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13 December 2017

FAA issues safety alert: High Collision Risk During Runway Crossing

13 December 2017

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), to warn pilots of high-risk category runway incursions and potential collisions in the first two-thirds (2/3) of an active runway.

Dutch Safety Board investigates taxiway near-collision at Amsterdam Airport; aircraft stopped 2 m apart

13 December 2017

The Dutch Safety Board reported that is is investigating a taxiway near-collision that occurred at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport in April 2017.

Incident: Emirates A380 descends very low on approach to New York-JFK

10 December 2017

An Emirates A380 descended very low on a visual approach to New York-JFK runway 13L.

Chinese authorities test drone-aircraft collision

10 December 2017

Chinese authorities conducted tests to determine the effects of a drone hitting a passenger aircraft.

FAA and EASA amend conflict zone warning for Iraqi airspace

9 December 2017

The U.S. FAA and European EASA both issued amended and differing warnings on Iraqi airspace.

Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffers ground fire during maintenance at Doha

9 December 2017

A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered a satellite antenna fire during maintenance at Doha Hamad Airport, Qatar.

FAA proposes $1.1 million civil penalty against company for shipping substandard lithium batteries

9 December 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $1.1 million civil penalty against Braille Battery, Inc. of Sarasota, Fla., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Final accident reports released today

7 December 2017

The following official accident/incident reports were published today by accident investigation boards: 16 August 2014 – Eurocopter AS350B2 Ecureuil (ZK-HYO), New Zealand [Wikibase entry] CFIT during attempted landing on mountainside 28 May 2016 – Robinson R44 Raven I (G-HWKS), Ireland wirestrike on landing 8 August 2016 – Kawasaki BK 117C-2 (JA6917), Japan  [Wikibase entry] hard landing 25 May […]

Incident: Volaris Airbus A319 lines up for wrong, active, runway on approach to New York-JFK

6 December 2017

A Volaris Airbus A319 was forced to go around after lining up for the wrong runway while on approach to New York-JFK. Departing traffic on that runway was stopped.

ATSB issues report on ERJ-135 collision with runway lighting at Middlemount Airport, Australia

6 December 2017

The ATSB issued their final report on the August 2017 incident involving an ERJ-135 that collided with runway lighting on landing at Middlemount Airport, Australia.