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Archive | November, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 11.01.10 – 11.13.10

Monday, November 29, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for 1-13 November.

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Sunday, November 21, 2010 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

From the obvious to the belated to the inexplicably absent, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to demonstrate a surprising capacity for bureaucratic ineptitude. On 8 October the FAA issued a non-mandatory letter regarding the transport of shipments of lithium batteries, which have caused more than one fire on aircraft. An outright ban of such […]

Resourceful Pilots Narrowly Avoided A380 Disaster

Thursday, November 18, 2010 — David Evans

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Resourceful Pilots Narrowly Avoided A380 Disaster

The engine explosion on the Qantas A380 on 4 November did more damage than first thought and the cockpit crew had multiple systems fail that grievously compromised safety. The aircraft itself may be out of service for months for replacement of the entire left wing, where the exploded engine was mounted. (See Aviation Safety Journal, […]

Accidents & Incidents 10.24.10 – 10.31.10

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 10.24.10 – 10.31.10

Accidents and incidents for the last week in October.

Why Airplanes Are Vulnerable: The FAA Allows It

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 — David Evans

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Why Airplanes Are Vulnerable: The FAA Allows It

Reports of smoke filling the cabin of Boeing’s new B787 Dreamliner on a test flight, forcing an emergency landing and deployment of the inflatable slides to speed evacuation, raise a pertinent question: is the flying public going to be as vulnerable in the next 40 years as it has been in the past to smoke […]

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