AINsafety » March 26, 2012

March 29, 2012 - 5:26pm
A380 flights cut short due to mechanical problems

The Airbus A380 has had its share of problems both before and since deliveries began in late 2007. On the same day last week, Tuesday, two airlines suffered flight-terminating mechanical problems with the world’s largest passenger airliner.

March 26, 2012 - 4:00pm
Predator 7

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could soon be coming to civil airspace near you and the FAA wants to know what you think. The safety considerations of mixing piloted aircraft in NextGen airspace with those flown by people on the ground or even totally by computer are a serious concern for most aviators.

March 23, 2012 - 12:14pm

The FAA has received reports from Eurocontrol, Airservices Australia and Nav Canada that the mode-S transponders of some U.S.-registered aircraft transmit a FLT ID that does not correlate to the aircraft identification indicated on the flight plan. This could lead to aircraft being misidentified.

March 23, 2012 - 12:12pm

The pace of change to air traffic management needs to accelerate, according to a paper released jointly

March 23, 2012 - 12:05pm
Flight Safety Foundation CEO Bill Voss

The 1,500-hour flight-time requirement for new pilots needs modification, despite the good work that produced HR 5900, the Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010 in which the revised requirement is included.

March 23, 2012 - 11:56am

The FAA published a new AD on March 21st for the Cessna Citation 560XL. The AD was prompted by reports of jammed or stiff rudder actuation after water froze on the rudder bias cables and pulleys in the tail cone at high altitude.

March 23, 2012 - 11:46am
Airspace changes to improve efficiency and safety

NextGen’s Performance Based Navigation (PBN) is at the heart of new airspace designs for Northern California. The new routes will improve the flow of air traffic into and out of San Francisco International, San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland.

March 23, 2012 - 11:23am
Coming to airspace near you?

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could soon be coming to civil airspace near you, and the FAA wants to know what you think. The safety considerations of mixing piloted aircraft in NextGen airspace with those flown by people on the ground or even totally by computer are serious concerns for most aviators.

March 23, 2012 - 11:15am
Cabin safety is seldom discussed with bizav passengers

Scott Arnold tells business aviation pilots they must learn to step outside their comfort zone and talk to their boss about issues related to passenger safety. Arnold, a member of NBAA’s Flight Attendant Committee, led a portion of a recent NBAA webinar focused on teaching cabin safety to corporate passengers.

March 23, 2012 - 11:07am

Despite a current mission that calls for preventing terrorism and enhancing security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proceeding with plans to cut funding in half—from $25.1 million to $12.5 million—for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program.

 

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