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Aircraft

Leap-powered Airbus A321XLR Wins EASA Type Certification

Powered by the CFM Leap-1A engines, the narrowbody airliner is ready for service entry
Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of EASA handing over the Type Certificate for the Airbus A321XLR to Isabelle Bloy
Engines

CFM Ramps Up Rise Open-fan Engine Testing

Noise and wind-tunnel tests on the new generation engine yield promising results
A one-fifth-scale demonstrator for the CFM RISE open-fan engine is pictured in a wind tunnel
Aircraft

Green Regional Airliners Could Break the Market Mold

Several new hybrid-electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft are in development
Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric regional airliner
ATC

Groups Push Lawmakers To Up FAA's ATC Equipment Budget

Organizations say the aviation trust fund can support increased investment
ATC Tower
Regulations and Government

Legal Expert: Chevron Rule Brings 'Enormous Implications' for Industry

Jetlaw's Mentzer sees more legal challenges, slower regulation with Supreme Court decision
Court Gavel (Photo: Pixabay)
Safety

Boeing Insists It Is Making Progress On Safety and Program Delays

As the 737 Max safety saga continues, Boeing's Farnborough show presence is understated
Boeing Max line Renton
Airports

Court Blocks Movement Cuts at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

It is unclear whether the new Dutch government will pursue its predecessor's environmental policies
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Security

New Protections Deployed Against Attacks On Navigation Systems

Russia and Iran are the main perpetrators of GPS jamming and spoofing attacks
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) ADA Anti-Jam GPS System
Environment

Europe's SAF Market Poses Competitive Challenges For Airlines

Airlines face stiff challenges from the European Union's ReFuelEU policy
TotalEnergies truck fueling Airbus aircraft with SAF blend
Training and Workforce

Lawmakers Keep Aviation Workforce Shortage Concerns in Central Focus

The House aviation subcommittee discussed the importance of implementing FAA reauthorization measures for workforce support
U.S. Capitol Building (Photo: Pixabay)
Regulations and Government

House Republicans Call for Review of Agency Actions in Wake of Chevron

Agencies were given a July 23 deadline to furnish a list of activities potentially affected by the Supreme Court Chevron decision
Capitol dome (Photo: Library of Congress)
Regulations and Government

Rep. Sam Graves: How the FAA and NTSB Reauthorization Got Done

"It was bipartisan from the beginning," Graves said of the 1,000-plus page measure
Aircraft with landing gear down flying toward camera
Safety

EASA Updates Guidance on Navigation System Interference

A safety information bulletin has been revised since the November 2023 edition
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Safety

Opinion: Boeing Safety Charade Prompts NTSB Rebuke

Safety and quality assurance briefing leads to NTSB sanctions
Elizabeth Lund, senior vice president of quality at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, addresses reporters during a media briefing in Renton, Washington, on June 25, 2024.
Regulations and Government

Lawmakers Look To Boost FAA Funding

Airport grants would increase to $4 billion in line with the FAA reauthorization bill
Capitol dome (Photo: Library of Congress)
Aircraft

Boeing and Airbus Eye Spirit AeroSystems Deals

Value of deals could total some $9 billion
Spirit AeroSystems Wichita
Airports

First Situational Awareness Systems Delivered in U.S.

The system captures ADS-B signals from aircraft and ground vehicles
uAvionix’s airport situational awareness system
Security

ICAO Issues Updated Global Aviation Security Plan

Implementation of security guidance will be audited by the UN agency
ATC

Flood Damage Disrupts Flights at Geneva Airport

Operations at the Swiss airport were limited to 70% on Wednesday afternoon
Skyguide ATC tower in Geneva
Regulations and Government

FAA's Part 380 Plans Receiving Mixed Reviews

NBAA questioned the rationale for a rulemaking while ALPA cheered
JSX
Regulations and Government

FAA, EASA Look To Tighten Cooperation

The regulatory authorities pledged to further collaboration in a range of areas
Aerial view of U.S. Capital Building
Safety

FAA and EASA Promise Closer Regulatory Collaboration

The air safety agencies recognized they need to keep pace with rapid technological change
Security

Security Leaders Assemble To Assess Overflight Risks

WORC 2024 will to mark the 10th anniversary of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Training and Workforce

Oklahoma City: The National Airspace System's 'Treasure'

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is the intersection of all things aviation
students at FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC)
Training and Workforce

How Talking to an Aviation Industry Peer Could Avert Mental Health Crises

MedAire and OdiliaClark have joined forces to make counseling available
mental health illustration
Aircraft

NASA Completes Initial Review Toward X-59 Supersonic Flight

Flight Readiness Review board analysis is a key step toward the X-59 flight
NASA X-59 supersonic demonstrator on ramp at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
Avionics

Flight Tests Could Pave Way for Quantum-based INS

UK government is funding research into spoof-proof navigation technology
UK quantum test flights in RJ100 aircraft
Aircraft

GGT Worldwise Introduces Electric Vehicle Options

Mercedes EQS, BMW i7 models added to inventory
EV
ATC

Airbus UpNext Testing Automatic Taxiing Technologies

Airbus is using an electric truck testbed to trial the automation
Airbus UpNext's electric truck testbed (Photo: Airbus)
Regulations and Government

Now Law, FAA Bill Tackles Range of Aviation Issues

The bill spans 1,000 pages and more than 1,200 measures
U.S. Capitol