A321 uncontained failure spurs urgent V2500 disk measures
SubmittedOperators of Airbus A320-family jets are being ordered to remove disks from certain International Aero Engines V2500 powerplants after an uncontained failure resulted in an aborted A321 take-off. The incident occurred on 18 March, says the US FAA, and involved a high-pressure turbine first-stage disk failure. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
Southwest Network Security failure grounds flights and are now delayed
SubmittedSouthwest Airlines said flight delays Tuesday morning were the result of “data connection issues resulting from a firewall failure,” a problem that led to a brief ground stop. The Federal Aviation Administration lifted the ground stop for Southwest Airlines flights after earlier issuing the order, citing “equipment issues.” In a tweet at 11:35 a.m. Southwest said it had resumed operations. “Early this morning, a vendor-supplied firewall went down and connection to some operational data was… (www.cnn.com) More...
Southwest's board has chosen to return billions to shareholders in stock buybacks while raising executive pay over investing in technology.
SubmittedSouthwest Pilots are pissed! Details of their open letter. Quote came from current Chairman and former CEO Gary Kelly: “Arguably, our shareholders have suffered for a long time when it comes to getting a return and our employees have been very well taken care of,” Kelly said. (www.thestreet.com) More...
Jan 6th 2023 - United Boeing 767-300ER Experiences Total Failure Of Navigation Equipment
SubmittedOn January 6th, a United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER flying from Newark to London reported that it had lost its navigation capabilities after climbing to 17,000 feet. The crew was forced to declare an emergency, dump fuel, and return to the origin airport. (simpleflying.com) More...
What happened at Newark/EWR.? Disabled aircraft on runway
SubmittedAnyone know what happened? departure delays of 31 minutes to 45 minutes (and increasing) due to an aircraft emergency arrival delays for airborne aircraft of 1 hours 1 minutes to 1 hours 15 minutes (and increasing) due to a disabled aircraft on a runway all inbound flights being held at their origin until Saturday at 10:30 EST due to a disabled aircraft on a runway (flightaware.com) More...
AE Flight 3829 diverts due to smoking bag in cargo
SubmittedAmerican Eagle flight 3829, operated by Envoy Air with service from Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) to Chicago (ORD) diverted to Indianapolis (IND). WRTV reported that smoke was reported in the cargo area and that crews recovered a smoking bag, possibly caused by a battery, that no passenger has claimed. (www.foxnews.com) More...
Boeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week
SubmittedBoeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week (www.foxbusiness.com) More...
Mr Putin is Aviation Week's Person of the Year
SubmittedAviation week has chosen Mr Putin as their Person of the Year. An interesting read. (aviationweek.com) More...
Boeing reviews 757 Replacement Requirements
SubmittedBoeing says airline requirements for a potential 757 replacement or middle-of-the-market (MOM) sector aircraft are coalescing on performance targets that will not only be tough to reach but also challenging to meet in a modular design that could also be scaled down to replace the 737. (aviationweek.com) More...
FAA list planes that might have cleared radar altimeters not impacted by C-band 5G
SubmittedAirplane models with one of the five cleared altimeters include some Boeing 717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, MD-10/-11 and Airbus A300, A310, A319, A320, A330, A340, A350 and A380 models (www.newsmax.com) More...
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