Boeing is inspecting the carbon fiber composite wings of 787 Dreamliners for potential hairline cracks that are due to a change in the way the wings are manufactured. The inspections of 42 planes started a few weeks ago after the airplane maker was notified of the problem by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which makes the wings in Japan.
NBC News is reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board law judge has dismissed a civil penalty action brought by the Federal Aviation Administration against a commercial drone operator. The FAA has appealed the Order.
The Vietnameses Air Force says its pilots have spotted two large oil slicks on the ocean just off the country's southern in the area that its controllers lost all contact with a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 early Saturday local time. The airline reported that contact had been lost with the Boeing 777-200 that was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
With more than 70 employees now employed at its Kerrville, Texas, facility, and about to restart the assembly line to produce the first M20TN Acclaim Type S, Mooney has announced that its management leadership team is in place.
News this week includes Garmin's announcement of new capabilities for G1000-equipped King Airs, and Team AeroDynamix expanding its partnership with Whelen Aviation to provide lighting kits for homebuilt aircraft. Two companies celebrated milestone birthdays, with Zenair Limited turning 40 and Executive Flyers Aviation turning 50.
In a major deal between two of the best-known U.S. antique aircraft firms, Rare Aircraft has purchased a huge inventory of Stearman parts from Air Repair and will begin producing as-new Golden Age biplanes.
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"We are paying homage to Paul Poberezny by using the same colors and look as his prototype Acrosport. In fact, when I went digging to find the exact colors, Sue from the EAA Library unearthed this note from 1990. Poly-Fiber supplied the exact color codes from 1990." Source: Chad Jensen, Senior Aviation Technical Specialist for Homebuilts at EAA.