Industry News

  • Air Wisconsin Pilots Ratify New Contract, Ending 10-Year Dispute
    on November 21, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Air Wisconsin pilots have approved a new three-year contract, ending a decade-long dispute with management that the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) called “one of the longest-running conflicts” in the union’s history. read mor […]

  • Alliance Ground Surveillance Arrives In Sicily
    on November 21, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    NATO’s first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) platform, a derivative of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system, has arrived in Europe, a major milestone for the delayed program. read mor […]

  • Germany’s TUI Fly To Enter Long-Haul Market
    on November 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    German leisure carrier TUI fly decided Nov. 21 it will introduce long-haul routes, a move that could significantly change the country’s leisure airline market. read mor […]

  • Air Tractor Files Two Light Attack Bid Protests
    on November 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    A company with hopes of winning the U.S. Air Force’s light attack competition, Air Tractor, has filed two bid protests with the Government Accountability Office. read mor […]

  • ライオンエアがMAXの設計と航空会社の運用障害を報告 (MAX Design And Airline Operational Failures In Lion Air Report)
    on November 21, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    昨年発生したライオン・エア610便(JT610)墜落事故の最終調査報告書で、旅客機737 MAXの開発中にボーイングと米連邦航空局(FAA)による無数の認証上の誤りが明らかになった。この調査では、致命的な一連の事故を引き起こす大きな要因となった、航空会社とメンテナンス会社による重大な運用上の過失も明らかになった。 read mor […]

  • SpaceX Starship Mockup Lost During Testing
    on November 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    A prototype upper-stage for SpaceX’s Mars-class Starship launch vehicle was destroyed during a maximum pressurization test Nov. 20 at the company’s Boca Chica Beach, Texas, complex. read mor […]

  • Aircalin Sends A330neo Back To Airbus, Citing Cabin Odor
    on November 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Aircalin, a carrier based in Noumea, the capital of South Pacific French territory New Caledonia, has stopped operating one of its two Airbus A330neos after repeated odor issues in the cabin. read mor […]

  • China’s Guangzhou, Shenzhen Airports Push Expansion Plans
    on November 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Chen Chuanren Looking to further tap into China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) growth, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport have announced ambitious expansion plans to increase each airport’s handling capacity and enhance their international standings. read mor […]

  • NASA’s Human Lunar Ambitions Could Spur Space Economy
    on November 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    A NASA strategy to partner with the U.S. commercial sector to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) could enrich a growing global space economy if the agency and its international partners can stay the course to the Moon and Mars, its top strategist told SpaceCom 2019 on Nov 20. read mor […]

  • Moon Economy Upstart Spacebit Opens Michigan Office
    on November 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    London-based Spacebit is opening a Lansing, Michigan, office to find and develop investment opportunities in the U.S. that meet its lunar commerce ecosystem business strategy. read mor […]

  • NASA IG Raises Commercial Crew Concerns
    on November 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    NASA’s Inspector General predicts that certification of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Commercial Crew Program (CCP) spacecraft will occur no sooner than summer 2020. read mor […]

  • Caribbean Authority Begins Space-Based Surveillance
    on November 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    The Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP), responsible for managing air traffic from the Caribbean island of Curacao, has started using space-based surveillance data from Aireon to track aircraft. read mor […]

  • DOD Chief Pushes FCC To Reject Ligado Networks Request
    on November 21, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    U.S. DOD Secretary Mark Esper is urging the FCC head to reject Ligado Networks’ license modification request to allow sat frequencies near the GPS band to be used for terrestrial 5G networks. read mor […]

  • Leonardo To Supply Air Defense Radar To Thailand
    on November 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded Leonardo a contract to supply a RAT 31DL air defense radar system, the company says. read mor […]

  • UK Government Backs Hybrid-Electric Islander Project
    on November 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    The UK government will provide 50% of the cost of a 30-month, £18 million ($23.3 million) demonstrator project to convert the nine-passenger Britten-Normal Islander to hybrid-electric propulsion for short-range flights such as inter-island routes. read mor […]