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  • November 2020
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    FAA to begin testing drone detect-and-avoid systems this year.

    2021-03-02T22:38:00Z

    Before the end of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration will begin testing technologies aimed at preventing manned aircraft from colliding with drones.

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    Saudi regulator latest to approve 737 Max services

    2021-03-02T16:32:00Z

    Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation regulator has become the latest to approve operations with the Boeing 737 Max, although none of the kingdom’s airlines yet operates the type. Flag-carrier Saudia’s budget airline Flyadeal had been in line to acquire the 737 Max, through a provisional $5.9 billion agreement for 30 ...

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    Colombian landing accident appears to involve DC-3 from previous mishaps

    2021-03-01T23:16:00Z

    Colombian investigators are probing an accident with a Douglas DC-3 carrying the same registration as aircraft involved in at least two previous landing mishaps. The aircraft, identified by civil aviation regulator Aerocivil as HK-2006, was being operated by local carrier Aerolineas Andinas Aliansa. It had been conducting a ...

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    China's CAAC yet to approve test flights for 737 Max return-to-service

    2021-03-01T14:09:00Z

    China’s civil aviation regulator is discussing with Boeing a restoration plan for 737 Max services, but is yet to be satisfied to the extent necessary to advance the type’s return to operation. The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s deputy director, Dong Zhiyi, disclosed the state of progress during a ...

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    SIA Cargo 747-400F suffers puncture damage near undercarriage

    2021-03-01T08:36:00Z

    A Singapore Airlines freighter has completed repairs in Brussels after punctures were discovered near the aircraft’s undercarriage.

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    Crew alarmed by speed decay before American 757 abruptly pitched down

    2021-02-28T20:02:00Z

    Investigators probing an abrupt manoeuvre by an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 have indicated that the crew suddenly pitched the aircraft nose-down after realising the airspeed had unexpectedly bled away. The aircraft had been approaching New York JFK on 6 September 2018, following a service from Edinburgh. As the ...

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    A320 landed off-runway at Rio after drifting far from centreline

    2021-02-27T10:44:00Z

    Pilots of an Avianca Brasil Airbus A320 did not execute a go-around despite the aircraft’s drifting off the runway axis during approach to Rio de Janeiro, and subsequently landing far to the right and travelling onto rough ground. Although the crew – arriving from Salvador on 3 March 2019 ...

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    LAM 737-700 involved in Mozambique landing excursion

    2021-02-26T19:02:00Z

    One of African carrier Linhas Aereas de Mocambique’s Boeing 737-700s has suffered a runway excursion during landing at Quelimane airport. LAM says the aircraft was operating the domestic flight TM1134 from Maputo on 26 February. The aircraft involved (C9-BAR) came to rest on rough grassy ground after arriving ...

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    Prior United 777 blade-out might give clues to UA328 engine structure loss

    2021-02-26T12:51:00Z

    While US investigators disagree with the immediate impression that the recent United Airlines Boeing 777-200 engine incident was one of uncontained failure, the extent of the damage to the powerplant was nonetheless catastrophic. Uncontained failure is defined as the inability of the engine casing to prevent high-energy rotating parts, ...

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    Three landing jets ‘narrowly’ missed stepladder left on Birmingham runway

    2021-02-25T18:29:00Z

    UK investigators have disclosed that three aircraft landing at Birmingham airport in darkness narrowly missed a large ladder which had fallen from a maintenance vehicle in the touchdown zone of runway 33. The A-frame ladder, about 2.2m in length, had fallen from a pick-up truck, probably during a sudden ...

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    A321XLR's rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

    2021-02-25T16:55:00Z

    Airbus’s A321XLR will be subject to special conditions proposed for the aircraft’s integrated rear centre tank, intended to ensure adequate protection from fire. The large 12,900-litre centre tank, located in the aft hold of the twinjet, will contain the fuel necessary for the aircraft to achieve its extended range. ...

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    South Korea grounds PW4000-powered 777s

    2021-02-25T14:11:00Z

    South Korea has temporarily banned all operations of Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered Boeing 777 aircraft within its airspace.

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    DOT raises concern about FAA’s self-certification oversight

    2021-02-25T03:03:00Z

    The US Department of Transportation’s top inspector has doubts that the Federal Aviation Administration, as currently structured, can identify risks within its Organisation Designation Authorization (ODA) programme.

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    P&W to perform 777 PW4000 fan blade checks required by FAA

    2021-02-24T19:57:00Z

    Pratt & Whitney will perform the PW4000 thermal acoustic imaging (TAI) inspections required under the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent emergency airworthiness directive (AD).

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    Incorrectly-set radio preceded serious Q400 runway incursion

    2021-02-24T13:21:00Z

    Regional operator QantasLink has reviewed procedures at non-controlled airports to improve communication, after a Bombardier Q400 entered and taxied along an active runway, forcing a landing light aircraft to execute a go-around. Investigators found the Q400 crew had been under time and workload pressure before the departure from Gladstone ...

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    FAA issues emergency airworthiness directive for PW4000

    2021-02-24T02:19:00Z

    The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring US operators to immediately conduct thermal-imaging inspections of fan blades on certain Pratt & Whitney engines after the recent PW4077 failure on a United Airlines flight.

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    Small part of 777 fleet affected by PW4000 restrictions

    2021-02-23T12:05:00Z

    Regulatory action mandated by international civil aviation authorities after the 20 February failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 on a United Airlines Boeing 777 affect a relatively small proportion of the 777 fleet.

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    EASA shapes certification basis for Liberty ‘flying car’ gyroplane

    2021-02-23T09:26:00Z

    European safety authorities have finalised a certification basis for a convertible roadworthy rotorcraft, the PAL-V Liberty gyroplane, enabling its developer to accelerate compliance demonstration. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says the certification specifications for rotorcraft are aimed primarily at helicopters and are “not fully adequate” to prescribe a ...

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    NTSB says United engine failure caused by metal fatigue

    2021-02-23T02:59:00Z

    After a preliminary onsite exam, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says the engine failure on a United Airlines aircraft on 20 February was likely caused by metal fatigue.

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    After 25 years, NTSB to dismantle TWA 800 reconstruction

    2021-02-22T17:01:00Z

    he National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will soon dismantle the skeletal reconstruction of Trans World Airlines flight 800, the Boeing 747-100 that exploded over the Atlantic Ocean nearly 25 years ago.