All Safety News – Page 6

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    IATA urges Latin American governments to dump Covid travel restrictions


    Airline and aviation groups are calling on Latin American and Caribbean governments to ditch Covid-19-related travel restrictions, saying the region’s aviation industry cannot recover with restrictions in place.

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    ‘Over-controlled’ descent-rate deviations preceded West Atlantic 737 hard landing


    UK investigators have found that a Boeing 737-400 freighter experienced a series of sink rate deviations after its crew declared a stable approach to Exeter airport, eventually resulting in a damaging hard landing that wrote off the aircraft. The West Atlantic aircraft (G-JMCY) was conducting an ILS approach to runway ...

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    China says no official information about China Eastern crash released


    China claims that no official information about the China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash had been released to media, though it stopped short of denying claims that the crash was intentional. 

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    Intentional control input caused China Eastern 737-800 crash: report


    US government sources have told the Wall Street Journal that the crash of a Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines was intentional.

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    United executive does not foresee changes to USA’s pilot-qualification rule


    Comments made by a top US airline executive suggest efforts to ease flight-hour rules for new pilots might lack support from at least one major US carrier.

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    Engine static ports left covered on transpacific Qantas 787


    Qantas and Boeing are revising aircraft maintenance procedures after one of the carrier’s 787-9s flew from Melbourne to Los Angeles without having the covers of its engine static ports removed. All four ports – two on each of the General Electric GEnx engines’ fan cowls – had been taped over, ...

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    E175 operators ordered to check for tip cracks after winglet-loss incident


    Brazilian authorities have ordered Embraer 175 operators to conduct urgent checks for wing-tip cracks, following the in-flight loss of a winglet on the variant. Civil aviation regulator ANAC says there is a “possibility of cracks development” on the wing-tip connection area. “[This] can affect its structural integrity to the point ...

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    Pilots of PA-28 lost over Channel unqualified to fly in cloud


    UK investigators examining the disappearance of a Piper PA-28 light aircraft over the English Channel have disclosed that its pilots were flying through cloud, despite neither being qualified for instrument conditions, when contact was lost. The single-engined PA-28 was one of a group of seven aircraft undertaking a Channel crossing ...

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    EASA looks to revise techniques to aid pilots’ mental health assessment


    European safety regulators are seeking to modernise the approach to diagnosing and treating mental health conditions for pilots and air traffic controllers, through an assessment of new medical developments. Recommendations for changes will be part of a research programme for which the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is organising a ...

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    FAA eVTOL certification changes could affect pilot training requirements


    Developers of next-generation electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are taking the news that the Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing the certification requirements for the aircraft in their stride. 

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    Tibet Airlines A319 suffered massive damage in runway excursion


    Further details, including eyewitness accounts and images showing aircraft damage, have emerged following the Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 runway excursion at China’s Chongqing Jiangbei International airport.

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    Tibet Airlines A319 in catastrophic runway excursion at Chongqing


    A Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 has suffered major damage in a runway excursion at China’s Chongqing Jiangbei International airport.

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    European safety regulators to drop face-mask rules from 16 May


    European authorities have formally dropped the recommendation to wear face masks on board aircraft, and within airports, as part of a revision of pandemic-related safety measures. Revision of the joint aviation health safety protocol from 16 May takes account of advances in vaccination rates against Covid-19 and the development of ...

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    NTSB blames FAA for fatal air tour helicopter crash


    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed the Federal Aviation Administration for failing to implement safety recommendations that could have prevented a fatal helicopter crash in Hawaii in 2019.

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    Hydrogen refuellers to support ZeroAvia’s US flight-test programme


    Hydrogen-electric propulsion specialist ZeroAvia is co-operating with Shell affiliates which will design and construct commercial-scale mobile refuellers for the company’s California test facility. The agreement will support ZeroAvia’s flight-test programme following the recent delivery of a Dornier 228 to the site. This aircraft is to be fitted with the company’s ...

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    Crew failed to monitor speed loss before 757's aggressive manoeuvres


    US investigators have found that aggressive control inputs to increase poorly-monitored airspeed resulted in injuries to three flight attendants on an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 descending to New York JFK. The incident occurred as the aircraft was arriving from Edinburgh on 6 September 2018. According to the newly-released final conclusions ...

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    Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1,500h pilot rule to alleviate shortage


    US regional carrier Republic Airways has filed for an exemption to pilot aeronautical experience requirements set by the Federal Aviation Administration, in an effort to alleviate the pilot shortage.

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    Superjet fire probe prepares to wrap up after pandemic-related delays


    Russian investigators are expecting shortly to issue the draft final report into the fatal Sukhoi Superjet 100 landing accident and fire at Moscow Sheremetyevo three years ago. The probe into the accident, which involves several international parties, has been held up partly by restrictive measures on personnel introduced during the ...

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    Challenger 300 stabiliser incidents behind trim-switch directive


    Canadian regulators are mandating replacement of certain trim switches on Bombardier Challenger 300 jets, and are set to order related wiring changes in response to a number of stabiliser trim incidents. Source: Bombardier Bombardier has traced the events to trim-switch snags Transport Canada states that “several” in-service ...

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    EASA cautions carriers over 20 safety concerns arising from conflict


    European civil aviation regulators are highlighting multiple safety aspects arising from the Ukrainian conflict, drawing up a list of 20 specific issues covering such concerns as security, navigation, human performance, and infrastructure. Several of these relate directly to the potential threat to civil aircraft, both from misidentification or loss of ...