AINsafety » May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012 - 4:45pm
Reno Air Race Association's blue-ribbon panel provided 15 recommendations to improve safety.

In its final report of its review of the Reno Air Race Association (RARA) and the National Air Championship Races, the blue ribbon review panel formed by the RARA recognized that the element of safety is “contextually different” than typically encountered at some other aviation events and offered 15 recommendations to improve safety.

May 28, 2012 - 4:40pm

In an editorial a few weeks ago, The Washington Post, took the FAA and the DOT to task over reports that indicated neither organization was paying close enough attention to the allegations they ha

May 28, 2012 - 4:35pm

According to a note on the U.S. State Department’s website, “Since 2005, the Venezuela government has not permitted the U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to assess the safety and security standards of Venezuelan airports that provide direct service to the United States, as required by the U.S. Congress.

May 28, 2012 - 4:30pm

Because safety is a never-ending quest, a safety management system (SMS) often calls for a cultural change. And changes take time. But just hearing the SMS acronym is enough to make many industry folks roll their eyes and sigh, thinking surely safety management systems must be working by now.

May 28, 2012 - 4:25pm

A number of western New York Congressional legislators are worried the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will soften the FAR Part 121 pilot experience requirements that evolved from the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 while on approach to Buffalo, N.Y., in February 2009.

May 28, 2012 - 4:20pm

The pilot of US Airways Flight 4321 from Elmira Corning Airport [ELM] Airport reported sighting a flare off the right wing of the regional jet while on approach to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) last Tuesday and said the flare came within 50 feet of the aircraft.

May 28, 2012 - 4:15pm

The FAA issued a second Emergency Airworthiness Directive [2012-10-53] for the Eurocopter EC135 on May 18. This EAD supercedes the earlier EAD [2012-10-51] for an inspection of the main rotor hub shaft flange for cracks.

May 28, 2012 - 4:10pm

Four companies received the Safety of Flight Award at EBACE 2012 in Geneva, earlier this month.

DC Aviation, TAG Aviation and PrivatAir won the platinum award for achieving at least 50 years, or 100,000 hours of safe flying. VistaJet received the silver award for 30 years, or 60,000 hours, of accident-free flying.

May 28, 2012 - 4:05pm

The FAA is proposing a $395,850 civil penalty against US Airways, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

May 28, 2012 - 4:00pm

The FAA opened a number of Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) documents for comments from the public last week. The aircraft included are the Pilatus PC-12, Boeing 777 and Airbus A330.

 

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