Amid heightened tensions following the 19 June downing of a US Navy unmanned aircraft system by the Iranian military over the Persian Gulf, the US Federal Aviation Administration has banned all US carriers from operating within the Tehran FIR over the waters of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (highlighted area pictured below). (more…)
On this special episode of AvTalk, we welcome The Air Current editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower as we discuss the status of the Boeing 737 MAX and the compendium of reporting that’s come out in the last few weeks. We’re taking a closer look at how the aircraft was developed, what Boeing is doing to get it back in the air, and how the manufacturer is trying to regain the trust of airlines and pilots around the world. (more…)
The 787-10, Boeing’s newest—and longest—variant of the 787 earned FAA certification this week, paving the way for deliveries to launch customer Singapore Airlines later this year. Boeing flew 3 test aircraft, N528ZC, N548ZC, and N565ZC for 900 hours to achieve certification. We’ve condensed those 900 hours into a single minute. (more…)
AvTalk Episode 10: Construction, Cows, and 225,000 Pounds of Ketchup
In episode 10, we talk to Andrew Poure, a flight operations supervisor for a U.S.-based major cargo airline. We see how construction fumes and cows affected aviation last week, celebrate an impressive milestone, and quickly preview next week’s Airventure.
All Cargo, All the Time
We sat down with Andrew Poure, who works for a major U.S. cargo airline, to learn more about what it takes to ship anything from cherries to horses around the world.
The main cargo deck of a 747-400F
Construction Fumes Cause Airspace Closure
Construction fumes caused the evacuation of the Washington ARTCC in Leesburg, Virgina last week, leading to airspace closures and significant delays along the U.S. east coast.
Airspace clearing (2200-0100 UTC) following the evacuation of Washington ARTCC.
American Airlines maintenance technician Azriel ‘Al’ Blackman has worked for the airline for 75 years. This week AA’s 777 N751AN was painted with Blackman’s signature on the forward fuselage in celebration of his service, which is now officially a Guinness world record.
N751AN celebrating Al Blackman’s 75 years as a mechanic at American Airlines. Photo courtesy American Airlines
Airventure, the world’s largest aviation gathering begins Monday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We give you a quick preview of what to expect.
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