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12 August 2020

EASA warns for pitot obstructions after COVID-19-storage

12 August 2020

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warns maintenance organisations to be aware of possible pitot obstructions after COVID-19-storage.

Canadair CL-215 crashed during a fire fighting mission on the Portuguese/Spanish border, killing one

8 August 2020

A Canadair CL-215 crashed during a fire fighting mission on the Portuguese/Spanish border, killing one of the two pilots.

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kozhikode Airport, India

7 August 2020

Air India Express flight 1344, a Boeing 737-800, suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kozhikode-Calicut Airport, India, and fell down a dropoff.

Report: Airbus A320 contained engine failure and unnecessary emergency evacuation at Stansted Airport

6 August 2020

The AAIB reports that an Airbus A320 was unnecessarily evacuated following an aborted takeoff at London-Stansted Airport after contained engine failure.

Boeing 747-400F suffers triple engine pod strike on landing at Shanghai-Pudong Airport, China

6 August 2020

A Boeing 747-400F suffered a triple engine pod strike on landing at Shanghai-Pudong Airport, China.

FAA proposes $1.25 million in civil penalties against Boeing for pressuring FAA designees

6 August 2020

The FAA proposes two civil penalties totaling $1.25 million against  Boeing for alleged violations in the program that allows the aircraft manufacturer to perform certain functions on behalf of the FAA.

FAA issues Boeing 737 MAX proposed Airworthiness Directive

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 4 August 2020

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive (AD) (PDF) as another step to clear the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets for flight again.

Antonov An-72 suffers runway excursion accident after landing at Gao, Mali

3 August 2020

An Antonov An-72, operating for the U.N. mission in Mali, suffered a runway excursion accident after landing at Gao, Mali.

Report: Boeing 747-400 nearly hit the ground after descending below MDA at Tokyo-Haneda Airport

1 August 2020

A Thai Boeing 747-400 descended to 282 feet during a night-time final approach to Tokyo Airport because the pilots were concentrating on the lateral flight path, not noticing their dangerous descent.

EASA publishes Annual Safety Review 2020

31 July 2020

As an overview of the safety situation in aviation in Europe, EASA published the 2020 edition of its Annual Safety Review (ASR). The ASR identifies the most important safety challenges faced in European aviation today and supports the decision making for the next edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) to further improve aviation safety […]