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Dassault Falcon 7X flight suspension partly lifted
17 June 2011

Dassault Falcon 7X flight suspension partly lifted

17 June 2011

On May 26, 2011 all flights involving Dassault Falcon 7X jets were prohibited following the EASA’s  issuance of  emergency AD 2011-0102-E. This suspension is now lifted for certain aircraft as of June 16, 2011. The suspension of flight operations was considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident involving […]

EASA grounds all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft pending incident investigation

26 May 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), prohibiting flight operations of Dassault Falcon 7X jets. The AD is considered to be an interim measure pending the outcome of an investigation into a serious incident currently carried out by the manufacturer. Further AD action is expected to follow when additional information is available. […]

NTSB progress report on United Airlines 497 runway excursion at New Orleans

8 April 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to make progress in its investigation of United Airlines flight 497, which returned to the airport on April 4, 2011, in New Orleans, shortly after take-off due to automated warnings of smoke in the equipment bay. The airplane’s nose wheel exited the side of runway 19 upon completing the […]

FAA will mandate inspections for early models of 737 aircraft

5 April 2011

The U.S. FAA issues an emergency directive that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. This action will initially apply to a total of approximately 175 aircraft worldwide, 80 of which are U.S.-registered aircraft. Most of the aircraft in the U.S. are operated […]