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NTSB: Tour Operators Need More Stringent Regulation

Following the midair collision of two floatplanes in Alaska and a tour helicopter crash in Hawaii, the NTSB says the tour industry should have an equivalent level of...

Flying Public Has Mixed View Of The 737 MAX

The troubled Boeing 737 MAX’s return-to-service date remains unknown but two polls suggest the flying public has a mixed view of booking flights on the airplane.

Electric Glider Crashes Into Connecticut House

The pilot of a high-performance electric motor glider escaped serious injury Tuesday after the aircraft plunged through the roof of a house near the Danbury, Connecticut airport. There were no injuries on the ground.

FAA Warns Bonanza Owners Of Potential Control Cable Failures

The FAA’s FAASTeam published a safety notification this week echoing concerns outlined by the American Bonanza Society in January. The intention was to ensure all Bonanza owners were aware of the potential problem.

Slat Issue Affects Up To 312 Boeing 737s

The FAA will order airlines worldwide to inspect the leading edge slat tracks of more than 300 Boeing 737s, including the 179 grounded MAX models and 133 late model NG models because some of the tracks are prone to cracking.

Video Flight Data Recorder Developed

A young Canadian inventor has come up with what he says is a low-cost flight data recorder for light aircraft that requires no special installation. Instead, it uses 4K video cameras to record gauges on the panel.

4th Annual WAA Safety Day 2019

Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of Belvoir Media Group’s Aviation Division Larry Anglisano, five-time Space Shuttle commander Jim Wetherbee and FAASTeam Manager Ben Struck will speak at the 4th Annual Westchester Aviation Association’s (WAA) General Aviation safety conference on the evening of June 4, 2019, in Tarrytown, New York.

Boeing Made MAX MCAS More Aggressive In Late Development

As Boeing tweaked final development of the 737 MAX, it made the MCAS autotrim system more aggressive and ultimately riskier, according to a new report in The New York Times.

Short Final: Bald Eagles

While it’s common for airports to list “birds in the vicinity,” this alert for Situk Airport in Alaska warns of especially distracted type engaged in perpetuating our national symbol...

Industry Round-up, May 31, 2019

This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports of an aviation safety day to be held in New York, new air service routes in New England, and a sales territory expansion for Cutter Aviation.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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