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Cal Fire Calls Out Supertanker

Cal Fire, California?s forest management and fire protection authority, is battling the worst wildfire outbreak in California?s history with the biggest air tanker in the world. When only the biggest tanker will do, Cal Fire calls out Air Tanker 944, the Spirit of John Muir. The converted Boeing 747...

Spirit Airlines Captain Addicted For 2-3 Years

Spirit Airlines Captain Brian Halye was addicted to speedballs (a mixture of cocaine and heroin) for several years before his death, according to a report by the Dayton Daily News. Hayle?s mother told the Daily News that her son had been using hard drugs for two to three years before the overdose. H...

ERAU Investigates Language As Safety Issue

The impact of misunderstandings between pilots and air traffic controllers due to language differences has been underestimated as a contributing factor in accidents, researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said this week. Elizabeth Mathews, an ERAU professor and linguistics expert, sai...

ATSB - Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Forced landing involving Bell 206, VH-ONE, 39 km NNE Sydney Airport, NSW, on 11 June 2017

The post-incident inspection of the helicopter revealed the power turbine governor drive shaft had sheared. Further examination revealed that the governor spool bearing had failed and sheared the spool bearing guide post. This resulted in consequential damage to other parts within the governor and ...

Engine failure and forced landing of Piper PA-28-181, VH-BDB, 15 km WSW of Bankstown Airport, NSW on 19 September 2017

The aircraft was on a training flight with two people on board. During the flight, the engine failed and the crew conducted a forced landing. Upon landing, the aircraft contacted trees and was substantially damaged....

Winching event involving Sikorsky S-92A, VH-IPE, near Broome, Western Australia, 26 August 2017

During winch training operations, the heave-in (Hi-line) weak link failed prematurely, resulting in the winch hook swinging up towards the main rotor disc. There were no injuries and the helicopter was not damaged....

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What's Pratt Up To?

It's something to do with a 2000-HP engine that must have something to do with GE....

Another Electric Airplane?

Or what kind of rube do you take me for?...

The Next Big Thing In Toys

Looks to me like it might be multi-rotors, if the manufacturers can get the numbers right....

The Australian Aviation News

Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens

Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved....

Passengers in safe hands

Flying has never been safer for Australians on commercial aircraft, according to a new report from the ATSB....

Tigerair ban strands Aussies

More than 170 Australian travellers remained stranded in Bali last night following the Indonesian ban on Tiger­air....

MSNBC Aviation News

Boeing 787 back in the air after lengthy grounding

After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States. A United Airlines 787 will fly from Houston to Chicago Monday morning carrying more than 250 passengers includi...

Dreamliners fly again for first time in 3 months

All Nippon Airways, the Japanese launch customer for Boeing Co's 787, flew its first Dreamliner in more than three months on Sunday to test reinforced batteries installed by the U.S. aircraft maker....

Japan's ANA to begin 787 test flights Sunday

All Nippon Airways said it would begin test flights of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner on Sunday after the Japanese government on Friday issued approval for the grounded aircraft to resume flight. The company said it would retrain its Dreamliner pilots with 230 test flights....

AeroNews

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE - which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN is officially looking for a new home fo...

AMA Drone Report 10.12.17: NTSB--Drone v Blackhawk, City Drops Reg, DJI Privacy

Also: PassengerDrone, FAA Reauthorization Extension, UAS Pilot Certification, Workhorse Surefly The NTSB is now offering public details of the alleged collision between a hobby drone and a US Army Blackhawk, including the fact that the drone pilot has been located... “The NTSB is investigating...

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the ...

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ATA Smart Brief - AOPA

Capt. Sullenberger on ATC privatization: Most aviation not commercial airlines

Capt.  -More- "I was paying way too much for my life insurance as a pilot. The Pilot Insurance Center reviewed my life coverage and found me a policy that provided complete life coverage at a much better price and A+ rated. It was fast, it was easy and I saved money." Pilot Insur...

Mich. flying breakfast club celebrate freedom of the skies

Michigan's Napoleon Airport is the meeting place for a group of general aviation pilots who spend weekends flying to dozens o -More- ...

What was the most significant news from the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas?

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