Thu, 21 May 2015 20:31:00 -0400

To virtually no one's surprise, the Veterans Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday ramrodded through a provision that will severely curtail veterans' ability to pursue a flight training degree. Ranking Member Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) noted that much work remains to be done on the bill and secured a commitment from Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) to continue the work. A substantial portion of that work needs to be done by flight schools and veterans — pressuring Congress to ensure vets who want a career in aviation are treated fairly. Read more for points to consider when contacting congressional representatives.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:34:00 -0400

Valencia, Spain ( - Two pilots who survived a dramatic helicopter crash into the sea five miles southeast of Pinedo, Valencia, May 20, have spoken about their ordeal.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:23:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. - The 2nd Great American Safety Drive, featuring two separate routes, officially gets underway in June of 2015. The Drive is the MedEvac Foundation's major fundraising initiative for 2015.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:00 -0400

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with certain part-numbered junction units. This AD requires inspecting the junction units of the external life raft deployment system for corrosion, removing any corrosion, and performing certain measurements to determine whether the junction unit must be replaced.

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:58:00 -0400

London – A trio of British technology companies comprising Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems have combined forces to develop a powerful, highly effective, and fully integrated defence system to combat the threat of UAV- and drone-related security breaches.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:56:00 -0400

Tucson, Ariz. – Universal Avionics is offering aircraft operators two new upgrade incentive programs for the SBAS-Flight Management System and UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:00 -0400

Abu Dhabi – H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company, announces that its H+S Aviation Middle East facility in Abu Dhabi received General Civil Aviation Authority CAR 145 approval for PW200 and PT6C-67C engines in the United Arab Emirates.

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