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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. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus clarifies A320neo, A321neo issues flagged by EASA

Within less than a month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued two airworthiness directives addressing issues detected in certain members of the Airbus A320 family – the A321neo and A320neo....


Ruta Burbaite
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....


Clement Charpentreau
EASA pinpoints new Boeing 737 MAX problem

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency sent a list of five changes to be made for the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in the European skies. While most of the corrections align with FAA’s recommendations, one of them related to the autopilot might have never been raised before....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing 737 MAX could stay grounded till the end of 2019

Crushing the hopes of some carriers that expected the aircraft to operate again around the end of the summer, an official of the Federal Aviation Administration said that the Boeing 737 MAX may not be back in the air before December 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
No Boeing 737 MAX for the summer

The main civil aviation regulators have met on May 23, 2019, to discuss the future of the Boeing 737 MAX. However, no time has been given for the aircraft to take back to the skies....