China orders its airlines to suspend use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft
SubmittedEither hard ball or concern or both relative to Boeing and US and would think Boeing now needs to work this and make public valid info. (www.cnbc.com) More...
Nevada (Reno - Tahoe) airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage
SubmittedWhile more than just one factor, seems article implies lack of fuel delivery due to truck driver shortages. I truly wonder how that could be and that there is not more to the story not being told.... (www.yahoo.com) More...
U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 (Pratt & Whitney) engine
SubmittedFrom the recent United event; cowling modifications. May 12 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told a U.S. House committee that the agency is "requiring the manufacturers to address strengthen(ing) the cowling." (finance.yahoo.com) More...
American Airlines CEO tells employees to brace for furlough warnings
SubmittedI post this not as much for its content, but to see if anyone else has noticed the amount of traffic that was stable, if at a low level, now seems to be on a declining slope, if one looks at a 6 month view of the flight data from FlightAware starting around mid-December 2020. I.e. a visual to my eye seems to show lower highs and lower low peaks for Commercial & Cargo Airlines traffic trend now and maybe even a start similar on the General & Business Aviation traffic. Many things are… (finance.yahoo.com) More...
Jet Airways defaults on debt payment to banks, shares drop
Submitted(Reuters) - Cash-strapped Jet Airways Ltd said late Tuesday it defaulted on debt payment to a consortium of Indian banks, prompting ratings agency ICRA to downgrade the carrier and sending its shares sharply lower.....Jet and its second-largest shareholder, Etihad Airways, are in talks with bankers on a rescue deal.... (finance.yahoo.com) More...
Russia blocks flights that avoid Belarusian airspace
SubmittedSimply put, things are heating up in my view... From article: Why it matters: The move comes after the EU told European airlines not to fly over Belarus, and appears to seek to undermine the bloc's response to the country's strongman leader Aleksandr Lukashenko, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (www.yahoo.com) More...
Toxic Leaded Gasoline Production Ends as Last Refinery Shuts Down
SubmittedMaybe for auto use, but not general aviation; does make one wonder what next for the GA market.... I do not know where & whom makes the 100LL fuel in the USA, can anyone provide this info? (finance.yahoo.com) More...
Plane without pilot flies over a mile after unexpected takeoff, Nebraska officials say
SubmittedLooks like the pilot less aircraft was already invented long, long, long ago.... really do wonder what actually happened and if anyone has a REASONABLE best guess knowing a Piper J-3; it does look like the landing will need some more debugging. Yep, title right from Yahoo. (www.yahoo.com) More...
Last year's F-16 crash in Ca. -- Report: Hydraulic failure caused jet crash into warehouse
SubmittedShort take from article: loss of hydraulic pressure prevented a military pilot from controlling an F-16 jet that crashed into a warehouse last year just outside March Air Reserve Base in California... Two valves were improperly installed on the jet, resulting in damage that caused hydraulic fluid to leak.... (www.yahoo.com) More...
Ejection Sequence Failed Before Deadly Fighter Jet Crash, Investigation Shows
SubmittedPretty detail report (my view) of the sad event; my try at quick summery: After unsuccessful air re-fueling, returned to base with wingman. Gear contacted (and damaged by) localizer antenna array due to (per report) incorrect identify the runway threshold. Plane did a touch and go and communication with tower about proper landing procedure with damaged landing gear took place; some discussion about what was the proper checklist to follow for situation.... In any event, an ejection may be needed;… (www.yahoo.com) More...
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