Article Index

       Much Remains to be Seen: The Future of NextGen

There’s a long road ahead, but nothing will get in their way. That was the sentiment at the NextGen Institute’s public forum yesterday in which speakers from the FAA and private sectors discussed the goals and shortcomings of NextGen implementation. ...more

       Fighting Ebola with airplanes

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is supporting efforts to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...more

       Belite’s Sealite gets wet

Belite Aircraft founder James Wiebe flew the new Sealite Amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time on Wednesday. ...more

       Pratt & Whitney, US Air Force Complete Qualification for F135 Engine Testing

Pratt and Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have completed qualification for F135 engine testing at Tinker Air Force Base in Okla. The testing will take place at the base’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), which is also qualified to perform maintenance and repair work on the F135 fan modules. ...more

       Airbus’ ‘White Whale’ Celebrates 20 Years in the Air

The Beluga cargo aircraft — affectionately named after the white whale because of its shape — is celebrating 20 years of transporting Airbus component parts between Airbus’ European manufacturing sites. ...more

       No plans for final assembly line in China: Boeing

Boeing says it has no plans to build a final assembly line in China, and will instead grow its presence by deepening its partnerships across the country. ...more

       ICAO Selects Abu Dhabi GCAS Training Center in Middle East

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has selected the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) to be the Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) for the Middle East region. ...more

       Bombardier’s CSeries Gets Back in the Air

After an engine-related incident during stationary ground maintenance testing in May, Bombardier confirmed that the CSeries aircraft resumed flight testing with flight test vehicle two (FTV2), taking flight at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Québec. ...more

 

       Ryanair Deal Launches High-Density Boeing 737MAX

Boeing is formally launching a high-density variant of the 737-8 aircraft, part of its 737 MAX family, following a firm order for 100 aircraft worth over $11 billion from European low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair.

       US to Propose New Aircraft Emissions Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a timeline for proposing and finalizing new regulations for aircraft emissions. According to an information paper submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the EPA will study the health dangers of aircraft emissions and release its findings in April 2015. ...more

       Bombardier Challenger 350 Receives EASA Certification

Bombardier’s Challenger 350 has been granted full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This means EASA-registered customers will soon begin taking delivery of the new aircraft. ...more

       London Gatwick airport beats its own world record again

Air traffic controllers at Gatwick airport handled a total of 906 movements on 29 August, breaking their own world record for air traffic management in a single day from a single runway. ...more

       Virgin Atlantic cuts several routes to focus on transatlantic

Virgin Atlantic will withdraw routes to Cape Town, Mumbai, Tokyo and Vancouver as part of a strengthened emphasis on transatlantic flights – but hints that it could resume the axed services if a new runway is built at London Heathrow airport. ...more

       ICAO Supports Solar Flight

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced it has officially concluded an agreement to serve as an institutional and aeronautical partner for the Solar Impulse 2015 around-the-world flight, which aims to fly a solar-powered prototype aircraft around the globe. ... more

       A380 Continues To Pose Challenges For Heathrow

If Airbus chief salesman John Leahy had to pick one airport to demonstrate the need for a large aircraft such as the A380, he would certainly pick London Heathrow: dense, high-yield traffic flows and severe capacity limitations. ...more