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    Rotor disc hits workshop after A300 engine fails on take-off


    Colombian investigators are probing a serious engine failure involving an Airbus A300B4 on take-off from Bogota. The incident occurred on 11 March, at about 00:30, as the Transcarga International Airways aircraft was departing for the Venezuelan city of Maiquetia. Colombian civil aviation authority Aerocivil says the twinjet (YV560T) ...

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    Ethiopian Max crash probe in final stages: investigators


    Ethiopia’s aircraft accident investigation bureau says its inquiry into the fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 crash near Addis Ababa is in its final stages. The accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 occurred two years ago, on 10 March 2019, five months after a similar loss in Indonesia – prompting ...

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    Peruvian 737 excursion crew disoriented by lack of centreline lights


    Pilots of a Peruvian Boeing 737-300 should have considered a go-around instead of proceeding with a landing in heavy rain and a crosswind at Iquitos where the jet experienced a runway excursion. The aircraft – with 121 passengers and seven crew members – had been cleared for an ILS ...

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    A timeline of how Boeing 737 Max went from grounding to service return


    A timeline of the twists and turns since the type’s grounding two year ago as Boeing, regulators and operators worked to return the Max to service

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    Why the Max grounding challenged principle of mutual recognition


    When the Boeing 737 Max was barred from the airspace of several countries by national authorities, a question arose as to whether this amounted to breaching a fundamental principle of ICAO – that of mutual recognition of airworthiness certification. National authorities have the right to act against aircraft on ...

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    PW100 failure highlights danger of maritime corrosion: ATSB


    Corrosion related to extensive low-level flying over the ocean led to the failure of a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW100 engine aboard a De Havilland Canada DHC-8-315 operated by Surveillance Australia.

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    Spill spurs order to de-activate 777F potable water system


    Operators of certain Boeing 777 freighters have been instructed to de-activate potable water systems on the aircraft, over the risk of water intrusion into the forward electronic equipment bay. The US FAA has issued the order after an incident involving a 777F which was receiving potable water servicing on ...

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    Icelandair returns Boeing 737 Max to revenue service


    Following the lifting of the 737 Max’s grounding, Icelandair has resumed commercial flights using the Boeing narrowbody after a nearly two-year break.

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    Batik Air A320 suffers nose gear incident


    A Batik Air Airbus A320 bound for Jakarta suffered a “technical” incident involving its landing gear, which reportedly led to its nose gear rotating 90 degrees sideways. 

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    French business icon Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash


    French president Emmanuel Macron has announced the death of Olivier Dassault, the son of Dassault Group’s late chief executive Serge Dassault and grandson of the company’s founder. Olivier Dassault, an entrepreneur and politician who had held roles within the aerospace company, was involved in a helicopter crash in Normandy, ...

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    Fuel did not feed PW4000 engine fire following engine failure: NTSB


    A Boeing 777-200 engine fire following an engine failure last month was not fed by fuel and burned outside the core of the Pratt & Whitney PW4077 turbofan.

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    Activists spray-paint parked Air France 777 to protest climate bill


    Environmental activities have managed to gain access to a stored Air France Boeing 777-200ER and spray it with green colouring as part of a protest against the French government air transport policies. The aircraft – registered F-GSPB, a 1998 airframe fitted with General Electric GE90 engines – was parked ...

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    Bell 505 single-pilot operations restricted as inspection regime tightens


    Canadian safety authorities have temporarily banned right-hand single-pilot operations of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters, after further investigations into the potential fracture of collective sticks on the type. Transport Canada is tightening inspection requirements for the helicopter following an incident in which the collective stick on one aircraft ...

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    Redesign to cure acoustic engine phenomenon linked to A220 failures


    Pratt Whitney is aiming to introduce redesigned bleed-valve ducts for Airbus A220 engines by the fourth quarter of this year, to eliminate a resonance phenomenon linked to a series of powerplant failures. Four instances of PW1500G low-pressure compressor stage-one rotor separation, affecting A220-300s operated by Swiss and ...

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    West Atlantic ATP veered off runway as crew botched crosswind landing


    Swedish freighter operator West Atlantic has reinforced crosswind training after investigators attributed a significant British Aerospace ATP excursion at Birmingham airport to inexperience and incorrect technique. Although the ATP, arriving from Guernsey on 22 May last year, carried out an initial crabbed approach to runway 33 in windy conditions, ...

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    South Sudan leader grounds Supreme Airlines after L-410 crash


    South Sudan’s leader has ordered the suspension of local operator South Sudan Supreme Airlines after the fatal crash of a Let L-410 turboprop. President Salva Kiir Mayardit says he is directing the ministry of transport and the civil aviation authority to “suspend” the carrier’s operations. “This measure is ...

  • Sichuan A319 failed window title-c-CAAC

    EASA to order Airbus windshield checks after Sichuan A319 blow-out in 2018


    Airbus A320-family operators are set to be instructed to carry out repetitive inspections of windshield components after a main cockpit window on a Chinese A319 blew out in cruise nearly three years ago. About 40min after taking off from Chongqing for Lhasa, the Sichuan Airlines aircraft had been flying ...

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


    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


    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


    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 ...