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Boeing says it has completed 737 MAX software fix

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(CNN) Boeing says it has finished the development of a software fix to its troubled 737 Max, in a statement released Thursday. The plane maker says it has flown the aircraft with the updated software on 207 flights for more than 360 hours. This is the next step in what Boeing hopes will result in the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the plane to resume commercial service. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Cuban regulator says Air Cubana Boeing 737 crash was due to pilot error

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On May 2018, a Boeing 737 from Air Cubana plunged into the fields of South Havana shortly after taking off from Havana International Airport. 112 people were killed in the fatal crash. One passenger survived with critical injuries. There were initially four survivors, but three died at a local hospital later. All passengers on board were Cuban, except the crew, who were all Mexicans. The 39-year old plan was wet-leased from the little-known Mexican leasing company Damojh.… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

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Like many technologies built in earlier decades, the ILS was never designed to be secure from hacking. Radio signals, for instance, aren’t encrypted or authenticated. Using a $600 software defined radio, the researchers can spoof airport signals in a way that causes a pilot’s navigation instruments to falsely indicate a plane is off course. (arstechnica.com) More...

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Crashed Superjet's pitch fluctuated before fatal touchdown

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Russian investigators have disclosed that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 involved in a fatal accident at Moscow Sheremetyevo was 1.6t over its maximum landing weight, and experienced two impacts in excess of 5g as it bounced on landing. The Interstate Aviation Committee says it has completed an initial analysis of information from the flight-data recorder retrieved from the Aeroflot jet after the 5 May event. Investigators have revealed that the crew received windshear warnings on approach and that the… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Irkut MC-21-300 makes first flight with a full passenger cabin

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The third MC-21-300 prototype (MSN 73054) made its maiden flight in March this year and it is easily distinguishable from the other two test aircraft with its corporate color scheme featuring a big ‘003’ located in the rear fuselage. The MSN 73054 is the first prototype fitted with a passenger cabin. The manufacturer will display the aircraft at the MAKS-2019 Air Show in Moscow this year. The arrival of the third test aircraft will accelerate the certification campaign of the Irkut's MC-21.… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Audio reveals pilots angrily confronting Boeing about 737 Max feature before second deadly crash

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Just months before a second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max airplane, American Airlines pilots angrily confronted Boeing. (amp.cnn.com) More...

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Report: Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

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A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes. The report Friday indicated that human error could be an important factor in the May 5 crash of the Aeroflot SSJ100 at Moscow's Shermetyevo airport. (www.msn.com) More...

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Ryanair Surpasses New Safety Standards For Flight Tracking With GlobalBeacon

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Ryanair, Europe’s favorite low fares airline, today announced the deployment of GlobalBeacon, a live flight monitoring platform that combines FlightAware’s data processing capabilities and web-interface with global flight tracking coverage from AireonSM. (flightaware.com) More...

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5 dead, 10 hospitalized, 1 missing after midair collision over Alaska

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Five people have been killed and 10 have been hospitalized after two aircraft collided in midair over Alaska. The collision took place in Coon Cove, Alaska, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de-Havilland Otter DHC-3 "collided in mid-air under unknown circumstances," the FAA told media. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Airlines urge regulators not to compete on safety after Boeing crisis

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Global airlines urged regulators on Friday not to compete over setting new safety rules, after two crashes led to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX and raised questions about the international influence of the U.S. aviation authority. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

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Contained in the FAA reauthorization bill currently speeding its way through Congress is a little noticed provision that would change the charter game completely. The new provision would effectively allow private pilots to post ride share notices online, which would in theory open up the market to companies wanting to enlist pilots in a money making endeavor. FAA reauthorization is expected to zip through both chambers as early as next week. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) More...

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Iberia Express to take 232-seat A321neos

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IAG is to place four Airbus A321neos with its Spanish spin-off arm Iberia Express, deploying the twinjets with the carrier from April next year. Iberia Express already has four conventional A321s, part of a fleet which also includes 18 A320s. It says the re-engined aircraft will be configured with 232 seats, in a mix of business- and economy-class cabins.Iberia Express will fit the Recaro SL3510 seat in its economy section, while the business cabin will have the Collins Aerospace Pinnacle. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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US Department of Transportation orders the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela

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The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country. In a letter to the Transportation Department requesting the halt, the Department of Homeland Security said “conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew travelling to or from that country.” (www.airlive.net) More...

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