What’s Trending in Aerospace – August 30, 2020 – Aviation Today

What’s Trending in Aerospace – August 30, 2020 – Aviation Today

Check out the Aug. 30 edition of What’s Trending in Aerospace, where editors and contributors for Avionics International bring you some of the latest headlines happening across the global aerospace industry.

Commercial Aviation

EASA Schedules flight tests for the Boeing 737 MAX

EASA will participate in test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX next week in Canada. (Boeing)

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will be participating in Boeing 737 MAX re-certification test flights in Canada Sept. 7, according to an Aug. 27 press release published on the civil aviation regulator’s website.

“The parties have now reached agreement that EASA’s flight tests will take place in Vancouver, Canada in the week commencing September 7, 2020,” the agency said. “Simulator tests will take place in the previous week (from Sept 1, 2020) in London Gatwick in the United Kingdom. The Joint Operations Evaluation Board (JOEB), will also take place in Gatwick, in the week beginning September 14, 2020.”

The agency noted that it has been working in close cooperating with the FAA on evaluating Boeing’s updates to the 737 MAX in preparation for re-entry into service.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 to Test New Technologies for ecoDemonstrator Program

A modified Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 will serve as the next ecoDemonstrator program aircraft.

An Etihad Airways 787-10 Dreamliner decked out with special equipment that can enhance safety and reduce CO2 emissions and noise has commenced flight testing this week for Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program.

A series of flights will gather the most detailed information to date about aircraft acoustics from some 1,200 microphones attached to the outside of the 787 and positioned on the ground. The collaboration between NASA and Boeing will