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19 April 2015

Cargo plane nearly lands on runway under construction at Sharjah Airport

Lit cross mark positioned before the new runway threshold marks at Sharjah (GCAA) 19 April 2015

A Sudanese IL-76 cargo plane almost landed on a runway under construction at Dubai Airport, an incident report revealed.

IATA launches safety assessment programme for smaller airlines

17 April 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

EASA issues bulletin on the prevention of hazardous low speed at high altitude cruise

EASA 16 April 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a safety information bulletin, reminding flight crew of the dangers of low speed at high altitude cruise.

Engine power loss led to loss of control on final approach in fatal Metro III accident in Ontario

Metro III C-FFZN (©	Robert W. Arnold) 15 April 2015

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the November 2013 fatal Metro III accident in Red Lake, Ontario.

ICAO launches conflict zone risk information website

ICAO Conflict Zone Information Repository website 11 April 2015

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched a prototype conflict zone risk information repository in the wake of the MH17 shootdown in July 2014. The conflict zone repository was one of the more important proposals included in the comprehensive risk mitigation strategy proposed by ICAO’s conflict zone task force during 2014. The task force, initiated following […]

FAA: India complies with ICAO safety standards again and receives IASA Cat. 1 rating

8 April 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that India complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.

EASA follows ICAO, FAA advise on fire risk of electronic cigarettes in checked baggage

8 April 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) follows ICAO and the U.S. FAA in advising airlines to require passengers to carry e-cigarettes and related devices solely in the aircraft cabin for fire safety reasons. Several incidents were reported to ICAO and the FAA involving electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) overheating by way of their heating element being accidentally activated resulting […]

Crew in fatal Mali MD-83 accident likely failed to use anti-icing systems, says interim report

Engine Pressure Ratio values (registered and re-calculated) of the accident flight 3 April 2015

A progress report by the Mali investigators stated that the crew of an MD-83 that crashed in July 2014, killing all 116 on board, likely failed to use anti-icing systems.

FAA proposes two civil penalties against Southwest Airlines

File photo of a Southwest Boeing 737-700 (photo Dylan Ashe; CC: BY-SA 2.0) 1 April 2015

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes two civil penalties totaling $328,550 against Southwest Airlines for allegedly violating Federal Aviation Regulations.

FAA to airlines: avoid flying below FL260 over Egypt Sinai Peninsula

Sinai Peninsula (FAA) 31 March 2015

The United States FAA issued a Notam, warning U.S. airlines to avoid flying below FL260 over the Egypt Sinai Peninsula due to security concerns.