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2 September 2015

EASA issues recommendations to prevent loss of fan cowl doors on A320

Lost cowlings on a BA A319 in May 2013 (AAIB) 2 September 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Safety Information Bulletin, recommending operators of A320 aircraft to take measures to avoid non- or improper closing of fan cowl doors.

Report: Serious oven smoke incident involving Fokker 100

File photo of  Fokker 100 HB-JVH, approaching Zurich in April 2013 (photo: Hansueli Krapf / CC:by-sa) 1 September 2015

The Swiss Transportation Safety investigation Board published an investigation report, detailing a serious smoke incident involving an oven on board a Fokker 100 passenger plane.

FAA proposes $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines

1 September 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $360,000 civil penalty against Empire Airlines, Inc. of Hayden, Idaho, for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that one of the airline’s Cessna 208B Super Cargomasters experienced a lightning strike. The aircraft maintenance manual requires the […]

FAA proposes $174,600 civil penalty against Mesa Airlines

1 September 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $174,600 civil penalty against Mesa Airlines of Phoenix for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Mesa hired six employees for safety-sensitive positions – five aircraft dispatchers and one quality assurance inspector – but failed to place them in […]

Report: Icelandair Boeing 757 serious uncommanded left roll incident during final approach

File photo of Boeing 757-208 TF-FIJ (Photo: H.Ranter/ASN) 21 August 2015

The Icelandic Transportation Safety Board published the final report of the investigation into a serious incident in which an Icelandair Boeing 757 made an uncommanded left roll during final approach.

Report: A321 runway excursion after unstabilized approach by tired crew

The aircraft as it came to rest after the overrun (BEA) 19 August 2015

The French BEA released the final report regarding the runway excursion accident involving an Airbus A321 at Lyon, France. The aircraft touched down late on a wet runway following an unstabilized tailwind approach at high airspeed.

Thermal runaway in ELT battery caused on ground Dreamliner fire at London-Heathrow

Fuselage damage to ET-AOP (AAIB) 19 August 2015

The AAIB determined that thermal runaway in the ELT battery caused on on ground fire on board a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at London-Heathrow Airport in 2013.

Colombian Beechjet 400A makes emergency landing after dual engine flame out

Radar image of the flight path and developing weather (GRIAA). 14 August 2015

A Beechcraft 400A Beechjet airplane, registration HK-4756, performed an emergency landing at Palanquero Air Base, Colombia following a dual engine flame out.

Report: Boeing 757 deployment of right over-wing slide in flight near London, UK

The slide carrier as it was found after landing (AAIB) 13 August 2015

The U.K. AAIB released a report on a Boeing 757-300 that lost an overwing emergency slide in-flight while on approach to London-Gatwick Airport.

European countries ban Iraqi Airways over safety concerns

Iraqi Airways B737-800 YI-AST (photo: Anna Zvereva / CC:by-sa) 11 August 2015

The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) last week announced that it revoked Iraqi Airways’ license to fly to and from Sweden over safety issues.