Aviator

July 3, 2007 - 10:15am

Mentoring, where a more experienced pilot flies for some time with a new very light jet buyer until the owner gains confidence and experience, is receiving increasing scrutiny and consideration from aircraft manufacturers, insurance companies and operators.

July 3, 2007 - 6:25am

As the wheels of FAA rulemaking grind inexorably forward, the nation’s largest union of airline pilots executed a 180-degree turn on mandatory retirement for airline pilots at age 60.

July 2, 2007 - 9:45am

American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino were indicted last month for their alleged part in the collision of their Embraer Legacy with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle last September in which all aboard the airliner died. The judge in the case agreed to proceed with the prosecutor’s suggested indictment, officially charging the pilots with unintentional endangerment of an aircraft through negligence.

June 5, 2007 - 12:00pm

The FAA has published Notice N8900.4 containing additional guidance on OpSpec A008 and A002, which NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have been advocating for some time.

June 5, 2007 - 11:57am

American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino were indicted Friday for their alleged part in the collision of their Embraer Legacy with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle last September in which all aboard the airliner died.

May 31, 2007 - 12:21pm

As baseball player Yogi Berra supposedly said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
The three US Airways pilots who filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking for exemptions from the FAA’s age 60 mandatory retirement rule are back where they started.

May 31, 2007 - 11:30am

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1108, which represents pilots for fractional provider Flight Options, claimed last month that some pilots were fired for their inability to receive Canpass authorization. According to the union, Flight Options management recently fired or otherwise forced out about half a dozen pilots over what
it said amounted to simple traffic violations.

May 10, 2007 - 12:15pm

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1108, which represents pilots for fractional provider Flight Options, said this week that some pilots were fired for their inability to receive Canpass authorization. According to the union, Flight Options management recently fired or otherwise forced out approximately six pilots over what it said amounted to simple traffic violations.

May 1, 2007 - 6:53am

Aero Commander 690A, Anchorage, Alaska, July 28, 2006–Commander Northwest Aero Commander N57096 is presumed to have crashed about 23 miles west-southwest of Anchorage. Neither the airplane nor its three occupants have been located. The airplane is presumed to have been destroyed, and the three occupants are presumed dead.

April 30, 2007 - 10:51am

Three pilots for US Airways have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to force the FAA to immediately grant them exemptions from the mandatory retirement age of 60.

 
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