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Report: ATR-72 control difficulties following rudder maintenance
18 April 2011

Report: ATR-72 control difficulties following rudder maintenance

18 April 2011

The U.K. AAIB published a Special Bulletin including three safety recommendations regarding control difficulties that were encountered by the crew of an ATR-72 during a post-maintance flight. The aircraft had undergone routine maintenance at an engineering facility at Edinburgh Airport immediately prior to the incident flight. Everything appeared normal during the crew’s pre-flight checks, which […]

FAA proposes $2.5 Million in civil penalties against Trans States, GoJet

1 July 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing $2,476,075 in civil penalties against Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines of Bridgeton, Mo., for violation of various maintenance procedures and operating nine jets on 320 revenue passenger flights when the aircraft were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines are […]

FAA proposes $700,000 civil penalty against Executive Airlines

28 June 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $700,000 against Executive Airlines.  The San Juan, Puerto Rico airline, which does business as American Eagle Airlines, allegedly operated eight of its ATR-42 twin-turboprop airliners when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that when Executive Airlines did […]

NTSB concerned about training for mechanics and inspectors

28 May 2010

Based on preliminary findings from the investigation of a partial gear up landing of a CRJ200 in December 2008, as well as prior investigative findings, the U.S. NTSB voiced its concerns about training for mechanics and inspectors. Two safety recommendations were issued and three older recommendations were re-iterated. On December 14, 2008, about 17:00 local […]

Poor maintenance started accident chain that resulted in Learjet high-speed runway excursion

7 April 2010

A chartered business jet crashed at a South Carolina airport 18 months ago because of the operator’s inadequate maintenance of the airplane’s tires and the decision by the captain to attempt a high-speed rejected takeoff, which went against standard operating procedures and training, the NTSB determined. On September 19, 2008, at 23:53, a Learjet 60 […]