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2 July 2015

Crew of TransAsia ATR-72 shut down wrong engine after engine flameout

Impact sequence of GE235 (ASC) 2 July 2015

The flight crew of a TransAsia ATR-72 shut down the working nr.1 engine after he nr. 2 engine had autofeathered shortly after takeoff, according to a preliminary report issued by the Taiwanese Aviation Safety Council.

EASA issued first air safety authorisations to non-EU airlines

EASA 2 July 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the first single air safety authorisations to 22 so called ‘third country operators’. These certifications will be valid throughout the EU.

Court rejects Pakistani CAA’s AOC suspension of Air Indus

Air_Indus_Boeing_737-300_LYP_Faisalabad_Airport 1 July 2015

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended the Air Operator Certificate of Air Indus for safety reasons.

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against National Air Cargo following fatal Afghanistan crash

An MRAP vehicle being loaded on the accident flight 29 April 2013 26 June 2015

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $77,000 civil penalty against National Air Cargo for allegedly failing to comply with requirements for loading and securing heavy cargo. The FAA alleges that during March and April 2013, National failed to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations while loading heavy military vehicles onto two Boeing 747 cargo […]

EU removes Philippines from black list

EU blacklist 26 June 2015

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been released from the List and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace. No new bans […]

Rise in incident reports involving drones in the Netherlands

Typical small drone with camera (photo: Don McCullough / CC:by) 23 June 2015

The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate reports a rising trend in the number of incident reports involving drones in the Netherlands.

Report: Emirates Boeing 777-300 diverts due to fumes in passenger cabin

File photo of Boineg 777-300 A6-ECE (photo: Aero Icarus; /CC:by-sa) 22 June 2015

The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority released the final report of their investigation into a fume event on board a Boeing 777-300.

ATC pressure allegedly causes A320 takeoff with hot brakes at Porto Airport

Porto (LPPR) aerodrome chart [Not for Navigation] 20 June 2015

Pressure by ATC at Porto Airport, Portugal to expedite the departure allegedly caused the crew of an A320 to take off with hot brakes. On the evening of June 7, 2015, a SATA International Airbus A320 was operating flight RZO175 from Porto, Portugal to Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. On board were 152 passengers and 7 […]

Report: Fokker 100 uncontained APU failure pierces bulkhead

Damage to the rear pressure bulkhead (BFU) 19 June 2015

The German BFU released an interim report on an accident involving a Fokker 100 passenger plane at Nuremberg Airport, Germany.  On January 20, 2015, a Fokker 100, HB-JVE, was parked at stand 30 at Nuremberg Airport, Germany. The aircraft was operated by Helvetic Airways on a flight for Swiss International Air Lines to Zurich, Switzerland. All passengers were on board and […]

Incident report: Airbus A320 engine fails on flight following bird strike

Fractured third-stage blade and (TAIC) 18 June 2015

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) released an investigation report into an incident  in which an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 suffered an engine failure after having been cleared to fly, according to procedures, following a bird strike incident at Wellington, New Zealand. On 20 June 2012 an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 (ZK-OJQ) was landing […]