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NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By George Hatcher
NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane

Credits: NASA Photo / Carla Thomas NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in... »

New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Friday, February 16, 2018
By George Hatcher
New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from six schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 21. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Middle and high school students will travel to Alamogordo... »

FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against Interscience of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on December 21, 2016, Interscience offered six plastic bottles of flammable liquid disinfectant spray to American Airlines for shipment by air from... »

FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $50,000 civil penalty against DebMed USA LLC, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on June 22, 2016, DebMed offered 142 lithium metal batteries to American Airlines for transportation by air from Dallas-Fort Worth... »

FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective On August 30, the final rule overhauling airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes published in December of 2016 officially went into effect. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects this rule will enable faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the... »

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement SINGAPORE—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a milestone Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) yesterday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The agreement allows for mutual surveillance conducted on certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners. It provides guidance for the implementation of... »

Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Egyptair Flight MS804 (AKA EgyptAir Flight 804) was a Paris to Cairo flight that ended in the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016. Sixty-six people lost their lives: three security crew, fifty-six passengers, seven crew. Egyptian authorities published a progress report on 28/06/16 that the BEA repaired the recorders. On 17/06 that the Technical Investigation... »

Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Thursday, July 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Woodland Hills, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 07/07/2016 –No one is saying that aircraft tracking doesn’t need an overhaul. It does. Examination of plane crash events demands it. Aviation experts have been asking for pinger battery improvements since a month after the crash of Air France 447 on 1 June 2009, when the pinger battery... »

Nasa Begins the ACT-America campaign

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nasa Begins the  ACT-America campaign

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016— NASA’s airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere begins now.The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America campaign will measure concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane in relation to weather systems. The study will... »

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... »

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  • IndiGo Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kolkata https://t.co/rvlnSyZi3D
    about 18 hours ago
  • ANA Flight Diverts to Helsinki due to Cracked Windshield https://t.co/A2PflfplSr
    about 18 hours ago
  • United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport https://t.co/J4Ltj9o5SC
    about 18 hours ago
  • Utair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia https://t.co/DTCIEJjo3O
    about 18 hours ago
  • Passengers Uninjured in Jefferson Plane Crash https://t.co/GsZy2Kx2lg via @lcnme
    about 1 day ago