U.S. FAA

By Brian Everstine, Vivienne Machi
The U.S. Space Force does not yet anticipate any delays to its upcoming launch manifest because of the investigation into the July 11 failure of a Falcon 9.
Commercial Space

By Graham Warwick
In a milestone for electric aircraft, Electric Power Systems (EPS) has submitted the first application for FAA approval of a lithium propulsion battery system.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Pivotal says it has delayed customer deliveries of its Helix personal electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft to 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Vivienne Machi
The newly expanded consortium will also explore opportunities for the Dream Chaser in Japan and across the Asian continent.
Commercial Space

By Sean Broderick
Boeing is adding requirements for moving aircraft down production lines and new traveled work protocols.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Joby Aviation modifies S4 pre-production prototype into a technology demonstrator for hydrogen-electric propulsion.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Christine Boynton
The DOT has 60 days from the date the FAA Reauthorization Act was signed into law to make its selections, and any comments on applications are due July 17.
Airlines & Lessors

Sarah MacLeod
The FAA’s informal rulemaking process should welcome open communication to ensure impacts are understood.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
Tasked with boosting both production rates and aircraft quality, Boeing is making long-needed changes to its decades-old production protocols.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Sean Broderick
In an upcoming airworthiness directive, the FAA will order inspections of all U.S.-registered 737 Next Generation and 737 MAX models in service.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Aaron Karp
The FAA has granted another $289 million to U.S. airports for infrastructure projects, including $66.7 million to PHX for taxiway work.
Airports & Networks

By Sean Broderick
Boeing plans to pursue formal AS9100 certification, matching a requirement to which it holds suppliers across its businesses.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Mike Borfitz
Form an objective 3rd-party firm outside Boeing to approve design data and oversee production of those approved products, Kilroy Aviation CEO Mike Borfitz says.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
An FAA Reauthorization Act provision could change the way donor organs can travel on commercial flights, easing logistics and making allocation more equitable.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Roger Cox
Having a smokestack on the runway centerline was problematic, but could an SMS program have helped prevent an accident?
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Jesse Naor
The FAA is making revolutionary changes in its approach to mental healthcare.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
A new plan focuses on tracking airplane production basics as key to addressing issues and eventually increasing production.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Graham Warwick
The line is focused on maximizing energy density and cycle life with the safety required for certification.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Sean Broderick
The FAA plans to order all Boeing 767 operators to either check records or inspect main landing gear outer cylinders for signs of heat damage.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Graham Warwick
Tools are being developed to speed the detection and mitigation of GPS jamming and spoofing.
Connected Aerospace

By Garrett Reim
With ambitions to operate air taxi service on demand—and at a frequency far greater than airliners fly currently—Joby Aviation has unveiled ElevateOS software.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Sean Broderick
New allegations suggest that Boeing’s willful disregard of quality assurance in its commercial aircraft production remained in place as recently as late 2023.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Garrett Reim
SkyDrive has applied to the FAA for a type certificate for its SD-05 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Recent revisions of the certification requirements for EVTOL aircraft that narrowed the gap between European and U.S. regulators come as welcome news to Lilium.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
Israeli startup AIR has unveiled an unmanned cargo version of its AIR ONE personal electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
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