• Students Soar High in CVUSD Aviation Program

    Joseph Howard Marrotte, a senior at Desert Mirage High School, never thought aviation would be in his reach. “Policemen, lawyers, things that you grow up thinking, that’s the only thing that is out there,” said Marrotte. Coming from a low income family, Joseph said it was difficult to see himself as a future pilot.  His […]

  • Boeing is halting production of the embattled 737 Max starting in January

    Boeing plans to suspend production of the 737 Max starting in January as it waits for the embattled plane to be recertified to return to service, the company announced Monday. The company’s stock price closed down more than 4% Monday after early reports that Boeing might halt the plane’s production began to circulate, and then fell another 0.67% after […]

  • American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage plane denied bond

    The American Airlines mechanic accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner before takeoff will be held in custody until trial, a judge ruled Wednesday after saying the man may have sympathy for terrorists. Ahmed Alani allegedly tried to damage or disable an aircraft’s air data module (ADM) system, which reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical […]

  • US Navy pilot killed in crash in Death Valley National Park

    The US Navy confirmed Thursday that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park died as a result of the crash. “The Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E died in the crash,” US Naval Air Forces said in a statement. “The Navy mourns the loss of one […]

  • FAA Says More Than 300 Boeing 737 Jets Could Have Parts ‘Susceptible to Premature Failure’

    More than 300 Boeing 737 jets, including the Max, may have wing parts that could have been improperly manufactured and may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday, following a joint investigation with the aircraft manufacturer. The FAA plans to order airlines to remove and replace the parts if their […]

  • Ethiopian Crash Victims Were Aid Workers, Doctors, Students

    Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor and satirist. They were among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner crashed shortly after takeoff from […]

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