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BEA: 2018 A330 ground collision highlights taxiway safety loopholes 
The ground collision between two Airbus A330s in October 2018 at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport could have left one of them taking off with damaged tailcone and horizontal stabilizer, if it were not for the vigilance of a towing vehicle driver, according to an investigation report by the French BEA.
Eurocontrol: MAX grounding impeding traffic growth
The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is having a modest but “not insignificant” impact on air traffic in Europe, according to Eurocontrol.
Eurocontrol: MAX grounding impeding traffic growth
The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is having a modest but “not insignificant” impact on air traffic in Europe, according to Eurocontrol.
UK NATS, Eurocontrol begin arrival management at Gatwick
UK air navigation service provider NATS and Eurocontrol have begun cross-border arrival management (XMAN) operations at London Gatwick Airport, a move aimed at streamlining inbound traffic and saving fuel.
Orolia to offer new-generation distress transmitter in 2020 
Positioning, navigation and timing equipment manufacturer Orolia is targeting the end of 2020 for the first delivery of its new-generation survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
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Spain’s Volotea selected by Airbus to run corporate shuttle 
Spanish LCC Volotea has been awarded a five-year contract by Airbus to operate twice-daily return flights between the airframer’s main production sites in Toulouse and Hamburg.
Spanish LCC Volotea continues growth plan 
Volotea—a Barcelona-based LCC specializing in point-to-point service between Europe’s secondary cities—is sticking to its plan for growth over the coming years, after a summer deemed satisfactory in load factor and regularity.
CFM sustains LEAP-1B production despite MAX impact 
CFM International is maintaining LEAP-1B engine production at its current level despite the financial impact of the Boeing 737 MAX situation.
French air traffic control failure causes major flight delays 
An IT system outage at French air navigation service provider DSNA on Sept. 1 caused major delays at airports in France and neighboring countries.
BEA: Air France A340 abnormal takeoffs caused by pilot input 
In an investigation report that effectively highlights the value of flight data monitoring, the French Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) has determined that some abnormally long Airbus A340-300 takeoffs from Bogota El Dorado International Airport in Colombia were the result of improper pilot practices.
Universal Avionics aims for A320 enhanced flight vision retrofits 
Universal Avionics is developing a supplemental type certificate (STC) for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) on the Airbus A320, paving the way for operators to retrofit aircraft with a technology that enables low-visibility landings.
Bids for Paris airport could face referendum 
The French government sees selling all or part of its 50.6% stake in Paris airports as a way to help reduce public debt and fund technical innovation.
Ryanair to introduce pilots to flight replay tablet app 
Ireland’s Ryanair has signed up with CEFA Aviation for a flight replay app that its pilots will be able to use in the cockpit once the aircraft is parked.
BEA begins new search for key fragment in Air France A380 engine failure 
French air accident investigation bureau BEA is gearing up for a new search phase in Greenland, still hoping to find a key fragment of the Air France Airbus A380 engine that lost its fan in flight on Sept. 30, 2017.
French group predicts rise in certification costs after MAX crisis 
Officials from French aerospace industry association GIFAS are predicting the ongoing safety crisis around the Boeing 737 MAX will cause certification costs to increase.
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ATW On-Location
Nov 12, 2019

The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine

There is no equal. There is only one. The commercial jet engine in a league of its own. Powered by an industry-first geared architecture – and more than 40 other groundbreaking innovations – the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ is unlike any engine that’s come before it....More
Blogs & Commentary
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More
Oct 30, 2019

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX crashes today and yesterday, these hearings were necessary, and the questions posed by lawmakers were fair if often tough....More
Oct 28, 2019

Value for emissions ​

Just as value for money is a priority for airline customers, could ‘value for emissions’ be a better way of balancing the environmental – and economic - impact of aviation....More

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