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Boeing in conflict with FAA over 727 safety

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States has detected a potentially unsafe condition on the Boeing 727 airplane fuel system, which could result in an explosion. The agency has issued an airworthiness directive, despite the manufacturer’s protests. The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on December 31, 2019. In the directive, the […]

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Bombardier’s Global 5500, 6500 Gain U.S. Approval

Bombardier received FAA validation for its newest Globals, the 5500 and 6500, paving the way for the aircraft to enter the U.S. market. With the latest nod, Bombardier has a triumvirate of approvals for the models, with Transport Canada certification coming in late September, followed by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s nod in October. […]

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Plane brightens skies with beautiful rainbow trail

  A passenger plane has been photographed brightening the skies over Germany as it leaves behind a rainbow-coloured trail. The trail is an aerodynamic contrail – short for condensation trail – as opposed to the more common jet contrails that are formed of exhaust fumes. Aerodynamic contrails occur when a plane lowers the air pressure […]