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U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth

President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would order all Boeing 737 Max-8 and Max-9 planes grounded in the U.S. following Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people and an October crash in Indonesia that killed 189. The U.S. is the last major country…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Planes, Earth, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Donald Trump, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Max, American Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


Pilots complained several times about 737 Max problems before latest crash

Pilots from around the world have logged numerous complaints and concerns over the  Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the last 15 months, it has emerged. The reports found on an aviation safety reporting database set up by Nasa highlight perceived problems with the jet’s new anti-stall technology. The update on the old 737 design is a system intended to protect the aircraft from stalling by forcing the nose of the plane down in certain circumstances. However, it is now at the centre of questions regard...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, Nasa, Ethiopia, Airlines, Seattle, Faa, Boeing, Max, Europe China, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, ASRS, Saj Ahmad, StrategicAero Research


US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries grounding the plane or banning it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash. "Thus far, our review...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, European Union Britain, Daniel Elwell


US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries grounding the plane or banning it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash. "Thus far, our review...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, European Union Britain, Daniel Elwell


Flying 1,300 mph on airplanes would be great. But future aviation has other plans.

In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.  But our airplanes will probably still fly at the same speeds they did half a century ago: between 550 and 600 mph.  Supersonic flight — which is to say speeds that exceed the speed of sound (768 mph) and can dramatically slash flight times — died out for civilians in 2003 with the retirement of the narrowly-shap...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, London, Congress, California, NYC, Los Angeles, Nasa, Earth, Brooklyn, Airbus, Jfk, Faa, Boeing, Central Park


Air Safety Is 'Deteriorating by the Day' Thanks to the Shutdown, Aviation Workers Warn

Even as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strives to imbue confidence in the nation’s aviation system amid the unprecedented government shutdown—now in its 34th day—air traffic controllers, pilots, and flight attendants are speaking out about a “growing concern” for the “safety and security” of airlines…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Tsa, Faa, Government Shutdown, Federal Aviation Administration FAA


Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet – it's coming, whether we like it or not

It was not so long ago that Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet was a pipe dream, leaving technophiles frustrated and everyone else eternally grateful. But the dawn of internet access in the sky is now and well truly behind us as more and more airlines equip their fleets with the technology. Last week low-cost Norwegian became the latest to announce that passengers on its long-haul flights would be able to browse the internet, send emails and generally while away the hours, from this year, with half its fleet ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, Gogo, Emirates, Ryanair, Dubai, Airlines, Etihad, Skytrax, Virgin America, Wi Fi, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, AirCell, British Airways BA


The most heroic airline pilots of all time

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson, we recount the tales of heroic pilots who really earned their hefty salaries. 1. The Miracle on the Hudson January 15, 2009 Perhaps the best known incident of recent times, involving the most brilliantly monikered pilot. Chesley Sullenberger III, at the helm of US Airways Flight 1549, managed to land safely on the Hudson River after a flock of Canada geese disabled both the aircraft’s engines just 2,818 feet above the ground. All 155 pas...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Science, Indonesia, La, Singapore, Tom Hanks, Beijing, Canada, Southampton, Heathrow, Qantas, Airbus, Harpercollins, Montreal, Detroit


Ikhana: Why NASA Has Just Flown a Huge Unmanned Aircraft Into Public Airspace

Ikhana is part of an ongoing project called the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS-NAS. Engineers are developing new technology that will make it possible for large drones to have access to airspace typically occupied by human-piloted planes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had to grant NASA special permission to conduct its latest test flight.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, NAS Engineers


New Simulator Tool Tests Aircraft Explosive Vulnerabilities

Recently, CAVM partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) to develop a reusable Aircraft Explosive Testing Simulator that facilitates the explosive testing of new generation commercial aircraft.
Tags: Science, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, U S Army Aberdeen Test Center ATC


Study Finds Drones More Damaging Than Bird Strikes to Planes

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State University are helping quantify the dangers associated with drones sharing airspace with planes.
Tags: Science, Ohio State University, Federal Aviation Administration FAA


NASA pulls together national data to sleuth out air traffic improvement mysteries

For the first time ever, air traffic researchers can view and analyze archived flight data collected and merged from all air traffic facilities across the U.S., with fast update rates ranging from one second to 12 seconds for every flight's position. Previously, researchers only had access to national flight data that was similar to internet flight tracking, with one-minute flight updates and no information about flights on the ground at airports. Or, they had access to separate flight data sets...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Engineering, Federal Aviation Administration FAA



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