A Summary of Industry News in Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Airlines, Urban Air Mobility, and Social Media

Commercial Aviation

  • FAA’s lax oversight played part in Boeing 737 Max crashes, but agency is pushing to become more industry-friendly – WaPo

  • Boeing incorrectly predicted the manner in which 737 Max pilots would respond to the activation of MCAS – FlightGlobal

  • U.S. lawmakers will press Boeing CEO for answers on 737 MAX crashes – Reuters

  • Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight – NYT

  • The Ukraine aircraft industry is history – RusAvInsider

Business Aviation

  • 2020 approval for Universal Avionics Falcon 900B flightdeck upgrade – FlightGlobal


  • India’s top bureaucrats are meeting today to discuss Air India stake sale plan – BusInsider

  • Lion Air Crash Investigators Are Focused on Maintenance Problems – WSJ

  • Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says – NYT


Urban Air Mobility

  • The Drones Are Coming! How Amazon, Alphabet and Uber Are Taking to the Skies – WSJ
  • The U.S. Air Force Will Invest in Low-Cost, Disposable Warplanes – Popular Mechanics

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