DGCA introduces tests to check pilots for psychoactive substances
Currently, aviation staff have to go through breath-analyser (BA) checks that detects just the alcohol content in the body and not other drugs. The DGCA had last year started conducting BA test on ground staff too and have found as many as 131 violations by ground staff, ET had reported it first on February 8.
DGCA extends engine replacement deadline for IndiGo neos to May-end
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the deadlin...
FAA rebuffs Boeing with vow to scrutinise all 737 MAX deliveries
US aviation regulators will conduct the final approval of factory-fresh Boei...
Boeing executives called DGCA 'fools', 'stupid' during 737 Max plane's approval process in 2017: Documents
Boeing staffers used terms like "fools" & "stupid" for DGCA during Max's approval process, documents show.
Damning Boeing employee messages say Max 'designed by clowns'
The communications threaten to upend Boeing’s efforts to rebuild public trust in the 737 Max
AI flights to Europe, Americas avoid Iran airspace; flight timings to increase by up to 40 minutes
Due to tension between the US and Iran, which saw the US killing Iran’s top general and Iran retaliating by bombing US military base in Iraq has heightened tension in the region.
IndiGo likely to get more time to replace engines in A320 neos
The DGCA had asked the airline early November to replace older PW engines in all aircraft by the Jan end.
Boeing considers temporarily halting production of 737 Max airplanes
While the board is also studying another slowdown in output for its best-selling jet, executives are convinced a temporary pause would be less disruptive, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the discussions are confidential.
Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of many undelivered 737 MAX jets inspected so far
Boeing found debris in the fuel tanks of about 35 aircraft, a company spokesman confirmed on Friday. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that more than 50% of the undelivered 737 MAX jets inspected thus far have had debris found in them.
India plans to conduct its own checks on Boeing 737 Max Jets
India plans to start its own checks even if U.S. Federal Aviation Administration declares the aircraft fit to fly.
Boeing finds a new issue with 737 Max, debris in fuel tanks
The fuel tank debris was discovered during maintenance on parked planes, and Boeing said it immediately made corrections in its production system to prevent a recurrence. Those steps include more inspections before fuel tanks are sealed.
DGCA awaiting FAA's certification to allow Boeing 737 Max to fly in India
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply in Rajya Sabha said that "18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft are grounded in the country, out of which 13 are from SpiceJet and five are from Jet Airways".
Working to get 737 Max back in air, says Boeing
“Boeing has tested over 800 test flights (on B737Max) and is working on improving the training process involving B737Max. We are working closely with regulators round the world to bring the aircraft back to service,” said Darren Hulst, director (product, forecast and current market), Boeing Commercial Aircraft.
Working with airlines on how to tell passengers that 737 Max planes are safe: Boeing
"We are working with pilot community...of the customer airlines and the flight attendants. We are working with our customers (airlines) to figure out how we can communicate the message to passengers," said Darren Hulst, Deputy Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Boeing in New Delhi.
Document suggests Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016
In recent days, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have pushed back their target dates for returning the MAX to service, with the three carriers pulling all flights for the aircraft through January or February 2020.
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