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Counterfeit titanium was found in Boeing and Airbus jets

Titanium that was distributed with fake documentation has been found in commercial Boeing and Airbus jets. Now the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft manufacturers and supplier Spirit AeroSystems are investigating whether those components pose a safety hazard to the public. (www.cnn.com) More...

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The FAA is investigating a new incident involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in midair

A Boeing 737 Max 8 jet experienced a rare but potentially serious problem recently known as a Dutch roll before landing safely. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the incident during a Southwest Airlines flight last month. (www.npr.org) More...

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Boeing Discovers Faulty Fastener Installation On Undelivered 787 Dreamliners

Boeing is investigating incorrectly installed fasteners on its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. More than 900 fasteners were reportedly affected per plane. The FAA Administrator plans to address the quality lapse during a visit to Boeing's facilities in South Carolina. Boeing has launched an investigation into a quality problem with its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. Reports suggest that hundreds of fasteners have been incorrectly installed, but there is no immediate safety risk. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Chinese e-tailer JD.com expands cargo airline

Chinese e-commerce store JD.com is growing its in-house airline to satisfy customers in China with quick order delivery. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Remembering Marisa Maretti: The Trailblazing ‘First Lady of Business Aviation’ Passes at 79

Marisa Maretti, affectionately known as “the first lady of business aviation,” died on May 18 at the age of 79. (skygofly.com) More...

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Groups Call For Improved European-U.S. Coordination In Aviation

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) joined Airlines For Europe (A4E); Aerospace, Security and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD); and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) in welcoming the call for enhanced alignment between the U.S. and the European Union (EU) for aviation policy and regulation. The groups have expressed support for improved coordination on safety and innovation priorities cited during the 2024 FAA-EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency)… (www.avweb.com) More...

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Connection and Microsoft Partner with Aviation Museum of NH to Inspire Tomorrow’s Aerospace Professionals

Connection, in partnership with Microsoft, donated 20 Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 devices and accessories to the non-profit as part of the technology solution provider’s Connection Cares initiative. Flights of Discovery participants will use the Surface devices and Minecraft virtual construction platform to work together to design and build the airport of tomorrow. This summer, the exercise will enable students to use knowledge gained from field trips behind the scenes at Manchester-Boston… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max grounded for 2 weeks after scary ‘Dutch’ roll incident at 32,000 feet

A Boeing 737 Max has been grounded for 20 days after the aircraft experienced a dangerous “Dutch roll” mid-flight, causing it to sway side-to-side in yet another troubling incident for the embattled aviation company. (www.msn.com) More...


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