February 27, 2021| 55 0

What Is Static Testing On An Aircraft?

Airliners must undergo rigorous testing procedures before obtaining the certification to operate commercial flights. Test flights represent one of the more conspicuous aspects of these procedures, and generate huge interest among avgeeks and the media. However, what goes on on the ground plays an equally important role, even if this aspect is less …

February 25, 2021| 65 0

Boeing Wanted To Change 777 Engine Covers Before United Failure

New information has surfaced in the wake of the United Airlines 777 engine failure at the weekend. An internal document from the FAA indicates that Boeing was aware of a problem with the engine covers on certain aircraft and had been planning to redesign them in the future. Engine cover redesigns have been discussed for years With the industry still …

February 11, 2021| 52 0

Sriwijaya 737 Crash Preliminary Report Released – What Do We Know?

The release of the preliminary crash report for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 has maintained a focus on the autothrottle as a potential contributor to the accident. The Boeing 737-500, registered PK-CLC, crashed minutes after takeoff from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK). Autothrottle malfunction The preliminary crash report relating t …

February 10, 2021| 58 0

Ethiopian Airlines Wants To Fly The Boeing 737 MAX Again

CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has said today that the airline remains committed to the 737 MAX aircraft. Despite being one of the victims of the disaster, he believes it is a good aircraft and plans to reintroduce it to the fleet around July this year. Ethiopian is sticking with the MAX Ethiopian Airlines is one of the two carriers …

February 6, 2021| 63 0

TSA Outlines Fines For Violating Mask Mandate

United States president Joe Biden’s signed an executive order last month to promote safety across domestic and international travel by requiring travelers to wear face masks across their journey including at airports and aircraft. Following this, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shared that it will issue fines for those that don’t w …

January 30, 2021| 61 0

How Are New Aircraft Certified?

What happens when a manufacturer designs a new aircraft? How does an aircraft move from concept/design through to an accepted and authorized safe flying state? This article looks at the well-established aircraft certification process. Certifying each new model for a ‘type certificate’ Any new aircraft designed by a manufacturer will need to be submit …

January 24, 2021| 60 0

UN Officials Warn Staff Against Flying Pakistani Airlines

The United Nations, and subsidiary agencies, has cautioned its staff against flying with any Pakistani airlines. The UN warning comes after the ongoing pilot license scandal, wherein pilots were flying with fake licenses. The statement names 14 Pakistani carriers, including flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). UN says no According to a …

January 20, 2021| 54 0

US FAA Extends Slot Relief Through October

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to extend its slot waivers for major US airports through October 30th, 2021. This will mostly impact two slot-controlled New York-area airports and Washington D.C.’s National Airport. FAA extends slot waivers The US FAA has determined the ongoing crisis warrants an extension of the w …

January 10, 2021| 68 0

FAA Takes A Stand Against Unruly Passengers After Crew Raise Concerns

This week in aviation in the US was all about security. After the events in Washington D.C., flight attendants raised concerns as they faced unruly passengers onboard aircraft. As airlines and law enforcement agencies bolster air security and legislators consider what to do in Washington D.C., the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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