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Rytis Beresnevicius
EASA addresses A350 in-flight shutdowns due to “liquid spillage”

After two separate incidents of liquids spilling onto the control panels of two Airbus A350 aircraft and subsequent engine shutdowns, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) addressed the issue in an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD)....


Clement Charpentreau
Blacklisted by EU: 115 airlines banned, Armenia under scrutiny

The European Union updated its list of airlines banned or restricted in its airspace on December 9, 2019. After Gabon was removed from the list, 115 carriers are now subject to a flight ban to EU airports. Meanwhile, Armenia was put under “heightened scrutiny”....


Clement Charpentreau
Turkmenistan Airlines return to Europe after safety suspension

Turkmenistan Airlines was authorized to resume operations within the European Union after a suspension of ten months by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) over safety concerns....


Rytis Beresnevicius
EASA approves A319neo with PW1100G engines; what about demand?

European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the Airbus A319neo with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, allowing for more flexibility for any potential customers. However, customers are rather scarce for the A319. How come?...


Ruta Burbaite
FAA takes full control of new 737 MAX airworthiness certificates

In efforts to boost its authority and confidence of global regulators and the wider public, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared it will keep full control of certifying all individual new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, taking the reins over all aspects of the certification process of the grounded jet. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Irkut MC-21 achieves third round of EASA certification flights

Test pilots from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) completed the third flight session of the MC-21-300 certification program, the plane manufacturer announced on October 31, 2019....


Zivile Zalagenaite
EASA issues AD for A380 wing cracks

After finding cracks in the right and left side wing trailing edges of in-service Airbus A380s, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an airworthiness directive ordering operators to have inspections and, when needed, modifications performed on their superjumbos. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Aviation authorities critical of FAA Boeing 737 MAX certification

In the coming weeks, several world aviation authorities should submit a report on the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX. The conclusions will reportedly be critical of the way the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled the approval of the aircraft....


Rytis Beresnevicius
EASA to flight test 737 MAX individually; strips FAA delegation

The last chapter of the 737 MAX seems to be getting more complex, as EASA has confirmed it will test flight the aircraft itself, instead of delegating the tests to FAA....


Zivile Zalagenaite
After Norwegian Trent 1000 fallout ‒ new safety recommendations

Italian authorities have issued three recommendations to increase Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine safety, following a serious incident in August 2019. At the time, left engine on Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8 broke down shortly after take-off, pouring 4 kg of debris on Italian city streets. ...