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Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Drone Crash With Police Helicopter in Los Angeles

Last Friday FBI agents in Los Angeles arrested a 22-year-old drone pilot, whose drone had a crash with a Los Angeles police helicopter. It is the first case of a criminal prosecution in the US for unsafe operation of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Local police...
Britain, Tariffs Between The EU & US And… Brexit

Britain, Tariffs Between The EU & US And… Brexit

With its final exit from the EU imminent, Britain must decide its stance on tariffs to US products. And on this occasion it may well side with the EU. But this could be the only such case, with Britain ‘going it alone’ on other crucial aviation-related matters....
Bearstrike Follow-Up: Alaska’s Other Non BirdStrike

Bearstrike Follow-Up: Alaska’s Other Non BirdStrike

The other day an Alaska Airlines 737 had a bear “birdstrike” on landing. However this wasn’t the first time a plane strikes a non-winged creature. On November 14th this year, Yakutat Airport in Alaska was the site of an unfortunate incident. As we...
FAA Recertifies The​ Boeing 737 MAX!

FAA Recertifies The​ Boeing 737 MAX!

After two devastating accidents and almost 20 months on the ground, Boeing’s 737 MAX, the latest variant of their most prolific aircraft ever, can begin to fly again. The FAA’s announcement comes as a relief to both the manufacturer and to many airlines. “We’ve done...
Antonov An-124 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

Antonov An-124 Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure

A heavily-loaded Antonov An-124 returned for landing at Novosibirsk airport in Russia. It appears to have suffered an uncontained engine failure. Volga-Dnepr operates the aircraft, registered RA-82042. Pictures show engine No2 to have lost its fan disk and with it the...