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    Effect of Alaska incident on Max 9 fleet unclear as NTSB sends ‘go team’ to Portland


    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has sent a “go team” to Portland to investigate a dramatic incident that left a gaping hole in the side of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9.

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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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    Hermeus completes ground testing on first Quarterhorse hypersonic testbed


    The non-flying Quarterhorse Mk 0 test article is the first of four aircraft in the Quarterhorse programme, through which US start-up Hermeus aims to produce a hypersonic vehicle capable of reaching Mach 4 and surpassing the all-time airspeed record held by Lockheed Martin’s SR-71 Blackbird.

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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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    Initial King Air 200s with Garmin’s auto-land system enter service


    Beechcraft King Air 200s are now flying with Garmin’s auto-land system after two aircraft service companies recently delivered aircraft retrofitted with the technology.

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    Horizon Aircraft assembles board of directors ahead of public listing


    Canadian hybrid-electric air taxi developer Horizon Aircraft has assembled a five-member board of directors that will oversee the company following its combination with Pono Capital Three and subsequent listing on the US stock exchange. 

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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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    ‘Russified’ SJ-100 certification advances as airframe secures approval


    Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia has approved the airframe design for the Yakovlev SJ-100, the modified Superjet 100 intended to accommodate domestically-produced systems and components. United Aircraft says the change to the type certificate, authorised on 26 December, allows assembly lines to switch to SJ-100 production with a view ...

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    Turkey seeking US permission to produce F-16 fighter engines domestically


    The GE Aerospace F110 engine powers the Lockheed Martin F-16s used by the Turkish air force, as well as prototypes of Ankara’s domestically-produced Kaan fighter.

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    China’s EHang flies passengers in pilotless eVTOLs


    Following last week’s delivery of the first EH216-S electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) to a customer, China’s EHang has completed several “commercial demonstrations” using the pilotless, two-person air taxi. 

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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, ...

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    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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    Boeing urges airlines to inspect 737 Max jets for potentially loose bolt


    The Federal Aviation Administration said on 28 December that Boeing has issued a multi-operator message “urging operators of newer single-aisle airplanes to inspect specific tie rods that control rudder movement for possible loose hardware”.

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    Regulator approves higher seat-count on Yakovlev MC-21


    Russian authorities have approved the Yakovlev MC-21 to transport up to 211 passengers, a higher figure than previously permitted. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia says the type certificate for the model was amended on 26 December. Under the previous authorisation the twinjet was able to take 175 passengers. “Before the ...