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Tampa Police Officers Dave Dennison and Brian Gentry were conducting an aerial patrol when they heard a pilot talking with controllers about problems with his single engine airplane. The plane went down just inside airport property, and the officers landed their helicopter near the wreckage. Officer Gentry extinguished the engine fire and extracted the unconscious pilot from the wreckage. Media reports have confirmed that Scott Donnelly and Textron have bought Beechcraft less than a year after Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy with the intention to retool itself as a piston and turbine manufacturer, and get out of the jet business. Honda Aircraft Company has announ
NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed a 5 hour and 28 minute spacewalk Saturday to remove a faulty ammonia pump on the International Space Station. A second spacewalk to install a new unit now is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Boeing and Cathay Pacific have announced the airline's decision to become Asia's first 777X customer with an order for 21 777-9X airplanes, as part of Cathay's future long-haul fleet strategy. The order is valued at more than $7 billion at current list prices.
Airplanes Were Attacked When They Flew Into Disputed Area
Four U.S. service members on a mission to evacuate American citizens from Sudan Saturday were injured, one seriously, when the three aircraft they were flying were attacked and forced to turn back without completing the mission.
AFA, APFA Deal Sets Stage For Contract Improvements
The unions representing flight attendants at the new American Airlines have reached an agreement on how their workgroup will be represented at the new company and how they will work together to achieve an industry-leading joint contract.
Creditors Eye Exhibits In The Museum, Including The Spruce Goose
The financial woes of Evergreen Airlines, which is facing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, have extended across the street to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, where creditors are attempting to claim some of the museum's exhibits including the iconic Spruce Goose.
Texas Flight School Offers Free Use Of Airplanes For Transporting Patients
Providing an extra lift for cancer patients has become the focus of one flight school in Victoria, TX. The airplanes at Calhoun Air Center are mostly used to train new pilots, but the school is now allowing local pilots access to their planes for transporting patients, free of cost.