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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

FAA Issues Emergency AD For CFM56-7B Engines

Follows Uncontained Engine Failure On SWA 1380

As expected, the FAA has released an emergency AD 2018-09-51 for CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. The emergency AD was prompted by a recent event in which a Boeing Model 737-700 airplane powered by CFM56-7B model engines experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Southwest Gives Each Passenger On Flight 1380 A $5,000 Check

Adds $1,000 Travel Voucher As Apology For The Flight

Southwest has compensated every passenger aboard Flight 1380, which suffered an uncontained engine failure last week, a check for $5,000 and a $1,000 travel voucher in an effort to retain their business.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

United Airlines Takes Delivery First 737 MAX 9

Aircraft Features Special Livery Previously Reserved For Airline's Dreamliner Fleet

United Airlines has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

ALPA Ramps Up Opposition To H.R. 4 Section 744

Urges Members To Contact Sponsor Of An Amendment That Would Remove The Language From The Bill

ALPA is ramping up its opposition to language included in the most recent FAA reauthorization bill that would change the requirements for pilots aboard cargo aircraft.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

FlightSafety Updates The Flight Deck Of Its Dash 8 300 Sim

Simulator Used For Bombardier Aircraft Training

FlightSafety International has made a significant upgrade to the flight deck of its simulator used for Bombardier Dash 8 300 aircraft training. The simulator is located at the FlightSafety Learning Center in Toronto, Canada.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines Announce New Pilot Flow Agreement

New Partnership Guarantees Participating Trans States Pilots A First Officer Position At Frontier In As Little As Two Years

Trans States Airlines pilots now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck.  An agreement inked by the two airlines guarantees participating Trans States pilots a First Officer position with the Denver-based Airbus operator after as little as two years of service with Trans States.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

Launch Customer GE Capital Aviation Services Takes Delivery

The first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) has been delivered to launch customer GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The freighter will be operated by West Atlantic Group, based in Sweden.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Airbus’ A330neo Continues Toward Its 2018 Service Entry

Flight Evaluations Take Two Test Aircraft To Locations Around The Globe

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Air Canada To Save 160 Metric Tons of Carbon On Earth Day

Reduction Credited To Innovative Biojet Fuel Project At Toronto Pearson Airport

Air Canada will save 160 metric tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 60,000 gallons of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport's multi-user fuel supply system to show the feasibility of biofuel use in shared fueling systems Canadian airports.

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Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period

According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, "Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type (Commissioning, Routine, Special Inspection), System Type (Fixed, Mobile, Ground-based) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The Flight Inspection (FI) market is projected to grow from an estimated $4.51 billion in 2017 to $5.57 billion by 2022, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.31% during the forecast period.

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