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INFORMATIONAL Apr 11, 2024 Why Germany's Parliament Flies Its Members Only in Economy Class The Deutscher Bundestag enacted a recent change making Parliment members sit in economy for short haul flights. This comes after overspending on business and first class tickets in 2023. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 20, 2024 Breaking the Sound Barrier Again: The Race to Develop the Next Generation of Supersonic Jets Several startups across the aerospace industry are currently developing supersonic aircraft. What was once considered science fiction could become a reality within the next few decades. Read More →
STORIES Mar 20, 2024 Boeing's Blame Game: A History of Shifting Responsibility After Crashes Boeing has been experiencing high pressure and complications due to accidents and a lack of safety culture. Boeing CEO David Calhoun appeared in an interview with the New York Times in 2020. When asked to accept the blame for the fatal 737 MAX crashes, he avoided answering the question by stating whether U.S. pilots could have avoided them. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 14, 2024 Passengers in These Four Southern U.S. Cities Will See Airport Improvements In 2024, migration statistics have forecasted large influxes of US residents moving to cities across the Sun Belt, specifically the country's southeastern part. Airports in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh/Durham are currently undergoing expansion and modernization projects. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 11, 2024 U.S. Intelligence Community Annual Threat Report: Key Aerospace Takeaways On March 11, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released their annual threat assessment, on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community. The 2024 edition featured many updates across the aerospace industry, including concerns about growing militaries, the expansion of missile technology, and the scope of foreign space programs. Read More →
NEWS Mar 10, 2024 FAA Invests $13.5 Million in Schools to Develop Future Aviation Professionals A new grant program from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants $13.5 million to 32 schools for aviation education to increase the attraction of train students for careers such as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. The aim is to assist economically deprived areas. Read More →
NEWS Mar 09, 2024 U.S. Department of Justice Opens Criminal Investigation into Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Incident The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into the incident involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The DOJ announced this investigation on March 9, over two months after the incident occurred. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 NTSB Investigating Stuck Rudder From Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft in Newark A United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX recently experienced "stuck" rudder pedals shortly after landing, prompting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 05, 2024 Lufthansa Considers Ditching ITA Airways Buyout After Hitting EU Scrutiny Deutsche Lufthansa AG, one of Europe's major airlines, finds itself tangled in a complex web of negotiations and regulatory scrutiny surrounding its offered acquisition of ITA Airways, the successor to Italy's former flagship carrier, Alitalia. The latest developments suggest that Lufthansa may reconsider its investment in ITA Airways due to the strict demands imposed by the European Union (EU) and the uncertainties surrounding the deal's antitrust implications. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed: Passengers Claim Alaska Airlines and Boeing Put Lives at Risk Three passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1812, which had an incident involving a door plug blowing off mid-flight in January, are suing the airline and Boeing for $1 billion. The case includes negligence for allegedly ignoring the signs of an impending incident. Read More →