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…

Air France-KLM will offer free flights for all official partners involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral

In a statement, Air France-KLM pledged support for the rebuilding of the ancient cathedral. The company said: “All Air France and Air France-KLM teams around the world have been deeply affected and saddened since yesterday.” In an effort to help restore the symbol of French history, the airline group announced that it would “provide free transport…

FAA says Boeing 737MAX second software update is ‘operationally suitable‘

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released its initial review of Boeing’s update to its 737 Max anti-stall software suspected of contributing to two fatal plane crashes, calling it “operationally suitable.” The draft report from the FAA’s Flight Standardization Board recommends that pilots take additional computer-based training for the MCAS automated flight system. While Boeing initially…