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Too many planes, too little time

Perusing industry media and joining the dots on the different news components – ever-increasing orders for aircraft and aircraft conversions, seemingly more frequent aviation incidents such as the Boeing door coming off or technical landings, human-error during ground navigation...

FAA plays hardball with Boeing

Washington’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tightened its grips on Boeing. The regulator is undertaking much tougher audits following a blowout on a B737 MAX in January, blamed on assembly failures. It imposed a production cap of 38 jetliners...

Embraer embarks on the freighter avenue

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., better known as Embraer, wants to convert its C-390 military transporter into an aircraft designed for commercial purposes. Partner is the Brazilian state-owned postal service, Correios. Both companies have signed...

Lightning bolts endanger Boeing 747 Jumbos, warns FAA

The FAA has found that all Boeing 747 variants from the B747-100 to the B747-8 are inadequately protected against lightning strikes. This applies both to passenger and cargo versions of the highly successful model built by the U.S. manufacturer....
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