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Six Passengers Were Kicked Off Plane at LAX Accused Of Being Unruly, They Claim Discrimination

Six black passengers, who were kicked off a Spirit Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport Monday night, accused a flight attendant of discrimination. The African-American travelers said they were singled out and booted off the aircraft because of their skin color. "I'm really humiliated just for the simple fact that you hear about this type of stuff happening in Am...

Small Airlines Push for More Access at New York Airports

Virgin America Inc. and four other small carriers are pressing federal regulators to change "slot management" practices at New York's three big airports to boost competition in the largest U.S. air market, said Virgin America Chief Executive David Cush. His San Francisco-based discount carrier and the other four filed a letter on Tuesday urging the chiefs of the Federal Aviat...

Nextant G90XT certification "imminent"

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification testing of its G90XT twin-engined turboprop, and says US approval for the remanufactured Beechcraft King Air C90 is “imminent”. The programme was launched by Nextant two years ago in partnership with engine manufacturer GE Aviation, with the G90XT having made its first flight in January 2015. The upgraded aircraft features GE H75-10...

Alaska Airlines begins flying to Costa Rica

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) inaugurated new service between Los Angeles International Airport and Costa Rica’s two major international airports. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, started Saturday and Sunday respectively, and is the first international destination Alaska has launched since 1991, when the Seattl...

ANALYSIS: Boeing damps down expectations for Dubai

Dubai’s last major air show in 2013 set a high bar for order expectations. In the span of less than three hours on the first day of the show, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways signed orders and commitments for a total of 225 777X aircraft.Etihad Airways added another order for 30 787-10s. Not least, Flydubai committed to buy up 100 737 Max and 11 737NGs. If any...

Richard Branson helps Virgin America launch flights to Hawaii

Virgin America (San Francisco) yesterday (November 2) celebrated the launch of new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) with a series of festive events in San Francisco and Honolulu. On December 3, the airline’s Hawai’i schedule grows again with daily nonstop flights from SFO to Maui’s Kahului Airp...

Lockheed, Exechon and Injaz in joint venture for advanced machining technology

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National and the Swedish technology company Exechon to create a machine technology joint venture, the US defence and aerospace company said yesterday. It is the latest such collaboration between a global defence industry major and local players. Exechon Enterprises will set up an engineering and manufacturing centre for parallel kinema...

PAS Technologies acquires Bolton Aerospace

PAS Technologies Inc. a specialized provider of cost-effective original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products, services and solutions for the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and oil and gas markets, announced today that it has acquired Bolton Aerospace. Based in Manchester, Connecticut, Bolton Aerospace...

Virgin America Makes Its Hawaiiscape: New Hawai'i Flights Launch Today

Virgin America, the low-fare, upscale airline, today celebrates the launch of new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) with a series of festive events in San Francisco and Honolulu – including the opportunity for workaholics to score the ultimate “Hawaiiscape” with Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson. To hel...

Embraer Legacy Midsize Jet Assembly To Start in U.S. in June

Expansion of Embraer Executive Jets' assembly facility in Melbourne, Fla., to accommodate Legacy 450 and 500 production, in addition to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 lines, is well under way and on pace to be completed in the spring, according to facility managing director Phil Krull. The first U.S.-assembled Legacy 450 is expected to enter the initial build station in June, he noted....

Cirrus to Begin Knoxville Construction Within 60 Days

Cirrus Aircraft says it hopes to start construction within the next two months on its planned distribution center and showroom at McGhee Tyson Airport, with a goal of completion by mid-2016. Company and local government officials gathered Thursday afternoon for a groundbreaking for the $15 million "Vision Center," which is expected to create 170 jobs. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan...

U.S. Airlines Learning From Accident Close Calls, But They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

Travel via large U.S. commercial airlines is among the world's safest transportation modes, but airlines may be lulled into a false confidence when they interpret averted collisions and other near-misses as proof that their safety systems are satisfactory, according to a team of expert risk analysts. In calling for stricter scrutiny of near-misses as indicators that safety systems may need...