Volume 26, Number 23a
June 3, 2019
Boeing Made MAX MCAS More Aggressive In Late Development
As Boeing tweaked final development of the 737 MAX, it made the MCAS autotrim system more aggressive and ultimately riskier, according to a new report in The New York Times.   Read this article
So Long, Sebring
Sebring's Sport Aviation Expo is no more. But kudos to the city for sustaining it for 15 years in a difficult market.   Read this article
AVweb Normandy Visit: Gliders Of D-Day
The combat glider was an integral part of Operation Neptune, the airborne component of Operation Overload which celebrates its 75th anniversary this week in Normandy.    Read this article
AVweb Moves to a New Platform
AVweb has completed its migration from a legacy content management system to a new, up-to-date platform designed to quickly and efficiently deliver text and multimedia to all devices.   Read this article
Slat Issue Affects Up To 312 Boeing 737s
The FAA will order airlines worldwide to inspect the leading edge slat tracks of more than 300 Boeing 737s, including the 179 grounded MAX models and 133 late model NG models because some of the tracks are prone to cracking.  Read this article

Report: Stratolaunch To Cease Operations
Reuters is reporting that Stratolaunch Systems, the rocket launch company founded by the late Paul Allen, will be closed after unsuccessful efforts to sell it. Read this article

Fuel Cell Hexacopter Envisioned
An apparently well funded Massachusetts startup says it will develop a "flying car" hexacopter powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that will carry five people 400 miles.  Read this article

Video Flight Data Recorder Developed
A young Canadian inventor has come up with what he says is a low-cost flight data recorder for light aircraft that requires no special installation. Instead, it uses 4K video cameras to record gauges on the panel. Read this article

4th Annual WAA Safety Day 2019
Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of Belvoir Media Group’s Aviation Division Larry Anglisano, five-time Space Shuttle commander Jim Wetherbee and FAASTeam Manager Ben Struck will speak at the 4th Annual Westchester Aviation Association’s (WAA) General Aviation safety conference on the evening of June 4, 2019, in Tarrytown, New York. Read this article

Short Final: Bald Eagles
While it’s common for airports to list "birds in the vicinity," this alert for Situk Airport in Alaska warns of especially distracted type engaged in perpetuating our national symbol... Read this article

Industry Round-up, May 31, 2019
This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports of an aviation safety day to be held in New York, new air service routes in New England, and a sales territory expansion for Cutter Aviation. Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, May 31, 2019
This week's letters brought comments from readers about angle of attack indicators and the U.S. ADS-B system. Read this article


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