French Say Co-pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings 320(Updated)

French Say Co-pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings 320(Updated) »

A French prosecutor said Thursday that the copilot of a Germanwings Airbus 320 deliberately crashed the aircraft after the Captain was locked out of the cockpit. The New York Times reported Thursday that Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the A320's cockpit voice recorder indicated that copilot locked the pilot out and commanded the autopilot to descend. More

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Global Aerospace Announces 2015 Loss-of-Control-In-Flight Program

Global Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the 2015 Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-1) training program provided by SM4 safety program partner Calspan Corporation. All Global Aerospace customers who are interested in enhancing their current training curriculum to include Calspan's Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) course will now be eligible.

OverhaulBids.com Offers Online Shopping For Engine Overhauls

Finally, a website emerges to help aircraft owners make informed decisions. The website is OverhaulBids.com. It's the fastest way for aircraft owners to find shops, pricing, and reviews for engine overhauls and inspections. Oh, and it's completely free.