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Sean Broderick

Aviation Week
Boeing faces fine for installing faulty 737 parts
Boeing faces a $4 million fine for failing to ensure a supplier was delivering airworthy 737 slat tracks and then not rejecting them once the issue came to light.
Dirty RAT prompts A380 inspections
Airbus A380 operators face repetitive inspections of ram air turbines (RATs) to ensure water is not accumulating in the gearbox, where it could freeze and prevent the backup power-generation system from working when needed.
GE Aviation calls for GE90 stator swaps after JAL engine failure 
GE Aviation is recommending operators of GE90-115B engines install re-designed stator vane segments to prevent wear and potential cracking that investigators determined was behind a 2017 Japan Airlines (JAL) engine failure, a Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) report on the incident revealed.
Rendering of A321XLR in United Airlines’ livery
United Airlines orders A321XLRs for transatlantic expansion 
United Airlines has ordered 50 Airbus A321XLRs to replace Boeing 757s and possibly launch more long-range, thin intercontinental routes, the airline said late Dec. 3.
MTU Aero Engines forecasts strong 2020 
Munich-based MTU Aero Engines is projecting high-single-digit increases in its key commercial engine production and MRO segments in 2020, continuing current-year trends that point to steady new-production and aftermarket services demand.
FAA will take over issuing Boeing MAX airworthiness certificates 
FAA will take over issuing airworthiness and export certificates for the hundreds of undelivered Boeing 737 MAXs once the agency permits the aircraft’s return to service.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN, 7000 air seals face new inspections 
Operators of the latest Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 variant, as well as the Trent 7000, face new inspections following word from the manufacturer of cracked air seals on out-of-service engines.
Boeing rolls out 737 MAX 10 
Boeing rolled out the 737 MAX 10 at an employee-only event in Renton, Washington, on Nov. 21, as the company attempts to slow the momentum of the Airbus A321neo.
Investigators unable to explain Trent 700 panel failures 
Investigators were not able to pinpoint the cause of four Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine inlet cowling panel failures, but regulators and the manufacturer are confident that changes, including a new design and reduced in-service inspection intervals, have sufficiently mitigated risks.
Dubai Airshow 2019: FAA still to determine MAX training requirements 
The FAA is leaving the door open for mandatory simulator sessions as a condition for pilots to return to flying the Boeing 737 MAX, the agency’s top official acknowledged.
Rendering of 737 MAX 8 in FlyArystan livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: Boeing wins 50 MAX, three 787 commitments 
Boeing’s MAX sales resurgence continued on the third day of the Dubai Airshow as the company announced a commitment from Air Astana for 30 MAXs and finalized a firm order behind the scenes for 20 more, ATW confirmed.
Dubai Airshow 2019: De Havilland commits to 14 more Dash 8-400s
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, continuing its strong showing at the Dubai Airshow, unveiled commitments for 14 more Dash 8-400s on Nov. 19, pushing its show total to 37 and filling more gaps in its near-term production skyline.
Ethiopian Q400
Dubai Airshow 2019: Lessor Palma Holding inks MOU for 20 Dash 8-400s
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, emerging as a surprise star of the Dubai Airshow, landed a tentative agreement from Dubai-based Palma Holding Ltd. for 20 Dash 8-400s on Nov. 18, adding to a three-aircraft firm order unveiled on the eve of the show.
FAA AD expands CF34 fuel control system checks 
Operators of the GE CF34-8C-powered fleet, made up of larger Bombardier CRJs, face expanded inspections of engine fuel control system components following the FAA’s mandate of GE recommendations that target reducing in-service fire risk.
Dubai Airshow 2019: Dickson: ‘Key’ MAX certification issues emerge
The unprecedented and ongoing examination of aircraft certification, triggered by the two Boeing 737 MAX accidents, has identified several areas that must change to improve outcomes, FAA administrator Steve Dickson said.
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