Categories: General
      Date: Jun 12, 2014
     Title: MIRCE Science Functionability Events

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30 November 2017: Mobile App For Light Maintenance

The Hong Kong carrier, which is a recipient of HAECO Hong Kong’s light maintenance services for its Boeing 777-300 fleet, will use the Mobile Mechanic application and system frm today. Mobile Mechanic, developed with U.S.-based asset management and logistics software specialist Ultramain, will be introduced across the business immediately and utilised by airline customer Cathay Pacific. Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering (HAECO Hong Kong) has rolled out a new mobile application into its light maintenance operations at Hong Kong International Airport as part of its strategy for a paper-free operation. This application will allow technicians to access electronic task cards, receive job assignments, create non-routine task cards as well as sign off task cards electronically through mobile devices. The devices will also allow Cathay Pacific access to real-time monitoring of specific job statuses while helping users plan maintenance tasks more effectively. HAECO Hong Kong estimates that the introduction of the app will save 640,000 sheets of paper annually for the airline, which it handles an estimated 1,000 light maintenance checks for annually. Both parties are already looking to extend the application’s reach, with plans to cover Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A330 fleet in the first half of next year.

29 November 2017: USAF Grounds T-6 Trainers After Hypoxia-Like Events

After five pilots reported physiological episodes with hypoxia-like symptoms while flying, the U.S. Air Force has grounded the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II training aircraft at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, The Air Force’s 71st Flying Training Wing enacted an “operational pause” of T-6 flying operations on Nov. 15.  In each case, the aircraft’s backup oxygen system operated as designed and the pilots followed the correct procedures, landing safely. The Air Force is investigating the incidents at Vance and has not yet identified a specific root cause. The events were reported as “physiological events with hypoxia-like symptoms.”

20 November 2017: SpaceX Classified Zuma Launch Delayed Until At Least December

On 11 November SpaceX completed a routine Falcon 9 static fire test for the mission, referred to as Zuma, in advance of a planned Nov. 15 launch from KSC Launch Complex 39A. That day, the flight was delayed to Nov. 16 “to take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer,” SpaceX said. That evening SpaceX postponed the launch indefinitely for additional data review, which remains ongoing. At the same time, the Eastern Test Range shut down for annual maintenance on Nov. 20 and will reopen on Dec 1. Just one flight is currently on the range schedule for 2018, a SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station, in early December. The resupply flight for NASA will be the first from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the pad on Sept. 1, 2016, during fueling for a routine pre-flight engine firing. The accident claimed a $200 million Israeli communications satellite and heavily damaged what was at the time SpaceX’s only Florida launch site. SpaceX began flying from a second site, KSC’s 39A, in February 2017.

13 November 2017: First Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Now In Storage

The first-ever Airbus A380 entered storage in Tarmac Aerosave’s facilities, at its Tarbes,  Lyon, France.  The aircraft, bearing serial number MSN 03, entered service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines.  Tarmac said that if the owner cannot transition the aircraft to a new customer, a period that usually takes about seven months, t will consider dismantling the aircraft for parts. Some owners retire a serviceable aircraft to benefit from its being worth more than the sum of its parts. Repainted white, as required for “transition” aircraft, the A380 may receive a new livery and a new cabin interior. Tarmac Aerosave says it has the right skills and approvals for the latter job, but not enough technicians. Anticipating the need to accommodate the Airbus A380, the size and weight of which require specific handling, Tarmac Aerosave started work on extending the Tarbes storage areas at the beginning of 2017.

31 October 2017: Broken F-35 Parts Take Six Months To Fix, Government Accountability Office Finds

GAO conducted the performance audit from October 2016 to October 2017 and concluded that, “If a part on one of the U.S. military’s growing fleet of 250 F-35s fails, it takes about six months for the depots to repair it—twice the program’s objective, a key government watchdog has found.”  The Pentagon does not have enough capacity to repair F-35 parts in a timely manner because the establishment of repair capabilities at the military depots is six years behind schedule. These capabilities were planned to be completed by 2016, but some have now been delayed until 2022, according to the watchdog. In addition, GAO found that a shortage of spare parts in the F-35 supply chain is leading to low readiness levels. From January through August 7, 2017, prime contractor Lockheed Martin reported that F-35s were unable to fly because they were awaiting parts on average about 22% of the time—more than double the Pentagon’s objective of 10%, according to the report.

18 September 2017: Golf Ball Sized Hailstones force EasyJet Flight into Emergency Landing

EasyJet flight EZY6812 from Glasgow to Split diverted to Ljubljana due to adverse weather over Split. The freak hail storm occurred as the flight to Split attempted to land at the Croatian city's airport I n the morning. The pilot was forced to abandon the landing, taking the plane steeply up, leaving passengers screaming and some being physically sick. The flight rerouted to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where it waited for the storm to pass before heading to Croatia. When the plane finally landed in Split, hailstones the size of golf balls could be seen on the runway.

15th August 2017: Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System

Ten spacecraft, from various European Space Agency research programmes felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event. ESA scientists working on Mars Express were looking forward to investigating the effects of the close encounter of Comet Siding Spring on the Red Planet’s atmosphere on 19 October 2014, but instead they found what turned out to be the imprint of a solar event. While this made the analysis of any comet-related effects far more complex than anticipated, it triggered one of the largest collaborative efforts to trace the journey of an interplanetary ‘coronal mass ejection’, CME, from the Sun to the far reaches of the outer Solar System. Although Earth itself was not in the firing line, a number of Sun-watching satellites near Earth had witnessed a powerful solar eruption a few days earlier, on 14 October. The measurements give an indication of the speed and direction of travel of the CME, which spread out over an angle of at least 116º to reach Venus Express, shown that From an initial maximum of about 1000 km/s estimated at the Sun, a strong drop to 647 km/s was measured by Mars Express three days later, falling further to 550 km/s at Rosetta after five days. This was followed by a more gradual decrease to 450–500 km/s at the distance of Saturn a month since the event. The data also revealed the evolution of the CME’s magnetic structure, with the effects felt by spacecraft for several days, providing useful insights on space weather effects at different planetary bodies. The signatures at the various spacecraft typically included an initial shock, a strengthening of the magnetic field, and increases in the solar wind speed.   Source: ESA Space News 15th August 2017.

18 June 2017: Malfunction of a Chinese Satellite

The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center  carrying the Chinasat-9A satellite. The satellite carries a Ku-band payload and was planned to operate from 92 degrees east in GEO. Early Monday, the Chinese officials announced that the third stage of the rocket malfunctioned, leaving the satellite in a lower orbit than planned. No additional details about the satellite’s orbit are provided, but it has been confirmed that the satellite had deployed its solar panels and was functioning normally.

18 June 2017:  SpaceX Postponed the Launch of a Bulgarian Communications Satellite

SpaceX announced that it was delaying the Falcon 9 launch of Bulgarian communications satellite , BulgariaSat-1, previously scheduled for 19th June, until at least Friday to replace a valve in the rocket’s payload fairing. SpaceX said that, despite the delay in this launch from Florida, it was still targeting a Sunday launch of 10 Iridium Next satellites on a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

1 June 2017: United Faces Penalty for operating an airworthy B787

The FAA is prepared to fine United Airlines up to $435,000 for allegedly operating a Boeing 787 that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA says that the aircraft was operated 23 times after United mechanics failed to inspect a new fuel pump pressure switch. The penalty may seem harsh for a single oversight, but FAA fines are usually negotiated down. In 2015, for instance, Southwest Airlines paid close to  $3 million to settle an enforcement action in which the FAA had originally sought $12 million. In that case, the offending repair work was carried out by a third party, Aviation Technical Services,  while the maintenance company had to pay its own fine, Southwest, in the words of the FAA, "was responsible for ensuring that procedures were properly followed." Two years earlier, American Airlines paid $24 million to settle a record fine for maintenance violations, which makes the recent United penalty seem fairly trivial. The previous United maintenance violation flagged by the FAA was settled for $42,500 in December 2015. Fines and certificate revocations were typically imposed for regulatory violations concerning maintenance, flight operations, record-keeping and drug testing. According the FAA’s database, in 2015 there were roughly 400 enforcement actions against airlines, maintenance organisations and other aviation service providers. It is the job of FAA to ensure that the "Maintaining the highest levels of safety depends on operators whose job is to closely follow all applicable rules and regulations.

29 May 2017: British Airways’ IT Meltdown

British Airways has experienced an IT problem that has essentially shut down its London Heathrow and Gatwick operations over the weekend. This “glitch” affected over 7500 passengers.BA seems to believe, the IT failure was caused by a power surge.  The timing for such a public fiasco could hardly have been worse, as UK bank holiday weekend when thousands of people who were anticipating a break, perhaps lying on a sunbed, instead ended up lying on overcroweded an airport floor. All those images of frustrated, stranded passengers, horrific queues and piles of bags come as the US airlines are under a fierce spotlight for their customer service disasters. For many fliers and lawmakers, the BA meltdown will only confirm their belief that airlines will only give proper customer service when they are compelled to by regulation. BA’s IT failure, coupled with what seems to have been a related difficulty in communicating to affected passengers timely information on the situation and their options, will lead most passengers to believe the one thing they have going for them is the European Union’s consumer compensation rules. For good reason, airlines have concerns about these rules and the pressure they put on carriers. But an incident like the BA failure means the EU rules will likely stay firm – perhaps even be bolstered.

29 May 2017: Irkut MC-21 Makes First Flight

Russian passenger plane, Irkut MC-21-300 was rolled out on June 8, 2016. The aircraft type is available in two versions—the -200 and -300—which seat 132 and 163, respectively, in a standard two-class layout, or a 165 and 211 in high-capacity configuration.  Without prior notice, MC-21-300 took off from Irkutsk Aviation Plant for a 30-minute sortie, flying at an altitude of 1,000 m, at 300 km/hr. As is traditional with first flights, the aircraft’s undercarriage remained down throughout the flight. The flight plan included checking of in-flight stability and controllability both of the aircraft as a whole and of its Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engine. During the flight a simulated landing approach was performed, followed by a flight over the runway, climbing and turning. The aircraft manufacture sais that having the widest fuselage diameter in its category will give passengers new levels of "living space," as well as making it easier for crews to operate service trolleys during flight, with the wider aisle also helping shorten airport turnarounds. Among advanced construction techniques, the MC-21-300 has a wing made of polymer composites that is cured in an oven, rather than the more normal autoclave, a world first for an airliner and a path that considerably reduces costs. Composites make up more than 30% of the total aircraft design. It is expected that the aircraft will have direct operational costs that will be 12%-15% lower than its competitors. The company has 175 firm orders for the type so far.

8 March 2017: Elevator Malfunctions In MD-83’s Rejected Takeoff

Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. Based on a preliminary report by the NTSB, flight data recorder (FDR) information showed that the pilots continued accelerating for 5 sec. with no pitch change, until reaching a speed of 166 kt., before initiating a rejected takeoff procedure. The aircraft traveled 1,000 ft. past the end of the runway, coming to rest in a field where the 109 passengers and seven crewmembers evacuated, using escape slides. One passenger received a minor injury. The NTSB said the forward right slide did not deploy correctly. Ameristar’s chief pilot, was acting as pilot-in-command and providing “differences training” to the pilot-flying in the left seat. Both pilots had the correct type ratings and thousands of hours in DC-9-type aircraft. A strong headwind with right crosswind component was blowing at the time of takeoff, from 260 deg. at 35 kt., gusting to 50 kt. According to investigators, a post-accident examination revealed that the cockpit controls moved normally; however, upon inspecting the elevator assembly on the tail, investigators found the right side to be jammed. The cause was a bent linkage to a control tab on the trailing edge of the right elevator, which prevented the elevator from moving from to the nose-up position. The left side of the split elevator functioned normally. Data from previous flights showed both elevators operating normally. One possible cause the NTSB will investigate is whether strong winds may have damaged the elevator while the aircraft was parked after arriving March 6 in Ypsilanti. According to Weather Underground, winds were gusting to 25 kt. March 6, to 35 kt. March 7, and to 50 kt. March 8.

22 February 2017: GPS Sensors Data For Forecasting Dangerous Solar Storms

Spurred by a growing awareness that today’s worldwide web of power and data links is vulnerable to extreme space-weather events, the U.S. milspace-sensor network that has designed to help the Air Force gauge the effects of the space weather may have on spacecraft operations, the U.S. government has released their environmental information, collected with national-security spacecraft, The released GPS historical dataset is likely to be of value to scientists studying how Earth’s magnetic field interacts with the solar wind and to engineers developing radiation-hardened avionics to extend the total ionizing dose spacecraft can withstand over a service life of 15 years or more. The radiation sensors on the nation’s GPS satellites, which operate in mid Earth orbit where radiation trapped by the planet’s magnetic field—the Van Allen belts—is most intense. The charged particles there can cause havoc with the microcircuitry that makes spacecraft computers and other avionics operate. The sensors measure and record the energy and intensity of electrons, protons and other charged particles in six orbital planes about 12,600 mi. above the surface The network records 92 measurements per day. As more and more satellites are using solar-electric propulsion to place their platforms in geostationary orbit, the avionics will be spending more time in the high-radiation regions of mid earth orbit as they progress upward.  It is quite possible that the technology for refueling and maintaining operational spacecraft will increase the demand for longer avionics service life in space. This data also may help space-weather forecasters predict a much more serious Solar storms, like a Carrington Event that took place in 1859 and disabled the U.S. telegraph system, named after the British astronomer who observed the coronal mass ejection that triggered it. Unquestionably a similar event today could be detrimental to the world’s wired economy. There is a clear recognition within Mirce-mechanics reaserch community that the tightly interconnected global communication and data networks are vulnerable to severe damage, if a high-intensity solar storm scores a direct hit on Earth. Hence, it is necessary for the operators of power grids and satellites to take all possible steps to mitigate the effects of the transient events, by understanding them and then designing systems in the way to tolerate such devastating events.

19 February 2017: SpaceX Launches Tenth ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX successfully launched its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission,  marking a historic shift from government to commercial launches from Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at 9:39 a.m., delivering the Dragon cargo capsule to a preliminary orbit about 10 min. after launch. The Dragon then deployed its solar arrays and began firing its thrusters to guide it toward the International Space Station (ISS) through a series of orbits. The Falcon 9 first stage successfully landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral. The launch was delayed for one day after SpaceX identified an issue with an actuator in the backup thrust-vector control system used to maneuver the second-stage engine. SpaceX engineers replaced the entire thrust-vector control actuator, and tested it successfully before the launch. Dragon is expected to reach the space station Feb. 22. When it arrives, NASA astronauts, Pesquet and Kimbrough will use the station's 17.6-meter robotic arm to snag the Dragon , and berth it to the Earth-facing port on the station's Harmony module. Over the course of the Dragon's 29-day stay, the crew will unload the spacecraft and reload it with cargo before sending it back down to Earth. It will splash down off the coast of Baja, California, in the Pacific Ocean. 489.5 lb of cargo including supplies for the ISS crew, vehicle hardware, spacewalk equipment, exercise equipment, computer resources and Russian hardware. Other payloads include a sensor to monitor lightning around the world and two medical research studies – one on stem cells and another studying immunological disease.

26 January 2017: Simplified Technical English – “Revolutionary” Issue 7

According to Orlando Chiarello, Chairman of the Chairman, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group, STEMG  “Issue 7 is the result of an extensive work of almost four years, six STEMG meetings, and passionate discussions, which, however, has led to an extraordinary result now visible and available to all. We at the STEMG consider this Issue as "historic" and "revolutionary" for the importance of contents. The specification incorporates all feedback we had in recent years from the users but especially all the valuable suggestions from academic professionals, linguists, writers and translators.We have not changed the STE but we worked on "simplification" and "explanation" of its writing rules (something never done before). The rules are reduced from 65 to 53 grouping some of them and removing all redundancies. We gave each rule a clear exposition of explanatory texts and added greatly improved examples. We focused on easy and progressive reading by removing all the previous "jumps" (almost all cross-references are in fact eliminated). This is done to facilitate a clear understanding and ensure more and more correct use of this controlled language. The new graphic layout and the introduction of colors supports this clarity. Although the text is not 100% STE, we standardized the writing style bringing it in line with all the principles of the STE itself. For the dictionary, we reviewed numerous examples that were outdated and no longer in line with technological changes. Where possible, we replaced the aeronautical examples with other more universal. In the sub-title of the cover we finally changed from "maintenance documentation" to technical documentation" so as to make it universally applicable as in fact it already is. Even the new section 7, in which "Warnings, Cautions, and Notes" now reads "Safety Instructions", is also intended for those who write outside the aeronautical field and uses the ANSI and ISO safety standards with other terms such as "danger" , "attention", etc. "(this was also a request of non-aeronautical users). There are many other improvements, but I will not go on further. Now the floor is given to users who will judge whether we have done well or not. But I am confident, with my group, which will be a success. Obviously, the process of improvement continues, and so there will be certainly other edge to make it even better. We have come a long way since that first version of 1986...”

24 January 2017: Lights-Out Error Instigated Southwest Accident at the Nashville International Airport.

An air traffic controller inadvertently turned of taxiway lights in a December 2015 causing an excursion of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 at the Nashville International Airport. The pilots, partially blinded by terminal lights and without the guidance of taxiway centerline and edge lights, exited the pavement during a turn toward the terminal, and came to rest in a drainage ditch, collapsing the nose wheel, and damaging the fuselage and engines. Contributing to the accident was a screen saver function on the touch-screen lighting-control panels in the air traffic control tower, which timed out and went blank after approximately 5 min. of inactivity. The blank screen prevented “the tower controllers from having an immediate visual reference to the status of the airfield lighting,” the NTSB said in its final report on the accident. Nine of 138 passengers and crew on were injured during the evacuation using escape slides, a process that was complicated by the blaring of a “gear unsafe” alarm in the cockpit. The NTSB said the horn “could not be silenced without disabling a circuit breaker or running a checklist procedure for an unrelated scenario.” Due to the distraction caused by the alarm, the pilots did not communicate with flight attendants in the minutes after the excursion and they were unable to contact the pilots through the flight deck through the interphone (it was not powered) or knocking on the door, before starting the evacuation. The evacuation was relatively orderly. However, the flight attendants noted in their written post-incident statements that some passengers took their purses, laptops and backpacks down the escape slide. Investigators found that controllers at the airport routinely shut off the taxiway centerline lights in the areas where the excursion took place, due to complaints from pilots about the brightness of the quartz-halogen bulbs. Controllers shut down the lights on the night of the incident, even though there had been no requests from pilots to do so. About 30 min. before the accident, the controller-in-charge turned off the centerline lights, but also mistakenly turned off the taxiway edge lights in the area. Due to the screen saver function, controllers were then not aware of the status of the lights when the Southwest flight was taxiing to the gate.

16 January 2017: Turkish Boeing 747-400 freighter crashed into a village near Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan

The aircraft was owned and operated by Istanbul-based ACT Airlines and was on final approach  to Bishkek when it crashed, destroying several houses in  a village near Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan. Its registration was TC-MCL, a 747F that first flew in January 2003 and was originally operated by Singapore Airlines Cargo. The flight, TK 6491, was operating from Hong Kong to Bishkek and on to Istanbul. All four crew members were killed. There were differing accounts on the number of people who died on the ground, but at least 30 were killed and more injured. The crew rested for 69 hours in Hong Kong and checked out for the flight to complete the six-hour flight from Hong Kong to Bishkek. The airplane took off with 85,618kg of general cargo loaded safely. There are no faults recorded in the technical log book of the aircraft. Its last C-check was performed Nov. 6, 2015.

14 January 2017: SpaceX Returns To Flight by Deploying Iridium Satellites

The Falcon 9, launched from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg AFB (California), delivered Iridium’s first 10 next-generation communications satellites a 625 km temporary parking orbit. SpaceX is on contract with Iridium to launch at least 70 of the upgraded satellites under a 2010 agreement. Each of the spacecraft has a mass of about 600 kg. When solar panels are deployed, they have a wingspan of 30 ft. Over the coming weeks, they will be tested and exercised. Once they meet requirements, they will be moved into a 780 km operational orbit and begin to provide service and replace existing spacecraft. The mission was critical to SpaceX and to Iridium, whose next-generation constellation is replacing its global communication satellites launched during the 1990s. SpaceX needed to bounce back after a Sept. 1 on-pad explosion destroyed an Israeli communication satellite. A SpaceX investigation found the mishap was caused by pools of liquid or solid oxygen trapped between a bucking aluminum liner and the carbon overwrap in the helium tanks that pressurize the liquid oxygen (LOX) in the single-engine upper stage SpaceX is also now back in the landing business. After delivering the payload into space, the Falcon 9 flipped itself over and lit its engines in a boost-back burn to begin its descent. Then, the rocket employed a re-entry burn to decrease the rate of speed from 2 km per sec. by half. After that, the first stage landing burn slowed the vehicle so it could release its legs for the landing of SpaceX’s on a football-sized barge in the Pacific Ocean. 

9th January 2017: SpaceX delays Launch due to Weather

Bad weather in California prompted SpaceX to delay its planned return to flight until Jan. 14 at the soonest. The company had planned to resume liftoffs on Sunday after finishing its investigation into the spectacular explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket in September 2016 (the rocket and its $195 million payload were destroyed, causing heavy damage to Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral).  Like much of the country, California is getting pounded this weekend by extreme weather with rain and gusty winds are expected to ramp up Sunday, taking aim at California's central coast and the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service. Some areas were expected to receive 10 or more inches of rain over the weekend Hence, the company was forced a delay of the rocket's launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base outside of Los Angeles until at least Jan. 14. The delay comes two days after the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorized SpaceX's Commercial Space Transportation License, allowing it to resume launches. SpaceX launches have been suspended since the last explosion.

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25 December 2016: Hard Landing of Wings Air ATR 72-600 in Indonesia

24th November 2016: The Birth of Airbus 350-1000

2nd November 2016: Weather scrubs SpaceShipTwo glide flight test

2nd November 2016: Uncertain American CF6 Failure Cause

1st November 2014: USAF KC-10 Tanker Loses Refueling Boom In Flight

17th October 2016: Two Chinese Two Astronauts Launched to  New Mini-Station

.4th October 2016: Failed Airbus A320 Actuator Incident Debated By Safety Agencies

4th October 2016: Human Error Behind Air Asia X Diversion

1st October 2016: Difficulties With Fume Investigations of  Ryanair's Boeing 737

30th September 2016: Rosseta's Journey Ends by Controlled Descent to Comet

13th September 2016: metal Fatigue Caused the Uncontained Left Engine Failure

6th September 2016: Confusion Over Power Setting Key Factor In Emirates Crash

5th September 2016 Philae Found!

1st September 2016: SpaceX Pad Explosion

1st September 2016: ANA To Replace Turbine Blades On RR Trent 1000 Engines on 787s

30th August 2016: Joe Sutter, “Father of the B747” Died at 95

28th August 2016:  6 Boeing 787 Grounded for Rolls Royce Engines Inspections

27th August 2016: Power plant’s inlet cowl detached in midair of Boeing 737-700

15th August 2016: RAF Pilot Who Sent A330 Into Plunge With Camera To Be Court-Martialed

8th August 2016: Passengers stranded after Delta flights grounded worldwide

3rd August 2016: Emirates B777 at Dubai landed with Gear Retracted

7th July 2016: Oil System Flaw Caused PW1524G Engine Uncontained Failure

10th June 2016: No ‘Common Thread’ In F-18 Weapons Mishaps

18th May 2016: Disappearance of the Airbus A320 over Mediterranean Sea

15th May 2016: Smoke event involving Airbus A380

17th April 2016: Smoke and fumes event involving Boeing 787, N36962

7th April 2016: Unseen Blast Injuries to the Brain Trauma

19 march 2016: FlyDubai Flight FZ981 Crash Landing Killing 62 People on the Board

1 March 2016: Airbus Fixes for A320neo False Alarms & PW1100G

28 February 2016: SpaceX aborts SES-9 Launch

22 February 2016:  Prohibition of Transport of Lithium-ion Batteries on Passenger Aircraft

29th January 2016: Two Incidents by South Korean Low-Cost-Carriers

.24th  January 2016: Boeing tanker KC-46 passes first midair refueling test

17th January 2016: Falcon 9 Launches Jason-3 Satellite, but Fails the Landing Attempt

12th January 2016: Philae lander fails to respond to last-ditch efforts to wake it up

4th January 2016: Andre Turcat, Captain On Concorde’s First Flight Dies, at 94

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31st December 2015: Rat on Plane Forces Air India Flight to Return to Mumbai

14th December 2015: A member of Air India's ground crew "sucked" into an Aircraft Engine

9th December 2015: HondaJet given final FAA approval

2nd December 2015: Boeing Completed 5 year Fatigue Tests on 787 Airframe

1st December 2015: AirAsia Flight QZ850 Crash Partly due to Faulty Equipment

30th November 2015: Boeing Ends C-17 Production in California

7th November 2015: Airbus A321 In-flight Break-Up in Egypt

1st October 2015: Airbus Replaces First A320neo Test-Aircraft Engine

8 September 2015:  British Airways Boeing 777 Fire Incident in Las Vegas

19 August 2015: Investigators found cause of Ethiopian B787 Fire

16 August 2015: Indonesia’s Trigana Air, ATR 42 Crashed

12 August 2015: American Airlines Repaired Hail-damaged B787

30 July 2015: Dubai Airport Planning Camera-based Debris Detection

29th July 2015: Hail Damaged Boeing 787 returns back to China

22 July 2015: Soyuz Spacecraft with Crew Arrived to ISS

8 July 2015: United Airlines experienced Nation-wide Grounding

5 July 2015: Russian Resupply Spacecraft Docks at ISS

30 June 2015: Man Commits Suicide in Japan Bullet Train

28 June 2015: Space X Falcon 9 exploded after the Launch

15 June 2015: Heavy Fumes in Cabin Force Passengers Out on Wing

11 June 2015: Three ISS Astronauts Safely Landed

1 June 2015: Airbus A310 Prototype Retires After 33 Years

29 May 2015: A400M Crashed by Incorrectly Installed Engine Software

29 May 2015: Falsified Records for Used CFM56 Engine Blades

28 May 2015: Physical Remodelling of International Space Station

25 May 2015: Double Engine Failure of Airbus A330

12 May 2015: 4 hour delays due Transportation Security Administration agents having gone home

10 May 2015: Alonso brake issues caused by visor tear-off

10 May 2015: MA60 Wing Detaches in Runway Excursion

9 May 2015: Airbus A400M Crashes During Test Flight in Spain

30 April 2015: Bird Strike During Flight-test of Airbus A320neo

29 April 2015: Failure of Russian Space Station Resupply Mission

16 April 2015: Throttle Valve Checks after Flawed Falcon 9 Recovery Attempt

6 April 2015: First Great Western train driver takes wrong train & goes wrong way

29 March 2015: Air Canada A320 skidded upon Landing at Halifax

27 March 2015:  American and Russian Astronauts Reach ISS for One Year Stay

24 March 2015: Germanwings A320 Reached Ugly State in French Alps

24 March 2015:  Near Loss of U.K. A330 due to Positioning of Captain’s Personal Camera

23 March 2015:Engineering Judgment Key in 757 Forced Landing In Antarctica

19 March 2015: Lufthansa Technik’s Robot-based Inspection of Engine Components

18 March 2015: 50 Years of Spacewalks

12 March 2015 British Airways Flight Turned Around Because of 'Smelly Poo'

8 March 2015: Troublesome Landing at Bangalore Airport, India.

5 March 2015: Crash of Delta 1086 at LaGuardia  Airport, New York, USA.

4 March 2015: Turkish Airline jet skidded in Nepal.

4 March 2015: ESA experts assess risk from exploded USAF weather satellite

3 March 2015: Alonso to Miss Australian GP on medical advice

2 March 2015: USAF Weather Satellite Explodes After Thermal Spike

1 March 2015: ISS Docking Port Antenna Installations Completed

19 February 2015: NASA delays space station spacewalk because of suit issue

26 January 2015: Airlines Cancelled 1,900 U.S. Flights as Storm Hits Northeast

16 Januray 2015: Beagle-2 lander found on Mars

15 January 2015: Fals Alarm Caused Evacuation of Astronauts in ISS

14 January: Astronauts Forced to Abandon Part of ISS

12 January: SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule Grappled by ISS Astronauts

5 January: Technical problem scrubbed a launch of SpaceX to ISS

1 January 2015 - Space Station Celebrates New Year 16 Times

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 28 December 2014 – AirAsia Airbus A320 crashes in the Java Sea

22 December 2014 - First Delivery of Airbus A350

8 December 2014: Light Jet Crashed near the airport in Washington D.C. Area

5 December 2014: NASA's Orion Spaceship Completed First Test Flight

12 November 2014: Human made Craft landed on Comet

31 October 2014: Virgin Galactiic's Accident

29 October 2014:  Orbital Sciences Antares rocket blew up 10 seconds after liftoff

23 October 2014: SpaceX Dragon capsule's return delayed due to heavy seas

22 October 2014:  218 minutes of Functionability Actions on the International Space Station

18 October 2014: Mitsubishi launches the first Regional Jet

17 October 2014: Spaceplain X-37B landed after a record-setting 675 days in orbit

16 October 2014: Solar Power Channel Repair of the International Space Station

6th August 2014: Europe’s Rosetta Mission First to Rendezvous with Comet

25 July 2014:  MD-83 Wreckage Found in Mali

17 July 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down

14 July 2014: Cause of Fire on Board of F-35A

July 2014: Boeing delivers 1500th Jumbo Jet

30 June 2014: Managing Complexity

23 June 2014: Fire on Board of F-35A

16 June 2014:  Pilot’s Error in Gulfstream’s Hanscom Crash

12 June 2014 - Unfavorable Winds Delay Test Flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Demonstrator

10 June 2014 - Smoke in Russian Module of the International Space Station

17 January 2014: Wrong-Runway Landings of B737

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