Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Boeing Will Pay Over $2.5 Billion Over 737 MAX Fraud

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has agreed to pay a $2.5 billion fine to settle criminal conspiracy charges over the two aircraft crashes that claimed hundreds of lives and resulted in Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The Justice Department determined that Boeing employees had concealed information about the faulty MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) from regulators, preventing the FAA from […]

Updated: Airlines That Resume Flights On Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since both the U.S. and the EU aviation safety regulators cleared Boeing 737 MAX to fly again, airlines one after another have been resuming the type’s operation. Before the recertification in November, the airplane had been grounded for 20 months. GOL (Brazil): December 9th, 2020 Brazil’s GOL that has 7 MAX in its fleet became […]

EASA Extends The Ban On Pakistan International Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA is still not ready to lift the ban on Pakistan International Airlines to perform flights in the EU member states. The restriction that came into effect in July and was meant to last until January is extended by another three months, as reported by EASA. Air Marshal Arshad Malik, PIA’s CEO, wrote a letter […]

Nasa Is Working On Improving Airport Communication

Reading Time: < 1 minute Efficient communication at airports is crucial to avoid any irreversible mistakes. NASA is currently working on a digital, wireless airport communications system to supplement the existing voice communication over unsecured radio frequencies – the primary means of communication at hubs. The Aeronautical Mobile Aircraft Communication System (AeroMACS) will create an opportunity for speedy and reliable […]

EASA is Confident Boeing  737 MAX  Is Safe To Fly 

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European aviation safety agency, EASA, is “certain” that Boeing 737 MAX is now ready to resume operation, as reported by BBC. In Europe, the recertified aircraft is expected to start flying in mid-January. The U.S. and Brazilian authorities have already expressed their affirmative views towards the redesigned aircraft, urging airlines to bring it back […]

UPDATE: Airlines That Resume Flights On Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since both the U.S. and the EU aviation safety regulators cleared Boeing 737 MAX to fly again, airlines one after another have been resuming the type’s operation. Here is the list of  the airlines decided to lift 737 MAXs: GOL: December 9th, 2020 Brazil’s GOL that has 7 MAX in its fleet became the first […]

Canada Approved Design Changes Of Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute Transport Canada announced that it validates Boeing 737 MAX design changes and plans to lift the type’s flying ban in January. With this decision, Canada is joining the U.S, Europe, and Brazil, all of which have already given their consent to bring 737 MAX back to the skies. The given design changes approval is the […]

Brazil’s Airline GOL To Start 737 MAX Flights On December 9th

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brazil’s GOL Airlines brings back commercial 737 MAX flights on December 9th, becoming the first airline in the world to make this step. The GOL’s announcement came less than a week after American Airlines’ demonstrative 737 MAX’s flight, seeking to persuade passengers that the jet is safe to board after the lengthy recertification process in […]

EU – Travelers Should Not Be Considered High-Risk For COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new European guidelines suggest air travelers should not appear to be high-risk for spreading the virus, but, instead, they should be treated the same as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact with Covid-19 infected persons. The document requested by the European Commission and published jointly by the European […]

FAA Issued Airworthiness Certificate For Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday issued the first airworthiness certificate for Boeing 737 MAX built since March 2019, the agency announced. On November 18th, the FAA cleared Boeing 737 MAX to fly again after the two deadly accidents killing 346 people throughout 2018 and 2019. Now it is requesting comprehensive software changes and […]