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The Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference
THE AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS & SUSTAINMENT CONFERENCE
April 22-26, 2019
The mission of this conference is to identify the challenges and the collaborative work being done within the aerospace community in improving the safety, airworthiness, availability and cost effectiveness of both our military and commercial aircraft fleets. The battle of maintaining an aging fleet ...

GO DIGITAL US
GO DIGITAL US
April 29-29, 2019
With offices in Malmö, Sweden and San Diego, California, we work with a global perspective building partnerships with the leading experts and suppliers in aviation knowledge management.

Federal Aviation Administration


In August 1958, more than 50 years after the Wright brothers gave life to the age-old dream of flight, the FAA was created to usher in the Jet Age of commercial air transportation. Over the next five decades and up to the present day, the FAA has served as both an overseer and proponent of advancements in aviation that continue to push the limits of science and technology.

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For now, tracking planes flying into or out of the Tampa Bay area's airports means air traffic controllers looking at ground-based radar and talking with pilots on the radio. The future will involve GPS tracking coordinated by 24 satellites. Controllers will still use radar, too, but their communication will be more detailed text messaging with pilots in the air. And the result, the Federal Aviation Administration says, will be like going from using fold-out maps to plan a family vacation to...
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Thursday it would meet with American commercial airlines that use the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded worldwide since mid-March following two accidents that killed 346 people. The meeting comes as Boeing faces intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash on March 10 - the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months. The purpose of this meeting is for the FAA to gather facts, informati...
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Boeing’s CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts to convince regulators to let the plane fly again. Dennis Muilenburg also said Thursday that the company has met with pilots and airline officials in the U.S. and abroad, holding flight-simulator sessions to demonstrate the software changes. The Federal Aviation Administration, which will consider whether the plane can resume flying ...
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U.S. airlines were back in operation on Monday after a series of system-wide outages delayed flights and fired-up customer complaints on social media. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem was caused by the Aerodata airplane planning weight and balance program.The agency issued a statement around 8.30 a.m. ET, saying the issue had been resolved.American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines reported system-wide outages, with United Airlines saying it was unable to creat...
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Boeing's 737 Max jets will remain grounded for weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday afternoon that the plane maker continues to work on a software fix. Boeing had said it would submit the fix to the FAA last week, and it had gathered hundreds of industry representatives at its Seattle-area facilities last Wednesday to demonstrate the software changes.But the FAA said Monday that the company concluded "additional work" is needed.The FAA expects to receive Boei...
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After two fatal crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX, a federal agent served a grand jury subpoena Monday seeking information from an aviation flight-controls expert and consultant as part of a sweeping and aggressive criminal investigation into the jet’s certification.The expert, Peter Lemme, a Kirkland-based former Boeing flight-controls engineer who is now an avionics and satellite-communications consultant, has no direct personal knowledge of the airplane’s development or certificat...
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A technical glitch at an outside aviation company led to delays at major United States airlines on Monday. A series of system-wide outages delayed flights and fired-up customer complaints on social media has been resolved, but it may cause some a disruption in travel plans.Delays that began appearing first in Chicago, New York, Miami and Boston spread to Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, DC.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the technical issue hit a number of airlines and adv...

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Mitsubishi Aircraft has received a letter of authorisation from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that clears its staff to fly on the MRJ regional jet during its certification flight test programme. The manufacturer says that FAA pilots have already conducted two familiarisation flights on the MRJ from its flight test base at Moses Lake, Washington. Testing for certification by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) commenced earlier this year, and the FAA authorisation is expected to...
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UPS has begun daily revenue cargo deliveries by unmanned aircraft, flying medical samples on drones built by California-based Matternet for WakeMed’s flagship hospital in North Carolina. The flights that began on 26 March will be overseen by the US Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation as regulators seek to accommodate other businesses interested in drone delivery by making rules and best practices for unmanned aircraft part of everyday life. The M...
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Boeing has started holding information sessions with pilots, technical leaders and regulators on the Boeing 737 Max as it works towards having the global grounding of the fleet lifted.The manufacturer confirms that it held a session on 23 March, and is planning a similar one on 27 March at Renton.This is part of our ongoing effort to share more details about our plan for supporting the safe return of the 737 Max to commercial service,” it says in a statement.Boeing adds that it is continui...
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EVENTS

The Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference
THE AIRCRAFT AIRWORTHINESS & SUSTAINMENT CONFERENCE
April 22-26, 2019
The mission of this conference is to identify the challenges and the collaborative work being done within the aerospace community in improving the safety, airworthiness, availability and cost effectiveness of both our military and commercial aircraft fleets. The battle of maintaining an aging fleet ...

GO DIGITAL US
GO DIGITAL US
April 29-29, 2019
With offices in Malmö, Sweden and San Diego, California, we work with a global perspective building partnerships with the leading experts and suppliers in aviation knowledge management.