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Florida’s Hurricane Hunter Team Getting New Aircraft

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based hurricane hunter team is getting a new aircraft to help chase fierce storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s team will add a Gulfstream 550 to the three other aircraft at its home base …

Air Taxi Maker Archer Seeks $1B in Damages From Boeing-Backed Rival

CHICAGO — Flying taxi developer Archer Aviation is seeking $1 billion in damages from Wisk Aero, a rival backed by Boeing and Google co-founder Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Corp, according to a court filing, raising the stakes in a heated …

Military Contract Aircraft Crashes in Vegas Near Nellis AFB

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An aircraft operated by a military contractor out of Nellis Air Force Base crashed in a nearby residential area, authorities in Las Vegas said Monday. A statement attributed to base spokesman Lt. Col. Bryon McGarry confirmed …

Boeing Warns Pilots in Wake of Deadly Indonesian 737 Crash

Boeing Co. has issued a safety bulletin reminding pilots of the steps required to ensure they maintain control of their aircraft in the wake of last month’s deadly plunge of an Indonesian jetliner into the Java Sea. The Flight Operations …

Forensics Firm Says Disinfectant Foggers Can Damage Electronics

A forensic engineering firm is warning that using foggers to disperse disinfectants — a common practice as businesses reopen after COVID-19 closures — may cause permanent damage to electronic equipment. Atlanta-based Envista Forensics released a paper last week cautioning business …

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

Wildfire Threatens Idaho Hot Springs Resort Area Near McCall

BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters are trying to stop a wildfire from reaching a popular hot springs resort area with buildings dating to the late 1800s. Fire spokesman Jim Mackensen said Wednesday that nine fire engines are positioned at Burgdorf Hot …

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. …