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Tag Archive | "FAA"

Boeing Knew About 737 MAX Problems with Sensor and Warning Light Failure Before 2 Deadly Crashes

Boeing didn’t disclose to airlines or federal regulators that a warning light wasn’t working until after one of two plane crashes. Boeing reported Sunday May 5, 2019 in a press conference that the company discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 MAX aircraft for several months that a warning light integrated with MCAS (Maneuvering […]

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President Donald Trump in Agreement with FAA Orders Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday March 13 2019 that the US would be issuing an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9, and planes associated with that line. President Trump added that both the FAA and Boeing were “in agreement with the action,” and any planes currently in flight would continue to […]

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Drone Delivery Company Flirtey Gets FAA Approval to Fly Drones Beyond Line of Sight to Deliver Automated External Defibrillators

Flirtey, a Reno, Nevada-based drone delivery company, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), the City of Reno and Flirtey announced today. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location.

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1 Killed, 7 Injured: Southwest Passenger Was Extruded Through Broken Aircraft Window After Jet Engine Exploded

Investigators say a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia showed evidence of metal fatigue. Passengers describe a terrifying experience. One woman died. A female passenger died after a jet engine explosion during Southwest Airlines Flight 1380’s cruising altitude in flight over Pennsylvania, […]

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Southwest Boeing 737-700 Blows Engine at High Altitude While En Route from NY to Dallas

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 passenger jet made an emergency landing about 11:20 a.m. ET Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport after an engine blew out, and the aircraft was diverted during its New York-to-Dallas route. UPDATE … 1 Killed, 7 Injured: Southwest Passenger Was Extruded Through Broken Aircraft Window After Jet Engine […]

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Cargo Jet and Passenger Jet Burn on the Same Day in Fort Lauderdale and Chicago

Fort Lauderdale International Airport was shut down for several hours when a FedEx cargo plane caught fire after its landing gear collapsed. A FedEx cargo plane caught fire about 5:50 p.m. ET on a runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The fire caused the airport to shut down for several hours, the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Possible Self-Inflicted Non-Gunshot Wound at Chicago Center Air Traffic Control Center in Aurora, IL

UPDATE: The incident at ATRCC “Chicago Center” involved a contractor with knowledge of the building and radar system who allegedly cut every radar feed to FAA traffic controllers before setting gas-soaked rags on fire near sensitive equipment, which also damaged communications equipment. He also attempted suicide by slitting wrists. The alleged suspect was transported to […]

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Fox News Reporting Fire at O’Hare Control Tower; Fire Dept Is at ARTCC Chicago Center, Aurora

UPDATE: The incident at ATRCC “Chicago Center” involved a contractor with knowledge of the building and radar system who allegedly cut every radar feed to FAA traffic controllers before setting gas-soaked rags on fire near sensitive equipment, which also damaged communications equipment. He also attempted suicide by slitting wrists. The alleged suspect was transported to […]

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New Air Traffic Control System at Crossroads

The FAA is creating a new air traffic system that officials say will be as revolutionary for civil aviation as was the advent of radar decades ago. But the program is at a crossroads. Traffic capacity is expected to increase significantly with the FAA’s GPS-based NextGen system, which is also expected to save time, fuel […]

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Forget the Segway: Get to Work in this Puffin Pesonal Air Vehicle (PAV) from NASA

Video animation for conceptual design of a Personal Air Vehicle [NO AUDIO]. Conceptual design focusing on the ability of a redundant electric propulsion system to provide new capabilities for Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft. Specifically utilizing electric motor variable rpm to accomplish a low tipspeed prop-rotor (400 ft/sec tip speed at hover and 200 ft/sec […]

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NORAD Training Flights Over Chicago

Customs and Border Protection aircraft and Air Force F-16 participated in a training exercise known as Falcon Virgo 09-Windy City-One, July 21 in Chicago. Residents in the area were told to expect flights to occur during the late night and early morning hours beginning Tuesday at 1 a.m. and continuing through the scheduled exercise hours. […]

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