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12
Mar

CAA UK Statement on future relationship with the EU

CAA UK Statement on future relationship with the EU 9th March 2020 Tim Johnson, UK Civil Aviation Authority Director, said: “The UK Government and the European Union have both said they intend to agree a bilateral aviation safety agreement, as the UK will no longer participate in the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) system after the transition period ends. The...
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10
Mar

The Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft: Costs, Consequences, and Lessons from its Design, Development, and Certification

Nearly One Year After Launching Its Boeing 737 MAX Investigation, House Transportation Committee Issues Preliminary Investigative Findings. Read the full report and IFA Comments.
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06
Mar

Coronavirus Advice

IFA Comment: For anyone working on aircraft, Human Factors (HF) needs attention.  That includes identifying factors that affect human performance in maintenance and inspection.
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05
Mar

Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Published

EASA – Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Published The easy access rules contain the applicable rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks. It covers the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM), as...
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29
Feb

American Airlines – Announce largest investment ever made at a maintenance location in American’s history.

American Airlines announced today it will invest $550 million at its Base Maintenance facility in Tulsa (Tech Ops – Tulsa). It is American’s largest Base Maintenance facility and is an integral part of operating the carrier’s fleet of nearly 1,000 mainline aircraft safely and reliably.
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28
Feb

African Drone Forum 2020 and Lake Kivu Challenge – Transforming mobility through Technology

Showcasing leading drone innovations, ADF 2020 aimed to facilitate a path towards harmonized airspace regulation that can foster a commercially viable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS or drone) market in Africa.
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26
Feb

Additional Coordination and Data Could Advance FAA Efforts to Promote a Robust, Diverse Workforce

GAO - U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report stating 'The Federal Aviation Administration requires aircraft be repaired and approved for flight only by mechanics who are “certificated” by the FAA.'
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20
Feb

CASA – Advisory Circular AC39-01 Airworthiness Directives

CASA have published this useful AC to clarify the responsibility of operators and maintenance personnel in complying with Airworthiness Directives and recording their compliance in the appropriate maintenance records.
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12
Feb

IFA Scholarship Opportunities – 2020 nominations open

2019 IFA Scholarship winner, Raphael Rogers attended the IATA Airline Safety Investigation 5 day course held in August in Montreal, Canada. Nominations for 2020 award are now open.
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12
Feb

The biggest myth in general aviation

Maintenance releases are a seemingly simple document, but does an endorsed defect automatically ground an aircraft?
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