The lucky country may just fly under the radar of politically driven terrorism hysterics once more
Document suggests the FAA took more care to cover up Trump's bad battery policy than expose heightened passenger endangerment
For Australian aviation watchers there is a certain irony in Airbus achieving European certification of its runway overrun prevention system for A330s when recent safety reviews in this country focused on how a Qantas A330 and a Virgin Australia 777 had problems even getting to their intended runway for landings at Melbourne Airport.
The original main reason for some airlines adopting a two-people-in-a-cockpit-at-all-times rule wasn’t as much about terrorist threats but medical emergencies.
In the shocked aftermath of the Germanwings disaster European airlines are reported to be rapidly adopting the US rule which prevents any pilot being left alone in a cockpit Australia’s airlines are likely to adopt the same change in cockpit management soon, or have it imposed on them by regulation at home or more likely […]
As far as safety ‘scares’ are concerned the A380 wing cracks scarcely rate in technical circles, but Airbus parent EADS has overnight put a repair bill of €105 million on those that it will have to pay for that are flying this year. EADS told financial reporters and analysts at its full year results briefings […]
Qantas is yet to seek CASA approval for its plans to resume A380 flights between Los Angeles and Australia on or about January 17. It has final submissions from engine maker Rolls-Royce on the suitability of using its Trent 900 engines at a full 72,000 lbs thrust rating from LAX, but is still going over […]
The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued an emergency airworthiness directive for all Rolls-Royce Trent 900 series engines used on Airbus A380s saying a deep seated oil fire is the suspected cause of the engine disintegration that imperilled Qantas flight QF 32 on November 4. EASA said “The requirements of this AD are considered as […]
What is the bigger picture in relation to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) notifying airlines late on Friday that it would make compulsory the replacement of two out of three air speed pitots on Airbus A330s and A340s with a US model rather than a French model? EASA says that where applicable two of […]