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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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1

Jul 20

Example Particular Risk Analysis (PRA): Birdstrike

RAF A400M suffered a birdstrike puncturing the fuselage
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Jun 20

What you need to know about the aircraft safety and certification reform Act

Over the last year, in the wake of the 737 MAX crisis, the US government has been considering ways to reform the aviation safety process. Today, a bill has been presented to the US senate known as the "Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform Act of 2020." Here's what you need to know about the act.
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Jun 20

FAA issues Directive to address HIRF particular risk on 737 MAX

737 MAX exterior panels on top of the engine may not have electrical bonding necessary to ensure adequate shielding of underlying wiring from the electromagnetic effects of high-power radio frequency transmitters and other sources
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Apr 19

Too many airplane systems rely on too few sensors

Too many airplane systems rely on too few sensors "Sensors do fail, but even when that happens, automated systems can...
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