Volume 28, Number 15b, April 7, 2021
SpaceX SN11 Failure Found, Next Test Vehicle Readied
Last week’s flight of SpaceX’s Starship SN11 ended literally with a bang after a successful ascent and trademark “belly flop” […]   Read this article
Japan Airlines Gives P&W-Powered B777s Early Retirement
“JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of all P&W-equipped Boeing 777s by March 2021, which [was] originally planned by March 2022.”    Read this article
Textron Delivers 600th Citation CJ3
The Cessna Citation CJ3+ just delivered to an unnamed North American owner marks the 600th of the design since it […] Read this article

Piper Board Names Calcagno Acting President And CEO
With the retirement of Simon Caldecott becoming effective last Friday, Piper Aircraft announced yesterday its board of directors had appointed […] Read this article

Subaru Working On A Flying Motorcycle
Drawings show a heavily faired gas engine-powered motorcycle with a piggyback airframe component with a pair of wings folded back against the side of the fuselage. Read this article

FAA Previews Task-Based Testing for Experimentals
Touting changes that could “revolutionize” flight testing for experimental/amateur-built aircraft, the Experimental Aircraft Association says that the FAA recent draft […] Read this article

Accident Probe: Deadly Distractions
I’ve previously referred to scenes from Ernest K. Gann’s book “Fate Is The Hunter” in these pages. The combined autobiography […] Read this article

Is The F-35 Irrelevant?
The F-35 doesn't appear to be playing much of a role in the future of the Air Force or Navy. Read this article

Best Of The Web: A Humorous Look At Ejection Seat Testing
What got many of us into flying were those fascinating newsreel pieces done during the 1950s and 1960s on advances […] Read this article