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15 December 2021

TSB concerned about safety when runways are under construction

15 December 2021

TSB Canada concluded an investigation into a series of 18 occurrences on runways under construction at certain airports in Quebec and Nunavuti. The TSB is concerned about the way runway closures are communicated by NAV CANADA and by the adequacy of regulatory surveillance of airports undergoing construction activities.

Report: CG beyond rear limit causes controllability issues on Metroliner

9 December 2021

A Swearingen Metro freighter aircraft’s pilot had to use forward pressure on the control column to maintain level flight after ground handlers estimated the weight of freight that was relocated into the aircraft’s nose by feel. This resulted in the aircraft’s centre of gravity falling outside of the rear limit.

EU removes Moldova from blacklist, adds

5 December 2021

The EU recently updated the EU Air Safety List of banned airlines, removing operators from Moldova and adding Russian Skol Airline.

A321neo suffers upset in severe icing conditions near Magadan, Russia

5 December 2021

An A321neo suffered a severe in-flight upset after losing altitude and speed data in severe icing conditions after takeoff from Magadan, Russia.

Badr Airlines passes IATA safety audit

4 December 2021

Badr Airlines from Sudan passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Report: B767 brakes caught fire after high-speed rejected takeoff

28 November 2021

An AAIU report concluded that main gear brakes on a Boeing 767 caught fire after the flight crew began taxiing too soon after a high speed rejected takeoff at Shannon, Ireland.

FAA warns pilots for Ethiopian airspace

21 November 2021

The U.S. FAA is advising pilots to exercise caution when operating in Ethiopian airspace below FL290.

A350 slid off taxiway due to poor ice control on taxiways

10 November 2021

A Finnair Airbus A350 departing on a cargo flight to Tokyo slid partially off a slippery taxiway at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on February 21, 2021. Substandard ice control on taxiways was a factor, according to the newly released investigation report.

South Sudan grounds Nyanbiting Aviation over safety concerns

8 November 2021

South Sudan’s CAA has ordered the temporary grounding of Nyanbiting Aviation’s Antonov An-26 cargo plane over safety concerns.

ICAO’s standardized runway reporting format has now become applicable

5 November 2021

The ICAO Global Reporting Format (GRF) for assessing and reporting runway surface conditions, became applicable worldwide on 4 November 2021.