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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

FAA seeks comments on new pilot certification requirements and issues fuel tank safety directives that can only be described as belated.

‘Call to Action’ Poorly Conceived & Results Are Lackluster

Friday, February 12, 2010 — David Evans

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‘Call to Action’ Poorly Conceived & Results Are Lackluster

The “Call to Action” program is mostly fluff and dubious promises, according to recent testimony to Congress by the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation (DOT/IG). Calvin Scovel, the DOT/IG, testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee 4 Feb, just two days after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its blistering findings regarding the […]

General Industry Laxity Criticized in Wake of Colgan Air Crash

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 — David Evans

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General Industry Laxity Criticized in Wake of Colgan Air Crash

Death: pull back on the yoke, raising the nose, increasing the angle of attack and pushing the airplane into an unrecoverable stall. Life: push the yoke forward, lowering the nose, reducing the angle of attack, increasing airspeed and lift. Captain Marvin Renslow, piloting Colgan Air flight 3407, a Dash 8-Q400 twin-turboprop on approach to land […]

Tests Reveal ‘Violent’ Hazard of New Batteries to Fire

Sunday, February 7, 2010 — David Evans

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Lithium batteries react violently when exposed to a nearby fire. Therefore, manufacturers must carefully evaluate their use in new aircraft, where such batteries may be located throughout the fuselage. This is the central message in a new report. Recall that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently published rules regarding the transport of […]

Accidents & Incidents 01.01.10 – 01.10.10

Sunday, February 7, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 1 January.

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