Airworthiness Directive

EASA to approve Boeing 737 MAX by the end of January 2021

EASA director Patrick Ky announced the authority would approve the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the European skies by the end of January 2021....


Boeing 777 fuel tank cracks causing leaks prompt FAA directive

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) concerning the Boeing 777 family, after multiple reports of cracks in the fuel tanks leading to leaks....


vietnam airlines a321 aerotime news

Vietnam Airlines flaming A321 incident prompts FAA emergency AD

On March 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines flight VN920 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) had a short but flamboyant start. As the Airbus A321 aircraft was accelerating for takeoff, it suffered damage to the right engine, which in turn set the grass on fire next to the runway. ...


EASA finds excessive pitch issue in second Airbus A320 family jet

The Airbus A320neo has been found to be potentially subject to an angle-of-attack protection weakness, which, under certain circumstances, could lead to excessive pitch and higher flight crew workload conditions. The notification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) comes weeks after a similar excessive pitch anomaly was discovered on the A321neo....