Volume 26, Number 25c
June 21, 2019
MAX Hearing Focuses On Training, Trust
Better training protocols must be in place and both public and industry trust regained before the Boeing 737 MAX can return to use, industry stakeholders told the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation during a hearing on the status of the 737 MAX on Wednesday. According to subcommittee Chairman[…]   Read this article
Consumer Choice May Extend To Airliners
It’s interesting to watch the thrust and parry that goes on at events like the Paris Air Show because there is no industry I can think of that is more detached from its customers. I would wager that about 90% of the millions of people who board airliners every day[…]   Read this article
Paris Air Show: Siemens Sells Electric Propulsion Business
Siemens signed an agreement to sell its eAircraft unit to Rolls-Royce at the Paris Airshow in Le Bourget, France, on Tuesday. Siemens eAircraft, which develops electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the aerospace industry, has facilities in Germany and Hungary and employees approximately 180 people. Siemens reports that it has[…]   Read this article
CubCrafters Opens New Completion Center
CubCrafters is building out its house. Because a good portion of the 100 aircraft the Yakima, Washington-based manufacturer plans to build in 2019 are experimental versions as part of its Factory eXperimental builder-assistance program, it needed an extra 11,000 square feet of floor space, which it now has. The company[…] Read this article

Paris Air Show: Airbus Introduces A321XLR
Airbus unveiled the latest version of its single-aisle A321neo passenger jet, the A321XLR, at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, on Monday. The A321XLR (eXtra Long Range) will have a range of up to 4,700 NM, a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 101 metric tons and, according to[…] Read this article

FAA To Propose New Rules For Supersonic Aircraft
FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell has announced that the FAA will soon be publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) designed to streamline regulatory procedures for obtaining FAA approval to test supersonic aircraft. According to Elwell, the NPRM will ensure that companies with supersonic aircraft projects currently under development have[…] Read this article

NASA Electric X-Plane Reaches Development Milestones
NASA’s all-electric X-plane has made significant progress toward its stated goal of “demonstrating innovative technology through electric-powered experimental flight,” the agency announced on Thursday. The X-57 Maxwell, a modified Tecnam P2006T, has been undergoing a series of phased modifications (“Mods”) in preparation for its first flight and eventual use as[…] 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