Volume 26, Number 23c
June 7, 2019
NTSB: Tour Operators Need More Stringent Regulation
Following the midair collision of two floatplanes in Alaska and a tour helicopter crash in Hawaii, the NTSB says ...   Read this article
Best Of The Web: Commemorative Jumps Over Normandy
As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy continues, the AFP News Agency filed ...
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Flying Public Has Mixed View Of The 737 MAX
The troubled Boeing 737 MAX’s return-to-service date remains unknown but two polls suggest the flying public has a mixe...   
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DJI Adds ADS-B To Its Drone Line
Sensitive to public fears about the risk small drones represent to commercial and private aircraft, Drone maker DJI says ...
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Normandy: The Eyes of the World
That Normandy as a hallowed place and D-Day as a seminal event live on in the memories of so many is due in part because so many of those eyes—of mothers, fathers, sons, brothers, sisters and wives—knew what lay ahead. In today's blog, we recall how the home front learned of the invasion. Read this article

House Panel Recommends Aviation Workforce Programs

The House Appropriations Committee has voted to fund two programs to develop high school STEM training that would also support aviation technician training, a jobs segment that’s suffering chronic shortages according to the FAA and major aerospace manufacturers. Both programs have been widely supported by the aerospace industry.

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Electric Glider Crashes Into Connecticut House
The pilot of a high-performance electric motor glider escaped serious injury Tuesday after the aircraft plunged through the roof of a house near the Danbury, Connecticut airport. There were no injuries on the ground. Read this article

Engine Issues Delay 777X First Flight
The long-awaited first flight of Boeing’s 777X will be delayed further thanks to problems with the aircraft’s GE9X engines. A pair of the engines were installed on the airframe and started on May 29th, but during the test, "an engine gave us a signal about its health. We had an anomaly in the compressor and we halted the run," GE’s Ted Ingling told Aviation Week in an interview. Read this article

Arizona Company Launches Balloon-Borne Surveillance
Arizona company called World View Enterprises says it’s within months of fielding balloon-based surveillance systems that will provide a less expensive alternative to satellite reconnaissance. The aircraft are called Stratollites and the company just completed a 16-day mission over four western states, according to Bloomberg. Read this article


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