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FAA to audit Boeing processes over 737 MAX electrical faults

The US Federal Aviation Administration has launched an audit into Boeing’s internal processes, particularly in relation to minor design changes on its aircraft. The decision was made off the back of the ongoing 737 MAX electrical fault problems, that now impacts 109 MAX aircraft around the globe, 71 of which are based in the US.

US government department to conduct fresh FAA audit over MAX oversight

The US Department of Transportation will officially conduct an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s November 2020 decision to lift the grounding order on the Boeing 737 MAX. The transportation department’s Inspector General’s office will conduct the audit to thoroughly examine the actions and decision-making processes in the immediate aftermath of the two fatal MAX

Canada urges UN to change accident investigation protocols following Iran’s report
Air Crash Investigations

Canada hopes to introduce new protocols and safeguards to air incident investigations, following its long-standing criticism against Iran’s investigation of the Ukrainian airliner downed by Iranian forces in January 2020. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down on 8 January 2020 by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shortly after take-off over Tehran, in an incident labelled

FAA to begin testing drone detection technologies in shared airspaces

The US Federal Aviation Administration will begin testing new technologies that detect unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in shared airspaces from later this year. The regulator has chosen five airports to host the initial tests, which form part of the FAA’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The program will include testing at

Boeing to pay US$6.6m to FAA over failure to meet safety regulations

Boeing has been ordered to pay US$6.6 million to the US Federal Aviation Administration over its failure to comply with a 2015 safety agreement, in which the planemaker pledged to improve safety oversight processes. The penalty consists of a US$5.4 million fine for not complying with the agreement, and a further US$1.21 million settlement of

FAA again under fire over MAX certification process

A new report released by the US Department of Transportation Inspector General’s office has again criticised the Federal Aviation Administration for its lack of oversight in the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX. The office of the Inspector General found “weaknesses” in the agency’s initial certification of the MAX, and stated the agency is still

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