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Cracked fan disk from the engine in question.
Fatigue cracking indicated in American 767 engine failure 
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.
Uber releases white paper on small aircraft taxi network 
Ridesharing company Uber has unveiled its vision for Uber Elevate, a network of small vertical-lift aircraft that would move passengers across congested cities faster than cars.
Laminar-flow wings shipped to Airbus for A340 demonstrator 
Major components for Europe’s laminar-flow flight demonstrator have been shipped to Airbus for installation on a modified A340-300, which is scheduled to begin flight tests in 2017.
Support grows for aviation emissions agreement despite opposition 
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.
Analysis: ICAO's Pre-Assembly Emissions Compromise
By allowing countries to ‘volunteer’ for an MBM scheme, ICAO strikes carbon offsetting deal.
ICAO emissions plan ‘not enough', environmentalists say 
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.
Lufthansa signs five-year deal for sustainable ATJ fuel 
sustainable alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel over five years from Gevo, a commitment that allows the renewable chemicals and fuels producer to seek investment to build a commercial-scale refinery.
Europe commits to ICAO’s global carbon-offset program 
The 28-member EU and 16 other European countries have committed to joining ICAO’s global carbon-offsetting program from its outset in 2021.
China, Europe & US in historic accord on aviation emissions 
China, Europe and the US have pledged to join the initial voluntary phases of the carbon-offsetting scheme designed to help international aviation achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth after 2020
Revised text agreed for aviation carbon offset scheme 
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.
Group sees gap in global emissions plan 
An environmental group is warning that the international aviation community’s draft plan to meet its goal of carbon-neutral growth might not slow emissions as much as expected.
The first CSeries to go into operation recently entered service with SWISS.
Bombardier losses on key CSeries sales total $492 million 
Bombardier took a $492 million hit in its second-quarter financials because of deep discounts in CSeries aircraft deals with three airlines, the Canadian company said Friday.
Drone
FAA launches drone safety data initiative 
FAA is chartering an Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) to address issues raised by growing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations.
Airbus pursues autonomous air taxi research project 
Airbus Group has provided a glimpse into its research on air taxis as a solution for growing surface-transport gridlock in the world’s largest cities.
Short-term FAA bill includes UAV detection, mitigation 
The short-term congressional bill extending FAA funding to the end of September 2017 directs the agency to continue opening US airspace to unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs).
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Dec 1, 2016
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Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
Nov 29, 2016
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Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
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