Tag: EASA

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)” revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits […]

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The E195-E2 is the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial airplanes and the largest […]

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 […]

EASA Closes European Airspace for Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA has joined the list of multiple aviation regulatory authorities and suspended all the operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft in Europe. The suspension came into effect at 7 PM UTC 12 March, 2019. Also, EASA issued a Safety Directive ”suspending all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or […]

EASA Completes the Initial Session of MC-21 Certification Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute The flight test team of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed the first flight testing session of Russia’s advanced MC-21-300 narrow-body twin jet certification campaign. Participation of EASA in the testing of the new aircraft is a prerequisite to its final validation by the European agency. During the certification tests, the behaviour […]

Global 7500 Business Jet Certified by EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier announced that the industry flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe. The Global 7500 business jet earned its type certification from Transport Canada in September 2018, followed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2018, […]

EU Banned Airline Leaves Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has been banned from flying to/from the European Union after the EASA suspended its permission for the flag carrier and only airline of Turkmenistan to operate services to/from the EU. The notice about suspension of the flight was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which reported the EASA “has suspended Turkmenistan […]