Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Boeing to Face $19.68 Million Fine for Unapproved Sensors

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has recommended to fine the Boeing company a $19.68 million for equipping some of its 737 aircraft with sensors which were not tested and approved. According to the FAA statement, during the period June, 2015, and April, 2019, Boeing installed Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems containing these […]

China Offers Airlines Financial Support amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 4, 2020, China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAV) jointly issued a notice on offering financial support to airlines amid COVID-19 outbreak. As per the notice, direct cash incentives will be poured into supporting domestic and foreign carriers which operate international flights to/from China, in an effort […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD). The initial results of investigations point out that after the liquids appeared on the system, abnormal operation […]

FAA Wants to Fine UPS $120,000 for Dangerous Goods Violation

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has proposed a $120,000 civil penalty against UPS “for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials regulations”. According to the FAA, on 15 November, 2018, UPS, being aware of hazardous shipment contents, offered UPS Airlines to transport “loosely packed lithium batteries which had no protection from short circuit, were […]

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 […]