Volume 27, Number 2c, January 10, 2020
Tehran 737 Crash: Investigators Consider Missile Attack
Ukrainian investigators said Wednesday that they were considering an antiaircraft missile attack or terrorist action as the cause of Tuesday night’s crash of a Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehran. The Boeing 737-800 was enroute from Tehran to Kyiv when it crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 176 people aboard.[…]   Read this article
Garmin Introduces Next-Generation Navigators
Garmin introduced its new GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi all-in-one touchscreen navigators on Wednesday. The GTN 650Xi and 750Xi are Garmin’s fourth-generation GPS/Nav/Comms and feature faster map rendering and smoother panning than their predecessors along with an ultra-high-resolution display and wide viewing angle. They were designed as slide-in upgrades to[…]   Read this article
Texas Aircraft Delivers First Colt
Texas Aircraft Manufacturing announced that it has delivered its first Colt-SL S-LSA. The aircraft went to University of Florida nuclear engineering student Richard Youschak of Gainesville, Florida, and featured a University of Florida “Gator”-inspired orange and blue paint scheme. Texas Aircraft introduced the Colt at AirVenture 2019. “I cannot express[…] Read this article

Alpha Electro: One Fish, Small Pond
For all the blather about electric airplanes, you’d think by now there would be at least three or four to pick from and compare. But no, except for electric motorgliders, there’s only one commercially available electric airplane, Pipistrel’s Alpha Electro. Despite the lack of a refined regulatory framework, Pipistrel is[…] Read this article

176 Killed In 737-800 Crash (Updated)
All 167 passengers and nine crew members onboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 were killed when the Boeing 737-800 NG crashed near the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred just after the aircraft departed from Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) for Boryspil International Airport (KBP) in[…] Read this article

Airbus Expanding U.S. A320 Production
Airbus has announced that it will increase the production rate for its A320 family from four to seven aircraft per month at the company’s Mobile, Alabama, manufacturing facility by the beginning of 2021. To support both the production increase along and continued recruiting efforts for the A220 manufacturing team, Airbus[…] Read this article