U.S. 'Might' Ban Laptops On International Flights »

U.S. 'Might' Ban Laptops On International Flights

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he “might” ban laptops in the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the U.S. In an interview Sunday he said airliners with lots of Americans aboard are a prime target for terrorists and the ban wouldn’t be a response to a specific threat, but a general attitude within the security establishment

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Regionals Contest Costly Seat AD »

Regionals Contest Costly Seat AD

Regional airlines say the FAA is vastly understating the cost of a proposed AD that will require them to replace 10,482 passenger seats in various small airliners. The FAA said the AD will only cost the airlines a total of $900,000 because it is only tallying the labor cost of removing the Slim and Slimplus seats from their fleets ($85 each) and not including the cost of replacing them with new seats.

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New Russian Airliner Flies »

Russia’s newest airliner took its first flight Sunday with little fanfare but a reportedly substantial order book. The Irkut MC-21-300 will compete directly with the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus... More

Warthog Retirement Reversed »

The Air Force has reversed its plan to retire the A-10 and now says all 283 Warthogs have a productive future. The 2018 budget plan sent to Congress this week says the iconic close support aircraft... More

Administration Wants Drone Shoot Down Authority »

As the drone industry gears up to produce technology to knock down their own products, they may find a big customer in the U.S. government. The Trump administration is circulating draft legislation... More

DARPA, Boeing To Build Spaceplane »

Boeing’s Phantom Works will partner with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1)... More

One-Ton Cargo Drone In The Works »

An online retailer in China, JD.com, announced this week it plans to develop heavy-duty drones that can deliver one ton or more of cargo. The drones could also be used to ferry goods out of the... More

London City Switching To Remote Tower »

London City Airport, a general aviation field popular with business travelers, will become the first airport in the U.K. to install a digital control tower, the airport has announced. The tower... More

NBAA, NATA Decry Trump Budget Proposal »

Budget details released by the White House on Tuesday show an apparent commitment by the Trump administration to privatize the air traffic control system, according to NBAA. “The... More

 

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Treasure Coast International Airport to Unveil New Hanger at MRO Americas on April 25

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

Private Jet Charter Company Latitude 33 Aviation Achieves Prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating

California jet charter company achieves highest independent safety rating in the industry, making it the only private jet operator in San Diego to have received the ARGUS Platinum Rating.

Pro Star completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

The first Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification for a King Air 300 series aircraft is complete. New Hampshire based Pro Star Aviation performed the modification on a King Air 350i aircraft. The PC-12 STC is nearing completion.