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Archive | January, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 12.14.09 – 12.20.09

Thursday, January 28, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 14 December.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Among the noteworthy regulatory actions, the NTSB has published a final rule on accident and incident reporting, covering six cases where operators must submit a report to the NTSB.

Accidents & Incidents 12.07.09 – 12.13.09

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 7-13 December.

Lightning Strike Standards Now Difficult to Discern

Friday, January 15, 2010 — David Evans

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Lightning Strike Standards Now Difficult to Discern

A lightning strike on a glider has implications for Boeing’s new B787, which made its first flight last month. The two occupants of the glider were able to bail out and parachute safely when their composite airframe was shattered by the lightning strike; no such option will be available to the hundreds of occupants of […]

Substitute Ice for Beetle in the Pitot and Air France Crash is Explained

Thursday, January 7, 2010 — David Evans

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The remains of an insect in a pitot tube of a British Airways jetliner may well provide a clue to what happened to Air France Flight 447 when it experienced a loss of control and crashed into the Atlantic in June 2009, killing all 228 persons aboard. The insight comes from a serious incident report […]

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