Tag: FAA

Boeing to Face $19.68 Million Fine for Unapproved Sensors

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has recommended to fine the Boeing company a $19.68 million for equipping some of its 737 aircraft with sensors which were not tested and approved. According to the FAA statement, during the period June, 2015, and April, 2019, Boeing installed Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems containing these […]

Airbus A330-800 Cleared to Fly: EASA and FAA Approved

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus celebrates yet another milestone. The A330-800 was awarded joint type certification by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  It took 370 flight test hours and a total of 132 flights, including the maiden one performed in November, 2018, to complete certification flight-test campaign. The freshly approved member […]

FAA Wants to Fine UPS $120,000 for Dangerous Goods Violation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has proposed a $120,000 civil penalty against UPS “for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials regulations”. According to the FAA, on 15 November, 2018, UPS, being aware of hazardous shipment contents, offered UPS Airlines to transport “loosely packed lithium batteries which had no protection from short circuit, were […]

Costly Turn in Boeing 737 MAX Crisis: Pilots Will Need Simulator Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that it will take Boeing some more time to re-certify and take its troubled 737 MAX program off the ground. The time and cost of getting this plane back to service rises as Boeing recommends MAX pilots undergoing simulator training. Before grounding of the 737 MAX, no separate simulator training for already 737 […]

It Is Official: Boeing to Temporarily Suspend Production of 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has officially announced that it is temporarily halting the production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft starting January, 2020. Boeing had made a try by cutting 737 MAX production rates from 52 aircraft per month to the current 42. However, further production without deliveries causes even more trouble. The 737 MAX program has been […]

Boeing Could Face $3.9 Million Penalty Over Faulty Parts on 737 NG

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fine Boeing over $3.9 million for “installing nonconforming components on approximately 133 aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification”. According to the FAA, Boeing had not monitored its suppliers properly and failed to ensure that the slat tracks, troubled parts on 737 NG models, […]

Lufthansa Faces $6.4 Million Penalty For Breaching FAA Regulations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) claims that Lufthansa, the flag carrier and largest German airline, was operating unapproved flights to as well as out of San Diego and Philadelphia. Correspondingly, the FAA seeks $6.4 million fine for breaching Federal Aviation Regulations allegedly conducting almost 900 flights into and out of San […]

Embraer Praetor 500 Certified by EASA and FAA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Praetor 500, the new midsize business jet from Embraer, has complemented regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) with relevant certifications from EASA and FAA. The jet has been granted triple-certification less than a year after its announcement in 2018. As for now, the Praetor 500 is considered to be “the farthest- and fastest-flying […]

India to Follow EASA by Making Own Boeing 737 MAX Checks

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is determined to follow the example of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and make its own validation of the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in India after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears it for take-off, Bloomberg reported citing the person closely related to the […]

FAA Proposes Checks of Pratt & Whitney Engines Powering A220 & E2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released airworthiness directive (AD) proposing to run checks of the PW1500Gs, powering Airbus A220s, and the PW1900Gs, powering Embraer E-Jets E2. The AD followed two engine shutdowns caused by oil leaks during flights of the aircraft powered with the above-mentioned engines. In order to prevent possible future oil leaks, […]