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26 July 2014

How does 2014 air safety figures compare to previous years?

Fatal airliner accidents, concerning passenger flights, per year since 1970 26 July 2014

The recent high-profile accidents involving in Ukraine (MH17), Taiwan (TransAsia flight GE222) and Mali (Air Algérie flight AH5017) raised some concerns in international media about air safety. So how does 2014 really compare to previous years?

Brazil issues emergency AD for inspection of horizontal stabilizer attachment nuts

Embraer Phenom 100 file photo (photo: JBabinski380 / CC:by) 25 July 2014

The Brazilian regulator Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) to inspect barrel nuts in the horizontal stabilizer-to-vertical stabilizer attachment joint on Embraer EMB-500 Phenom jets. During an inspection on the assembly line, cracking in the barrel nuts at the horizontal stabilizer-to-vertical stabilizer attachment joint was found on an Embraer Phenom jet. This […]

ICAO updated guidance for aviation personnel on how to deal with lithium battery fires

Lithium battery fire on a laptop (CAA) 23 July 2014

ICAO updated it’s guidance for aviation personnel on how to deal with lithium battery fires.

Italy investigates Milan-Malpensa runway incursion incident

Flightradar24 imagery of the A320 landing following a go around. 17 July 2014

The Italian National Flight Safety Agency (ANSV) started an investigation into a runway incursion incident at Milan-Malpensa Airport in which a Boeing 767 taxied across an active runway, forcing an A320 to perform a go around.

Report: A319 low fuel emergency as a result of poor diversion coordination

File photo of a Lufthansa Italy Airbus A319 (photo: H.Ranter/ASN) 16 July 2014

An Airbus A319 was involved in a low fuel emergency at Milan, Italy as a result of poor diversion coordination.

Report: Prolonged Dubai runway closure due to Boeing 737-800 tire failure

File photo of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 (photo: H.Ranter, ASN) 15 July 2014

On 14 September 2013, at about 22:00 UTC, a Boeing 737-800, registration UR-PSA, operated by Air Ukraine International, arrived at Dubai International Airport following a flight from Kiev, Ukraine. As the aircraft touchdown on runway 12L, both port main landing gear tires failed producing vibration and causing the aircraft to drift.

Ireland to pass legislation on laser attacks on pilots

14 July 2014

In Ireland legislation is due to be passed, containing a measure making it an offence to shine laser beams at aircraft.

Report: Airbus A320 hard nose gear touchdown during a rejected takeoff

FDR readout of touch-and-go rejected takeoff (AAIB) 11 July 2014

An Airbus A320 on a training flight at Prestwick Airport, UK, suffered a hard nose gear touchdown during a rejected takeoff. The damage was discovered after the subsequent takeoff.

NTSB denies petition on 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800

Wreckage of TWA800 (NTSB) 4 July 2014

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800.

Brazil issues emergency AD to prevent engine separations on Embraer ERJ-190 jets

Right hand engine pylon on an Embraer ERJ-190 (photo: H.Ranter/ASN) 30 June 2014

The Brazilian regulator Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) to prevent engine separations on Embraer ERJ-190 jets.