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March 24, 2023, 11:16 AM

Boeing 737 Max AD Sheds Light on Factory Errors

Improper torquing of fasteners by Boeing factory mechanics in Max jets’ engine anti-ice exhaust ducts results in FAA airworthiness directive.

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Mar 15, 2023 - 9:19 AM
The Flight Safety Foundation Releases its 2022 Safety Report on the same day the FAA holds a special safety summit.
Mar 14, 2023 - 9:58 AM
Saudia and newly minted carrier Riyadh Air have agreed to place firm orders for a total of 78 Boeing 787s.
Mar 13, 2023 - 3:43 PM
Principals expect Riyadh Air to fly to 100 destinations by 2030, create 200,000 jobs, and add $20 billion to Saudi Arabia's GDP.
Indonesian investigators inspect a Trigana Air Boeing 737-500 for gunfire damage.
Mar 13, 2023 - 9:06 AM
Gunfire prompts local carriers to suspend operations to Nop Goliat Dekai Airport in Yahukimo Regency, Highland Papua.
JAL Riblet tech flight test campaign
Mar 10, 2023 - 12:02 PM
Japan Airlines is testing the durability of a "sharkskin" exterior coating on two Boeing 737-800s that reduces friction and thus increases fuel efficiency
Stranded passengers during Manila ATC outage on Jan. 1, 2023
Mar 9, 2023 - 6:34 PM
An Philippine Senate investigation found no evidence of sabotage or a cybersecurity attack relating to Manila’s January 1 air traffic control power outage.
V2500 engine
Mar 9, 2023 - 12:01 AM
The IAE AG partnership, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, expects its V2500 engine family to remain in service beyond 2045.
Mar 7, 2023 - 2:42 PM
The aircraft and engine maintenance unit of Lufthansa has reported a record profit in the wake of air travel's recovery and an increase in flight hours.
Puma Energy fuel truck refilling tanks at fuel station in Brisbane
Mar 7, 2023 - 7:55 AM
Amnesty International, Global Witness, and Burma Campaign UK reiterate calls to suspend aviation fuel supply to Myanmar amidst unlawful air strikes.
Mar 7, 2023 - 6:46 AM
Turboprops accounted for four of five fatal accidents last year with loss of life to passengers and crew onboard, according to IATA's 2022 safety report.