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CASA Australia grounds Alligator Airways over safety issues
4 May 2012

CASA Australia grounds Alligator Airways over safety issues

4 May 2012

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has suspended the operations of Alligator Airways with immediate effect from Thursday 3 May 2012. This action has been taken because CASA believes permitting Alligator Airways to continue to fly poses a serious and imminent risk to air safety.

Russian ramp checks find 225 safety issues

31 January 2012

The Russian Department of State oversight of civil aviation, Gosavianadzor conducted a total of 185 “ramp checks”  of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation during the month of December 2011. The results of checks on 93 aircraft revealed 225 comments. The following aircraft were temporarily grounded until the issues were resolved: Barkol Mil Mi-8T helicopter RA-25600; Polar […]

Russian ramp checks find 24 serious safety issues

21 October 2011

The Russian Department of State oversight of civil aviation, Gosavianadzor conducted a total of 279 “ramp checks”  of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation during the month of September 2011. The results of checks on 150 aircraft revealed 311 comments, including 24 observations that affected flight safety (Category 3). The following aircraft were temporarily grounded until […]

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. […]