AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

American Airlines has extended the cancellation of its Boeing 737 MAX-operated flights until September 3. “American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union...
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Electromechanical Actuators Advance But Hydraulic Still Reigns

Electromechanical Actuators Advance But Hydraulic Still Reigns

The move toward the more electric aircraft and electric actuators addresses a couple of key issues, according to Stan Griffin, director of engineering for Triumph Group’s fluid power and actuation business. “One is that hydraulic actuators leak. Secondly, ...
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Bizjet Flights in Europe Showing Signs of Slowdown

Bizjet Flights in Europe Showing Signs of Slowdown

A 9 percent jump in large jet flights in Spain helped buffer the 5 percent slide of such flights in the UK. Small and midsize jet activity, meanwhile, dropped by 10 percent in the UK and France. Germany joined France and...
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Locatory.com Launches New Service – Aircraft Engine Stands Leasing for MROs and Airlines

Locatory.com Launches New Service – Aircraft Engine Stands Leasing for MROs and Airlines

Locatory.com, an aviation IT company primarily acting as an aircraft parts locator, a part of Avia Solutions Group, is continuously looking for opportunities in rapidly growing aviation market and always suggest new solutions for its clients. Now, Locatory.com...
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Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines

Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines

Pratt & Whitney has reduced life limits on PW1500G and PW1900G geared turbofan (GTF) high-pressure compressor (HPC) front hubs after excessive corrosion was discovered during a routine overhaul, and the FAA plans to mandate the change. The life-limit reduc...
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Boeing Counts Cost of 737 Max Groundings, 737 Ramp-Down

Boeing Counts Cost of 737 Max Groundings, 737 Ramp-Down

The grounding of the 737 Max and Boeing’s subsequent reduction in 737 production from 52 to 42 aircraft per month cost the US manufacturer about $1 billion in the first quarter. The length of the grounding itself is also crucial...
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Boeing Advises Airlines to Check 737 Plane Wings for Defects

Boeing Advises Airlines to Check 737 Plane Wings for Defects

As it struggles to fix problems on its 737 MAX planes, Boeing said that wing parts on the MAX and other 737 models could be defective, and urged airlines to inspect them. It has advised 737 operators to inspect the...
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Retrofit Opportunity: Head-Up Cockpit Displays

Retrofit Opportunity: Head-Up Cockpit Displays

Rapidly changing advancements in head-up displays and regulatory changes could make these systems more common in cockpits. A new generation of head-up displays (HUD) is emerging, with some of the most cutting-edge technologies. Next-gen HUDs, in combination w...
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Trent 1000-Suffering Air New Zealand Orders GEnx

Trent 1000-Suffering Air New Zealand Orders GEnx

When engine problems disrupt operations, it is rare for airlines to publicly voice displeasure with the manufacturers. Instead, they talk about ongoing “cooperation” to resolve the matter, while pursuing compensation talks in private. Air New Zealand, has ...
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AIRBUS GIVES A220 EXTRA LEGS, HIGHER MAXIMUM TAKEOFF WEIGHT

AIRBUS GIVES A220 EXTRA LEGS, HIGHER MAXIMUM TAKEOFF WEIGHT

Airbus will offer an additional 450nm of range on its two-aircraft A220 regional jet program from the second half of 2020. Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer described the clean-sheet design A220 as a “wonderful machine” with the flexibility...
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