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           Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II-Configured Chinook

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Boeing delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. ... more

           Terrafugia Plans Follow-On Flying Car

Terrafugia, builders of the Transition flying car, has cut metal on the first hardware for its next project, the futuristic vertical takeoff and landing TF-X. The roadable aircraft will feature battery-powered, swiveling pods with retractable rotor blades to transition from vertical to horizontal flight, and a 600 hp motor in the rear driving a ducted propeller. ... more

            Medical reform moves ahead, FAA administrator reports at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday at AirVenture. ... more

            Boeing Makes Major Investment In AirVenture

Boeing Plaza is the new name of the main static aircraft display at EAA AirVenture, following a sizable financial investment and multi-year commitment the Chicago-based jetliner company is making in the event. The recent launch of its ab initio airline pilot training system is a key reason. ... more

            Longest 787-10 To Be Built Only In South Carolina

LOS ANGELES — Boeing has confirmed that the third variant of the 787, the double-stretch 787-10, will be assembled exclusively in its Charleston, South Carolina facility, making it the first of any Boeing commercial model to be completed away from the U.S. west coast. ...more

            Mustang Monday

Kendall “Doc” Wagner appeared to be doing a pre-flight task of sorts under the belly of Lady Alice, his P-51D for the past seven years, when I walked toward the two-seat fighter aircraft for a morning three-ship formation flight that I’d been invited to observe. ...more

            Mooney International Brings First New Acclaim to Market

Mooney International handed over the keys of its first newly built aircraft on July 29, marking the return of the high-performance single-piston Mooney aircraft lines to the market after a five-year hiatus.  The first buyer, the highest bidder of a Mooney auction at $646,000, is New York-based businessman Ricardo Pasco. ... more

             Arch wins Red Bull Air Race in Poland

GDYNIA, Poland – Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second, while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place. ... more

            The Clock Has Started - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

July 28, 2014Work is underway on the One Week Wonder, a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer that will transform from a crate full of parts into a complete airplane in less than one week’s time. ... more

            New Light Sport Amphib From MVP Aero Coming To The Block

A new sport plane that is designed to operate from runways, water, and snow and ice was introduced Sunday afternoon on the day before the AirVenture at Oshkosh officially opened. ... more

           Sometimes a little mistake prevents a bigger problem

The crew of a German airline had ordered soap for the lavatories to be replenished at their next stop. After arrival the soap did not show up however. ... more

           ANA to be first commercial operator of 787-9

All Nippon Airwayswill become the first carrier in the world to operate the Boeing 787-9 aircraft. After taking delivery at Boeing’s Everett factory on 27 July, the aircraft will be flown to Tokyo, arriving in 29 July, says ANA in a statement. ... more

            McDonnell Douglas MD-83 crashed in Niamey            

A Swiftair McDonnell Douglas MD-83 on behalf of Air Algerie, registration EC-LTV performing flight AH-5017 from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to Algiers (Algeria) with 110 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute over Mali near Gao about 50 minutes into the flight at around 02:55L (01:55Z), when contact with the aircraft was lost. ... more

            Aircraft Sales Top $130 Billion in Farnborough

The world's largest aircraft manufacturers combined for a total of more than $130 billion in sales of commercial passengers jets at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow. ... more

            FARNBOROUGH: Aero secrets of Boeing’s new Dreamliner

The Farnborough debut of Boeing’s latest 787 derivative has enabled details of the aircraft’s aerodynamic advances to be examined close up. ... more