The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suggested four key design changes to the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max in order to address safety issues that led to its almost 17-month grounding following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, air passengers have become accustomed to social distancing rules and other safety measures, but industry experts say uncoordinated government responses continue to prevent the industry from meaningful recovery.
Eastern Russian authorities are urging operators to improve their awareness of adverse weather operations after two serious thunderstorm-related incidents in the space of three days involving Khabarovsk Airlines Antonov An-24s.
Czech investigators probing the incident in which a Boeing 737-800 proceeded to its destination without diverting, despite suffering engine failure early in the flight, have recommended that its captain should undergo psychological assessment.
Czech investigators have revealed that a Boeing 737-800 captain misled air traffic control over a serious engine failure and ignored the first officer’s urging a diversion, in order to press on to Prague, the flight’s original destination.
Full resolution of a dispute over a new UK airspace charges, intended to pay for controversial space-based oceanic surveillance, has been deferred after the coronavirus crisis interrupted the effort to settle the clash.
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