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An ‘A’ to ‘Z’ of Failures in Service & Failings of Design

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 — David Evans

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An ‘A’ to ‘Z’ of Failures in Service & Failings of Design

With the recent first flight of Boeing’s all-new 787 airliner, the airplane begins a long process of certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), such approval being necessary for the airplane to routinely carry passengers in revenue service. There are huge unknowns about the airplane’s unprecedented use of composites, the heat generated by its electrical […]

Northwest Pilots Assert Loss of Licenses Unjustified

Sunday, January 3, 2010 — David Evans

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Northwest Pilots Assert Loss of Licenses Unjustified

A wealth of material has been released about the pilots of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 overflying their Minneapolis destination because they were distracted in the A320’s cockpit; some of this information will doubtless be used by the administrative law judge in considering the pilots’ appeal of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) action revoking their licenses. […]

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