Tag: aviation safety

Flight Safety, Discipline and Importance of Checklists

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because […]

Boeing in Discussions with Chinese 737 MAX Customers

Reading Time: 1 minute In order not to lose its Chinese customers, Boeing is holding another series of discussions on the Boeing 737 MAX issues. The aircraft manufacturer expects to gather for talks with the representatives from such airlines as China Southern, Air China, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Since April 2019 this is the second round […]

Oman Air Cancels Over 700 Flights Amid Boeing 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: 1 minute Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, announced about the cancellation of over 700 flights over the period of 22 July and 31 August due to ongoing Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The number of affected flights were scheduled to reach such destinations as Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Kuwait, Amman, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Calicut, Colombo and […]

Australian GA8 Aircraft Operations Temporarily Suspended

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has temporarily suspended the operations of GippsAero GA8 aircraft. This follows a fatal GA8 aircraft accident on 14 July 2019 in Sweden during a skydiving flight. The accident happened near Umeå in northern Sweden. None of the nine people on board the aircraft survived the accident. The GA8 is manufactured […]

Cost of Boeing 737 MAX Grounding: $5 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The Boeing Company has to accept billions in special costs in its balance sheet owing to the 737 MAX crisis. In the second quarter, an additional burden of US$4.9 billion after taxes will be incurred, the company announced on Thursday after the close of the U.S. stock market. The 737 MAX series has been grounded […]

SURVEY | One Third of Russian Respondents Prefer Western-Built Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the May 5 fatal accident of the Russian-made Superjet 100 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, 33 per cent of Russian respondents to a survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing. Although the majority of Russians – some 53 per cent – insist that the type of aircraft […]

Regulators Order Boeing 757 Operators to Carry Out Aileron Checks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the report of the failure of the aileron trim actuator attachment lug, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued airworthiness directives requesting all Boeing 757 operators to carry our required inspections. According to the FAA AD, operators of the Boeing 757 type have to conduct “repetitive checks of […]

Ryanair to Enter Turbulence Due to Ongoing Boeing 737 MAX Grounding?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, announced about possible disruptions in operations due to uncertainty over the future of the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX aircraft grounding. Ryanair has 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. The aircraft that has been grounded over the safety concerns since March, 2019, when the Ethiopian Airlines MAX fatally crashed taking the […]

FAA Identifies Another Potential Risk in Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute While evaluating Boeing’s software modification to the MCAS, the Federal Aviation Administration has detected “a potential risk” in the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that the company must mitigate. “The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Strives to Regain European Approval Status

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) and its adviser Lufthansa Consulting are intensifying their efforts to bring the Turkmenistan flag carrier’s operations into line with European safety standards and therefore regain approval for operating flights to Europe. The central Asian republic’s only airline has been excluded from operating flights to the EU since February. Although the final EASA […]