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Lessons Learned

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21
Oct

ATR72 Missed Damage: Maintenance Lessons

IFA Professional Member, Andy Evans, Director, Aerossurance Ltd shares his report and considers the Lessons Learned following the publication of the final ATSB report into the 2014 ATR72 serious incident.
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14
Oct

Report on Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System

IFA welcomes the report on the “Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System” published on 11 October 2019 and submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 
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08
Oct

Torqued: Congress’s Role in the Boeing 737 Max Accidents Needs a Look

I’m thinking a lot about what happened with the Boeing 737 Max. For one thing, 346 people died in two crashes less than six months apart in almost brand-new aircraft. For another, the crashes have led to the six-month—and growing—worldwide grounding of the aircraft. As far as I can recall, this is the longest grounding of a major aircraft type. It is critical...
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03
Oct

Airworthiness has limits – GA-8 Crash

A key issue for the investigation into this tragic accident, which killed 9, will be whether the aircraft broke up in flight because the aircraft’s loading or flying exceeded the type’s certified limits.
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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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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

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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11
31
Jul

EASA – Centre of Gravity issues on A320neo and A321neo

Following concerns regarding the center of gravity issues with the A321neo, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has uncovered a similar problem with the A320neo.
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04
Jun

Maintenance Error – Are we learning?

A report on the 'Maintenance Error - Are we learning?' one day RAeS conference held on 9th May 2019 at Cranfield, UK. This content is only available to IFA members. Join now or log in
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31
Mar

Preliminary Report – B737 Max Ethiopian Airlines Accident

Aircraft Accident Investigation Preliminary Report on Ethiopian Airlines B737-8(MAX)  This content is only available to IFA members. Join now or log in
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