Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil of Brazil has corrected airworthiness directive BR-2021-02-02 for Yabora Industria Aeronautica EMB-135s and -145s, requiring inspection and replacement of main landing gear side arm strut lower bearing, effective Feb. 26, 2021.
EASA has corrected airworthiness directive 2021-0051 for Airbus A380-841s, -842s and -861s, requiring replacement of rudder electrical backup hydraulic actuator and elevator servo control solenoid valves and amending of master minimum equipment list and airplane flight manual, effective March 9, 2021.
EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-0058 for Saab 340Bs, requiring replacement of emergency cabin lighting circuit breaker 2ln, effective March 15, 2021.
EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-0059 for Fokker F28 Mark 0070s and 0100s, requiring inspection of wing front spar lower boom, effective March 16, 2021.
EASA has issued proposed airworthiness directive 21-033 for Airbus A320 family, requiring inspection of windshields, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued.
EASA has issued safety information bulletin 2018-04R2 regarding environmentally assisted cracking in certain aluminum alloys.
Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2021-07 for Airbus Canada A220-100s and -300s, implementing time limits and maintenance checks under airworthiness limitations, effective March 16, 2021.
During China’s seven-day Spring Festival of 2021, air passenger trips decreased by 72% from the pre-COVID same period in 2019, with average passenger load factor 58%. Total daily flights, both domestic and international, decreased 58% from 2019. But cargo flights increased significantly, with cargo flights to Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan more than double their pre-COVID levels.
On March 1, the head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency and the head of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic in the northern Caucasus held a working meeting, which discussed prospects for development of air traffic in Kabardino-Balkariya. In particular, the meeting discussed plans to modernize the infrastructure of the airport in Nalchik and possibly resume international flights.
A listing of airworthiness directives and bulletins from around the world.