Category: US & Canada

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD). The initial results of investigations point out that after the liquids appeared on the system, abnormal operation […]

United Airlines to Purchase Flight Training Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines will become the only major US airline to own and run a flight training academy to prepare future pilots to supplement United’s flight crews. By 2029 the airline aims to hire over 10,000 new pilots. The training centre United is going to acquire under already signed a purchase agreement Westwind School of Aeronautics […]

Wright Electric Pursues Path Towards Electric Commercial Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wright Electric, a start-up electric aircraft developer, has announced about the beginning of engine development program for its flagship 186-seat electric commercial plane, named Wright 1.  In order to make the Wright 1 airborne, the company has begun the construction of a 1.5 MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts to form the powerplant […]

SkyWest Goes for 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute SkyWest has signed a firm order for 20 Embraer E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. According to the 2019 list prices, the deal is worth $972 million. According to a statement, the new aircraft are set to start reaching SkyWest already in the second half of 2020. “Today, we are excited to announce that these […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]

Brazil Gives Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture the Green Light

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture was granted one of the last approvals. The strategic partnership was approved by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)’s General-Superintendence (SG) in Brazil. Unconditional clearance has now been granted in Brazil, United States, China, Japan, South Africa, Montenegro, Colombia, and Kenya. Now the only European Commission, which has […]

FAA Wants to Fine UPS $120,000 for Dangerous Goods Violation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has proposed a $120,000 civil penalty against UPS “for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials regulations”. According to the FAA, on 15 November, 2018, UPS, being aware of hazardous shipment contents, offered UPS Airlines to transport “loosely packed lithium batteries which had no protection from short circuit, were […]

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X in the Sky on Its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. After two aborted attempts due to poor weather conditions, the Boeing 777-9 has finally performed its first flight beginning the next phase of rigorous tests. Therefore, 25 January, 2020, has joined the list of important dates in the commercial aviation history. World’d biggest twin-engine passenger jet has just departed for the […]

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

Boeing 777X Suffers the Delay Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was 23 January on a schedule for the first ever flight of Boeing 777X. However, as Boeing had warned, the weather conditions around the Everett facility in Washington were not suitable today. We are postponing the #777X first flight that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Jan. 23, due to weather. The team is […]