A Taiwanese man is facing 5-year prison sentence for live-streaming during taxi and takeoff

A Taiwanese man could be facing serious consequences for violating the Civil Aviation Act after he live-streamed a Mandarin Airlines jet takeoff last week, announced the Civil Aeronautics Administration today. According to the CAA, the passenger used his smartphone to live-stream the taxi and takeoff of Mandarin Airlines Flight #AE365 bound for Penghu on April…

A female passenger of China Southern Airlines has been detained for flipping six coins at a plane for good luck

A passenger was seen on surveillance camera footage throwing coins just before boarding China Southern Airlines flight CZ8427 from Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to Bangkok on Saturday. The airline said on its Weibo microblog account that the woman, a first-time flier, threw the coins to pray for blessings. The coins were…

The FAA has established a Joint Authorities Technical Review to conduct a review of the certification of the automated flight control system on the Boeing 737MAX

Experts from nine civil aviation authorities have confirmed they will participate in the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) that the FAA established earlier this month. The JATR team will conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system. The JATR is chaired by former NTSB Chairman Chris…

After India anti-satellite missile test, debris could put International Space Station at risk

The United States had criticised India over the anti-satellite missile test, calling it unacceptable and incompatible with the future of human space flight. In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry called anti-satellite (ASAT) tests conducted by India a result of the deterioration of the situation in the arms control sphere, caused by US actions. Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that New Delhi…