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20 January 2019

South African CAA again suspends CemAir Air Operator Certificates over safety concerns

File photo of a CemAir CRJ-100ER (photo: Bob Adams / CC:by-sa) 20 January 2019

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended CemAir’s Part 121 and 135 Air Operator Certificates (AOCs) on Friday, 11 January 2019.

TSB: Lithium-ion battery for e-cigarette caused fire in WestJet Boeing 737 cargo hold

19 January 2019

TSB Canada reported that a lithium-ion battery for e-cigarette caused a fire in the cargo hold of a WestJet Boeing 737-800.

DGCA India restricts long over water flights of A320neo aircraft over ongoing engine issues

File photo of an IndiGo A320neo (photo: BriYYZ / CC:by-sa) 17 January 2019

DGCA India restricted amon others long over water flights of Airbus A320neo aircraft over ongoing PW1100G engine issues.

Risk of collision between DHC-8-400 and Piaggio P180 over Canada

16 January 2019

TSB Canada reported on a ‘risk of collision’ between a Westjet Encore DHC-8-400 and a private Piaggio P180 over Canada.

Cockpit fire forces Cargolux Boeing 747-8F emergency return to Kuala Lumpur

16 January 2019

A cockpit fire forced a Cargolux Boeing 747-8F to perform an emergency return to Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia.

Iranian Boeing 707 cargo plane crashes on landing near Karaj, Iran

14 January 2019

An Iranian Boeing 707-300C cargo plane crashes on landing near Karaj, Iran.

Two Boeing 737-900ER’s into the snow at Cincinatti and Moscow

13 January 2019

On January 13, 2019, two Boeing 737-900ER aircraft departed paved airport surfaces, becoming stuck in the snow.

Two Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 returned to Izmir, Turkey, after being hit by lightning

13 January 2019

On January 11, 2019, two Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft were hit by lightning after departure from Izmir-Adnan Menderes Airport, Turkey.

EASA extends Conflict Zone Information Bulletins for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

12 January 2019

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) updated and extended the validity of its Conflict Zone Information Bulletins for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to 11 July 2019.

Pakistan: Maintenance lapse preceded engine failure on ATR 42 that crashed two years ago

ATR 42-500 AP-BHO (photo © Asuspine) 11 January 2019

Pakistani investigators say a maintenance lapse preceded an engine failure that led to the accident of an ATR 42 in 2016.