May 17, 2018
The US FAA and European aviation safety regulator EASA have issued further updates for the inspection of CFM56-7B engine fan blades, the type that failed on a Southwest Airlines aircraft last month.
May 9, 2018
A US Transportation Department review of the FAA’s oversight of airline maintenance will now concentrate on just Allegiant Air and American Airlines as inspectors “refocus” the audit.
May 3, 2018
The fan blade on the Southwest Airlines 737 engine that failed last month showed signs consistent with metal fatigue, the US NTSB said in an update on its accident investigation.
May 1, 2018
The US FAA has published a new emergency airworthiness directive for the inspection of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines, bringing it into line with European safety regulators.
April 23, 2018
Southwest Airlines expects more flight cancellations this week as it continues inspections of Boeing 737 engines of the type involved in last week’s fatal incident.
April 20, 2018
The US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency have issued emergency airworthiness directives requiring operators to inspect fan blades on older CFM56-7B engines within 20 days.
April 18, 2018
The US Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks requiring inspections of CFM56 engines of the type involved in the Southwest Airlines flight WN1380 explosion on Wednesday.
July 11, 2017
The US FAA is investigating an incident at San Francisco airport last week where an Air Canada aircraft appeared to attempt a landing on a taxiway.
March 22, 2017
The US FAA predicted sustained and continued growth in its Aerospace Forecast Report for 2017 to 2037 as the US airline industry marked its seventh consecutive year of profitability.
March 9, 2017
The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded certification to Boeing’s 737 MAX 8, clearing it for commercial service.