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American Airlines files $1mn suit against Zodiac

American Airlines (AA,Dallas/Fort Worth) has filed a USD1 million breach-of-contract suit against the US subsidiary of French seat manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace following lengthy delays in the delivery of business class seats for American's Dreamliner and B777-200ER fleets, the latter of which is being refurbished.  The Dallas-based carrier is seeking a court order stating that it...

Delta Air Lines awards $150K to aviation charter school to purchase plane

West Michigan Aviation Academy students got their first look at the Cessna 172 plane the charter high school was able to purchase after a $150,0000 award from the Delta Air Lines Foundation. "We can increase the capacity of the number of kids we can train," WMAA CEO Pat Cwayna said Thursday about flight school students now having two Cessnas. "We are thrilled." The 550-st...

Comlux America Gets BBJ Warranty Repair Facility and Service Center Approval

Comlux the Aviation Group is pleased to announce that Boeing Business Jets has signed an agreement with its completion center, Comlux America LLC, which designates the company as an authorized warranty repair facility and service center. The contract allows Comlux America to perform warranty work on BBJ aircraft on behalf of Boeing, providing BBJ operators another service option in the U.S. Additi...

Boeing selects BAE to develop warfare systems for F-15

BAE Systems has been selected by Boeing to develop and manufacture a new, all-digital electronic warfare system for the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft. The new electronic warfare system is part of a multi-billion dollar program to develop the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), an integrated system that will provide advanced aircraft prote...

Homeland Security lambasts TSA for "layers of security simply missing"

The floor just keeps dropping further and further out from under the Transportation Security Administration after a scathing report this summer from Homeland Security revealed that the airport security organization had an almost unbelievable 95% failure rate during a months-long investigation and series of undercover tests. Now, Homeland Security has testified before Congress that t...

5 Hurt on Bumpy American Airlines Flight to Miami

American Airlines officials say five passengers were injured on a flight from Grenada to Miami after the plane encountered some unexpected turbulence. American's Flight 982 landed at Miami International Airport shortly before noon Thursday without incident. Five passengers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. The airline said in a statement that the seatbelt sign was on...

Uber Now Picking up Passengers at Salt Lake City Airport

Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are now legally picking up passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Airport officials say they've given the smartphone-powered company permission to start operating its UberX service as part of a one-year pilot program. Though both Uber and competitor Lyft used to pick up passengers at the airport, they pulled out months ago a...

Spirit Aeronautics Announces FANS Solution for Bombardier Challenger 604 Business Jet Operatiors

Spirit Aeronautics announced today that the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is now complete and the company is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier's Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4™ avionics. The STC upgrade is straight forward and utilizes the current flight management system (FMS) and control displ...

Charter Report 2015

The improving U.S. economy, in contrast to challenging economic circumstances affecting the rest of the world, seems to be reflected in the charter business, and activity has never been better, according to companies AIN interviewed for this special report. Charter/management firms report steady growth in fleets and business, from both management customers and buyers of charter...

More than 5,000 expected at Air & Sea Cargo Americas

More than 5,000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference and exhibition in Miami from November 4-6. Air Cargo Week is a media partner for the event and will be attending the Miami Airport & Convention Center for the three days. Held every two years, the event in 2013 was the largest attending air and maritime cargo show in the Wester...

Northrop receives $3.2bn to support USAF Global Hawk

The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3.2 billion contract to sustain and modernise all variants of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle. Northrop will support the development, modernisation, retrofit and sustainment of all of the USAF’s RQ-4s until 30 September 2025, with orders to be made by 30 September 2020. The Global Hawk will eventually be the sole provider of hi...

US Customs opens new facility at Fort Lauderdale Executive

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has opened a new US Customs and Border Protection facility. The new facility has extended the airports opening hours from 8am to 12 midnight daily. The new US Customs facility is located at the end of Taxiway G at G7, with public access is on the East Perimeter Road at the airport.