Tag: EASA

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Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed […]

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The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.” Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from […]

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EASA Asks Operators to Replace Some Airbus A320 Fuel Pumps

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA has released an Airworthiness Directive (AD) concerning the fuel pumps on various A320 family aircraft. The authority explains that the issue, if not solved, imposes a risk of a fuel tank explosion. According to the document, a loose locking pin on the impeller shaft could cause sparks which might be dangerous if the pump […]

Boeing Raises Concerns Over Airbus A321XLR Safety

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing raises concerns over Airbus’s newest narrow-body design, the A321XLR, responding to a consultation document regarding Special conditions proposed by EASA for the type. Airbus A321XLR is expected to be a gamechanger in aviation. Due to its rear central fuel tank (RCT), positioned beneath passengers at the back of the aircraft, it can fly on […]

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TUI is the First European Airline to Receive Boeing 737 MAX Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding and recertification in Europe, the British carrier TUI becomes the first to receive a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft delivery. The plane flew from Boeing Field at King Country International Airport to the airline’s operating base in Gatwick. According to RadarBox, the flight was operated on February 27th. It departed […]

Area 100 KSA: New Paradigm in Pilot Training ATOs have to Adopt
Area 100 KSA: New Paradigm in Pilot Training ATOs have to Adopt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Area 100 KSA is a new philosophy in pilot training that concentrates on moving away from fact-based education towards competency-based training and assessment (CBTA). The new holistic approach to pilot training aims to develop and assess pilots’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) from day one at ground school and underlay the whole theoretical knowledge training […]

Smartwings Schedules the First Boeing 737 MAX flight in Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Czech airline Smartwings will likely be the first one to relaunch Boeing 737 MAX in Europe. According to the carrier’s booking system, the route is scheduled for February 25, operating between Prague (PRG) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI). Boeing 737 MAX’s first flight above the European skies will depart from PRG at 6.05 p.m. […]

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Breaking: EASA Declared Boeing 737 MAX to Return to Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, the European aviation safety agency EASA lifted the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operation in Europe. It confirmed the type is safe to fly after almost two years of grounding. “We have every confidence that the aircraft is safe, which is the precondition for giving our approval. But we will continue to monitor […]

Boeing 737 MAX Cleared to Fly but New Concerns Arise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ed Pierson, a former senior manager at Boeing’s 737 factory in Seattle, has prepared a report where he insists there are overlooked facts regarding 737 MAX accident investigations. While the aircraft is already cleared to fly in the USA and Brazil and the European regulator is getting ready to lift the ban this week, Ed […]

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Europe Will Allow Boing 737 MAX to Fly From Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Patrick Ky, the head of Europe’s aviation regulatory body EASA, Boing 737 MAX will be cleared for flights in Europe next week.  The aircraft’s resumption will be subject to meeting mandatory requirements for changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training specified in the agency’s directive.  “It will be cleared to […]