FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REVEALS FATE OF CRASHED SUPERJET

FLIGHT DATA RECORDER REVEALS FATE OF CRASHED SUPERJET

“The captain assumed manual control of the aircraft until the end of the flight. The crew set the squawk for loss of communication. “The crew decided to return to Sheremetyevo and performed a manual ILS approach to runway 24L. At...
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AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

AMERICAN AIRLINES EXTENDS BOEING 737 MAX CANCELLATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

American Airlines has extended the cancellation of its Boeing 737 MAX-operated flights until September 3. “American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing ...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

FROM THE ARCHIVES: SERVICE INTERRUPTED: ASH CLOUD CAUSES CHAOS

The travel chaos and dislocation for millions of passengers caused by the ash cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April 2010 sent shockwaves around the world and shudders through airline boardrooms and no doubt in the corridor...
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Inadvertent dual control inputs led to undetected damage

Inadvertent dual control inputs led to undetected damage

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued safety recommendations to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and aircraft manufacturer ATR seeking improved aircraft system design for inadvertent dual control inputs by pilots after an incident in 2014...
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Safety Initiative Launched To Improve Compliance With Procedures

Safety Initiative Launched To Improve Compliance With Procedures

A post-flight inspection revealed lockout pins still installed in the hydraulic control units. Investigation of the incident concluded that maintenance personnel failed to remove the pins after a three-day maintenance check. William Johnson, FAA chief scientif...
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Trent 1000-Suffering Air New Zealand Orders GEnx

Trent 1000-Suffering Air New Zealand Orders GEnx

When engine problems disrupt operations, it is rare for airlines to publicly voice displeasure with the manufacturers. Instead, they talk about ongoing “cooperation” to resolve the matter, while pursuing compensation talks in private. Air New Zealand, has ...
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FAA SAYS NO TIMETABLE FOR BOEING 737 MAX RETURN

FAA SAYS NO TIMETABLE FOR BOEING 737 MAX RETURN

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concluded a meeting of some 60 regulators from 33 countries around the world by declaring there was no timetable for certifying the Boeing 737 MAX for a return to service. The second accident,...
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Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.’s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California airplane-storage yard keep a careful vigil against earthier concerns. The attention lavished now on the planes will help determine how fast the....
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FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

Representatives from more than 30 countries met with Federal Aviation Administration officials Thursday to hear the U.S. regulator’s approach to determining how soon the Boeing 737 Max can resume flying after two crashes that killed 346 people. The meeting i...
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FAA issues special conditions for Boeing 777-9 fuel tanks

FAA issues special conditions for Boeing 777-9 fuel tanks

FAA has issued special conditions Boeing must follow to demonstrate the 777-9’s composite fuel tanks can withstand tire debris impact. The FAA requirements dictate that “tire-debris impact to any fuel tank or fuel-system component, located within 30 deg. t...
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