It comes three years after the Lion Air crash on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft in 2018 which killed 189 passengers, shortly followed by an Ethiopian Airlines crash on the same jet, killing 157 passengers.
When deliveries were first paused, Boeing expected the defects to only cause a three-week further delay, but now it's feared the uncertain timestamp may increase airline cancellations.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the “culture” within Boeing has led to employees concealing safety problems in fear of repercussions from executives. The letter was sent on the 19 August, under the subject of an assessment results regarding Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), from the FAA’s Ian Wong, who assists Boeing’s safety oversight. The
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handed out an additional US$531,545 in fines to unruly passengers, predominately to travellers on low-cost carriers. The additional penalties were handed out to 34 airline passengers, bringing the total to over US$1 million in fines for 2021. According to the American regulator, fines have significantly increased due to alcohol
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has formally approved a 149-seat Airbus A220-300 variant, with an exit slide modification over the wing. The modification adds capacity for four additional seats to the original A220-300’s capacity of 145 passengers. Air France is expected to be the first airline to introduce the newly-approved A220-300 with larger capacity,