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  • Taiga DHC-6-c-Taiga
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    Attempt to steer with reverse-thrust preceded Taiga DHC-6 excursion

    2021-07-23T11:08:00Z

    Investigators have determined that a Russian-operated Viking Air DHC-6-400 suffered a runway excursion after the crew lost directional control while attempting to use engine power to steer. Operating for regional carrier Taiga on 6 June, the aircraft (RA-67264) had touched down on runway 22, at Nogliki in the Sakhalin ...

  • RA-28728 An-28 flying-c-SiLA
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    Icing emerges as prime suspect in An-28 double-engine failure accident

    2021-07-23T09:13:00Z

    Russian investigators are focusing on icing in relation to the dual-engine failure which resulted in a PZL-Mielec An-28’s having to make an emergency landing in a swampy field, where it flipped over and suffered extensive damage. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that accident occurred shortly after the An-28, ...

  • SSJ cockpit-c-Alex Beltyukov Creative Commons
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    Boeing integrates Superjet data into its flight-performance calculation tool

    2021-07-22T06:39:00Z

    Boeing is integrating aircraft capability data for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 into the US airframer’s performance tool platform to enable improvement to the type’s take-off and landing operations.

  • Pegas Fly Ikar 767-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons
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    Asymmetric braking cited after Pegas Fly 767 excursion at Simferopol

    2021-07-21T09:26:00Z

    Russian investigators have determined that pilots of a Pegas Fly Boeing 767-300ER lost directional control of the aircraft on landing at Simferopol after applying asymmetric braking on a wet runway in a crosswind. The aircraft (VP-BMC), with the first officer flying, touched down on runway 19 – which has ...

  • An-28 crash-c-Investigative Committee
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    Investigators probe double engine failure before An-28 crash

    2021-07-20T11:32:00Z

    Dual engine failure preceded the crash of an PZL-Mielec An-28 in the Tomsk region of Russia, investigators have disclosed. Flight-recorder information is being extracted to assist the probe into the 16 July accident which all 18 occupants survived, although some sustained injuries – including the captain, who suffered fractures. ...

  • Airbus MATe Suite-c-Airbus
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    Airbus develops mobile interactive A320 cockpit for pilot training

    2021-07-20T09:55:00Z

    Airbus has developed a cockpit-training platform for the A320 family which is designed to support initial and recurrent training for pilots through mobile devices and cloud technology. It is planning to extend this capability – known as ‘MATe Suite’, for Mobile Airbus Training experience – to the A350 and ...

  • United 787-10 title-c-Olivier Cabaret Creative Commons
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    EasyJet crew urged United 787-10 abort after side-step approach error

    2021-07-19T11:46:00Z

    French investigators have disclosed that an EasyJet Airbus A320 captain intervened to urge a United Airlines Boeing 787-10 crew to execute a go-around, after he saw the 787 had shifted its approach to the wrong runway at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The EasyJet aircraft had been cleared to line ...

  • BA 787 nose-gear incident-c-AAIB
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    BA to accelerate 787 nose-gear modifications after retraction incident

    2021-07-19T07:47:00Z

    British Airways is to speed implementation of a fix to prevent a repeat of the nose-gear retraction incident that damaged one of the carrier’s Boeing 787-8s on the ground at London Heathrow, in the aftermath of two similar events in the previous five years. UK investigators have yet to ...

  • An-26 RA-26085-c-Nikita Zhuravlev Creative Commons
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    Cliff collision An-26 crew did not request descent below 600m: inquiry

    2021-07-18T10:24:00Z

    Pilots of the Antonov An-26 which crashed into a cliff on approach to Palana had informed air traffic control that they were descending to 600m (1,970ft) shortly before the collision. But the crew did not mention reaching or levelling at this height, nor did they request any further descent ...

  • RA-28728 An-28 flying-c-SiLA
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    All on board survive as An-28 flips over during brush landing

    2021-07-16T17:05:00Z

    Russian authorities believe all the passengers and crew members of an PZL-Mielec An-28 survived after the aircraft came down in remote terrain in western Siberia. It had been operating a regional service on 16 July from Kedrovy eastwards to the city of Tomsk. Preliminary information indicates the twin-engined ...

  • French Bee A350-900 F-HREN title-c-Arnaud Gaulupeau - Groupe ADP
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    French Bee A350 deviated during go-around after alarm startled pilot

    2021-07-15T09:24:00Z

    French investigators have detailed how a French Bee Airbus A350-900 sharply deviated from the missed-approach pattern at Paris Orly, when one of its pilots was startled and temporarily incapacitated just after an unexpected windshear alarm. The twinjet (F-HREV) was nearing the end of a long service from San Francisco ...

  • A350 SAF flight-c-Airbus
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    Ecosystem management crucial to achieving EU sustainable fuel targets

    2021-07-14T14:39:00Z

    Senior aerospace technology figures believe government incentives and co-ordination will be vital to achieving the sustainable aviation fuel targets newly laid down by the European Union, pointing out that the fuel ecosystem – rather than the technology – is the crucial aspect. Under the EU proposal the share of ...

  • BA 787 nose-gear accident 2-c-AAIB
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    Lock pin inserted in wrong slot before BA 787 on-stand nose-gear retraction

    2021-07-14T12:18:00Z

    UK investigators have disclosed that ground personnel inserted a Boeing 787-8 downlock pin into the wrong location before the British Airways aircraft suffered an inadvertent nose-gear retraction at London Heathrow. The accident involving G-ZBJB occurred on 18 June at Heathrow stand 583 as the aircraft was being prepared for ...

  • SSJ windtunnel tail test title-c-Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute
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    Russian analysts to explore tail modifications for ‘SSJ-New’ programme

    2021-07-14T10:59:00Z

    Russian aerodynamicists are conducting buffet analysis of the Sukhoi Superjet 100’s horizontal stabiliser to explore potential improvements for the ‘SSJ-New’ version of the aircraft. The phenomenon can result in oscillations of the tail from wake aft of the wing. Moscow’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute says it is examining the ...

  • Sustainable aviation fuel
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    EU flights could use 10% SAF blend by 2030, says report, but only with €120bn backing

    2021-07-13T16:30:00Z

    A group campaigning for the increased use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe estimates that production can be scaled up to meet 10% of the bloc’s jet fuel needs by 2030 – although hitting that target will require concerted policy action and come with a price tag of at least €120 billion ($142 billion) over the next 15 years.

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    AOPA blasts FAA for policy change on certain types of aircraft

    2021-07-12T19:51:00Z

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is sharply criticising the Federal Aviation Administration for a sudden policy change regarding giving or receiving flight instruction in several categories of general aviation aircraft.

  • An-26 RA-26085-c-Igor Dvurekov Creative Commons
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    An-26 hit cliff after flying inbound from sea in low cloud

    2021-07-12T12:02:00Z

    Russian investigators have disclosed that the Antonov An-26 involved in a fatal coastal terrain collision at Palana had originally conducted the overland approach to the airport’s runway 29. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia, in preliminary findings, states that the Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise aircraft carried out a non-precision NDB approach ...

  • DC-3 wreckage-c-Defensa Civil Colombiana
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    Rescuers find no survivors from Aliansa DC-3 crash

    2021-07-10T18:40:00Z

    None of the three occupants of an Aerolineas Andinas Aliansa Douglas DC-3 has survived after the aircraft came down shortly after departing Villavicencio. The airline’s operational safety director, Diego Mauricio Arias Grajales, has confirmed the loss of two pilots and a technician in the 8 July crash. Civil ...

  • Transair cockpit title-c-NTSB
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    Ditched Transair 737-200 wreckage pictured on sea floor off Honolulu

    2021-07-10T07:59:00Z

    US investigators have released images of the Rhoades Aviation Boeing 737-200C which ditched off the coast of Hawaii shortly after departing Honolulu. Underwater images from the National Transportation Safety Board show the jet’s fuselage fractured into at least two large sections, the forward cabin and cockpit detaching ahead of ...

  • Turkish incident A330 2-c-Nigeria AIB
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    Turkish A330 strayed to runway shoulder after roll input before touchdown

    2021-07-09T10:13:00Z

    Investigators have determined that right roll inputs just before touchdown caused a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 to land to the right of the centreline at Port Harcourt and stray to the runway shoulder, damaging lighting as well as parts of the aircraft. The aircraft (TC-LOL) had been arriving from ...