A RECENT SPATE OF SPECTACULAR JET engine failures reminds us that the development of aircraft has not been so much about aerodynamic advances, but rather, it has been driven by engine development. And the biggest and most fascinating battle amongst the airline manufacturers is not between Airbus and Boeing, butRead More →

After 66 years of service, all good things eventually come to an end, and now the iconic “Red Bird” and “Blue Bird” chase planes are headed to the boneyard. “Red Bird” and “Blue Bird” are the names of Boeing’s two Canadair T-33 chase jets – two vintage aircraft Boeing usesRead More →

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing issues regarding the Boeing 787 that may mandate further inspection. The move comes as the FAA examines issues that led Boeing to the grounding of eight of the type over structural issues. In August 2020, Boeing instructed several customers to groundRead More →

Boeing has ordered the removal from service of eight recently built 787s which have been identified as suffering from two distinct manufacturing issues that compromised part of the aircraft’s structure. An area of the structure in the rear of the 787 Dreamliner is unable to withstand the maximum stress. Boeing disclosesRead More →

The Kronshtadt Group, a Russian company will present the materials on the Thunder high-speed attack drone. This unmanned aircraft is being developed at the international military-technical forum. This will be the first time the drone will be revealed at the Army -2020 which will be held in Kubinka from 23rdRead More →

The Stearman (Kaydet) is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft. 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934.Read More →

737 MAX certification flight in late June? Boeing says it is aiming to conduct a key certification test flight on its grounded 737 MAX in late June, Reuters reports two insiders to the recertification programme as saying. Boeing did not comment on the certification flight timing, but said late WednesdayRead More →