Safety en Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence <div class="node-body blog-body">Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was grounded.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:11:00 +0000 313781 at US DOT secretary Chao sees 1,500-hr. pilot rule staying <div class="node-body article-body">US Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary Elaine Chao told the families of those killed in the 2009 Colgan Air flight 3407 crash there would be no change to the 1,500-hr. pilot training requirement for first officers at scheduled air carriers. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety ATW Plus Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:11:00 +0000 313631 at Aviation groups oppose proposed FAA pilot drug testing study <div class="node-body article-body">Nine groups representing commercial and general aviation are calling on FAA not to follow through with a proposed pilot drug testing study, saying “deceptively and unknowingly” testing thousands of pilot urine samples does not comply with legal requirements and would “further erode the trust” between the pilot community and FAA aviation medical examiners (AMEs).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:31:00 +0000 313381 at FAA invites nine agencies to join MAX certification review <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives from nine civil aviation authorities—including the four major state-of-design agencies and China—have accepted invitations from the FAA to conduct a partial review of the Boeing 737 MAX certification, FAA announced April 19. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Regulation Daily News Safety ATW Plus Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:32:00 +0000 313371 at Boeing Boeing completes testing of 737 MAX software upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing has taken several major steps toward completing upgraded 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law software in recent days, giving the company confidence that it is “making steady progress” in its bid to get the grounded MAX fleet operating again, its top executive said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Daily News Manufacturers Safety Training ATW Plus Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:57:00 +0000 313211 at <p>MAX 7 flight test aircraft landing</p> Boeing French group predicts rise in certification costs after MAX crisis <div class="node-body article-body">Officials from French aerospace industry association GIFAS are predicting the ongoing safety crisis around the Boeing 737 MAX will cause certification costs to increase.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Associations Daily News Safety ATW Plus Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:24:00 +0000 313201 at Getty Images/Stephen Brashear NTSB investigates American A321 that rolled on takeoff from JFK <div class="node-body article-body">US federal safety officials are investigating an American Airlines Airbus A321 that tipped and struck an object during takeoff from New York JFK airport April 10, cutting the flight short and forcing the plane to taxi back to the gate just 29 min. after its scheduled departure.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:01:00 +0000 313191 at EU bans Moldova in latest air safety list update <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission has blacklisted Moldova and put Belarus and the Dominican Republic under closer scrutiny in its latest European Union (EU) Air Safety List update, while also lifting bans on two Angolan airlines.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:26:00 +0000 313081 at United takes MAX 9s out of schedule through early July <div class="node-body article-body">United Airlines, joining its US counterparts with grounded Boeing 737 MAXs, has pulled its MAXs from its schedule through well into the summer peak season. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Airports & Routes ATW Plus Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:32:00 +0000 312921 at UK authorities probe law enforcement drone failures <div class="node-body article-body">A spate of in-flight malfunctions involving the DJI Matrice quadcopter drone used by British police forces has prompted new safety investigations in the UK and a safety notice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety ATW Plus Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0000 312891 at