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    To boost confidence, American offers five employee-only flights in the Boeing 737 Max


    American Airlines plans to operate five employee-only flights in the newly re-certificated Boeing 737 Max ahead of its first scheduled passenger revenue flight on 29 December.

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    No more emotional-support peacocks inside the cabin: DOT


    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) says airlines may ban almost all so-called “emotional support animals” (ESAs) inside the aircraft cabin, putting an end to passengers bringing unusual and sometimes intimidating creatures with them on their travels.

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    UK government invites views to shape long-term night-flight policies


    UK government regulators are to explore the options for developing a long-term night-flights policy for London’s main airports, as part of a consultation which also seeks views on extending the current regime. The air transport crisis, and the uncertainty over knock-on effects, has spurred the government to propose extending ...

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    Air Djibouti 737-500 suffers landing accident at Somali airport


    Air Djibouti has disclosed that a Boeing 737-500 has suffered an accident upon landing in north-eastern Somalia. The aircraft (EY-560) experienced a “tyre problem” during the landing at Garowe Puntland airport on 2 December, the airline states. As a result the twinjet “left the runway”, it adds, although ...

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    Crews frequently fail to comply with collision-avoidance advisories: analysis


    Analysis of airborne conflicts in core European airspace has revealed that a substantial proportion of collision-avoidance manoeuvres are not flown correctly after on-board systems issue resolution instructions. Eurocontrol has published the findings of an assessment covering 12 months of operations and examining 1,184 resolution advisories – automated orders to ...

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    Lockheed Martin moves to connect USAF F-35 simulators in USA and UK in 2021


    Lockheed Martin plans to connect full-mission simulators in the USA and in the UK at RAF Lakenheath through a software upgrade starting in 2021, allowing US Air Force pilots to virtually train with one another across international borders.

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    Fuel pump blockage resulted in Scoot Trent 1000 shutdown


    Debris from worn bearings in Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine on a Scoot Boeing 787-9 caused it to shut down as the aircraft approached Perth in 2018.

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    Air India A320 left with 600m to stop after unstable approach


    Pilots of an Air India Airbus A320 were left with just 600m in which to bring the aircraft to a halt after the jet landed long at Surat following an unstable approach. The threshold of Surat’s runway 22 had already been displaced by 1,000m leaving an available landing distance ...

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    Crews cautioned as Russian airspace change swamps navigation update


    European regulators are cautioning that flight-management system databases and charts for western Russia might be outdated as a result of the data workload created by an extensive restructuring of the region’s airspace. The restructuring – which takes effect on 3 December – is centred on the Moscow flight information ...

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    Volga-Dnepr temporarily withdraws An-124 fleet after Novosibirsk accident


    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk. The operator has about a dozen of the type, including the modernised An-124-100M-150 variant. Volga-Dnepr says it is “doing everything possible” to ...

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    Russian customs Mi-8 wrecked after felling airport lighting mast


    Russian investigators are probing a ground-manoeuvring accident at Volgograd which resulted in a federal customs service Mil Mi-8 helicopter colliding with a lighting mast which then fell on the aircraft. The Mi-8 MTV (RF-38376) had been taxiing across the eastern side of the apron after landing when its main ...

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    Nigerian operators warned to preserve cockpit-voice recordings


    Nigerian regulators have disclosed that they had to warn airlines against overwriting of cockpit-voice recorders, after being hampered during inquiries by absence of data. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority sent an all-operators letter to carriers in July last year alerting them to the issue. “[We have] noticed that ...

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    Kabo 747-200 short-landed after crew opted against ILS approach


    Nigerian investigators were unable to access information from either flight recorder of a Kabo Air Boeing 747-200 which touched down 100m short of the runway during a non-precision night landing at Sokoto. The aircraft (5N-JRM) had been operating a Hajj charter flight from Kano to Jeddah on 4 October ...

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    Rapid global recertification of 737 Max still needed: IATA


    IATA is calling on global regulators to authorise the Boeing 737 Max for a return to service as soon as possible following the FAA approval for the type even though the demand crisis has taken some of the pressure off the airline capacity requirements.

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    Brazil lifts Boeing 737 Max grounding


    Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency ANAC has cleared the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to return to revenue service in that country following a 20-month grounding.

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    Airlines grapple with training and maintenance restart challenge


    IATA’s safety chief identifies maintenance as the biggest challenge airlines face on moving to a full restart of operations after the pandemic, in part because uncertainty on when this might happen makes it harder to plan for.

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    CAE to buy Tru Simulation’s non-US assets from Textron


    Canadian flight training company CAE has agreed to buy Tru Simulation and Training’s non-US assets from US conglomerate Textron for $40 million.

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    Lion A330 excursion prompts new guidance on crew proficiency


    Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has advised the country’s civil aviation body to develop guidelines surrounding proficiency and training exemptions in light of the coronavirus outbreak, following a runway excursion involving a Lion Air Airbus A330-300.

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    How EASA’s 737 Max requirements differ from the US FAA’s


    While the European airworthiness directive to modify the Boeing 737 Max for return-to-service are the same as those issued by the US FAA, some of the operational requirements will differ. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has invited comments on its proposed directive, which will enable operators of the ...

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    EASA expects to revoke 737 Max grounding in mid-January


    Europe’s air safety regulator expects to publish a final airworthiness directive on modification of the Boeing 737 Max in mid-January, which will mark the formal revocation of the grounding order imposed on the twinjet. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published, on 24 November, a proposed directive on ...