TUI 737 Max 8 G-TUMA at Manchester Airport
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Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly in Europe

The Boeing 737 Max has had its mandatory grounding in Europe ended as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) clears the type to return to service. The beleaguered 737 Max family was grounded following two fatal crashes linked to its MCAS system which was designed to counteract the affects of [read more]

TUI 737 Max 8 G-TUMA at Manchester Airport
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EASA sets out requirements as it clears 737 Max

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has clarified its requirements in clearing the Boeing 737 Max to return to European skies. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the type weeks ago but EASA carried out its own independent review of the aircraft type which was grounded in 2019 following two [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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EASA to begin Boeing 737 Max Tests

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said it will begin testing the Boeing 737 Max from the 7th September 2020 in a bid to get the aircraft cleared to fly again. The latest variant of the best selling Boeing 737 family has been grounded since March 2019 following [read more]

PIA 777 landing at Heathrow
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PIA banned from flying to Europe for 6 months

Pakistan International Airlines (PK/PIA) has been banned from flying into Europe after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended their authorisation to operate for 6 months. The move comes after it emerged that hundreds of pilots flying for the airline had “dubious” licences with over 260 being suspended. A spokesperson [read more]

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Government confirms UK will leave EASA

The UK Governmennt has confirmed that the UK will leave the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at the end of the Brexit transition period. EASA is responsible for certifying aircrews and aircraft across European and when it was formed in 2002, largely adopted regulations set out by the UK’s Civil [read more]

Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 757-200 (Image: Aero Icarus CC BY-SA2.0)
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Turkmenistan Airlines banned from UK and Europe

Turkmenistan Airlines (T5/TUA) has been banned from flying its aircraft into European and UK airspace after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) expressed doubts about its safety standards. Placing the airline on its blacklist stops the airline, which operates a 27-year-old Boeing 757-200 on its routres from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) [read more]

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UK flights to Cyprus warned about possible military action

UK airlines have been warned that military action against Syria could cause safety concerns in the Cyprus area along with “intermittent disruption to navigation equipment”. The warning was issued today by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) and covers the Eastern Mediterranean & Nicosia flight information region (FIR), which includes [read more]