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Pilot Report: My 737 MAX Simulator Ride

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One of the requirements for the return to service of this aircraft is that pilots undergo a training session in a simulator. The purpose of the sim ride is to familiarize pilots with the behavior and possible failure modes of various flight control and indication systems. The ride included demonstrations of the normal function of the speed trim system (STS) and Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) during a stall and failure scenarios of angle of attack (AOA) and airspeed… (www.avgeekery.com) More...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Two entire planes affected by COVID days after Canada implements negative test requirement

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At least 72 international flights land in Canada with infected passengers since negative test requirement began Jan. 7 (torontosun.com) More...

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Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 (and first class) returns to the US in March

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Lufthansa pulled its Boeing 747-8 aircraft from international flights to the U.S. in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak massively reduced international travel demand, instead operating smaller twin-engine jets on these routes. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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U.S. Adds Comac to DOD Sanctions List

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The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday added Comac among eight other Chinese companies to its list of civil entities that allegedly contribute advanced technologies to China’s effort to modernize the People’s Liberation Army. The list of companies, the initial iteration of which the DOD released to Congress in June 2020, includes several other Chinese aerospace companies such as Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), maker of the MA-700 regional turboprop. The move comes days before… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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