All Safety News – Page 5

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    A320 thrust rollback on serviceability flight traced to overspeed-protection valve


    UK investigators believe a thrust rollback on an Airbus A320, after which the affected engine would not respond to control inputs, resulted from inadvertent activation of a fuel-control protection valve. But the inquiry says the issue – which has occurred previously on some International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants – has ...

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    Wizz Air to explore hydrogen fleet operations through Airbus collaboration


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is to explore the potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft operations under an agreement with Airbus. The two sides have signed a memorandum covering analysis of hydrogen operations, intended to provide the carrier with a “deeper understanding” of how such aircraft could change its business model, ...

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    Pressure setting suspected after two low approaches by Paris-bound A320


    French investigators are probing an incident in which an Airbus A320 descended below the glidepath at Paris Charles de Gaulle during two separate approaches, triggering minimum safe altitude warnings. The aircraft was operated by the Maltese wet-lease specialist Airhub and had been inbound to Paris from Stockholm Arlanda on 23 ...

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    Nepal tightens flight safety guidelines following Tara Air crash


    Nepal’s civil aviation regulators are looking to tighten guidelines for aircraft operations in adverse weather conditions, following the fatal crash of a Tara Air turboprop on 29 May. 

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    Airbus and Qatar Airways should encourage regulator to rethink A350 position: judge


    Airbus and Qatar Airways should co-operate to persuade the Qatari civil aviation authority to adopt a different position regarding the grounding of the airline’s A350s, the judge overseeing the two sides’ legal dispute has stated. In a detailed ruling which followed the latest High Court session on 26 May, the ...

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    SAS cuts back summer flight programme to avert ramp-up bottlenecks


    SAS is aiming to achieve 80% of pre-crisis capacity deployment during the summer season, although the airline has cut a large number of planned flights in order to ensure stability. The Scandinavian operator says it is experiencing “positive” market development and “strong” ticket sales in the run-up to summer. But ...

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    Tara Air Twin Otter crashed at 14,500ft; no survivors feared


    Nepal’s civil aviation regulators have confirmed that the Tara Air turboprop that lost contact inflight crashed at a height of 14,500ft, with little hope of finding survivors.

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    Tara Twin Otter crash follows years of accidents


    The crash of a Tara Air turboprop has become the third fatal incident involving the carrier since 2010.

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    Nepalese Twin Otter disappears during domestic service


    Nepalese authorities are searching for a missing Tara Air aircraft which disappeared en route to Pokhara in the centre of the Asian state. The Viking Air DHC-6-300 Twin Otter had departed Jomson for the domestic service at around 09:55 on 29 May. Twenty-two people were on board the twin-turboprop, including ...

  • Qatar A350-c-Qatar Airways

    Judge rules Airbus-Qatar A350 case must head for early trial


    Airbus’s legal clash with Qatar Airways over A350 skin-paint degradation appears likely to go to trial in summer 2023, after a judge ruled that the case should be tried at the earliest opportunity. Qatar Airways is claiming a degree of success from securing the expedited hearing but the airframer – ...

  • Transair 737-200-c-Transair

    US FAA alleges string of safety violations by operator of ditched Transair 737 freighter


    Ten months after a Boeing 737-200 freighter ditched in the sea off Hawaii, US regulators are alleging a series of serious safety violations by operator Rhoades Aviation and are poised to cancel its air carrier certificate. But Rhoades Aviation is disputing the FAA’s proposed action and has requested meeting with ...

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    EASA lays out preliminary framework for supersonic aircraft noise and emissions


    European regulators are preparing an initial environmental-protection certification framework aimed at addressing the emergence of new supersonic transport aircraft designs towards the end of this decade. The measures are being laid out in an advanced notice of proposals by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. EASA states that a new ...

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    Aborted taxiway take-off probe laments loss of cockpit-recorder information


    Potentially useful cockpit-voice recorder data was lost after a Transavia Boeing 737-800 crew opted to continue a flight just a few minutes after a serious incident involving an attempted taxiway take-off, according to Dutch investigators. The aircraft had lined up with Amsterdam Schiphol’s taxiway D, rather than the parallel runway ...

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    Boeing safety chief warns against new cockpit alert system for 737 Max 10


    Boeing’s head of safety has warned of potential negative safety consequences if the company were to equip its 737 Max 10 with an modernised crew alerting system – technology expected to be required before that jet achieves certification.

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    In depth

    Boeing’s safety overhaul ‘working’ as Max recovery advances


    Nearly three-and-a-half years after the first 737 Max crash, Boeing says it is progressing steadily through an organisation-wide safety overhaul aimed at preventing the type of issues that contributed to the re-engined narrowbody’s crisis.

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    TAP A321neo aborted during flare as crew saw vehicle parked on Azores runway


    Investigators have disclosed that a TAP Air Portugal Airbus A321neo arriving in the Azores executed a go-around during the flare after its crew saw a maintenance van on the runway, in the vicinity of the touchdown zone. Two aircraft had been inbound to the single-runway Ponta Delgada airport on 13 ...

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    ILS abnormality encountered days before ERJ-145’s off-runway landing


    US investigators probing a CommutAir Embraer ERJ-145’s offset approach path, before it suffered a runway excursion at Presque Isle, have disclosed that a second aircraft had encountered an offset to the same airport just two days earlier. While no-one was seriously injured in the 4 March 2019 accident, the aircraft ...

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    KLM 737 used whole runway for take-off after intersection data slip-up


    Pilots of a KLM Boeing 737-800 did not amend a runway intersection designation when recalculating take-off performance data for Amsterdam Schiphol, leading the aircraft to accelerate too slowly and use almost the entire runway length before becoming airborne. KLM only became aware of the incident two-and-a-half months after its occurrence, ...

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    FAA issues new procedures for 717s, MD-11s and other jets due to 5G concern


    The Federal Aviation Administration has mandated new operating procedures for Boeing 717s, MD-11s and other earlier-generation jets in response to hazards posed by interference from 5G cellular signals.

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    ALPA opposes two proposals to alleviate pilot shortage


    US pilot union Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) has pledged to block any attempt to raise the mandated pilot retirement age, which advocates say would help alleviate the pilot shortage.