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Discover the aeronautical professions: Lycée Airbus Open Day on Saturday, February 6th 2016

The Lycée Airbus will present on 6th February the four Vocational Baccalaureates it offers to students: Industrial Metalworking Technician; Machining Technician; Aeronautics – Avionics option and Aeronautics – Structure option. These courses last three years, and are taugh...

Flights of MiG-31 fighters suspended due to air crash in Siberia

Flights of the MiG-31 fighters have been suspended until the causes of the Monday crash of this aircraft are found out, a source in the Chief Command of the Russian Aerospace Forces told TASS. "The decision to suspend the flights of this type of aircraft has been made until the causes and ci...


Drone with cameras illegal in the UAE, owners told

Drone enthusiasts who fly the gadgets equipped with cameras are breaking a little-known law that has been in force for nine months, they were told on Monday. In addition, few owners know that they are required to register their drone with the General Civil Aviation Authority. The rules came into force last April, three months after recreational drones strayed on to flight paths at Dubai airp...

RAAF’s first PC-21 pilots begin conversion training

The first Australian pilots to undertake conversion training on the Pilatus PC-21 pilot training aircraft recently arrived in Switzerland, the RAAF has announced. These pilots will form the transition team responsible for the development of the new training curriculum and simulators that are being acquired under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System project, the contract for which has been awarded...

Russian Helicopters to debut at Bahrain International Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate its newest multipurpose helicopters during the 4th Bahrain International Airshow – 2016, which will be held January 21-23 at Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain. The holding company will not only showcase its products and capabilities in after-sales service for helicopters produced by Russian Helicopters but also will conduct...

From vaporware to real world: the Crystal Cabin Awards, analysed

The Crystal Cabin Awards, presented by the Hamburg Aviation Cluster at the Aircraft Interiors Expo each April, showcase the passenger experience innovations that can make a real difference to the future of commercial aviation. Sometimes the core improvement of a year is a little thing — one of those innovations that makes every flight just that little bit better, like Mohawk Air’s s...

Van Nuys aviation firm ordered to pay $1.86 million to former saleswoman for sexual harrasment

A jury today ordered a Van Nuys-based aviation firm to pay $1.86 million to a former top saleswoman for the company, who alleged she was stalked on business trips by a then-FBI agent/client. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for less than a day before finding that 47-year-old Doreen Olson Mackey was a victim of sexual harassment and retaliation in her lawsuit against Helinet Aviatio...

Etihad Airways named Business Airline of the Year at 2016 Business Travel Awards

Etihad Airways has been named Business Airline of the Year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards. The ceremony was held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The Business Travel Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of the most deserving organisations and individuals in the business travel industry.   The awards, organised by Buying Business Travel M...

Lawsuit over shot-down drone could set U.S. law

He calls himself the “Drone Slayer.” And William Merideth, who shot down a drone over his Hillview home last summer, says he’d “do it again, with a smile.” Dismissing criminal charges against him for firing a gun within city limits, a judge said Merideth was within his rights when he took out the $1,800 unmanned aircraft, which Merideth said he feared was peeping o...

Photographer Snaps Once-in-a-Lifetime Picture of Plane Mid-Flight

German photographer Birk Mobius couldn’t have known back in 2014, as he pointed his camera around the small aerodrome he was visiting, that he was about to capture an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime moment. As he casually snapped some pictures of a Boeing 777 cargo plane on a tumultuous 30-minute flight from Frankfurt to Leipzig, the stormy weather positioned the airplane’s path s...

The Centennial Of Coast Guard Aviation Kicks Off With This Sweet Retro MH-60T Jayhawk

This year marks the 100th year of U.S. Coast Guard aviation, and much like the Navy did in 2011, this monumental anniversary will be marked by a series of retro paint schemes applied to some of their aircraft. The first in that series is this MH-60T Jayhawk painted just like HH-34 Seahorse, R-5 Dragonfly and HH-19 Chickasaw helicopters during the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Here is t...

Detachable cabin invented to save lives during plane crashes

A way of saving lives in plane crashes has been conceived, after an inventor released desings for a detachable cabin. The technology was invented by Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich, who has been working on the project for the past three years.  It consists of a detachable cabin that could be ejected at any time during take off, mid-flight or landing and allow the passenger...

High waves hamper search for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

High waves expected for the next several days will hamper the search for 12 Marines missing at sea after two helicopters collided near the island of Oahu in Hawaii, U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Friday. Two Coast Guard cutters and several Coast Guard aircraft were searching, along with two U.S. Navy warships and local police and fire department helicopters, the Coast Guard said. A safet...

Rice Introduces Bill to Preserve Sites Related to Aviation History on Long Island

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice along with local aviation enthusiasts, introduced a legislation to preserve significant sites related to aviation history on Long Island at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Thursday. Under the Long Island Aviation History Act, the Secretary of the Interior will be conducting a special study to evaluate the national significance of Long Island’s aviation h...

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Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

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The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

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June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The bi...

S7 Technics to participate in the key industry convention: MRO Russia & CIS 2020

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Celebrating 10 Years of Aviation Inspiration

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