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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. …

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 …