LEAP engines on a Boeing 737 Max (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering & Leasing

FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to return to service

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max family to fly once again following its grounding in March 2019. The type was grounded last year following two fatal crashes attributed to the systems designed to compensate for aerodynamic changes and the types larger engines. The so-called ‘Maneuvering Characteristics [read more]

Boeing 737 Max (Image: The Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

FAA completes first phase of 737 Max flight tests

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed three days of flight tests to begin the re-certification process of the Boeing 737 Max. The successful completion of this phase paves the way for possible recertification by the FAA for the type within weeks. In a statement, the FAA said: “During three [read more]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Air Safety

Boeing woes mount up as 787 hit by FAA directive over tyres

Seattle-based air-framer Boeing has been hit with fresh woes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an airworthiness directive requiring modifications to the tires and wheels on its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner models. The directive states that the tires and wheels “could be susceptible to damage” [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Aviation Media Agency.)
Engineering & Leasing

Rolls-Royce powered Dreamliners have ETOPS limited

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has limited the ETOPS capability of Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. An airworthiness directive, which will be published today, will say that the fleet of 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines will be limited to 140min ETOPS. [read more]

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA
Civil Aviation

Airbus A350-1000 certified by the FAA & EASA

On the 25th November 2017 the Airbus A350-1000 officially got its certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airbus’ biggest variant of the A350 got its type rating last Tuesday after a extensive flight test program carried out by the Airbus team over [read more]