Future of Aircraft Inspection: Robotic Repair on the Runway

Future of Aircraft Inspection: Robotic Repair on the Runway

A team of researchers has successfully trialed a four-wheel robot capable of carrying out aircraft structural inspections. The robot, that was tested at Cranfield University, can stick to and move around the sides and underbelly of an aircraft. As it hopes to...
Ryanair boss warns Boeing 737 Max crisis could lead to job cuts

Ryanair boss warns Boeing 737 Max crisis could lead to job cuts

Ryanair boss warns Boeing 737 Max crisis could lead to job cuts Michael O’Leary also says airline could axe UK domestic routes if there is a no-deal Brexit The Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, has said he cannot rule out making redundancies if the Boeing 737 Max stays...
Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand

Putting the Power of the PT6 Engine in the Palm of Your Hand Pratt & Whitney announced it has launched Know My PT6 – a data-rich mobile app to help its customers around the world optimize the performance and availability of their PT6-powered aircraft. Pratt &...
Bombardier Selected FACC to Manufacture Aircraft Radomes

Bombardier Selected FACC to Manufacture Aircraft Radomes

Bombardier Selected FACC to Manufacture Aircraft Radomes FACC will manufacture the radomes for the Challenger and Global business jet families. Austria-based FACC, a leading technology partner of the aerospace industry, has been awarded a contract from Bombardier...
Safety alert from NTSB to prevent jet fuel contamination

Safety alert from NTSB to prevent jet fuel contamination

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued on Wednesday a Safety Alert SA-079 warning providers of jet fuel to take measures to prevent contamination of jet fuel by diesel exhaust fluid. Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is required for all new on- and off-road,...
IATA priorities RFID for baggage tracking across the industry

IATA priorities RFID for baggage tracking across the industry

The webinar was an introduction to the IATA Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) priority, including RFID benefits, the IATA RFID roadmap and the IATA standard for RFID. It covered why IATA decided to move forward with RFID as the best mechanism for airlines to adopt...
British Airways pilots set to go on strike

British Airways pilots set to go on strike

British Airways pilots set to go on strike British Airways (BA) pilots have voted in favour of strike action over the amount of pay. Talks between British Airways and its pilots have broken down. The airline and its pilots have been in talks since June. The British...
How to Extend Your Gear in an Emergency Manually

How to Extend Your Gear in an Emergency Manually

Complex airplanes can be a large variety of different types of planes. Federal Aviation Regulations in the airplane Flying handbook outline a complex aircraft to be “an airplane that includes retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch...
Boeing Take $4.9 Billion Hit in Q2 Due to 737 Max Grounding

Boeing Take $4.9 Billion Hit in Q2 Due to 737 Max Grounding

The financial costs related to the ongoing Boeing 737 max grounding are starting to be disclosed. Boeing has just declared that it’s recording an after-tax charge of USD$4.9 billion in the second quarter of 2019 to account for costs related to the grounding....
IATA Coordinated Effort to Safely Return 737 MAX to Service

IATA Coordinated Effort to Safely Return 737 MAX to Service

IATA urged state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Montreal – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged state...
Airlines Cut Airbus A340 Takeoff Length With Mathematics

Airlines Cut Airbus A340 Takeoff Length With Mathematics

Aviation geeks will know that the Airbus A340 has a long takeoff length. Not only does this diminish the number of airports that the A340 can serve. But it also can cause dangerous overruns on takeoff. some incidents with long takeoff rolls have now led airlines to...