The US Federal Aviation Administration announced on Wednesday that its top safety official, Ali Bahrami, will retire from his post at the end of this month, after the family members of 737 MAX victims called for him to be removed. He spent four years in the top role at the agency. During his tenure at
The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned operators of Boeing 737 Classic aircraft to check for possible wiring failures, following the investigation into the January crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182. Flight SJ182, a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday, 9 January 2021, killing all
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed fines on unruly airline passengers totaling over $70,000 in the last number of weeks, after adopting a zero-tolerance policy on interfering or abusing flight attendants onboard. The federal agency, along with flight attendant unions, have noted a “disturbing increase” in the numbers of passengers who physically or
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.
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 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