Category: Regulations & Safety

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 […]

SURVEY | One Third of Russian Respondents Prefer Western-Built Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the May 5 fatal accident of the Russian-made Superjet 100 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, 33 per cent of Russian respondents to a survey conducted by Sberbank say they prefer to use western-built jets from Airbus and Boeing. Although the majority of Russians – some 53 per cent – insist that the type of aircraft […]

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 […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Strives to Regain European Approval Status

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) and its adviser Lufthansa Consulting are intensifying their efforts to bring the Turkmenistan flag carrier’s operations into line with European safety standards and therefore regain approval for operating flights to Europe. The central Asian republic’s only airline has been excluded from operating flights to the EU since February. Although the final EASA […]

Federal Aviation Administration Proposes Civil Penalty against Allegiant Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $715,438 civil penalty against Allegiant Air, LLC, of Las Vegas for allegedly operating an aircraft on more than two dozen flights following improper engine maintenance. In October 2017, Allegiant asked the FAA if it could deactivate an MD-80’s functioning automatic reverse thrust system when the aircraft engine’s exhaust […]

Checks of Superjets Ordered Although Meeting All Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute In the aftermath of Aeroflot Superjet crash-landing 5 May, 2019, SSJ100 aircraft fall under close scrutiny again. Although the investigation team has not announced the final conclusions yet and preliminary report suggest human error as the main reason, checks of every single operating SSJ100 planes were ordered. Last week, federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, requested […]