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Human Factors, Maintenance Matters, News
Organizational factors, not an individual mechanic’s actions, are typically to blame for departures from standard procedures, an FAA report says.
by Linda Werfelman
Airport Ops, Flight Ops, Maintenance Matters, News
The AAIB blames insects’ frenzied nest-building for blocking airliners’ pitot/static systems at Heathrow in mid-2021 and warns that the problem is likely to recur.
Maintenance Matters, News, Safety Oversight
A U.S. government oversight agency sees flaws in the FAA’s monitoring of airlines’ assessment and mitigation of safety risks.
Accident Investigation, Maintenance Matters, News
ATSB investigations have found an increased risk of injury for helicopter pilots engaged in operations that make it difficult to use upper torso restraints.
The NTSB cites a wiring problem and malfunctioning antiskid system in a Saab SA-2000’s runway overrun, which killed one passenger.
The NTSB says it found significant wear in parts of the engine of a Bell 407 involved in a fatal Gulf of Mexico crash.
Maintenance Matters, News
Researchers want to learn more about how augmented reality might be used in aviation maintenance.
Accident/Incident Investigation, Maintenance Matters, News
The removable tip of a screwdriver, left in an A320’s engine after maintenance, prompted a rejected takeoff, the ATSB says.
Disbonding in a Cessna 441’s emergency exit door led to rapid depressurization over Western Australia and an emergency descent, the ATSB says.
Unclear maintenance procedures led to an excessive treatment of an A321’s fuel system with biocide, an AAIB report says.