FAA, Controllers Coping With Chicago Outage

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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 Association said 72 flights per hour were getting into O'Hare International Airport and departure delays of 15 minutes in the afternoon were expected to increase to about 30 minutes later in the day. More

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FAA Will Review ATC Security Plans »

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 End Strike »

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

Canadian Lancaster Back Home »

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Two Killed, Two Hurt In Young Eagles Midair (Updated) »

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Arson Fire At Chicago Center Diverts Flights (Updated) »

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FAA Allows Limited Commercial UAS Operation »

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Another Aviation Icon Fades Away

Another Aviation Icon Fades Away »

It's gone. The main hangar on what became Detroit Metro Airport was an iconic building—designed 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


Pitch? Or Power?

Pitch? Or Power? »

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

Short Final:

Short Final »

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


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Airforms Gains FAA PMA Approval For Helio Axle

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.

Waypoint Global Strategies Joins the Global Aerospace SM4 Program

Providing Professional Training and Safety Awareness in ŻUnmanned Aircraft System Operations Ż

AFA honors CAP with Lifetime Achievement Award

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.