WheelTug has begun work to complete development of its electric taxi system after FAA signed off on its certification plan. Aiming for FAA approval on the Boeing 737NG by late 2018, the company is focusing demonstrating benefits to airlines in time savings during pushback.
Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost is developing a modular cabin for widebody freighter aircraft that will provide new types of passenger experience that can generate additional revenue for airlines while making it quicker and easier to change cabins, even between flights.
Evidence of fatigue cracking has been discovered in the fractured high-pressure turbine disk from the GE Aviation CF6 engine that suffered an uncontained failure on an American Airlines Boeing 767-300 a week ago.
Adoption of a global scheme to offset carbon emissions is the key issue facing the ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Industry expects agreement will be reached on the landmark measure, but not without opposition from some countries and several environmental groups.
Political compromises made to achieve consensus on a global carbon-offsetting scheme for international aviation will leave a “gaping hole” in the Paris Agreement to limit the impact of greenhouse-gas emissions on climate change, a coalition of environmental groups say.
Participation in a carbon-offsetting scheme being developed to help aviation achieve carbon-neutral growth initially will be voluntary for states under the proposed text of a resolution to be presented for approval by the ICAO Assembly in October.
Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728....More