aircraft News

Insurer Off the Hook for Claim Because Pilot Skipped Simulator Training

The co-pilot never attended flight simulator school, but the chief pilot let him take the wheel anyway. The plane crash-landed at the Aspen, Colorado airport. Nobody was hurt, but the owner of the airplane will not collect on its $5 …

Indonesian Airline Cancels Boeing 737 Max Order as Airline Plans Retrofit

AKARTA/OSLO — Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Safety Oversight of Government Aircraft Lacking

Nonmilitary government agencies operate more aircraft than the world’s largest airline but are subject to little federal safety oversight – a situation accident investigators say has contributed to air crashes and deaths. Federal, state and local agencies own or lease …

AIG Loses $4B on Planes, Weak Markets

Insurer American International Group lost more than $4 billion in the third quarter, as its aircraft leasing unit took an impairment charge on a portion of its fleet and the fair value of the company’s one-third stake in Asian insurer …

South Dakota City’s New Fire Truck an Aircraft Specialist

The Rapid City Fire Department has a new truck designed to put out fires on large aircraft. KEVN television reports that the $572,000 truck uses chemical suppressing agents, water and foam to combat flames. Officials say it’s worth the hefty …