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31 January

VA enhances choice and capacity through addition of new Airbus A320Joint procurement of PaxEx products proves challenging: Star AllianceGlobal Investment in Aviation Summit concludes in Dubai
Is Earth’s Magnetic Field Flipping Soon? Embraer bullish on regional jets demand as airlines rethink capacityNew terminal opens at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Shorter Contracts, Hefty Bonuses Available for Air Force PilotsBoeing speeds 787 line to prepare for output of 14 jets a monthBoeing embeds staff at CFM International in ‘intense effort’ to boost 737 Max engine production
‘Pakistan fully supports global policies for safe aviation’The FAA wants your drone far, far away from the Super BowlU.S. regulator to free up flights by Vietnam airlines: sources
SpaceX just can’t catch its rocket nosecones, no matter how hard it triesAircraft debris found in medevac-plane search near Kake‘Aviation Safety Always’ – Speedy Accident Investigations Essential, Expert Says
Magnetic MRO sets up a line maintenance station in NorwayNATCA Wants Separate Funding Source for Aviation After ShutdownGlobal warming: New supersonic airplanes would be terrible for environment, study warns
Leading Aviation Engineering Companies Team Up to Form the Independent Aircraft Modifier AllianceDubai Aviation City Corp launches new aerospace hubHungarian Startup Develops Augmented Reality System for Streamlined Aircraft Inspections
Quantas to move B717 Heavy Maintenance to SingaporeLeading Aviation Service Provider AAR Corp Launches Campaign To Reverse Erosion Of Sector WorkforcePima hoping to expand aviation technician program with $20 million from Gov. Ducey
Watch SpaceX rocket’s nose cone miss the boat, againJaunt Air Mobility Examines Business Case For Urban Air TaxisBritish firm Meggitt signs $750m contract for F-35 and F-22 engine parts
Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for overdue aircraft near Kake, AlaskaQatar Airways upgrades Airbus A321 order to include longer range jets
FastJet airliner turned back due airport power failure at JNM Nkomo Intl airport
New NASA Documentary ‘Apollo 11’ Has Been 50 Years in the Making
Four aero engineering giants shake up the modifications marketBoeing Cracks $100 Billion in Sales for the First Time in Its 102-Year History
Significant players in the aviation industry are cooperating to form a new alliance in the field of aircraft modificationUS Air Force’s Secret X-37B Space Plane Flies Past Mission’s 500-Day MarkParts Providers Step Up 777 Teardowns
EASA Considering New Category for eVTOL CertificationAircraft maker Airbus on Wednesday revealed that information on some of its employees was compromised as a result of a data breachCo-accused in the Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal, extradited to India from United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Lufthansa Innovation Hub opens Singapore office and announces its first partnershipActively engaged with aircraft lessors; providing updates to DGCA: Jet AirwaysRussia unveils Okhotnik heavy UAV
Wheels Up hires advisors for ‘strategic initiatives’ including possible acquisitionsMissing N.W.T. charter plane spotted, condition of pilots unknownMH370: New underwater sound wave analysis suggests alternative travel route and new impact locations
With new headquarters, Boston MedFlight eyes ground transport expansioChinook retrieves damaged Griffon from remote training areaBusiness jet deliveries at Gulfstream Aerospace surge
Pilot makes emergency landing on beachLockheed Martin And Royal Netherlands Air Force Celebrate Rollout Of The First Dutch Operational F-35S-92 to Commence Operations in Mexico
South Africa to decide on airline rescue plan by year-end, minister saysFlybe bats off shareholder’s bid to replace chairmanAirobotics boosts autonomous drone offering with new LiDAR capabilities

30 January

Boeing reports largest yearly revenue in history — $101 billion
Qantas Considers In-Flight Cafes, Meditation Zones on Its Future PlanesLockheed Martin Year 2018 Results
‘I actually don’t care’: Congress has an idea for the Air Force’s next tanker, but the head of the Air Force has something else in mindNASA’s mission to ‘Touch the Sun’ just reached a major milestoneBoeing’s Decision of the Decade: Does It Build the 797?
India’s Jet Airways denies being told to ground aircraftEvaluating the Economics of BVLOS Drone OperationsLessors move to ground Jet Airways planes, GECAS takes first step
Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destinationUS Navy issues TH-XX training helo RFPUnited Airlines to offer free live TV on more than 200 flights
Did Boeing secretly test a mysterious UFO space plane above Area 51?
Air Evac Helicopter now carrying blood, plasmaAmerican Airlines’ ‘one team-one plan’ for 2019 is revealed
Boeing’s big decision: Whether to build its first all-new jet design in 15 yearsTwo Chinese private space companies will launch into orbit this yearRecord Boeing earnings soar past Wall Street expectations
Air Vanuatu to acquire 13 new aircraft by 2030Qantas contractors in Canberra out of work as jobs move to SingaporeWant to be a pilot? Degree program at UNO moves closer to fruition
Southwest paid for FAA inspector during shutdownRanks of Air Controllers Could Shrink More Because of ShutdownKorean Air’s Cho family faces call for outside managers
Explained: As Jet Airways grounds aircraft, what to make of the airline’s troublesUnruly passenger forces flight to divert to Salt Lake City International AirportNearly 550 flights canceled at Chicago airports as temperatures plummet
Turbulent times: Profits dive at Wizz AirBoeing unveils flexible 777X cabin designPeruvian operator puts second H145 to work
Pilot Smoking In Cockpit Caused US-Bangla Plane Crash That Killed 51: Investigation ReportAir ambulance aircraft missing in S.E. AlaskaEthiopian Airlines offers free transit tours for global passengers from 01st of February
Authorities identify 3 people killed in helicopter crash in Vinton CountyForbes Canada’s Best Employers list: Air Transat first among airlinesEmergency Equipment Advances
Farewell to the 727, the ‘earth-trembling’ workhorse that brought air travel to millionsMajor airlines urgently prepping for brutal temps in ChicagoDeaf couple threatens to sue Delta Air Lines over agent’s behavior
Airbus on avoiding the perils of predicting the future of PaxExLockheed CEO: Boeing’s F-15X won’t disrupt F-35 programDebt laden Jet Airways grounds 6 Boeing planes, cancels 15 flights amid rising dues
GoAir To Start New International Flights From MarchAthens Airport becomes “China-ready” with dedicated appFuel Contamination – Real Problem
Saab launches latest effort to secure Swiss fighter orderRoyal Navy’ Merlins Reaches 200,000 Flight HoursExtended Opening Date for Istanbul New Airport
Ryanair acquires 100% ownership of LaudaMotionSAPFA Rand Airport Challenge

29 January

Boeing Faces Fateful Decision About Creating a 797 JetlinerNNSA to conduct aerial radiation assessment survey over Atlanta prior to Super Bowl LIIISikorsky Australia Moves Forward Stocking Location To Perth
Merlins’ success as helicopter clocks up milestoneVisibility may have contributed to Wings Air ATR 72 hull lossBell to roll back V-280 funding until US Army competition
International passenger numbers at cape town international grow by 9,6% in 2018VistaJet announced another record year in 2018Is L3 Technologies (LLL) Outperforming Other Aerospace Stocks This Year?
5 Times It Wasn’t A Drone After AllMitsubishi Countersues Bombardier in Trade Secrets SpatWorld Airline Seats Have Increased 4.8% Per Year
First supersonic business jet orders for US plane makerUS Military Space Plane Wings Past 500 Days on Latest Mystery MissionNorwegian Air Shuttle’s Revolution Comes Unstuck
Ethiopian inaugurates airport terminal expansion and new hotelInside Operation ShaderSaab proposes Gripen E fighter aircraft for Switzerland
Mitsubishi Aircraft accuses Bombardier of trying to limit competition for regional jetsSpace X revs it’s enginesTurkish Airlines flies into Mexico with new route
Erickson Aircrane grounded across Australia while the cause of the accident is investigatedDuring Shutdown, NTSB Didn’t Send Investigators to Most Fatal AccidentsAir Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA strengthens its balance sheet through a fully underwritten rights issue of NOK 3 billionEasyJet flight EZY1805 from Manchester to Iceland diverts after ‘mid-air assault’British Airways flight declares emergency at 30,000ft as ‘toxic smell’ leaves ten crew in hospital
Japan’s ANA to order 30 Boeing, 18 Airbus planesLufthansa pays tribute to Boeing 747 on its 50th anniversarySnow. Ice. Freezing rain. How do pilots prep for winter weather?
Dubai keeps rank as world’s busiest international airportAer Lingus may need up to 380 more pilots for new aircraft and transatlantic routesVictorian water bombing aircraft still submerged after flipping in Thompson dam
NASA made airliners safer by blowing one up in 1984China Southern Airlines Announces New HeadJapan’s Narita airport to extend runway hours for first time ever from October
Airbus Delivered 17 A400Ms in 2018, Two More Than PlannedIndian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Uttar Pradesh ‘Asinine and irresponsible’ and ‘craziest thing’ – ex-airline CEOs blast government over shutdown
Thankfully, the technology to combat rogue drones is getting betterThales Pledges Satellite Site for Canada If Orders Come ThroughAlaska Airlines Names Von Muehlen SVP Maintenance
Pilots smoked inside cockpitAircrane crashes into dam during firefighting in AustraliaWow Air CEO reveals the key mistake his airline and low-cost rivals such as Norwegian have made
What Headwinds? Airlines to Book Their 10th Straight Year of ProfitabilityConnecting and Growing Australia’s Drone EcosystemAirbus chief’s hard words on Brexit will not sway the doubters
Canada GLLE Program to Upgrade CH-146 FleetQatar Executive Presses G500s into Charter ServiceJet Airways makes a boarding call for shareholders

28 January

A330-900 Certified for ‘Beyond 180-minutes’ ETOPSPentagon documents the military’s growing domestic drone useEthiopian to Restructure Entire U.S. Network
HAV poised to launch Airlander 10 productionDisoriented pilot, bad runway approach cited in Nepal crashUS-Bangla crash: Nepal says pilot had ’emotional breakdown’
Aviation Connectivity Is Catching Up To Consumer LevelsDassault Aviation to acquire ExecuJet MRO operationsSpaceX enjoys three whole seconds of fire and fury on Pad 39A
Integrated Systems, AI On The Table For Maintenance PlanningIn Shutdown’s Wake, FAA Inspectors Face Backlog of Safety and Maintenance IssuesAirbus, Thai firm to collaborate on MRO and pilot training
Ryan’s dream: Ireland could run air traffic control for the whole of European airspaceCathay Pacific takes tech and human approach to soft product evolutionAviation safety workers hold ‘informational picket’ outside Bradley as shutdown continues
US, Canadian planes scramble to intercept Russian Tu-160 bombersAirbus chief warns of redirecting future investments amid no-deal BrexitF-35A fighter jets to take a lead role in Red Flag 19-1
Tailspin: JetSmarter tried to be the Uber of private jets, now it faces lawsuits, losses and security questionsAmerican Airlines Opening Massive New Hangar At O’Hare International AirportBritish Airways Announces Last 747 Flights
‘People Can Actually Fly Home’: Miami Developer On Construction Of America’s First Jetsons-Style Flying Cars SkyPortCathay Pacific becomes Easyjet worldwide partnerThis Is The Surprise Reason Airlines Aren’t Losing Luggage
Hawaiian Airlines plane is diverted after a flight attendant diesSouthwest’s Decides Against Basic Economy and 9 Other Aviation Trends This WeekLuton Airport Safety
Airbus, Gulfstream Debut Next-Generation Business JetsIrish firm SONAS Aviation eyes bizjet business for post-Brexit worldQantas Customers Request Exercise Bikes, Virtual Reality for 20-Hour Flights
Is This Concept Art Of A Mysterious Space Launch Mothership A Missing Link In Area 51’s Past?Aer Lingus applies to join IAG/American Airlines joint venture Airobotics is First to Receive CASA Approval for BVLOS Drone Flights from Remote Operations Center
Four Black Hawk Helicopters for Poland By the End of 2019USMC’s Huge New CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter Has Not So Tiny Problems, Faces More DelaSala accident: what now?
Boeing Is One Step Closer To Electric Air Taxis — Successful Passenger Air Vehicle Test FlightLanding Zone Safety Training Video by Boston MedFlightWhy Airbus and Boeing are the only two companies to dominate
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture breaks ground on Alabama engine factoryAlaska Airlines’ 2018 income down 54%; unveils reconfigured Airbus cabinFlight was so turbulent, everyone got their money back
Hong Kong Airlines staff refused to allow wheelchair user on flight because she was alone and couldn’t walkBrexit may lead to a slow-motion crash for Britain’s aerospace industryDelta has officially pushed back the debut of their new Airbus A220 jets due to the government shutdown
Final RAF Tornado-trained pilot feels ‘honoured’The helicopter pilots who keep watch over the KrugerWidebody Deliveries By Aircraft Platform
VTOLs Are Next-Gen Aviation, Not the Next-Gen HelicopterUrban Air MobilityFlying smarter in 2019: Study reveals the world’s most reliable airlines
Search for distress signal is ‘plane sailing’ for Ofcom engineerRunning down a dream
Origins Of Stealth Black Hawks Date Back Over Three Decades Before The Bin Laden Raid

January 27

How will cabin classes evolve? Two industry experts weigh inTextron CEO likes where company is at with new aircraft Honeywell and Pipistrel MoU for Urban Air Mobility
Commercial Airlines Are Desperate To Hire US Military Helicopter PilotsKenya Airways weighs leaving SkyTeam, pursuing JVsBritish Airways will celebrate its 100th birthday with 100 acts of kindness
Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Systems: Replacing The HalonSecond H145 Delivered to Peruvian Los AndesThe Biggest Private Jet Stories For 2019 Predicted
Is Boeing a Buy?‘It is only going to get much, much worse’: Aviation expert says LaGuardia turmoil ‘just the first domino’Southwest CEO: We Won’t Introduce Basic Economy
Jazz Aviation Named As One Of Canada’s Top Employers For Young PeopleAmerican Airlines soars, JetBlue tops Is Air New Zealand Limited (NZSE:AIR) Creating Value For Shareholders?
Etihad seeks to end JetPrivilege’s exclusivity as part of rescue deal: Report Drones are going to be the hospitals’ modern pneumatic tube systemAn IIT grad who handled United Airlines’ 9/11 nightmare is IndiGo’s new captain
RwandAir to acquire new planesSAA, AWA In Partnership To Sell One Ticket To Nigeria Passengers From Lagos And Abuja To Washington Via Accra Embraer signs agreement to sell commercial division to Boeing
Asia’s Big Build How Perry Young Broke Aviation’s Color BarrierAddis Ababa Airport Triples Its Capacity
Shipping support: Aerios Global Aviation RAF Benevolent Fund takes viewers on emotional journey in reminiscent filmBell V-280 Flies 322 MPH: Army Secretary Praises Program
Exclusive: Etihad hires turnaround expert Alvarez & Marsal as it weighs Jet Airways bailoutHawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York diverted to San FranciscoConcern Grows Over Aviation Safety As Government Shutdown Continues
“We cannot even calculate the level of risk” during the shutdown, airline workers sayAustralian survey finds pilots aren’t getting enough sleep before entering the cockpit New EASA Rule Provisions Directed At Maintenance Organizations
China Bans Smoking by Cabin Crew in Cockpits of Domestic Flights WestJet seeks $65,000 from drunk U.K. passenger who disrupted flightMROs Look To High Schools To Alleviate Mx Tech Shortage
Emirates Aviation University to participate in key aviation summitHigh-flying aviation industry one of Ireland’s big successesAirlines Are Failing To Reduce Carbon Pollution
NASA Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Aircraft Flight DataSurprise! Boeing hands Air Force the keys to not just one, but two KC-46 tanker jetsMalaysia Airlines to drop word ‘pork’ from in-flight magazine after social media furore
Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership Air Force accepts first two KC-46 tanker planes from Boeing
Aer Lingus may need up to 380 more pilots for new aircraft and transatlantic routes

26 January

Global Urban Air Summit to ‘transform the skies’ Textron boss says government shutdown not yet impacting Longitude certification pushWhat will we do without the TSA?
Frontier Airlines to launch services at Mobile Downtown AirportFive Trends that will Shape the Aerospace and Defense Industry in 2019Pilots Association concerned as Napier control tower goes unmanned four times in two week
Pilots Association concerned as Napier control tower goes unmanned four times in two week American Airlines opens O’Hare’s largest aircraft hangar Meeting at the Top
Etihad wants to end exclusivity for JetPrivilege as part of rescue dealNATS to trial Artificial Intelligence at Heathrow to help cut flight delaysNew business class cabin environment for German airline Lufthansa
‘Risk in the system’: Unpaid air traffic controllers driving Uber say second shift threatens air safetyAlaska Airlines Works Fast to Erase Memories of Virgin America The Bell V-280 Valor successfully achieved its namesake optimal cruise speed of 280 knots
Qatar receives first H125 training helos The Air Force just announced its ballin’ aviation bonus for 2019 Minister backs Airbus Brexit remarks and dares May to sack him
La Orana to Air Tahiti Nui’s new Dreamliners (and new look)Aer Lingus owner IAG to sell Norwegian Air sharesAircraft logbooks and maintenance records – some legal considerations
Cobham 146 freighter takes off with tail-stand attachedBrexit uncertainty is a disgrace, says Airbus‘Let’s do this!’ Airport deal set for take-off after council leaders give their backing
Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit South African Airways stops flights to Blantyre, Malawi due to safety concernsLongview Aviation Capital Corp. Agrees to Acquire Dash 8 Program from Bombardier Inc.
Red Air Rising Embraer’s Guidance Cut Is No Big Deal Image emerges of Z-8G helicopter variant
Air Canada’s North America Business Class Makes Work Travel Feel More Like A Vacation Stobart Air soars as profits reach €3.3m Babcocks’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) LUA was successfully presented in flight demonstration
Why low-cost airlines sell so many tickets for so little 3D Printing Takes off in Aerospace Airports chief vocal about Brexit risks, drones, EC nexus on capacity and charges
Newark Airport Traffic Is Briefly Halted After Drone Is Spotted Frontier Airlines Adds 5 Nonstop Flights From DIA Gamston Airport under Garden Village threat
Op-Ed: Airlines should follow United lead on seatback IFE accessibility Etihad Airways to host major global cabin crew recruitment driveNHV H145 to Support Elia Offshore Grid in Belgium
Air Safety ‘Deteriorating By The Day’ Amid Shutdown, Union Leaders WarnNewark Pilot Says Drone ‘Probably 20 Feet, 30 Feet’ From WingCould a Long Shot Aviation Strike Be the Most Effective Tool to End the Shutdown?
Impact of Tucson International Airport’s solar panels, one year updateCould women solve the global pilot shortage?Bahrain to sink Boeing jet for underwater theme park
Solo at 16: Ellie Carter does the hard work for a flying careerErie airport requires liability insurance for mechanicsAirlink of South Africa goes live with eMRO
Bombardier Adds Mobile Response Truck in New EnglandMRO Software Company, CloudVisit, Celebrates 15 YearsWest Star Aviation Announces Completion of New Hangar at ALN
Delta Completes Construction on World’s Largest Engine Test CellMROs Look To High Schools To Alleviate Mx Tech ShortageJet Aviation reinforces Zurich operations to support World Economic Forum
ManaAir Announces Completion of ExpressJet Airlines AcquisitionTechnical aviation consultancy Indaer sells MRO wing to airlineMRO Insider Adds Facility Specific Maintenance Request Capability

25 January

Flybe to stay in air as Virgin Atlantic-led group injects cashEmiliano Sala: Search for missing footballer and pilot may be called offChina’s indigenous passenger jet stuck in US regulatory travails
NASA swaps out astronauts for first manned flight on Boeing’s new shipUnited Tech profit beats forecasts on aerospace jumpBoeing’s $44 Billion Tanker May Miss a Milestone by Three Years
Frozen hell: 250 United passengers spend night stranded in a 777Shutdown could cripple air travel, unions warn: At some point, ‘the entire system will break’Boeing reveals 777X interior with ‘enhanced passenger experience’
The tricky business of darting an elephant from a helicopterScramble!Here are the $60 million private jets that fly business leaders to Davos for the World Economic Forum
Kenya Airways considers doubling fleet to 70 aircraftThe Inimitable Sean D. TuckerComing soon: A bigger, better Boeing bird, the 777x
Chinese Certification for Bell Singapore MROAirbus CTO Sees Quantum Computing Taking Off in Aerospace Industry SpaceX’s new test rocket topples over thanks to strong Texas winds
SkyWest flight slides off taxiway at Indiana airport amid icy conditions Blue Origin Launches Its Space Tourist Rocket For A 10th Time, With Plans To Fly Humans this YearUAE Unveiled Armed Black Hawk
‘Unprecedented’ passenger growth at Hamilton International airportAirbus’s Flying Taxi Is Poised for Takeoff Within Weeks United Technologies Offers Air Cover Amid Slowdown Worries
Spidertracks attains type approval in South Africa As part of its 100-year birthday, British Airways has today announced it will be painting a Boeing 747 in the much-admired design Twin Accomplishments for Flight Design and their CT series of Light-Sport Aircraft
Safe Helicopters Now Act2 men dead in Ohio plane crash, with engine issues possibly the cause: OfficialsNaresh Goyal ready to step down from Jet Airways’ board if Etihad offers higher valuation: Report
American Airlines rejigs safety leadershipPassengers shiver through 13-hour ordeal on Canadian tarmacLockheed sees potential exports of 200 F-16 jets from proposed Indian plant
Lufthansa Group Invests in Artificial Intelligence Partnership with Hopper GX Aviation now live on first Citilink aircraft Ivory Coast orders one C295 medium transport aircraft
Facebook hasn’t given up on the idea of building an internet droneBoeing and Machinists Union tussle over automation’s effect on quality assuranceCould this be the first drone powered flying bike
Research report into Australian commercial pilots’ experiences with fatigueBell @ SXSW 2019 (Auston, Texas) Activist Investor Threatens Bristow-Columbia Deal
Out in the Open — Opener’s BlackFly Boeing overhauls quality controls: more high-tech tracking but fewer inspectorsThink Twice Before You Say ‘Just A Flight Attendant’
Bell Gets Contract for Lot 16 AH-1Z ProductionGlobal Fleet Forecast By Aircraft Class Airbus Helicopters to propose H135 for U.S. Navy AHTS
Etihad Airways flies the world’s first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plantsFinnair selected as Best Airline for Business Class and Best Airline for Inflight Catering in ChinaAlternative Jet Fuels promise a brighter future for Business Aviation
A tale of three airlines’ passenger assistance requests

24 January

EasyJet says Gatwick drone chaos cost it £15m Daher salutes the exceptional flights performed this month by owner-pilots on two TBM aircraft Using Liquid Batteries for Electric Aircraft
Boeing’s passenger air vehicle prototype rises into the sky for its first test flight There Are Twins In The Future Of Predictive Maintenance The Secret Ingredients for Flying Cars in 2019
Air Hostess Slaps Passenger on a KLM flightBlue Origin to make 10th flight test of space tourist rocketU.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage
ExpressJet Airlines Increases Pilot Sign-On Bonus to $22,000Helicopter pilot’s medical certificate to fly revoked in 2017; insurance company won’t pay Major Aviation Organizations to Government: End the Shutdown
Shutdown Shutters Many U.S. Aviation Safety Activities83 NTSB investigations delayed due to shutdown India’s Jet Airways remains in an air pocket
Jet2.com reaches 100 plane milestone with latest Boeing delivery United Airline taps Navy vet for top flight operations post A Timeline Of How Things Went From Bad To Worse For Jet Airways
British Airways is giving one of its Boeing 747s a 1960s-era paint scheme 2018 orders climbed at Airbus Helicopters, but deliveries fell How Brussels helped Qatar beat its aerial blockade
Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford These Airline Innovations Will Change the Way You Fly RAF brings back fast jet training on Hawk T1
IndiGo shares slip ahead of December quarter numbersDrone sighting disrupts major US airportFAA to Begin Offering Instrument Rating to Drone Pilots
EasyJet puts figure on Gatwick drone disruption costOman Air enhances retail experience with TPConnects techThree A380s involved in UK drone airprox incidents
Danish drone firm QuadSAT secures £700,000 in seed round funding Airbus sells 65 jets to SMBC Aviation CapitalFlight Crew HTAWS Alerts Strategy by CAA
Drones ‘endangered aircraft’ 18 times in three monthsGarmin Introduces GTR 200B Radio, Boosts Aviation BusinessUsing Liquid Batteries for Electric Aircraft
Thales to develop Rafale F4 sensors for French militaryCivic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuelRaytheon To Supply AESA Radar for Marine Hornets
Drone-killing tech outlawed at Australian airports despite ‘catastrophic’ risk to flightsBoeing overhauls quality controls: more high-tech tracking but fewer inspectors A scrappy competitor to SpaceX and Blue Origin just scored a crucial and historic launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida
Jeff Bezos to be Honored in Beverly Hills by Aviation GroupUnited Airlines passengers stranded at least 16 hours after plane diversion to CanadaCrashed Lion Air Jet’s Recorder Has Two Hours of Cockpit Voices
Financial stress may impact flight safety, warns AI pilots’ unionTSA calls in backup officers as absences of unpaid airport screeners rise Airbus sells 65 jets worth US$7.47 billion to SMBC Aviation Capital
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise grows fleet to 54 aircraftUber’s plans for an air taxi, explained Green Africa Airways appoints Joshua Koshy as CFO
1500 Private Jets predicted to descend on Davos this weekThe decade-long fight to save the Kruger’s rhinos from poachingStratolaunch abandons launch vehicle program
First Australian F-35s scheduled to begin flying operations Etihad Proposes To Increase Its Stake To 49% In Jet Airways Cebu Pacific posts new record for most number of passengers flown in a single day

23 January

Unruly’ passenger forcibly removed from Kulula flightRecord private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talkUSAF installs metallic 3D printed part on operational F-22 Raptor
Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitorsSaudi Arabia dismisses head of civil aviationWitnesses to midair fight slam airline over passenger safety
Pegasus Airlines expands its cockpit team with expat pilotsNo details on crashed jet’s voice recorder until final reportHow Do You Feel About Pilots Napping In The Cockpit During
Russian plane bound for Moscow in suspected hijackingRote Pilot Solution Improving Cabin Safety
Jet’s lenders awaiting Sebi decision on exemptions to Etihad: SBI chairman In Conversation: Europe update with Gesche WüpperFlyby Technology – Our Story
Nevada UAS Test Site Selected For FAA UAS Traffic Management Pilot ProgramCMA clears Menzies Aviation-Airline Services airport services mergerBombardier Business Aircraft announced the appointment of Peter Bromby as Vice President
Airbus in internal talks to bring OneWeb IFC to cabins and cockpitsSingle-use Plastic Free flights hailed great success by all Lithium-ion batteries for e-cigarette caused fire on WestJet flight: TSB
SriLankan’s operational safety audit registration not renewed by IATAAirlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the FutureCollins Aerospace goes supersonic with win on new X-59 QueSST demonstrator aircraft
Routes: A roundup of airline route developmentsHave you ever wondered how often an airplane gets its tires changed?Here are the planes being built to bring back supersonic travel
Airbus Hands Over First ACJ320neo Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes Air Zimbabwe to lease out B777s, seeks fresh investor EOIs
Autoland: How pilots land when they can’t see the runwayUltimate Heli Deploys Bell 412 and AS350 to AntarcticaCan Boeing’s Favorite Defense Secretary Hang On?
Aer Lingus more profitable than British Airways, says Walsh Ryanair changes Brexit tack to ‘get behind’ UK economyVNY Flies on Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel
Where are all the Women? Poonawalla Gets India’s First ACH145250 passengers stranded aboard airplane for 16 hours in frigid N.L. town
3 Reasons To Buy Atlas Air Shares

22 January

Su-34 Bombers Collide in Far East Russia, Two Pilots RescuedDGCA India restricts long over water flights of A320neo aircraft over ongoing engine issuesPelosi Echoes Airline Industry’s Travel Safety Worries As Shutdown Drags On
Qantas and Air New Zealand top annual airline safety ratings Shutdown stymies NTSB investigations into fatal crashes, prompting safety fears FAA looks to ease drone flight rules
World’s fastest growing airlines in 2018 have been revealed Airbus Kicks Off Construction on Manufacturing Facility in AlabamaElite TH100 featured in Tampa Bay News
This Famous Airline’s New Discount Policy Is Absolutely Brilliant (Why Didn’t Southwest or Delta Think of It First?) Heavy debt of Indian airlines a problem: IATA ChiefAirbus says ministers signal optimism Britain will avoid no-deal Brexit
Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles as of February Suits from Vadodara, parachutes from Agra: Inside ISRO’s plan to launch India’s first astronautsMicrodrones Acquires Asian UAV Technology Distributor
Ryanair cuts its full year profit guidance again Ensuring safe HEMS Operations at Major Events ICAO launches 1.2MW solar-at-gate pilot project in Cameroon to reduce aircraft CO2 emissions during ground operations
SA’s most on-time carrier up in the air, as 2018 Global Punctuality Report released United expands upscale offerings with opening of LAX Polaris Lounge Japanese rocket blasts into space to deliver world’s 1st artificial meteor shower
Embraer presents its preliminary forecast for 2019 and 2020 The next CEO of Airbus explains the major hurdle that stands in the way of electric planesCritical flight-safety feature up for grabs in planned Eurodrone
Ken O’Toole: ‘A lot of airports don’t have a clue what airlines want’ CAA appoints new head of its General Aviation Unit American Airlines’ plays for flexibility make competitors wary
Singapore approves plan to procure F-35 aircraft

21 January

EASA Proposal Aims to Enhance Runway Safety Austrian Airlines presents its new strategy called #DriveTo25: Expansion of Vienna Flight Hub, Realignment of Decentralized Flight Traffic A220 airliner wins approval from Transport Canada for 180 minutes ETOPS capability
Afghan MD 530F helos to receive safety, range, and endurance upgradesEurope’s largest regional airline is bought for the price of a West London flat An Important Part of Chao’s Drone Announcements Didn’t Get Enough Press: UTM and Drone Integration
Canadian woman briefly detained at Beijing airport: paperAviation repair apprenticeship offers alternative to high-priced higher education UAE Rebuffs Open Skies Talks With the EU
Etihad Airways flies first flight with sustainable aviation fuel ‘Culture of safety’ yields award for GE Aviation New satellite network will make it impossible for a commercial airplane to vanish
Iridium’s ‘truly global’ satellite internet connects aircraft and ships EZ-FLY: Researching Easier To Fly Aircraft SpaceX ditches plans to develop Mars spaceship at Los Angeles port
The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Flight: 8 Things You Might Not Know, a Decade LaterMelbourne Airport focuses on design with shared use check-insCooperation and innovation pivotal to delivering “Flight for All”
SpaceX says it’ll build and test its Starship prototypes in Texas, not Los Angeles Lufthansa’s Austrian Airlines to spend $228 million to expand Airbus fleet Essendon Airport DFO plans call safety planning into question
Austrian Airlines to close six regional crew bases, replace Q400 fleet U.S. Proposes to Allow Drone Operation at Night, Over People Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for WestJet
Aer Lingus reveals first brand makeover in 20 years TurbineAero Acquires APU Part Repair from Triumph Group NetJets, NJASAP Reach Industry-Leading Agreement
What’s Wrong With Robinson R44 Pilots? Future of airport security on show in London

19 January

‘This is where MH370 crashed’: Fisherman claims he saw Malaysian Airlines plane go downCollege or $70,000 a year? Aviation industry scrambles for mechanics as retirements loomKLM regional strategy makes for pleasant start to flight with kids
Look At These Dramatic Shots Of A B-2 Spirit Bomber Taking Off On Its First Sortie From HawaiiTop Aces achieves record-breaking 75,000 hours of air combat trainingCollins Aerospace goes supersonic with win on new X-59 QueSST demonstrator aircraft
Aer Lingus unveils brand new logo for the first time in 20 years as part of new rebrandWideband, digital HF a go for the cockpit, says Collins AerospaceDisruption 2.0: What lies in store for future airline CEOs?
FAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One More Step Towards Drone IntegrationCanada’s New Drone Regulations: Rigid or Reasonable?Iran Aseman Airlines historic flight: The last scheduled passenger service on a Boeing 727
Flight Ops to Dubai GIAS 2019Airlines downplay impact on US government shutdown for nowDrone Regulations: Canada vs. US, an Infographic
Airbus Corporate Helicopters CEO Is Bullish on the BreedLuxaviation adds two aircraft to its Belgian fleet for full charter operationsAirbus Exec to Aircraft Manufacturers: Jump In or be Left Out of Air Taxi Revolution
FedEx and UPS Could Lose Billions as Amazon Air ExpandsNorway AW101 accident report cites human, organizational factorsAir ambulance spent equivalent of one hour a day dealing with emergencies in 2018
Southwest’s Herb Kelleher: Five innovations that shaped U.S. aviationSoon, made in India aircraft in skies! Govt preparing roadmap for domestic aircraft manufacturing: MinisterJean-Marc Nasr appointed President Asia-Pacific, Airbus
Heavy ‘Sierra cement’ snow causes business jet to pull stationary wheelie at Truckee airport

18 January

Government presses Hong Kong Airlines to further clarify financesPictures of China’s new multirole helicopter leaked onlineEtihad Cargo awarded IATA’S CEIV certification for pharmaceuticals logistics
Swiss rail service making plans to integrate air taxi operationairBaltic welcomes record 4.1 million passengers in 2018GoAir wants more flying rights to Thailand as passenger traffic grows
Promise of eVTOL “Coming to Be Realized,” GAMA Says issuePratt & Whitney yet to ascertain how many planes affected by gearbox issueSecretary Chao: Drones are a new transportation frontier
India’s Struggling Jet Airways Flags Bailout OptionsAir Canada studies domestic, US, Mexico routes for A220sAWA is not afraid of competition – Commercial Head
Twice the speed and twice the range. Sikorsky, Boeing unveil next-generation military helicopterEmirates and Flydubai May Be Merged Within 18 MonthsFlying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives
Jet Airways’ delayed salaries can lead to security risks, warns DGCAWACO Aircraft Corporation to add more than 30 jobs and 60,000 square feetAirbus Spends $300 Million on New Alabama Plant for A220 Jet
Delta passenger who carried firearm through TSA screening returned from Japan to US on the same dayCanadian air traffic controllers send pizzas to U.S. counterparts working without payRyanair Pilot Unions in ‘Several Countries’ Suspend Talks: ECA
Alaska Airlines plans to hire 3,000 in 2019Jet Airways’ financial situation can be resolved in a month: Boeing’s Dinesh KeskarStart-up Bamboo Airways launches flights in crowded Vietnam market
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 Violates Air Space Regulations

17 January

Bell Training Academy Chief Flight Instructor Receives HAI’s Salute to ExcellenceBoeing 787 Profit Growth ContinuesMango Airlines to Install Split Scimitar® Winglets on Boeing Next Generation 737-800 Fleet
The Aérospatiale Gazelle Airbus Helicopters 2018 ReviewJetBlue and Alaska Air Show That Not All Airlines Are Hurting
Brexit uncertainty ‘really unbearable’, says Airbus ChiefELT’s (Emergency Locator Transmitter) Do You Need One?France orders 28 Rafale aircraft for $2.3 billion
HeliOffshore Appoints François Lassale to New Chief Operating Officer PositionJet Airways sinks over 8% amid uncertainty over Etihad Airways’ open offerAireon completes deployment of Iridium NEXT
Photographing the painted bomber jackets of WWII aviatorsFlySafair dominates airline punctualityItalian gov’t respond to EU concerns re Alitalia
When Is It Time to Move from a Turboprop to a Jet?As Helinet’s CEO, Kathryn Purwin flies above the glass ceilingEtihad offers to invest in Jet Airways at discounted rate of Rs 150 / share

16 January

NTSB Points to Pilot’s Medical Condition in Bellanca AccidentIndonesian Air Force Intercepts Ethiopian Airlines FreighterFAA Proposes New Drone Regs and a New Pilot Program: One More Step Towards Drone Integration
SA airline lambasted for “bizarre” decision to ignore safety adviceFAA considers letting drones fly over crowdsIBAC Director Michael Hohm Flies West
How Predictive Maintenance is Improving Efficiency in The Aviation IndustryMC-21 aircraft to be certified in 2020China steps up pilot recruitment for its fast expanding aircraft carrier program
Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway: NASA’s Proposed Lunar Space Station

15 January

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

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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