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News January 2019

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Helicopter Pilot Suggestions Sought to Improve IFRThe ‘Swiss cheese model’ explains how the US government shutdown is making air travel more dangerous by the dayThe age of the missing airliner is coming to an end
Studies needed on why many pilots are hitting the bottleIndonesia recovers Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorderSplashdown! SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After 2nd Space Station Delivery
Enhanced flight deck capabilitiesCelebrating Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Captain, Abimbola JaiyeolaNEMPSA and USHST issue call for IFR concerns from pilots

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14 January

Chinese cargo plane strayed dangerously close to departing United jet at O’HareAirplane Slides Off Taxiway At CVG Airport; No Injuries ReportedCommercial pilots heading towards deep crisis (Pakistan)
Two pilots fight before flying plane, grounded, sent for course (India)U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routesRyanair in hot water over aircraft de-icing operations
Government Shutdown Grounds Two American Airlines Max 8sFAA Provides Short-term Relief for Lost CertificatesIndia to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 yrs: Govt official
Etihad Reaches Deal for Rescue of India’s Jet Air, Reports SayMillicent Young, military pilot in World War II, dies at 96 in Colorado SpringsModifying the Black Hawk
Lion Air crash: Divers find cockpit voice recorder

10 January

2 US Expansion for GAMA Aviation Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways sets 16 January launch date Maintenance lapse caused Havelian plane crash: report
Hollingshead Aviation Announces Nashville-Based Service Partnership with ICON AircraftLocatory Introduces New MRO ERP Solution2 Beta Technologies, a Vermont Air Taxi Start-Up, Might Be About to Change the Aviation World
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent of Its Work Force Tail Rotor troublesDrones for good: UAVs help survey poorly mapped areas of Africa
Canada implements new drone laws – minimum age to fly UAVs is 14! The brave new world of ATCTAG Aviation Opens Fixed Base Operation in Macau

08 January

JAL Captain had proxy Pilot take alcohol test for himChinese airline Donghai suspends and fines pilot for allowing wife in cockpitPilot grounded, flights delayed as he turns up drunk at work
Jet that crashed off Oahu’s southern shore in December recoveredTrump sanctions blamed for Norwegian Boeing jet stranded in Iran after emergency landingDJI welcomes release of modernized Canadian drone rules
Stratolaunch gets world’s biggest airplane ready for takeoff with 136 mph taxi testNorwegian first LCC to launch free intercontinental wi-fi Plane-Power Announces the Re-Introduction of Factory New Six-Phase Aircraft Alternators
Historic Experimental Aircraft Coming To Falcon Field125 retired pilots, other rated officers apply to return to Air Force to lend a handDelta orders 15 more Airbus A220 jets, upgrades to larger version

07 January

London’s Heathrow Airport briefly halts flights after ‘drone sighting’Man, 21, arrested after cargo pallet catches fire at Hong Kong airport while awaiting loading for flight to TaipeiWould You Fly on a Plane Without a Human Pilot?
India to issue new safety rules for A320neosInvestigations of fatal accidents are on hold because of the government shutdownWhat Honeywell’s Ecommerce Platform Means For Blockchain In Aviation
SkyWest joins in collaboration to expand pilot trainingBoeing unveils jet concept with ultra-thin wingsBoeing sets record for delivered jetliners
Investment into American Airlines Maintenance Facility unveiledDGCA approves Aeronautics & Aircraft Maintenance engineering course in JamiaProgress at NARTP means renewed focus on aviation education for South Jersey
Traxxall Continues Growth with New Denver BaseBuilding An Independent Full-Service MRO In AustraliaBlockchain In Aircraft Component Trading Industry
MRO Insider Launches Customer Rewards ProgramEagle Services Asia Inducts First Pratt & Whitney GTF EngineDuncan Inaugurates New Utah Mx Facility
SpaceX’s Starship Prototype Could Make First Test Flight in Just Weeks

06 January

Monarch’s engineering arm collapses with loss of 450 jobsWhat Honeywell’s Ecommerce Platform Means For Blockchain In AviationOfficials commit $2.5 million to relocate MVCC aviation program
Aviation experts concerned shutdown is impacting passenger safetyTransport Canada May Ease MRO Regulations in 2019DFW Instrument Merges with Red Aviation
MRO Takes Centre Stage as Sector Expands in ThailandIndia will need nearly 1600 aircrafts worth $224 billion in the next 20 yearsAirline Automation Triggers Intensified Debate Over Safety
Elon Musk teases final look of SpaceX’s Starship test vehicleE-cigarette battery ignites fire on American Airlines flight from Las Vegas to ChicagoFlight data recorders likely found from 2 Marine Corps aircraft that crashed off Japan coast
Pilots of Emirates fight turbulenceIn an Astonishing Letter, Delta and United Airlines Pilots Just Told President Trump To Stop and ThinkShocking: 5 Pakistan International Airlines Pilots Flew Without Licenses
Indian pilots flying high: 57 caught drunk before takeoff at ‘this’ airport in four yearsAirline Automation Triggers Intensified Debate Over SafetyLondon’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have purchased their own anti-drone systems
Uganda revises aviation lawTony Broderick, Former Top Safety Regulator, Dies at 75China Launches Pilot Recruitment Drive

05 January

EASA Confirms Sharp Increase In 2018 Airliner FatalitiesCommutAir Increases Pilot Sign-On Bonus to $45,000 and Offers Immediate Captain UpgradesJet Airways Misses Payment to Lenders, Rating Cut to Default
Radar-based motion sensing gets a government thumbs upAustralia Looks to Additive Technology to Reduce Aircraft Repair CostsArmy’s Decision On Huge Helicopter Engine Program Will Impact GE, Honeywell, United Technologies
Aviation Safety: Efforts to Combat Hypoxia Win Top HonorFlying Cars Now a Reality With New Innovative Engine From Corporation of Flight Inc.Fuelling the future
How can AI help speed up airport security?SIU-Carbondale to spend over $2 million on new teaching airplanesMRO Japan Starts Business at Naha
Musk vs. Bezos: The Battle of the Space Billionaires Heats UpKorean Air A220 suffers significant engine damageUnruly passenger forces Jet Blue flight to land at Salt Lake International Airport
Aviation system begins to feel stress from the shutdown, union leaders sayPilot’s drinking on previous day delays five flights operated by ANA WingsWorld’s safest, and least safe, airlines named in 2019 rankings
FAA Slimming down Notices to Airmen PublicationFAA Awards Next-gen WAAS Contract to NovAtelMore woe for Hong Kong Airlines as major insurance firm pulls coverage for passengers in event carrier folds
Rolls-Royce Aims to Build the World’s Fastest All-Electric Airplane‘Moxy’ And JetBlue Place Firm Orders For 120 Airbus A220 Aircraft‘Boom’ Could Test Supersonic Jet Later This Year

04 January

Alleged unruly airline passenger released from custodyPakistan national airline fires pilots and 47 others for fake school degreesHelicopter Insurance Premiums Could Double
Gulfstream Makes First International Deliveries Of All-New G500SIU buying 5 planes for aviation programsFirst BOEING 777X flight test airplane comes together
The KC-135 Tanker Could Become the First U.S. Warplane To Serve 100 YearsLifestar Air Medical Program Upgrades to New HelicopterFlight Of The Concordski
Space Missions to Watch in 2019Smoke fills IndiGo Airbus 320 aircraft; plane makes priority landing at AhmedabadAviation Safety Network releases 2018 airliner accident statistics
Deaths on Passenger Jet Aircraft Rise Across Globe in 2018Aviation Accidents 1946-2018FAA Hosts Seminars On Wrong-Surface Landings
US FAA kicks off project to create recognition system for UAVsXP-82 Takes Accidental First FlightQatar Airways acquires 5 percent of China Southern Airlines
Nigerian Airline, Boeing Announce Largest Aircraft Deal in Africa to DateWriting Prize For Young PilotsNASA gives the thumbs up for production of Dream Chaser space plane

03 January

Military jet slides off runway during trainingFAA extends conflict zone Notams on Pakistan airspace by a yearAirline Fatalities Grow Tenfold In 2018
Defective bracket found on collapsed jet bridge at airportAircraft Captain Deported As ‘Stowaway’Five Pilots of Pakistan’s National Airline Did Not Even Study Till Class 10, Reveals Aviation Authority
IATA Launches Turbulence AwareSF Airlines adds freighter 50 and launches Bangkok routeEmbry-Riddle, Eviation Partner On Electric Aircraft
Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base feels effects of national pilot shortageChina Probe Set To Land On The Far Side Of The MoonAustralia’s Civil Aviation Authority Confirms Roll Out Of Counter Drone Measures
Aviation Sector Contributes 15 Percent to UAE’s GDPMediaplanet and Piedmont Airlines Team up to Highlight Career Opportunities in AviationEviation, ERAU Join Forces on Electric Aircraft
JetPack Aviation Launches the World’s First JetPack Racing LeagueFormer Norfolk Christian School to be turned into aviation training institutionMRO services provider Air Works pulled up in DGCA audit report
FAA workers at LAX say government shutdown already taking its tollWhat is SpaceX doing in South Texas?

02 January

Mangaluru-bound aircraft grounded after smoke detected in cabin (India)NTSB: ‘Pilot impairment’ caused deadly 2017 plane crash near BoonvilleAutoland Runway Excursion Blamed On Pilots
Hanoi freezes Vietjet flight expansion after safety incidentsPilots Kept Losing Oxygen and the Military Had No Idea Why. Now There’s a Possible FixExperimental Aircraft Accident Rate Falls
Japan Airlines has reportedly asked its employees to stop drinking for the rest of 2018Airline Fatalities Rise More Than 900% In 2018Third prototype of China’s C919 jet completes first test flight
Startup fined $900k for launching illegal satellites, points to future space law challenges

01 January

Air Canada Plane turns back on Christmas Eve2 injured as plane diverts to Austin airport because of turbulenceLawsuit against Boeing over Lion Air crash demands Chicago jury trial
Med Flight rescue mission aborted, pilot injured after someone shined laser pointer at helicopterAutoland Runway Excursion Blamed On PilotsLack of spares grounds 15 Air India jets: New Delhi
Australia Updates Ops RegsAspen Airport Leaves Runway Lights on During DaytimeAirplane Safety Inspector: Federal Shutdown Could Compromise Safety
The year in aviation: Billions of passengers, two high-profile accidentsGovernment Shutdown Furloughs Nearly 18,000 FAA WorkersInsurance Premiums Trending Up
PIA operating fleet of 32 aircraft on domestic, international routesRavn Air Group Announces the Acquisition of the Assets of Peninsula Airways5 great pilot training schools in Arizona
China is infiltrating US space industry with investmentsTextron Taps Technology for Bizjet MaintenanceModern Aviation Acquires FBO at Boeing Field in Seattle
Russian MRO provider assists Tajik’s airline with aircraft re-registrationTorqued: Good News in the FAA’s 2018 Reauthorization ActContamination led to Qeshm Fokker gear-up accident
Average age of plans used in Ukraine is 23 years, – State Aviation AdministrationThe Future Is Now with Video-based Remote InspectionCastlelake Buys AirAsia Group’s Merah Aviation for $768M
Polk State College to launch aircraft dispatcher certification programSpaceX’s Starship goes sci-fi shiny with stainless steel skin20 best aviation museums around the world
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