The Alice is a clean-sheet electric aircraft design
April 22, 2019 - by By Bryan Corliss for Leeham News
Electric aircraft motor builder MagniX will celebrate Earth Day today by announcing it has been chosen as one of two powerplants for Eviation Aircraft's proposed nine-seater Alice passenger plane.
We have been successfully testing the MagniX system with our Alice aircraft propeller for quite some time now with great results," Eviation Chief Executive Omer Bar-Yohay said in a statement...
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April 21, 2019 - by By Amanda Kaufman for bostonglobe.com
Thirteen students and chaperones from Massachusetts were hospitalized upon landing at Boston Logan International Airport Sunday morning after apparently contracting food poisoning in Ecuador and falling ill on their journey home, officials said.
Boston EMS responded to Boston Logan International Airport at about 9:20 a.m. and transported 13 patients to Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for minor symptoms, the agency said in a tweet...
April 21, 2019 - by canadianaviator.com
Honda announced this week that its latest version of its business jet has been certified by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).
"Following the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the HondaJet in Canada, we are pleased the HondaJet Elite has now also received type certification in the region," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "As the popularity of the HondaJet Elite increases around the globe, we are proud of the strong relationships we have with aviation bureaus worldwide, including Transport Canada."
April 21, 2019 - Source
Why would a crew, potentially, come across problems with trimming the Boeing 737 at higher speeds?
This episode is jammed full with information that not even all trained Boeing 737 pilots might be aware of so make sure you pay attention and watch the whole episode...
"reveals a culture that often valued production speed over quality."
April 21, 2019 - by J. Scott Clark for inc.com
One of the toughest jobs on the planet at the moment has to be handling public relations for Boeing. In the wake of the Lion Air crash, the Ethiopian Airlines crash less than six months later, and the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, it's been nearly nonstop bad news for the company. Today, the New York Times published a new report about Boeing's 787 Dreamliner that will make that job even tougher.
The report, which is based on "hundreds of pages of internal emails, corporate documents and federal records, as well as interview with more than a dozen current and former employees," focuses on Boeing's North Charleston, SC, plant, which is one of two locations where Boeing produces the 787 Dreamliner (the other being Everett, WA).
The Times' investigation of Boeing "reveals a culture that often valued production speed over quality." Facing delays and massive cost overruns since even the early days of the 787 program, Boeing "pushed its work force to quickly turn out Dreamliners, at times ignoring issues raised by employees."
It’s not just the 737 Max. At a Boeing Dreamliner factory workers say shoddy production at times risked safety
Workers at a 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina have complained of defective manufacturing, debris left on planes and pressure to not report violations
- Workers at a 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina have complained of defective manufacturing, debris left on planes and pressure to not report violations.
When Boeing broke ground on its new factory near Charleston in 2009, the plant was trumpeted as a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub, building one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. But in the decade since, the factory, which makes the 787 Dreamliner, has been plagued by shoddy production and weak oversight that have threatened to compromise safety.
A New York Times review of hundreds of pages of internal emails, corporate documents and federal records, as well as interviews with more than a dozen current and former employees, reveals a culture that often valued production speed over quality. Facing long manufacturing delays, Boeing pushed its work force to quickly turn out Dreamliners, at times ignoring issues raised by employees.
Complaints about the frenzied pace echo broader concerns about the company in the wake of two deadly crashes involving another jet, the 737 Max. Boeing is now facing questions about whether the race to get the Max done, and catch up to its rival Airbus, led it to miss safety risks in the design, like an anti-stall system that played a role in both crashes.
April 20, 2019 - by Matthew Garcia for airlinegeeks.com
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Concorde's first flight, ExxonMobil has donated over 1,000 liters of hydraulic fluid to Heritage Concorde. Founded in 2010, Heritage Concorde is a group of ex-Concorde engineers and aviation enthusiasts based in the United Kingdom and France dedicated to the preservation of the iconic supersonic aircraft.
ExxonMobil supplied the original Exxon M2-V aviation hydraulic fluid that...
Southwest Airlines Just Made a Truly Stunning Announcement About the Boeing 737 Max. (Will American and United Airlines Follow Their Lead?)
It's pretty much the opposite of what many passengers expected they would do
- It's pretty much the opposite of what many passengers expected they would do.
To understand why this is such a big deal, you have to know first that Southwest is by far the biggest 737 Max customer in the United States, with 34 of the planes among its fleet, and plans for many more.
Currently, those planes are mostly parked in a "boneyard" in the California desert, waiting for Boeing and the federal government to clear them for safe flight.
So, it makes sense that all eyes are on Southwest as Boeing weathers this storm, tries to fix the 737 Max after two fatal crashes, and hopes to restore faith in the plane.
Now, Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly has spoken out boldly about the situation--and the 737 Max's future with Southwest...