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Fatal air ambulance crash occurred after second landing attempt
Aug. 19, 2014, Grand Manan, N.B. - An air ambulance crash in New Brunswick that killed two people and injured two others occurred during the pilot's second attempt to land, says the Transportation Safety Board.
Regina police investigating third laser strike at aircraft
Aug. 19, 2014, Regina - For the third time this year, the Regina Police Service responded to a report of a laser being directed at aircraft.
Embraer considering building new long-range jet
Aug. 19, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Embraer SA, the maker of small and mid-size business jets, is considering whether to jump up into a new market by building a bigger, long-range model.
F-18, X-47B UAV fly historic mission
Aug. 19, 2014, Norfolk, Va. - A computer-controlled drone launched, flew and landed alongside a fighter jet during an exercise Sunday off the Virginia coast — proving for the first time that manned and unmanned aircraft can operate together.
Amazon goes on offensive in UAV quest
Aug. 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Amazon is going on the offensive as it seeks U.S. federal approval to test its planned Prime Air drone-delivery system.
Privilege Style inks seven-year deal with AJW Aviation
Aug. 18, 2014, London, U.K. - AJW Aviation has signed a seven year PBH contract with Spanish airline, Privilege Style. The contract will cover the supply of spare parts for the airline’s Boeing 767-300 aircraft, providing essential Power-by-the-hour support for the private charter operator.
Does an e-cigarette pose a threat to an on-board fire?
Aug. 18, 2014, Boston, Ma. - Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend.
CAE signs aeromedical deal with U.S. Air Force
Aug. 18, 2014, Tampa, Fla. - CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract through ADS Inc. and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Force Base with a comprehensive Aeromedical Evacuation Training System.
Enhanced Intra-African connectivity is needed: IATA
Aug. 18, 2014, Johannesburg, S.A. - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) African Aviation Day emphasized the need for intra-African air connectivity to spread economic and social prosperity across the continent. In particular, IATA noted that the liberalization of air rights for intra-Africa flights could yield significant benefits in both jobs and GDP growth.
CAE posts lower Q1 profit; hikes dividend
Aug. 15, 2014, Montreal - CAE says it plans to divest itself of its mining division to concentrate on its core business of providing simulation and training in aviation, defence and security.