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Congress Investigating Eclipse Aviation

Monday, July 14, 2008 — David Evans

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But won’t say why the company is under scrutiny The saga of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) looking the other way continues. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has asked the Department of Transportation Inspector General (DOT/IG) to investigate Eclipse Aviation. The company’s Eclipse EA500 ultra-light business jet was the subject of a 12 June […]

Accidents and Incidents 7/12

Saturday, July 12, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (6 July – 12 July 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 6 July Copenhagen, DENMARK Norwegian Air-operated Boeing 737-300 Air Shuttle made an emergency landing after one of its engines malfunctioned. 120 Uninjured Norwegian Air Shuttle spokeswoman Anne Grete Ellingsen says there was an indication of high oil […]

Agency’s Oversight of Airline Safety Under Scrutiny

Monday, July 7, 2008 — David Evans

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The inspector general of the Department of Transportation (DOT/IG) is delving into the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) maintenance oversight system, which in many cases allows airlines to self-report problems. FAA oversight of the airlines was severely criticized in Congressional hearings last April, where various mid-level FAA whistleblowers charged the agency with being too cozy with […]

Unsaved – The Deadly Medical Helicopter Accident Record

Monday, July 7, 2008 — David Evans

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On the flight to or from the hospital, one should not run the greater risk of maiming or death. Yet that is precisely the mortal dilemma, based on two fatal accidents involving emergency medical service (EMS) helicopters in June. On the moonless night of 8 June 2008, a Bell 407 helicopter, operated as “Med 12” […]

Accidents and Incidents 7/5

Saturday, July 5, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (29 June – 5 July 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 28 June San Francisco Airborne Inc.-operated Boeing 767 Reg: N799AX The plane caught fire just aft of the cockpit area while the flight crew were preparing to start the engines. The airplane was parked at SFO […]

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