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Watchdog blasts U.S. aviation regulators over certification of Boeing jet

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Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn't understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of a Boeing jet and must improve their process for certifying new planes. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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After 25 Years, NTSB to Dismantle TWA 800 Reconstruction

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will soon dismantle the skeletal reconstruction of Trans World Airlines flight 800, the Boeing 747-100 that exploded over the Atlantic Ocean nearly 25 years ago. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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FAA Warns of Possible Decompression on Boeing 737 NG and MAX

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Via an Airworthiness Directive (AD) the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned all Boeing 737 NG and MAX operators of a possible rapid decompression risk. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Airlines settles fraud case over Postal Service contract for $49M

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United Airlines is paying criminal and civil penalties for falsifying information for work done flying mail for the USPS. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Aircraft parts rain on Broomfield, Colorado as plane makes emergency landing at Denver airport

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Debris from a commercial jet rained down on Broomfield on Saturday afternoon, and the distressed flight made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Denver firefighters based at the airport responded to an “emergency landing” at about 1:35 p.m., said Capt. Greg Pixley, a fire department spokesman. The crew of United Airlines Flight #328, which departed Denver at 12:15 p.m. bound for Honolulu, “reported an engine issue” after takeoff, said Alex Renteria, a DIA spokeswoman. The plane… (www.denverpost.com) More...

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Airliner Encountered Unidentified Fast-Moving Cylindrical Object Over New Mexico

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American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21st, 2021, had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew described as a "long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile" moving extremely fast over the top of their aircraft as it cruised along at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The incident occurred over the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, to the west of the tiny town of Des Moines. Steve Douglass, an experienced… (www.thedrive.com) More...

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FAA Fines Boeing $6.6Million Over Compliance and Quality-Control Lapses

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said it fined Boeing $5.4 million after the aircraft manufacturer failed to meet the terms of a 2015 settlement and another $1.21 million to settle two other safety-related cases. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Pilots Sentenced To Jail For Helping Nissan Boss Escape Japan

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A court in Turkey has sentenced two pilots to four years in jail after they were found guilty of helping Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape Japan (simpleflying.com) More...

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32 Years On – What Was Learned From United 811’s Explosive Decompression

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Yesterday marked 32 years since a United Airlines Boeing 747 lost a cargo door shortly after departing, resulting in nine passenger fatalities. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing CEO asked to testify in crash litigation, lawmakers demand FAA release records

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Relatives of victims of a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia that occurred five months after an Indonesian Lion Air disaster are stepping up pressure on the American planemaker and the federal government, according to a court filing and a letter to U.S. lawmakers (www.reuters.com) More...

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FAA Grounds Certain 777-200s Following Incident in Denver

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Following yesterday's incident, where a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure after departure from Honolulu, the FAA declared that all Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4070 engines would be grounded until further notice. This would allow for a more thorough investigation in the matter whilst ensuring the safety of passengers on these aircraft. (theexplorerblog.com) More...

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United Cargo's March schedule dented by removal of Boeing 777s

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United pulled two dozen widebodies from its fleet for safety reasons. Cargo is feeling the ripple effects. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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What would've happened if United flight 328 experienced its scary engine failure over the ocean

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A United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu successfully executed a safe emergency landing on Saturday after suffering an fiery engine failure shortly after takeoff. Though debris spewed across Denver suburbs, the aircraft was able to quickly turn around and land back at Denver International Airport with no injuries or lives lost. The entire ordeal lasted less than 30 minutes since the failure occurred just miles from a major international airport. But as this aircraft was heading to… (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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United Airlines sacrifices cargo capacity to replace grounded 777s

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United Airlines could lose some altitude on its cargo sales as it shuffles around its fleet to cover the loss of 777s now parked for safety reasons. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Engine Blades of Longtail B744F Fall On Village

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Today a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F suffered an inflight engine failure soon after take off; as a consequence, its turbine blades fell over the village of Meerssen in the Netherlands. (samchui.com) More...

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Hacker group targets IATA, airlines

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This threat actor is targeting the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines in which we observed several different lures specifically designed to target airlines that are using the BSPLink software. Most recently we observed that they have changed their lure to mimic a new feature recently introduced by IATA called IATA ONE ID (Contactless Passenger Processing tool). This indicates that this actor is constantly updating its toolsets to target new systems developed by IATA. (blog.malwarebytes.com) More...

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Czech Airlines will layoff all 430 employees. They don't stop traffic, says the company Zdroj

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The upcoming changes regarding the continued existence of ČSA were confirmed by company spokeswoman Vladimíra Dufková. Part of the restructuring is the plan for collective redundancies announced by the company to the Labour Office in recent days. However, according to the company, this is only intentional and does not have to mean the dismissal of all employees. On Wednesday, the Economic Newspaper reported that ČSA was preparing to lay off up to all 430 workers. Zdroj: (www.idnes.cz) More...

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$17.3 Million Project To Overhaul LAX Runway, 2 Taxiways Begins Today

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAX began overhauling a runway and two taxiways on the south side of the airport Friday, a $17.3 million project that is expected to take a little over two months. Runway 7R/25L will have to be temporarily closed during the project, which started Friday and involves the removal and replacement of about 6,000 feet of asphalt along Taxiways H6 and H7. The work will also include the installation of new, energy-efficient LED runway centerline lights and replace runway concrete… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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British Airways A380 refurbishment approved?

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This is, I should stress, from the BA rumour mill, albeit from a well placed source. The story is that British Airways has signed off on a full refurbishment of the 12 x A380 aircraft. First Suite and Club Suite will be installed, with the layout tweaked so that the upper deck is exclusively Club Suite. (www.headforpoints.com) More...

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JetBlue Receives First A321neo With New Mint Business Class

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JetBlue (B6) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo featuring its new Mint business class product, which will debut in North America. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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