Category: Regulations & Safety

Boeing Provides Status Update on 737 MAX Progress

Reading Time: 1 minute “With the rigorous scrutiny being applied, we are confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly”. The Boeing Company has provided an update on the progress of 737 MAX. According to the statement, Boeing has completed one of the five key milestones. It was the FAA eCab Simulator Certification Session […]

Boeing Hit with Another Crisis: What Is Going on with 737 NG Aircraft?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While Boeing is making all the efforts to resolve already the eight-months long crisis with 737 MAX aircraft, yet another crisis with another popular Boeing aircraft program is sparking off. The planemaker is back in the spotlight again for safety issues among its older 737 planes. First of all, let’s understand which models of Boeing […]

EASA to Order Airbus A380 Checks for Wing Cracks

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed to issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requesting the operators of Airbus A380 aircraft to check its superjombo jets for trailing-edge cracks. After the cracks in the left and right sides of wing trailing edge (TE) devices of Airbus A380 planes in-service were found, the EASA proposed […]

Battle for the Skies: Airbus Could Be Hardly Hit by US Tariffs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transatlantic trade war takes a new twist. On 2nd October, 2019, the United States announced about its plan to impose tariffs on a number of European products. Among these are 10% duties on aircraft from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom which are the four Airbus consortium countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) gave […]

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 […]

Boeing 737 MAX Crash Investigation: Pilots in Safety Tests Are Too Skilled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Transportation Safety Board issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration, calling upon the agency to address concerns about how multiple alerts and indications are considered when making assumptions as part of design safety assessments. Aviation Safety Recommendation Report 19-01 was issued Thursday stemming from the NTSB’s ongoing support under International Civil […]

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, […]

EASA to Lift Boeing 737 MAX in Europe after Its Own Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it will run its own independent tests to check the Boeing 737 MAX software updates and evaluate its safety before giving European operators permission to fly. The European regulator intends to independently check its counterpart’s from the US, the FAA, verdict on the improvements Boeing made to […]

Australian GA8 Aircraft Operations Temporarily Suspended

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has temporarily suspended the operations of GippsAero GA8 aircraft. This follows a fatal GA8 aircraft accident on 14 July 2019 in Sweden during a skydiving flight. The accident happened near Umeå in northern Sweden. None of the nine people on board the aircraft survived the accident. The GA8 is manufactured […]