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Delta Expands Pilot Pipeline »

With an expectation to hire 8,000 pilots over the next 10 years, Delta this week announced it has developed new career-path options to help ensure it has plenty of applicants for those jobs. The program comprises a college path, a company path and a community outreach effort to identify and support aspiring pilots in kindergarten through high school. More

Terrafugia Updates Transition »

Flying car company Terrafugia has announced that its Transition will be getting some new features and upgrades prior to the scheduled arrival of the first production vehicles next year. The updates involve some significant alterations, including the addition of a hybrid-electric motor for use when the roadable aircraft is in drive mode. More

At Farnborough: Aston Martin VTOL, GE Open Cockpit »

Aston Martin unveiled a luxury VTOL concept this week at the Farnborough International Air Show in Great Britain. The Volante Vision is designed to seat three adults and to be completely autonomous, powered by a hybrid-electric engine. More

Chinook Crew Completes Dramatic Rescue »

The crew of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter used an unusual maneuver—sitting the tail of their aircraft on the mountain for several minutes, while still flying, with the nose in the air—to successfully rescue a Texas man from the slope of Mount Hood, in Oregon, last week. More

Rolls-Royce Reveals Hybrid VTOL »

At the Farnborough International Air Show, which opened Monday in Great Britain, Rolls-Royce revealed a hybrid VTOL concept that could carry four to five passengers at speeds up to 217 knots with a range up to 435 NM. The design should be flying by the “early 2020s,” the company said in a news release. More

Doc Cleared For Passenger Flights »

The FAA has cleared Doc, one of two flying B-29s, for passenger flights and they’ll start at the Heavy Bomber Weekend in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 20. Doc will be at AirVenture 2018 but so far no ride program has been announced. More

Ryanair Passengers Hospitalized In Emergency Descent »

At least 33 passengers on a Ryanair flight to Croatia were treated in hospitals for bleeding ears, mouths and noses when the packed Boeing 737-800 was put into an emergency descent for a pressurization problem. More

European ADS-B Mandate Won't Be Met »

Many European operators say they won’t meet the European Aviation Safety Agency’s June 7, 2020, ADS-B mandate and EASA seems to be getting ready to cope with the patchwork of compliance that will result. More

Trump Buzzed By Paraglider »

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in Scotland after a Greenpeace protester flew a powered parachute within a few hundred feet of U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday. More

Vaping Pilot Triggers Emergency Descent »

Air China will take a “zero tolerance” approach to its investigation of a first officer’s apparently bungled attempt to sneak an in-flight vape aboard one of its Boeing 737s last Tuesday. More