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Clement Charpentreau

EASA bans Pakistan International Airlines from European airspace

As a consequence of the recent investigation that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious degrees, the European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has temporarily suspended the country’s flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) and Vision Air International, from operating to and from the European Union....


Clement Charpentreau

Regulators to allow 737 MAX return before all changes complete

As the recertification flight is approaching, foreign regulators defined their requirements for the Boeing 737 MAX more precisely. In the lead-up to the plane’s return, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive to address a wiring problem....


Clement Charpentreau

EASA certifies first fully electric plane in breakthrough move

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced it was the first regulator in the world to certify a fully electric aircraft, the Pipistrel Velis Electro....


AeroTime Team

EASA extends Airbus A330-800 diversion time past 180 mins

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-800 for Extended-range Twin-engine Operations (ETOPS) “beyond 180 minutes” diversion time, Airbus announced on April 21, 2020. ...


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Turning Airbus A320 passenger plane to cargo

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent crisis have accelerated passenger aircraft groundings at an unprecedented pace. However, some airlines, like Etihad Airways, striving to sustain at least some part of their operations, turned to repatriation or cargo flights - using passenger planes in both cases. ...


Clement Charpentreau

UK’s regulator CAA to leave EASA after Brexit period

At the end of the post-Brexit transition period, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to withdraw from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and take care of aircraft certification on its own....


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?...