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Drone NPRM Draws 899 Comments
April 22, 2019 The comment period on the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on its rules for drone operations has ended and 899 comments...

SpaceX Crew Dragon Has Test Mishap
April 21, 2019 SpaceX suffered a setback in its manned program when one of its Crew Dragon capsules experienced “an anomaly” on a test stand...

Canada May Require MAX Sim Training
April 20, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau is suggesting he’ll break ranks with the FAA’s handling of the Boeing MAX 8 fix and...

Wingtip Scuffed In Takeoff Mishap
April 20, 2019 On the same day an American Airlines A321 clipped a runway distance marker with a wingtip, an AeroMexico E170 dragged its left...

Sometimes Old Technology Is Appropriate
April 16, 2019 It can be hard to improve on some things that just work and the Air Force is coming to that realization with some of its...

International Committee To Review MAX
April 14, 2019 The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the safety certification of the Boeing 737 MAX will be reviewed by an international...

Stratolaunch Flies
April 13, 2019 The world’s largest airplane took its first flight early Saturday. The Stratolaunch, a six-engine, twin-fuselage behemoth with...

'Secret' Airplane Stops At FBO
April 6, 2019 One of Scaled Composites' (formerly) most secretive projects was on full display at a Kentucky FBO over the weekend, on its...

Pilotless Octocopter Flies With Passengers
April 6, 2019 Ehang flew its autonomous octocopter with two passengers for the first time in public in Austria on Saturday and the company...

Sun 'n Fun Rebrands
April 6, 2019 The just-wrapped Sun ’n Fun Fly-In and Expo will have a new name in 2020 that better reflects the event’s mission.