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Carbon Trading Hits Airline Industry

Carbon Trading Hits Airline Industry

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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The aviation industry is now facing direct actions to abate the growing effects of climate change. The implications for the industry are profound: fewer flights with more passengers, higher ticket prices to offset the costs...

2011 ‘Most Wanted’ List Still a Pig in Lipstick

2011 ‘Most Wanted’ List Still a Pig in Lipstick

Friday, July 1, 2011

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The “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements has been upgraded to reflect a more contemporary appearance, but no effort has been devoted to making the list more effective. Result: recommendations deemed especially critical languish on...

No Trash, No Crash

No Trash, No Crash

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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By James Hall Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Two years ago the world was amazed when US Airways Flight 1549 landed safely in the Hudson River after striking a flock of...

Beware The Icing Hazards Masked By Average Droplet Size, Scientists Warn

Beware The Icing Hazards Masked By Average Droplet Size, Scientists Warn

Friday, June 24, 2011

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Expansion of the icing envelope for aircraft certification purposes, as proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will not cover all the icing conditions likely to be encountered by an airplane during its service life....

Further Comment on Proposed Training Standards Invited

Further Comment on Proposed Training Standards Invited

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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In laying out revised training requirements, the FAA appears to be clarifying some issues while slipping, sliding and reducing many training needs. Using the perverse logic of cost-benefit, if there were no accidents the need...

Accidents & Incidents 05.22.11 – 05.31.11

Tue, Jul 5, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 05.22.11 – 05.31.11

Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 28 May Atlanta GA Delta Air Lines MD-88 Reg: N941DL Aircraft’s landing gear apparently caught fire during a rough landing. 4 Minor 46 Uninjured Aircraft sustained substantial damage Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 23 May Monument Valley UT Air […]

Airbus Envisions a New Supersonic Transport Plane With Rocket-Like Performance

Wed, Jun 22, 2011 — David Evans

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Airbus Envisions a New Supersonic Transport Plane With Rocket-Like Performance

The notion of supersonic airline flight keeps popping up, like a perennial weed. The latest concept comes from Airbus, which envisions of all things an eco-friendly supersonic jet that will fly 100 passengers at hypersonic speeds. The Airbus concept for such an airplane was revealed at the Paris Air Show, to great excitement among the […]

Accidents & Incidents 05.15.11 – 05.21.11

Mon, Jun 20, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 05.15.11 – 05.21.11

Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 17 May Denver CO Great Lakes Airlines-operated Beechcraft 1900D Reg: N218YV Aircraft’s left main landing gear collapsed as the airplane was turning off the runway. 11 Uninjured Aircraft sustained minor damage. Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 16 May Atqasuk […]

Airbus Develops Back-Up Speed & Altitude Displays

Thu, Jun 9, 2011 — David Evans

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Airbus Develops Back-Up Speed & Altitude Displays

If the pitot probes on Air France flight 447 were clogged with ice, and that condition set in motion the sequence that led to the crash in the Atlantic of the airplane, the accident raises the question of independent redundancy and whether or not a different method of measuring speed ought not be substituted for […]

Accidents & Incidents 05.08.11 – 05.14.11

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 05.08.11 – 05.14.11

Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 11 May Louisville KY Vision Airlines Dornier 328-120 Reg: N328MX Aircraft declared an emergency after experiencing hydraulic problems. 21 Uninjured Aircraft sustained minor damage. 14 May Los Angele CA US Airways A321-231 Reg: N540UW Aircraft was holding on a taxiway when debris from another aircraft struck […]

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