Boeing 777X program takes another hit, door blows out during test

Daily Newsletter | September 9, 2019
Boeing’s new wide-body jet program, the 777X, has taken another hit. Reports indicate that the manufacturer has had to suspend load tests of the new model after the cargo door of the airplane exploded outward during a recent ground stress test.
At least fourteen offers to take over Aigle Azur were submitted before the deadline on September 9, 2019. As expected, one of them was from Air France. Meanwhile, 13,000 passengers of the company are still stranded.
In focus
Asia has become a hotspot within the growing aviation industry. The continent is slowly but surely becoming the number one region in carried passengers. While traffic numbers rise, a worrying trend has emerged. Local flag carriers, like Air India or Malaysia Airlines, are not following the growth of the region and contrarily, are regressing as they succumb to pressure locally and internationally.
A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II accidentally fired an M156 air-to-ground rocket outside Tucson, Arizona. No injuries were reported.
British Airways states they had to cancel nearly 100% of their flights on September 9, 2019, as British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has begun two day strike over pay. 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has entered negotiations with Mesa Air Group, the parent company of U.S. regional carrier Mesa Airlines, for a sale of up to a 100 SpaceJet M100 aircraft. 
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