Category: Regulations & Safety

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

Boeing 737 MAX Hit with Another Safety Issue: Wiring System

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great hopes of the Boeing Company to return its troubled 737 MAX back to service in the 1Q20 may be destroyed again. After the rigorous check in December, a new problem was identified, this time with wiring. Following the two deadly crashes, the entire Boeing 737 MAX fleet was grounded over safety concerns. For nearly […]

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, […]

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 […]