Friday, July 1, 2011
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...
Friday, June 24, 2011
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....
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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...
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 — David Evans
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 […]
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 — David Evans
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 […]
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 — David Evans
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 […]
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 — David Evans
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 […]
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 — David Evans
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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