Tag: FAA

FAA and Boeing Complete 737 MAX Certification Flight Tests

Reading Time: < 1 minute Usually the events we are waiting so long for end in the blink of an eye. Boeing has been working until the start of 737 MAX re-certification flights for over a year. Now, after three days of testing, the certification flight tests are over. Through the 29 June – 1 July, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

FAA: Let the Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flight Tests Begin

Reading Time: < 1 minute After a challenging period of works on all the critical updates, Boeing has been finally given a green light to begin test flights aimed at the re-certification of its 737 MAX aircraft program. The information was confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to US lawmakers on Sunday. The regulatory body said that a review […]

FAA: Boeing 737 MAX Return is Not Guided by a Calendar

Reading Time: < 1 minute The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Stephen M. Dickson, once again confirmed that Boeing 737 MAX re-certification process is not a subject to calendar or schedules. The program will only return to service following the completion of a comprehensive and rigorous review process. “As we have stated many times in the past, safety […]

Avion Express Malta Obtains FAA Approval to Fly to/from the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute Avion Express Malta has reached another landmark in its development – the company obtained the Part 129 Operation Specification approval, issued by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to conduct passenger flights to and from the United States. The Maltese company will now be able to make wet-lease agreements with companies throughout North America. In order to […]

Pilot Testing & Checks: Regulators Ease Certain Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation could be considered one of the biggest, yet supportive industries in the world. While the businesses within are cooperating to survive and go through the crisis together, some essential support is also provided by regulatory bodies. As you all know, aviation is one of the most regulated industries, while its employees, especially flight crew, […]

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 […]