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FAA Grounds Boeing 737-9 Fleet Following Alaska Airlines Incident

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the temporary grounding of certain Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft following an incident on an Alaska Airlines flight. The grounding affects 171 aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. “The FAA is requiring immediate inspections of certain Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes before… 

FAA Restores Mexico’s Category 1 Safety Rating

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In a significant development, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reinstated Mexico’s aviation safety rating to Category 1. This pivotal move comes after over two years of rigorous collaboration between the civil aviation authorities of Mexico and the US.

FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%

  • 9 min read

A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.

FAA reminds passengers of policy on carriage of lithium battery-powered devices

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with other federal agencies and organizations to remind airline passengers that electronic smoking devices like vaporizers (vapes) and e-cigarettes are considered hazardous materials when transported on aircraft. Electronic smoking devices contain lithium batteries that pose a fire risk. Passengers are allowed to bring the devices… 

New FAA SAFO Highlights Vulnerabilities in Lithium Battery Supply Chain

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The FAA has issued a new SAFO cautioning airlines to confirm Hazardous Materials compliance of lithium battery shipments.

The SAFO specifically names Braille Battery, which manufactures lithium batteries which power racing cars.

The FAA warns that Braille have failed to show proof of compliance to Hazardous Materials Regulations for air transport.

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