FAA funds runway incursion mitigation projects

The FAA has provided $11 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to eight airports that have risk factors for runway incursions. In June, the FAA unveiled the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program that will identify and mitigate risk factors that contribute to runway incursions at specific airports. The risk factors include unclear taxiway markings, … Read more

NTSB issues update on the British Airways engine fire at Las Vegas

As part of its ongoing investigation into Tuesday’s engine fire that occurred during takeoff of British Airways flight 2276, a Boeing 777, at McCarran International Airport (LAS), the NTSB released the following investigative update. NTSB investigators arrived on scene Wednesday morning local time to begin the on-scene investigation. The NTSB investigative team includes experts in powerplants, airplane systems, … Read more

Progress of the MH17 investigation

The Dutch Safety Board has reported on the progress of the investigation into the MH17 crash to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO ). Such a report is required by Article 6.6 of ICAO Annex 13, which obligates the Dutch Safety Board to release an interim statement one year after the occurrence. In this interim … Read more

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashes in French Alps (updated)

Lufthansa’s subsidiary Germanwings has confirmed that flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Düsseldorf has suffered an accident over the French Alps. Update 3: Following the incident in France yesterday, Germanwings cancelled one flight today and is operating the remaining flights according to schedule. Due to emotional distress, some crew members are also unfit for service … Read more

Oman Air flight experiences burst tyres after landing at Delhi

An Oman Air’s Boeing 737, with registration A40-BV, flying from Muscat to Delhi as WY241, has experienced two burst tyres following its arrival at Delhi. The incident occurred whilst the aircraft was taxiing soon after it landed at the airport. 143 passengers and six crew were onboard and no injuries have been reported. All passengers … Read more

Update: AirAsia jet with 162 on board goes missing on way to Singapore

(Update 2 – 31 Dec 2014) The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) Republic of Indonesia and other relevant authorities continue to search and recover the passengers of QZ 8501 in the Karimata Strait area. Earlier today, Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and AirAsia management visited the military base in Pangkalan Bun to meet with … Read more