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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations About Lithium Batteries As Cargo On Aircraft

Follows FAA SAFO On The Same Topic

The NTSB has issued two safety recommendations to physically separate lithium batteries from other flammable hazardous materials stowed on cargo aircraft and to establish maximum loading density requirements that restrict the quantities of lithium batteries and flammable hazardous materials.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Boeing, Airbus Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

Say Agreement Marks Real Progress To Reduce Aviation CO2 Emissions

The world's two largest aircraft manufacturers have released statements supporting the ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard approved Monday in Montreal, Canada.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

GAMA, IBAC Support ICAO CO2 Standard

Bunce: Measure Is An Important Step In Industry's Efforts To Combat Climate Change

The manufacturers and operators of business jets represented by GAMA and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have released statements strongly supporting the agreement reached at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the first-ever standard to limit the emission of CO2 from aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

A321neo Takes To The Sky For The First Time

Largest Of Airbus' Single Aisle Airliners With New Engine Option Starts Flight Tests w

The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Antonov Aviation Company To Be Dissolved

Ukrainian Planemaker Shuts Down, To Be 'Liquidated' By Government

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern (AAC) will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ALPA Calls For Congressional Action On Lithium Battery Issue

Says FAA Reauthorization Bill Fails To Address The Safety Concern

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is calling on the U.S. Congress to take action regarding the regulation of the shipment of lithium batteries aboard aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Final Assembly Underway On First GE9X Engine

Will Enter Service In Four Years Aboard Boeing's 777X

Final assembly is well underway on the first full GE9X engine that will test in the first half of 2016, four years before the GE9X engine enters service on a Boeing 777X aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Urges Airlines To Assess Lithium Battery Risks

Issues Safety Alert For Carriers, Guidance To Inspectors

The FAA has issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines have adequately assessed the risk of handling and carrying lithium batteries as cargo.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step Closer To Final Adoption

Measure Unanimously Recommended By Committee On Aviation Environmental Protection

Significant progress was made Monday on an aircraft CO2 emissions standard at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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