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The Case for Deployable Recorders

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — David Evans

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Some avionics companies are touting the case for telemetry of flight and cockpit voice recorder data to get around the problem of unrecoverable “black boxes.” (See Aviation Safety Journal, “Instead of ‘Black Box’ Recording of Critical Flight Data, Transit the Information Real-Time”) Jim Hall, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), is skeptical […]

Instead of ‘Black Box’ Recording of Critical Flight Data, Transmit the Information Real-Time

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — David Evans

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Instead of ‘Black Box’ Recording of Critical Flight Data, Transmit the Information Real-Time

For the fourth time since the jetliner’s 2009 crash into the ocean, an effort is being mounted to find the “black box.” The fact that investigators still want to read the recordings shows just how vital a role these data play in accident investigation. And this latest attempt to locate the crashproof case, long after […]

Safety Recommendations Fall Short

Friday, February 4, 2011 — David Evans

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Safety Recommendations Fall Short

For the pretense of progress, look no further than the recommendations submitted by an advisory committee and breathlessly endorsed by the Secretary of Transportation. Really, we could eliminate the committee and save tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of taxpayer dollars. On 9 December 2010 the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) presented […]

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Ice in pitot tubes and angle of attack sensors can be as threatening to continued safe flight as ice on the wings, as elucidated by recent FAA actions. Protections against frozen water seem decidedly lax given the deadly threat. _________________________ 25 January 2011                   FAA FR Doc No. 2011-1226          Docket No. FF-2011-0029 AD 2011-02-09 Final Rule, […]

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