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FAA Grounds Citation 525s With Tamarack Winglets

AD allows a ferry permit with flight restrictions. The FAA today issued an airworthiness directive effective immediately that grounds all Cessna Citation CJ 525, 525A and 525B models operating with Tamarack active load alleviation system (ATLAS) winglets installed in accordance with STCSA03842NY. The agency said malfunctioning of the ATLAS could lead to loss of control

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Senate Grills FAA Nominee on Boeing 737 Max Issues

Former Delta executive Steve Dickson’s path to confirmation as the next FAA Administrator is expected to be a smooth one despite pointed questions from senators. Former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson faced heated questions in the Senate on Wednesday about whether regulators could have done more to prevent two fatal crashes of Boeing 737

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Van Nuys Airport Holds Another Successful Aviation Career Day

1,200 students heard from dozens of exhibitors. Van Nuys Airport, one of the busiest general aviation facilities in the U.S., last week held its 14th annual, “The Sky’s the Limit: Aviation Career Day.” This year more than 1,200 students got a first-hand look at dozens of job opportunities possibly awaiting them in the aviation industry.

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Pilatus Delivers PC-24 to U-Haul

The 27th Super Versatile Jet joins other Pilatus airplanes in corporate fleet. When you think about U-Haul, you probably envision a small or medium sized truck used for personal moving. But this week, the company took delivery of one of the most advanced business jets on the market – the Pilatus PC-24. Featuring an orange

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PBS Series Looks at The Airplane, An Idea That Changed the World

Series explains how other influencers helped the Wright Brothers create the airplane. The second episode of a new PBS series, “Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World,” premieres tomorrow night April 24 with “Airplane,” a look at the people who inspired the Wright Brothers to create the first practical aircraft. The journey to the first

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Major Airlines Suffer from Boeing 737 Max Issue

Thousands of flights cancelled as a result of recent crashes. Major U.S. airlines have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights as a result of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX fleet after two accidents in the past six months, one in Indonesia and the other in Ethiopia, killing a total of nearly 350 people.

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Piper Introduces Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i Trainers

New trainers come at a value-focused price point. Piper Aircraft announced two new value-priced additions to its trainer-class of aircraft on the opening day of Sun N’ Fun at Lakeland Florida. The company showed off its proof of concept Piper Pilot 100 and Pilot 100i. The basic 100 includes Garmin G3X Touch Certified avionics and

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L3 Commercial Aviation Announces Massive Piper Order

Worldwide training operation signs order for up to 240 airplanes. Piper aircraft is having a terrific week at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida. After yesterday’s announcement about the development of a pair of two-seat trainers, the Piper Pilot 100 and 100i, the company also won a huge order from L3 Commercial Aviation – a

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Piaggio Aerospace Aims To Find Buyer by April 2020

Troubled Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace is trying to chalk up orders for its P.180 Avanti Evo turboprop twin while it simultaneously searches for potential buyers of the entire company by April 2020. Piaggio went into insolvency after its UAE-based owner Mubadala cancelled its order for the P.1HH Hammerhead, an unmanned maritime patrol version of

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REGULATOR WARNS AIRASIA ON TAKEOVER OF NOK AIR

Update: AirAsia informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand on March 6 that it has withdrawn its offer to purchase Nok Air shares. BANGKOK — A trade official warned Thursday that aviation giant AirAsia’s proposed acquisition of rival Nok Air may violate antitrust laws. Though both firms have yet to confirm the deal, Trade Competition Commissioner Santichai

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