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Volume 31, Number 1a, January 1, 2024
Airlines Blame GA For Holiday Flight Delays
Airlines say GA traffic caused some of the relatively few flight delays travelers experienced over Christmas and wants regulators to “find the appropriate balance between commercial and private aviation traffic” to prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, the National Business Aviation[…]   Read this article
A Weirdly Provocative Way To End The Year
Sometimes organizations do things that are just plain weird and that’s where I’m filing Airlines for America’s weirdly provocative letter to the FAA and Department of Transportation last week about some relatively minor flight delays during the Christmas break. Now,[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Best Of The Web: Storm Landings In Europe
Storm Ciaran hit Europe in November and Cargospotter found good vantage points at a couple of German airports. Read this article

JP Instruments 'Balanced approach
FAA STCs Wearable HUD
The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for AerSale’s AerAware headset device known as SkyLens HWD (head-wearable display)—an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) for pilots in low-visibility conditions. AerSale says its EFVS received approval from the FAA[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take-off into the world of homebuilt aircraft
SpaceX Launches X-37B
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched a classified military space plane from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday night.  The Dec. 28 launch marked the seventh mission for Space Forces’ X-37B space plane and the first time[…] Read this article

Loose Bolt Prompts MAX Inspections
Boeing is urging airlines to inspect 737 MAX jets for a possible loose bolt in the rudder control system, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.  In coordination with the agency, Boeing issued a Muti-Operator Message (MOM), targeted to operators of[…] Read this article

Delta Cuts Training Goals In Half
Delta Air Lines intends to scale back pilot hiring next year to half the number the carrier hired 2023— an indication that the post-pandemic hiring spree is slowing down.  Aero Crew News first broke the story after obtaining an “Flight Ops[…] Read this article

Last Week's Poll Results: Stable FAA Funding
To no one’s surprise, the majority of our poll respondents want a new funding method for the FAA that might take some of the politics out of its budget allotments. Read this article

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