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SSJ100 sustains damage in hard landing during testing; no injuries
A Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) was damaged in a hard landing during winglet testing July 12 in Russia, manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft reported.
FAA agrees to improve safety oversight of airlines
The FAA has agreed to improve its safety oversight of airlines after a finding by the US Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) that its oversight of American Airlines “lacked objectivity.”
Vintage Convair CV-340 crashes on takeoff in South Africa; 19 injured
One crew member was killed and about 19 people injured when a twin-engine Convair CV-340 airliner crashed July 10 outside of Wonderboom Airport, near Pretoria, South Africa, according to media reports.
FAA slow to resolve DataComm security risks, DOT IG says 
FAA is lagging in resolving security risks that could affect the availability of data communications (DataComm) linking pilots and controllers, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (IG) has reported.
Europe ATM sees rise in air traffic, delays for 2017 
Air traffic and en-route delays both increased last year in Europe, according to an annual review of air traffic management (ATM) performance.
FAA: Airliner seat dimensions do not need to be regulated for safety
FAA said it has found no evidence that current airliner seat dimensions pose a safety issue that requires new standards.
DOT: FAA completes nearly half of runway incursion initiatives
FAA has completed just under half of the initiatives it agreed to following a June 2015 “call to action” forum focused on preventing runway incursions, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) said.
NextGen committee to engage communities on noise concerns 
The NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) discussed actively engaging local communities over noise concerns that loom as a major challenge to the agency’s coming Northeast Corridor initiative.
FAA to address US northeast corridor ATM improvement recommendations 
FAA is expected to respond to recommendations of its NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) to focus air traffic management (ATM) improvements in the US Northeast corridor and to provide enhanced surveillance service in oceanic airspace at the committee’s forthcoming June 27 meeting.
UK trade minister quits over Heathrow Airport expansion
Britain’s trade minister resigned on June 21 over a planned House of Commons vote on whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.
NTSB: Fatigue crack led to 2015 British Airways engine fire
A fatigue crack in a turbine disk web and subsequent uncontained engine failure led to the Sept. 8, 2015 engine fire on a British Airways (BA) Boeing 777-236ER on takeoff from Las Vegas, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said June 20.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
US watchdog to review FAA’s Southwest oversight 
The US Transportation Department Office of the Inspector General said June 20 it would review FAA’s safety oversight of Southwest Airlines following recent events that include an in-flight engine failure in April that caused the death of a passenger.
US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
Chao: ‘Still a long way to go’ on NextGen ATC modernization 
Progress toward completing FAA’s NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization program is lagging, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told the Aero Club of Washington in a June 13 address.
Study: FAA should change drone risk assessment approach 
The FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, the Washington DC-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended in a study released June 11.
Margaret Jenny and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
Jenny to retire from standards organization RTCA 
Margaret Jenny will retire as president of the RTCA after 10 years in that post, the US standards organization announced June 8.
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