Monthly Archives: October 2017

EASA revisits angle-of-attack upgrade on A330 computers

EASA revisits angle-of-attack upgrade on A330 computers. Airbus A330 operators are to be instructed to update software on flight-control computers in order to reduce the risk of undetected blockage of angle-of-attack sensors. The proposed order from the European Aviation Safety Agency covers the A330-200 and -300 variants and follows the discovery that sensor blockage could, […]

Loss of control, B735 on approach to Moscow-Vnukovo

Loss of control, B735 on approach to Moscow-Vnukovo. UTair flight UT588 from Krasnodar to Moscow, Russia, reportedly suffered a loss of control incident while on approach to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.  Unconfirmed reports from Russian aviation sources suggest that the aircraft was on approach to runway 06 when a situation developed where the aircraft attained a […]

Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain

Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain. An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 Freighter came very close to a mountain after taking off from Hong Kong International Airport on 24 September. After departing from runway 07R at 15:44pm local time, the aircraft (N856GT) deviated right from its assigned track toward the high ground of […]

FAA orders Airbus A380 engine inspections

FAA orders Airbus A380 engine inspections. U.S. air-safety regulators have issued an emergency order requiring airlines to inspect engines on roughly 120 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets world-wide, prompted by an engine that violently broke apart during an Air France flight at the end of September. The safety directive issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration […]

Two Airbus A320 in ground collision at Juarez, Mexico

Ground collision between two Airbus A320 at Juarez, Mexico. October 10th – two Viva Aerobus Airbus A320 aircraft were involved in a ground contact incident in the hours of darkness.  The right-hand wing-tip sharklet of XA-VAK collided with the left-hand horizontal stabilizer of XA-VAV.  https://aviation-safety.net/