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28
Apr

Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent ‘misleading’ data showing to pilots

The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing 787 operators to switch their aircraft off and on every 51 days to prevent what it called "several potentially catastrophic failure scenarios" – including the crashing of onboard network switches.
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28
Apr

Operators of 787s warned after latest ILS deviation incident at Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities have warned Boeing 787 operators of possible adverse autopilot behaviour during localiser capture at the city’s international airport, after the latest in a string of incidents involving the type.
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24
Mar

FAA Emergency AD 2020-07-51 Vietnam Airlines A321-231 Uncontained high-pressure turbine disk failure on take off

An Airbus Model A321-231 airplane, powered by IAE V2533-A5 model turbofan engines, experienced an uncontained high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disk failure that resulted in an aborted takeoff.
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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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27
Jan

Podcast: Lion Air Accident Report Analysis and Fly the Way you Train, Train the Way You Fly

John Goglia and Greg Feith stick to the facts presented and analyse the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
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16
Jan

US DofT Aircraft Certification Committee Release Findings and Recommendations to Enhance Aviation Safety

The Special Committee has released a report, it was commissioned as an independent panel of aviation and safety experts to conduct an objective review of the procedures of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for product certification and the processes followed by the FAA and Boeing during the certification of the 737 MAX 8.
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08
Jan

IFA reminds operators of firefighting aircraft to check their maintenance

The IFA is proud of aviation’s magnificent contribution to fighting fires around the world, as we are now witnessing in Australia, and also recently in the USA. We salute the skill and selflessness of those involved. However, aerial firefighting presents airworthiness challenges. One is maintenance. It is timely to remind operators to please check that your maintenance is up to...
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05
Dec

Podcast: Lost Information, Unaddressed Issues and More Failures of the NTSC Final Lion Air Flight 610 Report

Episode 9 of PAMA Flight Safety Detectives Podcast. The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has released its final report regarding the crash of Lion Air Flight 610.
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07
Nov

ATSB recommends mandating engine modification

The ATSB has issued safety recommendations to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney calling for them to maximise a modification that would prevent a component failure of the PW4170 series engine which powers some Airbus A330 airliners.
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26
Oct

Indonesia Accident Report on Lion Airline 737 MAX Accident

Aircraft Accident Investigation Report on the Lion Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX Accident - October 2018.
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