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PSA Airlines Pilots Ratify Agreement to Increase and Improve its Pilot Flow

Today, PSA Airlines reached agreement with its pilot union to dramatically improve and increase its pilot flow-through program to American Airlines. This agreement will almost double the current number of pilots flowing to American, culminating in nearly 100 pilots flowing per year. The agreement affords PSA pilots a career path directly to American through a seniority-based fl...

Boeing profit rises 25% as it delivers more jets

Aircraft maker Boeing has reported a 25% rise in quarterly profit, helped by an increase in deliveries of commercial aircraft. The world's largest maker of passenger jets earned $1.70bn (£1.1bn) for the July-to-September period, up from $1.36bn a year ago. Revenue rose by about 9% to $25.85bn, with commercial aircraft deliveries up 7% to 199. The Chicago-based company also...

ACS spreads wings to Miami

Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened its doors in Miami – its fifth office in North America. The firm already has a strong presence in the region, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Toronto. ACS North America president, Richard Thompson, explains the need for the new office: “We have a really strong customer base in Florida and decided that now was the right time...

Boeing Officially Opens Advanced Research Center in Missouri

Focus will be on developing new systems technologies Boeing yesterday opened its new research and technology center in St. Louis. The facility will serve as the company's regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in systems technology. Boeing leaders joined local dignitaries and employees for a ribbon cutting and tours of...

Two Events for Young Professionals Set for NBAA2015

Young aviation professionals looking to connect with others in the industry can take advantage of two events at the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), designed specifically for those who are new to business aviation. The Young Professionals (YoPro) Networking Reception, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Innovation Zone at the Las...

California to Dallas Flight Diverted Due to Unruly Passenger

Authorities say an unruly passenger caused an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California, to Dallas-Fort Worth to be diverted to Phoenix. Phoenix police say officers went to a gate Tuesday at Sky Harbor International Airport after Flight 2232 landed. They were told by the crew that a 26-year-old passenger appeared to be intoxicated, became disruptive and had to be restrained....

CareFlite to purchase its second Bell 429 helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions throughout the region. This sale comes on...

NBAA Resource Guides on Aircraft Callsign Application

NBAA established an online resource on requesting an International Civil Aviation Organization company and telephony designator (or callsign) from the FAA. Developed by NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee, the resource provides guidance on the application process, which operations are eligible, the types of designators and what might or might not be acceptable...

Long Island Republic Airport Gets Third FBO

New York-based business aircraft charter, management and maintenance firm Talon Air has ventured into aircraft handling, opening its first FBO at Long Island (N.Y.) Republic Airport this week. This makes it the third service provider on the field. The company has had a presence at the airport for the past 12 years and recently added a new 90,000-gallon fuel tank farm as it made the trans...

ANALYSIS: What Does the Future Hold for Singapore Airlines in the US?

Singapore Airlines is set to resume nonstop service to the United States, as it plans to relaunch service to Los Angeles and New York utilizing the newly launched Airbus A350-900ULR. Singapore Airlines will become the launch customer for the type with an order for seven aircraft, with up to 16 additional purchase options linked to the carrier’s existing A350-900 order. The new extended-...

JetBlue Plane Diverted When Flaps Become Stuck

A JetBlue Airways plane headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Worcester, Massachusetts was diverted to Boston's Logan Airport after officials say a mechanical failure caused the plane's flaps to become stuck in an upright position. The Telegram & Gazette reports several passengers aboard Flight 2020 became sick Sunday as the pilot circled for about 10 minutes trying to c...

Southwest Airlines Flight Turns Back to LAX Amid Violence on Board

A Southwest Airlines jetliner bound for San Francisco had to turn around mid-flight and go back to Los Angeles after things got violent between two passengers on board the plane. "Our initial information is that flight attendants swiftly coordinated with pilots on the flight deck to get the aircraft on the ground safely and quickly after a physical altercation by one passenger ag...