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Aircraft crashes in Congaree River The Department of Natural Resources says a Mooney 20 aircraft landed in the Congaree River Saturday afternoon, in Calhoun County, SC. Authorities say the single engine aircraft crashed at approximately 2:15 p.m. near the Carolina Eastman Facility. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft departed from the Jim Hamilton-LB Owens Airport. The plane is completely submerged in the water. The pilot was taken to the hospital and has been released. He was not injured. The crash remains under investigation by the FAA. Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Airlines investing in upgrades as fuel prices drop As fuel prices drop, airlines continue to invest in new aircraft and other upgrades. "While fuel prices have abated from historic highs, focusing on fuel alone ignores the many fixed costs that determine the price of a plane ticket, like aircraft, rent, landing fees, and labor," said Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America. Meanwhile, Scott Kirby, president of American Airlines, said "Air travel remains a great bargain, and we will continue to keep it a great bargain for customers." Mon, Dec 22, 2014

American looking at overhaul of business-class seats on 757s American Airlines is evaluating two types of business-class seats for its long-range Boeing 757s, one similar to what American has installed on its Airbus A321 transcontinental aircraft and the other akin to what JetBlue Airways has put on its Mint subfleet. Mon, Dec 22, 2014

First deliveries of new Cirrus Vision SF50 expected by end of 2015

Cirrus Aircraft recently completed a successful flight of its final Vision SF50 prototype. The company says the first deliveries are expected to be made by the end of 2015. The Vision SF50 is a seven-seat aircraft equipped with an emergency parachute system. Wed, Dec 24, 2014

GCAA conducts benchmarking study with its American counterpart Aim of the study is to showcase the US AdministrationOs experience in attracting young talent to work in civil aviation. As part of its efforts to enhance Emiratisation in the local civil aviation sector in the UAE, a General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) delegation has collaborated with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to conduct a benchmarking study. The aim of the study is to showcase the US AdministrationOs experience in attracting young talent to work in civil aviation and promote a general interest in aviation among emerging generations.

The UAE delegation was headed by the Assistant Director-General, Strategy and International Affairs, Laila Ali Hareb Al Muhairi, and included Salem Al Shamsi, Manager, External Affairs, and Shahid Qadeer, Senior Specialist Strategy and Performance. Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Rainy weather won't stop NYC flights Rainy weather in the New York City region could affect air travel on Christmas Eve, but airlines are working to minimize the effect of the storms. Victoria Day, a spokeswoman for Airlines for America, said the public and private sectors were coordinating efforts to ensure as safe and convenient a holiday travel season as possible. Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Researchers successfully test hybrid-electric aircraft Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. are collaborating with Boeing and have successfully tested a parallel hybrid-electric plane. An electric motor works with a conventionally fueled engine to provide more power during takeoff and landing. Once at cruising altitude, the motor can help keep fuel consumption low when it's in assist mode or it can be put into generator mode to recharge the batteries. Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Second-generation AA pilot joins father in cockpit A father and son team piloted an American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Phoenix recently, connecting Capt. Randy Wood and First Officer Jamie Wood, who was hired in August. "American was thrilled to arrange having Jamie start his career with us on a flight with his father," AA spokeswoman Martha Thomas said. Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Senate measure looks to protect privacy amid ramp-up of business drone use Retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., is filing a bill that aims to protect privacy amid expanded use of commercial drones in the U.S. "This bill addresses my concern that the rapidly increasing use of commercial drones will compromise the privacy of American consumers unless safeguards are put in place," he said. Mon, Dec 22, 2014

United Airlines enhances the travel experience in 2014 United Airlines overcame a series of severe first quarter winter storms to finish strong in 2014. CEO Jeff Smisek weathered the storm by focusing on cutting costs and improving customer services that make the travel experience more pleasing for passengers. Smisek pledged to trim $2 billion annually in operating costs by 2017. So far, passengers are not feeling the improvements claimed by United. Tue, Dec 23, 2014 1939-666X

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