Commercial Aviation

  • ATR eyes potential buyers for short-runway ATR 42-600 variant – Source: ATW
  • As we enter the second month of groundings are these costs still valid? – Source: IBA
  • Has Called 737 Max 8 ‘Not Suitable’ for Certain Airports – Source: Bloomberg
  • Changes to Flight Software on 737 Max Escaped F.A.A. Scrutiny – Source: NYT
  • Sensors Linked to Crashes Vulnerable to Failure – Source: Bloomberg
  • CEO says two thirds of MAX customers have tested software fix – Source: Reuters

Business Aviation

  • Garmin Gets EASA Nod for GFC 500 Autopilot – Source: AIN

Airlines

  • HNA-linked Hong Kong Airlines seeks $255 million from backers to keep license – Source: Reuters
  • Southwest revising summer over MAX – Source: Southwest
  • SpiceJet to lease 16 737s to fill gap as groundings push up fares – Source: Reuters
  • Cash-strapped Jet Airways cancels all international flights – Source: ET

Airports

  • Low-Cost Airline Sees Promise in Smaller Airports – Source: SKIFT

Defense

  • Japan F35A had 2 emergency landings – Source: NHK

Social Media of the Day

  • Pilots from Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air demonstrating at Amazon and DHL’s shared hub – Source: Twitter
  • Beechcraft Hawker wing/aileron oscillation – Source: Twitter
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