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FAA warns pilots of risk of transposed runway numbers
The FAA has warned in a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) of the risk of a runway overrun at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) caused by transposed runway numbers.
FAA extends high-density restrictions at New York LaGuardia, JFK airports
The FAA has extended existing operating limitations at New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) and JFK airports until 2020.
FAA advises pilots to use caution in Iranian airspace
The FAA this month issued updated guidance advising US aircraft operators to exercise caution when flying within or adjacent to the Tehran Flight Information Region (FIR) because of military activities in the Middle East region.
NTSB investigates Delta 757-200 engine failure
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a reported uncontained engine failure on a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 Sept. 5.
NTSB to hold probable cause meeting on Air Canada SFO near miss
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet Sept. 25 to determine the probable cause of a near miss on landing last year involving an Air Canada Airbus A320 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
NTSB: Corrosion, fatigue cracking behind 2016 FedEx landing accident
Corrosion that led to fatigue cracking caused the landing gear collapse on a FedEx MD-10-10F freighter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Oct. 28, 2016, according to the NTSB final accident report released Aug. 23.
The Irish Aviation Authority will manage emergency tracking service
Aireon to offer free aircraft tracking service from 2019 
Satellite-based surveillance system developer Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have started pre-registration for the Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service—a means of providing the last known position of an aircraft in distress.
Panasonic Avionics names Catherine Razzano as chief compliance officer 
Panasonic Avionics Corp. (PAC), which settled bribery and accounting fraud charges brought by the US government earlier this year, has appointed a new chief compliance officer.
Horizon Air Q400 recorders recovered by FBI 
The flight data recorder and “components” of the cockpit voice recorder were recovered from the stolen Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 turboprop that crashed in the southern Puget Sound on Aug. 10, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced.
Afghanistan restores surveillance capability over its airspace 
Afghanistan can provide full surveillance of its airspace now that a multi-lateration system at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul has been restored, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.
Officials investigate WestJet Encore Q400, UAV near-miss at Edmonton 
Edmonton, Canada police are investigating a near miss involving an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, and a WestJet Encore Q400 twin turboprop on approach to Edmonton International Airport July 31.
Aeromexico ERJ-190 crashes; no fatalities reported 
UPDATED: An Aeromexico Embraer ERJ-190AR crashed shortly after takeoff from Guadalupe Victoria Airport in the state of Durango, Mexico, July 31.
AVIC Aircraft expects to fly the 78-seat MA700 in late 2019.
Rockwell Collins signs master contracts with AVIC for MA700 
Rockwell Collins has signed master contracts with China’s AVIC Aircraft to supply its Pro Line Fusion avionics suite and air data systems for the MA700 twin-engine turboprop.
US Senate confirms nominations of two new NTSB board members 
The US Senate on July 24 confirmed the nominations of Bruce Landsberg and Jennifer Homendy to serve on the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), returning the board to full strength at five members.
NTSB to hold hearing on CFM56-7 series engine failure Nov. 14 
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold an investigative hearing Nov. 14 focused on the CFM International engine model involved an inflight engine failure earlier this year on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700.
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