• UK AAIB issues bulletin to prevent additional nose gear mishaps

    On 18 June 2021, a British Airways 787 being loaded for a cargo-only flight at London’s Heathrow Airport suffered an unintended nose gear retraction. This week, the UK AAIB issued a special bulletin detailing what went wrong and warning 787 operators to remain vigilant when performing ground maintenance operations.   Read More

  • Where the grounded 737 MAX with electrical issues are parked

    On 9 April 2021, Boeing announced it was recommending operators of specific 737 MAX address a potential electrical issue prior to flying the aircraft again. Airlines like Southwest, United, Alaska, and Copa have grounded portions of their MAX fleets awaiting a fix from Boeing. On 22 April, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Continued Airworthiness …   Read More

  • What’s at stake with new 737 MAX electrical issues

    After the events of the past few years it’s no surprise that when the 737 MAX has an issue, it receives a lot of coverage. And the latest 737 MAX headlines concerning potential electrical problems are no doubt a big headache for Boeing and its operators alike. It’s bad publicity at the worst possible time …   Read More

  • A closer look at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency

    Recently we took a look at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and how it operates as the regulatory body for aviation in China. Just about everyone has heard of the FAA in the US, especially after some of its failings were highlighted around the 737 MAX crashes of 2018 and 2019. But many …   Read More

  • The status of the 737 MAX around the world

    See which global regulators have approved the 737 MAX for flight and which airlines have put the aircraft back into service.   Read More

  • FAA clears 737 MAX to fly

    After grounding the 737 MAX in March 2019, the FAA today cleared the aircraft to return to commercial service pending the completion of a series of updates to each aircraft and additional training for pilots. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed a ‘Rescission of Emergency Order of Prohibition’ and the FAA issued its final Airworthiness Directive, …   Read More

  • When is the 737 MAX coming back?

    The 737 MAX, the updated version of Boeing’s workhorse 737 that has been grounded since March 2019, is back in the news lately. The aircraft in the process of being re-certified and may be back in service sooner than rather than later.   Read More

  • FAA lists proposed changes for 737 MAX return to service

    The FAA today released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Boeing 737 MAX, listing its proposed changes for the aircraft before it can return to service. Once officially published in the Federal Register, there will be a 45 day public comment period. This will be followed by additional actions by the FAA and …   Read More

  • FAA issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive for 737s returning from storage

    We’ve covered here how much work goes into keeping stored aircraft in good condition, and for the most part those procedures do the job –...

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