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Boeing Admits To ‘Mistake’ In Handling MAX Issues (Corrected)

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters on Sunday that the company made a “mistake” in not immediately telling regulators, pilots and airlines about the problems it was having with the angle of...

Airbus Tests ‘Flapping’ Wingtips

Airbus is testing a scale model of an A321 with “flapping” wingtips it says may lead to lighter and less draggy wing designs. The AlbatrossOne remote control aircraft has been fitted with...
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Mitsubishi Rebrands MRJ

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has announced that it has given its MRJ aircraft family the "commercial" name SpaceJet. The SpaceJet M90, formerly the MRJ90, began certification flight test activities in the U.S. in...

Electric Aircraft: Battery Life Just As Important As Capacity

Battery limitations continue to stunt the potential of electric aircraft, but Uber is betting that current technology is good enough to make urban air mobility workable now and will only improve as the vehicles mature....

Uber Elevate: Pick A Fantasy

At its third conference, Uber Elevate sketched a future that's hard to believe. But sooner or later, some version of it is coming.

Pipistrel Unveils 801 eVTOL

Slovenia-based Pipistrel Vertical Solutions threw its hat into the eVTOL ring Tuesday by revealing a multi-fan electric airplane with vertical takeoff and landing capability. At Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Pipistrel...

FAA To Uber: Work Hard, Be Patient

In an alternately inspirational and cautionary talk at Uber’s Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, acting FAA chief Dan Elwell told the aspiring urban air taxi audience that he’s impressed with ideas...

Raytheon And United Technologies To Merge

In what would become the second-largest company in the defense and aerospace sector, Raytheon and United Technologies are set to merge and become Raytheon Technologies, where it will compete against Boeing (the...

Mystery Plane In Taxi Tests

An unusual teardrop-shaped aircraft with a pusher prop has been undergoing taxi tests at California Logistics Airport near Victorville, California, leading to speculation the Celera 500L is ready for its first flight....

Air Tour Risk: We Can’t Make It Go Away

We should never stop trying to reduce risk in aviation, but if you want to buzz glaciers and gawk whales, sign the waiver.

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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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