Civilian

American Airlines Plans to Hire 2,500 Pilots

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments

The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights. “The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people,” AMR Corp. CEO Thomas Horton said Wednesday in a [...]

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American Airlines Set to Get New Livery Soon

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

American Airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER has shown up at Paine Field, Wash., and not many were expecting to see a gray body with a white tail. Where is the polished aluminum? Is this a special livery for the 300ER or is this American moving to a completely new design? It looks like that they are [...]

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2 Killed in Crash of Home-Built Plane

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

Two people died Tuesday when a small plane crashed and burned north of the Byron, Calif., Airport, Contra Costa County authorities said. The experimental Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III, a single-engine, home-built airplane, crashed in a field 4 miles northeast of the airport at about 2 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Authorities initially believed that [...]

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Serbia Looks at Forming New Airline, Seeks 12 Airbus Jets

Oct 22, 2012 No Comments

Serbia is looking at the idea of carving a new airline out of the loss-making JAT Airways business, with the government to help with the leasing of new aircraft from EADS’s Airbus, Finance Minister Mladjan Dinkic told local newspaper Blic. Government guarantees would back the new leases but a rejuvenated airline could then link up [...]

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India Suspends Kingfisher Airlines’ License Amid Strike

Oct 21, 2012 No Comments

India suspended Kingfisher Airlines’s operating license after the cash-strapped carrier failed to resume flights because of a strike by engineers and pilots demanding seven months of unpaid salaries. The suspension will remain in effect until the airline submits a “concrete and reliable” revival plan to the Director General of Civil Aviation, the industry regulator, the [...]

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Sole A-2 Flies Home 64 Years Later

Oct 21, 2012 No Comments

As the tiny plane with the odd-shaped tail taxied toward her, Robin Ragland Smith surprised herself by crying softly. If only her father could see this, she thought. How long he had worked to get this airplane – the one he had built in 1948 with six other men, the only one of its kind in [...]

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Russian Aerobatics Team Boss Fired

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

The commander of Russia’s famed Strizhi (Swifts) aerobatics team, Lt. Col. Valery Morozov, has been fired from the air force for taking bribes, a source at the Kubinka Air Show Center said on Thursday. “Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov signed an order discharging Morozov on October 12” for “failure to comply with his contract,” the [...]

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Hawker Beechcraft Sale to Chinese Firm Collapses

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

Talks to sell Hawker Beechcraft’s operations to China’s Superior Aviation Beijing have collapsed and the U.S. plane maker said Thursday that it now plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection as a slimmed down company in the first quarter of 2013. “Despite our best efforts, the proposed transaction with Superior could not be completed on terms [...]

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