Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Air Canada Has Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 1, Air Canada became the second Canadian airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after WestJet following the recent ungrounding on January 18. According to RadarBox.com, the first flight after the grounding was conducted between Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ). The other planned routes are Toronto and: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, […]

EU Brings Back Slot Rules: Airlines Must Use 50% of Their Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU is working on bringing back slot rules at 50% threshold to help airlines overcome the pandemic’s consequences. The prie-pandemic regulations required airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots to keep them for the next year, so many have been operating ghost flights. The restrictions were waved over the […]

Breaking: EASA Declared Boeing 737 MAX to Return to Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, the European aviation safety agency EASA lifted the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operation in Europe. It confirmed the type is safe to fly after almost two years of grounding. “We have every confidence that the aircraft is safe, which is the precondition for giving our approval. But we will continue to monitor […]

Boeing 737 MAX Cleared to Fly but New Concerns Arise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ed Pierson, a former senior manager at Boeing’s 737 factory in Seattle, has prepared a report where he insists there are overlooked facts regarding 737 MAX accident investigations. While the aircraft is already cleared to fly in the USA and Brazil and the European regulator is getting ready to lift the ban this week, Ed […]

Vietnam Changes Rules on Stored Aircraft Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has published new rules concerning aircraft storage, requiring airlines to reactivate their parked aircraft more often. To reduce the risk of technical issues after the aircraft is pulled out of storage, operators will have to put a parked airplane in service at least once a month. Airlines will […]

Europe Will Allow Boing 737 MAX to Fly From Next Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Patrick Ky, the head of Europe’s aviation regulatory body EASA, Boing 737 MAX will be cleared for flights in Europe next week.  The aircraft’s resumption will be subject to meeting mandatory requirements for changes to the aircraft flight control system and pilot training specified in the agency’s directive.  “It will be cleared to […]

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 […]