One step closer to supersonic travel: FAA to loosen regulations | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 25 May 2018

One step closer to supersonic travel: FAA to loosen regulations | AeroTime

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is drafting new regulations that would help advance the development of civil supersonic aircraft. The first regulation would formulate noise certification standards, while the second would potentially ease the procedures for getting approval to flight-test the next generation of supersonic aircraft. It is the latest development concerning the possible revival of the supersonic flight, set to potentially give a boost to the industry, at least in the U.S.

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South Africa Express suspended by authorities

The South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended the air operator certificate (AOC) as well as the aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) approvals of South Africa Express, a subsidiary of South Africa Airways, on May 24, 2018. Nine of the twenty-one aircraft of the airline’s (all Bombardier) fleet are also grounded as their Certificates of Airworthiness (COA) were revoked. The decision follows findings of “serious” safety concerns.

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JetSuite to be the launch company of Boeing electric plane

Small U.S.-based charter airline JetSuite will be the starting company of the Zunum, a twelve seats electric aircraft backed by Boeing. The company should eventually receive 100 planes in order to expand their operations.

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Brazilian Air Force F-5 crashes after take off

A Northrop F-5FM fighter of the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) crashed  soon after take off from Santa Cruz Air Base (SNZ) on May 24, 2018. The two pilots managed to eject safely, while the plane landed in an inhabited area.

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