Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

FAA Issues Emergency Directive for 2,000 Boeing 737 Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) concerning approximately 2,000 stored Boeing 737-300-900 series aircraft. The AD requires inspections of the engine bleed air 5th stage check valve on each engine to identify is there any corrosion. Corrosion of the engine bleed air 5th stage check valve internal parts during airplane […]

FAA Bans Pakistan Carriers from US Amid Poor Safety Standards

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pakistan carriers have been restricted from operating current and initiating new services to the US, and are not permitted to carry the code of US carriers on any flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Pakistan a Category 2 rating over poor safety standards. The country “does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization […]

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 […]

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, […]

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enhanced safety measures after air travel resumes are critically important to bring as many passengers back to safe flying as possible. To regain trust in safe air travel. A lot of airlines, including Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, have already made it mandatory to wear face coverings for both passengers and crew while being on board. […]

EU Suspends 80/20 Airport Slot Use Rule until End of October

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has taken a bold step to help airlines and mitigate the damage to the airlines created by the coronavirus. The EU has suspended the 80/20 airport slot use rule until the end of the summer season. This move secures airlines with full flexibility in arranging their schedules and allows them to avoid […]

Game of Slots: Why Are Airlines Operating ‘Ghost Flights’?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of sharp decrease in air travel demand, recently the sky has been full of empty or nearly empty aircraft still operating on their routes. These flights are also referred to as ‘ghost flights’. What do you know about this phenomenon? As the name ‘ghost flight’ suggests itself, these are the flights without passengers […]

Turkey Bans Flights to and from Nine European Countries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkey is one of the latest major countries which announced about the outbreak of the coronavirus. In order to prevent the virus from spreading, Turkey has announced that it suspends flights to and from nine European countries. The list of affected countries includes Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. This […]