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Cracks in salvaged A380 engine part to prompt safety checks?

Updated. Investigation into a mid-air engine explosion on an Air France Airbus A380 in 2017 has reportedly brought to light some troubling findings that might prompt the plane maker to declare urgent checks on some of its superjumbos. A report by Reuters indicates that France’s BEA air accident investigation agency has identified a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently recovered part of one of the aircraft’s engines that abruptly...


Rytis Beresnevicius
How Flight 3407 Completely Changed Aviation Safety

10 years ago, an unfortunate crash happened that killed 49 people onboard the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and 1 person on the ground. However, the aftermath of Flight 3407 completely changed aviation's safety standards. Read more:...


AeroTime Team
Opinion: the importance of checklists in single-pilot operations

One of the issues raised in the investigation of a Melbourne (Australia) air crash that killed five people was the importance of pilots sticking to any pre-flight checklists....


AeroTime Team
Opinion: Safety, a pressing issue in Mexico

Rosario Aviles argues that Mexico has an aviation safety issue, which must be addressed immediate to avoid similar accident as Aeromexico Connect flight 2431.  ...


Ruta Burbaite
Ethiopian CAA fires back at Kenyan ATCA: our airspace is safe

Kenyan air traffic controllers warned of unsafe conditions for flights in and out of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, after the air traffic controllers there went on strike....


Ruta Burbaite
Spate of bomb threats grounds nine passenger planes in S. America

Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their flights within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on August 16, 2018, following multiple bomb threats....


Clement Charpentreau
FAA estimates India safety regulations insufficient

Between July 16 and 20, 2018, the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) conducted an audit of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Indian aviation authority, on airworthiness, pilot and ground staff licensing and aircraft operations. The investigation highlighted several inadequacies that could damage India’s aviation safety ranking....


Ruta Burbaite
Air China co-pilot caught smoking, caused emergency descent

An emergency descent made by an Air China passenger plane after the cabin lost pressure on July 10, 2018, attributed to the co-pilot smoking in the cockpit....


AeroTime Extra
Why It Is Important To Follow These Cabin Crew Instructions During Flights

If you happen to be a frequent flyer, you probably already know all the in-flight safety instructions by heart. However, each flight the cabin crew seek the attention of the passengers in order to present all the things you should know during the flight....


IATA AGM 2018 Sydney
Exclusively from Sydney | Digital challenges in aviation safety

AeroTime exclusively from Sydney | A globalized world also means globalized threats. This aspect is significant within aviation and is understood by the industry. Aviation safety is in the first line when it comes to facing emerging international terrorism. Meanwhile, another threat emerges with electronic warfare and the next deadly bomb might as well be cyber. To discuss the matter, three actors of aviation safety have been invited by IATA for...