Bouncing, not breaking: resilience as the foundation of safety

Bouncing, not breaking: resilience as the foundation of safety

An engine explodes, peppering the wings and fuselage of a wide-body airliner with turbine fragments propelled out of its core at Mach 2.6. Some systems are eviscerated, some disabled. Of the aircraft’s 22 different systems, 21 are damaged, and 650...
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AirBaltic A220-300 delivers higher-than-expected fuel savings

AirBaltic A220-300 delivers higher-than-expected fuel savings

AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss told ATW the Airbus A220-300 (former Bombardier CS300) has so far delivered higher-than-expected fuel savings. In addition, the launch operator has overcome many technical issues with the aircraft. “We can confirm the fuel burn sav...
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US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

A little-noticed provision in the 1,200-page bill to reauthorize the FAA will create an aviation consumer advocate within the Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD) of the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The new position will be charged with assi...
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TurbineAero Breaks Ground for Asian Base

TurbineAero Breaks Ground for Asian Base

TurbineAero broke ground for an auxiliary power unit (APU) MRO facility in Thailand that will allow it to consolidate the capabilities it has acquired via acquisition into one place and accommodate its growing business. It hopes to open the facility...
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New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

Artificial intelligence (AI) and biometric technologies have emerged as key themes in the latest technology trends survey performed by aviation IT provider SITA. The 2018 research, which polled over 180 airline and airport IT executives, revealed that 84% of a...
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Growth without discomfort

Growth without discomfort

How do you build your skills as a pilot without putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk? First accept your limits and then train and practice to expand them, says contributor and flight instructor Thomas P. Turner. Some commentators have...
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Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Airbus hinted that a longer-range version of its newest narrow-body jet, the A321 XLR, could be available by 2023. That would likely beat to market Boeing’s comparable but all-new 797. It’s remarkable that the airplane manufacturer duopoly can maintain suc...
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3-D Printed Parts and New Materials Help Rolls-Royce to Engine Test Success

3-D Printed Parts and New Materials Help Rolls-Royce to Engine Test Success

Rolls-Royce’s Advance3 engine is helping pioneer the future of civil aerospace – with 3D printed parts and the introduction of new materials helping to lead the way. The Advance3 demonstrator is testing a new engine core that will deliver optimum...
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Future of the Airline Industry 2035

Future of the Airline Industry 2035

The Future of the Airline Industry 2035 study commissioned by IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee aims to help airlines and other key aviation stakeholders anticipate the key risks and opportunities that their businesses could face between now and 2035. Carrie...
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Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Landing Gear Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik Adds 787 Landing Gear Capabilities

Lufthansa Technik has added overhaul capabilities for Boeing 787 aircraft along with the availability of exchange shipsets for this aircraft type’s landing gears. From a logistics perspective, Lufthansa Technik says it has also developed a new solution ...
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