UK air navigation service provider NATS has just achieved a “world first” by winning approval to operate time-based aircraft separation on runway approaches at London Heathrow airport. So what? Well, if your airport is not operating at full capacity, this doesn’t provide you with much of an advantage. But if, like Heathrow, you are operating […]
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The FAA is shortly to issue an airworthiness directive requiring checks of Boeing 787 emergency locator transmitters and the area surrounding them. It was close to the ELT in the cabin ceiling that a fire broke out in an Ethiopian Airlines 787 at Heathrow on 12 July (see previous blog entry). The FAA will advise […]
Now the basic truths are known. The NTSB (see previous entry) had indeed exaggerated the nature of the problem the pilots had to deal with, but the pilots would still have had their hands full bringing their ship back home safely. The engine – the right one (No 2) that was seen streaming smoke – […]
As I write, the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch has still not told us what happened to the British Airways A319 at Heathrow last Friday (24 May). But it has informed us, rather vaguely through a non-expert spokesperson, that information released by the US National Transportation Safety Board about the event is inaccurate or misleading. […]
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