EASA Mandate Targets Trent 1000 Low-Pressure Turbine Disc Issue

By Sean Broderick Jul 06, 2020
EASA plans to mandate inspections of certain Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 low-pressure turbine (LPT) discs following word from the manufacturer that contact between the parts and nearby seals can lead to cracks.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UK Government Details Quarantine-Exempt ‘Travel Corridors’

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jul 06, 2020
The UK government has published a list of countries from which international arrivals to England will not have to self-isolate, including France, Greece, Italy, Spain and other popular tourist destinations.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Taiwan Arranges ‘Fake Flights’ To Rehearse New COVID-Era Protocols

By Chen Chuanren Jul 06, 2020
On July 2, 60 passengers representing different demographics arrived at Taipei Songshan International Airport (TSA) for a flight that never departed.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airlines Stricken By COVID-19 Cheer Corsia Change

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jul 03, 2020
The air transport industry welcomed a change in calculating emissions offsets; environmental campaigners are not convinced.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: The Troubling Consistency Of Unstable Approaches

By Sean Broderick Jul 02, 2020
The preliminary report on May 22’s crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight 8303 (PK8303) leaves many unanswered questions about the accident sequence. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

MidEast, African Governments Must Ease Quarantines, IATA Says

By Alan Dron Jul 02, 2020
Quarantine regulations pose as much of a threat to restoring air links in the Middle East and Africa as the COVID-19 pandemic itself, according to IATA.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Hawaiian Resumes Mainland Flying As State Makes Unveils Quarantine Exemption

By Lori Ranson Jul 02, 2020
Hawaiian Airlines is reinstating service on several routes to the U.S. mainland now that Hawaii is lifting its 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers, providing they have already tested negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling. 
Airports & Routes

Familiar Risks Evident In Pakistan A320 Accident Sequence

By Sean Broderick Jul 02, 2020
Unstable approach set up fatal accident as pilots did not act on multiple cues.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. DOT Report Underscores MAX Certification Shortcomings

By Sean Broderick Jul 01, 2020
WASHINGTON—A U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Boeing 737 MAX’s certification underscores the inadequacy of communication between Boeing and the FAA that helped set the stage for two fatal accidents and the model’s ongoing grounding.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Sees Airspace Corridors As Key To Scaling Up UAM

By Graham Warwick Jul 01, 2020
These corridors are a key feature of the agency’s first concept of operations, ConOps 1.0, for urban air mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

What Can Be Done About Passenger Safety At Boarding Areas?

By Karen Walker Jul 01, 2020
Ask the Editors: Airports are revamping their check-in process to create a safer, contactless environment for travelers.
Airports & Routes

Boeing Defense And Space’s Leanne Caret: ‘We’re Owning Our Mistakes’

By Jen DiMascio Jul 01, 2020
Boeing defense chief talks about increased introspection, the impact of COVID-19 on the market and plans for the KC-46.
Defense and Space

How The Aviation Industry Can Deal With The ‘Data Link Dilemma’

By Bill Carey Jul 01, 2020
Collins Aerospace describes initiatives to safeguard aviation’s VHF-routed data link communications.
Connected Aerospace

ICAO Changes CORSIA Baseline To Account For Lower Demand

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2020
The 36-member ICAO Council has adjusted the baseline for its Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) program,…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

EASA Suspends Pakistani Airlines’ Operating Authority

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2020
EASA has pulled operator approvals for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Vision Air International, a Karachi-based charter and cargo carrier, in the aftermath of Pakistan’s pilot-licensing scandal.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: The Transatlantic Cost Of The EU Travel Ban

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2020
Inclusion of the U.S. in the latest EU travel ban may make sense from a public health standpoint, but it’s bad news for airlines taking their first steps to recovery on both sides of the Atlantic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Expands License-Renewal Grace Period Eligibility

By Sean Broderick Jun 30, 2020
The FAA, expanding on temporary provisions issued in April, has extended relief for pilots and other certificated industry professionals who have certain qualifications, medical certificates and training due for renewal this summer.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

South African Government Pulls Out Of SAA Talks

By Alan Dron Jun 30, 2020
The government ministry responsible for South African Airways (SAA) has withdrawn from talks aimed at fostering employee engagement in developing an operating model for a restructured SAA.
Airlines & Lessors

Europe Keeps Ban On Travel From The U.S. As Other Countries Gain Access

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2020
European Union member states have set out a list of countries from which they will gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential travel, including Australia, Canada, South Korea and China—as long as it reciprocates—but excluding the U.S. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UK On Verge Of Amending Quarantine Requirement

By Alan Dron Jun 30, 2020
The UK government appears to be on the point of amending its roundly-criticized requirement that most arriving air travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airlines Plan To Focus On Innovation After The COVID-19 Crisis

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2020
Frost & Sullivan says airlines need to maintain focus on technologies including AI, machine learning and blockchain.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Authorizes Boeing 737 MAX Certification Test Flights

By Bill Carey Jun 29, 2020
The FAA has authorized Boeing to begin certification flight testing of the grounded 737 MAX with an updated flight-control system.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: The Datalink Dilemma

By Bill Carey Jun 29, 2020
The slackening of air traffic worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic offers time to take stock of what Collins Aerospace calls the Datalink Dilemma—the increasing volume of aircraft communications addressing and reporting system (ACARS) data sent over VHF frequencies. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Pandemic Recovery Favors U.S. ULCCs Over Network Carriers

By Ben Goldstein Jun 29, 2020
Early indicators show American ULCCs outperforming larger competitors.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Pakistan’s Astonishing Safety Shortfalls

By Jens Flottau Jun 26, 2020
Aviation has been in emergency mode ever since the novel coronavirus began spreading globally in late 2019. All attention has been on rescuing…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

 

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