Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Safety alert over biocides – engine thrust issues

European and US safety regulators are cautioning operators over the potential effects of misapplying biocides to aircraft fuel, including multi-engine loss of thrust control. The manufacturer of one type of biocide, however, has ordered a suspension to using the product after an incident which appeared not to have resulted specifically from misapplication. Biocides are used […]

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CRM Trainers & Covid-19

On-line Refresher Training We are currently in extreme circumstances, which are likely to continue for an extended period.  Airlines are suffering major problems, not the least of which will be maintaining the validity of their various instructors in order to be in a position to ramp up training once the crisis has passed.  At ITS […]

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Etihad A380 Pilots Criticised For Crosswind Landing

There have been many crosswind landings as a result of the recent strong winds in the UK. One of the most difficult could have been the Etihad A380 landing at Heathrow Airport. Perhaps the most worrying aspect was the angle at which the plane touches down, and the extent to which it makes adjustments after […]

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Accident: Caspian MD83 at Mahshahr on Jan 27th 2020, overran runway on landing

 A Caspian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration EP-CPZ performing flight IV-6936 from Tehran Mehrabad to Mahshahr (Iran) with 144 people on board, landed on Mahshar’s runway 13 (landing distance available 2695 meters/8840 feet) at about 07:50L (04:20Z) but overran the end of the runway, broke through the airport perimeter fence and came to a stop […]

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Avianca A319, upset injures 8, on Jan 23rd 2020

An Avianca Costa Rica Airbus A319-100, registration N703AV performing flight LR-693 from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Bogota (Colombia) with 108 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 150nm southeast of Panama City (Panama) when the crew decided to divert to Panama City due to an upset causing injuries on board and a […]

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WestJet Q400 damaged by sharp de-rotation at Edmonton

Investigators have determined that a WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 suffered damage at Edmonton after de-rotating sharply during a high-speed landing. The Q400 – arriving from Fort McMurray on 19 July last year – had been approaching Edmonton’s runway 12 with storms in the vicinity of the airport. Its captain opted for a high approach speed […]

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Envoy E145 at Chicago on Nov 11th, runway excursion on landing

An Envoy Embraer ERJ-145, registration N619AE performing flight AA-4125 from Greensboro,NC to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) with 38 passengers and 3 crew, landed on O’Hare’s runway 10L at 07:40L (13:40Z). The tower had reported medium braking action and 4000 feet RVR, when the aircraft skidded left off the runway, skidded sideways further yawing to the left […]

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What health systems can learn from aviation

Crew resource management, an aviation strategy that can be adapted to healthcare settings, helps reduce adverse events and results in cost savings, according to a study published in American Journal of Medical Quality. Crew resource management is a process first used by airplane crew members to spot safety threats, come up with a plan to […]

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Saab 2000 – Runway Excursion (Alaska) Thursday 17 October 2019

A Saab 2000, registered N686PA, was substantially damaged when it experienced a runway excursion after landing at Unalaska Airport, Dutch Harbour, Alaska. There were no reported “major” injures to the occupants onboard.  https://aviation-safety.net/

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Airbus A220 PW1500G engine failures prompt inspection AD

27 September 2019 The FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD), requiring initial and repetitive inspections on certain Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines following two recent incidents. The first inflight shutdown occurred on July 25, 2019 and the second occurred on September 16, 2019. In both cases, the aircraft involved was a Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 with Pratt […]

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