Tag: aviation safety

Checks of Superjets Ordered Although Meeting All Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute In the aftermath of Aeroflot Superjet crash-landing 5 May, 2019, SSJ100 aircraft fall under close scrutiny again. Although the investigation team has not announced the final conclusions yet and preliminary report suggest human error as the main reason, checks of every single operating SSJ100 planes were ordered. Last week, federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, requested […]

More Safety Issues with Boeing 737 Aircraft Reported

Reading Time: 1 minute While the global aviation community is actively seeking to resolve Boeing 737 MAX safety issues and return aircraft back to service as soon as possible, Boeing has announced about another problem, this time on the 737 slat tracks. After the problem was detected, Boeing working with the FAA, contacted the operators of 737 aircraft with […]

IATA Advises 737 MAX Will Remain Grounded until August

Reading Time: 1 minute Despite the fact that it is believed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to approve the updates to the 737 MAX in June, other agencies intend to carry out their own assessments. This has resulted in the likelihood worldwide approval for the lifting of the ban, which was instigated after two fatal crashes involving […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Crash-Landing Uncovers Troubles in Russian Aviation

Reading Time: 1 minute After the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Sheremetyevo airport claiming the lives of 41 people out of 78, Russian aviation has come under close scrutiny. Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka says the problems are serious. Addressing the Russian parliament, Prosecutor General stressed that the aviation industry needs attention as the Russian state program aimed […]

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA and aviation regulators from 33 countries held a meeting to review software fix, pilot training changes and discuss possible date of Boeing 737 MAX return back to the sky. Conclusion did not bring much clarity – no timeline was set. Primary target – safety. After the first fatal crash of Lion Air 737 […]

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines refuses providing any comments regarding the investigation of  the ET-302 crash, however, is convinced that its pilots followed all the procedures to prevent the fatal accident, whereas Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have problems. According to the airline, its pilots were prepared to operate Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The captain was upgraded […]

FAA: Costa Rica Does Not Comply with ICAO Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute The Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with ICAO safety standards and is assigned a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority, the FAA has announced. What does Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating mean? If the country is given Category 2 rating, it means that […]

EASA & IATA Team Up Against Unruly Behaviour on Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing.  These figures are worrying […]

Doubts Over FAA Ability to Set Global Safety Standards Arising

Reading Time: 1 minute After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the US government has ordered to review the approval of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane issued by the FAA. Doubts are arising over the ability of the US to set global safety standards. Elaine Chao, the US transport secretary requested an independent inspector to audit […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]