Tag: FAA

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 […]

FAA Identifies Another Potential Risk in Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute While evaluating Boeing’s software modification to the MCAS, the Federal Aviation Administration has detected “a potential risk” in the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that the company must mitigate. “The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft’s prohibition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boeing: Global 737 MAX Fleet Temporarily Grounded

Reading Time: 2 minutes After considerable pressure put on Boeing worldwide after the crash of Ethiopian 737 MAX 8 on 10 March, the US-based aircraft manufacturer has finally arrived at the decision to “recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft”. Boeing is still confident in safety of […]

A319neo Wins Joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified by the international authorities to operate with the CFM LEAP-1A engine option. This latest achievement […]

Bombardier: Global 7500 Business Jet Earns FAA Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced that its flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone as it approaches entry-into-service later this year. Earlier this year, the Global 7500 aircraft demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 […]

EASA and FAA Certify Long-Range Capability for A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the most capable and flexible A321neo version to date – the A321LR – has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval of the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs), including for ETOPS operation. […]