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Pipistrel Velis Electro earns LSA airworthiness exemption

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a light-sport aircraft (LSA) airworthiness exemption for the Pipistrel Velis Electro, opening up flight training in an electric aircraft within the United States. The FAA exemption allows U.S. flight schools to use the electric aircraft within their flight training programmes. The Velis Electro offers a lower-cost and more […]

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US$35 million will go to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, funding a portion of the construction of a 14-gate, 400,000 ft² terminal building

FAA allocates US$970 million to upgrade and expand 114 U.S. airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to distribute US$970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, covering 44 states and three territories. This announcement, part of the Administration’s Investing in America tour, fulfils President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, lowering costs for families, creating

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United Airlines plans to bring the 737 MAX 9 back into service starting January 28

FAA halts Boeing’s 737 Max production expansion amid quality concerns

On Wednesday, January 24, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put a stop to Boeing’s planned expansion of its 737 Max aircraft production. However, the regulatory body granted approval for the return of Boeing’s Max 9 to service, nearly three weeks after a door plug incident during an Alaska Airlines flight. FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker emphasised

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Delta Air Lines is of operator of the B737-900ER

FAA recommends visual inspections for B737-900ER door plugs

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended visual inspections for Boeing 737-900ER aircraft due to their similarities with the model involved in a mid-air emergency on an Alaska Airlines flight on January 5, 2024. These inspections should primarily concentrate on “mid-exit door plugs,” as specified by the FAA in a statement. This is the

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The FAA has concluded the inspection of 40 737-9 MAX aircraft

FAA takes stringent measures to ensure Boeing 737-9 MAX safety

In the wake of grounding 171 Boeing 737-9 MAX airplanes, the FAA is intensifying its scrutiny of Boeing’s manufacturing practices, production lines, and Spirit AeroSystems, a key subcontractor. This move represents a substantial enhancement of the FAA’s regulatory oversight of Boeing and a comprehensive review of potential system improvements. On Friday, January 12, the FAA

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Boeing 737 MAX

FAA implements stricter aircraft certification policy following Boeing 737 MAX crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the adoption of a new aircraft certification policy, designating key flight control changes as “major.” This policy shift comes in response to the flight control system implicated in the fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019, leading to 346 casualties. In late 2020, Congress enacted comprehensive

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FAA has given the green light for flight tests for 737 MAX 10 certification

FAA approves Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 for certification flight tests

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the green light for certification flight testing of Boeing‘s 737 MAX 10, the largest variant of its popular jet designed to compete for dominance in the narrow-body market. The FAA’s type inspection authorisation signifies the commencement of the certification process, following a thorough examination of technical data.

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