Ground testing is underway on the first full GE9X development engine, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine, at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation.
On Tuesday, 19/04/2016 opened Kumamoto airport in Japan. It's first time since the region was pummeled by two major quakes from Saturday and hundreds of aftershocks. All in and outbound flights from the airport were canceled following the airport's roof being damaged by the temblors.
The Metropolitan police said they were contacted on Sunday afternoon by the pilot, who landed the plane safely at Terminal 5. Police are investigating a pilot’s claim that his plane was struck by a drone as it approached Heathrow airport. No one has been arrested, officers said. On a plane was 132 passengers and 5 crew. Flight was comming from Geneva to London. Everyone is safe.
The problem is that lightweight pilots could be severely injured or killed during a low-speed ejection from the F-35, leading to a restriction on pilots under 136 pounds from flying the fifth-generation jet. The Pentagon has pledged to have a solution, revolving around a lighter helmet, with officials saying they hope to have the issue resolved by November.