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ITC Hears Boeing-Bombardier Opening Arguments »

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) heard opening arguments this week in Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier for allegedly dumping the narrow-body C Series jets on the U.S. market below cost. To win, Boeing will have to convince the Commission that it will suffer a material economic injury as a result of Bombardier’s pricing. More

Boeing Unveils Refueling Drone »

Boeing Phantom Works took the cover off its refueling-drone project on Tuesday, revealing for the first time its entry in the U.S. Navy’s competition. The MQ-25 drone is designed to extend the combat range of fighter jets such as the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler and Lockheed Martin F-35C, which are deployed from aircraft carriers. The drone will also have to seamlessly integrate with a carrier’s catapult and launch and recovery systems. More

Stratolaunch Takes First Steps »

After first putting weight on wheels this spring, the Stratolaunch completed its first taxi tests over the weekend—steering from the cockpit and moving under its own power. More

Congressman Wants CVR Saved In Close Calls »

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is pushing to get cockpit voice recorder (CVR) data saved after a string of air carrier close calls at SFO this year. DeSaulnier’s district is close to San Francisco International, where an Air Canada A320 on approach to 28R lined up on a parallel taxiway in July. More

Passengers Freed Themselves From Crash Plane »

After their plane crashed in the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan passengers aboard a West Wind Aviation ATR 42 spent about a half hour freeing themselves from the wreckage as local police and volunteers mustered a rescue effort. More

Pentagon Office Investigates UFOs »

A shadowy office deep in the Pentagon that investigates unexplained encounters by military aircraft with flying objects continues to operate even though its mandate was officially ended five years ago, according to The New York Times. More

Power Restored at ATL (Updated) »

Airlines were reportedly using emergency exit slides to deplane passengers stuck on the ramp at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Sunday as a prolonged power outage cut electricity to most of the sprawling terminal and support facilities. More

Engine Start For That's All Brother »

A piece of aviation history roared to life for the first time in a decade last week in an important milestone toward first flight. Crews at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh started the No. 1 engine in That’s All Brother, the C-47 that led 800 other aircraft in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. More

Drone Has No Control Surfaces »

BAE Systems and the University of Manchester have flown a stealthy drone that has no movable control surfaces and therefore does not change shape at all in flight. More

Fairbanks Pilot Faces Possible Jail Time »

The pilot of a Ryan Navion has been criminally indicted by a federal jury in Alaska in relation to the crash of a Ryan Navion that killed one person and injured him and two others in 2014. More