Southwest Airlines is investigating why a required inspection interval in its routine maintenance program was left out of its maintenance tracking system, causing it to miss deadlines for checking backup hydraulic systems on 128 Boeing 737s.
FAA’s $15.83 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) seeks to patch holes created by chronic under-investment and the 2013 sequestration while funding what the agency calls a “continued, but measured” path forward.
The search for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) is set to accelerate in the coming days, as a third vessel transitions from survey work to searching the vast seafloor area that has been mapped out and surveyed, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said.
The US, working to track down passengers on one flight that included a person who tested positive for Ebola, will pressure counterparts in several countries to step up efforts to help mitigate the outbreak’s reach, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
FAA’s Chicago En Route Center came back online early Monday morning, ending a 17-day outage that required creative approaches such as the use of adjacent facilities to maintain traffic flow and led FAA to stand up a review of air traffic center interruption-contingency plans.
Etihad Airways has debuted its first Boeing 787 Saturday in its just-introduced new livery and confirmed plans to deploy the type on six routes linking its Abu Dhabi hub and three continents by mid-2015.
Flights into FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) airspace were moving at a “reduced rate” early Friday afternoon as the agency, airlines, and area airports coped with the en-route center’s closing following an early morning incident.
Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.
The Malaysia Transport Ministry’s first report on the probe of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), released Thursday, adds few relevant details to the little already known about why the flight disappeared, while recommending that the industry explore real-time tracking of aircraft.
Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat leveraged a “groundbreaking but traditional mathematics-based process” to analyze data from other flights that use its satellite network and establish a pattern that helped investigators nail down Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 final flight path as traveling south over the Indian Ocean, an Inmarsat executive explained.
FAA, sticking to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) plan laid out to cope with a prolonged partial government closure, has called in more than 800 Office of Aviation Safety employees responsible for both field inspections and certification of “critical” products.
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air expects to need at least another week before its flight schedule is disruption-free and its entire MD-80 fleet is available as it works to get the model’s evacuation slides in compliance with manufacturer recommendations.
Trans States Holdings, parent of US regionals Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, remains “comfortable” with its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2017....More
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones....More