Piece Of MH370? Wing Part Found On Island

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A nine-foot object that appears to be part of a wing flap was found Wednesday on an island in the Indian Ocean, spurring investigators to determine whether it's a piece from the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared more than a year ago. People cleaning a beach on the French island of La Réunion found the piece, which France's air safety agency, BEA, is examining, the New York Times reported. More

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Spike Updates Its SST Concept »

Spike Aerospace has been working since 2011 to develop a supersonic jet for the business market, and recently they released an updated version of their design concept. The design now features a... More

The Weekender: Take A Tour Of The Tall Tower »

The Weekender hopes you’ve recovered from Oshkosh, because there’s no rest for the weary on the SocialFlight calendar. For starters, the July’s Skys airshow invites all to come early... More

Hyperdrive, Or Just Hype? »

A rocket-drive theory that was discussed at a scientific meeting this week has the Internet buzzing, but critics say the research is flawed and violates well-established laws of physics. The... More

House Move May Delay Medical Reform »

It would appear the latest political gambit to reform pilot medical regulations will die Wednesday when the House extends existing funding for highway projects and gets ready to go on summer... More

NTSB Blames "Single-Point Error" In Spaceship Two Crash »

A cockpit design that made it possible for one human error to result in a catastrophic crash was mainly to blame for the destruction of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last October, which resulted... More

Helo Pilot Rescued In Arctic »

A Russian helicopter pilot on a solo trip around the world was rescued on Monday morning after spending more than 30 hours alone on an ice floe after ditching his Robinson R22 helicopter about... More

Airbus Tests Eco-Tech With Bluecopter »

Airbus recently debuted its Bluecopter technology demonstrator, with a public demo at its facility in Donauworth, Germany. The aircraft already has logged more than 28 hours, testing out new... More

 

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Propeller Care

Propeller Care »

In May 2008 the FAA published five new SAIBs or Suggested Airworthiness Information Bulletins on propeller maintenance. While these bulletins do not carry the weight of an AD, they do come about as a result of discussions with field organizations... More

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Belly Degreasers

Belly Degreasers »

For many pilots, the first realization that the bellies of their airplanes are becoming hazardous waste sites is when ATC advises that their transponders are intermittent. Investigation reveals a layer of goo on the belly antennas, doing its best... More

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No doubt about it, Red Sox fans, Boston loves baseball! And here's a NOTAM to prove it: ... !FDC 5/2196 BOS STAR GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL, BOSTON, MA / QUABN THREE ARRIVAL... / ALL TRANSITIONS, ATC MAY ASSIGN HOLDING AT ONDEC (ON-DECK)... More

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Skanska Hires Dwight Pullen to Lead Aviation Center of Excellence

Skanska USA announced today that Dwight Pullen has been hired as senior vice president and director of its Aviation Center of Excellence (COE). He will replace MacAdam Glinn, who moves into a new role as account manager and senior vice president for Skanska's South Florida operations. Pullen will support growing portfolio of aviation pursuits.

NAAA Launches UAV Safety Campaign

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) has launched a UAV safety campaign to raise awareness and prevent accidents between UAV operators and low-altitude manned aircraft. The first public outreach tool in the safety campaign is a UAV "safety stuffer" designed for aerial applicators to share with farmers and other agricultural stakeholders.

Innovint Unveils New PED Containment Bag

Public media and press actually report a growing number of incidents with batteries onboard aircraft in cargo and cabin area. According to the FAA, 152 incidents with batteries since 1991 have evolvedi. Serious safety hazards caused by batteries as part of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) in cockpit, cabin and cargo areas, lead to high awareness throughout the aviation industry.