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  1. Ivan Leon

    FAA Orders Inspection of Boeing 737 Next Generation Jets After Discovery of 'Structural Cracks'

    Boeing, already having taken a $4.9 billion after-tax charge this year amid the ongoing fallout from two deadly 737 Max crashes, now has problems with a different line of planes. Per CNN, the Federal Aviation Administration is ordering inspections of 737 Next Generation models (737-600...
  2. Ivan Leon

    Boeing 777X Structural Tests suspended after DOOR Blows Off

    Boeing has suspended structural testing of the 777X, after a door reportedly blew off the fuselage. According to Charlie Harger from KOMO News, the aircraft was undergoing its final stages of structural testing when the malfunction occurred. Sources told Harger that the door came flying off...
  3. Ivan Leon

    FAA issues Airworthiness Directive for 787 engine

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a superseding airworthiness directive (AD) for the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This AD replaces a previous one (AD 2018-25-01) released in 2018. The old one required initial and repetitive inspections of...
  4. Jamie McKane

    New Boeing 737 Max flaw is a software issue

    New Boeing 737 Max flaw is a software issue As U.S. government test pilots ran through dozens of flight scenarios on the Boeing Co. 737 Max in recent weeks, a potential failure got their attention. The plane’s flight computer tried to push the aircraft’s nose down repeatedly during a simulator...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Boeing will pay $100 million to families of 737 Max crash victims

    Boeing will pay $100 million to families of 737 Max crash victims Boeing has announced it will start a $100-million fund to help the families and communities of the victims who died in two 737 Max crashes in October last year. Boeing said that these funds will support living expenses of the...
  6. Jamie McKane

    New safety risk discovered on Boeing 737 Max - Changes ordered by FAA

    New safety risk discovered on Boeing 737 Max - Changes ordered by FAA Tests on Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max have revealed a new safety risk unrelated to two fatal crashes that led to the grounding of the aircraft, and U.S. regulators are ordering the company to make additional design changes...
  7. Jamie McKane

    US grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

    US grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes U.S. regulators reversed course Wednesday and grounded Boeing Co.’s top-selling 737 Max family of airliners after evidence emerged showing a flight that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia may have experienced the same problem as a plane that went down five months...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Boeing crisis grows as Singapore and Australia ground 737 Max 8

    Boeing crisis grows as Singapore and Australia ground 737 Max 8 Boeing Co. is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as regulators and airlines from Singapore to Australia move to ground or block the plane following two deadly crashes in five months. A day after U.S...
  9. Jamie McKane

    China grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after fatal crash

    China grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after fatal crash China grounded its fleet of Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 jets after a plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday, escalating the scrutiny on the best-selling model, which has been involved in two deadly accidents in five months...
  10. Newsfeed

    Boeing bets on robot pilots

    Boeing bets on robot pilots Boeing Co. is buying drone pioneer Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., gaining a portfolio of futuristic technology such as unmanned air taxis that may someday navigate city skies for Uber Technologies Inc.
  11. Kevin Lancaster

    Boeing looking into passenger planes without pilots

    Boeing looking into passenger planes without pilots Boeing has started researching commercial-passenger jets which will fly without pilots, according to a report by the Seattle Times.
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Boeing unveils lightweight Starliner spacesuit

    Boeing unveils lightweight Starliner spacesuit Boeing has revealed its new lightweight spacesuit design which provides greater mobility and functionality. The Boeing Blue spacesuit is 40% lighter than previous suits and features touchscreen-friendly gloves.
  13. Ivan Leon

    Aerosucre B727-200F at Puerto Carreno on Dec 20th 2016, overran runway on takeoff

    http://avherald.com/h?article=4a25fb25&opt=0 Video of runway overrun (Video: Aviación Comercial en Colombia): https://youtu.be/2DxOZI-oFCg Another video of the overrun (Video: Las2orillas): https://youtu.be/381RJkT52tw Video of aircraft airborne (Video: Sebastian Salazar H)...
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Boeing develops self-cleaning toilet

    Boeing develops self-cleaning toilet Boeing is pioneering the use of advanced UV light which sanitizes lavatory surfaces.
  15. Ivan Leon

    Boeing to airlines: Flying with batteries in cargo can destroy planes

    Boeing, one of the world's two largest aircraft makers, warned its passenger airline customers on Friday, that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes. The guidance, sent to airlines around the globe, urged that they not carry the...
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    SA air traffic at risk after satellite navigation data deleted

    SA air traffic at risk after satellite navigation data deleted About 70 airports have been removed from one of the world’s leading satellite navigation systems, compromising air traffic safety in South Africa
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    BlackBerry and Boeing to make self-destructing smartphone

    BlackBerry and Boeing to make self-destructing smartphone BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone
  18. Ivan Leon

    Is this Zuma's Nkandla in the sky?

    The luxury Boeing 727-200 that President Jacob Zuma charters when the official presidential jet, Inkwazi, is in for maintenance has gone on sale - allowing the public a look at the lavish interior Zuma enjoys. The Boeing is owned and operated by local company Fortune Air and is being sold by...
  19. Ivan Leon

    Boeing 737-800 Fails 'buffalo crash test' at India's Surat Gujarat Airport

    A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SGK performing flight SG-622 from Surat to Delhi (India) with 140 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Surat Gujarat's runway 04 in darkness at 19:06L (13:36Z) when three stray buffaloes entered the runway. One of the buffaloes...
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    US Military Boeing C17 lands at Kruger Intl Airport

    What a beast! According to the article, they're here for a 'fact-finding tour'.. Article and video @ http://lowvelder.co.za/227465/boeing-c17-lands-kruger-international-airport/
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