Bek Air probe reveals safety problems

[Ref Flight International Magazine 28Jan – 3Feb 2020] A Bek Air’s Fokker 100s crashed on take-off from Almaty on 27 December, resulting in the enforced suspension of the airline’s operation. Kazakhstan’s civil aviation committee has uncovered a damning list of flaws (“a number of violations”) in Bek Air’s flight operations and maintenance processes, to justify the […]

FAA extends GE90 seal warning

[Ref Flight International Magazine 28Jan – 3Feb 2020] The US Federal Aviation Administration have just issued a second directive, which covers more serial numbers of the seals involved on Boeing 777-300ERs. Operators are being ordered urgently to remove interstage seals from GE Aviation GE90 engines, following an uncontained failure (in October 2020) involving a Thai Airways International-operated […]

Flight Control

[Ref AircraftSystems: Mechanical,electrical,andavionicssubsystemsintegration,Third Edition ISBN: 978-0-470-05996-8] Primary Flight Control Primary flight control in pitch, roll and yaw is provided by (exercised by/achieve by) the control surfaces example Airbus A320: Pitch control (control column moving fore and aft; pushing and pulling) is exercised by four elevators (more than one sections) Roll control (control column moving from side to side; rotating) is provided […]

Why aerodromes need to be certified?

[Ref AVIA4022 handout] Reason 1 : Requirements in ICAO Annex 14 States shall certify aerodromes to ensure safety, regularity and efficiency for international operations. Reason 2 : Requirements in Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 The Air Navigation (Hong Kong) Order 1995 requires aircraft flying for the purpose of public transport of passengers to take off or land at […]