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FAA Adds Boeing 787 jets to Anti-Ice System Concerns

The Federal Aviation Administration has raised new concerns about the anti-ice systems on Boeing 787 jets. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas First A220s Enter Commercial Service

Qantas Airways' new Airbus A220 operated the inaugural Melbourne to Canberra QF1266 service this morning. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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A look at the oldest and one of the few flying MD81

In todays video, we take a look at the oldest still flying McDonnell Douglas MD-81. Based out of Michigan’s Detroit metro airport, Olympia Aviation’s N682RW is currently the only MD81 still in operation. Built at McDonnell Douglas’s Long beach site as Serial number 48006, the 43 year old aircraft was delivered in April 1981. Of the 132 MD81’s built, this was one of the earlier produced, being the 19th to roll off the assembly line. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Boeing Board Blocks Shareholder Push to Bring HQ Back to Seattle

Boeing’s board has killed a longshot shareholder proposal that the company move its headquarters back to Seattle. The proposal was put forward to be voted on this spring at Boeing’s annual general meeting by 83-year-old Walter Ryan, a retired Chicago business owner, corporate gadfly and stock market investor who owns 10,000 shares in the company. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Norway may ground Sikorsky helicopters after deadly crash

OSLO, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Norway on Thursday halted all helicopter traffic to its offshore oil and gas fields after a deadly crash, and said it was considering grounding Sikorsky's S-92A aircraft model while investigating the accident. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Do you know how to fly safely? The 'why' behind airline safety rules | Cruising Altitude

I fly a lot and it always drives me crazy when people aren’t following the safety instructions on planes and it got me thinking: maybe some travelers just don’t know why the rules and guidelines for what to do on airplanes are in place. Regular flyers have heard the safety briefing a thousand times but may never have looked under the hood at the reasons behind every instruction. Two things in particular always stuck out to me: why does it matter if you put your own oxygen mask on before helping… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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American Airlines Pilot Gets Petty Over Radio Phraseology Reprimand

After being reprimanded by an air traffic controller over bad phraseology, an American Airlines pilot became very bitter and petty on frequency. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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How One Tweet Started Fake “Near Miss” Stories

On February 24, a number of aviation social media accounts and news outlets broke a story about a supposedly serious runway incursion at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. They painted the 'incident' as having potentially serious consequences, labeling it as a 'near miss'. It turns out that was far from the truth. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Tool Found At LAX In Qantas Airbus A380 Engine After 1 Month Missing

Australian investigators have disclosed that mechanics found a tool inside a Qantas Airbus A380 engine after it has been missing for a month at LAX. (simpleflying.com) More...


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