The Airbus A350-900 XWB, which has been in the works for about eight years, was certified by EASA on Tuesday. FAA certification will follow soon, Airbus said. The "extra-wide-body" model can carry up to 440 passengers and eight cabin crew. "The A350 XWB embodies many extra innovative technologies which make all the difference in passenger comfort and airline efficiency," Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said in a statement released on Tuesday. A More
The global parcel-delivery company DHL has received authorization to start regular drone delivery flights to an island in the North Sea about 7.5 miles off the coast of Germany. "This research... More
Following a fire that knocked out ATC equipment at a facility in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said on Monday the agency will conduct a 30-day review of its... More
Air France pilots ended a two-week strike Sunday but did so without resolving its fight with the company. The SNPL, Air France's main pilots union, simply gave up and flights are expected to resume... More
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster bomber is back at its home base in Hamilton, Ontario (about 40 miles west of Toronto) after a triumphant and, at times, dramatic six-week tour of... More
Capacity is steadily increasing at airports affected by the sabotage of critical communications equipment at Chicago Center on Friday. As of late Sunday, the National Air Traffic Controllers... More
A pilot and a boy are dead while another pilot and a young woman suffered minor injuries after a midair collision involving two aircraft taking part in a Young Eagles event in western New York.... More
An early-morning fire at the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (Chicago Center) facility in Aurora, Illinois, has halted flights in the Chicago area and caused a massive reroute of IFR... More
Airbus celebrated the first flight of its new A320neo Thursday at its facility in Toulouse, France. More
It's gone. The main hangar on what became Detroit Metro Airport was an iconic buildingdesigned for the future of aviation, built at a time of relentless optimism in the nation's newest technology and with a belief that the appearance of... More
Seemingly for generations pilots have argued over which controls speed and which controls altitude: power or pitch. To achieve optimum performance in any setting requires balancing the two to best match the needs of the moment. More
I was arriving in the Washington, D.C., area with a destination of Manassas Regional in Virginia. There was a mid-morning thunderstorm that was causing aircraft, including Air Force One, to request deviations when I heard the following. ... After being denied a 20-degree deviation to the right to avoid weather and given an alternative of 30 degrees left, a GA pilot sounded irritated and was particularly demanding with a second request for a 20-degree deviation to the right. ... Sounding ever... More
Airforms, Inc. has received FAA PMA approval for its high-strength Helio Courier Axle -P/N AF250-040-495. The axle is a direct replacement for Helio P/N 250-040-495, and is machined from a solid billet of high strength material.
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The Air Force Association has honored Civil Air Patrol with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of its more than 70 years of helping secure the American homeland, especially its service during World War II.
It's a not-that-expensive airplane that, on paper, looks potent if it's given the right weapons. But you can imagine how the Pentagon is a little hinky about doing that. More
Jack Fleetwood of Round Rock, TX leads the flight line in our latest edition of reader-submitted photos. Click through for more reader photography.