The owners of a number of Cessna and Piper models are being advised about possible wing spar problems under two recent special airworthiness information bulletins.
Source: aopaFAA issues SAIBs for Cessna, Piper wing spars
Aviators celebrating the freedom of flight can thank two bicycle-building brothers from Ohio who launched their gasoline-powered, wood-and-fabric invention into a strong North Carolina wind on Dec. 17, 1903.
Source: aopaDid you know? Fun facts about the Wright brothers
The victim, Ravi Subramanian, got sucked into a parked Air India aircraft at bay 28 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji … Officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, too, were investigating the episode, an airport source was quoted in the Hindustan …
Source: bingTechnician sucked into aircraft’s engine killed at Mumbai airport
Laser incidents targeting aircraft have been reported in eight of the 47 prefectures since 2010, the National Police Agency said Thursday. “We will keep taking strict measures” as needed, Commissioner-General Masahito Kanetaka said in a news conference …
Source: bingLaser incidents targeting aircraft reported in eight prefectures in past five years, says NPA
The Airbus Perlan Mission II team recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Nevada to open flight testing in preparation to fly the glider to an unprecedented 90,000 feet next summer.
Source: aopaPerlan 2 glider begins test flights
Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.
Source: aopaEnvoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement
The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill, which includes third-class medical reform, by unanimous consent on Dec. 15, less than a week after it was reported out by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Source: aopaU.S. SENATE PASSES THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM
The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which will now go to the House for consideration.
Source: aopaFull Senate passes medical reform
By comparison, European regulators have found a collaborative way to work with industry on moving a rule forward, and now stand ready to issue their rule before the U.S.—despite the fact that the vast majority of the world’s general aviation aircraft fly …
Source: bingGAMA Calls On Obama Administration To Issue Small Airplane Certification Rule
Moscow, SANA – Russian combat aircraft have carried out more than 4,200 missions against terrorist targets since the start of the air operation in Syria on September 30, the Russian General Staff said Tuesday. “Since September 30, the Russian air group …
Source: bingRussian General Staff: Russian aircraft carried out more than 4200 combat missions in Syria