Regulations and Government

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September 22, 2022, 1:10 PM

UK Investigating Challenger Uncommanded Flap Deployment

An uncommanded flap deployment above the maximum flaps-extended speed on a Challenger 604 has resulted in several recommendations by the UK AAIB.

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British Business and General Aviation Association CEO Mark Bailey next to open door on business jet
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:45 PM
The aviation services sector needs a UK trade body to be more effectively represented, according to the British Business and General Aviation Association.
Sustainable aviation fuel
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:28 PM
In the run-up to a triennial ICAO meeting, business aviation groups have released policy principles to guide long-term carbon emissions reductions.
cross-control stall on flight display
Sep 23, 2022 - 10:38 AM
The FAA's decades-old thinking on spin training needs a new approach.
Bombardier Challenger 604
Sep 22, 2022 - 1:10 PM
An uncommanded flap deployment above the maximum flaps-extended speed on a Challenger 604 has resulted in several recommendations by the UK AAIB.
UTAir Boeing 737-800 operating on airport taxiway
Sep 22, 2022 - 9:12 AM
Russian authorities have asked for consultations with local airlines over the possible purchase of Western airplanes that remain in Russia.
 Rep. Garrett Graves (R-Louisiana), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Washington), and GAMA v-p government affairs Paul Feldman sit onstage during a Honeywell Air Mobility Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2022.
Sep 21, 2022 - 1:03 PM
Congressional leaders agreed that the FAA must be prepared to address AAM soon and plan to provide 'clear direction' in the upcoming reauthorization bill.
Cessna Citation CJ3 charred on Tri-Cities Airport runway following a gear-up or gear-collapse landing and subsequent fire
Sep 21, 2022 - 11:21 AM
A Cessna Citation CJ3 was destroyed in a post crash fire following a gear-up or gear-collapse landing at a Washington Airport. All 10 aboard escaped.
A DJI Mavic Mini drone inflight at Minna, Niger state, Nigeria.
Sep 20, 2022 - 12:43 PM
The FAA has delayed requirements for unmanned aircraft systems to have remote ID systems to Dec 16, 2022.
partial side view of business jet
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:27 AM
Baldwin Safety & Compliance has integrated NASA Aviation Safety Report System (ASRS) capabilities into its Baldwin safety reporting module.
An Ethiopian Airlines 737-800 uploads fuel at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Sep 20, 2022 - 7:52 AM
During an investigation into the August 15 incident in which both Ethiopian Airlines pilots fell asleep during a flight, the captain has resigned.