Fit to Print: New GE Plant Will Assemble World’s First Passenger Jet Engine With 3D Printed Fuel Nozzles, Next-Gen Materials -
GE Aviation will open a new assembly plant in Indiana to build the world’s first passenger jet engine with 3D printed fuel nozzles and next-generation materials, including heat-resistant ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and breakthrough carbon fiber fan blades woven in all three dimensions…
Search for Malaysian jet resumes off Australia after weather improves -
About 20 to 30 protesters threw water bottles at the Malaysian embassy and tried to storm the building, demanding to meet the ambassador, witnesses said. Earlier, the relatives, many with tear-stained faces, had linked arms and chanted “Malaysian government has cheated us” and “Malaysia, return our relatives” as they marched peacefully and held banners.
The relatives’ grief and anger was unleashed on Monday night after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished more than two weeks ago while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
Citing satellite-data analysis by British company Inmarsat, he said there was now no doubt that the Boeing jet came down in the ocean in one of the most remote places on Earth - an implicit admission that all 239 people on board had died.
Officials: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane may have flown for hours - CNN.com -
(CNN) — It’s a mystery that authorities still haven’t been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators might start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.
Why would authorities expand their search rather than narrowing it?
New information, U.S. officials told CNN, indicates the missing airplane could have flown for several hours beyond the last transponder reading.
[UPDATE] Runway Accident on Takeoff at PHL
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Officials deny report that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 kept flying - CNN.com -
(CNN) — Yet another conflicting storyline has emerged in the perplexing disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly six days ago.
After search crews failed to find any trace of debris suggested by Chinese satellite photographs, Malaysian officials on Thursday said there was no evidence to back a newspaper report suggesting the plane may have kept flying for four hours after its last reported contact.
BEIJING — Frustration mounted on Monday over what has become one of the most perplexing aviation disasters in history, as the search for a vanished Malaysia Airlines passenger jet dramatically expanded in its third day.
Hopes for a breakthrough were dashed when Malaysian authorities said oil found on the ocean surface had been tested and found not to have come from the jetliner. Various pieces of flotsam picked up in the vicinity of the plane’s last known location were also found to be unconnected.
(via Fuel, debris determined not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight, as search expands - The Washington Post)
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National Airlines receives FAA certification as the newest United States Flag/Domestic Carrier
ORLANDO, Fla., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — National Airlines is proud to announce that on February 28, 2014, the FAA approved National to become the United States’ newest Flag/Domestic air carrier.* National Airlines has a long history of supporting governments and militaries around the world — by, among other things, flying ad hoc cargo shipments in and out of crisis areas and also operating charter passenger operations for sports teams in the United States, visitors to/from Cuba, and contractors traveling between the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. US Flag/Domestic authority will allow National Airlines to expand its services to include conducting scheduled passenger flights throughout the United States and across the globe. It also provides an opportunity for National Airlines to continue its support of the US government travelers under the Fly America Act, whereby US government funded travelers fly on US Flag Carriers whenever available. (via National Airlines receives FAA certification as the newest United States Flag/Domestic Carrier — ORLANDO, Fla., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —)
"Fish strike" stops jet’s takeoff at Florida Air Force base (via "Fish strike" stops jet’s takeoff at Florida Air Force base - CBS News)
Boeing’s X-36 Is the Single Coolest R/C Plane in the History of Aviation
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Swiss police have arrested the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight after he allegedly hijacked the plane and forced it to land in Geneva on Monday.
Geneva airport spokesman Bertrand Staempfli said the co-pilot had explained how he had seized his chance when the pilot went to the bathroom.
"He said he felt threatened in his country and wants to seek asylum in Switzerland."
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/copilot-arrested-after-plane-hijack-20140217-32vy7.html#ixzz2taYgv2Mo
(via Co-pilot arrested after plane hijack)