Boeing in conflict with FAA over 727 safety

AeroTime Daily News | January 3, 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States has detected a potentially unsafe condition on the Boeing 727 airplane fuel system, which could result in an explosion. The agency has issued an airworthiness directive, despite the manufacturer’s protests. 
Hong Kong Airlines is potentially greeting 2020 with job cuts, reports South China Morning Post. The carrier aims to reduce costs in order to stay afloat after narrowly avoiding the suspension of its operating license by Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) in December 2019 “in the light of the ongoing financial problems of Hong Kong Airlines Limited (HKA).”
Five minutes after takeoff, an Antonov An-12A of the Sudanese Air Force crashed in Darfur, western Sudan. Eighteen occupants including four children were killed. The plane had just delivered humanitarian aid to residents of El Geneina, a city affected by ethnic violence.

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