FAA Revokes Maintenance School Certification »

FAA Revokes Maintenance School Certification

The Atlanta Technical College, in Atlanta, Georgia, is no longer certified to offer aviation maintenance technician training, the FAA said this week. The FAA issued an emergency order alleging that the college failed to keep proper records for students. Some grade records were incomplete or lacked instructor signatures, the FAA said, and several students who hadnít made up absences were allowed to advance in the program. ATC surrendered its certificate.

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United to Charge for Overhead Space »

United to Charge for Overhead Space

As airlines continue to unbundle what's covered by a basic fare, United Airlines announced this week that it will begin charging for the use of overhead space in its cabins. While discount airlines such as Spirit have charged for the overhead for several years, United is the first major airline to do so.

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Pakistani Airliner Crashes Into Mountain, 48 Dead »

Pakistani Airliner Crashes Into Mountain, 48 Dead

A Pakistan International Airlines turboprop crashed Wednesday in the countryís northern region, killing all 48 people on board. News reports say there was a fiery explosion as the ATR-42 crashed following a possible engine-related emergency. The airliner was carrying 42 passengers, five crew members and a ground engineer when it crashed in mountainous terrain north of the flightís destination to Islamabad.

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Electric Extra Sets Climb Record »

Famed aerobatic pilot and aircraft designer Walter Extra has set a new FAI record for time to climb in an electric airplane. According to Extra and Siemens, the manufactuer of the motor used in the... More

Colombia Crash Investigation Continues »

Civil aviation authorities in Brazil have suspended the operating certificate of LaMia airlines, which operated the charter aircraft that crashed in Colombia last week, killing 71 of the 77 people... More

FAA Updates Icing Training Video »

With winter on the way for much of the U.S., the FAA has released a new training video about the dangers of ice-induced stalls. “Much has occurred since NASA's original 1998 ice-contaminated... More

Trump Threatens To Cancel Air Force One Contract »

President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that Boeing’s costs for the next Air Force One, now in development, are “out of control,” and added, “Cancel... More

German Gyro Now FAA Type Certified »

U.S. pilots now can buy a factory-built FAA-type-certified autogyro for the first time “probably in at least 60 years,” Bob Snyder, program manager at AutoGyroUSA, told AVweb on Monday.... More

Severe Turbulence Diverts Qatar Flight »

An unknown number of passengers and crew were injured when a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 flying from Washington to Doha hit severe turbulence and made an emergency landing in the Azores. More

Wall Street Presses Rockwell Collins Sale »

Rockwell Collins’ purchase of aircraft interior finisher B/E Aerospace has attracted the attention of some Wall Street wheeler-dealers who are suggesting it is Rockwell Collins itself that... More

AVweb Is Seeking An Aviation Journalist »

At AVweb, we’re expanding our news operation and we’re looking for an aviation writer/editor. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in reporting and writing about... More

 

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Report Demonstrates Contributions of NATA Members At KVNY

A newly released report, commissioned by the Los Angeles World Airports and conducted by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), concludes the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) contributes two billion dollars to the local economy and supports more than 10,000 jobs.

CAP Celebrates 75th Anniversary At National WWII Museum

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from across the state of Louisiana gathered at The National WWII Museum for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the organization's founding.

Tecnam Introduces Upgraded P2002 Sierra

Tecnam has today introduced a substantially updated and improved Mark 2 version of the company's popular P2002 Sierra.