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Category: Regulator

Senior FAA official embroiled in 737 MAX scandal to step down
Headlines

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

Sriwijaya Air crash results in FAA probe into 737 Classic wiring
Air Crash Investigations

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

FAA cracks down on unruly passengers as crew abuse incidents skyrocket
Airlines

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

FAA to audit Boeing processes over 737 MAX electrical faults
Airlines

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
Headlines

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

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