Volume 26, Number 49a, December 9, 2019
 
 
Textron Laying Off Hundreds
Textron is laying off 875 people including some in its aviation division and closing some facilities just before Christmas as […]   Read this article
City Of LAX: Hidden Views Revealed
Los Angeles International Airport--LAX--is the third busiest on the planet. Chris Pritchard's superb timelapse film reveals a fascinating backstory.   Read this article
City Of LAX: A Marvel In Timelapse
In this stunning timelapse film, Chris Pritchard expertly reveals the hidden views and complex layers of movement of the world’s […] Read this article




Electric Beaver First Flight Set For Dec. 11
The prototype of what may be the world’s first fully electric airliner, a modified 60-year-old De Havilland Beaver, is tentatively […] Read this article




FAA Fines Boeing For Knowingly Installing Faulty Slat Tracks
The FAA Friday proposed a $3.9 million fine against Boeing for knowingly installing non-conforming components on about 133 737s, including […] Read this article




Crooked FAA Inspector Jailed Six Years
A former FAA inspector who claims he was “promoting aviation” has been sentenced to six years in jail for a […] Read this article




Helicopter Fatality Rate Stalls
After dropping steadily for most of the past two decades, the helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have plateaued and […] Read this article




Air Force Turns To 3D Printing For Legacy Parts
Wired is reporting that next generation 3D manufacturing processes are coming to the rescue of warplanes designed with slide rules […] Read this article




tailBeacon Approved For Rotorcraft
uAvionix has announced that its tailBeacon ADS-B Out solution has been accepted by the FAA for installation on rotorcraft. The […] Read this article




Top Letters And Comments, December 6, 2019
This week's letters brought comments from readers about the end of Trade-A-Plane's print edition, the U.S. Air Force pilot shortage and aircraft maintenance costs. Read this article




Poll: Are You Having Any Trouble Obtaining Aircraft Insurance?
Each week, we poll the savviest aviators on the World Wide Web (that's you) on a topic of interest to the flying community. Share your opinion by participating in our current poll. Read this article