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Horizon Q400 crashes after being stolen by airline employee
A Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 turboprop crashed near Tacoma, Washington, around 1.5 hr after it was stolen by an airline employee.
Boeing: 737 production problems could cause delivery delays 
Boeing continues to experience 737 production issues as cumulative problems with late and incomplete fuselages, a shortage of skilled mechanics, and the late arrival of CFM engines impact deliveries, which are not expected to recover until year-end, the company said.
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Airbus, Boeing gain more than 960 aircraft orders at Farnborough
The world’s commercial aircraft duopoly once again scored big at an otherwise lackluster Farnborough Air Show with Airbus and Boeing announcing firm net orders and commitments for more than 960 aircraft, valued at $160 billion at list prices.
Volga, GECAS among freighter buyers as cargo market rebounds
Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding inked a deal with Boeing, firming an order for five 747-8Fs and covering an LOI for 29 777Fs.
Embraer sees more products & markets via Boeing JV
The prospective partnership between Boeing and Embraer will spawn new aircraft models and could be approved months sooner than earlier reports have suggested, Embraer executives said.
US program will monitor responses to sonic booms 
NASA is planning to fly a low-boom supersonic demonstrator over selected areas of the US to collect information on public acceptance of the noise.
Former FAA head warns Hard Brexit will be ‘big problem’ for UK and US 
The UK government urgently needs to hammer out a withdrawal agreement from the European Union to avoid massive disruption to the aerospace industry on both sides of the Atlantic, former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said at the AIAA Aviation conference in Atlanta.
Boeing shows hypersonic airliner concept 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes has unveiled a concept vehicle for an airliner capable of crossing the Atlantic in two hours, or the Pacific in three.
Airbus-Rolls UltraFan demonstrator to fly on 747 testbed 
Further details are emerging of Rolls-Royce’s plan to flight test the company’s UltraFan future commercial engine technology demonstrator with Airbus as part of a wider strategy that targets entry-into-service from the mid-2020s.
Boeing 787 equipped with Trent 1000 TEN engines
Rolls engine blade fault severely curtails 787 ETOPS 
Significantly reduced ETOPS and performance limits plus a new set of mandatory inspections for operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C-powered Boeing 787s are set to cause further disruption to a fleet already under strain from earlier problems and replacements.
Pratt: GTF knife edge seal design fix cost $50 million 
Pratt & Whitney aims to complete re-delivery to Airbus of the last of 55 rectified PW1100G geared turbofans affected by the recent knife edge seal issue by the end of April, but acknowledges the problem has cost the engine maker $50 million.
Boeing completes 737 MAX 7 first flight 
Boeing test pilots completed a 3-hour, 10 min. first flight of the 737-7, the third and smallest member of the 737 MAX family, when the aircraft landed at Boeing Field, Seattle, on March 16.
GE Aviation’s GE9X engine begins flight tests 
GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine, which will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft, completed its first flight test under the wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California.
SINGAPORE: ATR downplays re-engining option 
ATR is focused on continuous improvements of its ATR42/72 turboprops rather than on more expensive options such as re-engining and stretches.
Boeing 737 MAX 10
SINGAPORE: Boeing firms 737 MAX 10 design 
Boeing has firmed configuration of the 230-seat stretch of the 737 MAX family of narrowbodies, the MAX 10, which was launched at the Paris Air Show in June.
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Aug 11, 2018
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Extraordinary professionalism of Seattle air traffic controllers

There are lots of questions to be answered about Friday night’s bizarre incident in Seattle when a Horizon Air employee stole and crashed a Q400, but for now let’s acknowledge the incredible job done by the Air National Guard pilots and the air traffic controllers who handled the situation....More
Aug 1, 2018
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Is Lego a clever or grating idea for an inflight safety video?

Turkish Airlines has released its new safety video and it’s been done in collaboration with Lego. It’s certainly cute, but does it do the job?...More
Jul 24, 2018
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Are lower load factors part of the network carrier product?

An interesting discussion point emerged from the Farnborough Air Show, when Boeing VP-commercial marketing Randy Tinseth said lower load factors are a service expectation when passengers travel on legacy carriers....More

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