Norwegian Air cancels 92 Boeing 737 MAX and 5 Dreamliners

Norwegian Air has cancelled orders for 97 Boeing aircraft and will claim compensation for the grounding of the 737 MAX and for 787 engine troubles. The airline cancelled 92 of the 737 MAX jets, five 787 Dreamliners and so-called GoldCare service agreements related to both aircraft. “Norwegian has in addition filed a legal claim seeking…

Airbus concludes autonomous flight tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. In completing this project, Airbus has achieved autonomous taxiing, take-off and landing of a commercial aircraft through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology – a world-first in aviation. In total, over 500…

US fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian military aircraft near Alaska for the sixth time this month

US fighters intercepted four Russian military aircraft near Alaska Saturday, marking the sixth time this month Russian planes have been intercepted in the area this month. US Air Force F-22 Raptors were scrambled in response to the presence of four Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance aircraft inside the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Saturday, North American…