Welcome to another Weekly Check! Below you will find subjectively chosen top stories from last week which means period from 21-28 July! Are you curious about what’s happened last days in aviation world?
New FAA administrator
After few months of growing up doubts (after 2 x 737MAX crashes) about equitable functioning of FAA(Federal Aviation Administration), USA Senate has just set the new head of US Aviation Authority. Stephen Dickson, former Delta Airlines executive will take this role. After many years as a Vice-Director in Flight Operations department, one of the largest US carrier – his next mission will be bringing back the faith and trust to the public about flying safety.
Last works on Bejing Daxing Airport
New giant, eye-catching Chinese Airport had his first official full–scale rehearsal. The purpose of this test was to check operational readiness and eliminate possible problems. The whole test took 6 hours and involved 6000 people. Located 46 km south of downtown airport is scheduled to inaugurate on the 30th of September this year.
Boeing 737 MAX production line endangered cut off
Following the Boeing statement about its 2Q2019 earnings, global media is likely missing the fact that it’s more and more unclear if this aircraft will ever come back to production. According to leehamnews.com there are already some symptoms which seem to confirm that alarming news, including the last Southwest Airlines statement in which they declared, that 737MAX won’t be back in service before 5th of January 2019.
British Airways pilots goes to strike!
All holidaymakers should be afraid cause BA pilots want to strike soon. British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) voted in favour of industrial action and it seems like they will disrupt holiday plans thousands of people and start their strike during the summer season.
Amsterdam Schiphol operations interrupt due to fuel problems
An unpleasant surprise waited for all passengers flying from and to Amsterdam. Fault of Aircraft Fuel Supply System in the company that provides fuel on AMS airport caused hundreds of delays and cancelations during Wednesday and Thursday. In total, more than 310 flights were canceled and hundreds more delayed.
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