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Sen. Stevens Crash Underscores Dismal General Aviation Safety Record

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 — David Evans

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Sen. Stevens Crash Underscores Dismal General Aviation Safety Record

The 10 August plane crash in the wilds of Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AL) is the latest in a long line of crashes that have killed politicians. Not that politicians as a group engage in risky behavior, but they do tend to fly more than the average Joe. As a result, the […]

Over Controlling the Rudder Still Possible After 2001 Crash

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 — David Evans

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Over Controlling the Rudder Still Possible After 2001 Crash

The smoldering wreckage in Belle Harbor, a residential area in New York City, casts a shadow to this day. The tailfin of an Airbus A300-600, operated as Flight 587 by American Airlines, separated in flight, causing the pilots to lose control. The separated tailfin fell into the adjacent waters and the plane plummeted into the […]

Fiery Cargo Crash Underscores Continuing & Unnecessary Vulnerability

Friday, August 6, 2010 — David Evans

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Fiery Cargo Crash Underscores Continuing & Unnecessary Vulnerability

The recent crash of a Lufthansa air cargo jet once again points out the vulnerability of all cargo aircraft to fire on the main deck. There is technology available to suppress such fires, but it has not been mandated by regulatory authorities. Aircrews are left with nothing more than a couple hand held fire extinguishers, […]

Ultimate Deadline for Halon Replacement Strains Credulity

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 — David Evans

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Ultimate Deadline for Halon Replacement Strains Credulity

The notion of allowing airlines 30 years to install improved fire fighting technology is ludicrous. That generous grace period is proposed by the European Union while various alternatives to the present environmentally hazardous fire fighting chemical are already available. A five-year grace period seems more than enough to handle the transition. The European Commission is […]

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