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Dassault rolls out Falcon-5X business jet

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Dassault Aviation today lifted the veil on the highly anticipated Falcon 5X, which establishes a new benchmark in the large cabin, long range business aviation market. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

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WASHINGTON — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the U.S. carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology (www.msn.com) More...

Implications Of A United Airlines A380 Superjumbo Order

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There has been a rumor that has come from reliable sources at United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) that states the company is in intermediate stages in ordering the Airbus A380 - the world's largest passenger aircraft. Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) is reportedly going to be giving United two A380 aircraft on a trial basis that were originally destined for the now bankrupt Skymark Airlines of Japan. (seekingalpha.com) More...

Airbus confirms software configuration error caused plane crash

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An executive of Airbus Group has confirmed that the crash of an Airbus A400M military transport was caused by a faulty software configuration. Marwan Lahoud, chief marketing and strategy officer for Airbus, told the German newspaper Handelsblatt on Friday that there was a "quality issue in the final assembly" of the components of the aircraft engine. (arstechnica.com) More...

How To Repair a CFM56-7BE HPT Blade

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GE says repairing a CFM56-7BE high-pressure turbine blade can save 80% of the cost of buying a new one. That’s a big figure—but when you couple it with the fact that parts account for up to 70% of engine overhaul costs, this figure becomes even more striking. (aviationweek.com) More...

Sonex factory aircraft crashes; two fatalities reported

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Sonex factory demonstrator N123SX crashed just east of Wittman Field, in the Oshkosh Corp. parking lot. Both occupants were killed; no names have been released yet. (www.thenorthwestern.com) More...

Vietnam Airlines A350 complete maiden flight

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The first Airbus A350 XWBfor Vietnam Airlines, in airline’s distinctive blue and gold lotus livery, completed its first flight in Toulouse, France on Monday. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports

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An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned. (gma.yahoo.com) More...

Wheels Up Launches Plane-Sharing App

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The goal is to be able to offer a ride-sharing membership pricing tier that would cost travelers around $5,000 a year to join and then as little as $500 an hour to trade cramped airline aisles for the high-flying comfort of a private airplane seat. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Union pushes for higher Airport fees

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The New York City-based union is arguing that the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge that is added to every plane ticket should be raised from $4.50 to $8.50. The group is launching an initiative called "The Campaign for On-Time Flights" that it says will encourage airline passengers to contact members of Congress to request the increase in the cap on airport fees so that they can face fewer flight delays at congested facilities around the country. (thehill.com) More...

Boeing begin assembly of first 737 MAX

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Boeing began assembly of its improved and re-engined variant of its successful 737 single aisle airplane, the 737 MAX which will take on the Airbus A320neo. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Air NZ to get 777-319 last delivery comfirmed

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The CEO Chris Luxton has announced the final Boring 777-319 ZK OKT will be delivered to Air NZ in July 2015 final preparation to the aircraft are now on the way. Two B789 aircraft will also be delivered ZK NZA ZK NZC bringing the fleet to five B788 aircraft in the fleet (m.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Philadelphia Will Become First A350 Destination in the U.S.

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Qatar Airways announced today that the brand-new Airbus A350-900XWB will replace the Boeing 777-200LR on flights between Doha, Qatar and Philadelphia from January 1st of next year. (www.philly.com) More...

CFM Warns Of Used CFM56 Blades With Falsified Records

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CFM International has notified CFM56 customers, MRO providers, and regulators about several cases of parts brokers offering used CFM56 high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades with falsified records that misrepresent the parts’ service histories. (aviationweek.com) More...

Solar Impulse forced to land in Japan

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A record-breaking attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean using a solar-powered plane has been aborted. Poor weather conditions are forcing the Solar Impulse craft to head back to Japan to land. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

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