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26
Sep

Cessna 210 Crash – Metal fatigue still an insidious threat

The right wing of the modified Cessna 210 failed in flight, from metal fatigue in the main spar carry-through structure. It’s another example of metal fatigue still being an insidious airworthiness threat, even (especially?) for aircraft types with a long service history.
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26
Sep

CAA UK – P66 License holders may be affected by Brexit

If you are a Licensed Engineer and have an EASA Part-66 Licence issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), be sure to check the guidance on whether you will be eligible to work on European Union (EU) Member State registered aircraft in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 
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23
Sep

FAA Updates on Boeing 737 MAX

Link to the FAA website to read the latest updates as FAA and Technical Experts meet with Safety Regulators to Continue discussions on Boeing 737MAX.
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11
Sep

IFA Scholarship winner attended IATA Course

The 2019 IFA Scholarship winner, Raphael Rogers who was nominated by long standing IFA member, The Art Williams and Henry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School in Guyana has just returned from attending the IATA Airline Safety Investigation course held in Montreal, Canada. Raphael has messaged – ‘I am grateful for the chance to be able to attend such a course. It...
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11
Sep

ATSB Report on Undetected engine thrust reverser deactivation

The ATSB is highlighting the importance of following procedures after a lockout pin was not removed after maintenance, which resulted in an Airbus A320’s left engine thrust reverser not activating when selected on landing. The Airbus A320 had undergone overnight maintenance in Adelaide before departing for Gold Coast Airport, on the morning of 18 December 2017, operating as a scheduled...
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05
Sep

EASA publishes changes to Continuing Airworthiness Regulations

EASA has published changes to the Continuing Airworthiness Regulations that officially introduce the concept of Safety Management.
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11
05
Sep

FAA & EASA issue Airworthiness Directive(AD) on A380

FAA & EASA Issue ADs on Engine Alliance engines that power Airbus A380s after the discovery that a failed GP7200 engine showed a fracture in the fan hub.
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03
Sep

Torqued: The Case for Voluntary SMS for Small Operators

The Case for Voluntary SMS for Small Operators - written by IFA VP Americas, John Goglia in his regular Torqued: AINonline Blog, talks about the safety benefits of maintaining a safety management system (SMS), how and why small operators should voluntarily implement a SMS program.
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03
Sep

Chevening Scholarships open until 5th Nov

Fully-funded scholarships to undertake any master's course at any UK university. And so much more...
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27
Aug

Human Factors Specialist, Dr Bill Johnson to present Keynote speech at IFA Conference

Human Factors Specialist, Dr Bill Johnson to present Keynote speech at 2019 IFA Conference, Hong Kong 12-13 November   Dr. Bill Johnson will return to the IFA Conference as the 2019 Keynote Speaker. Bill is the FAA Chief Scientist and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems. As a 50+ year pilot and Aviation Maintenance Technician/Engineer he has...
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