Volume 26, Number 25b
June 19, 2019
 
 
Paris Air Show: Boeing Gets Order For 200 MAX Jets
Despite having been grounded since March and a profound lack of recent orders for Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX, good news arrived at the Paris Air Show as the International Airlines Group (IAG) and Boeing announced signing a letter of intent for 200 of the single-aisle jets. IAG is the parent[…]   Read this article
Boeing Apologizes At Paris Air Show
Boeing followed its admission that it made mistakes in the way it handled the 737 MAX crisis with an apology to start the Paris Air Show. Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, said, “We are very sorry for the loss of lives … It is a[…]   Read this article
Pilot Union Defends Ethiopian Pilots, Questions 737 MAX Cert
The head of American Airlines’ pilot unit strenuously defended the pilots of Ethiopian Air 737 MAX that crashed in March and he questioned the certification process in place when the MAX was approved. Allied Pilot Association President Daniel Carey made the remarks in a transcript released ahead of a House[…]   Read this article
Paris Air Show: Future Tech From LEGO
At an airshow typically dominated by military, airline and business-aviation news, you wouldn’t think a mere toy would command much interest. Until, that is, the toy is a three-ton, full-scale X-Wing fighter straight out of Star Wars. According to the toymaker, the X-Wing is 6 feet tall and 30 feet[…] Read this article




Aspen Announces VFR Version Of Evolution E5
Designed for primarily for VFR aircraft, the Aspen Evolution E5 Electronic Flight Instrument has received STC approval for installations without an onboard GPS. That is, it’s meant to be installed with a conventional set of nav/comm radios. The E5 is approved for IFR flight when it’s connected to a TSO’d[…] Read this article




Appareo Aviation Acquires Aerovie
Appareo Aviation, maker of the Stratus ADS-B-ready transponder and Vision 1000 flight-monitoring system, has purchased electronic flight bag (EFB) developer Aerovie. This move will allow Appareo to provide its own EFB and related flight apps for its hardware.  “We were very impressed with the Aerovie team as we worked on[…] Read this article




Most Grounded Tamarack Citations Have New Mods
Tamarack Aerospace Group says most of the Citation 525 series jets equipped with its ATLAS active winglets grounded by AD in May are now fitted with revised hardware. The company—and owners—are awaiting technical reviews from EASA and the FAA to clear the AD and return the airplanes to service. The[…] Read this article




Podcast: Most Grounded Tamarack Jets Now Upgraded
Tamarack Aerospace says most of the Citation 525 series jets equipped with its ATLAS active winglets grounded by AD in May are now fitted with revised hardware. The company—and owners—are awaiting technical reviews from EASA and the FAA to clear the AD and return the airplanes to service. In this[…] Read this article




EFB Dependence
There I was, all strapped in with the engine running, sitting on the ramp at Class B International. I’d flown in a few minutes earlier for a stop, drop and hop, and my passenger was well on his way to the airline terminal for his human mailing tube home. I[…] Read this article




Best of the Web: How To Survive A Tree Landing
How do you survive landing an airplane in a tree? Fly it as slow as it will go and carry three ways to summon help. That worked pretty well for 79-year-old John Gregory of McCall, Idaho. The flight training site flym8.com summarized the crash in this Best of the Web[…] Read this article




General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication,Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear about[…] Read this article