‘Rare’ flaw caused American Airlines engine fire in 2016 | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 1 February 2018
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‘Rare’ flaw caused American Airlines engine fire in 2016

Back in 2016, an American Airlines aircraft caught fire during take-off from the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago leading to an emergency evacuation of the plane on the tarmac. An investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has discovered that the incident was caused by a rare engineering failure.

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U.S. Air Force clears female pilots to fly F-35 again

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is welcoming back its second female F-35 joint strike fighter pilot. A certain weight restriction introduced due to safety concerns prevented pilots from flying the jet for several years. With new modifications on the aircraft, the restrictions have been lifted and USAF’s second female pilot is now cleared to fly the jet.

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Russia names Air Force regiment after Estonia’s capital

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree naming the 23rd fighter aviation regiment the “Tallinn” regiment, after the capital of neighboring Estonia.

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Munich Airport establishes centre to fight cybercrime
Lockheed Martin to modernize U.S. Air Force ALCS
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