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FAA Probes Potential 737 MAX Design Flaw «<p>Following the Lion Air crash in Indonesia last month, the FAA is focusing new scrutiny on the control architecture of the Boeing 737 MAX and may require the company to engineer a fix for an auto trim system installed on the airplane. The system...» 16. nov. 2018 Dornier Secures $170 Million In Funding «<p>Dornier Seawings reports having received approximately $170 million in funding from its Chinese shareholders to further develop the amphibious CD2 Seastar Flying Boat. The money will be used to prepare one of two prototypes for its first...» 15. nov. 2018 GAMA Promotes eVTOL Development «<p>The General Aviation Manufacturers Association will accelerate its efforts to work with European regulators to promote the development of electric VTOL aircraft, the association said this week. Thirty eVTOL experts from eight countries met with...» 15. nov. 2018 Chinese Flight Academy Orders 30 Tecnams «<p>Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam announced confirmed orders for 30 aircraft from Chinese Anhui Lantian International Flight Academy (ALIFA) at the biannual Zhuhai International Air Show last week. The ab-initio academy will acquire Tecnam...» 15. nov. 2018 NTSB Holds Hearing On Southwest 1380 Accident «<p>An FAA certification official said on Wednesday that Boeing 737 engine inlets might require design changes in the wake of a Southwest Airlines accident last April in which an uncontained engine failure breached the cabin and caused the death of...» 15. nov. 2018 Aurora Introduces Solar-Powered Autonomous Aircraft «<p>Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences revealed a new solar-powered, autonomous high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) concept on Wednesday. The Odysseus is designed to be an ultra-long-endurance platform capable of performing research, communication,...» 14. nov. 2018 Pilots Not Told About 737 MAX Auto Trim System (Updated) «<p>Boeing kept airlines and pilots in the dark about an automated background trim system on the 737 MAX that may be implicated in the first crash of the new model in Indonesia last month. The trim system, which is meant to improve pitch...» 13. nov. 2018 University To Provide Drone Disaster Response Services «<p>The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) announced that it has signed an agreement with Texas’ Nueces County to provide drone support in the event of...» 13. nov. 2018 WACO Gets New Owner «<p>WACO Aircraft Corporation has been acquired by Florida-based Dimor Group Inc. The acquisition also includes WACO’s FBO and Part 145 maintenance facility, Centennial Aircraft Services, which is located at Michigan’s W. K. Kellogg Regional...» 13. nov. 2018 NASA Receives First Of Three Hornets «<p>The first of three F/A-18B Hornets scheduled to join NASA’s research fleet arrived at the administration’s Armstrong Flight Research Center last week. The Hornet made the trip from the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to...» 13. nov. 2018 Pilot Error Cited In Fatal C-130 Crash «<p>A report released by the U.S. Air Force points to pilot error as the primary cause of an Air National Guard WC-130 Hercules crash that killed all nine servicemembers onboard. The accident occurred on May 2, 2018, shortly after takeoff from...» 13. nov. 2018 Few Injuries In Two Overruns «<p>A couple of runway overruns in the last few days have wrecked millions in hardware but not hurt anyone seriously. On Friday morning, a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 went off the end of Cheddi Jagan International Airport’s runway in Guyana and plowed...» 11. nov. 2018 Wild Ride For E190 Crew Over Portugal «<p>A crew of six doing what appears to have been a post-maintenance check on an Astana Airlines Embraer E190 nearly ditched the aircraft in the ocean after it became uncontrollable shortly after takeoff. The crew reported multiple system failures...» 11. nov. 2018 Stunt Rapper Accident Report Released «<p>It would appear an extreme sport video crew learned a harsh lesson in aerodynamics last month when the star of their video was killed in British Columbia.</p>» 12. nov. 2018 Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated «<p>The FAA has increased controller staffing at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport tower after the only controller on duty late Wednesday apparently became incapacitated at her position. Confused pilots on the ground stopped where they...» 10. nov. 2018
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