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FAA to announce changes to safety oversights at hearing

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.

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners may remain undelivered until late October

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.

FAA investigating if Boeing ‘culture’ led to employees concealing safety issues

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

FAA reaches US$1m in unruly passenger fines, most on low-cost carriers

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

FAA orders Boeing pilot manuals to be modified

Boeing has been continuously under the watchdog’s sights since the 737 MAX was recertified to fly again last November after the two-year groundings following two crashes.

EASA approves A220-300 modification to fit more passengers

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,

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