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MAX Grounding Boosts Wet-Lease Demand

With some 370 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounded, the minor dent to airline capacity has caused airlines to scour the wet-lease market for replacement seats. According to a Wall Street Journal report,...

Ampaire Flies Hybrid Skymaster

California-based Ampaire reports that it flew its electric hybrid aircraft this week and plans an aggressive test program towards commercialization in 2021. The hybrid drive is installed in a Cessna 337 airframe.

Engine Issues Delay 777X First Flight

The long-awaited first flight of Boeing’s 777X will be delayed further thanks to problems with the aircraft’s GE9X engines. A pair of the engines were installed on the airframe and started on May 29th, but during the test, “an engine gave us a signal about its health. We had an anomaly in the compressor and we halted the run,” GE’s Ted Ingling told Aviation Week in an interview.

Normandy: The Eyes of the World

That Normandy as a hallowed place and D-Day as a seminal event live on in the memories of so many is due in part because so many of those eyes—of mothers, fathers, sons, brothers, sisters and wives—knew what lay ahead. In today's blog, we recall how the home front learned of the invasion.
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Best Of The Web: Commemorative Jumps Over Normandy

As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy continues, the AFP News Agency filed this short video of jumps from a pair of the C-47 aircraft flown in for the...
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Best Of The Web: D-Day Daks At Duxford

As the weeklong commemoration of the Normandy D-Day landings continues, take a look at this great footage posted by Airshow UK. It shows some of the D-Day C-47s preparing for their flight across the English Channel to Normandy.

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.
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Best Of The Web: D-Day Doll In Normandy

As part of AVweb's coverage of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, we're sweeping the web for informative videos about the event and the participating aircraft. This video by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force tells the story of D-Day Doll.

That’s All, Palimpsest

The D-Day invasion had millions of moving parts, many of them human. In today's blog, Paul Berge recalls what his Dad did during the war.
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AVweb Normandy Visit: Gliders Of D-Day

The combat glider was an integral part of Operation Neptune, the airborne component of Operation Overlord which celebrates its 75th anniversary this week in Normandy.

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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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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

Daher's factory in Tarbes, France, is one of the most modern aerospace facilities in the world. In this long-form video, AVweb explains...