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Archive | September, 2009

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 — David Evans

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The FAA emulates European action on pitot probes and issues a proposed statement on the danger of overly aggressive control inputs even below design maneuving speed.

An Explanation Is Owed: Why Hasn’t Safety Technology Been Ordered?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 — David Evans

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Recently, additional safety recommendations for helicopter ambulances were piled on top of recommendations issued two years ago. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) can issue recommendations faster than the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can respond. (See Aviation Safety Digest, ‘Despite Recent Recommendations, Helicopter Ambulance Safety Remains an Elusive Enigma’) Here’s a good project for the […]

Despite Recent Recommendations, Helicopter Ambulance Safety Remains an Elusive Enigma

Monday, September 7, 2009 — David Evans

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Despite Recent Recommendations, Helicopter Ambulance Safety Remains an Elusive Enigma

When safety has been shortchanged, shout the alarm louder and to more agencies. That seems to be the strategy of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which issued a battery of 19 recommendations concerning helicopter ambulances on 1 September, adding to four recommendations previously issued to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where promises for action […]

Accidents & Incidents 8.23.09 – 8.31.09

Friday, September 4, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 23 August.

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