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July 20, 2021

NTSB Holding Hearing On Preventing Turbulence-Related Injuries in Air Carriers

Turbulence Has Caused More Than A Third Of Recent Air Carrier Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board announced its intent to hold a virtual public board meeting Aug. 10, to consider ways to reduce turbulence-related injuries in air carrier operations conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. In recent years turbulence caused more than a third of air carrier accidents. The board will consider a safety research report that details methods to reduce the likelihood of turbulence encounters and identifies best practices and countermeasures to avoid turbulence-related injuries. During the meeting the NTSB’s four board members will vote on investigators' findings and recommendations as well as any changes to the dra

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2021-14-17 Requires Revising The Existing Maintenance Or Inspection Program

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 23, 2021.

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