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  • Boeing's MD-90 (N931TB) for conversion to X-66A
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    Boeing begins transforming MD-90 into NASA’s X-66A demonstrator


    Boeing has started dismantling and scanning an old MD-90 as part of a multi-year NASA-supported project to transform the former passenger jet into the X-66A truss-braced-wing demonstrator.


    Detached door-plug from Alaska 737 Max located: US investigators


    US investigators are retrieving the door-plug which detached from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, after the structure was located by an individual in the Portland area. National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy, just a short time after appealing for witnesses who might have seen the crucial plug, ...

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    EASA adopts FAA directive against 737 Max 9


    European safety regulators have followed the US FAA in taking action against the Boeing 737 Max 9, after the Alaska Airlines depressurisation incident, although the effect is likely to be limited. The FAA ordered a temporary grounding of the Max 9 after a mid-cabin door detached from the Alaska aircraft ...

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    Experts point at Boeing as investigation into Alaska 737 Max incident gets underway


    Though the investigation into the 5 January fuselage failure of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 is just getting underway, Boeing is already in the crosshairs.

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    Air-ground communications capture Alaska 737 Max depressurisation emergency


    Air-ground communications show that the depressurisation which affected an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 occurred just after it was transferred to Seattle en route air traffic centre while climbing out of Portland. The aircraft had been climbing to 15,000ft when it contacted Seattle controllers for clearance to a higher ...

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    Emirates signals return of one of four Doric-leased A380s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has indicated plans to return an Airbus A380 to leasing vehicle Doric Nimrod Air Three. The aircraft (A6-EEK) was originally delivered to the carrier in 2013 and was the subject of a leaseback with lessor Amedeo. Guernsey-based affiliate Doric Nimrod Air Three, which has four A380s ...

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    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian seeks A330-200 to step up to long-haul routes


    Indian Ocean operator Maldivian is seeking an Airbus A330-200, and has formally requested proposals for a dry-lease. Maldivian’s fleet of 22 aircraft primarily comprises turboprops – a mix of ATR 42s and 72s, and De Havilland Dash 8s – but it includes an Airbus A320, according to the proposal issued ...

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    Alaska receives first 737 Max 8 and plans to launch longer-range routes


    Alaska Airlines has received its first Boeing 737 Max 8, an aircraft with sufficient range to enable the carrier to launch new transcontinental routes.

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    Avion Express begins process to obtain Brazilian AOC for new Latin operator


    Charter and wet-lease specialist Avion Express is moving closer to establishing a division in Brazil, commencing the process to obtain an air operator’s certificate. Avion Express had disclosed in May last year that it wanted to set up a Brazilian charter division. It states that it will start with five ...

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    Nearly 100 foreign aircraft transferred to Aeroflot Group: chief


    Aeroflot Group has transferred nearly 100 aircraft from foreign ownership, its chief executive has told Russian president Vladimir Putin during a briefing. Sergei Alexandrovsky stated that the group’s three carriers – Aeroflot, Rossiya and Pobeda – respectively ended the year with 171, 136 and 41 aircraft. Aeroflot Group has been ...

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    Police probe Salt Lake City fatality after finding unconscious man inside engine of Delta A220


    Police in Utah have detailed a fatal event during which an individual accessed the apron at Salt Lake City airport and was found inside an operating aircraft engine. The incident occurred late on 1 January. “We just had an aircraft depart 34L, they’re off the departure end, but on their ...

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    Tokyo Haneda operating in mixed mode at time of JAL A350 landing collision


    Tokyo’s Haneda airport was operating in mixed mode – with both departures and arrivals on the same runway – at the time of the collision involving a landing Japan Airlines Airbus A350-900. But the circumstances of the accident, in which the A350 struck a Japanese Coast Guard Bombardier Dash 8-300 ...

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    Yeti ATR 72 fatally stalled after pilot inadvertently feathered both propellers


    Nepalese investigators believe an instructor captain inadvertently moved the propeller condition levers, instead of the flap selector, during an ATR 72-500’s approach to Pokhara, causing the propellers to feather and the aircraft to stall fatally. The instructor had been supervising another captain, the flying pilot, during the Yeti Airlines service ...

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    Red Wings supplements fleet with restored Tu-214


    Russian carrier Red Wings has received a Tupolev Tu-214 twinjet, following work to restore its airworthiness. The aircraft (RA-64518) was originally delivered to now-defunct operator Transaero in 2009. It was subleased to Red Wings for a short period until 2017. Red Wings states that the aircraft, leased from Ilyushin Finance, ...

  • An-24 on Kolyma river-c-East Siberian transport prosecutor

    Investigators probe Polar An-24’s landing on frozen Siberian river


    All the occupants of an Antonov An-24 have survived after the aircraft landed on an icy lake while stopping at the Siberian town of Zyryanka. The Polar Airlines aircraft (RA-47821) landed on the Kolyma river running to the right of the runway, at around 11:45 local time on 28 December. ...

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    Start-up Air Samarkand secures AOC as it prepares for initial charter flights


    Uzbek start-up carrier Air Samarkand has secured its air operator’s certificate from the Central Asian country’s ministry of transport. The carrier has obtained an ICAO code – UZS – as well as the callsign ‘Sarmarkand’, and has started building a fleet with an initial Airbus A330-300 and A321. “Air Samarkand ...

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    Low-fuel Icelandair 757 incident exposed flaws in airports’ diversion readiness


    Icelandic investigators probing a low-fuel situation involving an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 in October 2019 found weaknesses in the ability of the country’s airports to handle a diversion. The aircraft, inbound from Seattle, had been conducting its approach to Reykjavik Keflavik airport’s runway 01 when a BAe 125 executive jet experienced ...

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    Pegasus receives first Airbus from new Toulouse single-aisle assembly line


    Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of an Airbus A321neo, the first aircraft to roll off the airframer’s new final assembly line in Toulouse. The twinjet (TC-RDK) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. It was flown from Toulouse to Istanbul on 27 December. Airbus assembled the aircraft from ...

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    El Al more optimistic on fourth-quarter performance despite conflict


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al believes its fourth-quarter results will not be as badly affected as previously estimated, despite the impact of the Gaza conflict. El Al has taken various commercial, financial and operational measures to address the effects of the conflict which began in early October. But it states that ...

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    Russia’s S7 and Ural Airlines reach fleet settlements with AerCap and other lessors


    Two more Russian carriers have settled with lessor AerCap, as well as other lessors, regarding aircraft which were retained by the operators in response to sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict. S7 Airlines has reached an agreement AerCap in respect of 29 aircraft and four spare engines, while a deal with ...