Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:00 -0400

Washington, DC - FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute on September 18 that the FAA will hold a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:58:00 -0400

La Jolla, Calif. Blue Sky Network will be unveiling two new satellite communication technology solutions at both Helitech International and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) - two key aviation industry events - this coming October.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0400 - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Sahley salutes as a Ukrainian Navy Ka-27 Helix helicopter takes off from the USS Ross in the Black Sea. The two navies participated in the Sea Breeze 2014 military exercise September 8–10 along with Georgia, Romania, and Turkey.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:20:00 -0400 - Nova Scotia paramedics on an EHS LifeFlight helicopter had a scare in the air this week. The Sikorsky S-76A helicopter was headed to Waterville from Halifax when the engine light came on. The company that owns the aircraft — Canadian Helicopters Ltd. — said the standard operating procedure is for pilots to assume the worst when there's a potential engine problem.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:13:00 -0400

Anchorage, Alaska ( - Three lost hikers near Palmer were rescued by airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:01:00 -0400

Shetland, U.K. ( - Coastguard teams were involved in a dramatic helicopter rescue after a fisherman was injured on a Peterhead trawler.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:44:00 -0400

Southport, N.C. ( - When Jessica Ward was growing up, she never thought of a career in aviation. Now, she is a helicopter instructor at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, and the only one there who is a woman.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:00 -0400

Fort Worth, Texas (Star-Telegram) - Tarrant County College officials were joined by business and civic leaders to herald the opening of the college's $20 million aviation learning center at Alliance Airport as a facility that will fill regional workforce needs for many years to come.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:55:00 -0400

The FAA has re-issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Gypsum, Colo., area for September 19-20. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:40:00 -0400

Jack Lew, secretary of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, said this week that Treasury will act very soon to crack down on corporate tax inversions to remove many of the economic benefits of inversions – not closing the door – but it will take away a lot of economic value.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:29:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Hagerstown/Thurmont, Md., areas for September 19-22. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:11:00 -0400

The U.S. House of Representatives was to begin work September 19 on its energy legislation package in what could be the final energy-related legislative actions and final votes before breaking for the midterm elections.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:51:00 -0400

Baton Rouge, La. – Bose A20 aviation noise cancelling headsets and electronic flight bags (EFBs) arrived for the student helicopter pilots at Guidance Aviation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:38:00 -0400

Harlingen, Texas - Avfuel Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Sun Valley Aviation at Valley International Airport (HRL) to the Avfuel Branded FBO Network.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:25:00 -0400

On the heels of President Obama's trip to Tampa, Florida, to talk with top military advisors on how to respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a symbolic vote on the ISIS fight in the House of Representatives brought together an unlikely alliance between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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