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Planes and politics | Newsmaker

In this episode of John Hook’s Newsmaker, we’re talking about plane safety and the 2024 election. In the first segment, we’re talking with pilot Adam Silva who knows quite a lot about plane safety and gives his take on the Boeing 737 Max 9 controversy following the Alaska Airlines incident. In the second segment, we’re

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ATSB: Sydney Airport overhauls safety procedures following close proximity event between two Qantas planes

Australian pilots have shared concerns air safety measures have been “significantly eroded” after two Qantas planes nearly flew too close together as a result of miscommunication. Procedures were overhauled at Sydney Airport after the “close proximity event” between the two 737s at Sydney Airport on April 29, 2023. Australian Transport Safety Bureau were called into

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What is wrong with Boeing 737 Max-9 planes?

A few weeks on from a terrifying mid-air incident on a Boeing plane, airline executives, aviation experts and whistleblowers have raised concerns about safety practices at the manufacturer. In footage which horrified the world, a door plug suddenly blew off an Alaska Airline flights from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California several minutes into its journey

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US approves inspection program for Boeing planes

NEW YORK CITY: US regulators approved a detailed inspection framework that would allow the return to service of Boeing 737 MAX planes grounded after an emergency landing earlier this month, officials said Wednesday. Shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced inspection protocols on the Boeing 737 MAX 9, United Airlines said it expects grounded

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US FAA inspected 40 Boeing MAX planes

NEW YORK CITY: US air safety regulators have completed inspections on 40 grounded 737 MAX planes, authorities said on Wednesday, in an update that did not specify when the aircraft would return to service. The inspections are part of the process the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using to set protocols before the jets are

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Airbus scores record 2,094 planes ordered

PARIS: European planemaker Airbus said on Thursday it secured 2,094 net plane orders last year, a record for the group as airlines prepare for further global passenger growth and seek out more fuel-efficient planes. The company also said that despite persistent supply chain problems, it delivered 735 jets to clients last year, beating its own

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FAA warns parents to stop holding babies in their laps on planes amid fears infants could be SUCKED OUT of aircraft if more doors blow off commercial airlines

Experts are warning parents not to put infants on their laps when flying after a panel blew off on an Alaska Airlines plane at 16,000 feet. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said if an infant were sitting on their parent’s lap near the window, they would have been swept out

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Loose components found on 737 MAX planes

BOEING: United and Alaska Airlines both reported on Monday that loose hardware had been discovered on some of their Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes during preliminary inspections after a dramatic mid-flight incident last week. The disclosures come as US federal transportation inspectors continued to probe what caused a so-called door plug component to blow out

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