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14
Oct

Approach certification in a holistic, integrated aircraft-level way says; IFA

Recommendation 6 of the FAA-commissioned 'Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System by JATR’, released 11th October, was for a more ‘holistic, integrated aircraft-level approach’ to aircraft certification.  
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10
Oct

First All-Electric Experimental Aircraft delivered to NASA

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell, the agency’s first all-electric X-plane and first crewed X-planed in two decades, is delivered to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, in its Mod II configuration.
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08
Oct

Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World

Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer, the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first wide-bodied plane was originally intended as a stopgap to Boeing's now-abandoned supersonic jet. This is the remarkable untold story of the jumbo, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits to...
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08
Oct

Torqued: Congress’s Role in the Boeing 737 Max Accidents Needs a Look

I’m thinking a lot about what happened with the Boeing 737 Max. For one thing, 346 people died in two crashes less than six months apart in almost brand-new aircraft. For another, the crashes have led to the six-month—and growing—worldwide grounding of the aircraft. As far as I can recall, this is the longest grounding of a major aircraft type. It is critical...
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03
Oct

Airworthiness has limits – GA-8 Crash

A key issue for the investigation into this tragic accident, which killed 9, will be whether the aircraft broke up in flight because the aircraft’s loading or flying exceeded the type’s certified limits.
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02
Oct

FAA Aviation MX Human Factors Quarterly Newsletter

FAA Aviation MX Human Factors Quarterly Click here  – September Edition The September edition of the FAA MX Fatigue news letter this quarter includes: WHAT AVIATION LEADERS CAN DO TO FIX SAFETY AND QUALITY PROBLEMS – Dr. Marc Szepan Four leadership best practices – the Four A’s – for fixing safety and quality problems. HOW DOES A GOLDEN BOLT REDUCE FOD?...
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30
Sep

ICAO Assembly Meeting

John Vincent, IFA CEO is currently in Montreal attending the ICAO Assembley meetings, "I am grateful to be accepted as an observer to this important international event in the aviation calendar".
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26
Sep

Cessna 210 Crash – Metal fatigue still an insidious threat

The right wing of the modified Cessna 210 failed in flight, from metal fatigue in the main spar carry-through structure. It’s another example of metal fatigue still being an insidious airworthiness threat, even (especially?) for aircraft types with a long service history.
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26
Sep

CAA UK – P66 License holders may be affected by Brexit

If you are a Licensed Engineer and have an EASA Part-66 Licence issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), be sure to check the guidance on whether you will be eligible to work on European Union (EU) Member State registered aircraft in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 
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23
Sep

FAA Updates on Boeing 737 MAX

Link to the FAA website to read the latest updates as FAA and Technical Experts meet with Safety Regulators to Continue discussions on Boeing 737MAX.
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