AirAsia Flight Missing (Updated)

AirAsia Flight Missing (Updated) »

There was plenty of weather along the route of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 early Sunday but nothing airlines that ply the busy air corridors over the Java Sea don't regularly cope with. Weather officials said lightning strikes were recorded in the same area and at the same time the A320 with 162 people on board "lost contact" with air traffic control. More

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Cambridge, Boeing Build Little Hybrid »

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UAS Test Flight Flops »

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Drone Safety Campaigns On The Rise In U.K. »

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Park Service Seeks Tour Guides For B-29 Wreckage »

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Four Named To National Aviation Hall Of Fame »

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The Weekender: Final Fly-Ins for 2014 »

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Akro for Under $100K: Wide Variety; Use Caution

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Short Final:

Short Final »

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Press Releases

Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Panamanian Bell 412EP Upgrade

Gulf Coast Avionics' ttotal digital panel transformation included dual Garmin G500H EFDs, Garmin touchscreen GTN 650Hs and Electronics International electronic engine display systems.

CybAero Appoints Vice President, Deputy Chair

The board of directors of CybAero AB has appointed COO Rolf Schytt to serve as the company's vice president and board member Professor Anna Ohrwall Ronnback as the deputy chair. The Board of Directors has also set a date for the company's annual general meeting: Thursday, April 9, 2015. The board of directors has appointed Claes Drougge, Mikael Hult and Anna Ohrwall Ronnback to serve on the election committee for the 2015 annual general meeting.

Thales Names Chairman and CEO

At the meeting of the Board of Directors on 23 December 2014, Patrice Caine and Henri Proglio were co-opted as directors, following the resignations of Philippe Logak, who had served as Acting Chairman & Chief Executive Officer since the departure of Jean- Bernard Levy, and Steve Gentili as independent director.