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Archive | November, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 10.17.10 – 10.23.10

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for 17-23 October.

Code-Sharing and Passing the Buck on Safety

Monday, November 8, 2010 — David Evans

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Code-Sharing and Passing the Buck on Safety

To best understand airline code-sharing and the safety implications, consider an imaginary illustration using toothpaste. One can purchase a name brand, such as Colgate Toothpaste produced by Colgate-Palmolive or one can purchase another brand, which looks like the name brand, such as Colgate Paste. There is a disclaimer in small letters on the tube which […]

A380 Engine Explosion Raises Question About Tolerance of Uncontained Failure

Friday, November 5, 2010 — David Evans

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A380 Engine Explosion Raises Question About Tolerance of Uncontained Failure

A Qantas A380 with 459 people on board made an emergency return to land at Singapore 4 November after experiencing a massive engine explosion. Qantas and Singapore Airlines have grounded the huge four-engine double-decker until more is known about what happened to the Rolls Royce Trent 900 series engines. Air France, Lufthansa and Emirates will […]

Time to Reverse the FAA’s Priorities

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — David Evans

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Time to Reverse the FAA’s Priorities

Congressman John Mica (R-FL) is a master at avoiding obvious issues. Mica stands poised to inherit the chairmanship of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He’s been the ranking member under Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN), who failed re-election. Mica was quick to issue a press release regarding the next, 112th Congress, which said in part: “If […]

Accidents & Incidents 10.10.10 – 10.16.10

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the second week in October 2010.

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