Guy Norris

Aviation Week
E-Thrust Concept
Airbus, SAS agree to study hybrid and electric technology
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has signed a research agreement with Airbus to study hybrid and electric aircraft technology.
Boeing finishes MAX proposed MCAS changes 
Boeing has edged closer to returning the grounded 737 MAX fleet to service by completing development of the proposed package of changes for the aircraft’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) as well as associated simulator and training testing.
GE finishes final GE9X flight tests for Boeing 777X 
Final flight tests of GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine have been completed on the company’s Boeing 747-400 flying testbed ahead of the engine’s first flight this summer on the 777-9, the initial version of the US aircraft manufacturer’s new 777X twinjet series.
Mitsubishi nears new configuration for MRJ70 redesign 
Mitsubishi Aircraft said a stretched redesign of what was formerly dubbed the MRJ70, a regional jet follow-on to the company’s in-development MRJ90, is a “realistic possibility” and expects to release new configuration details over coming weeks.
Boeing chief: MAX return has priority over NMA 
Boeing says returning the 737 MAX safely to service is its first priority and with extra resources being channeled into this effort hinted for the first time this may impact the outline schedule for launching its next proposed airliner project, the new midsize airplane (NMA).
MAX 7 flight test aircraft landing
Boeing completes testing of 737 MAX software upgrade 
Boeing has taken several major steps toward completing upgraded 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law software in recent days, giving the company confidence that it is “making steady progress” in its bid to get the grounded MAX fleet operating again, its top executive said.
CFM checking LEAP engine fleet for Southwest MAX engine failure link 
CFM International is monitoring its LEAP engine fleet for signs of an issue believed to be tied to the March 26 contained engine failure on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 that was being ferried to storage.
Embraer E195-E2 is certified 
Embraer’s E195-E2 has been awarded simultaneous Brazilian, European and US type certification, clearing the way for initial deliveries of the stretched 146-seat airliner to begin early in the second half of the year.
FDR analysis of Ethiopian MAX crash supports vane detachment, incorrect procedures 
As the investigation continues into the causes of last month’s Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX accident, sources close to the probe say flight data recorder (FDR) data firmly supports the supposition that the aircraft’s left angle-of-attack (AOA) sensor vane detached seconds after takeoff and that, contrary to statements from the airline, suggests the crew did not follow all the steps for the correct procedure for a runaway stabilizer.
Boeing: Pilots positive on proposed 737 MAX software changes 
Boeing said pilot feedback on the proposed software changes to the 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law is positive.
Boeing outlines MAX changes to add redundancy, pilot control 
Key changes to the Boeing 737 MAX’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) will incorporate more redundancy into the aircraft’s much-scrutinized flight-control law and give pilots ultimate elevator authority by limiting the degree of nose-down stabilizer command the automated system can trigger.
Boeing quietly unveils 777-9 
Boeing quietly debuted the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family, to employees at an event closed to the media at Everett, Washington, on March 13.
Rolls-Royce pulls out of running to power Boeing NMA 
In a shocking move, Rolls-Royce is withdrawing from the contest to power Boeing’s proposed new midsize airplane (NMA), citing challenges presented by the aircraft’s tight development schedule.
777X business class concept
Boeing unveils flexible 777X cabin design 
Amid preparations for the rollout and first flight of the 777-9, Boeing has unveiled the first details of the all-new interior design for the 777X, which is scheduled to enter service in 2020.
Boeing’s high-capacity 737-8 makes first flight 
Boeing flew the initial high-density seating minor-model derivative of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft for the first time Jan. 13.
Air Transport World

Read the best-read publication for the global airline management community: ATW magazine. View individual articles or download a digital issue (subscription required).  

ATW On-Location

Click here to read event news from ATW On-Location

Blogs & Commentary
Apr 29, 2019

Mr. Muilenburg: please let the investigation teams determine the MAX crash causes

A golden rule of good industry journalism when the publication you work for covers the air transport business is that you never pre-judge the cause of an airliner crash. It is, I believe, something that holds true across the professional air transport industry: Let the investigation take its course and professionals determine the real cause....More
Apr 24, 2019

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was grounded....More
Mar 25, 2019

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More

We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.