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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

P&W Successfully Tests Next-Gen PurePower Geared Turbofan Technology

Completes 175 Hours Of Ground Testing As Part Of FAA's CLEEN Program

More than 175 hours of ground testing of a next-generation Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine propulsor technology has recently been completed by Pratt & Whitney. The testing is part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program, an FAA NextGen initiative to accelerate the development of environmentally-friendly aircraft technologies.

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Boeing, Air India Celebrate Airline's 125th Delivery

National Carrier Takes Delivery Of 27th 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air India recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's 125th airplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier.

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Airbus Foundation Continues Support For Earthquake Victims In Mexico

Employing A Broad Range Of Partners, Technologies

Following initial support efforts in the aftermath of Mexico’s three devastating earthquakes in September, the Airbus Foundation continues its collaboration with customers, industry partners and relief agencies to send additional humanitarian aid to the victims affected. In the last two weeks, the Foundation has provided satellite images and transported much-needed supplies using delivery flights and Airbus helicopters.

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Jeppesen To Provide Flight Data For Honeywell GoDirect Flight Bag Pro Service

Digital Charts And Navigation Data For iOS-Based EFB

Boeing through its subsidiary Jeppesen, has announced its digital aeronautical charts and navigation data will be included with the iOS-based Honeywell GoDirect Flight Bag Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) application for business aviation operators. 

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Drunk Pilot Sentenced To Prison

'It's Been Embarrassing,' The New Jersey Pilot Said

A pilot who was pulled off an airplane in Traverse City, MI in August of last year has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for operating an aircraft while intoxicated.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airbus And Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus To Acquire Majority Stake In The C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program. A corresponding agreement was signed Monday. The agreement brings together Airbus' global reach and scale with Bombardier's newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Commercial Airliner Hits Drone In Canada

Aircraft Suffered Only Minor Damage, Landed Safely

On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was reportedly struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada, according to a statement from the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Stage 5 Aircraft Noise Standards Begin January 1, 2018

Newly-Designed Airplanes Will Be Held To The Updated Noise Levels

Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities.  Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. 

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

NASA Funds Continued Development Of D8 Airliner Concept

Awards 12-Month Contract For X-Plane Development To Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a twelve-month contract from NASA for continued development of the company's subsonic D8 X-Plane (XD8). The XD8 is designed to demonstrate the key enabling technologies of the D8 commercial aircraft concept, which could yield substantial fuel, noise and operational efficiency improvements within the next decade.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Boeing, Mitsubishi Caught Up In Kobe Steel Scandal

Some Parts May Have Been Manufactured Using Falsified Data

A scandal involving Japanese company Kobe Steel has caused some embarrassment for Boeing, after it was revealed that aluminum parts manufactured using falsified data have found their way into Boeing airliners.

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