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A320 Slides Off Taxiway In Boston »

A JetBlue Airbus A320 slid off a taxiway shortly after landing on Runway 27 at Boston’s Logan Airport, at about 7:20 p.m. on Monday night, the FAA has reported. No one was hurt, and all the passengers were evacuated via airstairs. The flight had originated in Savannah, Georgia. Passengers who spoke to the media said the airplane had landed straight but then started to slide and spin while taxiing, and ended up in a snowbank. More

Textbook Ditching Near Miami »

An unidentified banner pilot starred in what could become an instructional video on how to ditch an airplane when his Piper Pawnee had engine trouble in the Biscayne Bay near Miami last Friday. More

China Flies Biggest Amphib »

China flew the world’s largest amphibious flying boat Sunday in a move that might intensify tensions in the disputed South China Sea. More

Twin Crash Kills Five »

Five people died in the crash of a Cessna 340 at Bartow Airport in Florida after the aircraft took off in dense fog early Sunday. More

Brazil Blocks Embraer Takeover »

The president of Brazil says his government will exercise its veto power to block the transfer of control of Embraer to Boeing. More

Chinese Company Buys Rest Of Diamond »

Austrian-based Diamond Aircraft Group has been acquired by the Chinese company that purchased Diamond’s North American operations last year. More

Airline Grounded After Crash »

The Canadian government has suspended the operating certificate of West Wind Airlines after the crash of one of its ATR 42 airliners near a remote Saskatchewan airport that injured 25 people. More

NORSEE Approval For Levil’s BOM »

The FAA has approved Levil Aviation’s Broadcasting Outer Module (BOM) avionics pod for installation on certified aircraft as a secondary source of flight data under the Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment program. The BOM is a fully wireless avionics system; its battery is charged by a slipstream-powered generator and it transmits flight data to the pilot’s tablet via Wi-Fi connection. More

Air Force Replaces Thunderbirds CO »

Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, the Thunderbirds operations officer for the 2016 and 2017 show seasons, will command the squadron as Thunderbird No. 1 for the 2018 season. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Commander of the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, removed Walsh’s predecessor, Lt. Col. Jason Heard, in November after losing confidence in Heard’s “risk management style.” More

Boeing, Embraer Discuss “Combination” »

Boeing and Embraer confirmed on Thursday they are “engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination, the basis of which remains under discussion.” The brief statement was released after the Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing was in takeover talks with the Brazilian company. A merger would expand Boeing’s presence in the regional jet market and help it compete with a recent effort by Airbus to take over Bombardier, according to the Journal. More