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27 May 2015

FAA and industry to study emotional and mental health of U.S. commercial pilots

27 May 2015

The FAA is working with the commercial aviation and medical communities to study the emotional and mental health of U.S. commercial pilots.

Report: Boeing 737 night-time taxiway excursion at Zürich Airport

Aircraft in the grass triangle between de-icing lanes F2 and F 3 (SUST) 22 May 2015

A Boeing 737 suffered a night-time taxiway excursion at Zürich Airport because the crew did not follow the green centre line lights.

FAA prohibits U.S. airlines from flying over Somalia below FL260

14 May 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a new Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the airspace of Somalia. The FAA has determined that international civil air routes that transit Somali airspace and aircraft operating to and from Somali airports are at risk from terrorist and militant groups potentially employing anti-aircraft weapons, including […]

Report: Taiwan MD-82 overrun incident on wet runway in strong cross wind conditions

The MD-82 came to rest  beyond the runway end line. (ASC) 10 May 2015

The Taiwan Aviation Safety Council (ASC) released the final investigation report of an incident involving a Far Eastern Air Transport MD-82 airplane that overran the runway during landing at Kinmen Airport, Taiwan.

EASA publishes new training requirements for upset prevention and recovery

Upset prevention and recovery training (photo: ICATEE) 4 May 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the publication of new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations. The so called “upset prevention and recovery training” (UPRT) requirements aim to better train pilots in order to face unexpected events, potentially leading to a loss […]

Inadequate training and non-use of transponder led to runway incursion at Calgary Airport

Calgary International Airport diagram and taxi routes (Source: NAV CANADA, Canada Air Pilot, with TSB annotations) 29 April 2015

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its report into a runway incursion incident at the Calgary International Airport, when a Beech 1900 was taxied across an active runway where a Boeing 737 was departing.

Engine failure on overweight DC-3 led to collision with terrain in Yellowknife, Canada

The accident aircraft (TSB) 28 April 2015

According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) a cylinder failure on the right engine, and the fact that the aircraft exceeded its maximum certified take-off weight, led to the wheels-up landing just after take-off of a Buffalo Airways DC-3C aircraft in August 2013. There were no injuries to the 21 passengers or the 3 crew members.

Report: DHC-8-400 damaged by lightning strike while on approach to Fukue, Japan

Damage to the nose (JTSB) 27 April 2015

An ANA Wings DHC-8-400 was damaged as a result of a powerful shockwave generated by the discharge of lightning near the aircraft, as it was approaching the Japanese airport of Fukue, according to a Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) investigation.

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).