Blow from the past: Boeing 737 MAX crisis hit with new controversy

Daily Newsletter | October 21, 2019
An exchange of internal messages from 2016 between two senior pilots suggests Boeing already knew about the drawbacks of the MCAS flight-control system at the time, prompting regulators to demand for an immediate explanation. The news comes as CEO Dennis Muilenburg faces increasing pressure before his testimony to the U.S. Congress at the end of October, 2019.
The Taiwan Ocean Research Institute recovered the flight data recorder of a Taiwanese Mirage 2000 fighter jet that mysteriously disappeared off the country’s northeast coast two years ago.
De Havilland Canada received its first firm order for the Q400 after the brand was officially brought back to life on June 4th, 2019, when Bombardier sold the rights to manufacture the turboprop to Longview Aviation Capital. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer signed a deal with the United Republic of Tanzania to supply one Q400 unit to the government-owned airline Air Tanzania.
After receiving its first Airbus A330-900 in March 2019, Delta Air Lines has now found ways to boost and accelerate deliveries of the Airbus’ wide-body. At the end of 2020 and in early 2021, five more than initially planned A330neos will join the U.S. carrier’s fleet. 
Initially anticipated for December 2019, the decision to approve the full-rate production of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter will be delayed by at least a year.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has completed the flight test program of the Superjet 100 new horizontal wingtips.
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