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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

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On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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How One Tweet Started Fake “Near Miss” Stories

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On February 24, a number of aviation social media accounts and news outlets broke a story about a supposedly serious runway incursion at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. They painted the 'incident' as having potentially serious consequences, labeling it as a 'near miss'. It turns out that was far from the truth. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Do you know how to fly safely? The 'why' behind airline safety rules | Cruising Altitude

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I fly a lot and it always drives me crazy when people aren’t following the safety instructions on planes and it got me thinking: maybe some travelers just don’t know why the rules and guidelines for what to do on airplanes are in place. Regular flyers have heard the safety briefing a thousand times but may never have looked under the hood at the reasons behind every instruction. Two things in particular always stuck out to me: why does it matter if you put your own oxygen mask on before helping… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight

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German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Delta Pilot Charters Entire A330 for Retirement Send-Off

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One captain took his retirement flight to a whole new level. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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FAA Adds Boeing 787 jets to Anti-Ice System Concerns

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The Federal Aviation Administration has raised new concerns about the anti-ice systems on Boeing 787 jets. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing Faces 90-Day Deadline for Action Plan Addressing Quality Control Issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for the production of new planes, less than two months after a door plug blew out of a 737 MAX, nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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When a Wing Comes Apart

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Or, more accurately, when it doesn't. Ask the Pilot takes a look at the UAL 757 incident. (askthepilot.com) More...

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Report: Boeing may reacquire Spirit at higher price despite hating optics

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Amid safety scandals involving "many loose bolts" and widespread problems with Boeing's 737 Max 9s, Boeing is apparently considering buying back Spirit AeroSystems, the key supplier behind some of Boeing's current manufacturing problems, sources told The Wall Street Journal. Spirit was initially spun out from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2005, and Boeing had planned to keep it that way. Last year, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun sought to dispel rumors that Boeing might reacquire… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Wright-Patt AFB Hit by Suspected Tornado

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Wright-Patt AFB near Dayton, OH was hit by a suspected tornado early this morning. A severe weather outbreak battered the region overnight, signaling an early start to the spring severe weather season. Wright-Patterson is home to the National Museum of the USAF, and home of the 88th Air Base Wing. A hangar at the museum was damaged. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Boeing Board Blocks Shareholder Push to Bring HQ Back to Seattle

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Boeing’s board has killed a longshot shareholder proposal that the company move its headquarters back to Seattle. The proposal was put forward to be voted on this spring at Boeing’s annual general meeting by 83-year-old Walter Ryan, a retired Chicago business owner, corporate gadfly and stock market investor who owns 10,000 shares in the company. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Pilot becomes a hero after safely delivering a baby mid-flight

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A pilot has become a surprise hero after leaving the cockpit mid-flight to deliver a passenger’s baby. Pilots and flight attendants often have to be prepared for the unexpected to happen, like a passenger sending nudes to others onboard or having to fly the plane through a literal hurricane. Recently, a pilot on a VietJet plane rushed into action after a pregnant woman went into labour on his plane during the journey from Taipei in Taiwan to Bangkok in Thailand. According to the New York… (www.indy100.com) More...

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£3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud

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A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Southwest Halts 2024 Pilot Hiring Plans

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In an internal memo, the airline said it would be pausing pilot new hire classes in 2024. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Qantas First A220s Enter Commercial Service

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Qantas Airways' new Airbus A220 operated the inaugural Melbourne to Canberra QF1266 service this morning. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Electric Jet Propulsion Units

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Lilium, the manufacturer behind the design of the seven-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Lilium Jet, is ramping up production of its flagship model. The German firm on Monday said it has begun installing a serial production line for the Jet’s electric propulsion units at its manufacturing facility in Wessling, Germany. The company expects the first prototype propulsion systems—which will support for-credit type certification testing with the European Union Aviation Safety… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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A look at the oldest and one of the few flying MD81

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In todays video, we take a look at the oldest still flying McDonnell Douglas MD-81. Based out of Michigan’s Detroit metro airport, Olympia Aviation’s N682RW is currently the only MD81 still in operation. Built at McDonnell Douglas’s Long beach site as Serial number 48006, the 43 year old aircraft was delivered in April 1981. Of the 132 MD81’s built, this was one of the earlier produced, being the 19th to roll off the assembly line. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Aerospace giants form coalition to stop unauthorized parts from entering supply chain

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Feb 22 (Reuters) - Aerospace giants including Airbus (AIR.PA), opens new tab, Boeing (BA.N), opens new tab and GE Aerospace (GE.N), opens new tab on Thursday announced the formation of a coalition that would aim to prevent unauthorized parts from entering the global supply chain. The move comes after jet engine maker CFM International, co-owned by GE Aerospace and France's Safran (SAF.PA), opens new tab, last year said thousands of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Embraer Secures 133 Aircraft Order With AAL

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Embraer has secured a firm order of 90 ERJ-175 aircraft from American Airlines (with purchase rights of 43 additional aircraft) to help meet the demands of domestic travel. All 133 aircraft will have American Airlines' 76-seat, two class configuration. (embraer.com) More...

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Iberia Flight Diverts to Gran Canaria as Passenger Receives CPR

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Iberia flight IB 6844 from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza (EZE) to Madrid (MAD) diverted to Gran Canaria (LPA) on February 23. An Airbus A350-900, with registration EC-NJM, operated IB 6844 that day. The aircraft was back on the ground nearly ten hours after departure due to a passenger's medical issue. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Launches Venture Firm for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, $30 Million Investment in Fuel Producer LanzaJet

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Southwest Airlines announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a subsidiary focused on helping the airline achieve its sustainability goals by obtaining sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest also announced a $30 million investment in sustainable fuel technology company and producer LanzaJet. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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American Bets on 737 MAX With New Order

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The airline announced an order for 260 narrowbody aircraft, including Boeing's yet-to-be-certified 737 MAX 10. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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American Airlines Pilot Gets Petty Over Radio Phraseology Reprimand

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After being reprimanded by an air traffic controller over bad phraseology, an American Airlines pilot became very bitter and petty on frequency. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Blast from the past: FlightAware’s Terrestrial ADS-B Network

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This blog was posted back in 2021. Since then, we've added many new receivers and have seen increased interest in FlightAware's ADS-B Network. With this in mind we updated some aspects and wanted to reshare the content. In addition, we have new posts in the works that go deeper into the technical aspects of ADS-B engineering at FlightAware, so stay tuned! - Eric T. How It Started In the early 2000s, there was an emergence of a new aircraft surveillance technology known as Automatic… (flightaware.engineering) More...

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Bad Weather Prompts Qantas To Swap A Boeing 737 For An Airbus A380

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Severe weather in Sydney caused Qantas to consolidate multiple Boeing 737 flights onto an Airbus A380 for the Melbourne - Sydney route (simpleflying.com) More...

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Dad with travel and aviation passion builds 737 flight simulator in his garage, took him 3 years

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A man is living out a lifelong dream now that he's finished his 737 flight simulator creation after three years of hard work. Meet Alberto Paduanelli — a 43-year-old father of two and current medical device auditor from Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire, England. Paduanelli recently completed a life-sized flight simulator, something he'd wanted to do for over 20 years. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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CycloTech Raises €20 Million in Funding for its Innovative Aviation Propulsion System

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Austrian aviation technology company CycloTech recently secured €20 million ($21.6 million) in financing to develop its flight propulsion technology. The investment was announced on February 28, only a few weeks after the company announced plans to raise funding. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA To Let New ATC Skip Academy In Bid To Boost Staff Members

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FAA's new plan allows CTI students to bypass academy and go straight to on-the-job training. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA to Implement Final Rules for Most Large Aircraft to be Built

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As part of the United States Aviation Climate Action Plan – which strives to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions for United States Aviation by 2050 – the Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this month its final rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from most large aircraft in U.S. airspace. The new rules go into effect on April 16, and requires aircraft built after January 1, 2028 to incorporate more fuel efficient technologies. The rule applies to aircraft of certain… (www.jdsupra.com) More...

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Ex-Boeing Employees Warn Against Flying on 737 MAX

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Former Boeing employees, including a senior manager, express reservations about flying on the 737 Max, citing safety concerns stemming from alleged production pressures and compromised quality control. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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