A coalition of general aviation groups is opposing three pieces of proposed federal legislation it says would restrict general aviation’s access to airspace and undermine the Airline Deregulation Act.
The U.S. NTSB is recommending that Boeing redesign engine fan cowls on 737 NG-series airliners after finding that a fragmented fan blade compromised the structure on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 in 2018, leading to the first fatality on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly a decade.
A cohort of airline pilot unions lauded the Nov. 19 introduction of a bipartisan U.S. House bill that would bring rest and duty-time regulations for cargo pilots into line with their passenger-flying counterparts.
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) does not expect simulator training to be part of the 737 MAX return-to-service (RTS) requirements, but concedes that pending evaluations, including some that its pilots will participate in, could change things.
Air traffic controllers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport effectively corrected the trajectory of a Ukraine International Airlines (AUI)-operated Boeing 737 after the crew chose the wrong procedure for departure and came dangerously close to another aircraft, investigators of the French BEA said in a recent incident report.
Flight hours alone shown to be poor measure of a pilot’s abilities.