Boeing remains confident that it will not have to cut its 777 production rate as part of the transition to the 777X and maintains that overall demand for its commercial aircraft line continues to be rock-solid, dismissing unevenness that saw first-half orders lag behind deliveries.
Airbus, aiming to become a “major” player in A350 aftermarket support, is poised to announce its first long-term agreement with an A350 customer and is in talks with several more, a company executive said.
Europe’s aviation regulations may expand to cover ground handling service providers and could permit countries to pool resources for highly technical tasks like certification and continued airworthiness, a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opinion on how its rules should evolve suggests.
Southwest Airlines is investigating why a required inspection interval in its routine maintenance program was left out of its maintenance tracking system, causing it to miss deadlines for checking backup hydraulic systems on 128 Boeing 737s.
FAA’s $15.83 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) seeks to patch holes created by chronic under-investment and the 2013 sequestration while funding what the agency calls a “continued, but measured” path forward.
The search for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) is set to accelerate in the coming days, as a third vessel transitions from survey work to searching the vast seafloor area that has been mapped out and surveyed, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said.
The US, working to track down passengers on one flight that included a person who tested positive for Ebola, will pressure counterparts in several countries to step up efforts to help mitigate the outbreak’s reach, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
FAA’s Chicago En Route Center came back online early Monday morning, ending a 17-day outage that required creative approaches such as the use of adjacent facilities to maintain traffic flow and led FAA to stand up a review of air traffic center interruption-contingency plans.
Etihad Airways has debuted its first Boeing 787 Saturday in its just-introduced new livery and confirmed plans to deploy the type on six routes linking its Abu Dhabi hub and three continents by mid-2015.
Flights into FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) airspace were moving at a “reduced rate” early Friday afternoon as the agency, airlines, and area airports coped with the en-route center’s closing following an early morning incident.
Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.
The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Wednesday....More
FAA is stuck in “a vicious cycle” of deploying new air traffic control (ATC) technology so slowly that it becomes outdated by the time the technology is actually in use, NATCA president Paul Rinaldi said Aug. 24....More
GE Aviation and CFM International, the GE/Snecma joint venture, appeared to be the winners among aircraft engine manufacturers at the Farnborough Airshow in terms of quantity and value of orders, though Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce also secured significant engine orders during the event....More