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‘Something broke in the system’: Air navigation outages have become more frequent in the United States – Reuters

Thus, two planes almost collided on the runway of New York airport: the Boeing 737 was about to take off when the Boeing 777 crossed the runway in front of it at a distance of only 300 meters, reports the New York Times. In Honolulu, a Boeing 777 crossed a runway where a Cessna Caravan had landed. Cessna stopped just 350 yards away. Boeing 767 landing in Austin I had to make an emergency U-turn for the second circle, as the Boeing 737 was still accelerating along the runway it was to land on…

In a separate line, experts point to the message that in mid-December last year, after taking off from the Hawaiian Islands, the Boeing 777 suddenly lost altitude, and the pilots managed to level the plane when only about 300 meters remained on the surface of the ocean. !

  • In general, reports of incidents in American civil aviation appear quite rarely, – comments Sergey Melnichenko, Director General of the International Advisory and Analytical Agency for Flight Safety. – Thanks to a culture of safety, the birth and nurturing of which began decades ago, the United States has built one of the most secure air navigation systems in the world, and flight violations are discovered and analyzed so that measures to eliminate or completely minimize prevent similar events from occurring in the future. And something broke in the system.

As the expert said, against the backdrop of alarming statistics, the acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Billy Nolen, has announced that he wants to hold a security summit next month to discuss the situation. In a memo to his senior leadership, he said he wanted to bring together leaders from all corners of aviation to discuss what some have called “worrying signs of a weakening system.” “A panel of commercial and general aviation executives, labor partners and others will examine which mitigations are working and why others don’t appear to be as effective as before,” Nolen said as quoted by ICAA Aviation Safety. As the FAA chief pointed out, we need to see if there are any indicators of new trends in order to focus on the issues that need to be addressed now. It’s time to look at the data and ask the tough questions, he says.

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