Category: Regulations & Safety

Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)” revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits […]

American Airlines Extends Cancellations Amid MAX Grounding

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines, one of the largest Boeing 737 MAX operators in the world, with 24 planes currently grounded and 76 still on the order list, announced extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights through 19 August. Last week world’s largest airline said it extends cancellations until early June, meanwhile, recent announcement made this […]

EASA & IATA Team Up Against Unruly Behaviour on Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every 3 hours the safety of a flight within the EU is threatened by passengers demonstrating unruly or disruptive behaviour. At least 70% of these incidents involve some form of aggression. At least once a month the situation escalates to such a degree forcing the plane to perform an emergency landing.  These figures are worrying […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash: Preliminary Report Nears

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost a month has passed since the tragic crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which killed 157 people on board. According to the ICAO rules, Ethiopia is required to release a preliminary report on the accident within 30 days of the crash. Formally, the deadline is 9 April. Thus, the report is […]

Over 400 Pilots in Russia Suspended After Prosecutors’ Checks

Reading Time: 1 minute More than 400 air pilots were suspended last year following prosecutors’ checks, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika told the Prosecutor-General’s Office board meeting on Tuesday. “In order to ease the role of human errors in air crashes we continued inspections of civil aviation flight schools. A total of 425 air pilots were suspended until the elimination of […]

Doubts Over FAA Ability to Set Global Safety Standards Arising

Reading Time: 1 minute After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the US government has ordered to review the approval of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane issued by the FAA. Doubts are arising over the ability of the US to set global safety standards. Elaine Chao, the US transport secretary requested an independent inspector to audit […]

Boeing: Global 737 MAX Fleet Temporarily Grounded

Reading Time: 2 minutes After considerable pressure put on Boeing worldwide after the crash of Ethiopian 737 MAX 8 on 10 March, the US-based aircraft manufacturer has finally arrived at the decision to “recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft”. Boeing is still confident in safety of […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]

EASA Closes European Airspace for Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA has joined the list of multiple aviation regulatory authorities and suspended all the operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft in Europe. The suspension came into effect at 7 PM UTC 12 March, 2019. Also, EASA issued a Safety Directive ”suspending all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or […]

Singapore Suspends Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute In light of fatal accidents of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced temporarily suspending operations of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of the country.  The suspension took effect 12 March 2019 2 PM local time. According to […]