FAA to take full control of new 737 MAX airworthiness certificates

AeroTime Daily News | November 27, 2019
In efforts to boost its authority and confidence of global regulators and the wider public, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared it will keep full control of certifying all individual new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, taking the reins over all aspects of the certification process of the grounded jet.
A piece of an Airbus plane was found by an inhabitant of the village of Daux, near Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), France. The part likely belonged to a test aircraft.
The final report of FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crash in Russia in 2016 rules the loss of control in flight as the main reason behind the fatal accident, which killed 62 people, also raising questions on the psychological factors that determine pilots’ decision-making in critical situations.
Turkish Airlines has reshuffled its short-haul fleet plans and now expects fewer Airbus A321neos to arrive in 2020, bumping its Boeing 737-800s deliveries instead.
AtlasGlobal, Turkish airline with headquarters in Istanbul, is suspending flights until mid-December 2019, due to difficult financial situation.  
While engaged in a combat operation in Mali, a Cougar transport helicopter and a Tiger attack helicopter from the French Army Light Aviation collided mid-air, killing thirteen soldiers. Two days later, details regarding the circumstances of the accident are starting to emerge.
Norwegian Air Shuttle is cutting long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand from Denmark and Sweden. The low-cost carrier, currently working on restoring profitability, claims the demand is low on the routes and that Rolls-Royce engine problems affecting its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet have also played a role in making the decision.
South Korean authorities confirmed that inspections for Boeing 737NG pickle fork cracks have been completed in the country. Out of a total 150 aircraft checks completed, double cracks were detected on 13 aeroplanes, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) revealed on November 25, 2019. 

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