Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Headlines
  • ​Airbus tests connected interior on A350 - Airbus has started flight tests with an A350 featuring a cabin configured with connected Internet of Things equipment. The airframer says that the precise interior features will be revealed “shortly”, but has disclosed that the initial set of connected prototype equipment includes Recaro’s iSeat, galley contents in co-operation with catering...
  • Cathay Pacific Suffers 11.3% Fall In Passenger Numbers - Cathay Pacific reports an 11.3% drop in passenger numbers for August. This as violent struggles between protesters and police steered tourism away from the city. The airline expects September to be just as lackluster, and intends to take short-term “remedial measures” to counter the tepid performance. Collected and summarized from...
  • Boeing 777X Suffers Testing Setback - The Boeing 777X program suffered another setback when a static test airframe failed its final high-pressure load test, potentially resulting in a further delay to a project whose first flight date had already slipped due to earlier problems involving its General Electric GE9X engines. Collected and summarized from the source...
  • European Regulators Want to Make Their Own Call About Boeing 737 Max Safety - The European Aviation Safety Agency plans to send its own pilots to the U.S. to conduct flight tests of Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jet before it is returned to service, it said Tuesday. “EASA intends to conduct its own test flights separate from, but in full coordination with, the...
  • What Will Happen If Countries Don’t Lift The 737 MAX Ban Simultaneously? - Boeing’s 737 MAX has been grounded since March. It almost feels like the new normal. But sooner or later the MAX will get airborne again. The big US airlines seem tentatively optimistic this maybe around the end of the year. But the US and their regulatory agency, the FAA, are...