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July 30, 2012 - 9:00am
BAE Systems flying testbed for unmanned aircraft systems

The UAV community that will meet soon in Las Vegas for Unmanned Systems North America might draw some wisdom from the effort to introduce unmanned aircraft in UK civil airspace.

June 8, 2012 - 3:23pm
Delta Connection CRJ200

The scope clause language in the tentative settlement reached between the Air Line Pilots Association and Delta Air Lines in May at first looked like a positive development for all involved.

June 6, 2012 - 12:13am
Rockwell Collins chairman, president and CEO Clayton M. Jones

Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones may not be a pessimist when it comes to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). But the leader of one of the world’s major avionics manufacturers is not brimming with optimism either.

May 16, 2012 - 9:09am
Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95004

The latest contender for the sector of the market dominated by Embraer’s E-Jet line and Bombardier’s CRJs suffered perhaps the worst kind of public-relations damage one could imagine this month, when a Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 crashed into a sheer mountain face in Indonesia, killing all 45 people on board.

April 27, 2012 - 11:10am
American Airlines workers rally in New York City on April 23.

While far from inevitable, the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines seems to have garnered support from virtually everyone who matters but the management of bankrupt AA

April 11, 2012 - 10:00am
NASA Langley head-worn display

Lightweight, head-worn displays designed for military aircraft might eventually find a home in commercial cockpits as well. Researchers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have developed an eyewear clip-on display for use by pilots during airport surface operations, the subject of recent solicitation to industry for possible commercialization.

March 14, 2012 - 3:48pm
Pilots in cockpit

At a time a shortage of pilots has prompted regional airlines to contemplate relaxing their experience minimums to attract new first officers, the proposed rule issued recently by the FAA to require an Air Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate for first officers—along with its accompanying

March 5, 2012 - 3:57pm

Major players in ATC are meeting in Amsterdam this week for ATC Global, which has long been considered the leading international event for the ATC community. This year’s conference and exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies and is expected to draw some 5,400 attendees.

February 28, 2012 - 5:08pm
United Boeing 737

One has to wonder what all the conservative pundits who decry the Obama Administration’s supposed anti-business bias think about the President’s recent visit to Boeing in Everett, Wash., and his pledge to in effect use the ExIm Bank to support domestic sales of 737s. In the realm of civil aircraft

February 5, 2012 - 5:58pm
US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) over coffee at the Mayflower hotel in downtown Washington. Based in Louisville, Ky., site of the UPS Worldport international air hub, the IPA represents 2,650 pilots who fly freight for Big Brown.

 
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