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26 September 2014

ANSV issues safety recommendations following rise in runway incursions in Italy

Runway incursions in Italy 2002-2013 (ANSV) 26 September 2014

The Italian National Flight Safety Agency ANSV issued safety recommendations to prevent runway incursions in Italy following a sharp rise of incidents in 2013.

EASA allows electronic devices to remain On and Connected throughout the flight

Personal Electronic Devices 26 September 2014

European regulator EASA lifted restrictions on the use of Portable Electronic Devices (PED)include any kind of electronic device brought on board the aircraft by a passenger such as a tablet, a laptop, a smartphone, an e-reader or a MP3 player.

Mali releases interim report on Air Algérie flight 5017 accident

Flight path around the storm. (BEA) 23 September 2014

The Mali aircraft accident investigating commission published the interim report of their investigation into the accident involving an MD-83 in Mali in August 2014. The airplane was operated by Spanish airline Swiftair on behalf of Air Algérie and was programmed to operate scheduled flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou Airport (OUA), Burkina Faso to Algiers Airport (ALG), […]

NTSB analyses passenger’s iPhone video to determine the trajectory and speed of fatal DHC-3T accident

(a) Camera Orientation Estimation - Airplane Reference Points Aligned with Image 
(b) Airplane Location and Orientation Estimation - Ground Reference Points 
Aligned with Image (NTSB) 17 September 2014

Investigators of the NTSB have analysed video footage of a fatal aircraft accident to determine the trajectory and speed. The video was taken by a passenger on board the plane.

FAA proposes $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace

16 September 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) related to training aircraft mechanics.

Report: Swiss Airbus A340 avoids collision with glider by 260 m

Three-dimensional flight paths of the two aircraft involved (SUST) 16 September 2014

An investigation by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board revealed that an Airbus A340 on approach to Zurich Airport was forced to take avoiding action when a glider was on a head on collision course.

Loss of situational awareness and poor CRM causes Nepal CFIT accident

Wreckage of flight 183. 15 September 2014

A DHC-6 Twin Otter impacted a mountainside in Nepal February 2014 when the pilot in command lost situational awareness in instrument weather conditions. He descended even though the copilot warned not to, for three times.

Report: Near collision at Bern, Switzerland when helicopter passes Do-328 on takeoff by 100 metres

Approximate flight path of HB-ZSA (dashed, red) and SRK700 (yellow); the red dotted representation of the flight path corresponds to the expectations of the air traffic controller (SUST) 15 September 2014

An investigation by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board revealed that a serious incident at Bern-Belp Airport resulted in a high risk of collision between a Dornier 328 taking off from the main runway and a departing helicopter.

FAA proposes $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines for unapproved de-icing procecures

File photo of de-icing procedure 12 September 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines, Inc. for failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, S.D.

U.S. FAA proposes $195,000 civil penalty against British Airways

12 September 2014

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $195,000 civil penalty against British Airways for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.