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NTSB issues update on fatal PenAir runway excursion investigation

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued an investigative update into the fatal PenAir runway excursion accident in October 2019, which left one person dead and several others injured.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 safety rating

After commencing an audit of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) in April 2019, the FAA presented its findings to the Malaysian authorities in July 2019. In the latest developments, Malaysia's IASA rating has been downgraded to Category 2, restricting flight rights to the US of airlines registered in the country....


Clement Charpentreau
American and Southwest postpone Boeing 737 MAX return to service

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have once again postponed the return date for the Boeing 737 MAX. They now expect to see the aircraft take back to the skies in early March 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 accidentally releases dummy bomb in Japan

A United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon accidentally dropped an inert bomb on private land outside training grounds in Aomori Prefecture, north of Japan's main island of Honshu....


Clement Charpentreau
Iran Air to replace Mahan Air route between Tehran and Rome

The national carrier of Iran, Iran Air, announced the return of a route between Tehran and Rome at the beginning of December 2019. Earlier in the month, Italy banned Mahan Air, another Iranian carrier, from its airspace following diplomatic pressure from the United States....


AeroTime Team
Recap: Boeing CEO twice auditioned by US lawmakers on 737 MAX

Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing CEO, finished the month of October by taking two-day long swim in hot water. During two separate committee hearings, Muilenburg tried to convince the U.S. senators that Boeing is not a company, which puts profit before safety. However, recurring topics of ex-employee’s concern about MCAS and relation with the Federal Aviation Administration proved the task difficult....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 fighter jet crashes during training in New Mexico

A United States Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed near Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, on October 30, 2019. The aircraft was on a training flight, the pilot ejected successfully. It is the second crash of a USAF F-16 in less than a month....


Clement Charpentreau
Turkey denies procurement plans for Russian Su-35

The Turkish minister of Defense denied media reports that the country was about to acquire around forty Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to replace the hundred F-35A aircraft it expected before being evicted from the Joint Strike Fighter program....


Clement Charpentreau
X-37B, the mysterious space drone, lands after two-year mission

The X-37B, the United States Air Force space drone, has just returned to Earth after a 780-day flight. The exact purpose of its two-year mission remains a secret....


Clement Charpentreau
USAF B-52 intercepted by Russian fighter jet over Black Sea

United States Air Force B-52 strategic bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing carried out a 12-hour training flight over the Black Sea region. After a Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept one of them near Crimea, Russian officials expressed their concern over the additional tension such flights may create....