of the runway at San Francisco International Airport last July 6. More

Bag-Dropping Workers Face Dismissal »

Air Canada says it will fire two baggage handlers caught on video dropping carry-on items from the top of a stairway into a bin 20 feet below last week. Passenger Dwayne Stewart shot the video last Thursday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport as he and his incredulous seatmate watched through the window. More

New Photo Of Mystery Plane Emerges »

A somewhat clearer photo of a so-far unidentified aircraft has emerged, this time from Wichita, and it shows a little more detail of the delta-shaped flying wing. The photo was taken by Jeff Templin in February, a few weeks before two photographers in Amarillo, Texas got images of what may be the same type of aircraft. More

AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available »

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association's 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. More

Mystery N-Registered Bizjet in Iran »

Despite strict economic sanctions in place against Iran, a U.S.-registered Bombardier Challenger, N604EP, was spotted on the ramp at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran earlier this week. Who is traveling in it and who is flying it are mysteries as the jet is registered to the Bank of Utah as trustee for the investors who have a financial stake in the airplane. More

Laid-Back CNN MH370 Expert Fired »

A Canadian flight instructor who has been one of CNN's go-to experts in its exhaustive coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has been fired at least in part because of his fondness for unbuttoned plaid shirts worn over white undershirts. More

Scholarships Awarded to Women in Transportation Studies »

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. More