QANTAS GROUNDS THREE BOEING 737-800S AFTER CRACKS FOUND IN “PICKLE FORK”

QANTAS GROUNDS THREE BOEING 737-800S AFTER CRACKS FOUND IN “PICKLE FORK”

On October 3 2019, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive (AD) calling on operators of 737 Next Generation aircraft (737NG) to conduct inspections of the aircraft’s “pickle fork” that are part of the wing to...
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PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE AUTOMATION

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE AUTOMATION

Every professional pilot has been taught about Crew Resource Management, but the most important crew member has been left out of the conversation – the relationship between pilot and airplane automation. By the time they go to the counselor for...
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FAA Completes Runway Status Lights Rollout

FAA Completes Runway Status Lights Rollout

All 20 airports slated to receive the FAA’s Runway Status Lights program are fully operational, says the agency.The RWSL is made up of lights embedded in the tarmac across runway crossings as well as at the departure hold zone; they...
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FAA Acts To Preserve ADS-B Data Privacy

FAA Acts To Preserve ADS-B Data Privacy

A side effect of the FAA’s move toward mandatory ADS-B position reporting next year is the ability for anyone to see a given aircraft’s position and identification, which raises privacy concern for pilots and aircraft owners. Heidi Williams, NBAA’s direc...
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Will Drones Finally Be Permitted To Do Inspections?

Will Drones Finally Be Permitted To Do Inspections?

AAR will also perform manual inspections to check the drone’s work and confirm its accuracy for what is hoped to be an eventual FAA certification. Some other drone tests have ended, while other are ongoing. Carvajal says the major hurdles...
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BULLISH OUTLOOK FOR AIRCRAFT TOILET WASTE REMOVALISTS: REPORT

BULLISH OUTLOOK FOR AIRCRAFT TOILET WASTE REMOVALISTS: REPORT

This, it said, was resulting in significant changes in ground service equipment (GSE) management systems being developed by airports, including the LSV (lavatory service vehicle) market, in response to the growth in smaller aircraft. The expected growth in the...
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MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

With the geared turbofan (GTF), Pratt & Whitney and MTU Aero  Engines are building the most eco-efficient propulsion system currently available in the marketplace. “To gear up for these engines, MTU has developed an innovative floor-based line assembly ...
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Airbus A320 Neo vs Boeing 737 MAX

Airbus A320 Neo vs Boeing 737 MAX

The future of single-aisle aircraft is taking flight with Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX– creating better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly. New engine options by Neo As Airbus progressed with the A320 Enhanced, it soon realized...
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United Airlines Passengers Can Travel Now And Pay Later

United Airlines Passengers Can Travel Now And Pay Later

Passengers booking flights from the US to United’s many global destinations will now be offered the option to pay for their tickets monthly through the Uplift credit system. Travel now, pay later Uplift uses a pay monthly set up to...
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Finland plans to use AI for improved airport efficiency

Finland plans to use AI for improved airport efficiency

Finnish airport operator Finavia plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to cut delays at Helsinki Airport, after achieving strong efficiency gains and cost savings during a trial at a regional airport. Finavia, which operates Finland’s 21 airports, ini...
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