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Standards for passenger evacuation from aircraft not upated finds USA audit.

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The current standard is to demonstrate that the aircraft can be evacuated by all passengers in 90 seconds using half the exits. There have been increasing number of evacuations where it has been observed that the pasengers were carrying their personal belogings or delaying the evacuation to collect their belongings.The test scenario is conducted with motivated volunteers who have been briefed on the scenario. However a real evacuation with changing passenger profile will present different challenges.FAA largely updates its evacuation standards only after accidents, and its last update that was based on an accident occurred in 1991. FAA also has not conducted sufficient research on passenger behaviors and seat dimensions to determine how they affect evacuation standards. Furthermore, FAA does not collect comprehensive data from evacuations or data from aircraft model certifications to identify emerging risks and needs for regulation updates.Read the full report here FAA’s Process for U…

Inappropriate response by the first officer, probable cause of Atlas Air accident

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PILOTS WHO FLEW WITH DISCREDITED EXAMINER FACE REEXAMINATION

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AOPA reports "Several hundred pilots may be affected by the decision to reexamine airmen who took practical tests from Michael A. Puehler of Cincinnati. The FAA said the action was needed to “ensure that these individuals meet the standards” to hold their certificates and ratings." https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/july/30/pilots-who-flew-with-discredited-examiner-face-reexamination

In-flight face mask brawl seriously disrupts KLM flight from Amsterdam to Ibiza

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KLM release"This Friday an incident occurred on board of KL1495 from Amsterdam to Ibiza. Two passengers misconducted themselves in a violent and brutal way. The pilot informed the local authorities and upon arrival, both passengers were arrested. The flight safety was not compromised during the flight"

A gentleman gives life & wings to a baby parrot from the egg, destiny!

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Mother Parrot died, leaving behind an unhatched egg. This gentleman rescued the baby parrot from the egg and grew him further.
What a journey of life..!!!

Thai Airways B-747 carries out emergency manoeuvre after descending too low, April 2018

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Read the full report

On April 11, 2018, around 23:52 JST, a Boeing 747-400, registered HS-TGX, operated by Thai Airways International Public Co., ltd. as a scheduled flight 660 for Tokyo International Airport, executed a go-around as an emergency operation to avoid crash into the ground in approach to Runway 16L when the aircraft descended to 282' and 3 nautical miles to touchdown at Haneda airport. The B-747 was almost 600' below the descend profile.
The aircraft thereafter requested an approach to land on Runway 22 and landed on Runway 22 around 00:04 on the following day. There were 384 persons onboard, consisting of the PIC, 18 flight crew members and 365 passengers. No one was injured and there was no damage to the Aircraft.

Probable cause
In this serious incident, it is probable that the Aircraft maneuvered an emergency operation to avoid crash into the ground because it came close to the ground surface in approach to Runway 16L at Tokyo International Airport. It…

Boeing 737 MAX design changes Now Available for Early Public Review

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8/3/2020Boeing 737 MAX AD NPRM Now Available for Early Public ReviewToday, the FAA sent a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive (AD)(PDF) to the Office of the Federal Register for publication. The NPRM proposes mandating a number of design changes to address an identified unsafe condition. When the NPRM publishes in the Federal Register, a 45 day public comment period will begin. The FAA is posting the NPRM on its website today to enable the public to begin review early. The FAA will also be placing the Preliminary Summary of the FAA’s Review of the Boeing 737 MAX(PDF) in the docket to assist with the review of the proposed AD.

Now PIA cabincrew also to undergo Breath analyzer test

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Reported by Dawn newspaper 02 Aug 2020 The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made it compulsory for its cabin crew to take a breathalyser test to know how much alcohol they have in their blood before they are permitted to board the flight. In a directive issued by the PIA’s medical division, which has come into effect immediately, all the cabin crew must undergo medical check-up.It said all the operating cabin crews are required to undergo the test before operating flights on a “must basis”. The move came after the Civil Aviation Authority took notice of smoking in the cockpit and the cabin and issued directives to ensure enforcement of SOPs about smoking in the aircraft. https://www.dawn.com/news/1572231/breathalyser-test-now-a-must-for-pia-cabin-crew