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20
May

Air Tanzania Boeing 787 has remained grounded in Malaysia since November 2023

Air Tanzania Boeing 787 has remained grounded in Malaysia since November 2023 By Luke Peters An Air Tanzania Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner that was sent to Malaysia for maintenance in November 2023 remains in the Asian country after corrosion issues were discovered with the aircraft’s two Rolls-Royce engines. According to reports in local media, the aircraft involved (registered 5H-TCJ) has been...
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20
May

MRO: Assessing African Airlines’ Maintenance Paradox

MRO: Assessing African Airlines’ Maintenance Paradox Potential Africa has the greatest potential for growth in the aviation industry of all regions. While the country’s commitment to supporting safe, secure and sustainable air transport across Africa remains unchanged, accelerating the advancement of aviation across the continent is imperative. MRO Africa convened in Addis Ababa by the Chief Executive Officer of African...
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20
May

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Federal Aviation Bill

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Federal Aviation Bill By Hewling Villamizar IFA Comments: The move to 25-hour cockpit voice recorders is good for aviation safety  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a significant federal aviation bill to tackle aviation safety, improve passenger safety and airlines staff alike. The bill also includes airport and air travel infrastructure investments. The bill,...
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20
May

How Generative AI Will Change the Commercial Aviation Industry

How Generative AI Will Change the Commercial Aviation Industry By Ryan Schradin IFA Comments: The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies applied to “airworthiness of equipment across the industry”. It will certainly be interesting to see what companies, like Collins Aerospace develop. As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies mature and make their way into the commercial aviation industry, they could deliver...
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09
May

Wildfire Threat Drives European Firebomber Modernization

Wildfire Threat Drives European Firebomber Modernization By Tony Osborne, Aviation Week Network A wave of orders from Europe looks set to enable the restart of production for one of Canada’s most famous aviation exports. In the coming months, six European countries with financial support from the European Commission (EC) are expected to have finalized contracts for 24 De Havilland Canada...
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09
May

Boeing’s “board now leans towards moving headquarters away from its current location in Arlington, Va., and back to the Seattle area”

Boeing’s “board now leans towards moving headquarters away from its current location in Arlington, Va., and back to the Seattle area” By Shawn Tully, Fortune The most crucial CEO search in decades just took a pivotal turn: David Gitlin exited the race for the top job at the Boeing Co. From this writer’s reporting, Gitlin—chief of heating and ventilation giant Carrier Global and...
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09
May

Aviation Autonomy: Consultation

Aviation Autonomy: Consultation Background The Law Commission has been asked by the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) and Department for Transport (“DfT”) to review the law around autonomous flight, in order to support the safe development of rapidly advancing technology. The three-year review is partly funded by UK Research & Innovation (“UKRI”) through the Future Flight Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK...
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08
May

Joby Progresses to Next Phase of Aircraft Flight Test Program

Joby Progresses to Next Phase of Aircraft Flight Test Program Joby’s two pre-production prototype aircraft completed more than 1,500 flights, spanning a total distance of more than 33,000 miles, over the past four years. Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has successfully completed its pre-production flight test program and...
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08
May

AAIB Report: VA-1X, G-EVTL, on 9 August 2023

AAIB Report: VA-1X, G-EVTL, on 9 August 2023 Report into an accident involving an VA-1X (G-EVTL), which suffered a forced landing following power unit failure, Cotswold Airport (Kemble), Gloucestershire on 9 August 2023 The aircraft was being flown by a remote pilot on a test flight at 30 ft agl when a propeller blade detached from the electric propulsion unit...
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07
May

MIGHTYFLY Receives Industry First FAA Flight Corridor Approval For Large Autonomous Cargo EVTOL

MIGHTYFLY Receives Industry First FAA Flight Corridor Approval For Large Autonomous Cargo EVTOL MIGHTYFLY has received an FAA Flight Corridor Approval To Start A-To-B Flight Testing, The First Large Autonomous Cargo EVTOL Company To Reach This Regulatory Milestone MightyFly, a company developing autonomous cargo aircraft for expedited logistics, announced today that it has become the first large autonomous cargo eVTOL...
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