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Jan 21

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation...
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Dec 20

Safety engineering changes at Boeing

The chief project engineer for Boeing’s 737 Max jet told House investigators that he approved a critical design change to...
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Dec 20

EASA updates fuel tank and system lightning protection requirements in CS25 Amm 26

See https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/agency-decisions/ed-decision-2020024r
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Dec 20

SAE investigating System Safety standard for UAS

Automation plays a role in aviation safety for manned and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). UAS rely heavily on automation through...
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Nov 20

Planned 5G telecomms could interfere with Radar Altimeters.

Join RTCA and leaders of Special Committee 239 (SC-239) for a discussion on the planned 5G telecommunications system implementation that...
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Nov 20

The nuts and bolts of safety

An article by Don Porter: https://www.flightglobal.com/flight-international/analysing-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-safety/141209.article The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) states that flying on US-based airlines is safe. But...
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Nov 20

‘Grossly insufficient’: House report excoriates Boeing, FAA over mistakes that led to 737 Max crashes

From https://www.yahoo.com/news/grossly-insufficient-house-report-excoriates-090029704.html?guccounter=1 A cascade of false assumptions, mismanagement, rushed deadlines, miscommunication and outright deception led to the failure to catch...
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Sep 20

FAA’s fix-it list for 737Max

Source:  https://www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/20579/More-Details-on-the-FAAs-Fix-It-List-for-the-737-MAX.aspx The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Boeing preliminary approval for its proposed fixes for the troubled 737...
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Jul 20

Flying over the poles

Cosmic radiation is all around us, but its effects are seen more at altitude, and particularly at the Poles, than on the ground. However, some of the most time and fuel-efficient flight routes take aircraft well into the Arctic Circle and close to the North Pole. So how does this radiation affect us and how do pilots fly these remote routes?
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Jul 20

EASA: Proposed Deviation on CS 25.1301, 25.1302, 25.1309 and 25.1523 at Amendment 15 – User Defined Approaches

In the certification activity of a new Flight Management System, the Applicant reported the presence of the User Defined Approach...
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