Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicAviation safety

Topic: Aviation safety

Metal fatigue caused fan blade to break loose, led to United’s Boeing 777 engine failure

United Airlines' Denver-Hawaii flight, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, had suffered a mid-air engine failure, resulting in 5 airlines around the world grounding Boeing 777 fleet.

Despite Sriwijaya Air crash, Indonesia’s air safety is improving fast

An aviation law passed by the country in 2009 has gradually been getting results — accident rates were below the global average in 2018 & 2019, lower even than in the US and the EU.

Mother of dead Indian pilot criticises Boeing, US FAA for ‘rushing’ 737 Max return

Sangeeta Suneja, whose son flew Lion Air plane that plunged into sea in 2018, criticised Boeing for returning Max 737 to the skies before a 3rd sensor to measure air speed is added.

DGCA suspends top AirAsia officials after pilot alleged serious safety lapses

AirAsia India’s head of operations Manish Uppal, and head of safety, Mukesh Nema, were suspended for three months, DGCA Arun Kumar said.

All licenses issued to commercial pilots genuine, says Pakistan aviation authority

The dubious license issue emerged after the preliminary probe report of the Karachi plane crash blamed the pilots and the air traffic control for the tragedy that killed 97 people.

How US aviation regulatory body intends to avoid Boeing 737 Max missteps

The FAA review process for aircraft designs had come under criticism following two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max that killed 346 people.

Bill passed by LS aims to make aircraft operations more secure, in line with global norms

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, provides for statutory backing to three key bodies, and greater fines among other provisions.

Boeing to stop making 737 Max next month as safety crisis gets critical

Boeing’s decision to halt production of 737 Max will deepen crisis at plane maker, complicate its eventual recovery & ripple through US economy.

Boeing’s safety revamp is welcome, but it has a long way to go

The planemaker Monday named Beth Pasztor, a Boeing veteran, as the head of a new organisation focused on the safety of its products and services.

IndiGo executives issued show cause notices after audit finds safety lapses

Four of IndiGo's top executives were issued notices by the DGCA, which is carrying out a special audit in view of the multiple landing incidents.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.