Airbus A220 Engine Failure Cause Narrowed Down By FAA

The FAA has issued a further airworthiness directive to operators of the A220. The US aviation safety regulator now requires operators of A220 aircraft in US airspace to remove certain full-authority digital engine control software and install new software. The directive comes after four in-flight shutdowns last year. The FAA considers this a serious safety issue This latest directive concerning the A220 follows an earlier directive issued in September 2019 after a series of engine shutdowns in the skies over Europe. According to a report in Flight Global, three of these…

What happens when a plane loses cabin pressure? What actions should be taken?

Supplemental Oxygen Depressurisation of the aircraft cabin as a result of structural failure, pressurization system. Signs of sudden decompression include “a loud bang, thump or clap” as the air inside and outside the plane meet, debris flying around the cabin .Is loss of cabin pressure dangerous? Yes.. In 2005, as referenced above, a Helios Airways plane en route from Cyprus to Athens crashed into a mountain after a loss of cabin pressure, killing all 115 passengers and six crew on board. The official investigation into the incident found that the pressurisation system had been left…

Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

Private Pilot Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) : The goal of the airman certification process is to ensure the student pilot possesses the knowledge, ability to manage risks, and skill consistent with the privileges of the certificate or rating being exercised.       –   During the ground and flight portion of the practical test, the FAA expects evaluators (DPE’s) to assess the student pilot’s mastery of the topic in accordance with the level of learning most appropriate for the specified task. The oral questioning will continue throughout the entire practical test related…

Conronavirus Facts, News and effects on Aviation..

TURKEY’s Coronavirus Bomb: $34.5 Billion of Tourism Revenue could be wiped out as #Covid_19 detected in passenger on Turkish Airlines flight going to Singapore from Turkey. Air China cuts flights between China and U.S. due to coronavirus epidemic American Airlines flight AA198 scheduled at 6.05 PM from Jfk to Milano Malpensa has ben cancelled because crew members refused to get on board (coronavirus threat) The Delhi patient diagnosed with #Coronavirus has led to this: 10 crew members of Air India flight he took from Vienna are under quarantine . British…

Always wanted to be an astronaut? NASA is now hiring

Application is here. This job opportunity is out of this world — literally. For the first time in over four years, NASA is accepting applications for its next crop of astronauts, the agency announced Monday. Not every space hopeful will get to don the iconic astronaut suit, however. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet one of the stringent education requirements, which include having either a master’s degree in a STEM field, a medical degree, or a combination of a STEM degree and test pilot training. Potential astronauts must also have at least…

IATA seeks freezing of slot rules to aid coronavirus capacity cuts

IATA is contacting aviation regulators to request the suspension of rules governing airport slots for the remainder of the current season and for the upcoming summer timetable as airlines pull back capacity in the light of the spread of the coronavirus. Existing slot rules at co-ordinated airports require airlines to operate at least 80% of their allocated slots under normal circumstances or risk losing the slots for the following season. IATA says 43% of all passengers depart from the more than 200 slot co-ordinated airports. Source: IATA IATA director general…

Turkey arrests captain of crashed Pegasus flight in Istanbul: Anatolia

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish judicial authorities have arrested the captain of a Pegasus Airlines plane that skidded off the runway and killed three people at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport this month before the accident report appeared, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday. The Pegasus plane flying into Istanbul from the western coastal province of Izmir slipped off the end of the wet runway and broke into three pieces after what officials said was a drop of 30 to 40 meters (98 to 131 ft). The two pilots of the…

A very heavy bounced landing from a United Airlines Boeing 767 during some strong winds

I don’t think that #United’s #B767 touchdown was particularly hard. Looked very normal to me. Hard to tell as the video cuts to the next jet, but he very likely went around afterwards applying a balked landing maneuver. Wings level, power up & Go-around attitude. No biggie. https://t.co/hhIIXEguB6 — Miami Rick ✈️🇺🇸 (@miami_rick) February 22, 2020

British Airways Airbus A350 Suffers Hydraulic Failure In Toronto

On 12 February, a British Airways A350-1000 suffered a hydraulic failure while landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Flight BA93 from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) was on final approach into Toronto when the crew reported a hydraulic system failure. The new state-of-the-art aircraft continued with its landing procedure. It was able to make a safe landing on Toronto’s number 23 runway, with emergency services standing by as a precaution. When the aircraft taxied off the runway and came to a stop, the brakes were found to be extremely hot…

ICAO Level 4 Prepetarion Number:8

Pictures Of Accident – Private Airplane Accident:6 The picture shows the miraculous landing on the Hudson River. During the take-off from La Guardia airport in New York. The airplane hit the flock of birds which instantly reduced the thrust both engines. The plane suddenly lost thrust on both engines during ascending to assigned altitude.. The captain and the tower both looked desperately for the runway, both in La Guardia and other airports in the vicinity. But on the spur of the moment, it became clear that they wouldn’t make it…