Friday, 28 January, 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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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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