The FAA has lifted its grounding order for the Boeing 737 Max and published an airworthiness directive (AD) specifying needed design changes and new training requirements for the airplane, the agency announced Wednesday. Although FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order that provides a pathway for the Max to resume commercial service, the agency stressed that its actions
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Most airlines are resigned to the next few months being flat at best in terms of international air travel demand amid widespread restrictions, quarantine requirements and rising coronavirus cases in many regions. Impatient carriers will continue to burn through cash and resize operations, in the hope that next year will bring some better news. It seems
The inside of the GE9X gets about as hot as lava. It can create 105,000 pounds of thrust. And it’s very large. Late last month, the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the biggest commercial jet engine in the world. The huge thrusters that it certified are the GE9X engines, one of which hangs under each wing
Coronavirus has hit few sectors harder than air travel, wiping out tens of thousands of jobs and uncountable billions in revenue. While most fleets were grounded, the industry was forced to reimagine its future When an airline no longer wants a plane, it is sent away to a boneyard, a storage facility where it sits
Airbus announced it considers a possible way to keep its employees and limit job losses. The European manufacturer thinks about the idea to reduce working time in production areas in France for the next two years in order to help the struggling company confine the job cuts. Donald Fraty, the Head of Human Resources of
The U.S. Air Force announced it has already flown a new prototype fighter. We know virtually nothing about the new plane ... other than it exists. Most observers did not expect a new fighter for another decade. The U.S. Air Force revealed this week that it has secretly designed, built, and tested a new prototype fighter jet. The fighter, about
The United States Air Force awarded a new contract with Exosonic as a feasibility of Air Force One to become hypersonic in the future. The low-boom supersonic jet could possibly serve as future Air Force One aircraft. A startup Exosonic has been awarded a U.S Air Force contract to develop a supersonic executive transport aircraft
Flying boats or aircraft that took off and landed on the water were the mainstays of international aviation transport for many years – but then one day, they vanished and were no longer popular. Why did aviation switch to land-based aircraft? Let’s explore this forgotten slice of history. Why flying boats are fantastic Airports are
Airline maintenance is a lagging indicator of global passenger and cargo demand. Aircraft flown less frequently or parked rob maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) suppliers of future revenue. This usually leaves MRO providers reacting to trends. Conversely, when demand picks up, maintenance shops adjust by adding workers. In a normal demand cycle, this plays out
In the early morning of July 30, an enormous Atlas V rocket fired the Mars 2020 spacecraft into the skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the center of Florida’s Atlantic coast, beginning an almost seven-month journey to the Red Planet. Any flight to Mars is remarkable, but what makes this one particularly noteworthy