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22 November 2015

ASN records over 80 aircraft bombings since 1945

Infographic aircraft bombings 1945-2015 22 November 2015

Aviation Safety Network records indicate that at least 81 passenger aircraft were involved in (partial) explosive device detonation events since 1945.

Drone manufacturer DJI to block flights near airports

Typical small drone with camera (photo: Don McCullough / CC:by) 20 November 2015

Drone manufacturer DJI announced it will add a geofencing system to it’s products to ban operation of a drone into airport zones.

Distraction due to sick passenger factor in serious near miss incident over Sweden

Radar display at 13:07:50 UTC 18 November 2015

A Boeing 737 and a Cessna 172 were involved in a serious airprox incident near Falsterbo, Sweden. The Boeing passed the Cessna almost overhead and at almost the same altitude.

FAA proposes $200,000 fine for Detroit-Wayne County Airport’s lack of snow and ice removal

18 November 2015

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $200,000 civil penalty against Detroit’s Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) for allegedly failing to maintain safe airfield conditions during a November 2014 storm.

Report: Boeing 737 tailstrike incident at Sydney Airport after takeoff weight data entry error

File photo of Boeing 737-800 VH-VZR (photo: Robert Frola) 16 November 2015

An ATSB investigation revealed that the crew of a Boeing 737-800 inadvertently used a too low takeoff weight in the on-board performance calculation, leading to a tailstrike during takeoff from Sydney.

Russian aviation bodies at odds over Boeing 737 safety fears

8 November 2015

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, and  Interstate Aviation Committee are at odds over the safety of Boeing 737 aircraft operating for Russian carriers, with the latter suspending the type certificate. Safety fears emerged during the investigation by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) into the causes of an accident on November 17, 2013 involving a Boeing 737-500 […]

U.S. to require registration of drones over safety concerns

21 October 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Nicaragua granted FAA Category 1 safety rating

16 October 2015

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the Republic of Nicaragua complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating.

Report: BN-2 Islander crash caused by fuel contamination following rainfall

The Islander came down near the runway (ECCAA) 16 October 2015

A fatal accident involving a Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in the Caribbean was caused by water entering a fuel tank when the airplane was parked during heavy rainfall. On October 7, 2012, a FlyMontserrat BN-2A Islander crashed on takeoff accident from Antigua-V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU). The pilot and two of the three passengers were killed. FlyMontserrat Flight 107 was a […]

Unanticipated traffic caused DHC-8 and Zlin 242 near miss near Sault Ste. Marie

Aircraft tracks leading to the risk of collision (Google Earth, with TSB annotations) 15 October 2015

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the September 2014 risk of collision between a Sault College flight training aircraft and a Jazz Aviation flight near the Sault Ste. Marie, Airport. There were no injuries.