NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

This is an artist’s concept of a possible Low Boom Flight Demonstration Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) X-plane design. The award of a preliminary design contract is the first step towards the possible return of supersonic passenger travel – but this time quieter and more affordable. Credits: Lockheed Martin WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 / — The return of … [Read more…]

Boost for new European airline association

Norwegian and Finnair join A4E. – Already 7 members on board. – Reynaert: “Growing interest and support for A4E”. Just shortly after its launch Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s new airline association, announced the first new airline members. Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier based in Oslo, and network airline Finnair based in Helsinki agreed … [Read more…]

FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Atlas Airlines

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $275,000 civil penalty against Atlas Airlines of Purchase, N.Y., for allegedly operating a Boeing 747 after performing improper maintenance on the aircraft. The FAA alleges that Atlas maintenance workers improperly repaired the plane’s landing gear after it would not retract on departure from Sydney, … [Read more…]

TAQNIA Aeronautics and Sikorsky Sign Agreement to Explore Helicopter Business Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Feb. 23, 2016 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics to jointly explore helicopter production opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new agreement outlines the investment, technology and skills needed to establish production jobs for Saudi citizens, and could lead to direct involvement in … [Read more…]

ANTONOV Company takes part in AFED−2016 exhibition, which was opened on February 21 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ANTONOV Company takes part in AFED−2016 exhibition opened today, on February 21, in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The exhibition will be held till February 28, 2016. During the exhibition, meeting and negotiations concerning further interaction with partners from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the programme of the AN−132 multipurpose light transport, development and initiation … [Read more…]

Scheduled air service to Cuba right around the corner!

Today marks an exciting day for anyone who’s been curious about travel to Cuba. This morning in Havana, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, Cuban Minister of Transportation Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez and President of the Cuban Civil Aviation Institute (IACC), Ministry of Transportation Colonel Alfredo … [Read more…]

Cirrus Aircraft Unveils Enhanced 2016 SR Series

DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 16, 2016 /– Cirrus Aircraft today announced enhanced connectivity, convenience, design and luxury in the new 2016 SR series aircraft, delivering an experience on par with luxury automobiles to both pilot and passengers. For 2016, all SR models are enhanced to heighten customer engagement, blending lifestyle comforts with wireless connectivity and personalization options … [Read more…]