Volume 27, Number 3a, January 13, 2020
 
 
FAA Proposes Second Fine On Boeing Over Faulty Slat Tracks
The FAA is proposing a $5.4 million civil penalty against Boeing in addition to the $3.9 million fine it’s already […]   Read this article
Have We Reached Min MAX? Or Is It Max MAX?
Hardly a week goes by without another shocking revelation about the Boeing MAX. Here's hoping it will stop soon while knowing it won't.   Read this article
Cirrus Vision Jet G2 Flight Trial
For 2020, the Cirrus Vision Jet has a few sizable changes including RVSM compliance for a 31,000-foot operating ceiling, increased payload, a 1200-mile max range, Safe Return Emergency Autoland (which is currently being certified and to be standard equipment), plus autothrottle. Here's a video report on the airplane. Read this article




Iran Admits To Shooting Down Airliner
Iran has admitted its forces downed a Ukrainian International Airlines aircraft on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board. “Armed Forces’ […] Read this article




Boeing Releases MAX Emails
More than one hundred pages of internal Boeing communications related to the design and certification of the grounded 737 MAX […] Read this article




Delta 757s In Runway Incursion
The FAA is investigating a runway incursion at JFK involving two Delta Boeing 757s, one of which was reportedly well […] Read this article




Radio Rant To Controller Prompts Fine, Suspension
A private helicopter pilot in the U.K. has been penalized about $2,000 and has had his pilot license suspended since […] Read this article




Poll: How Has ADS-B Worked Out So Far?
Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community. Share your opinion by participating in our current poll. Read this article




USAF Test Pilot And Aviation Writer Walter Boyne Passes Away
U.S. Air Force test pilot, aviation writer and historian Col. Walter J. Boyne passed away on Thursday at the age […] Read this article




Top Letters And Comments, January 10, 2020
This week's letters brought comments from readers about hand propping aircraft, AVweb's recent ADS-B video, and unexplained drone swarms in Colorado. Read this article