March 10, 2017
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Boeing 737 MAX Receives FAA Certification

The first aircraft in the Boeing 737 MAX series received FAA certification today clearing the way for summer deliveries to reported launch customer Southwest Airlines. The […]
February 20, 2017
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New Boeing Dreamliner Makes Debut

US president Donald Trump and thousands of Boeing staff lined up at the aircraft manufacturer’s plant in South Carolina on Friday as the B787-10, the third […]
February 14, 2017
Artist's Rendering The first civil version of the latest Lockheed Hercules transport, the LM-100J, closely modeled on the military C-130J, rolled off the assembly line in Marietta, Georgia Thursday morning. Lockheed Martin told reporters they expect customers will use aircraft for oversized cargo transport, aerial spraying and firefighting, austere field operations, and search and rescue applications. Although demilitarized, Lockheed Martin says the LM-100J will retain much of the specialized equipment installed on its combat-oriented cousin for military applications including the heads-up displays, computer-aided release point software for precision airdrops, and ground-mapping radar. The key visual difference between the aircraft is the removal of the C-130J’s lower cockpit windows. Air crews will be pleased to know that the LM-100J comes with a microwave oven, but the C-130J’s flush toilet has been removed, and the coffee maker is now a customer option, according to Lockheed Martin’s internal magazine, Code One. Spokeswoman Stephanie Stinn told Avweb that Lockheed Martin has 25 orders for the aircraft, among them 10 from ASL Aviation Group, who announced their intent to purchase the aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show in 2014 to replace their aging L-100 fleet. (Starting in 1964,

First Lockheed Martin LM-100J Rolls Off Production Line

The first civil version of the latest Lockheed Hercules transport, the LM-100J, closely modeled on the military C-130J, rolled off the assembly line in Marietta, Georgia Thursday […]
January 3, 2017
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FAA Issues Safety Bulletin For Piper PA-31T Wiring

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin for some Piper PA-31Ts and similar models, warning of a potential fire hazard in […]
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