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    • SMO Runway Shortening Resumes
      After halting a plan last week to start work on shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport, a federal court has lifted its temporary restraining order, and the work will begin “within the next week …

     

    • Pilots Suspended After Dramatic Fly-by
      Two pilots for Air Berlin, approaching their last landing into Dusseldorf, Germany, before the carrier’s insolvency, instead flew along the runway, banked sharply, then pulled up and flew one last tim …

     

    • New WACO Walks On Water
      WACO Aircraft announced the debut of the amphibious version of their radial engine biplane yesterday—the YMF-5F. The company says the “F” designation is for both “float and fun,” not to suggest that t …

     

    • NTSB: Poor Pilot Decisions Led To Fatal Balloon Crash
      A commercial balloon pilot’s “pattern of poor decision-making” led to his balloon striking power lines and then crashing to the ground in Texas last July, killing all 16 on board, the NTSB concluded i …

     

    • Short Final
      It was Saturday afternoon some years ago at our mid-sized, midwestern airport.Things were hopping. Air Guard jets were shooting landings on the long runway, airliners were arriving and departing, two …

     

     

    • SpeedNews Defense & Space
      LEONARDO and HANWHA SYSTEMS signed agreement to jointly provide aircraft targeting systems to South Korea and other customers. read more

     

     

    • GE Gains Little By Grounding Its Corporate Jets
      Optics win despite review of bottom-line benefits Details on the benefits of business aircraft departments were released near simultaneously to GE’s grounding of its jets. read more …

     

    • The Week in Defense, Oct. 19-26, 2017
      Northrop Grumman buys SpaceX launch for a U.S. government customer, U.S. State Department clears Greece for an FMS of F-16 upgrades, Indonesia receives Panther helicopters, and Embraer sells six Super …