Aviation News Feed

  1. New aircraft and engine technologies are making ultra-long-haul flights feasible with widebodies like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787.

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  2. The prospects of Boeing cutting or halting 737 production have grown, financial analysts and others said Oct. 21 after an internal Boeing pilot conversation over the MAX and the maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) became public.

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  3. Former FAA administrator Randy Babbitt said that the recently issued Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) of the Boeing 737 MAX certification highlights how the FAA must “rethink assumptions” held about the qualifications of foreign pilots who fly aircraft certified in the US.

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  4. South African regional carrier CemAir is on the verge of restarting services following a nine-month hiatus and a bitter dispute with the country’s aviation regulator.

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  5. UK regional Virgin Connect, formerly known as Flybe, plans to ultimately consider larger aircraft once things have settled under its new ownership.

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