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Accidents and Incidents 6/28

Saturday, June 28, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (22 June – 28 June 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 28 June San Francisco, CA DHL Boeing 767 Reg: N799AX The aircraft caught fire just aft of the cockpit area while the flight crew was preparing to start the engines.  The airplane was parked at a […]

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Monday, June 23, 2008 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity Eclipse 500 very light jet. Note the straight wing with the small wingtip fuel tanks. Provisional FAA type certification was granted in July 2006. 12 June 2008 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Emergency Airworthiness Directive AD # 2008-13-51 Applicable to all Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 airplanes, a new ultra-light jet, […]

Creative Interpretation’ of Fuel Loading Rules Rampant, Pilots ClaimExtra fuel reserve for flying to

Monday, June 16, 2008 — David Evans

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Airline pilots are being pressured by their companies to minimize the amount of fuel reserves they pump aboard for a flight, resulting in more declarations of an emergency when the exigencies of weather, heavy traffic, and other factors produce approach and landing delays or even diversions. Some pilots believe that current company fuel saving initiatives […]

Numerology and System Safety

Monday, June 16, 2008 — David Evans

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Why the FAA’s guidance for predictive risk assessments doesn’t bear any resemblance to reality By Ira Rimson One winter night during one of the many German air raids on Moscow in World War II, a distinguished Soviet professor of statistics showed up in his local air-raid shelter. He had never appeared there before. “There are […]

Accidents and Incidents 6/21

Sunday, June 15, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (15 June – 21 June 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/ Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 15 June Cairo, Egypt EgyptAir Airbus A320 An EgyptAir plane with 77 passengers on board was forced to carry out an emergency landing at Cairo airport after encountering a technical failure in its right wheels. […]

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