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Tag Archives: FAA
Yesterday, the FAA released AD 2011-08-51 in response to the in-flight fuselage rupture experienced by Southwest Airlines flight 812 an April 1st. The AD calls for NDT inspections of 737 classic models (-300, -400, -500) with more than 30,000 flight … Continue reading
This is something that has been a problem for a while, but seems to be getting worse every year. In ever increasing numbers, pilots have been reporting that they have seen laser beams being shone into their cockpits while on … Continue reading
The EASA issued an AD on Thursday requiring the replacement of FOHE units on Rolls-Royce RB211 Trent 500 and 700 series engines. This is in response to the crash of British Airways flight 38, a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft powered by … Continue reading
We have all heard those words on every flight, and there have always been lots of people who say they know why we can’t use personal electronic devices (PEDs) during certain portions of the flight. Everything from navigational interference to … Continue reading
The FAA today revoked the licenses of the two pilots of Northwest Airlines flight 188, effective immediately. It is truly unfortunate that it came to this, but as I have said before, their actions are inexcusable.