Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: FAA

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.

Failures, deception, errors —what led to Boeing 737 Max crashes, according to US probe

A 245-page report issued Wednesday provides account of miscalculations that led to 346 deaths, grounding of Boeing’s best-selling jet and the company's billion dollar-losses.

Boeing 737 Max looks set to fly back into service in October

The Federal Aviation Administration announced it is set to issue formal legal directives for repairs required, which shows it approves the manufacturer’s proposed redesigns.

US FAA downgrades safety rank of Pakistan’s civil aviation system after fake pilots scandal

The US Transportation Department earlier this month separately notified PIA it was halting all operations after Pakistan said that 262 of its pilots had fake certificates.

Era of jumbo jet is over as Boeing quietly pulls the plug on 747

The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, a decision that hasn’t been reported but can be teased out from Boeing statements.

Boeing withheld data on 737 Max system linked to deadly crashes, probe finds

Boeing’s best-selling jet has been grounded since March 2019 after the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people.

Boeing 737 Max comeback bid gets off the ground with first FAA test flight

The so-called certification flight is a milestone toward ending a grounding imposed worldwide in March 2019 after the two crashes of Boeing’s best-selling model killed 346 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.

737 Max pilots could need more training to respond to emergencies: US regulators to Boeing

The Federal Aviation Administration detailed multiple missteps that airline crews had made in the December simulator sessions and said additional tests are needed.

US wants all drones connected to a network to track them, prevent terrorism

The draft rules call for a massive new tracking network for everything from toys to larger commercial drones so that authorities can spot the devices flying anywhere, from congested urban areas to rural zones.

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Locals protest after the incident in Udaipur's Maldas street | Twitter/@ANI_MP_CG_RJ

How India’s first blasphemy murderer was made Pakistan’s model citizen

Little in Ilm-ud-Din’s confession tells he was engaged with the communal currents post the publication of Rangila Rasul that attacked the Prophet’s sexual morality.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.