AINsafety » April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 - 5:15pm
Pakistan crash

Pakistani domestic air carriers face increased scrutiny from civil aviation officials following the fatal accident of a Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 (Flight B4-231) on April 20. But some critics say this oversight is too little and too late.

April 30, 2012 - 4:40pm

Delta Flight 1063’s bird-strike-induced emergency at New York’s JFK airport last week, as well as US Airways Flight 1549’s splashdown in the same city’s Hudson River in 2009 after both engines flamed out due to bird ingestion, quickly became high-profile stories.

April 30, 2012 - 4:35pm
Washington, D.C.

Two federal watchdogs told a congressional panel on April 25 that the FAA has improved its ability to collect aviation safety data, but lacks the analysis needed to enhance the safety of air traffic operations.

April 30, 2012 - 4:30pm
Airbus Captain Jacques Drappier - photo by David Malley, Halldale Media

Robert Barnes, president of the International Association of Flight Training Professionals and a frequent presenter at the World Aviation Training Conference (WATS) alerted AIN to an important presentation on aircraft handling at the WATS event in Orlando last week (while AINSafety

April 30, 2012 - 4:25pm

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) reported last week that Harrington Bishop, a former FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, was sentenced on April 18 in U.S. District Court, for accepting illegal gratuities.

April 30, 2012 - 4:20pm

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that U.S.civil aviation accidents showed a slight uptick in 2011 over 2010. For a second year in a row, there were no Part 121 accidents. Part 135 on-demand charters did reveal a marked increase, however.

April 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

An unnamed Greek aircraft maintenance engineer received a 10-year prison sentence this week from an Athens court for allegedly not resetting a cockpit switch following maintenance work on a Helios Airways Boeing 737‐300 done in 2005.

April 30, 2012 - 4:10pm
Learjet Model 60

Prompted by two incidents of mis-routed fire extinguisher wires, the FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive [AD 2012-08-16] for several Learjet 60 models.The AD requires the inspection of electrical leads routed to the fire extinguishing containers for proper identification and to ensure the electrical leads are connected to the correct squibs.

April 30, 2012 - 4:05pm

FAA approval’s of the Alexandria Va.-based Air Charter Safety Foundation as an Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) manager last week set the stagefor a demonstration of the foundation’s new reporting system for on-demand charter operators.

April 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Dutch government has decided no charges will be brought against Turkish Airlines in the 2009 accident of a Boeing 737-800 on approach to the Netherlands Schiphol Airport, which claimed the lives of nine people and injured 84 more.

 

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