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FAA Certifies 777 Folding Wing »

The FAA has certified the folding wingtips that Boeing has installed on its Boeing 777X, the latest iteration of its long-haul stalwart. More

Pilot Shortage: Emirates Parking 18 Percent Of Fleet »

Although the pilot shortage has mainly manifested in regional flight cancellations in the U.S., the largest Persian Gulf carrier, Emirates, is reportedly ready to park 18 percent of its fleet. More

Next Generation Tiltrotor Hits Cruise »

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft hit its full cruise configuration for the first time May 11 and is expected to be flying farther and faster through the rest of the summer. More

Chinese Commercial Space Companies Emerge »

The U.S. commercial space industry got increased competition from an unexpected source on Saturday when a Chinese company launched its first private rocket. More

One Aviation Wants To Resume EA550 Production »

The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that One Aviation has attracted new investors, wants to resume building airplanes and is offering to pay most of its back rent to the City of Albuquerque as part of its restructuring process. More

737 Crashes In Havana (Updated) »

Cuban authorities have confirmed 110 of 113 people died in the crash of a 40-year-old Boeing 737-201 in Havana, Cuba Friday. More

FAA Allows ASTM Standards For Part 23 Compliance »

The FAA has announced its acceptance of 30 published ASTM International consensus standards for certification of normal category Part 23 airplanes. The new Means of Compliance (MOC) are, according to the FAA, “an acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance to the applicable regulations in Part 23 [and] provide at least the same level of safety as the corresponding requirements.” More

Flight Commemorates 100 Years Of Airmail »

Pilots Addison Pemberton, Jeff Hamilton and Ben Scott are marking the centennial anniversary of the U.S. airmail service by flying three vintage Stearman Speedmail biplanes along Contract Air Mail Route 8 from San Diego to Seattle. The airplanes, all of which were built in the early 1930s, are three of only seven Speedmails still flying. More

FAA Issues New Doors-Off Flight Rules »

The FAA is once again allowing doors-off operations on commercial flights carrying passengers as long as passenger restraint systems comply with its newly published rules. The administration issued an order prohibiting doors-off flights last March after a helicopter conducting a sight-seeing flight crashed into New York City’s East River, killing all five passengers onboard. More

Vietnam Exhibit To Open At Museum Of Flight »

A new exhibit about the air war in Southeast Asia, "Vietnam Divided,” will open at Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Memorial Day weekend. The exhibit will be a permanent addition to the main gallery, with displays that focus on the years 1955 to 1975. More