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NTSB recommends larger drain holes in Citation Excel tails
17 March 2011

NTSB recommends larger drain holes in Citation Excel tails

17 March 2011

The U.S. NTSB recommends the FAA to issue an airworthiness directive to require that all Cessna 560XL operators comply with Cessna service letter 560XL-53-08, which asks operators to drill a drain hole in the bulkhead. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)  issued this recommendation in the light of the investigation of three incidents involving Cessna 560XL Citation Excel […]

Four recent uncontained engine failure events prompt NTSB to issue urgent safety recommendations to FAA

28 May 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board issued two urgent safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following four recent events in which the aircraft experienced an uncontained engine failure of its GE CF6-45/50 series engine. The first recommendation asks that the FAA require operators of aircraft equipped with a particular model engine to immediately perform […]

Airport safety recommendations after Indonesian B737 runway excursion accident

18 May 2010

The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) issued their preliminary report regarding the runway excursion accident involving a Boeing 737. Seven safety recommendations were issued addressing various aspects of airport safety. On April 13, 2010 a Boeing 737-322 passenger plane, registered PK-MDE, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Manokwari-Rendani Airport (MKW/WASR), Indonesia. […]