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Boeing-Embraer Deal Approved »

Boeing and Embraer now have all the approvals they need to move forward with two joint ventures that will change the commercial and perhaps military aircraft market. Boeing will take over 80 percent of the Brazilian company’s passenger plane business and will also take a 49 percent stake in the development of the KC-390 military transport. More

NATCA Sues Federal Government »

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government alleging that NATCA members had been “unlawfully deprived […] of their earned wages without due process” as a result of the partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22. More

Frontier Pilots Ratify New Five-Year Contract »

After almost three years of negotiations, Frontier Airlines and its pilots announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement on Thursday. The contract was agreed upon by Frontier and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which is representing Frontier’s pilots, in November 2018. More

WWII Commemorative Flyover To Be Held In 2020 »

Around 100 vintage warbirds in 24 historically sequenced formations are expected to participate in next year’s second Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, the event planning committee announced this week. The flyover, which is being held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific, will coincide with a ceremony for veterans at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 8, 2020. More

Boeing Reveals Newest Truss-Braced Wing Design »

Boeing has introduced its newest Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept, an ultra-thin, folding wing designed to significantly increase aerodynamic efficiency. The TTBW has a 170-foot wingspan with each wing supported by a truss. More

Helicopter Rescue In Alps »

A French helicopter pilot got the job done in a tight rescue operation in a back country ski area of the Alps on Jan. 2. More

Stolen Herc Wreck Found »

The discovery of a plane wreck at the bottom of the English Channel will likely solve a 50-year-old mystery that some believe the RAF and USAF might rather remain below the surface if local lore is correct. More

FAA Recognizes AET Certification »

ASTM's National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification can now qualify as formal training for issuance of a repairman certificate, according to a recent FAA letter. The letter was sent in response to an October 2018 petition by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). More

Drone Sighting Closes Heathrow Airport »

Flights at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) were temporarily suspended due to a drone sighting on Tuesday evening. The closure occurred just three weeks after Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located about 30 miles south of London, was shut down for approximately 36 hours due to reports of drone activity over the airport. More

Boeing Delivers Record Number Of Jets In 2018 »

Boeing set a new company record for annual deliveries with 806 aircraft delivered in 2018. The company’s previous record was 763 deliveries, set last year. More