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Indonesian Divers Recover Sriwijaya Air’s Flight Recorder

Indonesian Navy divers retrieved one of the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air Boeing Co. jet that plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Saturday afternoon, a key step in discovering what caused the aircraft carrying …

Sriwijaya Air Crash Puts Indonesia’s Poor Air Safety Record Under Fresh Scrutiny

SYDNEY/JAKARTA – Indonesia’s poor air safety record is again in the spotlight after a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea minutes after take-off on Saturday, marking the country’s third major airline crash in just over …

Global Aviation Deaths Rose in 2020, Although Number of Crashes Fell

The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by more than 50%, a Dutch consulting firm said on Friday. Aviation consulting firm To70 said in …

American Airlines Resumes Passenger Flights on Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing’s 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport around 1:08 p.m after departing …

Insurers, Regulators Warn About Safety of Jets Reactivated After Pandemic Storage

SYDNEY – Regulators, insurers and experts are warning airlines to take extra care when reactivating planes left in extended storage during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing potential pilot rustiness, maintenance errors and even insect nests blocking key sensors. The unprecedented number …

Flight Attendants Say United Airlines Quarantine Protocols Are Unsafe

United Airlines is telling some flight attendants whose colleagues test positive for COVID-19 to keep flying and monitor for symptoms, three employees told Reuters, raising concerns among staff about the policy. “Most of us feel that’s unsafe,” said one of …

Lawmaker Calls FCC’s Spectrum Auction Danger to Aviation Band

A senior U.S. House lawmaker on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay the auction of portions of a key spectrum band, warning it could impact a nearby aviation frequency band. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair …

An Emerging Risk of COVID-19 Pandemic: Rusty Pilots Making Flying Errors

On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown …

FAA Safety Agency Clears Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again

After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co. won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters. The FAA detailed …

U.S. Expected to Grant Safety Clearance for Boeing’s 737 MAX This Week

After a standoff with global regulators, management turmoil and a massive safety review, Boeing Co. is set to win U.S. approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX. But the largest U.S. airplane maker faces headwinds from …