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January 13, 2014 - 10:57am

As the New York area FBOs prepare for the onslaught of business aircraft arrivals at the Super Bowl little more than two weeks away, some continue to develop their plans and customer incentives. At NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, which began today in New Orleans, Sheltair, which operates FBOs at five area airports (John F.

January 11, 2014 - 3:05pm

The U.S. government has filed a response to a lawsuit filed against it by the Californian city of Santa Monica, which is seeking to establish its right to control future use of the Santa Monica Airport property.” The government’s response is a motion filed on Friday to dismiss a case filed in a

January 9, 2014 - 10:51am

The second A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN3, has arrived in Bolivia to perform a series of tests at the high-altitude airfields of Cochabamba and La Paz. Cochabamba lies around 8,300 feet above sea level, and La Paz ranks as one of the world’s highest airports at 13,300 feet.

January 8, 2014 - 9:17am

If you’re a journalist, it helps to know how to write. But sometimes, nothing matters more than doing your research.     

January 7, 2014 - 2:41pm

The so-called polar vortex that descended into the U.S. this week has wreaked havoc with airline schedules, according to statistics from industry data tracking service FlightAware. Airlines on Monday canceled 4,590 flights within, into or out of the U.S., while delays totaled 8,064. Chicago O’Hare registered the most cancellations of all the nation’s airports, both for incoming and outbound flights.

January 7, 2014 - 10:28am
RC Super Cub

An FAA enforcement case against the operator of a commercial drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) may lead to a determination of whether the FAA has regulatory jurisdiction over model radio-control aircraft and whether the agency can prohibit the commercial operation of such aircraft. This is believed to be the first FAA enforcement action against the operator of a radio-controlled model aircraft.

January 6, 2014 - 11:39am

Boeing set a company record in 2013 for the most commercial airplanes delivered in a single year with 648, the company announced Monday. Its unfilled commercial orders stood at 5,080 at the end of the year, also a new Boeing record.

January 2, 2014 - 10:21am

Airbus rolled out its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2, from the paint shop in Toulouse on Thursday, marking the latest milestone on the path to entry-into-service in the fourth quarter.

January 1, 2014 - 6:00am
Newsmakers 2013

Two thousand thirteen was another year during which aviation was deprived of seeing the Great Recession recede in the rear-view mirror, but there were bright spots. Deliveries and sales of top-of-the-line large-cabin jets each with price tags well on their way to nine figures continued strongly while smaller segments struggled. And manufacturers with the convictions and the resources were not deterred from forging ahead with plans to develop new flying machines.

December 30, 2013 - 1:25pm
North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley

The Federal Aviation Administration has designated universities and other public entities in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia to establish research and test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), fulfilling a key requirement of Congress in the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.

 
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