FAA Posts Updated MAX Training Requirements >>

FAA Posts Updated MAX Training Requirements

The FAA has posted a draft report from the Boeing 737 MAX Flight Standardization Board (FSB) covering updated pilot training requirements for the aircraft. The draft adds the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) to the list of areas which must receive special emphasis during ground training, but does not require flight simulator training for the system.

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NTSB Investigating American Airlines Wing Strike >>

NTSB Investigating American Airlines Wing Strike

The NTSB announced on Wednesday that it is investigating an accident involving an American Airlines A321 that hit a runway distance marker during its takeoff roll at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on April 10, 2019. One of the pilots reported experiencing an uncontrolled 45-degree bank as the aircraft rotated.

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Embraer E195-E2 Certificated >>

Embraer E195-E2 Certificated

Embraer received type certificates for the updated version of its E195 passenger jet from the FAA, EASA and Brazilian regulatory authority ANAC on Monday. The E195-E2, which has a maximum takeoff weight of 135,585 pounds, is the largest aircraft ever manufactured by Embraer.

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Milaca To Host New STOL Competition >>

The airshow season is about fast-moving, rapidly gyrating aircraft. For some, it's about witnessing a watchmaker's level of finesse required to land on a dime and stop in one fuselage... More

SpaceX Lands But Dunks A Booster >>

SpaceX's successful first commercial mission came off almost without a hitch last week. Almost. Despite landing safely on a drone ship off the Florida coast, one of the three boosters was lost... More

Aero Has Record Attendance >>

Following the trend at other aviation trade shows, attendance at last week's Aero exhibition was up slightly over the previous year, according to show organizers. And a record 757 exhibitors... More

International Committee To Review MAX >>

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the safety certification of the Boeing 737 MAX will be reviewed by an international committee, a large group of representatives from most of the major... More

Stratolaunch Flies >>

The world's largest airplane took its first flight early Saturday. The Stratolaunch, a six-engine, twin-fuselage behemoth with a 385-foot wingspan, took off from Mojave after years in... More

 

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The Pilot's Lounge #145: Tossing Flying Club Deadwood

The Pilot's Lounge #145: Tossing Flying Club Deadwood >>

Losing a pilot friend to a crash and thinking to yourself that “I saw this coming” and not having done all that you could to prevent the crash is one of the most horrible feelings you'll ever have in aviation. I know. I've been... More

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Pacific Sky Aviation Implements Britannica's Fox Training Management System in Record Time

Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. (Pacific Sky), the British Columbia-based flight school, has implemented the Fox Training Management System by Britannica Knowledge Systems in the record-breaking time of three weeks.

UK aviation firms 'coping with Brexit uncertainty'

British aviation firms were given a welcome boost at an international exhibition. A delegation from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) attended Aero 2019 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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