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Flydubai Flight FZ-981 Crash: Monument to Commemorate Victims Unveiled in Russia

Monday, March 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Flydubai Flight FZ-981 Crash: Monument to Commemorate Victims Unveiled in Russia

One year after Flydubai flight FZ-981 crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport, Russia, a monument to commemorate the victims was unveiled near the airport. The plane was coming from Dubai on March 19th, 2016, when it crashed amid bad weather conditions, claiming the lives of 62 people. The monument, named Interrupted Flight, has been designed by... »

Space Shuttle Endeavour Time Lapse trek across LA

Monday, December 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Space Shuttle Endeavour Time Lapse trek across LA

Space shuttle Endeavour’s final journey was a 12-mile ride from LAX, through Inglewood to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Here it is in timelapse. Download article as PDF »

Girardi | Keese Announces Lawsuit Filed Against Egyptian Government for Flight 9268 Tragedy

Friday, May 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
Girardi | Keese Announces Lawsuit Filed Against Egyptian Government for Flight 9268 Tragedy

The Crash of the Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg Flight Killed 224 People on October 31, 2015. A lawsuit has been filed against the Egyptian government on behalf of Edgar Iorgens, whose ex-wife Elena was one of the 224 victims of the terrorist attack on Metrojet Flight 9268. Iorgens’ complaint alleges that the plane’s... »

Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

The FY 2016 Appropriations law mandates that the FAA continue research into detection of UAS in airport environments. Because the FAA has received reports about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or “drones”) around JFK, the FAA is developing drone detecting technology. FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, Marke “Hoot” Gibson, said “This effort at JFK... »

Trigana Air Flight 267 Crash: Black Box to be Sent to France after Unsuccessful Data Retrieval Attempts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Trigana Air Flight 267 Crash: Black Box to be Sent to France after Unsuccessful Data Retrieval Attempts

According to a preliminary report released by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), the black box from Trigana Air jet that crashed in August will be sent to France for data retrieval. The flight TGN267 crashed after it lost contact with the ATC during a flight from Sentani airport, Jayapura, to Oksibi, Papua. There... »

Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

About 100 Air France employees stormed a management and union official meeting on October 5, after the airline announced plans to shed 2,900 jobs in the next 2 years. The airline, which is struggling to compete with global rivals, announced job cuts after failing to convince its pilots to work longer hours on same... »

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals in Safe Fuel Initiative

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals in Safe Fuel Initiative

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals The Federal Aviation Administration announced today it has received ten replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The industry-government initiative is designed to help the... »

Airbus Launches E-Fan Electric Trainer Airplane

Friday, May 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Airbus Launches E-Fan Electric Trainer Airplane

The Airbus Group launched their two-seater, E-Fan electric trainer airplane in France last month. The all-electric all-composite experimental plane designed specifically as a demonstrator for the small electric aircraft technology made its first public flight in Bordeaux, France, during the Airbus’ E-Aircraft Day. The aircraft is comparatively quieter than the non-electric planes and has... »

Tracking Down #MH370 or Physics of an Air Space Game of Marco Polo

Saturday, May 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Tracking Down #MH370 or Physics of an Air Space Game of Marco Polo

The guessing/math triangulating the path of Inmarsat’s pings was the only thing experts seemed to agree on regarding to pinning down the location of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Yet at the location, at least, the location according to the data laying out the path according to Inmarsat’s analysis, nothing was found in the recent... »

Press Release: FAA Installs Equipment for NextGen Aircraft Tracking System

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
Press Release: FAA Installs Equipment for NextGen Aircraft Tracking System

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System. “This upgrade... »

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  • Flybe Plane makes Safe Landing in England due to Engine Shut Down https://t.co/zIFCqz9Khu
    about 42 mins ago
  • TAROM Plane makes Emergency Landing in Romania due to Loss of Cabin Pressure https://t.co/o76nkPCZJ8
    about 48 mins ago
  • Iran Air Plane Returns to Iran due to Unusual Odor https://t.co/xI8uuyvSy2
    about 56 mins ago
  • Iberia Express Plane Diverts to England due to Smoke in Cockpit https://t.co/tvBnnDaX2M
    about 1 hour ago
  • Asiana Airlines Plane Diverts to Germany due to Open Gear Door https://t.co/q3JRUOZNLr
    about 1 hour ago