Safety Reviews Keeping 737 MAX Return Uncertain

Safety Reviews Keeping 737 MAX Return Uncertain

FAA and EASA are conducting separate reviews of the flight-control software update intended to address the cause of two fatal jet crashes. Boeing has said it hoped to return the twin-engine aircraft to service during the fourth quarter of 2019....
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Here’s Why Some Aircraft Seats Have Three-Point Harnesses

Here’s Why Some Aircraft Seats Have Three-Point Harnesses

Airline passengers today are increasingly encountering three-point harnesses on aircraft. Most three-point shoulder harnesses are found within the business class of an aircraft. Equally, the three-point harness will also ensure that passengers are kept in ...
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ATR launches ATR 42-600S for short takeoffs and landings

ATR launches ATR 42-600S for short takeoffs and landings

ATR is targeting customers operating out of space-constrained airports with the formal launch of a STOL (short takeoff and landing) version of the ATR 42-600, for which it has secured 20 commitments. “Adding the ATR 42-600S to the family paves the way...
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American Airlines Targets January 16 for Boeing 737 Max’s Return to Service

American Airlines Targets January 16 for Boeing 737 Max’s Return to Service

American Airlines has canceled Boeing 737 Max flights for six more weeks, through Jan. 15, but finally is targeting a date for the aircraft’s return, the carrier said Wednesday morning. American is planning to resume Max flights on January 16,...
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Boeing 737 MAX timetable uncertain as regulators continue safety review

Boeing 737 MAX timetable uncertain as regulators continue safety review

The ongoing safety review means a key 737 MAX certification test flight is unlikely before November, two sources said. We are in continuous contact with both the FAA and Boeing, a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) spokeswoman said by...
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EASA Clarifies Position on Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service

EASA Clarifies Position on Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service

On Sept. 27, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clarified statements it made that were recently published in an article by a publication called Flyers Rights about the process it is currently undergoing to investigate and review the certification and...
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Airbus Testing New Tech to Track Passenger Behavior, Consumption

Airbus Testing New Tech to Track Passenger Behavior, Consumption

Airbus is conducting testing on one of its A350-900 wide-body planes to see how a plethora of sensors throughout the cabin can help track passenger behavior and consumption. The new technology even includes a camera outside the bathroom According to...
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The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built

The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built

The proposed new midsize airplane (NMA) from Boeing, also known as the Boeing 797, promises to bring new capabilities and new benefits to air travel. In theory, it should slot neatly between the 737 and 787 families, to cater to...
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The Boeing 787 vs The Airbus A350 – What Plane Is Best?

The Boeing 787 vs The Airbus A350 – What Plane Is Best?

When you think of flagship aircraft, you think of non-other than the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350 XWB (eXtra Wide Body). Both represent the very best in ideas, cutting edge technology and commercial know-how from their respective companies,...
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US pilots positive on new MAX software

US pilots positive on new MAX software

US pilots who have tested the new Boeing 737 MAX flight-control software have given it positive reviews and some carriers are beginning to finalize step-by-step MAX return-to-service plans, suggesting that Boeing’s notional timeline of getting FAA appr...
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