Category Archives: Aviation

LightSquared prepared to sue FCC

It appears that LightSquared is prepared to sue the FCC if the FCC does not issue approval for the company to begin installation and operation of approximately 40,000 towers in the US to provide universal 4G data service across the … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Emergency Airworthiness Directive Regarding 737 Classic Models

Yesterday, the FAA released AD 2011-08-51 in response to the in-flight fuselage rupture experienced by Southwest Airlines flight 812 an April 1st. The AD calls for NDT inspections of 737 classic models (-300, -400, -500) with more than 30,000 flight … Continue reading

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UPS Crash in Dubai (Update)

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) released an update to the preliminary report on the crash of a UPS Boeing 747 freighter just after takeoff from Dubai International Airport last September. It appears that, at least for now, suspicions … Continue reading

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Gulfstream G650 Crashes, Kills Four

A Gulfstream G650 crashed in Roswell, NM yesterday morning, killing the two pilots and two engineers who were¬†on board. Gulfstream confirmed the incident yesterday, and today released the identities of the four employees that were on the aircraft. The G650 … Continue reading

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Teledyne Continental Motors Set to be Acquired by AVIC

Yes, I know. This is somewhat old news, but I only just learned about it yesterday. It seems that Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) has agreed to sell its subsidiary Teledyne Continental Motors to AVIC International Holding Corporation, a large … Continue reading

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Laser Beams in the Cockpit

This is something that has been a problem for a while, but seems to be getting worse every year. In ever increasing numbers, pilots have been reporting that they have seen laser beams being shone into their cockpits while on … Continue reading

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WTO Rules on Airbus Subsidy Case

Yesterday, the WTO ruled on the dispute that Boeing brought against Airbus in 2004 regarding Airbus having received illegal subsidies. Predictably, both Boeing and Airbus wasted no time trumpeting success in the final result. Unfortunately, the final report will not … Continue reading

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India Approves Death Penalty for Hijackers

The Indian Union Cabinet decided to take a hard-line stance on aircraft hijacking by approving the use of the death penalty for hijackers. I admire their determination to crack down hard on hijacking, but I am not sure the death … Continue reading

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Are Small Aircraft Really a Security Risk?

By now, everyone has heard of the tragic event that happened today in Austin, Texas, and I do not have any intention of going over the story one more time. However, I just read an article published by The Christian … Continue reading

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Russia's Fifth-Generation Fighter Flies

Russia’s T-50 fifth-generation fighter logged its first flight this morning at 1119 local time from Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The new twin-engine aircraft features advanced low-observable technology in the infrared, optical, and radar spectrums. As the flight testing progresses, I will not be … Continue reading

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