FAA lists proposed changes for 737 MAX return to service

The FAA today released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Boeing 737 MAX, listing its proposed changes for the aircraft before it can return to service. Once officially published in the Federal Register, there will be a 45 day public comment period. This will be followed by additional actions by the FAA and international regulators. Finally Boeing and airlines will need to comply with the terms set forth in any final airworthiness directives before the MAX can return to service. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The notice of proposed rulemaking is…

MEA A330 COLLIDES WITH TURKISH AIRLINES B777 AT LAGOS

A Middle East Airlines (MEA) Airbus A330-200 has damaged a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER, following a ground strike. The incident occurred in Lagos, Nigeria on 29th July. Ground staff, who were on duty at the time, said that the incident occurred whilst the MEA A330-200, registered OD-MEA, was being pushed back from the gate. It remains unknown exactly how it unfolded, but early reports suggest that ground staff turned the A330 too early; thus resulting in the collision with the Turkish B777-300/ER (registered TC-LJC). 🇱🇧 MEA and 🇹🇷 Turkish airlines planes crashed in Lagos, Nigeria 🇳🇬…

Boeing 737 MAX not expected to fly before October, FAA preparing directive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 MAX in the “near future” to address changes made since the plane was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people. An official briefed on the matter told Reuters that the FAA is unlikely to unground the 737 MAX before sometime in October. Boeing Co (BA.N) has said it expects to resume deliveries before Sept. 30 following regulatory approval. Boeing spokesman Gordon Johndroe said…

The Boeing 737 MAX Back In The Skies With First Recertification Flight

The highly-anticipated Boeing 737 MAX recertification flights have begun this week in order to resume commercial passenger service – at least in the United States. The test flights are for the Federal Aviation Administration, otherwise known as the FAA. On Monday, June 29th, a Boeing 737 MAX 7 took off from Boeing Field at 09:55 local time for the first round of testing. Flight details For those looking for a summary, we can say that the 737 MAX 7 took off from Boeing Field, outside of Seattle, at 09:55 local, on June…

Turkey sends medical aid to UK to help fight coronavirus

A Turkish military cargo plane carrying medical supplies to assist the U.K.’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic landed in London, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Our Turkish Armed Forces plane carrying medical supplies prepared for the UK to help combat the COVID-19 virus has landed in London,” said the ministry in a tweet. The ministry announced the help operation early Friday via Twitter by saying: “At the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Armed Forces aircraft that will transport to the United Kingdom the medical aid supplies…

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…

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…

Utair 737 hit snow bank on approach to Usinsk

Russian investigators have disclosed that the Utair Boeing 737-500 involved in a landing accident at Usinsk struck a snow bank with its main undercarriage just before touching down. The aircraft hit the bank, sustaining damage, about 15m before reaching runway 13 as it arrived following a service from Moscow Vnukovo on 9 February, according to federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. After the aircraft came to a halt on the runway, resting on its engines and fuselage underside with its heading 80° off the centreline, passengers evacuated through slides and the…

Prayers to his family and friends! We miss you already Kobe …

Soon before the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people crashed into a Calabasas hillside, the pilot started a steep climb. What happened next is a mystery federal investigators are now trying to solve. A Sikorsky S-76B helicopter impacted hilly terrain in Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California. All nine on board have died. The helicopter followed US Route 101 under a Special VFR clearance before turning left towards the hills near Calabasas, where it came down. Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant was among those on board. First…