Category: Regulations & Safety

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 […]

More Safety Issues with Boeing 737 Aircraft Reported

Reading Time: 1 minute While the global aviation community is actively seeking to resolve Boeing 737 MAX safety issues and return aircraft back to service as soon as possible, Boeing has announced about another problem, this time on the 737 slat tracks. After the problem was detected, Boeing working with the FAA, contacted the operators of 737 aircraft with […]

IATA Advises 737 MAX Will Remain Grounded until August

Reading Time: 1 minute Despite the fact that it is believed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to approve the updates to the 737 MAX in June, other agencies intend to carry out their own assessments. This has resulted in the likelihood worldwide approval for the lifting of the ban, which was instigated after two fatal crashes involving […]

Aeroflot SSJ100 Crash-Landing Uncovers Troubles in Russian Aviation

Reading Time: 1 minute After the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed at Sheremetyevo airport claiming the lives of 41 people out of 78, Russian aviation has come under close scrutiny. Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka says the problems are serious. Addressing the Russian parliament, Prosecutor General stressed that the aviation industry needs attention as the Russian state program aimed […]

Airbus A220 to Be Given Russian Type Certification in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A220 (formerly named the Bombardier CSeries) is undergoing certification procedures in Russia in an effort propelled by its manufacturer, its engine maker Pratt & Whitney and Russia’s aviation authority Rosavitsiya. Airbus is confident that the A220 family of aircraft will prove to be popular among Russian operators and forecasts that demand in the […]

FAA: No Timetable for Boeing MAX to Fly Again

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA and aviation regulators from 33 countries held a meeting to review software fix, pilot training changes and discuss possible date of Boeing 737 MAX return back to the sky. Conclusion did not bring much clarity – no timeline was set. Primary target – safety. After the first fatal crash of Lion Air 737 […]

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Have a Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute Ethiopian Airlines refuses providing any comments regarding the investigation of  the ET-302 crash, however, is convinced that its pilots followed all the procedures to prevent the fatal accident, whereas Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have problems. According to the airline, its pilots were prepared to operate Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The captain was upgraded […]