EASA finds excessive pitch issue in second Airbus A320 family jet

Daily Newsletter | August 5, 2019
The Airbus A320neo has been found to be potentially subject to an angle-of-attack protection weakness, which, under certain circumstances, could lead to excessive pitch and higher flight crew workload conditions.
On July 31, 2019, Bloomberg reported that Turkish Airlines is among companies interested to take over HNA’s 20% stake in Virgin Australia, by quoting unnamed sources familiar to matter. The airline issued an official denial. 
A Grumman S2F Tracker of the French Civil Security crashed near Générac, France, during an intervention on forest fires. The pilot was killed.
International Airlines Group (IAG) is negotiating with Boeing new delivery date for the first of 200 Boeing 737 MAXs it has on (preliminary) order. While some airlines nowadays find themselves in a situation where delivery dates of the grounded jet are pushed back, IAG wants just the opposite ‒ to take the first batch a year earlier than initially planned, says the group’s CEO William Walsh, calling the negotiations “positive” and “very constructive”. 
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