Wild Ride For E190 Crew Over Portugal »

Wild Ride For E190 Crew Over Portugal

A crew of six doing what appears to have been a post-maintenance check on an Astana Airlines Embraer E190 nearly ditched the aircraft in the ocean after it became uncontrollable shortly after takeoff. The crew reported multiple system failures as they endured a wild ride over the countryside northeast of Lisbon, Portugal, where the aircraft had apparently been undergoing maintenance for more than a month.

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Few Injuries In Two Overruns »

Few Injuries In Two Overruns

A couple of runway overruns in the last few days have wrecked millions in hardware but not hurt anyone seriously. On Friday morning, a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 went off the end of Cheddi Jagan International Airport’s runway in Guyana and plowed into a sand pile at the lip of a 40-foot drop.

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Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated »

The FAA has increased controller staffing at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport tower after the only controller on duty late Wednesday apparently became incapacitated at her position.... More

DOT Audits FAA Role In Drone Authorizations »

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General has announced that it will be conducting an audit of the FAA’s role in authorizing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS/drone)... More

Hawkins Out As Icon CEO »

Icon Aircraft founder Kirk Hawkins is “stepping back” as CEO of the company and while it appears he’s staying on his new role hasn’t been clearly defined. More

Bombardier To Cut 5,000 Jobs »

Bombardier announced on Thursday that it intends to cut approximately 5,000 positions across the organization as part of a plan to “further streamline, lean out and simplify the company.”... More

Diamond Flies Multi-Engine Hybrid »

Diamond Aircraft announced the successful first flight of a multi-engine hybrid aircraft it developed in partnership with Siemens AG. The aircraft is a reconfigured (formerly single-engine) DA40,... More

EASA Holds Annual Safety Conference »

Three hundred people from across the European general aviation community attended the 2018 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Annual Safety Conference in Vienna, Austria, earlier this week.... More

Global 7500 Now FAA-Certified »

Bombardier has achieved FAA approval of its Global 7500 jet, the company announced on Wednesday. The long-range business jet, the biggest in Bombardier’s business-jet fleet, can fly up to... More

Emergency AD Issued On B737 Max »

The FAA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive that directs the owners of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft to amend their operating manuals, to avoid a control problem like the one that... More

 

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Aviation Dream Jobs: Owning A Specialty Flight Training School

Aviation Dream Jobs: Owning A Specialty Flight Training School »

When Charles Welden went looking for someone to teach him to fly his new seaplane, he had a very rushed and unpleasant training experience – not exactly what he had been hoping for. Being a flight instructor himself and believing that there... More

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Why Do We Stall?

Why Do We Stall? »

The record suggests our current approach to stall training isn’t preventing them. Shouldn’t that be one of its objectives? More

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Game Time Decisions

Game Time Decisions »

As shown by this accident report, significant convective activity in the area calls for the pilot to exercise conservative judgment and a review of the game plan. More

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CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SELECTS ONE-G SIMULATION FOR NEW AATD FLEET

Central Washington University (CWU) has awarded Seattle based one-G simulation with a contract for five Foundation Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD) and a Piper Archer device that is currently in development at one-G headquarters.

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US Aviation of Denton, Texas is launching a new Accelerated Career Program eligible for student loans that don't begin repayment until six months after graduation. In nine months, students will earn all their licenses and ratings for an industry-leading, all-inclusive price of $74,495.

Regulated Garbage Handling Authority Earned by Columbia Pacific Aviation, Inc.

Columbia Pacific Aviation, Inc., located in Moses Lake, WA, is authorized to handle and transport regulated garbage. The Grant County Int'l Airport (KMWH) is now able to accept international flights from all countries.