Trainee solo pilot falls “unconscious” during flight

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a report into a “serious accident” after a trainee solo pilot from Flight Training Adelaide became “unconscious” for 40 minutes while in the air. The pilot of the Diamond DA40 had set off from Port Augusta Airport and was heading to Parafield Airport. The pilot fell unconscious…

Fiji Airways to become A350 XWB operator

Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer. With its common type rating with the A330 Family, the A350 XWB was the natural…

Boeing didn’t advise airlines and FAA that malfunctioning sensors warning system has been shut off on #737MAX

Boeing did not tell its largest 737MAX customer Southwest Airlines, that a standard safety feature designed to warn pilots about malfunctioning sensors had been deactivated. The safety feature is an alert that lights up in the cockpit if a plane’s angle-of-attack sensors transmit faulty data about the pitch of the plane’s nose. This feature is…

Ethiopian Airlines is considering adding Chinese COMAC C919 aircraft to its fleet

During interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua,Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam said “Our engineers are working with COMAC engineers to evaluate the suitability of C919 passenger planes.” Ethiopian is currently considering adding the C919 planes to its aircraft fleet when the airplanes are ready for sales. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates daily scheduled passenger and cargo flights…